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Davis Maine Scholars Visit Partner Colleges

Photos and story by Davis Maine Scholarship Director Christina Griffith. NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME – The Mission’s first Davis Maine Scholar cohort just returned from a 660 mile, four-day road-trip to visit Wheaton College, Clark University, and University of New England in Massachusetts and Southern Maine. The cohort’s six scholars traveled with two mentors: Davis Maine…

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Mission Tennis Tournament Brings Innovative Programs to Downeast Students

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME – The Mission’s 17th Annual Tennis Tournament to benefit EdGE is Saturday, Sept. 25, at The Causeway Club, Southwest Harbor, ME. Money raised thanks to this event’s sponsors and participants helps fund the Mission’s innovative EdGE after-school, summer, and in-school programs for hundreds of children along the Downeast coast. EdGE is designed…

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EdGE Hiring After-School Programs Staff

CHERRYFIELD, ME — EdGE Maine Seacoast Mission is looking for part-time staff for its after-school programs. There are openings at multiple after-school sites including Rose M. Gaffney Elementary, Harrington Elementary, and Jonesport Elementary. For more information please go to https://www.seacoastmission.org/who-we-are/jobs/

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EdGE After-School Registration Open for 2021-22

CHERRYFIELD, ME — EdGE after-school registration is open for the 2021-2022 school year! For more information and to register online, please go to https://www.seacoastmission.org/edge-afterschool/. If you have questions or need help registering, please call the EdGE office at 207-546-4466. Learn more.

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WPost Cites Mission in Telehealth Report

www.washingtonpost.comNationalPatients and doctors who embraced telehealth during the pandemic fear it will become harder to access By Frances Stead SellersSeptember 10, 2021 at 11:53 p.m. EDT The most remote island communities have long relied on the nonprofit Maine Seacoast Mission to show up in its 75-foot steel-hulled floating clinic, the Sunbeam V. The mission’s nurse, Sharon…

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Walgreens Presents – In Our Words

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME – We invite you to watch this video portrait of the Mission medical team’s Covid vaccination work on remote Maine islands earlier this year. This video is part of a Walgreens public service announcement series depicting Covid-19 responses in different parts of the nation. This story features Island Health Services Director Sharon…

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People & Places – Isaac Marnik

CHERRYFIELD, ME – I joined the Mission in 2005 as a Site Coordinator for the EdGE Program, worked until 2008 when I pursued other adventures, before returning to the Mission in 2011. I have worked here since. Currently I am Director of the EdGE Program. The strength of the relationships and connections the Mission makes…

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Profoundness of Sunbeam Funerals

In 2016, when I was first introduced to the Sunbeam, Island Outreach Director and Chaplain Douglas Cornman, the only crew member aboard, gave me a tour of the boat. I remember walking from the wheelhouse onto the top deck. Douglas explained to me that the two white cylindrical hard-shell cases affixed to the roof held…

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Apples for Frenchboro’s Teacher

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME – This photo from Jillian, taken in the Sunbeam salon, is “a picture of Laura Venger, teacher at the K-8 Frenchboro School on Frenchboro island. She is delighted to receive a bag of apples from Island Outreach Director Douglas Cornman for a school project.” As an aside, it’s nice to see the…

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DETOP – Fresh Food, Piano, and Dish Angels

Photos and Story by Jillian CHERRYFIELD, ME – Oh boy, what a fresh, delectable meal we had Sunday at our beloved Downeast Table of Plenty. Zabet, Morgan and Matt fed us in style. The supper had Latin leanings. Everyone raved about it while eating. Most of the produce was donated from Folklore Farm and their…

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