Peaks Island Organizations    

Brackett Memorial United Methodist Church | Angela Tarbox, Pastor | 207.766.5013 | | |
  Brackett’s mission statement: We are called to be an inclusive, diverse, and caring Christian community: worshipping, praying, witnessing, reaching out to all people on the island and beyond, daring to grow and change as God calls us.
Sunday worship service 10 am; church school/child care during the service. Coffee/Fellowship time follows the service. Various programs and activities throughout the year Building serves as a community venue for special events.
Casco Bay Health Center | Marge Powers, President | | | 8:30-3:30 MWF | 766-2929
  The Casco Bay Health Center is a non-profit corporation run by islanders to support the Peaks Island Health Center.  According to our by-laws, our purpose is "to facilitate and support the delivery of health services on Peaks Island for island residents and visitors". To that end, we have raised money to build a new health center and offer ongoing financial and practical support to the Island's healthcare providers.
CERT | Al Bleau, Team Leader | 766-007 or 781 962-2662 (cell) |
  The Peaks Island CERT (Community Emergency Response Team), one of the first in New England, includes twenty one Peaks Island resident volunteers. It was formed by the Portland Fire Department in 2005 under a grant from Homeland Security to train volunteer community members to help City emergency personnel in case of emergencies. CERT team members meet on the third Monday of each month at the Doug MacVane Community Center for refresher training. Under the direction of emergency personnel, CERT members provide first aid and triage, CPR, rescue, fire suppression, communication services, transport, staffing of detours and blocked roads, food and water distribution, staffing of emergency shelters at the Community Center, Senior Housing, Children's Workshop and the elementary school, visitation & telephone calls to senior citizens and special needs citizens.

Eighth Maine Regiment Memorial Association | Richard Adams | 13 Eighth Maine Ave | 207-766-5086 | |

  The Eighth Maine Regiment Memorial Association was incorporated in 1871 as a nonprofit, veterans’ organization. It perpetuates the memory and preserves the history of the Eighth Maine Volunteer Regiment including the real and personal property of the Association.
Funds for preserving the building and its contents are raised through donations, fund raising activities including an annual raffle, and fees from overnight guests and groups using the facilities.

Friends of TEIA | Stephanie Castle |

  The Friends of TEIA provide the opportunity and financial support to all island school children to participate in TEIA's sailing, tennis and day camp programs. We also try offer other educational forums during the summer for all island adults and children. Our primary source of funding is through our annual fall appeal.

Friends of the Library | Peaks Island Library | 129 Island Ave | | Kathryn Moxhay, President |

  The Friends of the Peaks Island Library exist to support the library and its staff in their mission on Peaks. Our efforts are funded primarily by membership dues and by the proceeds of our Annual book sale, the third Saturday in July. We purchased and maintain the copier at the library, support the publication of the STAR, supplement the book collection when appropriate, give dictionaries to graduating 5th graders, as well as birthday books to all students at the Island school, give books to families with new babies, support the summer reading program, support the Saturday night movie program, and bring various programs like writers' workshops to the Island from time to time.

Holy Trinity Episcopal Chapel | Mary or David Haeger | 766-3376

  Held at St. Christopher’s Catholic Church each Sunday at 8:30 AM during July and August. For 60 years, during the months of July and August, Episcopalians on Peaks Island have gathered to celebrate the Eucharist as Holy Trinity Chapel. Some Sundays, there are as many as 30, some Sundays there are considerably fewer, but one thing is consistent; Christians coming together to worship God and celebrate God’s love for us. For many who live on the island year round, the summer chapel is a chance to walk to church on Sunday morning and worship with fellow islanders. For families scattered throughout the year it may be their only opportunity to worship together. This ministry is important to many, each for their own reasons. We welcome all to join with us.

HOMESTART | Ellen Mahoney | PO Box 174 | 207.776.0327 |  

  HOMESTART was initiated by the 2003 Neighborhood Plan as a community-based volunteer committee and soon incorporated as as a 501(c)3 nonprofit. The HOMESTART mission is "to work to create and maintain affordable housing opportunities for the residents of Peaks Island, Maine." The group holds open board meetings the third Tuesday of every other month at 7PM in the Senior Center. Community meetings are held quarterly. Meetings are announced in the STAR. Volunteers are always welcome.
Peaks Environmental Action Team (PEAT) | Mary Anne Mitchell & Bill Oliver | 207.766.5152 | |
  PEAT is an informal volunteer group of concerned islanders who meet monthly to discuss, implement and publicize projects and initiatives that will create a healthier, greener environment on Peaks Island.
PeaksFest | Faith York | 207.766.5763 | |
  PeaksFest is an annual event (traditionally held around the third or fourth weekend in June) that celebrates the community of Peaks Island, Maine—its people, families, diversity, heritage, environment, businesses, neighborhoods, spirit, and lovable eccentricities.  PeaksFest is an all-volunteer, community based, non-commercial effort.  PeaksFest strongly values inclusively, respect, non-discrimination, environmental sustainability, and good-humor in all of its planning and events to encourage the greatest possible participation by islanders and their families and friends.
Peaks Information Exchange (PIE) | Art Astarita |
  PIE offers technical assistance to all Island residents and organizations. We have the most extensive collection of island technical maps and data. We can offer use and instruction on all computer hardware, most computer software, digital mapping, global positioning equipment and analog to digital conversions for archive storage.
Peaks Island Artists | Jane Banquer | 207.766.2246 |
  The Peaks Island Artists is a non-profit community collective of
artists devoted to sharing and educating the importance of art
as a valued resource for enriching ones life and the world.
Peaks Island Business Association | Marisa MacIsaac | 207.766.5514 |
  The Peaks Island Business Association is an informal group comprised of island business owners that seeks to collectively work on issues affecting business on Peaks Island. We maintain an a directory of businesses and services on the island.

