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BBACC Connects
February 7, 2019
Last Week's poll results: Our readers voted and the results say:
You predicted correctly, NE Patriots won the Superbowl

Did you know the Chamber is a non-profit?
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
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
Join us at 2nd Friday Coffee (Half) Hour!
This month's coffee (half) hour is a one-time special event at Bangor Savings Bank. We will meet at our regular time on Friday, February 8 at 8am at the bank where we will learn more about their Buoy Local program, a way that the bank supports local businesses while also earning cash back for their clients. Join your friends and neighbors and enjoy coffee and munchies on us! 

If you're new to Coffee (Half) Hour, it's an informal gathering of downtown business owners, property owners, and interested residents. It's simply an opportunity to network, catch up, and share ideas. We meet at 8am and several people need to leave at 8:30am to open their businesses but you're welcome to stay as long as you'd like. 
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.
Holiday Decorations Clean-up Day
The Town of Bucksport made our downtown beautiful this holiday season and they need our help to take down the decorations.

Many hands make quick work. 
Join us! Saturday, February 9 at 9am at the Town Office. Dress warm, bring a friend, and give your community a couple hours of your time.

No special skills are needed. Simply show up. Have an hour? Great. Have a couple? Wonderful!

If you're able to help out, let us know.

brook@mainstreetbucksport.org or
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.


For more information call us at 469-8992
Bucksport UMC Public Breakfast
The Bucksport United Methodist Church, at 71 Franklin Street, Bucksport, will host a Public Breakfast Buffet on Saturday, February 9th , 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.
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
"Vice" sponsored by Anonymous
February 8-10, 2019
132 minutes

The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today.  
Christian Bale as Cheney won Golden globe for BEST ACTOR! Also starring Amy Adams, Steve Carell & Sam Rockwell.  

Fri 08 Feb, 6:00pm
Fri 08 Feb, 8:40pm
Sat 09 Feb, 6:00pm
Sat 09 Feb, 8:40pm
Sun 10 Feb, 2:00pm*
Sun 10 Feb, 6:00pm

*The Sunday matinee will feature OPEN CAPTIONS.

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

Tonight: Thursday, February 7, 2019, 7pm
They Were Expendable (1945)

BUT NO PASSES ACCEPTED. Tickets available at the door or full price only ($8) online. BUY NOW
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
Book of the Week: Nautical Scribe Books and Coffee Bar
Signed copy of Cruising for Cowards by Liza and Andy Copeland.

It is a must for all boaters whether you cruise weekends, coastal, circumnavigation, or are just a dreamer. It covers strategies, boat types and equipment preferred by experienced cruisers.

$6.95. We ship books.

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

Want to receive our “new arrivals” email? Stop by, call or email us at nauticalscribe@gmail.com
IRS News
Business owners may be interested in the business-related tax information the IRS shared during the recent partial government shutdown:

IR-2018-251, December 14, 2018: IRS issues standard mileage rates for 2019

IR-2019-04, January 18, 2019: Treasury, IRS issue final regulations, other guidance on new qualified business income deduction; Safe harbor enables many rental real estate owners to claim deduction

Visit IRS.gov/News for more information.
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.
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!
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!
EMDC is launching a new Youth Work Experience Program 
Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC) is launching a new Youth
Work Experience Program for individuals who reside in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Washington
and Hancock County. Individuals between the ages of 16-24 are eligible for the program
depending upon other qualifications that can be determined during a screening meeting.

Once accepted for the Work Experience program and matched with a participating business, the trainee will work between 180-250 hours at that business while they earn a paycheck from EMDC. The program gives individuals get hands-on experience that builds their workplace skills while becoming familiar with new businesses and industries.

EMDC is actively seeking employers to host individuals for a work experience. EMDC will pay the full wages for the work experience. “The program gives business owners the chance to fill workforce needs while giving individuals the opportunity to learn the skills they need to be successful and further their careers”, said EMDC’s Director of Workforce Services, Susan Cerini.

To learn more about the Work Experience program, please contact EMDC’s Director of
Workforce Services, Susan Cerini, by phone at (207) 561-4044 or by email at scerini@emdc.org.
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
Specialty Gifts at Lupine Cottage!
Lupine Cottage Artisan Co-op
U.S. Rt. 1, Belfast (just before the Passy Bridge in East Belfast)

Open on Friday afternoons from noon to 4pm this winter.

Do you need to send a gift? We can do it for you. “A Taste of Maine Blueberry Sampler”, “For the New Baby”, “Kountry Kettle Jar Sampler” to name just a few we offer. To see other samplers, visit www.lupinecottage.net You can order online, come by on a Friday afternoon or email us at mainemade@lupinecottage.net
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.
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