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BBACC Connects
January 24, 2019
Last Week's poll results: Our readers anonymously voted and the results say:
Yes, I think having more year round businesses is important 😊

Do you bring a reusable bag when you shop?
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 has begun and deadlines will be fast approaching.

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

Welcome and Thank you Chamber Members
Welcome New Members!
K & Co. Salon
166 Franklin Street
Bucksport, ME 04416

Hair, skin, massage, and MORE! Call for an appointment today, Check out some of their reviews on Facebook! Professional, Nice, Energetic, Hilarious, Talented... it goes on...
Alamoosook Lakeside Inn
229 Soper Road
Orland, ME 04472


The Alamoosook Lakeside Inn has been the Downeast Maine vacation, event and reception venue for over 50 years. Serving Bangor, Bar Harbor, Belfast and Ellsworth Maine, the Inn is truly a fixture in the community having played host to hundreds of weddings, parties, and retreats over the years.

Did you know this local place to stay is open year round?
Thank you for Renewing your Membership:
  • LaLonde Lawn Care
  • Bucksport Garden Club
  • Town of Castine, ME
Make Frost Fest YOURS!
Due to ever changing responsibilities, the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber is no longer in the position to coordinate, fund and host Frost Fest. We want to encourage other groups, clubs or organizations that might have interest in taking this event and making it your own. We have signs, contacts, supplies and of course, this page for whomever takes this on. We will share our knowledge and support you to help make your endeavor a success! Please contact Leslie Wombacher at the The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce if you are interested.
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.
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
" The Favourite " sponsored by Penobscot Film Society
January 25-27, 2019
119 minutes

Early 18th century. England is at war with the French. Nevertheless, duck racing and pineapple eating are thriving. A frail Queen Anne (Olivia Colman) occupies the throne and her close friend Lady Sarah (Rachel Weisz) governs the country in her stead while tending to Anne's ill health and mercurial temper. When a new servant Abigail (Emma Stone) arrives, her charm endears her to Sarah. Sarah takes Abigail under her wing and Abigail sees a chance at a return to her aristocratic roots. As the politics of war become quite time consuming for Sarah, Abigail steps into the breach to fill in as the Queen's companion. Their burgeoning friendship gives her a chance to fulfill her ambitions and she will not let woman, man, politics or rabbit stand in her way. 

Fri 25 Jan, 6:00pm
Fri 25 Jan, 8:30pm
Sat 26 Jan, 6:00pm
Sat 26 Jan, 8:30pm
Sun 27 Jan, 2:00pm*
Sun 27 Jan, 6:00pm

*The Sunday matinee will feature OPEN CAPTIONS.

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

Thursday, February 7, 2019, 7pm
They Were Expendable (1945)
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.
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
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
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!
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
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Yes, all the time
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