A PeaksFest Thank You!

HEY there neighbors – thanks for such a fun weekend! I hope you had a good time. What went on right here on this rock was amazing!

Even in the rain on Sunday – a historic time capsule was buried, burgers were devoured, dogs woofed and paraded proudly (and pulled bikes!), and friends and neighbors sang and strummed together.

In the sun on Saturday families and friends laughed as they mini-golfed their way around the island. Daniel Craig solved a mystery with an island filmmaker. Cupcakes were baked and consumed. Creedence Clearwater Revival played down on the corner. Bikes paraded colorfully as Ms. PeaksFest waved to her adoring fans. Books were perused and art was appreciated. Umbrella covers were considered as blueberry soda was slurped. Glorious handmade pots were purchased and fire engines climbed, open houses were visited and pies were smashed in faces. Ice cream cones were licked and the world’s coolest radio station broadcasted live from our own little downtown.

During a lovely island sunset on Friday, fiddles fiddled and toes tapped. BINGO shouts rang joyfully across the waves. Piano keys tinkled and children danced while parents schmoozed and munched. And OH YES – T-SHIRTS were claimed and proudly donned.

To our very generous donors and helpers – we certainly couldn’t have done it all without you! You show your true Peaks spirit in support of this event, and we thank you SO sincerely.

SPECIAL thanks to: The Fifth Maine Museum, New Brackett Church, St. Christopher’s, the Eighth Maine, Hannigan’s Island Market, Peaks Island Radio, The Inn on Peaks Island, the Island Lobster Company, Il Leone Pizza, DownFront Ice Cream, Take a Peak, the Peaks Cafe, PeaksIsland ChildrensWorkshop, TEIA, PI Police & Fire Department, the Portland Symphony, Portland Ovations, Danielle Madore & the Crow’s Nest Gallery, Fred Rainbow & PI Hardware, Cat Valente, Annie & OB O’Brien, and Bill Mackin. ALL our creative mini-golf hole-makers (Owen Sanderson & family, Chris Marot & Bridget Joyce, Kristin & Rob Meharg, Rory Sellers & family, Sandy Sturrock & family, & Liz & Kevin Rollins). Also to Susan Hanley, Liz & Kevin Rollins, the PI Ukes, Joy Mills & Buck Benedict, Jeannie Ashmore, Ellis Ducharme, Michael LaCombe, Ellen Mahoney, Nancy 3 Hoffman, Pam Williamson & Rick Boyd, Cheryl & Bud Higgins, Caron Chess, Betty Ann Rainbow, and a huge thanks to Larry Ducharme – who truly put his heart and soul and hands and feet behind the effort. And just WHERE would PeaksFest be without T-Shirt designer extraordinaire – our talented Mr. Marty Braun!

A nod and a wink to our former glorious leader, PeaksFest founder David Cohan – WHERE EVER you are (in California, last I heard)! And also former PeaksFest coordinator Lynne Richard, now enjoying retirement in Florida. We miss you both, and we thank you; your legacy of fun and wackiness lives on!

SO, again, THANK YOU ALL for joining in – there would BE no PeaksFest if no one came to play along! There were so many “only on Peaks Island” moments shared. PHOTOS COMING SOON!

PeaksFest 2018 – THANKS!

To our EXTREMELY GENEROUS DONORS/SPONSORS and VOLUNTEERS – it is because of YOU that ALL of this FUN was possible. Thank you for caring enough to keep PeaksFest alive!

The businesses, organizations, and individuals supporting PeaksFest 2018 include (in no particular order):

BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS:
Hannigan’s Island Market
The Peaks Café
Portland Symphony Orchestra
Portland Ovations
Randall MacVane American Legion Post 142 & the Ladies’ Auxiliary
Peaks Island Coffee Roasters
Shipyard Brewing & The Inn on Peaks Island
Maine Coast Marketing
The Fifth Maine Regiment Museum
Portland Public Library & Peaks Island Branch
Richard Boyd Pottery & Art Gallery
Massage on Peaks Island
Peaks Island Children’s Workshop
CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
Peaks Island Elementary School
PEAT (Peaks Environmental Action Team)
PTO & the After-School Academy
Duffy’s Hardware
Umbrella Cover Museum
Downfront Ice Cream & Gift Shop
Casco Bay Islands Alliance
Take a Peak Gift Shop
City of Portland & Emergency Services Staff
Brackett Memorial United Methodist Church
St. Christopher’s Catholic Church
PILP (Peaks Island Land Preserve)
Gem Gallery
Peaks Island Ukes
The 8th Maine
Portland Playback Theater

