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BBACC Connects
February 1, 2019
Last Week's poll results: Our readers anonymously voted and the results say:
You sometimes bring a reusable bag when you shop

Who do you predict will win the Super Bowl?
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.

Please remember to always share your news with us by emailing  office@bucksportbaychamber.com .
There's still time to advertise in our 2019 Bucksport Bay Area Visitor's Guide
Thank you to all Chamber Members who renewed or purchased an ad in our 2019 Visitor's Guide before December 18th, your name was entered into the drawing for a free upgrade of your ad in the 2019 Visitor's Guide. Your continued support is greatly appreciated. Even though this promotion is over, you still have time to advertise with us! Ad sales end and all contracts due by March 2, 2019. Member & Non-Member ad rates available!

Congratulations to the the winner of the free ad upgrade ... Fort View Dental!!

The Bucksport Bay area Chamber guide is a comprehensive regional travel and recreation guide available, free to tourists and residents, in print and online in its entirety. The guide provides readers with information on individual communities within our region, places to EAT, STAY, PLAY, and SHOP, as well as information on services provided. Your business can reach more than 25,000 readers with the printed version and several more thousands online! This guide is your opportunity to promote your business to a target audience of people looking to vacation
in, and relocate to, the Bucksport Bay area region! 

If you have questions about advertising please feel free to contact Wendi, 207.713.7533 or rfbadvertising@gmail.com
Bangor Ballet Performs "Winter Tales" in Bucksport
Bangor Ballet is happy to announce its February performances in Bucksport and Bangor of “Winter Tales,” a collage of bright and charming pieces to light up winter. The program features two classical ballets, Carnival of the Animals and The Ice Skaters, and is rounded out by a contemporary piece, Les Rêveuses (The Dreamers) in addition to a pas de deux from Le Corsaire. “Winter Tales” invites audience members of all ages to leave the rigors of winter behind and enter into a warm and colorful world of dance.

Performances of “Winter Tales” include:
·     February 3 at 2pm at the Bucksport Performing Arts Center
·    February 10 at 2pm at the Gracie Theatre in Bangor
(Performance time including intermission is one hour and 30 minutes.)

Ticket prices for all performances are $16 for adults, $13 for seniors and students, and $9 for children age 12 and under. Tickets are available for all shows online at bangorballet.org and by calling Bangor Ballet at 207-945-5911; in Bangor at the Thomas School of Dance and in Bucksport at BookStacks.
Welcome and Thank you Chamber Members
Thank you for Renewing your Membership:
  • The Bridge Church
  • Lisa Hamby
  • Verona Wine & Design
  • Askhelpful.com
Fire & Ice at the Bucksport Ice Rink
Friday, February 8, 2019
6PM - 8PM
Bucksport Ice Rink
29 Miles Lane

Join Bucksport YMCA at the rink and gather around the fire pit! The rink lights will be on and music will be blasting. The YMCA will supply smore’s, you to supply the smiles and laughs!

This is a community event at no cost.

Share the Fire and Ice at the Rink! event on Facebook with your friends and family.
Make Frost Fest YOURS!
Due to ever changing responsibilities, the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber is no longer in the position to coordinate, fund and host Frost Fest. We want to encourage other groups, clubs or organizations that might have interest in taking this event and making it your own. We have signs, contacts, supplies and of course, this page for whomever takes this on. We will share our knowledge and support you to help make your endeavor a success! Please contact Leslie Wombacher at the The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce if you are interested.
207.469.6818
Wine Tasting at BookStacks
Wine Tasting at BookStacks
Saturday, Feb. 9 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Don't look now, but Valentine's Day is coming right up.  So that means you may very well be thinking about something other than a big shiny red heart-shaped box of chocolates. Something like a great bottle of wine, and we've got just the thing. Our good buddy Dan Tarr, of Easterly Wine, will return to BookStacks to pour the following, and comment on them while we enjoy the variety. Denise #1 will also be here to provide us with he delicious munchies to pair with the wines. It ought to be just super.

AS ALWAYS, IT'S 10% OFF
THE TASTING PRICE
WHEN YOU BUY ANY 12 BOTTLES

For more information call us at 469-8992
Senior Center Meals & Activities

Our meals here at the Center are prepared fresh daily. Our kitchen is supervised by local restaurateur Glenn Redman. The meals are available to local Seniors in Bucksport and the surrounding towns. But, it is important to note that these delicious meals are also available to anyone in the community, regardless of age. The meals are also available for delivery at no extra charge. Many businesses in the area order and have the meals delivered. Everyone is welcome to come and join us for lunch here at the Center as well. We sit down to enjoy lunch ever Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:30 am. These delicious freshly prepared meals are available for the unbelievably low price of $5.00 dollars. The meals include an entree, sides and even a dessert. If you join us at the Center there is even coffee and 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.

