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BBACC Connects
April 12, 2018
Last Week's poll results: You said, "Yes, Of course! I can't wait to shop for locally grown produce on Thursdays" (at the Bucksport Bay Farmers' Market in May)

Do you plan on helping on Sunday (4/22) to move the Chamber office from 52 to 54 Main Street? We'll be there from 8am to 4pm
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.

Please remember to always share your news with us by emailing  office@bucksportbaychamber.com .
We're counting on you! Moving Day is April 22
We found a home, now we could use some help moving our office! The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce has negotiated a temporary lease with the Verona Grange at 54 Main Street in Bucksport, the next door down 🙂 We couldn't be more grateful for the offer and we're excited to get back to Main Street.

When's moving day? Find out Moving Day event page, Let's Move This! Sunday, April 22 starting at 8am! We need all the help we can get. If you have some time to help stop by on Sunday. If you have boxes, totes, dollies, cleaning supplies and any other equipment that would be helpful in moving we'll need them.

Please advise both Alecia and Leslie have experienced respiratory and allergic reactions by being in the poor air quality of the building so if you are sensitive please take the appropriate precautions.
Senior Meals Calendar & Center Activities
Mondays:
Aerobics 8-9am 
Knitting and Crocheting 9:30-11am
Skip-Bo Cards 9:30-11am 
"3-13" Cards 12:30-2pm
Poker & Hand and Foot Cards 5:30-9pm
Bridge Games - 6:30pm (not during the summer months)

Tuesdays:
Evening Bingo 5:45-8pm
Day Quilters - 1st Tuesday 9am to 3pm

Wednesdays:
Aerobics 8-9am 
Skip-Bo Cards 9:30-11am
Scrabble 12:15-2pm

Thursdays:
Bridge 12:30-4pm
Poker & Scat/31 Cards 5:30-9pm

Fridays:
Aerobics 8-9am 
Skip-Bo Cards 10-11am
Wahl's Dairy Port Flavor Calendar

Specialty Soft Serve Flavors
Over 30 Flavors of Gifford's Hard Serve
Hours 11am to 8pm Daily
79 Main Street, Bucksport ME
Main Street Bucksport Coffee Hour
Second Friday Coffee Hour is
Friday, April 13 from 8-8:30am,
The Local Variety

Join Main Street Bucksport and your downtown neighbors to chat business, upcoming plans, and possible collaborations. 

Coffee is on Main Street Bucksport. Come hungry and buy delicious food from The Local Variety. 
The Local Variety
April Events
Saturday, April 14 at 1:00PM
Live chicks for adoring and everything you need to know to become a backyard chicken keeper. From incubation, chick care, and common health problems to taming rooster aggression, sexing poultry, and processing for food—we’ll cover it all and answer all of your questions. A limited number of chicks will be available for sale and to reserve for later in the spring. Chicks, started pullets, brooders, and coops may be ordered for May pick-up at the time of the class

Wednesday, April 18 at 6:30PM

Saturday, April 21 at 1:00PM

Thursday, April 26 at 6PM

Saturday, April 28 at 12PM
Bucksport YMCA Father/Daughter Dance
Tickets are now on sale for our father/daughter dance April 13th from 6:00pm-8:00pm! Pick up your tickets at either the YMCA office at 66 Bridge Street in Bucksport or at the Miles Lane school office. Space is limited to 400 participants, $10 covers one caregiver and up to two children. Our theme is Think Spring! Snack Shack will have items for $1 each.
Buck's Mills Rod & Gun Fun Field Day
The Bucksmill’s Rod & Gun Club will be sponsoring a Family Field day, April 14th 10am to 3pm, intended to
provide fun and safe outdoor activities for kids in our area. The purpose of our club is
promote an interest in fishing and wildlife conservation in order to ensure good hunting
and fishing for future generations. At this event we will focus on getting young children
active and interested in the great outdoors. We will be giving away goodie bags, door
prizes and raffle items focused on keeping kids and families active outside. 
For more information please visit their Facebook page or contact Nicky Dyer at 991-0033. If you or your area business would like to help make our event successful by making a donation please let Nicky know!
Paint n' Sip at Bald Mountain Community Center
We are excited to announce BMCC's First Ever PAINT 'N SIP Saturday April 14th 2018!

