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Downeast Table of Plenty: Share Satisfying Homecooked Meals, Sun., Oct 22

Please join us, Sunday, October 22, for our Downeast Table of Plenty. Would you care to host a DETOP meal? Thank you. Please go to the calendar website Sign Up and schedule your Sunday or contact Wendy Harrington.

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Each Sunday afternoon, 3:30-5:00 pm, at the Mission’s Downeast Table of Plenty, everyone is welcome to share satisfying, home-cooked meals.

People age two to ninety, from every segment of the community attend. Music, conversation, and laughter preside. Hunger and loneliness are nowhere in sight.

The Table of Plenty takes place in the EdGE building on our Downeast Campus every Sunday, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Meals are provided by volunteers.

If you would like to host a meal, you can go to the calendar website Sign Up and schedule your Sunday or contact Wendy Harrington.

Scholarship Recipient Studying International Business and Logistics

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Bar Harbor, ME — Mission Scholarship Manager Terri W. Rodick keeps in close touch with the students she’s come to know through our Scholarship Program. Terri has an open invitation for student scholarship recipients to share with Mission friends, their success stories and photos.

Scholarship recipient Emine Mutlu sent Terri photos of her time this past year traveling New England as an Irving Oil Brand Ambassador. “I was gone 5-6 days a week for 15 weeks traveling New England,” Ms. Mutlu said in an email.

Emine is an International Business and Logistics Undergraduate Student at Maine Maritime Academy. Asked about any big challenges or struggles for the school year, Emine said, “I find it hard to stay active and eat healthy because of my crazy work and school schedule. Also, I have to find an internship for this coming summer or else I don’t graduate next year. That is pretty daunting,” she said.

We’ve selected some of Emine’s photos to share with you.

Downeast Table of Plenty: No Hunger, No Loneliness, Sun., Oct 15

EdGE Building, Downeast Campus, Cherryfield, ME
Please join us, October 15, for Sunday’s Downeast Table of Plenty. Would you care to host a DETOP meal? Please go to the calendar website Sign Up and schedule your Sunday or contact Wendy Harrington.

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Each Sunday afternoon, 3:30-5:00 pm, at the Mission’s Downeast Table of Plenty, everyone is welcome to share satisfying, home-cooked meals.

People age two to ninety, from every segment of the community attend. Music, conversation, and laughter preside. Hunger and loneliness are nowhere in sight.

The Table of Plenty takes place in the EdGE building on our Downeast Campus every Sunday, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Meals are provided by volunteers.

If you would like to host a meal, you can go to the calendar website Sign Up and schedule your Sunday or contact Wendy Harrington.

Island Health Director Attends National Telemedicine Showcase

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BAR HARBOR, Me — Mission Director of Island Health Sharon Daley, RN took a few days, while the Sunbeam V is in dry dock, to attend the Third National Telemedicine and Telehealth Service Provider Showcase in Phoenix, AZ. The two full-day convention (Oct. 2-3), according to the event program, “focuses on building partnerships to bring high quality telemedicine- and telehealth-enabled medical speciality services directly into hospitals, clinics, private practices, and patient homes.”

Director Sharon Daley said, “To improve what we do, I wanted to see the newest technology, and what others are doing in the field. It is amazing what technology can and will do. Also, it’s gratifying to know the Mission is at the forefront with offering telemedicine.”

‘Very Successful Season’ for Housing Rehabilitation Program

CHERRYFIELD, Me — Mission Housing Rehabilitation Program Coordinator Scott Shaw recently outlined for President Scott Planting, and the Mission Board of Directors, a summary of the Program’s 2017 season.

Scott Shaw said this year’s “very successful season” involved 15 Volunteer Crews totaling 214 volunteers, who worked on 20 homes and three non-profit local community outreach facilities.

This was the first time the Mission offered online applications for Volunteer Crews, and also other online applications for people wanting help making their homes safe and warm.

Paper applications were also kept available for Volunteer Crews and potential customers.

The online application, “certainly was easier for the volunteer leaders,” said Mr. Shaw. “We received a few (online applications} from homeowners/clients,” but, as a group, this year they preferred the paper applications.

Here is a list of the homeowners and non-profits helped this season:

The 55 large projects completed were:

  • -Roofs 6
  • -Windows/Doors 8
  • -Skirting 6
  • -Handicap Ramps 5
  • -Paint 9
  • -Bathroom Rehab 1
  • -Siding 3
  • -Drywall 1
  • -Flooring 3
  • -Plumbing 3
  • -Electrical 4
  • -Stack Firewood 1
  • -Cleaned out attics and basements for weatherization 2
  • -Community Non-Profit projects 3

With completion of the Cherryfield Campus’s Weald Bethel Community Center expansion expected — to provide Volunteer Crews better living facilities during their stay in Maine — Scott Shaw said, “We have roughly 175 volunteers already booked for just three weeks in June 2018.”

Learn more about the Mission Housing Rehabilitation Program.

Downeast Table of Plenty: Homecooked Meals, Sun., Oct 8

Please join us, October 8, for this Sunday’s Downeast Table of Plenty. If you’d like to host a meal, please go to the calendar website Sign Up and schedule your Sunday or contact Wendy Harrington.

CHERRYFIELD, ME — Sunday afternoons, 3:30 – 5:00 p.m. at our Downeast Table of Plenty, everyone is welcome to share satisfying, home-cooked meals.

People age two to ninety, from every segment of the community attend. Music, conversation, and laughter preside. Hunger and loneliness are nowhere in sight.

The Table of Plenty takes place in the EdGE building on our Downeast Campus every Sunday, 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. Meals are provided by volunteers.

If you would like to host a meal, you can go to the calendar website Sign Up and schedule your Sunday or contact Wendy Harrington.

Captain’s Report: If Weather Holds, ‘Sunbeam V’ Should Relaunch Oct. 12

Sunbeam V Captain Michael Johnson sent these photos and update on the morning of September 29, 2017.

STONINGTON, ME — This is about the mid-way point for Sunbeam V dry dock. Take a look at the photos. The first photo shows one of several areas of rust under the flooring being repaired. The second is the replacement of the foggy pilot house window. The third is a random exterior shot. The fourth photo is the old leaking grey water tank being replaced. The fifth is Sunbeam V engineer Storey King’s dryer duct cleaning project — which was more extensive than expected. The final photo is the dismantled Sunbeam V hallway where the grey water tank is located.

Everything is going reasonably well with the exception of more extensive rust found on the hull under the grey water tank. That rust is being assessed/addressed early next week.

As long as the weather holds, we should launch as scheduled on October 12th.