Bar Harbor, ME — Earlier this year the Maine Arts Commission, as part of its Art in the Capitol program at the Maine State House, showcased MDI resident Howie Motenko‘s photography exhibit “Painting Islands: Uniting Community with Art.”
If you missed it, be of good cheer. “Painting Islands: Uniting Community with Art” is on display at Maine Seacoast Mission’s Colket Center in Bar Harbor July 1 through August 31.
Mission Director of Island Outeach Douglas Corman reminds us the Island Outreach program “is taking the [‘Painting Islands”] photographs around to the fifteen participating islands.” We will let you know the times and places of Howie Motenko’s photo exhibits on the islands as we get them.
Finally, the Mission is celebrating Howie Motenko’s photography exhibition with an Artist’s Opening Reception, at the Colket Center, on Thursday, July 6, 2017 from 5-7 pm.
For more information call or email Anna Silver 288-5097.
Cherryfield, ME — The Mission’s June 6 Facebook post opened with: ‘Guitar Lost in House Fire, Seeking Replacement.’ Marilyn Nickson, Downeast Campus Community Coordinator, wondered if someone had “a guitar out there in good condition that might find a home” with an 80-year old woman who “lost everything some time ago in a house fire,” including her “prize possession” guitar.
Well, an secret angel with a guitar and a kind heart had a guitar for the woman we now know is Nancy.
Marilyn Nickson reconnected with Nancy a few days ago. “She was so happy! She’s been playing [guitar] since she was 15, she tells me. She wanted to thank the donor,” Marilyn said in an email accompanying this photo.
Thank you, as well, on behalf of Maine Seacoast Mission.
“I think that it was a routine maintenance stop. They lowered a bunch of stuff in a basket and then a crew went in the lighthouse. I can’t believe that they were able to get the chopper on that ledge. It is only as big as you see in the picture. The helicopter is from Sandwich, MA.” (Photo and report by Sunbeam V Captain Michael Johnson, June 8, 2017)
Saddleback Ledge Light is a lighthouse on Saddleback Ledge, an islet lying between Isle au Haut and Vinalhaven, Maine, in the middle of the southeastern entrance to Penobscot Bay.
Cherryfield, ME — Interested in being part of a research discussion about smoking and health? If so, please see the flyer for details. Group members will receive a $40 Hannaford gift card and a $10 Irving Gas card. Read the flyer here and call today to see if you qualify!
Cherryfield, ME — From Mission Downeast Campus Director Wendy Harrington:
“I’ve attached a flyer about a community forum organized by Maine Equal Justice Partners. The Mission is a partnering organization. I’ve been working with a team from MEJP, and agencies in Washington and Hancock County, to make this forum happen. I’m excited about it.”
Bar Harbor, ME — “We had a great visit today from some of the “Pilgrim Daughters” of the Lincoln Congregational Church. Donna R. Hanscom presented part of their annual donation of gift items for our Christmas Program. Donna is on the right and Pastor Josh is in the back. (From David Snyder, Mission reception/clerical associate)