Peaks Island Children’s Workshop |  207.766.2854 |

  The Peaks Island Children’s Workshop offers a year round developmental childcare program to children ages 2.5 to 5. We are open 50 weeks a year, from 7AM until 6PM, Monday through Friday. In addition to the preschool program, we offer before and after school care to children in grades Kindergarten – 5th, as well as care during school vacations, teacher in-service days, snow days, and early release days for enrolled children. During the summer months, we offer full time care to school age children 5-11. DHHS subsidies are available to those who qualify. A Community Infant/Toddler Playgroup is offered on Fridays, 10:15-11:00 am, October-May as a time for parents and/or significant others to have a chance to play in our space with their young children
Peaks Island Council | | Cheryl Miner: Chair | 766.5570
  The Peaks Island Council (PIC) was established by the City of Portland in 2007 by special ordinance to gather input from islanders on issues of concern to them and to provide this input to the Portland City Council. The PIC meets on the fourth Wednesday of every month in the MacVane Center at 6:30 pm.
Peaks Island Food Pantry | Susan Hanley | 766-2735
  The Peaks Island Food Pantry is located at Bracket Memorial United Methodist Church. Come Monday 3:30-5pm OR Thursday 9:30-11am. Help yourself to canned goods or other non perishables that you may need.
Peaks Island Fund | Pam Cleghorn | 207.761.2440 |  
  The Peaks Island Fund (PIF) is an endowment dedicated to charitable works on Peaks Island and Casco Bay. Annually PIF responds to the emerging needs of Peaks Island by making grants to island charities to support their programs. It is funded by islanders who wish to make annual contributions that pass through to charities or who wish to contribute to the permanent fund. Money for PIF grants then comes from income earned on the permanent fund and the pass through gifts. The Peaks Island Fund connects donors who care with causes that matter.
Peaks Island Land Preserve (PILP) |   
  The Peaks Island Land Preserve (PILP) was founded in the early 1990’s for the acquisition, preservation and stewardship in perpetuity of Peaks natural areas and sites of special interest for the use and enjoyment of islanders and visitors. Please visit our website for contact information.
Peaks Island Lions Club | 207.766.2100
  The Peaks Island Lions Club is the custodian of historical Greenwood Gardens. During the summer months, though bake, breakfasts and rentals, the Club raises funds to maintain Greenwood Garden buildings and ground maintenance along with donating to various Island causes.

Peaks Island Quaker Meeting | Aaiyn Foster & Arthur Fink | 207.766.9762 |

  Holds a regular Quaker (Friends) Meeting for Worship
Most Sundays, 10 am, at the home of Aaiyn Foster & Arthur Fink (10 New Island Ave). Call or email to confirm that meeting will be held.
Peaks Island School PTO | 207.766.2528
  The Peaks Island PTO provides a forum for parents and teachers to discuss issues related to the school and to collaborate on providing services and experiences for the students. 
Peaks Island Tax Assistance (PITA) & Energy Assistance (PITEA) | Cynthia Pedlikin | PO Box 126 | 207.766.0067 |
  The Peaks Island Tax Assistance Committee (PITA)  & PITEA are tax exempt, non-profit, independent groups formed to aid our fellow islanders to remain in their homes despite extraordinary tax and energy increases. We are working to raise funds to help our neighbors with property tax relief and energy assistance. An impartial committee of island clergy reviews the requests and keeps them confidential. The committee will not know the names of those requesting assistance. ISLANDERS HELPING ISLANDERS.
Peaks Island Tax Assistance (PITA) Winter Carnival | Cynthia Pedlikin | PO Box 126 | 207.766.0067
  An old fashioned, fun filled Winter Carnival comes to Peaks Island during the week of February school vacation.  PITA started the ball rolling and we have other groups who join the fun.  There are events scheduled throughout the week  for families, children and adults.
Peaks Island Taxi | 207.518.0000
  The Peaks Island Taxi meets boats from 7:45 AM till 8:45 PM 7 days a week and is on call at other times. The Taxi is available for all your transportation needs. We do pick up and drop off at the ferry, pick up and delivery of groceries, freight, flowers, luggage, pizza and food from the mainland. The Taxi is perfect for wedding party transportation and for pictures on the back shore. We offer island tours and a quick sightseeing trip around the island. We’ve even been known to rescue a cat, put a dog in to avoid the rain, put the chicken soup in the fridge, and turn off the stove that was left on. Call us at (207) 518-0000 for service and we’ll be right there.
Peaks Island VOA Senior Housing | 207.766.2173 |
  Volunteers of America NNE is a national, non-profit, spiritually based organization providing human service programs, and opportunities for individual / community involvement.  Specific to Peaks Island, Volunteers of America NNE owns and manages the Fay Garman House...a HUD very low income subsidized housing community for senior citizens 62 years or older.  Please contact us for more information and visit our website for a tour.

Saint Christopher's Catholic Church |15 Central Avenue | | 207.773.7746 | Rector: Father Michael Seavey | 

  Summer weekend masses at 10am Sunday all year long.  All are welcome. Contact Father Mike with questions about Baptism, Reconciliation & Marriages.  AA: Wednesdays 6:30-7:30pm; Share Scriptures: Thursdays 9:30-11am; Cancer Support Group: 3rd Tuesdays 7-8pm
The Fifth Maine Regiment Museum |  | PO Box 41 | 207.766.3330 |  |
  The Fifth Maine Regiment Museum, c. 1888, is home to one of Maine's two Civil War museums. It holds a growing collection of Peaks Island history materials and serves as a meeting place for other community organizations.

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