BBACC Connects
April 4, 2019
Last Week's poll results:  Which re-opening featured in last week's newsletter will you be attending?
Wahl's Dairy Port - 44.4%
The Local Variety - 22.2%
Back Ridge Bee Farm & Supply - 0.0%
All of the Above - 33.3%

Does your business have a website?
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.
Fundraising Campaign
As I am sure you know The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce has been leasing the Verona Grange building at 54 Main Street in Bucksport, right next door to our old home. What you may not know is that since entering into said lease the Verona Grange has dissolved and that we have further entered into a purchase
and sale agreement with the Maine State Grange to purchase the building. 

Bucksport Bay Festival July 19-21, 2019
​The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce is excited to celebrate this year’s 22nd Annual Bucksport Bay Festival, a three-day event on the Bucksport Waterfront and Main Street starting on Friday, July 19th and concluding Sunday, July 21st.  

The Bucksport Bay Festival has something for everyone! 

Shelby spent the past two years working hard to build and organize the festival with us. We want to publicly thank her for all her efforts. It was a pleasure getting to know her and we know she built relationships with many of you as well. Thank you Shelby for making a huge difference in our community and helping us organize a successful 225 Celebration and the Bucksport Bay Festival 2018.

We are excited to announce that we have a new Festival Coordinator, Nathalie Arruda. She is currently working on sponsorship information and reaching out to key players. If you would like to welcome her or have questions please feel free to contact her. 207.479.1167 or email
Invest in your local Chamber!
Welcome New Member:

Interested in having a 5 gallon or 3 gallon water cooler in your office or home? Want to have private labeling on a bottle of water for a party or event? Contact distributor, Dick Petersen today to learn more!

You can reach Dick Petersen at 855.819.6670 or email
Thank you for renewing your membership with us!

Blossoms By The Bay is committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Because their customers are important to them, the professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. That is why they always go the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect.

With the upcoming Bucksport YMCA Father or Caregiver/Daughter dance coming up on April 19th there will be a 10% discount off corsages and boutonnieres if you pre-order by April 12th!  

Candles are 20% off for the entire month of APRIL! If you're as excited about Spring as we are then visit 74 Main Street in Bucksport!
Senior Center Meals & Activities

Our meals here at the Center are prepared fresh daily. Our kitchen is supervised by local restaurateur Glenn Redman. The meals are available to local Seniors in Bucksport and the surrounding towns. But, it is important to note that these delicious meals are also available to anyone in the community, regardless of age. The meals are also available for delivery at no extra charge. Many businesses in the area order and have the meals delivered. Everyone is welcome to come and join us for lunch here at the Center as well. We sit down to enjoy lunch ever Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:30 am. These delicious freshly prepared meals are available for the unbelievably low price of $5.00 dollars. The meals include an entree, sides and even a dessert. If you join us at the Center there is even coffee and cold drinks.
For reservations please call 469.3632
Please call in advance as soon as you know you are able to attend no later than 9:00am the morning of the scheduled meal.

Aerobics 8-9am 
Knitting and Crocheting 9:30-11am
Bone Builders Exercise 1:00-2:30pm
Poker & Hand and Foot Cards 5:30-9pm
Bridge Games - 6:30pm (not during the summer months)

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

Aerobics 8-9am 
Scrabble 12:15-2pm
Bone Builders Exercise 1:00-2:30pm

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

Aerobics 8-9am 
Playing at the Alamo
"Run the Race"
April 5-7, 2019
101 minutes

Against the backdrop of high school football and track, two brothers in a small Southern town face escalating problems with two different world views, straining - but ultimately strengthening - the bonds of brotherhood. An inspirational film produced by ex-NFL player Tim Tebow and his brother.

Fri 05 Apr, 6:00pm
Fri 05 Apr, 8:15pm
Sat 06 Apr, 6:00pm
Sat 06 Apr, 8:15pm
Sun 07 Apr, 2:00pm*
Sun 07 Apr, 6:00pm

*The Sunday matinee will feature OPEN CAPTIONS.

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

What's Coming?
Run Millinocket
April 6 at noon
A short film open to the public immediately following the awards to the runners of the Bridge the Gap Race.
Brought to you by Main Street Bucksport

School Vacation Week:
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World

April 12-18, 2019
Fri & Sat 6pm
Sun 2 & 6pm
Mon, Tues, Wed 2pm
Thurs 6pm
Sponsored in honor of Team 6329 : Bucksport High School Robotics.


