Volunteers to be Honored at EdGE Center by Washington County Extension Association

CHERRYFIELD, Me – The Washington County Extension Association will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, ​September 19, at the​ EdGE Center, Maine Seacoast Mission, Weald Bethel Lane, Cherryfield. The evening begins at 4:30 p.m. with​ tours of the Master Gardener Volunteer gardens, followed by​ a potluck supper​ at 5 p.m.​; the program and awards ceremony begin at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

​Christina Vizcarrondo of ​Eastport will receive the Norman W. Duzen Community Service Award for h​er​ volunteer efforts ​in her community including the Eastport Salmon Festival, Silent Santa Program, and Eastport’s Elder Program​. The University of Maine Pen Awards will be presented to ​​Tammy Carle and Tora Johnson for​ their​ work with the ​4-H Program and ​Andrew Dewey for h​is​ efforts with ​the Master Gardener Volunteer program.

The program will feature a presentation​ on ​programs with the Master Gardener Volunteer Program in Washington County.  ​

Attendees are asked to consider bringing a dish to share. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact the Extension office, 207.255.3345 or 800.287.1542 (toll-free in Maine).

University of Maine Cooperative Extension:

As a trusted resource for 100 years, University of Maine Cooperative Extension has supported UMaine’s land and sea grant public education role by conducting community-driven, research-based programs in every Maine county. UMaine Extension helps support, sustain and grow the food-based economy. It is the only entity in our state that touches every aspect of the Maine Food System, where policy, research, production, processing, commerce, nutrition, and food security and safety are integral and interrelated. UMaine Extension also conducts the most successful out-of-school youth educational program in Maine through 4-H.

Small Animal Clinic Team Earns Fourth Consecutive EdGE Tennis Tournament Win

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BAR HARBOR, ME – A team assembled by the Small Animal Clinic in Ellsworth, captained by Dr. Alan Toothaker, won the 13th Annual Maine Seacoast Mission Open Tennis Tournament on Saturday, September 9, at the Northeast Harbor Tennis Club.

The tournament proceeds benefit the Mission’s EdGE (Ed Greaves Education) youth development program. The Mission’s EdGE runs after-school, in-school, and summer programs in Washington/Hancock Counties to give kids tools and resources to succeed in school and in life.

Final figures are not yet available, but preliminary estimates indicate the tournament corporate and individual sponsorship giving will surpass last year.

In the tournament semi-finals the Small Animal Clinic won over the Harbor Seals. And R.H. Foster’s team beat the EdGE team.

In the finals, R.H. Foster lost to Small Animal Clinic.

This was Small Animal Clinic’s fourth straight Mission Open Tennis Tournament win.

Volunteers Honored by Washington Cty Extension Assoc at EdGE Center, Sept 19

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Volunteers to be honored by Washington County Extension Association
By Tara Wood
Posted Aug. 29, 2017, at 11:27 a.m.

Cherryfield, Maine – The Washington County Extension Association will hold its annual meeting on Tuesday, September 19, at the EdGE Center, Maine Seacoast Mission, Weald Bethel Lane, Cherryfield. The evening begins at 4:30 p.m. with tours of the Master Gardener Volunteer gardens, followed by a potluck supper at 5 p.m. ; the program and awards ceremony begin at 6 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

Attendees are asked to consider bringing a dish to share. For more information or to request a disability accommodation, contact the Extension office, 207.255.3345 or 800.287.1542 (toll-free in Maine).

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Kids Go Carnival Crazy at Seacoast Camp

Kids Go Carnival Crazy at Seacoast Camp
By Emily Tadlock |
Posted: Thu 6:16 PM, Jul 20, 2017

 

Isaac Marnik, Assistant Director of the EdGE program says, “The EdGE program has three summer camp locations. We have one in Machias, Millbridge, and Cherryfield. We give [kids] a lot of options so they have a lot of experiences. Some kids learn how to play chess that haven’t done that, learn how to computer code that haven’t done that before. It’s just a place to come together with their friends and have a positive experience over the summer.”

