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August 23, 2018
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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
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. 

Senior Resource Committee Wants you to Know...
The Bucksport Senior Resource Committee wants to bring this App to your attention. Access Earth is a free platform that allows you to find and rate places by your accessibility needs. Click Here to visit the website and download the App. Senior Resource Committee members are a spirited active group of elders who are determined to improve the health and quality of life for local residents.
Wine Tasting at BookStacks
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Wine Tasting
Saturday, Aug. 25
4 to 6 p.m.

It's hard to believe it'll be the end of August, but. It happens every year. Autumn is the best time of year, and that's what we'll be thinking about when our old friend Jack Scully, of Easterly Wine, returns to present the following line-up of great wines, and answer your questions. Denise #1 will also be here to offer her delicious munchies to go with the wines.
Moon Viewing at the Penobscot Narrows Observatory
Saturday August 25
at 8 PM - 10 PM
Friends of Fort Knox & Observatory

The Observatory will be open from 8:00pm to 10:00pm so you can catch the night time view from 420ft in the air. You will need to buy your tickets by 9:30pm.
IRS News
Working in the sharing economy? Do a ‘Paycheck Checkup’ now to avoid a surprise tax bill at year’s end
The IRS urges anyone working in the sharing economy to perform a Paycheck Checkup now to avoid an unexpected tax bill when they file their return next year.

Many people working in the sharing economy are employees, in which case their employers should be withholding taxes from their wages. Many others are not working as employees, so they need to make sure they pay their taxes either through withholding from other jobs they may have, or through estimated taxes.

Either way, because of the far-reaching tax changes taking effect this year, IRS urges taxpayers, including those in the sharing economy, to perform a Paycheck Checkup now. The easiest way for most employees to check their withholding is through the Withholding Calculator available on IRS.gov.

See the August 17 news release for more information.
Playing at the Alamo
"Mama Mia! Here We Go Again"
Sponsored by Senior Strength Training Class of the Bucksport YMCA
August 24-26, 2018
comedy/musical 
114 minutes 
PG-13
Discover Donna's (Meryl Streep, Lily James) young life, experiencing the fun she had with the three possible dads of Sophie (Amanda Seyfriend). As she reflects on her mom's journey, Sophie finds herself to be more like her mother than she ever even realized.

Fri 24 Aug, 6:00pm
Fri 24 Aug, 8:20pm
Sat 25 Aug, 6:00pm
Sat 25 Aug, 8:20pm
Sun 26 Aug, 2:00pm*
Sun 26 Aug, 6:00pm

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

*The Sunday matinees will feature OPEN CAPTIONS
Pack a Pint of Pickles Program
Pack a Pint of Pickles Program
August 23, 24, 30, 31
from 1 – 4 p.m. each day
Wilson Museum, Hutchins Education Center,
112 Perkins Street, Castine, ME

August is the perfect season to pick produce and put it up for the long winter ahead. Wilson Museum’s Executive Director Patty Hutchins will lead a four-part series of hands-on pickle workshops on Thursday and Friday, August 23 and 24 and another batch the following week on Thursday and Friday, August 30 and 31 from 1 - 4 p.m. each day at the Hutchins Education Center in Castine. Pickles to be processed include mustard pickles, dilly beans, sour pickles, relish, bread and butter pickles, spiced crabapples and dill pickles. Participants will relish taking home one to two pints of pickles per day. Per person cost of the Pack a Pint of Pickles program is $15 per day or $50 for the whole batch. Class size limited to 10 - call 207-326-9247 for more information or reserve on the Museum’s website: www.wilsonmuseum.org/calendar.
The 3rd Annual "Great Event" Community Yard Sale in Stockton Springs
The 3rd Annual “Great Event” Community Yard Sale in Stockton Springs

Spaces Still Available

 There are still some spaces available to reserve for the giant yard sale in Stockton Springs coming September 8th!

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host the 3rd annual GREAT EVENT on Saturday, September 8. Mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE for the Giant Yard Sale, Barbecue, Bake Sale, Homemade donuts, Children’s Events, and much more!

