BBACC Connects
February 14, 2019
Last Week's poll results: Our readers voted and the results say the majority of you knew we were a non profit. The Chamber of Commerce is a 501(c)6 no a 501(c)3.

What's your favorite part of Valentine's Day?
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.

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There's still time to advertise in our 2019 Bucksport Bay Area Visitor's Guide
Ad sales end and all contracts due by March 2, 2019. Member & Non-Member ad rates available!

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
Business After Hours at Osborne's Plumbing & Heating, Inc. RSVP today!
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 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 barbecue spread 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.
Wed, Mar 6, 2019 5:00 PM EST
BBACC Business After Hours
Osborne's Heating, Kitchen & Bath Showplace, Bucksport
Bucksport Senior Center Welcomes Maria French from Maine Revenue Service
Everyone in the community is welcome to attend this new program happening at the Bucksport Senior Center. The Bucksport Senior Center is welcoming Maria French deputy director of income and estate tax division of the Maine Revenue Service. She will be at the Center Friday February 15th at 10:00 am. She will be doing a presentation about how to prepare tax returns and offer direction and resources to anyone needing help with tax preparation.Our meals here at the Bucksport Senior 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.
Fire & Ice at the Bucksport Ice Rink
Friday, February 15, 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.
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.

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
"Mary, Queen of Scots" sponsored by Catherine Ring & Reverend Stephen York
February 15-17, 2019
Biography/Drama/ History
124 minutes

"Mary Queen of Scots" explores the turbulent life of the charismatic Mary Stuart. Queen of France at 16 and widowed at 18, Mary defies pressure to remarry. Instead, she returns to her native Scotland to reclaim her rightful throne. But Scotland and England fall under the rule of the compelling Elizabeth I. Each young Queen beholds her "sister" in fear and fascination. Rivals in power and in love, and female regents in a masculine world, the two must decide how to play the game of marriage versus independence. Determined to rule as much more than a figurehead, Mary asserts her claim to the English throne, threatening Elizabeth's sovereignty. Betrayal, rebellion, and conspiracies within each court imperil both thrones - and change the course of history.

Fri 15 Feb, 6:00pm
Fri 15 Feb, 8:30pm
Sat 16 Feb, 6:00pm
Sat 16 Feb, 8:30pm
Sun 17 Feb, 2:00pm*
Sun 17 Feb, 6:00pm

*The Sunday matinee will feature OPEN CAPTIONS.

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


A Dog's Way Home 
February 22-24, 2019

They Shall Not Grow Old 
March 1-3, 2019
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
The Knights of Columbus Fish Fry

This month’s Fish Fry at St. Vincent ‘s is on Saturday February 16 at 5pm
Dinner includes fried haddock, mashed potatoes, coleslaw and a dessert. 
$9 a person. 
St. Vincent’s is located at the corner of Franklin and Central street in the Town of Bucksport, Maine
Enjoy some great food, company and help out
IRS News
1. Visit for answers to 2019 tax-filing season questions

With major changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the IRS encourages business owners and self-employed individuals seeking more information on tax reform to review Publication 5318, Tax Reform What’s New for Your Business. Visit the IRS Tax Reform and Get Ready pages on for additional information.

Choosing e-file and direct deposit remains the fastest and safest way to file an accurate income tax return and receive a refund. “Where’s My Refund?” has the most up-to-date information available about refunds. The tool is updated once daily, so taxpayers don’t need to check more often.

2. IRS offers online webinars on tax reform basics for businesses

Members of the small business community can now view webinars on some tax reform provisions that affect businesses. The webinars include:

3. Publications help business owners and employees learn more about tax reform

The IRS encourages businesses owners to view recently issued publications on tax reform and to share them with their employees. Some publications give an overview of tax law changes and others focus on paycheck withholding and the tax credit for paid family and medical leave.

  • Pub 5307, Tax Reform Basics for Individuals and Families
  • Pub 5318, Tax Reform What’s New for Your Business
  • Pub 5330, Reminder from the IRS and the American Payroll Association
  • Pub 5327, New tax credit for employers who provide paid family and medical leave
  • Pub 5327SP, Nuevo crédito tributario para los empleadores que proporcionan licencia familiar y médica pagada
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 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.
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
Wildlands Winter Run
We regret to say that the 2019 Wildlands Winter Run scheduled for this Sunday, Feb 17, has been cancelled. The combination of rain and cold temperatures in the forecast will likely result in difficult conditions on the course. We hope to see you at our Adventure Race in early October, our Trail Run in late October, and you can count on a new and improved Winter Run next year.
Ice Fishing Derby
Please join us for the Annual Bucksmill's Rod & Gun Club Ice Fishing Derby on Silverlake!

