Kids’ Hunter Safety Course at the EdGE Building, March 2-7, 2020

Kids’ Hunter Safety Course at the EdGE Building, March 2-7, 2020

EdGE Building, Downeast Campus, Cherryfield, ME

CHERRYFIELD, ME — I wanted to let everyone know about the Hunter Safety Course that will be happening at the EdGE Building next week.

The course will be taught by EdGE employee Matt Cole. Matt is a certified hunter safety instructor. Ten students, over the age of 10, with parent permission from Cherryfield Elementary, are attending. This course will take place entirely within the EdGE building.

When shells are present, they will be empty with contain no gunpowder. The trainer firearms present are created specifically for Hunter Training courses and cannot be discharged. The shells and trainer firearms are bright orange and will be out only when the training relates to them.

The Hunter Safety Course dates and times at the EdGE Building are:

  • Monday, March 2nd 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Tuesday, March 3rd 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Wednesday, March 4th 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Thursday, March 5th 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Friday, March 6th 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
  • Saturday March 7th 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

There will be signs around the entrances of the EdGE building notifying passerby’s that a Hunter Safety Course is taking place during these course times.

If there are any questions, please reach out to me.

Thank you,

Isaac Marnik
EdGE Interim Director
Maine Seacoast Mission
207-546-4466

A February 2020 Birds-Eye View of the ‘Sunbeam’

A February 2020 Birds-Eye View of the ‘Sunbeam’

BELFAST, ME — Mission Communications Associate Hunter Billings was at Front Street Shipyard, Belfast, ME with Sunbeam Captain Mike Johnson. The two men went on a Sunbeam “walk through,” with Mike Johnson narrating current aspects of the boat’s routine major refit, while Hunter caught it all on video and digital photographs.

Their goal? To produce a third Sunbeam video update for the public, and to have on hand, up-to-date photos of Johnson and the boat. This photo shows Capt. Johnson just outside the Sunbeam pilot house. The Sunbeam itself is shown in various stages of refitting: places covered in plastic sheets, clear plastic fresh air tubes attached to the boat, scaffolding erected, wooden sawhorses and work tables are scattered on the deck.

Learn more about the Sunbeam.

Mission Box Truck Carries Years of Housing Rehab Volunteer Signatures

Mission Box Truck Carries Years of Housing Rehab Volunteer Signatures

Housing Rehabilitation Program Assistant Maurice Tenney with one of his remarkable truck walls of volunteer signatures.

CHERRYFIELD, ME — The Mission’s Housing Rehabilitation Program and its years old collection of Housing Rehab volunteers signatures is retiring.

“Unfortunately, our Housing Rehabilitation Program box truck has reached the end of its service,” said Housing Rehab Program Manager Scott Shaw.

“Our truck will take with it to the great rehab project in the sky, all of our Housing Rehab volunteer signatures starting in 2016. Maurice Tenney, the Housing Rehab Progrom Assistant came up with this wonderful idea many years ago. Hopefully this volunteer signature collecting tradition continues the with the box truck replacing her,” said Scott.

Learn more about the Mission’s Housing Rehabilitation Program.

Maine Seacoast Mission 2020 Scholarship Applications Now Available Online

Maine Seacoast Mission 2020 Scholarship Applications Now Available Online

Maine Seacoast Mission scholarship recipients.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 24, 2020

FOR MORE INFORMATION
Contact Scott K Fish, Communications and Marketing
[email protected] or 207-458-7185

Maine Seacoast Mission 2020 Scholarship Applications Now Available Online

BAR HARBOR, ME — Maine Seacoast Mission’s Scholarship Program 2020 Application and Re-Application are available now for downloading online. The deadline postmark for applying for a Mission scholarship is May 1, 2020.

Through its Scholarship Program, the Mission helps recent high school graduates and adults, from Maine’s offshore islands and Downeast communities, continue their educations and achieve their dreams.

Since 1918, the Mission has awarded almost $3 million to 3,692 deserving students. Each year the Mission awards approximately 30 new scholarships based on student financial needs and academic promise. Scholarships can be renewed each year of a multi-year program, resulting in nearly 100 Mission scholarships in any given year.

Mission President John Zavodny said, “As the first member of my family to complete college, I am a big believer in the transformational power of education. Whether through college, online learning, technical schools, bridge programs, apprenticeships — the many effective ways for students of all ages to now continue their education are incredibly important. The Mission is grateful to have helped so many people reach their education goals over the last century and we are committed to continuing our support for many generations to come.”

In 2019 the Mission renewed 60 scholarships totaling $106,500, and awarded 28 new scholarships totaling $59,000.

“Act now to apply for one of the Mission’s amazing scholarships,” said Scholarships Program Director Terri Rodick. “We offer financial help and emotional support too. Don’t wait until it’s too late.”

Applications and Re-Applications are available here. Please send any questions to Scholarship Director Terri Rodick at [email protected].

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EdGE Kids, Cherryfield Academy, Mini-Golf – A February Break Tradition

EdGE Kids, Cherryfield Academy, Mini-Golf – A February Break Tradition

CHERRYFIELD, ME — It is a February break camp tradition EdGE kids look forward to every year: mini golfing at Cherryfield Academy! Community members design a different 18-hole course every year. EdGE kids have a blast voting for their top three choices and putting their way to lasting memories.

Learn more about all Maine Seacoast Mission’s EdGE programs and activities.