Rental of space at the Giant Yard Sale is underway. Crafters are also welcome. Spaces are approximately 10’ x 15’. Cost is $35. You may bring your own table or you can rent a table for an extra $5. The GREAT EVENT will happen rain or shine. To reserve your space you must fill out an application and pay in advance either by check or cash. Come to the library during open hours to pick up an application. Library hours are Monday 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Tuesday 4:00 – 7:00 pm, Wednesday 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Thursday 9:00 am – Noon and 6:30 – 8:30 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

For more information call 567-4147 or visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org.
Flannel Doughboys Newest Member
Introducing the newest member of the Flannel Doughboys, Gary Smith. Gary has been playing and singing rock 'n roll and spiritual hymns for many years. Most notably he was a founding member of the Smokey Coyote band and performed for three seasons with the Diocese of Portland Journey band. Gary brings wonderful harmonies and a light hearted sense of joy that fits perfectly with our blend of music. We're very happy he could join us!
Become a Maine RecoveryCorps Coach to help people succeed on their recovery journey!
Healthy Acadia is launching a new AmeriCorps initiative, the RecoveryCorps Program,
which is focused on expanding 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.
Recovery coaching is an innovative and effective form of peer-to-peer recovery support. RecoveryCorps coaches will serve as personal guides and mentors for people seeking recovery, helping them remove barriers and navigate systems to meet their treatment, wellness and recovery support goals. Healthy Acadia, along with multiple other organizations across a six-county service area (Aroostook, Hancock, Knox, Penobscot,
Waldo, and Washington) are engaged in this program. Each RecoveryCorps member will
serve at an organization in one of these regions and provide peer recovery coach services
to those seeking recovery.
All potential RecoveryCorps coaches must have at least one year of active involvement in
their recovery process, if they self-identify as being 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.
A recovery coach is a role model for others seeking recovery. RecoveryCorps coaches
honor all paths to recovery and help promote recovery by removing barriers and obstacles
to recovery through serving as a personal guide and mentor for people seeking recovery.

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

Wednesday, August 29
5:30pm - 7pm
Main Street Bucksport

4th Annual Mini-Buskers Festival Along Main Street. Playing for tips & your joy. 5:30PM Start with Finale at Gazebo 6:30-7:00 pm. No admission, but bring $$ for Buskers!

BUSKERS LINEUP:
Gus LaCasse
Jonesville (Ann & Barry Brindle)
Crow’s Nest
Gena Churchill
Eliza Lorning
David Weeda
Suggested Donation $10 - Bring a chair.

For more information, visit www.bucksportwom.com or call Paula Kee at 207-266-7999
Fiber College is looking for Vendors!
Located on the Coast of Penobscot Bay
September 5-9, 2018
216 West Main Street   
Searsport, Maine 04974
1-207-548-6059

The Shopper's Boulevard is an important part of the Fiber College Experience. We work hard to offer a variety of offerings and promise you that we will not accept several booths offering the exact same materials. Since our inception, we ask that the booths be focused on providing artists, crafters, and collectors with the supplies they will need to be creative themselves. We wish the Shopper's Boulevard to remain a haven for inspiring creativity and "doing." 

When you are packing your (much lighter) bags to head home we want three things for you: (1) You feel relaxed and have enjoyed the experience, (2) The weekend was a financial success, understanding that if students were engaged at your booth, they will be looking for you in the months and years to come, and (3) You made new contacts that re-vitalize your commitment to this wonderful sector of the creative economy.

When you complete this registration process you will have the option of paying immediately by credit card (this is a secure site) or choosing to send a check (personal or bank) within 5 days of the day you register.

12 x 12 Outdoor Vendor Booth (more space available if needed)   Friday, September 07, 2018 - Sunday, September 09, 2018 $62.00

Registration questions will include:
  • If you are bringing animals, what will you bring and how much space will you need for the pen?  
  • What products and/or services will you be providing in your booth?  
  • Is there any more information we need to make things perfect for you?  
  • Would you like more information about being part of our rolling classes "area"? At this time it is only available to people with their own tents and space to teach. You will be paid $10/student/session at the end of the weekend.  

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.
Rabies Clinic in Orland
Rabies Clinic in Orland! September 1st, 2018, from 10am-12pm, at the Orland Fire Station, 91 School House Road. Dogs & Cats are welcome. The cost is only $15 per shot!
Fort George Revolutionary War Encampment September 8-9
During the weekend of September 8-9 Castine’s Revolutionary War fort will come alive with an encampment hosted by Friends of Castine Fortifications and the 74th Highlanders. The encampment will be open for visitors from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. There is no charge to attend the encampment or its programs. Fort George is located on Battle Avenue in Castine. 

Visitors will be able to see and meet volunteer reenactors who will portray the Scottish, British and Hessian troops stationed at Fort George. Also attending will be reenactors portraying the Loyalist families living in Castine during this period. 

Visitors will see demonstrations of what life was like at the fort after the British victory during the Penobscot Expedition in 1779. Among the activities and demonstrations will be drills, recruitments and displays about medical practices during the War. 

Two special presentations are scheduled for Saturday, September 8 both held in Castine.  