All skill levels welcome!
Total noob? No worries! Your artist host, Jen Sansosti will walk you through the painting process step by step -OR- you can utilize the time to paint your very own creation! All materials are provided.

Seats are (VERY) limited! 
THE ONLY WAY TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT is to buy tickets here at this link
[$40 per person]

Feel free to bring a potluck style dish if you'd like, some snacks will be provided but be sure to --> BYOB!! <--
(All ages welcome but 21+ to drink)

See you there - Cheers!

Another Paint n' Sip is planned Saturday, April 28 at 6 PM - 9 PM - click here for more information.
Bucksport United Methodist Church Breakfast Buffet
The Bucksport United Methodist Church, at 71 Franklin Street, Bucksport, will host a Breakfast Buffet on Saturday, April 14th, from 6:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

This All-You-Care-To-Eat meal features many delicious entrees, beverages and homemade baked goods. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children, and $25 for a family of four or more. 

For more information, please call the church office at 469-3622, or Ed Petravicz at 469-9979.
Private Home Care, Inc. is Hiring
Bay Festival 2018 Planning Meeting
The next meeting of the 2018 Planning Committee is scheduled for Thursday, April 12th 4:30pm. We'll be meeting in the conference room at the Public Safety Building - join us...we still need lots of volunteers!
Award Winning Animated Film “Coco” at Stockton Springs Community Library 
The Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) invites everyone to come to the library on Wednesday, April 18th at 6:15 pm for a showing of the award-winning animated film Coco.
Children are invited to wear their pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animal and blanket. There will be refreshments and beverages. The event is free. For more information visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org.
Main Street Bucksport Welcomes New Board Members!
Main Street Bucksport is pleased to welcome two new Board members, Sarah Bissonnette of Bucksport and Ron Russell of Verona Island. 

Sarah Bissonnette was born in Blue Hill and grew up in Holden. Sarah graduated from John Bapst Memorial High School and then from the University of Southern Maine with a BA in Political Science. After testing the waters in Massachusetts and Southern California, she finally settled back in Maine. Sarah lives in Bucksport with her husband Paul, stepson William, and daughter Emma. You’ll often see her walking the neighborhood simultaneously pushing Emma in a stroller and walking her large, black dog Molly. Sarah is looking forward to supporting Main Street’s mission and witnessing the growth of Bucksport’s artist community, schools, and the development and proliferation of businesses in our lovely and historic town. 

Ron Russell has lived on "Welcome Home Farm" on Verona Island since 1980. He married Jeanne Jewett (a Bucksport girl!) in 1972 and together they have four children, all graduates of Bucksport High School and four grand children with a fifth one on the way! Ron recently retired from 42 years with the Darling's Auto Group & Associated Companies. He is interested in gardening, landscaping, bee keeping, making maple syrup, community volunteering, the environment, and the future of our area (in no particular order.) Ron has lots of energy and willing to use it to help transform downtown Bucksport.  

At the same time, the Main Street Bucksport Board says farewell and thank you to a founding member, Roxanne Jobe. Roxanne was instrumental in the creation of a Main Street program in Bucksport and has dedicated four years to leadership of the group. Roxanne and her husband Larry recently sold their house and business in Bucksport and although they will continue to think of Bucksport as home, they are spending much of their time in warmer climates. The Board sends a sincere thank you to Roxanne for her inspiration, enthusiasm, and commitment to the revitalization of downtown Bucksport. 
Main Street Bucksport Hosts Poem in Your Pocket Day
Poem in Your Pocket day comes to downtown Bucksport on Saturday, April 21.
Poem in Your Pocket Day 2018 is part of National Poetry Month. On this day people are encouraged to select a poem, carry it with them, and share it with others at schools, bookstores, libraries, parks, workplaces, street corners, and on social media using the hashtag #pocketpoem.