Mondays:
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)

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

Wednesdays:
Aerobics 8-9am 
Scrabble 12:15-2pm
Bone Builders Exercise 1:00-2:30pm

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

Fridays:
Aerobics 8-9am 
Playing at the Alamo
"On the Basis of Sex" sponsored by ERA Maine
February 1-3, 2019
biography/drama
120 minutes
PG-13

The true story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and the early cases of a historic career that lead to her nomination and confirmation as U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice.  

Featuring the new song "Here Comes the Change" by Kesha.  

Fri 01 Feb, 6:00pm
Fri 01 Feb, 8:30pm
Sat 02 Feb, 6:00pm
Sat 02 Feb, 8:30pm
Sun 03 Feb, 2:00pm*
Sun 03 Feb, 6:00pm

*The Sunday matinee will feature OPEN CAPTIONS.

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

COMING UP NEXT...
Thursday, February 7, 2019, 7pm
They Were Expendable (1945)
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 February 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
  • TRX
  • 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
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
Bucksport Christian School
Is the cold weather giving you cabin fever? Get out of the house this Friday 2/1/19 at 5:30 and join us for another Family Game Night hosted by Bucksport Christian School! All are welcome to join in the games for all ages or just come for a bite to eat and enjoy watching the action. We hope to see you there!

Also, if you havent already, "like" the Bucksport Christian School page to stay up to date on all the events they put on!
IRS News
The Internal Revenue Service announced that it is waiving the estimated tax 
penalty for many taxpayers whose 2018 federal income tax withholding and estimated tax payments fell
short of their total tax liability for the year.

The IRS is generally waiving the penalty for any taxpayer who paid at least 85 percent of their total tax 
liability during the year through federal income tax withholding, quarterly estimated tax payments or a 
combination of the two. The usual percentage threshold is 90 percent to avoid a penalty.

The waiver computation announced today will be integrated into commercially-available tax software 
and reflected in the forthcoming revision of Form 2210 and instructions.

This relief is designed to help taxpayers who were unable to properly adjust their withholding and estimated tax payments to reflect an array of changes under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), the far-
reaching tax reform law enacted in December 2017.

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.

Tuesdays
4 - 5 p.m.
Gentle, healing hatha
Mats and props provided.
Everyone welcome.
No cost.
Island Pool & Spa is Hiring
Island Pool & Spa is looking to fill several positions for the 2019 Season. Seasonal positions will be from approximately 5/1/19 thru 10/31/19.

  • Full and Seasonal Service Technician
  • Seasonal Service Assistants

If you enjoy the outdoors and working in beautiful surrounding this is the job for you.
Stop in to Island Pool & Spa, Verona Island to get an application. Call 469-6004 or visit islandpoolspa.com
GPMCT 2019 Wildlands Winter Run
Sunday, February 17

A 4.4-mile run and walk on snowshoes (or not), on snow-covered dirt roads and a bit of single track trail with plenty of up and down running. Distance may be modified based on conditions the day of the event.

Registration starts at 11 a.m.
Race starts at noon

Great Pond Mountain Wildlands, accessed via Craig Brook National Fish Hatchery, off Route 1 in East Orland
FMI visit website
For questions contact Peter Keeney at 207-288-3909 or email
Check website/ Facebook for updates

Dion Snowshoes will provide a few sets of snowshoes for those that need them. First come, first served. Thank you Dion!
Bucksport Arts Festival Accepting Applications
The 5th annual Bucksport Arts Festival is now accepting applications from artists and food vendors. The festival will be held on Friday, August 9 and Saturday, August 10 from 10am-5pm on the beautiful Bucksport waterfront. The festival jury will accept up to 40 artists and fine craftspeople. Applications are due May 1 and selected artists will be notified by May 15. A $25 non-refundable application is required.  

Applications and all the details can be found at  www.mainstreetbucksport.org
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:
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.

Upcoming dates for the Story Time will be 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
If you are looking to improve your health this year, Bucksport is the place to be! Take a look at our newsletter for some of the classes going on at BRHC and in the community. These are great opportunities that you do not want to miss. We wish you all a happy and healthy new year! 

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