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BBACC Connects
December 6, 2018
Last Week's poll results: The majority of the votes told us that you spent money at small businesses throughout the different communities on Small Business Saturday!

Do you take time of from your work?
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.

Please remember to always share your news with us by emailing  office@bucksportbaychamber.com .
Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Presents Checks to Local Organizations
The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and Hannaford will present checks to Bucksport Community Concerns and the MLS Friday Food Program on Friday, December 14 at 1:10pm at the Miles Lane School located at 52 Miles Lane in Bucksport.

In October, the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce held the 10th Annual Ghostport event downtown which includes the “Jonathan Buck’s Race to the Grave” coffin race. Employees from Hannaford in Bucksport competed against two other teams and secured the first place spot, allowing them to donate a check co-sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank and PCT Communications to the charity organization of their choice.

Hannaford selected the Miles Lane School Friday Food Program. This program provides snacks and meals to MLS students over the weekend and holiday breaks, free of charge. The approximate cost of a bag, per week, per student is $5. Store Manager, Eric Breton has pledged to match the check provided by the Chamber totaling the contribution of $1,000 to the MLS Friday Food Program.

In addition, this year at Tozier’s Turkey Trail the Chamber collected donations to help the Bucksport Community Concerns food pantry as they have experienced continuous flooding this season and endured many unexpected expenses. Leslie Wombacher, Executive Director will present Bucksport Community Concerns with the proceeds from that event.
Membership 101
Wednesday, January 23, 2019
12pm to 1pm
BBACC │54 Main Street │ Bucksport, ME

Bring your brown bag lunch with you!

This Chamber luncheon is sponsored by Private Home Care, Inc. and will focus on
networking! Private Home Care will
have their Multi-Media Coordinator available to answer questions on social media networking and more!

The meeting is open to new, existing & potential members alike.

Expect to get new ideas, discuss how to get the most out of your Membership, plus meet and network with other Chamber Members. Attend this Membership 101 to get to know the staff and get the facts about how we can serve you and your business.

In this Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Membership 101 session you will also learn how to maximize the benefits of your Chamber investment. 
Business After Hours at Osborne's Plumbing & Heating, Inc. co-hosted by Askhelpful.com
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
5:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Osborne's Heating, Kitchen & Bath Showplace
15 Heritage Park Road, Bucksport, Maine

After careful consideration, the decision was made to reschedule the December Business after Hours at Osborne’s Plumbing & Heating, Inc. to Wednesday, March 6, 2019. The vendors would like to contribute in a larger way and offer specials and prizes and in order to do that they need to get through the holidays. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. 

Gather your coworkers for a fun and exciting gathering for barbecue and conversation. Join us Wednesday, March 6, 2019 between 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. for a Business after Hours to network with other attendees as well as learn about our hosts Dick Peterson from Askhelpful.com and Osborne's Plumbing & Heating, Inc., the services they offer, and how they worked together recently to better serve their customers.

This also will give you a chance to stop by their new showroom. Osborne's will have a delicious spread of food available so come on out to the Buckstown Heritage Park at 15 Heritage Park Road located off of State Route 46 in Bucksport!

This is a free event that allows Chamber members to network, strengthen professional relationships and develop new opportunities to work together. You can RSVP through Eventbrite and get your free tickets. Find the link on our Facebook page, www.facebook.com/BucksportBayAreaChamber. You may also call 207.469.6818 or email office@bucksportbaychamber.com and let us know you’ll be there. We’re looking forward to seeing you!
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
After School Special at Subway
Subway, in Bucksport, will be offering an after school special 3 for $18.
Any 3 regular footlong sandwiches for just $18 Monday through Friday
from 3 PM to 8 PM
Limited time offer not valid with any other offer or coupons. You must ask for their special when ordering. Only Valid at Bucksport Subway. Additional charge me apply for extras Plus applicable tax.
Please Join Us for a Benefit Evening for Daniel Watt
December 7, 2018 
Orland Community Center
6-8 pm

Dan was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer in September of 2018. He grew up on Verona Island and has lived in the area all his life.
He has been a local business owner for the last 17 years and member of the Bucksport Chamber of Commerce.

