Category: Scott Planting

Mission Scholarships Awarded at Presidents Scholarship BBQ

BAR HARBOR, ME — After a several year hiatus, the Maine Seacoast Mission Scholarship BBQ, revived and renamed the Presidents Scholarship BBQ, was held earlier this month on the College of the Atlantic campus in Bar Harbor. Several Mission presidents were in attendance, including Scott Planting (this was one of his favorite events during his…

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Mass General Neurologist Offers Support to Sunbeam’s Telemedicine Work

BAR HARBOR, ME — “Monday, April 15, I spent an amazing day at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) thanks to Anand Viswanathan, MD, PhD,” said the Mission’s Island Health Director Sharon Daley, RN. Director Daley’s was somewhat of a full-circle visit. In May 2018, at the invitation of then-Mission President Scott Planting, Dr. Anand spent three…

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Dedication: Sunbeam Crew Ahead of the Snowstorm

BAR HARBOR, ME — Following a lunch meeting at the Mission’s Colket Center headquarters, Sunbeam V Captain Mike Johnson, Island Health Director Sharon Daley, and Island Outreach Director Douglas Cornman traveled to the Sunbeam in Northeast Harbor. The crew had appointments on Vinalhaven and Matinicus Islands. But they were also watching the snowstorm due to…

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John Zavodny, Ph.D., to be new Maine Seacoast Mission President

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEFebruary 4, 2019 For More Information:Contact:Scott K Fish, Communications and Marketingsfish@seacoastmission.org or 207-458-7185 John Zavodny, Ph.D., to be new Maine Seacoast Mission President BAR HARBOR, ME — The Maine Seacoast Mission has announced that John Zavodny, Ph.D., will be its new president beginning on February 19, 2019. Stacey Smith, board Chair, noted that “we are fortunate…

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Downeast Community Partners Names Maine Seacoast Mission Partner of the Year

Downeast Community Partners (DCP) presents award for Partner of the Year to Maine Seacoast Mission staff. L to R: Megan Burgess, Mission President Scott Planting, Wendy Harrington, Betsy Fitzgerald, DCP Board President, Maurice Tenney, MSM, Scott Shaw, MSM FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Date: December 11, 2018 CONTACT: Sarah Nugent 207-664-2424 ext 5944 sarah.nugent@downeastcommunitypartners.org Scott K Fish…

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MDIslander Cites Mission President in ‘Localism’ Editorial

Editorial: In praise of ‘localism’ August 31, 2018 on Editorials, Opinion About a year ago, the Maine Seacoast Mission honored this newspaper, its publisher Alan Baker and its founding editor Earl Brechlin with the organization’s Sunbeam Award. Mission director Scott Planting noted that the paper, like the Mission, works to cultivate this localist energy. “In…

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A Look at the Sunbeam Award Gala 2018 – Thank You

BAR HARBOR, ME — The Seacoast Mission’s 15th Annual Sunbeam Award Gala is our centerpiece fundraising event, built around recognizing those who embody the ideals of community: this year, Marjorie Withers and the Hancock and Washington County Funds of the Maine Community Foundation. The Mission is grateful to the sponsors, donors, guests and volunteers who…

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Maine Mission Boat In Need of Repairs

mainepublic.org Maine Mission Boat In Need of Repairs By A.J. Higgins • Jul 21, 2018 “In boat years, the Sunbeam is 23 and that makes her middle-aged,” says Maine Seacoast Mission president, Scott Planting. “So we were making a decision at this place in her life. Do we refit the boat or do we replace…

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