News and Announcements

The Driftwood 2017

The 2017 Driftwood is available for download here. Additional forms, including Membership Registration, DIIA Day Camp Field Trip Activity/ Participation Form & Medical and Liability Release can be downloaded individually by clicking on the links or using the navigation menu. Additional Membership forms will also be available at the Community House Bulletin Board.


Submit 2017 Membership Dues by May 31st

The due date for 2017 Membership dues is May 31st. Those who submit their membership forms before the May 1st deadline will be entered into the drawing held at the Opening Meeting for a $50 Drakes Island Apparel Store gift card! Sending in your membership dues before the due date help the association to provide funds to purchase apparel, help track memberships related to camp and tennis participation and to ease the burden in managing the membership paperwork throughout the summer months. Please help us and send in your dues as soon as possible. Membership forms and information can be found here.


Community House Kick Off the Summer Barbecue

Sunday, July 2nd. Sponsored by our DIIA Camp Counselors with the assistance of day campers. No BYODinner this year!! Just arrive, relax, and enjoy the kids barbecuing burgers, hot dogs and maybe even sausage & peppers! A minimal fee (TBD) for dinner, chips and drinks will be charged per person. Check the Bulletin Board for more info. Please RSVP at the Bulletin Board or to kathchip@gmail.com


2017 Road Race Registration

The 7th Annual Drakes Island Road Race is scheduled for Saturday July 15th at 8am. The registration fee is $25 per participant and includes a t-shirt. Pre-registration begins now through July 8th! Click here for more details and to download the registration form.


Drakes Island Apparel

The first opportunity to purchase apparel will be on July 4th following the Kids Opening Meeting at the Community House. Apparel Sales will be held every Saturday 10 am - 12 pm (noon) through September 2nd. Note: September 2nd will be the LAST DAY to buy Drakes Island Apparel until the 2018 season. So get your holiday shopping done wheie they're available!


DIIA Directory

The 2017-2018 directory is available to Homeowners who are also current members of the DIIA. If any changes are required for the next edition, please e-mail them to Sandy Magill capt.magill2@gmail.com and they will be updated accordingly. Members may also update information on their membership application as well. If you send an e-mail, Sandy can confirm your information. Also, if you wish to join the Drakes Island e-mail chain, let Sandy know and she can add you to list.


Bulletin Boards

The Community House Bulletin Boards are intended for DIIA use only (i.e. tennis, activity information, announcements, and sign-up sheets). Also, an envelope will be provided for collection dues and information changes. Please NO ADVERTISING.


Thinking Ahead

The DIIA welcomes the participation of all Drakes Island residents. We are looking for a few islanders to join our Memorial Committee as well as our future Hiring Committee. If you’re interested in filling one of our future personnel positions, or would consider serving on one of our committees, please contact Kathy Hall, Brook Seeley or any board member.


2017 Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament

The Mixed Doubles Tennis Tournament is an exciting event that takes place throughout the summer. The team drawings will be held on Friday, June 30th at 7 pm at the Cullen’s house. Please bring an appetizer to share, your beverage of choice and a new can of tennis balls. All tennis enthusiasts are welcome! If you cannot be there or want to be on the substitute list, contact Kevin Cullen. This event will be organized by Kevin Cullen.


2017 Round Robin for Kids

Children ages 4 and older of all skill levels are welcome to play tennis with their friends and meet new friends on the courts! Kids will be grouped to play against similarly skilled players in a round robin style event. Pizza will be served after. It’s a great way to spend an hour after the beach and before dinner. This event will be held Friday, July 21st from 5:30 – 7:30 pm.


3rd Annual Mixed Doubles Tennis Open

Close out the summer tennis season with a fun round robin doubles tournament. Players will rotate partners and opponents and accumulate points throughout the afternoon. This event will be held on Saturday, September 2nd at 4 pm and will be organized by the DIIA Tennis Committee.


Kids Tennis Lessons

Lessons are held every Monday and Wednesday (unless posted otherwise). Beginner Lessons are held from 4-5 pm and Intermediate Lessons from 5-6 pm. $5 per child/lesson. Lessons will be conducted by Nick Wuerthner and Lukas Hall.


Pickle Ball

Will be held at the Tennis Courts on Sundays and Fridays mornings from 8:30 - 10 am and Friday evenings from 5 - 7 pm. These weekly “Drop-In” events are organized by Tom Appleton.


Ladies Tally

Will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11 am. This weekly event is organized by Maryanne Foley.


Dial 911 for Emergencies

For any emergency situations, please dial  911  within the Town of Wells. For all other non-emergency situations or questions, you can reach the Wells Police Department at 646-9354 and the Wells Fire Department at 646-7912.


Town of Wells Ordinances


Consumer Fireworks Ban (§ 115-4)

A. The sale of consumer fireworks is prohibited anywhere within the Town of Wells.
B. The use of consumer fireworks is prohibited anywhere within the Town of Wells.
C. This chapter does not apply to a person issued a fireworks display permit by the Town and/or State of Maine pursuant to 8 M.R.S.A. § 227-A, as may be amended from time to time.
D. This chapter is intended only to govern consumer fireworks. The use, sale, and possession of fireworks is governed by the applicable provisions of 8 M.R.S.A. § 221 et seq. THE POSSESSION, AND/OR SALE OF FIREWORKS IN MAINE IS ILLEGAL, except as permitted under 8 M.R.S.A. § 227-A, as may be amended from time to time.

Violations and Penalties (§ 115-6)
A. Use of consumer fireworks. Use of consumer fireworks in violation of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not less than $100 nor more than $250 plus attorney's fees and costs for the first offense, or a fine of not less than $250 nor more than $500 plus attorney costs for each subsequent offense.
B. Sale of consumer fireworks. Sale of consumer fireworks in violation of this chapter shall be subject to a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $1,000 plus attorney's fees costs for the first offense, or a fine of not less than $1,000 nor more than $2,500 plus attorney costs for each subsequent offense.
C. Seizure of consumer fireworks. The Town may seize consumer fireworks that it has probable cause to believe are used or sold in violation of this chapter. All consumer fireworks lawfully seized under this chapter shall be forfeited to the State of Maine pursuant to Title 8 M.R.S.A. § 237(2).

Dogs in the Beach Area

Between April 1 through June 15, dogs are not permitted within the beach area unless on a leash and under charge of a responsible person. From June 16 through September 15, dogs are not permitted within the beach areas between the hours of 8:00 AM and 6:00 PM. From 6:00 PM until 8:00 AM, dogs are permitted within the beach area only when on a leash and under charge of a responsible person. Exceptions: This section does not apply to dogs on the property of their owner or another property with the owner's permission, to Seeing Eye dogs assisting an individual with a disability, or to working police dogs.

Clean Up of Pet Waste

It shall be a violation for any person who owns, possesses or controls a dog or any other animal to fail to remove and dispose of any feces left by his/her animal, except on the property belonging to the animal's owner or keeper. Disposal shall be accomplished by transporting such feces to an appropriate waste receptacle. Exceptions: working police dogs while on duty or a dog or animal accompanying a person who, because of disability, is physically unable to comply with the requirements of this chapter.