Sunday, February 17, 2019
at 7 AM – 3 PM

1st place Prize of $50 & 2nd place Prize of $25 for the following categories: 

$2 for children 15 an under
$5 for those 16 and over
$10 for a family.

*2 trap limit per person. 

This event will also offer the sale of food and 50/50 raffle tickets!
SSCL Free Showing of Small Foot
Stockton Springs Library
Come join us at the Stockton Springs Community Library Friday February 22nd at 6:30 pm for a free showing of Small Foot a animated film about a Yeti and a small human. Wear your Pajamas bring your favorite stuffed animal and blanket. We will have movie snacks and drinks available. 

Stockton Springs Community Library is an all volunteer Library this event is open to all. Any questions feel free to call the library 567 4147
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
BUMC Public Breakfast Buffet
The Bucksport United Methodist Church, at 71 Franklin Street, Bucksport, will host a Public Breakfast Buffet on Saturday, February 23rd, 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.
Happy Birthday Jonathan Buck
February 20, 2019 is the 300th Birthday of our founding father Jonathan Buck.

We at the Buck Memorial Library are honored to have on display his cane which he used, “when he designated the site of the settlement which is now the thriving little town of Bucksport….. used until his death. The cane had been handed down to the eldest son in each generation for seven generations.” 
(Torrington Register, Aug 29, 1940)

The cane was gifted to the library in 1953 by the widow of Dr. Albert Buck and sometime later loaned to the Bucksport Historical Society which houses other Jonathan Buck items such as the transit that he used to lay out the town of Buckstown. These items can be viewed this summer when the museum opens. 

For more information on Colonel Jonathan Buck and to view his cane visit the Buck Memorial Library. 

Larry Wahl
BML Board of Trustees
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 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

February is full of good news! We have several
wonderful things happening that will improve the health of our patients and the community.
If you missed last month’s Vascular Screening in our Ellsworth office, don’t worry. You will have more chances to attend. We have decided to expand the free screenings to the fourth Tuesday of every month, at least until summer.

You do not have to be a patient of BRHC to attend but appointments are required. Call Ellsworth at 667-5064 if you want an appointment Feb. 26. The screening is from
4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. These screenings are for anyone living with, and suffering from, painful varicose veins, leg swelling, venous leg ulcers, chronic leg fatigue, or leg heaviness and discomfort. You do not need a referral. Just make an appointment and Dr. Nightingale will take a look. Again, this is a completely free screening.
Hancock County Food Drive
Sponsors Needed for 8th Annual Campaign
food drive 2019
The Hancock County Food Drive is seeking support from the local business community to meet its 2019 fundraising goal of $25,000.

The Food Drive is a month-long food collection and fundraising project that happens annually in March and directly supports food pantries, free meal programs, and school backpack programs across Hancock County. Since 2012, this collaborative project has worked to address the high rate of food insecurity our community faces during late winter and early spring. Members of the Hancock County Food Security Network work together throughout the month of March to raise funds and collect food, providing critical assistance for our neighbors during a time of year when resources are needed more than ever. In 2018, the Food Drive collected 4,250 food items and raised nearly $23,000 from sponsors, school collections, and private donors. 
The 8th Annual Food Drive will kick off with a multi-site, county-wide donation drive on Saturday, March 2, 2019 . Area grocers, retailers, and downtown businesses will host food drive volunteers to collect food and raise money for participating food security organizations. If you are out shopping between the hours of 10am - 2pm on March 2nd, and you come across a person wearing a fruit or vegetable costume, please give what you can to this important cause! Every dollar counts.
A calendar of fundraising events is also being organized for the month of March, and includes a Lip Sync Contest at Fogtown Brewery on March 23rd, a social at the Serendipity Resale Clothing Boutique, a nutrition talk at Jesup Library, and more. 
The Hancock County Food Drive is sponsored by United Way of Eastern Maine, Maine Community Foundation, Star 97.7, Maine Coast Mall, University of Maine Cooperative Extension, and Healthy Acadia, and is made possible by the efforts of the Hancock County Food Security Network members and their volunteers. 
To become an official Food Drive Sponsor:
Make a donation of $50 or greater to the Hancock County Food Drive, and/or
Participate as a host site for our one-day kick-off donation drive on March 2nd from 10am-2pm
Other ways to support the Food Drive:
Donate: Text: FeedME2019 to 41444.
Collect food: Pantries need canned fruits, canned vegetables, peanut butter, canned tuna, whole wheat pasta, and healthy soups. 
For more information about sponsoring the Hancock County Food Drive, contact Rachel Emus at (207) 667-7171 or
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Discounted candy on February 15th :)
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