Christina Ganz (Photo courtesy Ellsworth American)
September 18, 2019 by Jennifer Osborn on Arts & living, Lifestyle
STEUBEN — A flower gardener who delivers surprise bouquets free of charge to shops and events around town almost sounds like the beginning of a romance novel.
But, “flower bombing” as she calls it, is a regular activity for estate gardener Christina Ganz.
Ganz worked for nearly a decade for the Rockefeller family in Mount Desert, before launching her own business, Kvetina, which translates to “many flowers” in Czech. That was 2014.
She was a gardener for the Maine Seacoast Mission for nine years.
BAR HARBOR, ME — These photos are from our initial CEECoast College Exploration and Engagement retreat the Maine Seacoast Mission (MSM) hosted, June 30 to July 2 at College of the Atlantic (COA) in Bar Harbor.
A dozen wonderful sophomores from Sumner and Narraguagus High Schools were selected to participate in this college readiness program providing mentoring and support as the students transition to and through college.
During the retreat the students enjoyed the beautiful COA campus, toured the college’s Beech Hill Farm, which is a working farm growing fresh vegetables, participated with COA professors in workshops, did team building activities and an art project.
Along with MSM Program Director for New Education Initiatives Christina Griffith, MSM Scholarship recipient and recent Husson University graduate Tristan Alley, and MSM Scholarship recipient and EdGE Journey Coordinator Briana West served as chaperones during the retreat.
To learn more email Director for New Education Initiatives Christina Griffith at [email protected].
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June 18, 2019
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Maine Seacoast Mission Announces Its 2019 Scholarship Awards
BAR HARBOR, ME — Maine Seacoast Mission has announced its 2019 scholarship awards. The Seacoast Mission has 100-year history of providing financial support to promising young adults from Downeast and island communities. Scholarship Director Terri Rodick noted an overall increase in the 2019 total scholarship amount, commenting that “this year we renewed sixty scholarships totaling $106,500, and awarded twenty-eight new scholarships totaling $59,000.”
Mission scholarships are awarded on the basis of financial need and academic promise. Most scholarships are renewable, permitting students to reapply for all four years of college as long as they meet the Mission scholarship criteria. Scholarships range in amount from $1,500 – $5,000.
John Zavodny, Maine Seacoast Mission President, indicated that “the Mission has a long tradition of supporting the aspirations of the students involved in our educational programming – from their elementary school years, continuing through post-secondary opportunities. We look forward to continued investment in the potential of these young people, the future of our community,” said President Zavodny.
Among the Mission’s new scholarship recipients this year, Becca Blanch, an outstanding student at Washington Academy in East Machias received the Mary Turnbull Elliot Nursing Scholarship, a new scholarship award. Ms. Blanch, who has always known she wanted to be a nurse, will be attending Husson University in Bangor.
The David and Ann Ingram Scholarship was awarded to Matthew Correia from Sumner High School in Sullivan. Mr. Correia is a volunteer firefighter for Winter Harbor and has trained for certifications in CPR and first aid. The three-sport athlete looks forward to entering Eastern Maine Community College in the fall and will study Fire Science Technology, pursuing his passion.
The Mission’s Angus MacDonald Scholarship, named after one of the Mission’s founders, was awarded to Shead High School student Madison Greenlaw. Ms. Greenlaw has received academic recognition from the Maine Society of Women Engineers and Phi Beta Kappa. She has also served as President of the Passamaquoddy Chapter of the National Honor Society for the past two years. She will be a freshman at the Maine College of Health Professions in Lewiston in the fall.
Terri Rodick said applications and re-applications for the Mission’s 2020 Scholarships will be available from December 2019 to May 1, 2020. Ms. Rodick can be reached by email at [email protected].
15th Annual Open Tennis Tournament-Silent Auction to Benefit EdGE
Rain date Sunday, September 8, 2019
For information about playing or sponsorship opportunities, contact Anna Silver at [email protected] or 207-801-6011.
The Maine Seacoast Mission’s EdGE program helps Downeast Maine youth succeed in school and life. EdGE’s after-school, in-school, and summer programs provide activities supporting academic skills and performance. Youth learn to work in groups, develop social skills, and build character—all while having fun.
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Maine Seacoast Mission banner at Bangor International Airport.
BAR HARBOR, ME — Starting this month, travelers in-and-out of Bangor International Airport will see Maine Seacoast Mission’s banner highlighting some of the wonderful people we serve. Travelers are encouraged to get involved, learn more by visiting seacoastmission.org/bgr
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- Message from President John Zavodny
- “All Hands on Deck” Campaign Successful
- 2018 Mission Donors
- Legacy Gifts Express Values: Ann and David Ingram
- Introducing New Mission Development Director Chris Stelling
- The Downeast Table of Plenty Offers More than a Meal
- Save the Date! Sixteenth Annual Sunbeam Award Gala