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BBACC Connects
April 5, 2018
Last Week's poll results: We had 19 responses this week, thank you for participating. Out of 19, eight of you said you use both landline & cellphone for your business. Six said landline only, and five said cellphone only.

Do you plan on visiting the Bucksport Farmers' Market this season? Opening day is Thursday, May 17th!
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.

Please remember to always share your news with us by emailing  office@bucksportbaychamber.com .
Where will the Chamber go? Here's an Update
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Thank you to all board members, Chamber members and other community members who joined the discussion on Tuesday, April 3 about the future of the Chamber's location.

Larry Wahl, board member, presented many options including a temporary opportunity. He has been in discussion with the The Verona Grange hall directly next to the old Chamber building located at 54 Main Street. We will be moving in there within the next few weeks. Thank you Larry Wahl and Virginia Dow for handling the negotiations and the generosity of the Verona Grange for sharing their space with us. We will let announce when moving day is, and we'll need all the help we can get.

So, what happens next? The board and other interested Chamber members will form a committee in the near future dedicating efforts to a long term solution. Please let us know if you are interested in serving on this committee or have any input regarding this topic. office@bucksportbaychamber.com
Children's School Readiness Fair
The Bucksport Area Early Childhood Network’s 21st annual Children’s School Readiness Fair will be held on Saturday, April 7, from 9-11:30 a.m. at the Jewett School Gym on Bridge Street and Broadway in Bucksport.

Parents, guardians, grandparents and other family caretakers are encouraged to bring their babies, toddlers or preschoolers for a fun-filled morning of creative play. This year’s theme, “Off To A Good Start!” will showcase the many learning opportunities that can enhance young children’s readiness for school.

There will be lots of fun activities for young children to learn through play. Adults will learn about the variety of valuable resources and programs that are available locally and regionally for young children.

For more information, call 469-6644.
Film screening: "Boston: The Marathon" and Bridge the Gap Race this weekend!
Film screening: "Boston: The Marathon"
Saturday, April 7 from 2PM to 4PM
Alamo Theatre, Bucksport

“BOSTON” is the first feature-length documentary film about the world’s most legendary running race – the Boston Marathon. The film chronicles the story of the iconic race from its humble origins 120 years ago, starting with only 15 runners, to the present day. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children. Click here for the Facebook Event page

Main Street Bucksport brings this film to the Alamo to kick off the Bridge the Gap Race weekend. The race is scheduled for 10am on Sunday, April 8. Learn More about the race here...

Find out more about Main Street Bucksport
Senior Meals Calendar & Center Activities
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)

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

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

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

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
Orland River Day is Seeking Volunteers
Orland River Day is seeking volunteers

Do you have any ideas to make Orland River Day 2018 great? Will you be available on June 29th or June 30th to help make this event happen?

Come and help make this years River Day awesome! Join their email list, or come to the 1st meeting on April 11th at 6pm at the Orland Town Office!

Any help would be greatly appreciated. To be added to their email list for volunteer updates and email participation please email Tracy at assistantclerk@orlandme.org or message them through the Orland River Day Facebook page!
The Local Variety
April Events
Wednesday, April 11 at 6PM

Come have some fun and learn to make your own skin-loving body lotions and lip balms! The folks from Lally Broch Farm will be at The Local Variety in Bucksport, Maine to help take you through all of the steps to make your own jar of creamy lotion- perfect for gifts or your own personal use! You will create 16 oz of lotion in a reusable mason jar with pumping lid. Then, learn how easy it is to create your own vegan lip balms. You'll bring home 6 tubes of nurishing lip balms. The cost of the class is $45 per person and pre-registration is required. Register here. Seating is extremely limited, so don't delay. We hope to see you there!

Saturday, April 14 at 1:00PM

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.
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.
Private Home Care, Inc. Shares Poem from Client in Honor of National Poetry Month
The Stumps
Written by Dr. John Meyer II

When I have finished my work,
Let me fall with dignity
Or if I must fall sooner, with defiance
But let me rest.

Let my fibers go to build the strength of the world I share and make strong supports for those I generated
Let my leaves bring up crocuses by mingling with the soil to them food

Let my stump molder quietly, offering for what rest for those who wander this way, food for small creatures, stuff for teaming life

And then in the fullness of time,
Let my dust lend moody elegance to the landscape and let my juices find their way through the interstices of Earth, to enter into the fabric of new life

My immortality will not reside in my remembered identity, but in the flow of life to life
Strength growing
In other mortalities
And generations of unborn ideas
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
Taxpayers who have questions about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act have several resources that will help answer questions.

Business owners: Ensure employees check their withholding

Business owners should remind employees to check their withholding and do a “paycheck checkup” following changes from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. Using the Withholding Calculator is the best way for employees to check that they aren’t having too much or too little tax withheld from their paychecks.

Small business owners often have a running list of things to do. These include deadlines, sales calls, employee issues, banking, advertising – and taxes. The IRS can help with the last one.

 Small business owners that offer goods and services online may be part of the sharing economy. Activities such as ride sharing, freelancing, renting a spare bedroom and crowd funding are usually taxable. The IRS has a Sharing Economy Tax Center to help these taxpayers find the information they need to meet their tax obligations.
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.

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
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: Service Assistant 
Full Time, Seasonal Employee
$12 an hour after 2 week trial 
We are in need of hard-working, fun-loving, 
all-around-great-and-outgoing personalities 
to join our GROWING Service Team Family!
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...
The Death of Stalin 
April 6-8, 2018
107 minutes
The one-liners fly as fast as political fortunes fall in this uproarious, wickedly irreverent satire from Armando Iannucci (Veep, In the Loop). Moscow, 1953: when tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin drops dead, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to be the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweeby Georgy Malenkov (Jeffrey Tambor), the wily Nikita Khrushchev (Steve Buscemi), and the sadistic secret police chief Lavrentiy Beria (Simon Russell Beale). But as they bumble, brawl, and backstab their way to the top, just who is running the government? Combining palace intrigue with rapid-fire farce, this audacious comedy is a bitingly funny takedown of bureaucratic dysfunction performed to the hilt by a sparkling ensemble cast. 

Fri 6 Apr, 6:00pm
Fri 6 Apr, 8:15pm
Sat 7 Apr, 6:00pm
Sat 7 Apr, 8:15pm
Sun 8 Apr, 2:00pm*
Sun 8 Apr, 6:00pm

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

*The Sunday matinees will feature OPEN CAPTIONS
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!

$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 visiting the Bucksport Bay Farmers' Market this season? Opening day 5/17/18
Yes, Of course! I can't wait to shop for locally grown produce on Thursdays
No, I can't seem to get there in time (*stay tuned for occasional later hours)
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