BBACC Connects
February 21, 2019
Last Week's poll results: What's your favorite part of Valentine's Day?
Flowers - 21.4%
Love Notes - 21.4%
Dinner - 21.4%
Discounted Candy on February 15 :) - 35.7%

Do you use the Bucksport Bay Area Visitor's Guide? All Chamber members with phone numbers are listed in the directory in the back, like a phone book!
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.
There's still time...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 rfbadvertising@gmail.com
Business After Hours at Osborne's Plumbing & Heating, Inc. RSVP today!
Wed, Mar 6, 2019 5:00 PM EST
BBACC Business After Hours
Osborne's Heating, Kitchen & Bath Showplace, Bucksport
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 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.
Welcome New Members
Eastern Maine Development Corporation
40 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME 04401
207.942.6389

Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) is a non-profit organization that fosters the creation of a thriving economic climate by providing leadership and encouraging collaboration. We provide services to businesses, communities, and indviduals.

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust
125 High Street
Ellsworth, ME 04605
207.667.7100

Looking to finance your business, purchase your dream home, or find a better checking relationship? We are here to help you acheive your financial goals. Member FDIC, Equal Housing Lender.

THANK YOU FOR RENEWING YOUR MEMBERSHIP:

BBACC Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration! Tuesday March 19, 2019
Curls & Crosshairs at Bucksmills Rod & Gun Club TODAY
February 21, 2019
7:30PM to 8:30PM
Bucksmills Rod & Gun Club

Two local ladies who have done what most hunters dream of, A GRAND SLAM. These two ladies both completed a grand slam in 2018 and have set out to show women they can hunt, fish and get outdoors and look good doing it. They have recently started a blog focused on their journey working in the beauty industry and spending time out in the woods, called Curls & Crosshairs. 

Come out and here them tell their stories around their recent hunts and their new blog. 

This is event is free and open to the public. 
Bucksport YMCA Motion & a Movie!
Saturday, February 23
from 12PM to 4PM
Bucksport Middle School

Weekend: Motion and a Movie!

Students Grades 1st - 4th
Kids will be split into two age appropriate groups at the Bucksport Middle School campus. Each group will rotate between physical activities and games in the gym and watching a popular movie in the Performing Arts Center. Kids will be provided with a mid-program snack. We ask that you please feed your child lunch prior to arriving. The Bucksport YMCA will provide supervision for the program, and pick-up will be promptly at 4pm.

This event is FREE to the community!
For more information contact the Bucksport YMCA at 207.469.3518
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
"A Dog's Way Home" sponsored by Dylan
February 22-24, 2019
Adventure/Family
96 minutes
PG

A female dog travels four hundred miles in search of her owner throughout a Colorado wilderness.

Fri 22 Feb, 6:00pm
Fri 22 Feb, 8:10pm
Sat 23 Feb, 6:00pm
Sat 23 Feb, 8:10pm
Sun 24 Feb, 2:00pm*
Sun 24 Feb, 6:00pm

*The Sunday matinee will feature OPEN CAPTIONS.

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

COMING UP NEXT...

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
BookStacks Cabin Fever Reliever SALE
It's Huge! It's Enormous!
It'll Save You a LOT!
It's the BookStacks 22nd Annual
Cabin Fever Reliever

Starting this Thursday, Feb. 21,
and running through Saturday, Feb. 23:

30% OFF HARDCOVERS
40% OFF WHEN YOU BUY THREE HARDCOVERS
15% OFF PAPERBACKS, CARDS & GIFTS, AND TOYS*
 
So get here early--and often--there will be coffee. 
BookStacks is OPEN every day
Monday through Saturday 9am to 6pm
Sunday 9am to 3pm
71 Main Street, Bucksport
207-469-8992

*Fine print: Sorry to say that the sale does does not include the purchase of magazines, newspapers, special orders, gift certificates, coffee, wine, or cats. But you knew that.  
IRS News
1. Visit IRS.gov 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 IRS.gov 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 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
Laundry Make and Take at Lupine Cottage
Laundry Make and Take
Saturday, February 23
1PM to 3PM
Lupine Cottage
7 Old Searsport Ave. (Rt. 1)
Belfast, ME

Please join us for a fun filled make & take workshop - Laundry Room Makeover!! Rid your home of the chemicals and toxins that are hanging out in your laundry room! Learn how to easily make your own reusable dryer sheets, fabric softener and more with essential oils!! As always, great company, light snacks and great fun!! Bring a friend!!

$5.00 admission fee per person. Make & Take items will be priced individually. RSVP is required. 338-4300 or on our website at https://www.lupinecottage.net/classes
Nautical Scribe Books & Coffee Bar
Book of the Week:
Book of the Week:

Ice Fishing: A Complete Guide … Basic to Advanced” written and illustrated by Jim Capossela. Entertaining and comprehensive!

Used - $7.95

Nautical Scribe Books and Coffee Bar
247 U.S. Route 1
Stockton Springs
567-8111

Want to receive our “new arrivals” email? Stop by, call or email us at nauticalscribe@gmail.com

Open Tuesday and Wednesday 11-5, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9 – 5 and other days and time when the open flag is flying.
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
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
Chairman
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.
The Wilson Museum will host Perkins Family Reunion in Castine this Summer
June 29 (1 – 4 p.m.)
John & Phebe Perkins House,
111 Perkins Street, Castine, ME

Are you a descendant of John & Phebe Perkins, or descended from one of John's or Phebe's siblings? Mark your calendar and make plans to return to your roots this summer at the family homestead on the shores of beautiful Castine Harbor. The Wilson Museum will host a Perkins Family Reunion on Saturday, June 29 from 1 - 4 p.m., at the historic John & Phebe Perkins House at 111 Perkins Street in Castine, Maine. The afternoon's activities will include tours of the historic home with family portraits and memorabilia displayed, cooking demonstrations, unveiling and dedication of the home's National Register of Historic Places plaque, and more. This will be a great opportunity to bring memories, images, and stories to share, as well as a healthy curiosity to learn more about this important Castine family. Keep informed of Perkins Family Reunion plans - call 207-326-9247 or email info@wilsonmuseum.org (Perkins Family Reunion in the subject line) to add your email to our mailing list and receive an invitation to join our Perkins Family Reunion Group on Facebook. Help us spread the word - share this article or post to a genealogy or family reunion website.
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