We are always in need of sponsors for future films, especially those we book at the last minute. 
Please consider? 
$100 for Individuals, Non-Profits 
and now Businesses.
You get your name on the marquee, big screen, lobby card, print ads & your provided information & links to websites in our weekly email blast, website & social media. (No politics please.)
Lighthouse Arts & Education Open House
The Lighthouse Arts Center is now Lighthouse Arts & Education, a brand new not-for-profit organization focused on Celebrating the Arts in our Community. 

Come join our Open House on Saturday, April 6 from 10 AM – 5 PM! Come and see the whole new look to the gallery, as well as the new list of Spring classes! 

The featured artist, Mango Johnstone, will have an exhibit for the month of April! The exhibit will be open to the public at Lighthouse Arts & Education from April 5 - May 7 during open hours and is handicapped accessible. 

We will be celebrating Mango's amazing work at our open house on Saturday.
Bridge the Gap Race Awards Ceremony & Film
Saturday April, 6, 2019 at 12 PM
Alamo Theatre, Bucksport ME

Join us after the Bridge the Gap Race for the awards ceremony followed by a short film, Millinocket the Marathon. The film celebrates the wonderful and wacky Millinocket marathon and the impact it’s having on the local economy.

Free and open to everyone. 
Upcoming at Lighthouse Arts & Education
Pysanky Eggs Workshop with Sadie Personeni April 6 from 1-4PM
Ages 15+. Join us in creating beautiful Pysanky Eggs! This traditional Ukranian method of decorating eggs uses a wax-resist and dye method that allows you to create beautiful designs and achieve rich colors! This workshop is perfect for the total beginner, novice, or expert! The instructor will demonstrate each part of the process, and will ensure that each student is able to leave the workshop with a finished egg! All supplies provided. Cost is $28 per student.

Kids Easter Workshop
April 16 from 10am to 12pm
In this workshop, we'll have fun working with fiber as we create felted Easter eggs (just in time for Easter!), make fiber jewelry, and create small bowls that will turn into a night light once we put an electric tea-light in them. Parents and grandparents may also join us for this exploration of fiber. Ages: 7-12 Cost: $23 per student
To register for this workshop, please give us a call at (207)-702-9135, or stop by in person. Registration deadline is Saturday, April 13th.

Handmade Book & Paper Techniques Workshop with Janalee Welch
April 24 from 10AM-4PM
Ages 15+. Students will learn basic art and printing techniques which can be used for a variety of art making methods. These will vary from session to session and will include gelatin printing, methods to make stamps, paper altering methods, and paper folding and gluing. As time permits, students will go home with a finished product. All supplies provided. Cost is $85 per student. 

For more information like their Facebook page
Whole Oceans is Hiring!
Whole Oceans is looking for a few dynamic people to grow our corporate management team and office staff. We also hope you will be excited about the future of seafood and aquaculture in Maine! These corporate positions will support the overall goals of the project and promote communication between team members and our business contacts. Applications for these positions will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is found. We expect to have more aquaculture-centric positions available later this year so stay tuned!  

If you have any questions about these positions please contact:
Lucy Ditzel at KMA Consulting, LLC
Phone: (207) 781-2774
Two Rivers Realty is hiring an Agency Assistant!
This key position manages administrative functions, marketing & policies/procedures. Strong customer service and computer/social media skills required.

Please email resume to or mail to 
P O Box 875, Bucksport, ME 04416
Island Pool N' Spa is Hiring!
Island Pool & Spa is looking to fill several positions for the 2019 Season. Seasonal positions will be from approximately 5/1/19 thru 10/31/19.

  • Full and Seasonal Service Technician
  • Seasonal Service Assistants

If you enjoy the outdoors and working in beautiful surrounding this is the job for you.
Stop in to Island Pool & Spa, Verona Island to get an application. Call 469-6004 or visit
2019 Historical Society Internship on the Maine Coast 
The Castine Historical Society is pleased to invite applications for its 2019 graduate level internship. Students enrolled in a Master's degree or Ph.D. program in a museum studies, history, public history, archival science or related field may apply. The internship is 35 hours per week for ten weeks with a stipend of $2,800. 

This educational opportunity is a way for the Historical Society to participate in and serve the field of history and museum work. Students gain experience with professional staff in a local history setting. The primary project this year is cataloging and preserving the photograph collections housed in the Grindle House storage facility on School Street. The annual program also involves the student in learning Castine area history and providing walking tours along with local volunteer guides.