Main Street Bucksport is working with downtown merchants to help cross promote a Poem in Your Pocket Day special. The idea is simple. You choose a product or service that you'll give a 10% discount for is someone comes in with a poem in their pockets. We will place small baskets of poems around town and encourage people to visit various businesses to load up on poems in their pockets.  Learn More about MSB...

Several downtown businesses have already sign on. MSB will take out an ad in the Enterprise the week of the event and will gratefully accept any donation you can give to help offset advertising costs. This event is also being promoted by Bucksport's Poet Leureate, Pat Ranzoni. She will downtown on Poem in Your Pocket day reading poems and promoting a love of poetry. 

Poem in Your Pocket Day was initiated in April 2002 by the Office of the Mayor in New York City, in partnership with the city’s Departments of Cultural Affairs and Education. In 2008, the Academy of American Poets took the initiative to all fifty United States, encouraging individuals around the country to participate. In 2016, the League of Canadian Poets extended Poem in Your Pocket Day to Canada.
IRS News
1. First quarter estimated tax payment due April 17

Small businesses and self-employed individuals often need to make quarterly estimated tax payments to cover their tax obligation and avoid paying penalties. Estimated tax payments can be used to pay both income tax and self-employment tax (Social Security and Medicare).

The first payment installment for 2018 is due April 17. IRS Direct Pay is the fastest and easiest way to make these payments. The Electronic Federal Tax Payment System ( EFTPS ) and the IRS2Go mobile app are also secure and time-efficient options.

2. Business owners: Beware of ‘IRS Refunds’ email scam

In an April 9 news release , the IRS identifies a new bogus email pretending to be from “IRS Refunds,” and containing a link that connects to a fake page where thieves try to steal personally identifiable information, such as Social Security numbers.

These links or attachments often download malware that can give the scammers control of the computer or track keystrokes to determine sensitive passwords or critical information, placing personal and/or business data at risk.

Tax Tip 2018-52 IRS Dirty Dozen: Watch Out for These 12 Scams – The IRS reminds taxpayers to watch out for scams and schemes that put them and their personal information at risk.

IRS warning: Don’t be a victim of ‘ghost’ tax return preparers ― The IRS is cautioning taxpayers to avoid the dangers of “ghost” tax return preparers. (Also copy of News Release attached above.)
Yoga with Naomi 
Beginner-Friendly Healing Hatha Yoga
Bucksport: Wednesdays
Every Wednesday, our longest-running Yoga with Naomi class meets from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Bucksport Regional Health Center in Bucksport. Gentle, warm and friendly, this class is a welcoming space for yogis of any ability, age, or body type.

Bucksport Regional Health Center
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Gentle, healing hatha
Mats and props provided.
Everyone welcome.
$12 to drop in for a single class.
Sign up at the start of a 5-week series and pay $50 for 5 classes.
Free to cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers.
 
Ellsworth: Tuesdays
These classes are gentle, healing hatha classes; free and open to cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. Call the Center at 207-664-0339 or email info@bethwrightcancercenter.org. You can find us at 23 Commerce Park in Ellsworth. Drop-in any time.

Tuesdays
4 - 5 p.m.
Gentle, healing hatha
Mats and props provided.
Everyone welcome.
No cost.

David Walker also teaches a Beth Wright-sponsored gentle yoga class for cancer patients and survivors at Blue Hill Yoga on Mondays 3-4 p.m. There is no cost for the class and all are welcome.
Looking for work? These folks are now hiring!
Crosby's Drive In is now hiring for the 2018 season!

Seasonal short order cook 
30-40 hours week 
mid april - labor day 
pay based on experience 

If interested please call 991.2878
Carrier's Mainely Lobster is hiring for the 2018 season

Customer service representative/ Cashier
$10 / hour
Full-time
Looking for happy, hard working individuals for fast paced work place.
Pay depends on work ethic.
Get it back to us by US Mail or contact us via Facebook
10 Duck Cove Rd
Orland, ME 04472

Island Pool n Spa
JOB OPENING: Store Clerk
Full Time, Seasonal Employee
$12 an hour after 2 week trial
We are looking for a hard-working, fun-loving,
all-around-great-and-outgoing personalities
to join our Team!
Click on the link below to apply or stop in to Island Pool & Spa, Verona
Island
to get an application.
Call Island Pool & Spa at 469-6004 or visit islandpoolspa.com
Island Rise & Shine is now hiring!

