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BBACC Connects
August 10, 2018
Last Week's poll results: The results from last week's poll told us the majority of you are dog people!

What do you do to beat the heat?
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.

Please remember to always share your news with us by emailing  office@bucksportbaychamber.com .
Golftoberfest
Join us Saturday, September 29th for Golftoberfest held at the Searsport Pines Golf Course. From Links to Lederhosen! The Fourth Annual Golf Tournament AND Oktoberfest…

The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament is right around the corner. The 18-hole tournament will be held on Saturday, September 29, with a 9:00am registration, and a 10:00am shotgun start. This year brings us back to the Searsport Pines Golf Course. They served as a wonderful home for the tournament in the past and this year we return with the added fun of Oktoberfest.

If you plan on taking part in the golf tournament you must pre-register at the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, by September 14, 2018. You can download your registration form or register online here.
Winner Winner 7 Dinners on sale NOW!
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
Senior Center Meals & 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 9pm Daily
79 Main Street, Bucksport ME
Kids on Main: Books and Ice Cream!
Every Saturday from June 23 until August 18.

Saturday, August 11 11am to 12pm at Wahl's Dairy Port on Main Street in Bucksport

Children are invited to downtown Bucksport this summer on Saturdays from 11am-12pm to hear a story read by a community volunteer in the alley next to Wahl's Dairy Port. Children who attend will receive a free book courtesy Literacy Volunteers of Bangor and a coupon for a free ice cream courtesy Wahl's Dairy Port. This event is sponsored by Main Street Bucksport, Literacy Volunteers, Wahl's Dairy Port, and BookStacks. 

Community volunteer readers are still needed for a few Saturdays. If you're interested, contact Brook at 479-3933.
$10 on the 10th in Bucksport
August 10, 2018

Main Street Bucksport organizes $10 on the 10th in Bucksport. Support local business and commit to spending at least $10 on the 10th of each month. Special sales will be offered at various businesses.

Find the event on Facebook to learn more about what the specials are!
Private Home Care, Inc.
WERU Summer Pledge Drive
Summer Pledge Drive - August 4 through August 11

Our summer fundraiser runs from the Saturday Morning Coffeehouse on August 4 at 7 a.m. to the Saturday Morning Coffeehouse on August 11 at 10 a.m. Our goals are $16,000 and 100 New Members, and we can only do it with your support. $10, $20, $40… whatever amount works for you is very helpful and much appreciated by the good folks at WERU. Or become a Sustaining Member and give a little bit each month automatically with your credit card or checking account. It all ads up to a healthy and sustainable community radio station. If you are in Maine for the summer, please likewise consider giving. WERU is part of your summer experience and you can also take it home with you by listening at http://weru.org. Call (800) 643-6273 or give online at our website. However you contribute our volunteers, staff and Board will be most grateful!
Lighthouse Arts Center Silent Auction
We have an exciting opportunity coming up!

From August 7th to 11th, we will be holding a Silent Auction for Charity! We will have work created by several local artists available to bid on. Half of the proceeds will be donated to four local charities including: the Lighthouse Arts Center Scholarship Fund, Main Street Bucksport, Bucksport Community Concerns, and the Bucksport Animal Shelter.

The bidding process will run during normal business hours throughout the week (10:00 am to 6:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday) as well as at the Bucksport Arts Festival Artists’ Reception, also held at the Lighthouse Arts Center on Friday from 5:00 to 7:00 pm with live music by Mes Amis, wine, and refreshments.

Come and join the fun! Excitement will build on the last day of the Silent Auction and bids will close at 5:00 pm Saturday, August 11 at the culmination of the Bucksport Arts Festival.
Apply Today to be a Maine RecoveryCorps Coach!
Full-time and part-time positions open in Maine's Aroostook, Hancock, Knox, Penobscot, Waldo and Washington counties 

Thanks to a recent grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), Healthy Acadia is launching a new AmeriCorps initiative, the RecoveryCorps Program, which will expand recovery coaching to strengthen recovery support services in our communities and to improve recovery success among individuals facing substance use disorders, with an emphasis on opioid use disorders. 

This grant will support 30 AmeriCorps "RecoveryCorps" members (12 full-time and 18 part-time) who will serve as recovery coaches throughout Northeastern Maine, including Aroostook, Hancock, Knox, Penobscot, Waldo and Washington counties. RecoveryCorps members will help tackle the critical challenges of substance use disorders, including opioid use disorders, which result in high morbidity and mortality throughout the region. 

RecoveryCorps coaches will serve as personal guides and mentors for people seeking recovery, helping them overcome barriers and navigate systems to achieve their treatment, wellness and recovery support goals. RecoveryCorps coaches must have at least one year of active involvement in their recovery process, if they are in personal recovery from substance use. People with a commitment to the recovery process who do not have personal histories of past drug or alcohol use are also encouraged to become recovery coaches, if they have strong demonstrated personal experience with the recovery process. RecoveryCorps coaches honor all paths to recovery.

For the full RecoveryCorps position description and application instructions, click here or go to www.healthyacadia.org home page. Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue to be accepted until positions are filled. Service terms begin on September 24, 2018 or October 14, 2018.