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Mission is Hosting Week-Long Camps for Kids from Gouldsboro to Machias

Maine Seacoast Mission is hosting week-long camps for kids from Gouldsboro to Machias
Thursday, 20 July 2017 14:58

The camps were designed to help bridge the learning gap that takes place in the summer isn’t in session.

Director Charlie Harrington said “We think with the reading we do, the recipes we use, a lot of the opportunities around, the robots the computers, i think it really is a helpful piece of what we do for kids in the summer and for families].”

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EdGE Among Lerner Foundation Partners In $7M Effort To Support Rural ME Student Aspirations

LERNER FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES PARTNERS IN $7 MILLION EFFORT TO SUPPORT ASPIRATIONS OF RURAL MAINE STUDENTS

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2017

PORTLAND, Maine – The Portland-based Lerner Foundation today announced that eight Maine organizations will participate as partners with the Foundation in its new $7 million Aspirations Incubator Program (AIP), a mentoring-based initiative aimed at raising and sustaining the aspirations of middle school and high school students in rural Maine communities and small cities.

The Aspirations Incubator Program partner organizations and the school districts with whom the Lerner Foundation will work [include]:

The EdGE program of Maine Seacoast Mission/SAD #37. The Maine Seacoast Mission founded the EdGE program in 2002. Through after-school, in-school, and summer programs, EdGE offers children from Gouldsboro to Machias the opportunity to challenge themselves, engage with their communities and the outdoors, and explore college and career options. SAD #37 serves the Washington County communities of Addison, Columbia, Columbia Falls, Harrington, and Milbridge.

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Wyman’s Donates $25,000 to Maine Seacoast Mission for Youth Program

CHERRYFIELD – Citing its dedication to improving the welfare of its employees and their rural communities, the leading blueberry company Jasper Wyman & Son announced this week it has donated $25,000 to the youth program EdGE, part of the Maine Seacoast Mission. EdGE, or Ed Greaves Education, is based in Cherryfield and offers after-school, in-school, and summer programs from Gouldsboro to Machias.

“Wyman’s is a company with a deep commitment to sustainability,” says Robert Mancini, Wyman’s vice-president and CFO. “EdGE is committed to developing one of the greatest future resources from Gouldsboro to Machias: our children. We recognize that partnering with the Maine Seacoast Mission and EdGE allows us to continue improving our commitments to not only human resources but to our communities as well.”

According to Scott Planting, president of the Maine Seacoast Mission, the EdGE program inspires students to challenge themselves, engage with their communities and the outdoors, and explore college and career options. “We are deeply grateful to Wyman’s for its support of the EdGE program,” Planting adds, “and for realizing how vital it is to support young people and give them the skills to be happy and successful in life.”

April Norton, director of human resources at Wyman’s notes that many of the children of Wyman’s employees participate in the EdGE program. “Many families in our community face challenges in raising kids today. Wyman employees rely on EdGE to bridge the gap between work and home.”

Robert Mancini serves on the Maine Seacoast Mission Board of Directors.

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Boston Bruins 2014-15 Team Autographed Jersey Auction to Benefit EdGE Families

Our special thanks to the Boston Bruins Foundation for presenting the Mission this unique team jersey. Our goal is to help get this Bruins collectible to another team fan, and to use 100-percent of the proceeds to help our EdGE families.

High bidder in this Maine Seacoast Mission eBay auction…

  1. Owns this Boston Bruins 2014-2015 Team Autographed Jersey, and also
  2. Helps Downeast Maine children enrolled in our EdGE (Ed Greaves Education) Program challenge themselves, engage with their communities and the outdoors, and explore college and career options.
Auction ends Tuesday, March 7th.
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EdGE is designed to help students make informed choices about their futures and develop the resources and skills to be successful—and happy—in life. More than 700 students take part in EdGE activities each year. To remove any barriers to participation, transportation is provided at no cost to the student. Summer camps have a nominal fee, but all other programs are free, and no one is excluded for lack of funds.

Auction ends Tuesday, March 7th.
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For more information about the EdGE program, email Maria Wight or call 207.546.4466.