Cook or server
Part-time job
Spring is coming soon and we need more help! We could use another cook and another server. Flexible hours and friendly so if you're interested message them on Facebook, call 469-1110 or stop by in person, 1 Maple Street on Verona Island.
Friends of Fort Knox is hiring for the 2018 season!

Fort Knox and Observatory Staff
Part-time job
Fort Knox and Observatory seasonal part-time Friends of Fort Knox are looking for tour guides, observatory and gate attendants. Six month positions send resume to FOFK1@aol.com, or FFK, PO Box 456, Bucksport, ME 04416, respond by March 23rd, no phone calls, please.
Tozier's Family Markets

Stop in to any of our three locations Searsport and Bucksport or Brewer and fill out an application today.
World Fish Migration Day Celebration
Join us at Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery for World Fish Migration Day! Come learn about Maine's migrating fish species including river herring, American eels, and Atlantic salmon! Activities will include fish printing, hatchery tours, scavenger hunt, NOAA's interactive "Stream Smart" table, and informational talks about Maine's fishway restoration projects.

This event is 10am-2pm on Saturday April 21st and free to the public.
Located at the Craig Brook and Green Lake National Fish Hatcheries
306 Hatchery Rd, East Orland, Maine 04431

Playing at the Alamo Theatre...
A Wrinkle in Time
sponsored by Dewey Coté
April 13-15, 2018
adventure/family/fantasy
109 minutes
PG
 
Ava DuVernay's adaptation of the classic children's novel boasts a starry cast including Oprah Winfrey, Reese Witherspoon, Mindy Kaling and Chris Pine. 

After the disappearance of her scientist father, three peculiar beings send Meg, her brother, and her friend to space in order to find him.
109 minutes
PG

Fri 13 Apr, 6:00pm
Fri 13 Apr, 8:15pm
Sat 14 Apr, 6:00pm
Sat 14 Apr, 8:15pm
Sun 15 Apr, 2:00pm*
Sun 15 Apr, 6:00pm

General Admission $8
Students/Seniors $7
Members $5

*The Sunday matinees will feature OPEN CAPTIONS
"Tick Talk" at SSCL
May 2018 is LYME Disease Awareness Month! Get ready now for prevention!

“TICK TALK” Friday April 20 at 7pm at Stockton Springs Community Library.

“Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home in Stockton Springs” Third Annual Speakers’ Series will present:
Dr. Beatrice Szantyr, MD, FAAP and Constance “Happy” Dickey, RN to discuss what you and your family should know about the causes, incidence and difficulties of medical diagnosis and the steps you should take to protect yourself and family. Q & A at end of talk.
Thanks to the support of the Maine Charity Foundation Fund of the Maine Community Foundation for their support of this program.
Admission is free and all are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.
For more information visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org or
phone 207-567-4147.
Heart & Soul Volunteer Fair/Summit
When: Wednesday, April 25th
4:30pm to 7:30pm
Where: Bucskport High School Gym & Cafeteria

Celebrate with our many community partners on April 25th from 4:20-7:30pm. You can visit informational tables and see how your talents and interests can take Bucksport to a brighter future. Connect with your Bucksport neighbors and find out what they are doing. Join their projects. Enjoy a buffet meal (courtesy of Town of Bucksport). Win a door prize. Celebrate with Bucksport Heart & Soul!

This program is co-sponsored by the Bucksport Branch, Down East family YMCA.
Marketing Main Street: Get Noticed in the Noise
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Cony Flatiron Auditorium
110 Cony Street, Augusta

Join us for two boot-camp strategies on how to market your boutique or mission on a shoe-string. Abbe Levin, Cultural Tourism Coordinator for the Maine Office of Tourism will teach you how the professionals spark foot traffic. Whitney Moreau from Marshall Communications will tell you how you have social media all wrong and what to do about it. Turn your brand into a celebrity this summer!