If your organization is interested in hosting an AmeriCorps RecoveryCorps service member, or if you would like more information about the program or application process, please contact Sandie Dubay at 667-7171 or email Sandie@HealthyAcadia.org. 
IRS News
1. Small business employers can and should monitor outsourced payroll tax deposits

Many small business employers hire third-party payroll service providers to perform their payroll processing functions and tax-related duties, including making employment tax deposits through the Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS). EFTPS is a free, easy to use, and convenient way to pay all federal taxes through a secure government website.

It is important small businesses monitor their tax deposits as they, generally, remain liable for any unpaid employment taxes. This includes any penalties and interest resulting from underpayment, even if they use a third-party payroll service provider.

Note: this may not apply to employers using Certified Professional Employer Organizations.

Tips to help employers meet their employment tax responsibilities:

Establish an EFTPS account to monitor deposits.
Sign up for email notifications on EFTPS.gov.
Contact the third-party payroll service provider immediately regarding incorrect or missing tax deposits.
Employers can visit Outsourcing payroll and third-party payers on IRS.gov, the EFTPS.gov website, and watch the video Monitoring your outsourced payroll duties on EFTPS for more information.

2. New law gives businesses, individuals more time to challenge a wrongful IRS levy

Businesses and individuals have additional time to file an administrative claim or bring a civil action for wrongful levy or seizure, according to the Internal Revenue Service. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017, the tax reform law enacted in December, extended the time limit for filing an administrative claim and for bringing a suit for wrongful levy from nine months to two years.
Playing at the Alamo
"Three Identical Strangers"
Sponsored by Penobscot Film Society
August 10-12, 2018
96 minutes 
PG-13

Tim Wardle's acclaimed documentary THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS is the most amazing, incredible, remarkable true story ever told.
Three strangers are reunited by astonishing coincidence after being born identical triplets, separated at birth, and adopted by three different families. Their jaw-dropping, feel-good story instantly becomes a global sensation complete with fame and celebrity, however, the fairy-tale reunion sets in motion a series of events that unearth an unimaginable secret -- a secret with radical repercussions for us all

Fri 03 Aug, 6:00pm
Fri 03 Aug, 8:00pm
Sat 04 Aug, 6:00pm
Sat 04 Aug, 8:00pm
Sun 05 Aug, 2:00pm*
Sun 05 Aug, 6:00pm

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

*The Sunday matinees will feature OPEN CAPTIONS
BUMC Breakfast Buffet
The Bucksport United Methodist Church, at 71 Franklin Street, Bucksport, will host a Public Breakfast Buffet on Saturday, August 11th, 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.
Historic House Tour in Bucksport
The Bucksport Historical Society presents its 7th Historic House tour

Featuring five 19th Century Houses in Downtown Bucksport

Saturday, August 11, 2018
1Pm to 4PM

Sponsored by The Dairy Port

Tickets sold exclusively at BookStacks, 71 Main Street in Bucksport
Ticket price is $25
Bucksport Arts Festival: August 10-11, 2018
Meet the artists reception on Friday, August 10 from 5-7pm at Lighthouse Arts Center

Bucksport Arts Festival
August 10-11, 2018
10AM to 5PM
The Bucksport Arts Festival is a juried fine art and craft festival located on the Bucksport Waterfront on the banks of the Penobscot River. The event is free and open to everyone. In addition to wonderful and talented artists from throughout Maine, the festival features live music, food vendors, a pop-up children’s art show and more. Join us on the beautiful Bucksport waterfront walkway.


Paranormal/Psychic Faire at Fort Knox
Paranormal/Psychic Faire, Saturday and Sunday, August 11 and 12 at Fort Knox, Meet with people who believe in things unusual, including psychics, Loren Coleman , (One of the world’s leading cryptozoologists. Coleman has written over 40 books and more than 6000 articles, has appeared frequently on radio and television programs, and has lectured throughout North America, as well as in London and at Loch Ness.) , Christopher Gardner and Cindy Proulx, who will lead discussions on the topic of Unidentified Flying Objects and Nick Patterson - Psychic Artist who will describe his process used in the creation of psychic art pieces. Regular Fort admission and a $2 event donation requested.

For more information please contact Friends of Fort Knox at 469.6553
Castine Historical Society Exhibit Talk
Join the Castine Historical Society on Tuesday, August 14th at 5:00 p.m. for a behind-the-scenes exhibit talk presented by curator Paige Lilly. The talk will focus on the Historical Society’s 2018 seasonal exhibit, “Castine’s Devoted Women: Social Change and Public Service.” Exhibit talks offer visitors a special tour of the current exhibit, highlighting historical connections and sharing intriguing stories not included in the display. Wine and cheese will be served at the beginning of the talk. The event is free of charge and no reservations are required. 

