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BBACC Connects
January 18, 2019
Last Week's poll results: Our poll results indicate that your biggest challenge this upcoming season would be to attract more customers.

Would you pledge to support local seasonal businesses if they were open year round.
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.

Please remember to always share your news with us by emailing  office@bucksportbaychamber.com .
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 the END OF THE DAY TODAY 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
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. 
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
"Tea With Dames" sponsored by The Loons of Alamoosook
January 18-19, 2019
100 minutes
Not Rated

What happens when four legends of British stage and screen get together? Dame Maggie Smith, Dame Judi Dench, Dame Eileen Atkins, and Dame Joan Plowright are among the most celebrated actresses of our time, with scores of iconic performances, decades of wisdom, and innumerable Oscars, Tonys, Emmys, and BAFTAs between them. They are also longtime friends who hereby invite you to join them for a weekend in the country as they catch up with one another, reminisce, and share their candid, delightfully irreverent thoughts on everything from art to aging to love to a life lived in the spotlight. Bursting with devilish wit and whip-smart insights, Tea With The Dames is a remarkable opportunity to spend time in the company of four all-time greats-up close and unfiltered.

Fri 18 Jan, 6:00pm
Fri 18 Jan, 7:45pm
Sat 19 Jan, 6:00pm
Sat 19 Jan, 7:45pm
Sun 20 Jan, 2:00pm -----CANCELLED
Sun 20 Jan, 6:00pm -----CANCELLED

**In an attempt to keep our patrons and employees safe and to allow road crews room to work, we are cancelling both Sunday screenings of  Tea With Dames. We hope you understand. Please come Friday or Saturday at 6 & 7:45pm.

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

"The Favourite": January 25-27, 2019
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
Nautical Scribe Books Carries More Than Books: We have a large selection of new and gently used maritime themed DVDs. We have classic, historical, documentary, and instructional.  

Nautical Scribe Books and Coffee Bar
247 U.S. Route 1, Stockton Springs
Open Tues & Wed 11 – 5
Thurs – Saturday 9 – 5
Congratulations Chris Johnson & GPMCT
Chris Johnson, a board member for the last 3 years, assumed the role of president after a vote of the Board of Directors at their meeting January 8th. He will be considered interim president until the Trust’s annual meeting next August when the position will be ratified by vote of the membership. Chris follows Emily Hawkins, who stepped down at the end of the year after serving four years as president. A 10-year veteran of the Board, she is assuming the role of Treasurer. “I’m extremely pleased: Chris is an excellent leader and is passionate about the Trust’s work. He will move the organization forward in positive ways,” Hawkins said.
Chris grew up in Bucksport and is a graduate of Bucksport High School and the University of Maine. He retired after thirty-one years in support management at Eastern Maine Medical Center. He served on the Bucksport Planning Board and has been a leader with the Bucksport Heart & Soul Community Development effort.  He is also a member of the Maine Woodland Owners Association, the Bucksport Historical Society and the Penobscot County Genealogical Society. Chris lives with his wife, Karen Johnson in North Bucksport.
Knights of Columbus Fish Fry
This month’s Fish Fry at St. Vincent's is on January 19th at 5:00pm 

Dinner includes fried haddock, mashed potatoes, coleslaw and a dessert. 
$9 for adults
$4 for children
Take out dinners available too!
St. Vincent’s is located at the corner of Franklin and Central street in Bucksport
Orland River Day Meeting
You're invited to the first Orland River Day meeting of 2019! Please join us Wednesday, January 23, 2019 at 6:00pm at the Orland Town Office

Welcome new ideas, all volunteers & anyone who wants to help make this Orland River Day AMAZING!
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
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.
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.
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
Check out Maine-made items sold at Lupine Cottage
The Lupine Cottage
7 Old Searsport Road
Belfast, Maine 04915

Lupine Cottage has a large selection of locally made preserves and “all fruits” - $6.25

The store in East Belfast on Route 1 is open this winter on Fridays from noon until 4pm weather permitting. To see more Maine-made food items sold at Lupine Cottage go to the web page.
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
Expanded Walk-In Care at BRHC
BRHC has expanded its Walk-In Care hours to include Monday through Friday starting February 4, 2019
Free Health Literacy Programming at Stockton Springs Community Library
Stockton Springs Library
Stockton Springs Community Library will host two free “Access Wellness” group training sessions in January, aimed at helping individuals find current, reliable, easy-to-understand information about health and wellness. Led by a trained facilitator, participants will explore sources of trustworthy health information on the Internet and in the library’s own expanding collection, as well as materials available through interlibrary loan.

These group sessions are scheduled from 1 - 2 p.m. on Sunday, January 27th and Tuesday, January 29 at the library, located at 6 Station Street in Stockton Springs. Pre-registration is required, by phone at 207-567-4147 or in person at the library.  

In addition, the Access Wellness program, funded by a health literacy grant from the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, will offer confidential, one-on-one help sessions, highlighted health displays and ongoing programming reflecting the needs and interests of the community.

Topics may include:

  • healthy diet and exercise
  • chronic conditions such as diabetes or heart disease
  • substance misuse and addiction
  • clinical trials and other research opportunities
  • drug interactions
  • healthy aging
  • reproductive health
  • disaster preparedness
  • vaccine safety
  • other suggested topics

Health information can be complicated and hard to understand. Our knowledgeable staff will help you identify trustworthy sources of information and improve your health literacy.

You don’t have to live in Stockton Springs to join us! Register for one of the group sessions today or call the library for more information.
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! 

Weekly Poll
Would you pledge to support local seasonal businesses if they were open year round
Yes, I think having more year round businesses is important
No, I don't live here year round
No, I like that some businesses are only open during the summer season
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