CHERRYFIELD, ME — Downeast Campus Facilities and Housing Rehabilitation Manager Scott Shaw sends exciting news of one of the Mission’s best loved, most often used, buildings.
“Here are pics of the original Weald Bethel Chapel part of the current Weald Bethel Community Center getting a new roof. The other Community Center sections are new. This new roof assures the structure is sound for many years to come,” writes Scott Shaw.
Learn more about the Weald Bethel Community Center.
It’s Thank you Thursday. Today’s shout out of Mission love goes to Isle au Haut ferry Captain Mike Moffett.
Sunbeam Captain Mike Johnson explains, “The ferry is a lifeline for any island. The Isle au Haut ferry carries passengers and freight from its home port in Stonington to the public landing in the Isle au Haut thoroughfare.
“One of the captains is Mike Moffett,” continues Capt. Johnson. “Mike is superb at the wheel, and is quick with a smile for those around him. As a fellow user of the landing, the Sunbeam works carefully with the ferry service to coordinate use of the facility. Mike is easy to work with, and we share a mutual respect of both organizations.
“Mike has also been seen aboard the Sunbeam as a fill-in first mate. His skills are equally impressive on our ship where he stands watch and mingles with our friends on the islands with a comfortable familiarity,” said Johnson.
NOTE: Mission Service Program Director Wendy Harrington said of this project: “The students/teachers purchased food at Walmart and brought it to the pantry. They worked with the pantry manager to identify items that were most needed.”
News Provided By Maine Department of Education June 18, 2021, 17:03 GMT
Maine FFA Association, representing nearly 400 students grades 7-12 enrolled in courses related to agriculture and natural resources, recently completed a valuable statewide community project addressing issues of homelessness and food insecurity in Maine. Four target areas, associated with nearby FFA chapters, were identified: Bangor (partnering with the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter), Waterville (partnering with the Mid-Maine Homeless Shelter), Cherryfield (partnering with Maine Seacoast Mission Food Pantry), and Presque Isle (partnering with the Aroostook County Action Program, the Sister Mary O’Donnell Homeless Shelter, Dahlgren Skidgel Farm of Hope in Caribou, Perham Food Cupboard and Washburn Food Pantry).
The goals of the project included purchasing materials to support the shelters and food pantry, sorting, packaging and distributing materials as well as learning more about the challenges and resources available to address homelessness and food insecurity. Highlights of the educational component of the project included FFA members at Narraguagus High School learning more about the services and volunteer needs of the food pantry in Cherryfield….
CHERRYFIELD, ME — Here is the second group of EdGE Site Coordinator Everett Carroll’s many insightful photos of EdGE students at Harrington Elementary.
Everett said the end of the year at Harrington Elementary EdGE finished strong. Youth participated in physical activities, worked with Discovery Museum science experiment kits, made stories with petroglyphs, painted their nails on Spa Day, created Army Man Launchers, baked creative dragon eyes, made milkshakes, and cooked. On the final day the “wonderful year,” the students had a pizza party.
CHERRYFIELD, ME — Here is the first group of EdGE Site Coordinator Everett Carroll’s many insightful photos of EdGE students at Harrington Elementary.
Everett said, “The end of the year at Harrington Elementary EdGE finished strong! Youth participated in many physical activities and also worked with science experiments kits provided by the Discovery Museum. Other activities included making their own stories with petroglyphs, painting their nails in Spa Day, creating their own Army Man Launchers, baking off their very creative dragon eyes, making their own milkshakes, cooking, and a pizza party on the final day of program. It was a wonderful year,” said Everett.