Applications are due by Tuesday, April 16, 2019. To view the full internship description and application instructions, visit   or contact Paige Lilly via email at
Private Home Care, Inc.
Private Home Care, Inc. is a personal care agency serving in-home clients in the Belfast, Maine and surrounding areas. Our services address health, safety and nutrition needs, as well as individual aspects of care such as personal interests and activities. 

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Teaches Children to Save
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is celebrating national Teach Children to Save Day on April 12, sponsored by the American Bankers Association (ABA) Foundation. Geared toward grades K-8, Teach Children to Save is a national program that organizes banker volunteers to help young people develop a lifelong savings habit, putting them on a path to becoming smart money-managing adults. 

If you are interested in having a Bar Harbor Bank & Trust employee teach a savings lesson at your school, or to a local community group, please contact Zoe Zalta, Marketing Coordinator at 888-853-7100 x10519. Lessons can be taught any time of year.

Wahl's Dairy Port
Flavor Calendar

Specialty Soft Serve Flavors
Over 30 Flavors of Gifford's Hard Serve
Hours 11am to 9pm Daily
79 Main Street, Bucksport ME
Orland Community Center April Calendar

So much is offered at the Orland Community Center. Take advantage of all the great classes and activities going on this month.
  • Zumba
  • Adult Pickleball
  • TRX
  • Cycling
  • Yoga
  • Strength Training
  • Adult Volleyball
To learn more please visit Orland Community Center on Facebook or call 207.469.7691

The Orland Fitness Center is open
M-F 5am to 8pm
Sat-Sun 7am to 7pm
Healthy Acadia News
Healthy Acadia, Libraries Combine Fun and Learning for Better Health
Healthy Acadia and participating libraries across Hancock and Washington counties have joined forces to improve health literacy with the National Library of Medicine and National Institutes of Health free online health resources. Plan to attend one or more of these spring events that combine fun and learning for better health.

Healthy Acadia to offer Responsible Beverage Server and Seller Training
The next Responsible Beverage Server & Seller training will be held on Thursday, April 25, 2019 , at Ramada Inn, 215 High Street, Ellsworth. Off-premise seller training session (for retail, grocery, liquor store employees) will begin at 8:30am; On-premise server training session (for restaurant, tavern/bar staff) will begin at 12:00pm. Registration fee is $25 per participant per session

One World…One Breath: World Tai Chi and Qiqong Day Event Set for April 27
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day has been celebrated on the last Saturday in April for nearly twenty years. On April 27, 2019 , people in hundreds of communities, in over 80 nations across six continents, will come together to perform tai chi and qigong at 10:00am, creating a circle of health and healing around the world. Healthy Acadia plans a free community gathering in Ellsworth this year to mark the occasion. 

Healthy Acadia to Offer Recovery Coach Academy in April
 Are you are interested in supporting others along their journey to recovery? Are you an individual in long-term recovery from substance use, a friend or family member of someone in recovery, or a recovery ally? Healthy Acadia is thrilled to offer a 30-hour Connecticut Community for Addiction (CCAR) Recovery Coach Academy, a training session for those interested in serving as peer-to-peer coaches for those seeking recovery from substance use, from April 30 to May 3 , 2019 at the Ramada Inn, Ellsworth. Classes will meet from 8:30AM to 5:00PM each day. 

Evidence-based Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Healthy Acadia, in partnership with Access Health, will host an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) on Thursday and Friday, May 9-10, 2019 from 8:00am to 4:00pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 130 Beechland Road, Ellsworth. The two-day, ASIST training uses an evidence-based curriculum from Living Works Education, focused on suicide intervention and prevention.
Free Health Literacy Presentations in Bucksport and Orland
Access wellness through Health Literacy

Do you have questions about your health and wellness? Is a loved one struggling with physical, mental health or substance abuse problems? Learn where to find accurate, reliable health information online, without being exposed to advertisements, misinformation or personal risk. Bring a friend or family member to this free, 1-hour talk. All community members are welcome. 
Monday, April 8, 2019
Bucksport Senior Center
125 Broadway, Bucksport ME

For more information about this event call Bucksport Senior Center at 469.3632

Presented by Bucksport Senior Center with funding through Healthy Acadia and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.

Thursday, April 11, 2019
90 Schoolhouse Rd, Orland, ME

Presented by the Stockton Springs Community Library with funding through Healthy Acadia and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.  

