Rain or Shine, Housing Rehabilitation Volunteers Get it Done

Rain or Shine, Housing Rehabilitation Volunteers Get it Done

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Lee Watrous and his construction wizards from Connecticut were instrumental in bringing the Mission’s new Weald Bethel Community Center to completion. Their volunteering and their skills are truly invaluable.

This photo, taken today in Downeast Maine, is of Lee Watrous’s crew not letting something like a steady rainfall keep them from making another family’s home safe and warm.

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EdGE Summer Campers Head Out Aboard the “Sunbeam”

EdGE Summer Campers Head Out Aboard the “Sunbeam”

Photo courtesy Sharon Daley

NORTHEAST HARBOR, ME — The Sunbeam bow is loaded with backpacks from a dozen EdGE summer camp kids for a few days trip experiencing Maine islands. Island Outreach Director Douglas Cornman said U.S. Park Rangers on Isle au Haut are “really excited” about the EdGE kids’ visit, and the Rangers put together “a whole program” for them.

Matinicus Island, said Director Cornman, is looking forward to help with island clean up at designated areas.

Also, the Sunbeam trip gives EdGE kids a chance to get to know the entire Sunbeam crew — Captain Michael Johnson, Engineer Storey King, Island Health Director Sharon Daley, and Steward Jillian — and to watch the crew in action.

Learn more about EdGE Summer Camps

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Farmers Market Artist Volunteers at Mission Downeast Campus

Farmers Market Artist Volunteers at Mission Downeast Campus

Photo courtesy Nicole DeBarber’s Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/Nicole-Debarber-Art-244822592361769/

 

www.pressherald.com — July 22, 2018
Nicole DeBarber’s illustrations personalize map of Maine farmers’ markets
The Steuben artist’s showcase of 20 Maine farmers markets will be displayed in Machias starting in late August.
By Mary Pols — Staff Writer

Nicole DeBarber continues to volunteer at the Beehive and works with a local group, the Maine Seacoast Mission’s Down East Campus in Cherryfield. According to its website, the Down East food programs served 187,000 meals last year, many of them using local ingredients (pizza is a favorite). The population being served “probably looks really different than what you are used to thinking about.” Such as? A lot of homesteaders who live without electricity or running water and are looking for a hot meal and a sense of community.

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Maine Mission Boat In Need of Repairs

Maine Mission Boat In Need of Repairs

Sunbeam V's new dock in Northeast Harbor, ME

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Maine Mission Boat In Need of Repairs
By A.J. Higgins • Jul 21, 2018

“In boat years, the Sunbeam is 23 and that makes her middle-aged,” says Maine Seacoast Mission president, Scott Planting.

“So we were making a decision at this place in her life. Do we refit the boat or do we replace the boat? And after a pretty extensive survey of the boat, we made the decision to do a major overhaul.”

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Great Feedback from Hospice Regatta Race-Viewing Party on Sunbeam

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All are winners at the Hospice Regatta
July 18, 2018 by Stephen Rappaport on News, Waterfront

MOUNT DESERT — The 22nd annual Hospice Regatta saw three days of intense racing last weekend and while only one boat could finish first in each event, everyone came away winners.

Despite, or perhaps as a result of the new schedule, “we received great feedback from guests who joined our race-viewing party on the Maine Seacoast Mission’s Sunbeam and the Rendezvous after-party,” held Saturday at the former Morris Yachts boatyard in Northeast Harbor. Full story