Suggested Donation for entry: $5 per adult and $3 per child (under the age of 3 are free)
Entry includes:
  • Spaghetti dinner, non-alcoholic beverages (BYOB allowed) and dessert as well as 5 tickets for our raffle items. Additional raffle tickets may be purchased at $1 each or $10 for an arm’s length.
  • Music by Big K’s Entertainment Service featuring DJ Kevin Megno
  • Silent Auction with some fantastic items including:
  • Hampton Inn gift certificate *PENSOTTI oil fired boiler
  • Disc Golf Certificates *Michael Kors purse
  • Oakley and Ran Ban Sunglasses
  • Nail Salon gift certificate
  • And so much more!
Shutter Images Photography and Framing merchandise will be available for sale, just in time for the holiday season!
Cash and Checks will be accepted, Sorry no Credit or Debit Cards
For more information, to volunteer or donate to our event, please email Tammy Arrico at mainelyeyes@aol.com
Bucksport UMC Christmas Cantata / Vesper Service
On December 9 at 6:00p.m.

Bucksport United Methodist Church
71 Franklin Street, will host "Get in The Spirit" Christmas Vesper Service with the Cantata "The Lamb of God" special solos, and a Carol Sing. 

Don’t forget your Jingle Bells! Hot Chocolate and Cookies to follow! Bring Cookies to share! For more information call 469-3622 or check our Facebook page

The church is also doing a "Free Shopping Event" for families in need where the children pick out gifts to give to parents and family on December 15th. We are are looking for new "household" items and mom and dad gifts. Please bring a gift to the church to put under the tree with you if you would like to help! 
Holiday Happenings
Parade of Lights in Bucksport
Saturday, December 8 at 5pm
Town of Bucksport's 3rd annual Holiday Lights Parade in Downtown Bucksport, Maine!

Parade will travel along Main Street and end at the Town Office. "Like" and follow the Town of Bucksport, Maine to receive all holiday event updates.

Free entry, with chance to win prizes for best designed float. 

Anyone interested in participating should signup by contacting Chris Grindle at chris.grindle@bucksportmaine.gov, or 207-610-9793. Register your float by filling out this form http://bit.ly/bucksparade
Flying Santa visit to Castine!
Flying Santa to visit Castine! 

Santa will visit Castine on Dec 8th via helicopter. Come and meet the jolly old elf at 10:25AM
Fort George State Park
Castine, Maine 04421
Main Street Bucksport Holiday Photo Booth
Join Main Street Bucksport at the 2nd annual Holiday Photo Booth during the Parade of Lights on Saturday, December 8 from 4pm to 6pm! Bring your friends and family to the Local Variety before or after the Parade of Lights and have fun (and funny) pictures taken. It's free and we'll post your picture on our Facebook page for your use.

The Local Variety will have an expanded Hot Chocolate Bar again this year!
Orland Christmas Fair
Do some local holiday shopping in Orland this year at the Orland Christmas Fair, Saturday, December 8 from 9am to 2pm. Featuring over 25 vendors including Chamber Member Heartfelt Pampering by Amber Harvey
Senior Center Meals & Activities
Bucksport Senior Center Meals Program
Meals are serves 11:30am at 125 Broadway in Bucksport!
Meals are prepared by RSU 25 Food Service Staff
Home cooked meals prepared on site are served with coffee & 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
"Can You Ever Forgive me?"
Sponsored by Cliff & Ulrike Guthrie
December 7-9, 2018
106 minutes

Melissa McCarthy stars in the adaptation of the memoir CAN YOU EVER FORGIVE ME?, the true story of best-selling celebrity biographer (and friend to cats) Lee Is rael (Melissa McCarthy) who made her living in the 1970's and 80's profiling the likes of Katharine Hepburn, Tallulah Bankhead, Estee Lauder and journalist Dorothy Kilgallen. When Lee is no longer able to get published because she has fallen out of step with current tastes, she turns her art form to deception, abetted by her loyal friend Jack (Richard E. Grant).

