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BBACC Connects
August 2, 2018
Last Week's poll results: The results from last week's poll told us the majority of you would prefer to take a nap on a rainy day!

Pet Weekend is coming up at Fort Knox, are you a cat or a dog person?
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.

Please remember to always share your news with us by emailing  office@bucksportbaychamber.com .
Golftoberfest September 29, 2018
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

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 9pm Daily
79 Main Street, Bucksport ME
Kids on Main: Books and Ice Cream!
Every Saturday from June 23 until August 18.

Saturday, August 4 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.
Financial Solutions has a NEW Website
"Preparing for that next step in life isn’t always easy. The road to financial stability can seem complicated, time consuming, and difficult—perhaps even a bit overwhelming. Life is full of so many responsibilities and priorities that it can be hard to find time to start or even to know where to begin.

Whether you are preparing for a milestone life event, such as retirement or the sale of a business, or simply looking for financial protection for the future, I promise to offer you a new level of attention, insight, and guidance.

I offer a straightforward approach to building financial strategies focused around you, your schedule, your circumstances, and your objectives. I take the time to understand your needs, explain different options to you and earn your trust before offering possible solutions. By working with me, you can take meaningful, manageable steps toward developing an integrated strategy to help achieve a secure financial future. Since your financial situation is bound to change, I work with you over time to monitor your progress and help ensure you are on track to achieving your goals." --Tom Goodman

Private Home Care, Inc.
IRS News
1. Tax reform redefines like-kind exchanges

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) modified how the law applies to like-kind exchanges , those which occur when a taxpayer exchanges real property used for business or held as an investment solely for other business or investment property that is the same type or “like-kind.”

The new law applies only to exchanges of real property, and not personal or intangible property.

2. Rehabilitation Credit also adjusted

The TCJA also affects the Rehabilitation Credit for amounts that some business owners pay or incur for qualified expenditures after December 31, 2017.

The credit is a percentage of expenditures for the rehabilitation of qualifying buildings in the year the property is placed in service. The legislation:

  • Requires taxpayers take the 20-percent credit ratably over five years instead of in the year they placed the building into service, and
  • Eliminates the 10 percent rehabilitation credit for pre-1936 buildings.

For more information on these and other tax reform topics for small business and self-employed individuals, visit the IRS.gov Tax Reform page .
Playing at the Alamo
"Won't You Be My Neighbor?
Sponsored by Macy & Me
August 3-5, 2018
94 minutes 

"Won't You Be My Neighbor? presents Rogers as a complex, fallible, often very funny human who had self-doubts like anybody else, beautifully expressed in a series of animated interstitials (by Ariel Costa and Rodrigo Miguel Rangel) that use Rogers' doppelgänger, Daniel Tiger. Neville's film isn't making a case for canonization. But it is a call to action. Poignantly recalling that time of life when we were first learning how to be our best selves, the film unstridently reminds us that the work doesn't stop once we grow up and out of the neighborhood."

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
Chamber Member Laura Emack Debuts Bangor History Play
The Pride of Bangor [or What Not to Wear] will be performed on Friday, August 3 at 7:30 P.M. in the Crofutt Community Room at the Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow Street. Admission is by donation ($5 suggested) with all ticket proceeds going to the Barbara A. McDade Endowment Fund. Established in honor of the recently-retired BPL director, this fund is dedicated to buying books. Advance reservations are strongly suggested, as seating is limited. For more information, call (207) 567-3437 or email LKECPA@prexar.com. Those wishing to donate and/or buy tickets should click here.
Collecting Castine 2018
Join us for a special, one-night exhibit and sale of Castine fine art by reserving your place with a donation of $100 per person. 

Don't miss out on a unique fundraising event which benefits both the Wilson Museum and the Castine arts community, and honors John P. Gardner. 

For one night only, on Monday evening, August 6th 5pm to 7pm, the Hutchins Education Center will be transformed into a fine arts gallery and cocktail party.
Enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres and an open bar, preview an outstanding exhibit of original local artwork, and cast a vote for the piece you think should be added to the Wilson Museum's collection. The work selected will be purchased by the Museum from a portion of the registration donations. Following the selection process attendees will have the opportunity to purchase (via silent auction) the remaining artwork. Proceeds from commissions and registration donations will be used to grow and maintain the Wilson Museum's collection and this event.  

Twenty-four artists, either from Castine or with an association to Castine, have submitted works of art in a variety of media for this exhibit and event.

RSVP by August 1. Sign up now!
Learn more about Collecting Castine's honoree John Gardner in a talk given by Sandra Dinsmore on August 1st. Click HERE for more information. 
Bucksport's Wednesday on Main
Wednesday On Main, Bucksport’s premiere summer event series, which brings a live event to Main Street EVERY Wednesday of the Summer.

Wednesday, August 8
5:30pm - 7pm
Waterfront Gazebo
Town Dock in Bucksport
The Crown Vics Their ever popular “hard-twang”, “slacker swing” and & “post-punk honky tonk”, provides a high- octane mix of vintage rock, country, and ska. Straight from their European Tour! (Bring a Chair!)

Suggested Donation $10 - For more information, visit www.bucksportwom.com or call Paula Kee at 207-266-7999
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. 
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
Pet Weekend is coming up at Fort Knox, are you a cat or a dog person?
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