INDIVIDUALS:
Daisy Braun
Marty Braun
Bob Hannigan
Peter Donnelly
John & Nora Barnes
Pam Williamson & Rick Boyd
Michael Lacombe
Michelle Brown
Kathy Simmonds
Stephen Fox
Michele Landry
Linda Holtslander
Kim Peaslee
Jamie Hogan
Jim Flagler & Thurl Headen
Dan & Angela Rotherham
Lisa Lynch
Renee Bourgione-Serio
Ellen Huston
Larry Ducharme
Dom DeAngelo
Sam Saltonstall
Kat Farrin
Hadley Splane & Cheryl Splane-Borja
Caron Chess
Kerry Flynn
Thomas Kipp
Simone & Lucia Daranyi
Carol Eisenberg
Lou Dineen
Heath Miller
Kim MacIsaac
Nancy 3 Hoffman
MIchael Romanyshyn
Gail & Scott Kelley
Leslie Davis & Stuart Jackson
Priscilla Webster
Kathy Newell
Shelagh Reiser
Thomas Chalmers McLaughlin
MJ Burnett
David Vincent
Roy Mottla
John O’Brien
Tim Murphy
Fred O’Keefe
Fred Rainbow

PLEASE forgive us if we forgot anyone (and let us know and we’ll fix it!)
Thank you – one and ALL!

WOW – 17 years of PeaksFESTING!

PeaksFest is a celebration of our island community – of our people, heritage, environment, neighborhoods, spirit, businesses, and lovable eccentricities. This is our 16th anniversary, and it just keeps getting better! We hope you enjoy the activities and that you encourage family and friends to join in the fun!

PeaksFest has been organized once again by a bunch of folks filled with creative ideas and enormous goodwill who love Peaks and think this is a fun way to benefit our community. It’s a real shared effort and we’ve done our best to get things “right,” so please help us celebrate our successes, and please forgive our mistakes. We extend a special BIG THANK YOU to all the volunteers, organizations, donors, and sponsors who make all this possible (see website for complete list).

Please help us to keep the spirit of PeaksFest alive throughout the year, and thank YOU for helping us reach 17 years of fun – celebrating the diversity and uniqueness of this wonderful community that is Peaks Island, Maine.

Stay tuned – PeaksFest 2019 is JUST around the corner! May the fun continue!

~Faith York

 

Pf-logo-2017-colorOK, so how much fun was THAT? PeaksFest 2017 is now history: June 16-18, 2017 – three VERY FULL days of FUN and FUNky events! Check out our Facebook page for LOTS of pictures, but here are some!

To our FABULOUSLY GENEROUS DONORS/SPONSORS and VOLUNTEERS of every ilk  – YOU made this ALL possible. We are totally indebted to YOU for keeping PeaksFest alive.

The businesses, organizations, and individuals supporting PeaksFest 2017 include (in no particular order):

BUSINESSES & ORGANIZATIONS:

  • Hannigan’s Island Market
  • Vet at Your Door Veterinary House Call Services
  • Maine Island Energy
  • The Peaks Café
  • Portland Symphony Orchestra
  • Portland Ovations
  • Randall McVane American Legion Post 142 & the Ladies Auxiliary
  • Shipyard Brewing & The Inn on Peaks Island
  • Maine Coast Marketing
  • Fifth Maine Regiment Museum
  • TEIA
  • Portland Public Library & Peaks Island Branch; Maine State Library STEM staff
  • Richard Boyd Pottery & Art Gallery
  • Peaks Island Children’s Workshop
  • Peaks Island Health Center
  • CERT (Community Emergency Response Team)
  • Peaks Island Elementary School
  • PTO & the After-School Academy
  • Duffy’s Hardware
  • Umbrella Cover Museum
  • Downfront Ice Cream & Gift Shop
  • Take a Peak Gift Shop
  • City of Portland & Emergency Services Staff
  • King City Productions
  • Pride Portland
  • Mike’s Carts
  • Brackett Church
  • St. Christopher’s Catholic Church
  • PILP (Peaks Island Land Preserve)

