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Sunbeam V Brings Planet Pan Steel Drum Music to Maine Islands

Planet Pan Steel Drum Band from George Stevens Academy boarded the Sunbeam V Friday, May 19th island hopping to Monhegan and on Saturday, May 20th to Matinicus islands. Director of Island Outreach Douglas Cornman said, “Concerts on both islands were well attended and extremely well received.”

Here is a video taken earlier this month, May 6th, of Planet Pan performing Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5, arranged by Nigel Chase, at the 27th Annual New England Pan Festival at the New England Steel Drum Festival at Thompson’s Point in Portland, Maine 2017.

Downeast Table of Plenty, Sunday, May 28th – Everyone Welcome

Please join us, May 28th, for this Sunday’s Downeast Table of Plenty. 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.

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.

Sunbeam V Scheduled for Island Telemedicine Visits May 23rd-25th

Please check the Sunbeam Island Services Schedule Calendar for any schedule changes due to weather conditions or other considerations.

Questions about Island Health Services and Telemedicine? Please contact Director of Island Health Services Sharon Daley, RN.

For other inquiries about the Sunbeam, contact Director of Island Outreach Douglas Cornman.

Dr. Kelley: Twenty Eye Exams on Monhegan with Remote Technology

Dr. Kurt Kelley & Director Sharon Daley, RN on Monhegan

Imagine living on a coastal Maine island where you have to schedule a three-day trip to the mainland and back for a routine eye exam. Well, this month, Sharon Daley, the Mission Director of Island Health boarded the Monhegan mail boat with Kurt H. Kelley MD, President-Elect of the Maine Society of Eye Physicians and Surgeons (MSEPS).

“Kurt saw 20 people for eye exams and Monhegan was very appreciative to have him,” Sharon Daley said. “We held the exams in the parsonage on the island, and as you can see by the picture, Kurt is very good at making do by putting blankets over windows etc.”

Monhegan Parsonage set up for eye exams. This photo has been lightened to better see its details.

Here is a look at the cutting edge equipment Dr. Kelley used to “read prescription eyeglasses and perform refractions,” he said in an email, adding that having this portable equipment is “definitely a time saver.”

EyeNetra Netra AutoRefractor Instructional Video

EyeNetra Lensometer Instructional Video

Downeast Table of Plenty, Sunday, May 21st – Everyone Welcome

Please join us, May 21st, for this Sunday’s Downeast Table of Plenty. 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.

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.