‘Sustaining Islands’ – ‘The Island Reader’ 15th  Annual Edition Available Now

‘Sustaining Islands’ – ‘The Island Reader’ 15th Annual Edition Available Now

Front cover of The Island Reader 2021 with a photograph from by book by Islesford’s Pat Mocarsky.

Celebrating poetry, prose, photography, and art, 2021 marks 15 years Maine islanders have shared their creativity and creative voice through the pages of The Island Reader. Sustaining Islands, this year’s theme, highlights islanders’ excellence as stewards of island resources and place.

We invite you to join us on island as you stroll through the pages of the 15th Anniversary The Island Reader. Enjoy!!!

The Island Reader is available free of charge. Please consider a donation when ordering your copy. Your gift will directly help the Mission Outreach program.

The Island Reader is available as a hard copy or in PDF format. Read or download your copy here.

High Vaccination Rates on Islands

High Vaccination Rates on Islands

Our Community
Originally published in Castine Patriot, May 27, 2021
High vaccination rates on islands, peninsula
by Leslie Landrigan

At least 70 percent of local town residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except for Castine, according to the Maine Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Across the state, the CDC estimates 59.45 percent of Maine residents have had at least one shot.

Isle au Haut tops the chart with 98.99 percent of the population vaccinated. Maine Seacoast Mission brought the vaccine to the island by the Sunbeam.

Full report

Hannaford Selects Mission as Benefiting Non-Profit in Fight Hunger Bag Program

Hannaford Selects Mission as Benefiting Non-Profit in Fight Hunger Bag Program

Maine Seacoast Mission Food Pantry has been selected by local Hannaford store leadership as the benefiting non-profit in the Fight Hunger Bag Program!

For the month of July 2021, Maine Seacoast Mission Food Pantry will receive a $1 donation from each purchase of the $2.50 reusable Fight Hunger Bag at the Hannaford store located at 86 Cottage Street, Bar Harbor ME.

In this time of uncertainty due to COVID-19, supporting local non-profits has never been more important. We welcome you to promote the program as much or as little as you feel comfortable in your unique situation.

Best,

Kim Monaco
Program Manager

Thank you Thursday for WK Construction and Sons

Thank you Thursday for WK Construction and Sons

It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to Trey Shaw and WK Construction & Sons of Addison, ME.

Trey and his crew have done an amazing job on the renovation of the Mission EdGE Center and now on the exterior of the Community Services Program Center (food pantry),” said Downeast Campus Facilities and Housing Rehabilitation Manager Scott Shaw. “Trey has been very particular and conscientious about all the work he and his crew do to make sure the buildings are getting the makeover they deserve. They have been very accommodating, working around the hours the food pantry serves clients. Trey even offered up his crew to assist with a food order from Good Shepherd Food Bank,” said Scott Shaw.

In 2018 WK Construction’s lull lift enabled Housing Rehabilitation Program volunteers to complete, on time, the final phase of the Mission’s Weald Bethel Community Center. Two years later, WK Construction came to the rescue when the Mission and other organizations were placing on its foundation a tiny house specially designed and built for a military veteran with a disability.

“Once the tiny house was delivered and placed, WK Construction’s lull lift donation saved the crews so much work getting the overhangs and roofing complete. Trey Shaw from WK Construction & Sons were life savers. I can’t say enough about Trey and his crew. They do quality work. They are very knowledgeable and a pleasure to work with,” said Shaw.

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