Newsletter Articles


* Message From The President

* Patriotic Pet Photo Contest Winner

* Enter to Win a Stainless Steel Tumbler!

* Boating Safety

* Summer Intern

* Is Pet Insurance Worth it?

* Summer Quotes

* Easy Pizza on the Grill

Message From The President

Welcome to the 2022 FAPCO Summer Newsletter!  It has been a busy start to the second half of our year.  Lots of folks are visiting Maine in unprecedented numbers this summer as well as choosing to move to our great state permanently!  As remote working jobs continue to proliferate Maine has become an ideal location to call ‘home.'


While the telecommuting lifestyle has provided great changes and opportunity for many, I want to recognize all the folks with jobs, professions and/or occupations that simply cannot be done remotely.  There are so many important jobs that require face-to-face contact or being physically present to complete on our behalf.  Healthcare professionals, hospitality and food service workers, contractors of all types, our municipal workforce, police officers, firefighters and the list goes on.  Thank you, Thank you!!  You are all so important to the running of our economy and to our lives.  


Have a great summer! 



Christopher B. Anderson CPCU, WCP


2022 Patriotic Pet Photo Contest Winner!

Penny, for the Humane Society Waterville Area

Penny the chihuahua, owned by Jenny Sinclair of Ripley, received the most likes in our 8th Annual Patriotic Pet Photo Contest, and with good reason! Penny, formerly Ellie, was found in Waterville and taken to the Humane Society Waterville Area this spring, seemingly abandoned with a ruptured eyeball. Supporters of the shelter helped raise funds to pay for her surgery to remove her eye, and she was soon adopted by Jenny. After she recovered from her surgery, she became spooked by a loud noise and, while running away, broke a bone in her foot! Jenny is carefully taking care of Penny as she has frequent splint changes while her bone heals. Penny is a tough little dog and is doing well, thanks to the help of people like Jenny and the great animal shelters in the state of Maine!

Enter to win one of five F.A. Peabody steel tumblers!

Enjoy your fun in the sun while keeping your cold drink cold! Also keeps hot drinks hot, but we aren't ready to talk about that!

Boating in Maine – We’ve Got You Covered

Maine is dubbed “Vacationland” and one of the best reasons is that it is a beautiful place to enjoy water recreation. With miles of ocean shoreline, rivers, and acres of inland lakes, Maine is home to more than 100,000 registered boats. Tourists join us in the summer to enjoy boating activities, and natives to Maine can’t wait to get our boats tuned up and back in the water after each long winter.


At F.A. Peabody, we know more than most that “Things Happen” and we don’t want you to be worried about them when you are enjoying your time in the sun. Before you leave the dock, make sure you are knowledgeable about the rules and regulations of watercraft, preferably having gained that knowledge from a boating safety class. Also follow some of these tips:


  •     Avoid alcohol
  •     Wear a life jacket
  •     Know the boat’s manufacturer’s capacity guideline and don’t exceed it.
  •     Check the weather forecast before going out
  •     Create a float plan with your plans, list of passengers, contact information, etc., and leave it with a trusted friend.


Always know what you have for coverage. Don’t assume your home or auto insurance will cover damage to your boat, liability for damage to others’ property, or bodily injury to yourself, passengers, or people on other boats. We insure any kind of boat you can imagine: canoes, jet skis, sailboats, fishing boats, yachts, etc. Contact us to discuss the different types and amounts of coverage we can provide. We can save money by bundling your watercraft insurance with your home and/or auto coverage.


Enjoy our beautiful water as often as you can before it turns back to ice this winter! Just call us first for a bit of peace of mind.


Our Summer Intern - Isabel Cyr

Meet our summer intern, Isabel Cyr!


Isabel is a computer science major at Roger Williams University in Bristol, RI. With an interest in websites, she is a perfect fit for helping our marketing department to increase our exposure in the online world. She has been researching SEO (Search Engine Optimization) and creating a plan to bump up F.A. Peabody on Google searches.


She says, “Going into this internship I didn’t know anything about SEO and what makes a website rank on Google. I’ve only had previous experience with coding and what I’ve learned in my computer science classes in college.


"Everyone here has been so friendly and enjoyable to be around, from saying hello on their way past my desk or giving me candy, it’s made working here an incredible experience.


"What I’ve learned with SEO and how to audit a website is something that I’ll be proud to put on my resume."


Isabel is a 2021 graduate of Houlton High School and is the daughter of Joe and Charity Cyr of Houlton. 

Is Pet Insurance Worth It?

Nobody loves pets more than we do! We have spent years and thousands of dollars helping Maine animal shelters protect our favorite furry (or sometimes smooth and slimy) animals. We know that when our pets suffer, we suffer, and we would do anything to help them. Pet insurance can help!


What is pet insurance?


Pet insurance can help your pet get the best veterinary care available in Maine, when they need it, by reducing your out of pocket costs. Plus, preventive wellness options could help you stay ahead of any potential issues altogether.


Why do I need it?


  •     One in three pets needs unexpected veterinary care every year.
  •     The cost of veterinary care has more than doubled in the past decade.
  •     Veterinary medicine is advancing with more specialists and treatment options available.
  •     Every six seconds a pet parent is handed a bill for more than $3,000.


Choose what’s right for you.


Our pet insurance company, Safeco, has two policy options to choose from offering coverage for accidents, illnesses, and routine wellness.

Plus, you can select the right reimbursement payout, deductible, and annual maximum for your needs and budget. We also have other pet insurance options, so call us to get what’s best for you!

Summer Quotes

“To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow.” — Audrey Hepburn


“'Cause a little bit of summer is what the whole year is all about.” — John Mayer


“There shall be eternal summer in the grateful heart.” — Celia Thaxter


“If you're not barefoot, then you're overdressed.” — Unknown

Easy Pizza on the Grill

Courtesy of HJR on Allrecipes.com


prep: 25 mins

cook: 15 mins

total: 40 mins

Servings: 8




  • 1 ready made pizza crust
  • 2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • ½ cup fresh sliced mushrooms




  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil grate.
  2. Roll out prepared pizza dough to a size that will fit your grill. Place on grill for 5 minutes, or to desired doneness, and flip over. Now add the sauce, cheese, green bell pepper and mushrooms (or any toppings you like!)
  3. Cover the grill and allow to cook over high heat for 5 to 10 minutes, or until cheese is melted and bubbly.



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