Categories
Family Travel, Single Travel, Couples Travel

Eastport wants cruise ships, but faces federal staffing problems [Video]

Staffing issues at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection agency threaten to curtail cruise ship arrivals in Eastport.

EASTPORT, Maine — Businesses in remote areas such as Eastport, the easternmost city in the United States, struggle with sparse population, available labor and a short tourist season.

So when cruise ship travel began picking up, the city’s Port Authority scrambled to take advantage of the thousands of passengers that could disembark to spend money in the seaside community.

Then COVID hit, affecting both commercial and cruise ship traffic. 

Eastport is finally beginning to recover from that economic drought and was looking forward to cruise ships again arriving in even greater numbers, according to Chris Gardner, executive director of the Eastport Port Authority. 

But a new wrinkle has emerged. 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection notified Gardner in January that due to staffing shortages, there was some question whether it could handle screening four vessels due from Canada between mid-September and mid-October. The ships carry between …

Watch/Read More
Categories
Family Travel, Single Travel, Couples Travel Fundraising for Churches Fundraising for Non-profits Fundraising Ideas for Schools Grant Writing for Non-Profits How to Raise Funds for Non-profit Nonprofit Clubs Places To Donate Resources for Nonprofit Directors

Monopoly for the Monarch fundraiser at Eastmont March 24 [Video]

Monopoly lovers will have an opportunity to transform their love for the game into a tool for change at the Eastmont Foundation's Monopoly for the Monarch fundraising event Sunday, March

Categories
Family Travel, Single Travel, Couples Travel Fundraising for Churches Fundraising for Non-profits Fundraising Ideas for Schools Grant Writing for Non-Profits How to Raise Funds for Non-profit Nonprofit Clubs Places To Donate Resources for Nonprofit Directors Travel Inspiration

AP African American studies class debuts in 60 US high schools Action News Jax [Video]

AP African American Studies will introduce a new generation of students to the amazingly rich cultural, artistic and political contributions of African Americans, said Trevor Packer, the College Boards senior vice president of AP and instruction.