INDIVIDUALS:

  • Marty Braun
  • Bill Mackin
  • Janoah Bailin
  • Bob Hannigan
  • Stephen Bither
  • John & Nora Barnes
  • Becca Pellerin
  • Pam Williamson & Rick Boyd
  • Rebecca Stephans
  • Dave & Mary Haeger
  • Jo Israelson
  • Catie Whelan
  • Dave & Michele Coughlin
  • Michelle Brown
  • Stephen Fox
  • Jim Flagler & Thurl Headen
  • Lisa Lynch
  • Renee Bourgione-Serio
  • Ellen Huston
  • Larry & Ellis Ducharme
  • Justina Brown
  • Abigail Messina
  • Tina King
  • Charles Burr
  • Caron Chess & Dan Wartenberg
  • Nancy & Bill Hall
  • Susan Hanley
  • Liz & Kevin Rollins
  • Betsy Remage-Healey
  • Ellen Mahoney
  • Simone & Lucia Daranyi
  • Carol & Elias Eisenberg
  • Nikolai Moxhay
  • Lou Dineen
  • Andrew Hobin
  • Heath Miller
  • Cheryl Miner
  • Holly Hurd-Forsyth
  • Gail & Scott Kelley
  • Leslie Davis & Stuart Jackson
  • Jamie Semon
  • Priscilla Webster
  • Ann Marie Barter
  • Kathy Newell
  • MJ Burnett
  • Sandi Radis
  • Roy Mottla
  • Becky Lynch
  • John O’Brien
  • Tim Murphy
  • Chris Hoppin
  • Fred O’Keefe
  • Celeste Bridgford
  • Fred Rainbow
  • Kathy Simonds
  • Carol Warner
  • Jackie Clifford

PLEASE forgive us if we forgot anyone (and let us know and we’ll fix it!)

Thank you – one and ALL!

WOW – 16 years of PeaksFESTING!

PeaksFest is a celebration of our island community – of our people, heritage, environment, neighborhoods, spirit, businesses, and lovable eccentricities. This is our 16th anniversary, and it just keeps getting better! We hope you enjoy the activities and that you encourage family and friends to join in the fun!

PeaksFest has been organized once again by a bunch of folks filled with creative ideas and enormous goodwill who love Peaks and think this is a fun way to benefit our community. It’s a real shared effort and we’ve done our best to get things “right,” so please help us celebrate our successes, and please forgive our mistakes. We extend a special BIG THANK YOU to all the volunteers, organizations, donors, and sponsors who make all this possible (see website for complete list). Please help us to keep the spirit of PeaksFest alive throughout the year, and thank YOU for helping us reach 16 years of fun – celebrating the diversity and uniqueness of this wonderful community that is Peaks Island, Maine.

Ideas are already BUBBLING UP for PeaksFest 2018 – so stay tuned!

(Photo credit: Liz Rollins)

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PeaksFest 2017 is COMING! June 16-18

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Oh my goodness – SO MUCH fun is ON the WAY!

STAY TUNED for the OFFICIAL PeaksFest SCHEDULE – right HERE, and SOON!

OR – you can also find it on our FaceBook page, or get it from Carol Eisenberg’s list, or or NextDoor, or maybe even grab one of the few hard copies in one of the local Peaks business establishments. It’s best to just save a copy to your smartphone – so you’re ready to rock & roll no matter where you are!

This year, 2017, is our SWEET SIXTEEN (yes, PeaksFest started in 2001) – and our fabulous T-Shirt Meister Marty Braun (since day ONE) has been busy creating a new and FUN design – just wait until you see it! There will be a VERY LIMITED number of shirts produced this year, so if you want one, best to get it early in the weekend. These shirts are PRICELESS, and a source of PEAKS ISLAND PRIDE all around the world – yes, the WORLD!

See you before long – for some more shenanigans like THIS…! (from 2016)