For more information about this event call H.O.M.E. at 469.7961
Carrier's Mainely Lobster Opening Day!
Carrier's 2019 Season Opening on
Friday April 5th at 11am.
Featuring AYCE (All You Can Eat) Haddock from 4 pm - Close.
Celebrate! It's been a long winter!
The Local Variety Upcoming Events
Saturday, April 27 at 1:00-2:30PM

Get rid of those "maybe someday" clothes, shoes, bags and jewelry that don't spark joy in your life! Share your fabulousness with someone who will love and appreciate them!

Bring 25 or less pieces with you- clothing, shoes, jewelry/accessories or purses. Please make sure everything is freshly washed and still has plenty of life left in them! You'll get one ticket for each item that you bring to swap that can be redeemed for a new (to you!) item. 

All attendees will also get a 20% off shopping pass at The Local Variety for the day!

Any leftover items will be donated to the Talk & Shop thrift store that benefits Bucksport Area Community Concerns. This is a FREE event!

Saturday, May 4 at 12:30PM

Saturday, May 18 at 1:00PM
7 Dinners? No Dishes? Here's your chance!
Winner! WInner! 7 dinners! We are only selling 100 chances so you have a 100 to 1 chance to be the lucky winner! The winner will be drawn as soon as 100 chances are sold so hurry in to BookStacks to get yours. $20 per chance to win and only 100 chances up for grabs. The winner will receive a coupon book with 7 dinner coupons ($175 dollar value) to these local eateries:
  • Bucksport House of Pizza
  • Carrier's Mainely Lobster
  • Crosby's Drive-In
  • Harbor View Grille
  • The Island Rise & Shine Restaurant
  • MacLeod's Restaurant
  • Verona Wine and Design
You may also purchase a chance or two at the chamber's new office space at 54 Main street, Bucksport but BookStacks is open more hours
Uniquely Tour Castine: Past and Present
The Castine History Partners has launched the Castine Virtual History Tour covering 27 places in town spanning four centuries in time. Using the latest technology, as users wander through town they can read and hear about a variety of places while viewing galleries of historic images and documents that bring the stop to life. 

How can you take the tour? While it’s preferable to take the tour while visiting Castine where tour goers can see the sites in person, anyone can “take” the tour no matter where you are. The tour is available as a free program, or “app,” that can be downloaded at any time to a mobile device from the Google Play or Apple App Store. To access them visit If tour goers don't have a smartphone or tablet, they can also take the tour online at

IRS News

2. IRS expands penalty relief for taxpayers whose payments fell short in 2018

The IRS provided additional expanded penalty relief to taxpayers whose federal income tax withholding and estimated tax payments fell short of their total tax liability for 2018 by lowering to 80 percent the threshold required to qualify.

The IRS is now waiving the estimated tax penalty for any taxpayer who paid at least 80 percent of their total tax liability through federal income tax withholding, quarterly estimated tax payments or a combination of the two. The revised waiver computation will be integrated into commercially-available tax software and reflected in the forthcoming revision of the instructions for Form 2210, Underpayment of Estimated Tax by Individuals, Estates, and Trusts.

3. Two IRS publications every business owner and self-employed individual should read

The 2019 revision of Form 656-Booklet, Offer in Compromise (OIC) will be available for download on, Monday, March 25. The booklet contains current forms and instructions for submitting an OIC. Using previous versions of the booklet may result in delayed processing of OIC applications.

Publication 5318, Tax Reform: What’s New for Your Business, provides an overview of many of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act changes that affect business taxes. Topics include:

  • Qualified business income deduction
  • Depreciation
  • Business related losses, exclusions and deductions
  • Other miscellaneous provisions

Additional help for filing business taxes is available in Publication 17, Your Federal Income Tax, and the tax reform information page.

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 You can find us at 23 Commerce Park in Ellsworth. Drop-in any time.

4 - 5 p.m.
Gentle, healing hatha
Mats and props provided.
Everyone welcome.
No cost.
Stockton Springs Community Library News & Upcoming Events
Stockton Springs Library
Stockton Springs Community Library will host three free blood pressure and blood sugar clinics this spring as part of its Access Wellness health literacy programming. The events will be held at the library from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 5 and April 19 . The clinics are open to the general public on a drop-in basis. Members of the town’s ambulance crew will perform the testing.

The Stockton Springs Community Library is an all volunteer library. Any questions feel free to call 207.567.4147
Bucksport Regional Health Center Health Beat

BRHC Health Beat - March Newsletter
We're hiring! Check out our latest newsletter, below, for openings. Also, if you or someone you love is addicted to opioids/pain killers, we are here to help. This newsletter highlights our Medication Assisted Treatment program and shares what our current participants have to say about it.
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