John Zavodny – Reflections on the Small Moments

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — As we work to tell the big picture story of the Mission’s Covid-19 vaccination effort, we also want to make sure to capture the small moments. These are the moments that will bring texture and life to this historic initiative now and as we remember them. Here are some of the…

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137 Outer Island Residents Get Shots

mdislander.comMarch 6, 2021 by Dick Broom on Health, News137 outer island residents get shots MOUNT DESERT — A total of 137 people – most of them over 65 – on Swan’s Island, the Cranberry Isles, Frenchboro and Isle au Haut were vaccinated against COVID-19 at the Maine Seacoast Mission’s vaccination clinics on the islands late…

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Shout Out for Swan’s Island Covid-19 Vaccination Clinic

SWAN’S ISLAND, ME — Mission President John Zavodny said in an 11:45 a.m. email that the vaccination clinic had so far seen 31 people, and were expecting a daily total of 58 people. “System’s working well. Folks are showing up early and are very excited and grateful to the Mission and to the Health Center…

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Jillian – Recollecting Terry

Recollecting Terry by Jillian I learned recently our friend Terry died. It wasn’t a surprise. He’s been shuffling around with an oxygen bottle for a while, struggling to catch his breath. It’s been a handful of tough winters for he and his wife Dottie. As Terry’s health diminished, friends and community helped with his firewood.…

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Thank you Thursday for DCP’s Mark Green

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to Mark Green, Executive Director of Downeast Community Partners (DCP). Mark has recently announced his upcoming retirement. Mission Housing Rehabilitation Manager Scott Shaw said, “When Mark Green started as Executive Director for DCP, we spoke about the Mission Housing Repair Program. He showed a…

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We Wish You a Mission Christmas and a Healthy New Year

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — It’s a moonlit and chilly December dark evening in Maine. Around four-thirty. There’s a heavy dusting of snow on the frozen ground. You’re in your wood fire warmed Downeast home wondering whether the ground is finally frozen so that now the snow will pile up until the February thaw. You’re also…

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Sunbeam Update – The Telemedicine Room

BELFAST, ME — This is Director of Island Health Services Sharon Daley’s office aboard the Sunbeam on August 17, the day the boat was returned to the water. The wide angle setting on the camera lens gives a fuller view of the different room perspectives nearing the end of the Sunbeam refit. Sharon’s office is…

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Thank you Thursday to Architect Jeri D.W. Spurling

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission Love goes to architect Jeri D.W. Spurling for gifting her services in designing the Downeast Maine Tiny House for a formerly homeless US military veteran with a disability. The Tiny House was placed on its foundation in Milbridge on August 3, 2020. Jeri Spurling was there…

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EdGE Summer Camp Kids Explore Art, Stories

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Thank you to EdGE Site Coordinator Don Parker for these photos of kids at this year’s EdGE Summer Art/Literacy Summer Camp. As EdGE Interim Director Isaac Marnik writes in his Summer Camp reflection: An Evelyn S. and K.E. Barrett Foundation grant provided books to all campers and students in the summer meals…

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EdGE Summer Camp Success

CHERRYFIELD, ME — It was a delight to welcome campers to the Downeast Campus in July for an action-packed summer experience. The sound of laughter was abundant as EdGE staff provided the first in person programming since schools closed in March. We offered four weeks of a modified version of summer camp that followed State…

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