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BBACC Connects
January 10, 2019
Last Week's poll results: Production to our 2019 Visitor's Guide has begun. Some of our advertisers plan on advertising again. If you're interested find more information below in this newsletter.

We know you are preparing for it now; what do you anticipate will be your biggest challenge this upcoming season?
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 Invites You to a Business After Hours and Open House in January
Join us in sharing your business and community thoughts on how to best utilize the new space

After more than 20 years at our previous location at 52 Main Street, in a building provided to us by the Town of Bucksport, the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce was able to find temporary quarters right next door. The Verona Grange was gracious enough to allow us to share their space.

This all took place back in April of 2018. Since then, through a series of events, we have a signed purchase and sale agreement to buy the Grange building, the closing to take place in August 2019.

In January we will be launching a capital campaign to raise $110,000 to be used for the purchase and renovation to the building. A Business after Hours and Open House will be held at the Chamber of Commerce building at 54 Main Street on Monday, January 14, 2019 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm. Join us in sharing your business and community thoughts, to view our new home, our renovation plans and other campaign details.
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. 
Holiday Window Decorating Contest
Congratulations, to our winners of this year's first Holiday Decorating Contest to area Bucksport businesses. The results are in.

First place, $100 gift card is awarded to: First Friends Daycare on State Route 46.

Second place, $50 gift card is awarded to: The Local Variety on Main Street.

Congratulations to both businesses, and we thank all others who took the time to decorate your yards and storefronts to participate!
Advertise in our 2019 Visitor's Guide
It's time to start thinking about Spring already! Advertising in our 2019 Visitor's Guide is coming right up.

**Commit to your ad space by January 18th and be entered into a drawing to DOUBLE your ad size at no additional cost to you!
(Must be a Chamber Member to be entered to win)

For instance, if you buy a 1/2 page ad and you're selected as the winner of the drawing you will in turn get a full page ad instead (but pay only the 1/2 page price!)

If you have questions about advertising please feel free to contact Wendi, 207.713.7533 or rfbadvertising@gmail.com
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
Nautical Scribe Books in Stockton Springs
People asked and we answered. We now have gluten free cookies available in the coffee bar. Chocolate Chip or Peanut Butter.

Nautical Scribe Books and Coffee Bar
247 U.S. Route 1, Stockton Springs
Open Tues & Wed 11 – 5
Thurs – Saturday 9 – 5
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
National Geographic's
"Free Solo"
January 11-13, 2019
100 minutes

Follow Alex Honnold as he becomes the first person to ever free solo climb Yosemite's 3,000ft high El Capitan Wall. With no ropes or safety gear, he completed arguably the greatest feat in rock climbing history. 

Fri 11 Jan, 6:00pm
Fri 11 Jan, 8:00pm
Sat 12 Jan, 6:00pm
Sat 12 Jan, 8:00pm
Sun 13 Jan, 2:00pm*
Sun 13 Jan, 6:00pm

*The Sunday matinees will feature OPEN CAPTIONS

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

"Tea With Dames": January 18-20
Main Street Bucksport News & Updates
$10 on the 10th gets a 2019 reboot.

Here's the plan: Each month, participating business will allow any customer who spends at least $10 on the 10th of the month enter their name into a drawing (we will provide all supplies) One lucky winner will receive a $10 gift card.

Here's where you come in. Can you donate a $10 gift card? Just once a year? If you're interested in participating in drawing, let Brook know and she will drop off supplies. If you're able to donate a gift card, great! 207-479-3933 or brook@mainstreetbucksport.org 
Registration will open soon for the 7th annual Bridge the Gap Race scheduled for Saturday, April 6, 2019. Get all the details here.

Have you heard about the response in Millinocket to the Millinocket Marathon? No? Read about here because it's pretty amazing.

Local businesses, community groups, and individuals come out to cheer on runners, offer fun events at the finish line and so much more. Bucksport...let's do it. Have something you can offer at the race? Talk to us! mainstreetbucksport@gmail.com
Fellows, Kee, Tymoczko & Lewis, LLC: New Partner, New Name
As of 1/1/2019 Fellows, Kee, Tymoczko & Pierson is becoming Fellows, Kee, Tymoczko & Lewis as Christy Lewis is becoming partner in the firm! Christy is from Belfast and has worked with us since May, 2015.

She specializes in residential and commercial real estate, landlord/tenant law and business formation. If you need a deed or purchase and sale drafted, need a title search, a lease or an LLC agreement, give her a call. You can arrange an appointment at either our Bucksport or Belfast office.
Join the team!

Busy law firm seeks legal assistant for help with general office duties with an emphasis on real estate practice. Job duties will include answering phones, coordinating appointments, typing, drafting documents, and communicating with clients, lenders, and realtors. 4-5 days a week (TBD), 8am-4:30pm with 1 hour off for lunch. Paid vacations, holidays, and year-end bonus. Pay commensurate with experience. Please email resumes to: fellowsk@roadrunner.com or by mail to P.O. Box 370, Bucksport, ME 04416.
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 January 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
IRS News
To be continued...
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.
Now accepting submissions for the
4th annual International Maritime Film Festival.
The International Maritime Film Festival is an annual juried contest of films celebrating the heritage, spirit of adventure, and ingenuity of boats and waterborne pursuits. It is the premier event for maritime-themed film making.

IMFF is a joint venture between Main Street Bucksport, WoodenBoat Publications, Inc., and The Island Institute. The festival takes place at the historic Alamo Theatre in downtown Bucksport from September 27-September 29, 2019. This year's festival will also feature the debut of short maritime-themed films made by students at Bucksport High School as part of a project called IMFF: Fresh Takes made possible by a generous grant by the Maine Expansion Arts Fund of the Maine Community Foundation.

Submissions may be made online at www.maritimefilmfestival.com. Tickets for the festival will go on sale in July and a final program will be announced in August.
Welcome New Member
The Lupine Cottage
7 Old Searsport Road
Belfast, Maine 04915

Lupine Cottage normally closes for the season on Christmas Eve, but new this year they will open every Friday during the winter from noon to 4pm (weather permitting).
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:
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.

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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