During the tour which will focus on material not covered in July’s exhibit talk, attendees will learn how preparing for the 2018 seasonal exhibit has been like a treasure hunt. The exhibit focuses on Mary W. (Molly) Dewson and Mary G. (Polly) Porter, their life together in New York and Castine, and the significant role Molly played in 1930s American politics. The storyline is based on 28 Porter-Dewson scrapbooks donated to the Castine Historical Society. 
Bucksport's Wednesday on Main
BUCKSPORT’S WEDNESDAY ON MAIN, generously sponsored by Darling’s of Augusta, Bangor and Ellsworth, and The Town of Bucksport, and with additional support from Bangor Savings Bank and Camden National Bank, is delighted to bring you The Blake Rosso Band!

Wednesday, August 15
5:30pm - 7pm
Main Street Tent
Bucksport

No strangers to fun, with band members you’ll recognize from previous (and future!) engagements at our summer series, The Blake Rosso Band, made up of all local musicians, brings foot-stomping energy, strong vocals and distinct musical backgrounds, including bluegrass, jazz, folk, theatre and heavy metal. Blake Rosso is on guitar and vocals, Jim Coffman on fiddle and mandolin, Sig Escholtz on bass, Beau Lisy on percussion and Brittany Parker from the Barn Arts Collective on vocals and ukulele.

Powerful vocals, clear-eyed story telling, engaging rhythms and fiery leads on the fiddle and mandolin give this band an unmistakable sound that is sure to get your feet moving. 

Suggested Donation $10 - For more information, visit www.bucksportwom.com or call Paula Kee at 207-266-7999
Southworth Planetarium Scholar to Tell the Story of Stonehenge
Tuesday, August 14 (3 p.m.)
Wilson Museum, Hutchins Education Center,
112 Perkins Street, Castine, ME

To celebrate the reopening of the Wilson Museum’s Neolithic, Bronze Age and Iron Age exhibit as well as the detailed diorama of Stonehenge also on display, the Museum is pleased to host a talk by Lawrence Price on Tuesday, August 14 (3 p.m.) in the Wilson Museum’s Hutchins Education Center in Castine. Mr. Price will talk about how Stonehenge developed over many years and how it was possible for Neolithic man to build with such great accuracy using the technology available in that long ago time. Learn why this wonder of the world still leaves scholars wondering what it was really built for.

Lawrence Price, born in England, is the Southworth Planetarium Stonehenge Scholar at the University of Southern Maine. His studies have taken him on several trips to England and Ireland exploring hidden and not-so-hidden stone circles and other equally impressive ancient sites.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information contact 207-326-9247 or info@wilsonmuseum.org.
GPMCT Annual Meeting
Great Pond Mountain Conservation Trust Annual Meeting

Thursday, August 16, 2018
The Trust is Celebrating 25 years of Conservation 1993 - 2018, Thursday, August 16, 2018 in the Great Meadow* in the Wildlands, Orland Maine – 4:00 PM. No RSVP required.

Business Meeting
Wine, Beer, Finger Food 
Bluegrass Music with Dick Bowden’s Flying Circus 
    
*4 miles from South Gate - 1 mile from North Gate
5th Annual PIE & ART FESTIVAL at Stockton Springs Community Library
The Stockton Springs Community Library will present the 5th Annual PIE & ART FESTIVAL on Saturday, August 18th from 9 AM until 2 PM at the library on the corner of Main St. and Station St. in Stockton Springs. This annual fundraiser for the all-volunteer library has become one of the favorite summer events in the area.

There will be a wide variety of homemade pies, both sweet and savory available for purchase. 

Artists participating will include Mary Brann, Blueberry Bay Beads, Sarah Faragher, Lorna Fencik, Harriet Seekins, Scott Moore, Betty Schopmeyer, Anne Spencer, Peter Walls & sons Jacob and Tommy, Anne Marie Walsh, Whimsical Allure, and more.

Everyone is invited to the Pie and Art Festival, so come to the Stockton Springs Community Library on Saturday, August 18th! Come early to be sure you’ll have your choice of pies and art!

For more information www.stocktonspringslibrary.org
Use It or Lose It: Big Changes to Business Listings
BIG In the early days of DataMapping, it was enough to create a listing with the "Set It and Forget It" attitude. Once listed, your listing would be seen by internet searches and drive customers to your business website.

With the increasing use of Smartphones and GPS Navigation, each site struggled with accuracy. Better data meant more visitors to each site. More visitors meant more potential for advertising revenue. The sites began getting the owners to "verify" their business listing, both for data and map location accuracy. This was step toward more accurate business listings.

With the increased use of the internet for business searches more and more sites were created, each site required the business to spend more time. Soon, businesses couldn't keep up and sites were not being kept current.

So the business sites started asking the CUSTOMERS for information about the business. Now, while customers are situated at your business location, they are asked for information. If the owner is inattentive, they will LOSE CONTROL of their business data!

Teddy Bears' Picnic
Bring your teddy bears to the Buck Memorial Library from 10:30am to 11am on Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Maine's Hire-A-Vet Campaign Kick-Off and Hiring Fair
August 30, 2018 at 12:30pm at the Augusta Civic Center. Open to the public, all job seekers are encouraged to attend.
Weekly Poll
What do you do to beat the heat?
Eat ice cream
Go swimming
Stay close to the AC
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