4:00 pm - Maine Maritime Academy, 1954 Room, Alfond Student Center, 2 Pleasant Street
“Jonathan Lowder's Truckhouse on the Maine Frontier 1776-1779”
Historian Charles Lagerbom will talk about the history, building, occupation, post-occupation and archaeological investigation of an American Revolutionary War Trading Post on the Colonial Maine Frontier. 

7:00 pm - Emerson Hall, 67 Court Street
“Fort George in “Hessian” correspondence of the American Revolution”
Who were the German troops at Fort George and what were their experiences at this British outpost in the American Revolution?

Fort George was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1969. The Fort’s history began in 1779 when the British Royal Navy sent a detachment of troops here, intending to use the site as a base of operations against the American rebels. They built Fort George on the highest point of ground overlooking Penobscot Bay. Upon learning of the British landing, the Massachusetts legislature (this area still being a part of the Massachusetts colony) resolved to send a combined military and naval expedition to expel British and occupy the fort.
The “Penobscot Expedition” was one of the greatest naval defeats in American history. Poor co-ordination, bickering commanders, inadequate training, and inexplicable delay allowed the British to defend the fort and inflict a humiliating defeat on their opponents, who were sent fleeing up the Penobscot River. Among those involved in the defeat was the Boston silversmith Paul Revere, whose uncooperative behavior and poor relations with the commanding officers led many to seek his censure by court martial.

For further information visit www.FriendsofCastineForts.com or call the Castine Historical Society at 207-326-4118. 

3rd annual International Maritime Film Festival announces winners, tickets now on sale 
The 3rd annual International Maritime Film Festival is pleased to announce this year's winning films. The festival runs from Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the historic Alamo Theatre in downtown Bucksport, Maine. 

The Grand Prize winning feature-length film, "Captain of Utopia" by French filmmaker Sarah Del Ben, tells the story of François Bernard, known as “Ben”, who has explored the most remote places of the world for more than 30 years: the North Pole and the South Pole, and Mount Everest. One day, he realized that he was tired of being alone. That is the starting point of his ambitious project: ATKA. For 17 months, the boat traveled on the west coast of Greenland, carrying on board, in turn, personalities from various backgrounds—base jumpers, circus artists, teenagers, sick women and children—to discover the icecap. It is the beginning of an amazing human adventure on how the altruism and the determination of a man can change the life of a hundred others. Critics have called Captain of Utopia, “A deeply moving movie of humanity, bursting with generosity.” 

The Runner-Up feature-length prize goes to "Lobster War: The Fight Over The World's Richest Fishing Grounds," a 2018 film by American filmmaker and Boston Globe reporter David Abel. The film is about a climate-fueled conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. The disputed 277 square miles of sea, known as the Gray Zone, were traditionally fished by US lobstermen. But as the Gulf of Maine has warmed faster than nearly any other body of water on the planet, the area’s previously modest lobster population has surged. As a result, Canadians have begun to assert their sovereignty, warring with the Americans to claim the bounty.

In the short films category, the Grand Prize is awarded to "Herring Opera," a 2017 film by the American filmmaker Tessa Schmidt. Herring Opera is set in the small coastal town of Sitka, Alaska, where the most dramatic signal of spring is the arrival of the herring. Massive fishing boats arrive from out of town to vie for the "million dollar set," local Alaska natives prepare to harvest herring eggs in the traditional way, and thousands of whales, seals, and eagles crowd the ocean to eat the herring. This short nonfiction film presents all the bustle of springtime in Sitka in an operatic form, using classic opera pieces as a score of this modern but timeless struggle between nature, tradition, and technology.
 
The Runner-Up prize in the short films category goes to "The Sea Is My Brother" by American filmmakers Shari Rothfarb Mekonen and Avishai Mekonen. This 2018 film follows the fight in Congress of WWII Merchant Marine Veterans who seek justice for being excluded from the GI Bill for the 42 years before they were legally declared veterans in 1988.

Additional films will be screened at the festival as part of the IMFF spotlight series. This year, IMFF is partnering with the Island Institute and the program will include several of their "video postcards" that capture life on Maine's islands as well as examine the impact of climate change on island and coastal life. The 3rd annual IMFF will also include the launch of a new initiative, IMFF: Fresh Takes. Supported by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, IMFF: Fresh Takes will be year long project led by Maine-based film maker Jim Picariello. Beginning this fall, Jim will work with students from Bucksport High School to create films that will be debuted at the 2019 International Maritime Film Festival. The participating students will be introduced at this year's festival and Jim will be on hand to give an exciting preview of the project. 

A final program for the 3rd annual IMFF will be announced in late August. Tickets are on sale at the website, maritimefilmfestival.com. Tickets are also available at BookStacks located at 71 Main Street in Bucksport and at Archipelago located at 386 Main Street in Rockland. 
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