Pricing:
$29 Main Street/Network program community member/Maine Development Foundation member
$34 general public

Get Paid to Talk/Intro to Voiceover Acting
The Riverside Adult Ed Partnership with RSU 22/RSU 26/ RSU 34 Spring 2018 Session offerings are now available.

Included in this issue is the second "GET PAID TO TALK/Introduction to Voiceover Acting” workshop held by Voice Coaches of Albany N.Y. in cooperation with My Thrill Studio located at 46 Blueberry Hill in Winterport.

The offering will be held on Thursday, May 3rd from 6:30-9:00. This session is designed to introduce adults to the voice over field in a manner that is easy to understand, upbeat and fun. Voice overs are everywhere, from commercials, audio books, cartoons, gaming and documentaries.

You’ll learn about the business and you’ll have an opportunity to record a real script under the direction of a producer in the studio and have it played back to be assessed. If you have interest, call the studio @ 207-223-5082, text 207-944-9509, email mfrancis@mythrillstudio.com or Facebook message us. You may also call the RSU #22 Adult Ed office at 207-862-6422 or to register on-line visit their website

The fee is $25.00. Registering on-line is the fastest way to insure your spot. The number is limited to 15 and there is presently a wait list from the last session. Thanks for your time.
Free Paper Shredding Event in Bucksport
Saturday, May 5th 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Bucksport High School Parking Lot, 102 Broadway
Bucksport, Maine

Get ready for spring cleaning now and safeguard your identity from being stolen!
Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Shredding confidential documents you no longer need is one good way to protect yourself, your donors, and your customers. The AARP Fraud Watch Network wants to help. Bring any confidential documents to the Operation Stop Scams event, and we’ll shred them for free. It only takes a few minutes and can save you lots of headaches later on!  

This event is sponsored by AARP Fraud Watch Network – Operation Stop Scams and supported by Age-Friendly Bucksport, RSU 25,
BBHCC's Senior Resource Committee, and the Bucksport Police Department.
For more information, please call 469-2335.
Bucksport Bay Farmers' Market Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Season!
The Bucksport Bay Farmers' Market is seeking new vendors for the 2018 season starting May 17th. Come be a part of the revitalization of Bucksport!
Visit our website and download an application and look over the by-laws. You can mail your applications to PO Box 1676 , Bucksport ME 04416, email them to Leslie at leslie@bucksportbaychamber.com or call 207.469.6818
Join in our fun by following us on Facebook .
Searsport Pines Golf Course Offering
Bonus 10-Play Pass
Searsport Pines Golf Course is now offering a Bonus 10-Play Pass (includes a bonus round) for only $150.00. The pass is for 11 nine-hole rounds at this greatly reduced price (formerly $180.00). Cost for each nine-hole round of golf is only $13.64 !!. This bonus pass is available for purchase through May 15, 2018 for use during the 2018 Season. Purchase of a 10-Play pass after 5/1518 will be good for ten (10) nine hole rounds, equaling $15. per round; also substantial savings at the new low price of $150.00. 

Please all 207-548-2854 to purchase a pass or for further information
Sporting Goods Swap in Bucksport
Kids grow like weeds and specialized equipment tends to be outgrown very quickly. That means our parents are sometimes burdened by program fees and the additional cost of purchasing new sports gear every season.

The Bucksport YMCA invites you to participate in our sporting goods swap hosted at the Jewett School Gym from 3pm-7pm on Wednesday, May 16th. Please bring in donations at your convenience to the Bucksport YMCA office at least a week before the event.

To take advantage of this event you are not required to donate any used sports equipment, just show up and grab your child's size! Any equipment that is left over will be available for anyone involved in youth sports who might need it.

Some examples of equipment that could be donated: Cleats, Catching mitts, Basketball sneakers, Batting gloves, Bike Helmets, Skates, Bikes, Shin guards, Wrestling gear, Bats, balls, etc.
Weekly Poll
Do you plan on helping on Sunday (4/22) to move the Chamber office from 52 to 54 Main Street?
You can count on me, I'll be there
No, unfortunately I am not available
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