Fri 07 Dec, 6:00pm
Fri 07 Dec, 8:15pm
Sat 08 Dec, 6:00pm
Sat 08 Dec, 8:15pm
Sun 09 Dec, 2:00pm*
Sun 09 Dec, 6:00pm

*The Sunday matinees will feature OPEN CAPTIONS

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

What's up next?
12/14-16 FANTASTIC BEASTS:The Crimes of Grindelwald 
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. 

Orland Community Center December 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
  • 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
Buck Memorial Library "The Joy of the Holidays"
The Buck Memorial Library invite you to share in "The joy of the holidays" with a gift of new books for children of all ages and jars (no glass) of peanut butter, jelly and cinnamon and sugar (cinnamon toast)

Please bring all gifts to the Buck Memorial Library by 11am, Wednesday December 12

Santa Mouse & Other Holiday Classics will be read at the Buck Memorial Library. Christmas story time from 10:30am to 11am on December 12. All ages welcome!
Seaboard Federal Credit Union Sock Drive
Seaboard Federal Credit Union is collecting socks again this year for the less fortunate. They had 1,158 donations last year. Let’s work together as a community to meet their goal of 1,500! They will be collecting socks for adults, teens and children November 15 through December 15. Please consider donating new socks and help keep those in need warm this winter. They will be distributing the socks to three local shelters at the end of December.

Drop off locations are all of the Seaboard Federal Credit Union locations as well as The Grand in Ellsworth. For more information please contact SFCU 800.639.2206
Dave's Auto Repair & Towing is Hiring!
Dave's Auto is looking to hire full and part time tow truck operators and Class A heavy wrecker drivers. Must have a clean driving record. Experience preferred but not required. Please call 469-1105 to set up a time for an interview.
Book of the Week at Nautical Scribe Books in Stockton Springs
Book of the Week
Purser’s Progress by Tom O’Reilly
First Edition (1944)

This is the humor-packed saga of the fictitious freighter S.S.Mulligan Stew and its new purser. A wonderful spoof of American Merchant Marine life during World War Two.

Based on the experiences of New York City sportswriter Tom O’Reilly with cartoons by prominent American illustrator Leo Hershfield.

Nautical Scribe Books and Coffee Bar
247 U.S. Route 1, Stockton Springs
Open Tues & Wed 11 – 5
Thurs – Saturday 9 – 5
IRS News
The IRS, State Tax Agencies and the Tax Industry announced a National Tax Security Awareness Week, to encourage both individual and business taxpayers to take steps to protect their tax data and identities in advance of the 2019 filing season.  
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.

Mary Cline has been filling in for me at the Beth Wright Center, and she will continue to teach a Thursday afternoon class (1-2pm) for a few more weeks. Call the Center at 207-664-0339 with any questions about yoga at Beth Wright.
Stockton Springs Community Library Events
Stockton Springs Library
Free LEGO Club at the Stockton Springs Community Library

 The Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) is proud to offer free LEGO programs on the 3rd Thursday of every month from 4:00 – 5:00 PM. Focus age group is 4 through 10 years old, however children of all ages are welcome to participate in the LEGO Fun!

Duplo and Mega Blocks will be available for younger builders (0 – 3 yrs)

The purpose is to become a creative, engaged, lifelong learner while having fun. The library provides the LEGO bricks and participants provide their imagination and creativity! LEGO creations will be displayed in the library until the following month’s LEGO Club.

Mark your calendars:
December 20, 2018
January 17, 2019
February 21, 2019
March 21, 2019
Stockton Springs Community Library Story Time First Saturday of the Month Through April

The Stockton Springs Community Library will host a Story Time on the first Saturday of each month from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm through April. The program began on November 3rd and will end on April 6th.

Dates for the Story Time will be January 5, February 2, March 2, and April 6.

Each story time will include a story and activities. A light lunch will be provided. All are welcome!

Bucksport Regional Health Center Health Beat
Bucksport Regional Health Center has new providers! You can view their profiles in the latest newsletter. Also, they wanted to let you know they have Tai Chi and FREE cooking classes coming up. Click the blue buttons for more information. 
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