DETOP: Everyone Loved the Squash Soup, Roasted Beets, and Purple Slaw

DETOP: Everyone Loved the Squash Soup, Roasted Beets, and Purple Slaw

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Another thank you to ‘Sunbeam V’ Steward Jillian for shooting and sharing this photo of “our community supper dish crew” from last Sunday’s Downeast Table of Plenty (DETOP).

“Everyone loved the squash soup, roasted beets and beautiful vibrant purple slaw grown by Geri. She hooked us up with bounty from her root cellar,” Jillian reports.

The Weald Bethel Community Center at the Mission’s Downeast Campus, Cherryfield, ME holds a DETOP community supper every Sunday. During winter months, harsh weather may cause a DETOP cancellation, but such cancellations are R-A-R-E and posted on the Downeast Campus Facebook page.

You learn more about DETOP online here, or you can experience it yourself Sunday.

Mission Scholarship Alumni Conducts Nerve Regeneration Research at UMaine

Mission Scholarship Alumni Conducts Nerve Regeneration Research at UMaine

UMaine GSBSE doctoral student Nicklaus Carter works on innovative research that could provide a solution to peripheral nerve regeneration with the use of nanocellulose materials. (Photo courtesy UMaine.)

BAR HARBOR, ME — Terri Rodick spotted this good news about former Mission scholarship alumni Nicklaus Carter. Mr. Carter was awarded Mission Scholarships 2011 – 2015. Today he is a doctoral student in University of Maine’s Graduate School of Biomedical Science, “turning forest biproduct into innovative medical research.”

“Carter has found that conduit-treated peripheral nerve injuries regenerated nearly four times faster than those not treated. He hopes his findings will advance future peripheral nerve regeneration,” said UMaine Media Contact Christel Peters.

Learn more about Mission Scholarship recipient Nicklaus Carter’s nanocellulose research.

Learn more about Mission Scholarships. Applications for 2019 now available.

AmeriCorps VISTA in Maine: Nancy Neu

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Director of Service Programs Wendy Harrington writes, “Videographer Galen Koch made a short video of Nancy Neu and her VISTA work with the Mission. We finally received the okay to post it publicly and Nancy would like to see it posted on the Facebook page.

Nancy Neu’s VISTA video profile includes this paragraph:

Meet Nancy Neu, an AmeriCorps VISTA serving in Cherryfield, Maine with the Maine Seacoast Mission. The Maine Seacoast Mission has been working in Downeast Maine for over 116 years. In 2017, their food pantry and meal programs for children and seniors provided 187,936 meals in Washington County. With only 3 ? full time staff members, these Maine Seacoast Mission hunger prevention programs rely on volunteers and an AmeriCorps VISTA.

Learn more about the Mission food programs.

Mission Scholarship Recipient Publishes Art Photography Book

Mission Scholarship Recipient Publishes Art Photography Book

The cover of Mission Scholarship alumni Emma Ressel’s new art photography book, Olives in the Street.

BAR HARBOR, ME — Maine Seacoast Mission Scholarships Program Manager Terri Rodick sends this link to Emma Ressel’s art photography book, reminding us, “Emma is one of our scholarship alumni. She received a scholarship all four years 2012-13,14,15. She graduated Mount Desert Island high school.”
Emma Ressel (b. Bar Harbor, Maine, 1994) is a fine-art photographer who creates surreal still life photographs of food. Her photographs are surprising compositions that do away with pure aesthetic pleasure and are unafraid to depict rot, nonsensical combinations of ingredients, and a vague, undefined story. Ressel recently had a solo show at Woods Gallery at Bard College, and her work has been exhibited in numerous group shows in galleries including Artemis Gallery in Northeast Harbor, Maine.

Ressel’s work is in the permanent collection of the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Applications and Re-applications for the Mission 2019 Scholarship Program are available now. Click here.

Mission ‘Open Mic’ Gaining Momentum – and Cribbage Players

Mission ‘Open Mic’ Gaining Momentum – and Cribbage Players

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Thank you to Downeast Campus Facilities Manager Scott Shaw for these photos taken at the Campus’s Weald Bethel Community Center on a recent Open Mic night. “The Open Mic has been gaining momentum and has quite the eclectic group of musicians attending,” said Scott Shaw. ”Everything from Spoken word, to Sea Shanty’s to some good old Rock and Roll.

The event has also brought out a contingency of cribbage players (shown here in one photo) to kick those cabin fever blues and listen to some live music!

Musician’s are encouraged to bring their instruments to the Weald Bethel Community Center Open Mic nights every Wednesday, 6-8 pm.

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