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BBACC Connects
July 26, 2018
Last Week's poll results: The results from last week's poll told us the majority of you look forward to the fireworks most at the Bucksport Bay Festival. We hope you enjoyed this year's show!

What do you prefer to do on a rainy day?
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.

Please remember to always share your news with us by emailing  office@bucksportbaychamber.com .
2018 Bay Festival Sponsors!
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Penobscot River Community Coalition, NAPA, Lane Construction, Leadbetter's, Allen's Coffee Brandy , Banner City Signs & Graphics, Blossoms by the Bay , Bookstacks, Bucksport Bay Tanning, Bucksport Fire & Police, Bucksport Motor Inn, Bucksport YMCA, Crosby's Drive In, Dead River, Ellsworth - Bucksport Dental Associates, Financial Services, Front Street Boatyard, Greenway Equipment, Hammond Lumber, Hannaford, Harbor View Grille, Huckleberry's Card & Gift, Jerry’s Hardware, John R. Crooker Agency, Leadbetter's Super Stop, Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, Spring Fountain Motel, Stubborn Cow Glass, LLC, Subway, The Alamo Theatre, The Bridge Church, Town of Bucksport, Tradewinds Variety Plus, Two Rivers Realty, LLC, Wahl's Dairy Port
Winner Winner 7 Dinners on sale NOW!
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
Senior Center Meals & Activities
Aerobics 8-9am 
Knitting and Crocheting 9:30-11am
Skip-Bo Cards 9:30-11am 
"3-13" Cards 12:30-2pm
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 
Skip-Bo Cards 9:30-11am
Scrabble 12:15-2pm

Bridge 12:30-4pm
Poker & Scat/31 Cards 5:30-9pm

Aerobics 8-9am 
Skip-Bo Cards 10-11am
Wahl's Dairy Port Flavor Calendar

Specialty Soft Serve Flavors
Over 30 Flavors of Gifford's Hard Serve
Hours 11am to 9pm Daily
79 Main Street, Bucksport ME
Private Home Care, Inc.
IRS News
1. Tax reform redefines like-kind exchanges

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) modified how the law applies to like-kind exchanges , those which occur when a taxpayer exchanges real property used for business or held as an investment solely for other business or investment property that is the same type or “like-kind.”

The new law applies only to exchanges of real property, and not personal or intangible property.

2. Rehabilitation Credit also adjusted

The TCJA also affects the Rehabilitation Credit for amounts that some business owners pay or incur for qualified expenditures after December 31, 2017.

The credit is a percentage of expenditures for the rehabilitation of qualifying buildings in the year the property is placed in service. The legislation:

  • Requires taxpayers take the 20-percent credit ratably over five years instead of in the year they placed the building into service, and
  • Eliminates the 10 percent rehabilitation credit for pre-1936 buildings.

For more information on these and other tax reform topics for small business and self-employed individuals, visit the IRS.gov Tax Reform page .
Playing at the Alamo
"The King"
Sponsored by Anonymous
July 27-29, 2018
107 minutes 

Forty years after the death of Elvis Presley, a musical road trip across America in his 1963 Rolls Royce explores how a country boy lost his authenticity and became a king while his country lost her democracy and became an empire.

Fri 27 July, 6:00pm
Fri 27 July, 8:20pm
Sat 28 July, 6:00pm
Sat 28 July, 8:20pm
Sun 29 July, 2:00pm*
Sun 29 July, 6:00pm

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

*The Sunday matinees will feature OPEN CAPTIONS
Orland Historical Society Grand OPEN HOUSE and POKER RUN
The Orland Historical Society is holding a grand OPEN HOUSE on Saturday July 28th from 9 am to 2 pm! 
There will be food and drinks available. You are encouraged to buy a Raffle tickets for several donated items from local businesses as well as 50/50 tickets with 50% of the proceeds to the winner and the other half to support the Historical Society.
Vintage vehicles will be on display from 9 am to 10 am then they will be departing on a POKER RUN to local businesses. The POKER RUN is open to anyone who wishes to participate with their vehicle ( old or new ). There is a $10 entry fee. The person obtaining the best poker hand will receive one half the proceeds from the fees collected to enter. There will be additional prizes awarded at some business locations on the POKER RUN. Once the run is completed the vintage vehicles will be back on display until 2 pm. 
There will be prizes awarded at 1:30 pm to display vehicles for the following: Oldest Car, Oldest Truck, Vehicle Driven the Longest Distance to the Event, Oldest Driver and Youngest Driver. 
The Orland Historical Society museum at 23 School House Rd. in Orland is open to the public every Saturday afternoon from 1 to 3 pm for July and August.
Please call 207-598-5741 for additional information or any questions.
Castine Historical Society event on Nautilus Island
Have you ever dreamed of going to visit Nautilus Island? Now is your chance. The Castine Historical Society is hosting their summer fundraiser on Tuesday, July 31st thanks to the generosity of the island’s owners Stephanie and Jim Huger. 
Attendees will enjoy a summer evening of cocktails and refreshments from 5:00 – 7:30 with transportation to the island provided courtesy of Maine Maritime Academy. The evening is in celebration of the Castine Historical Society’s current exhibit, “Castine’s Devoted Women: Social Change and Public Service.” Nautilus Island was the home of Ellenore Doudiet who is among the featured women in this year’s exhibit sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank. 

For more information or to purchase tickets visit the Historical Society’s website at castinehistoricalsociety.org, call the administrative office at 207-326-4118, or stop by the Historical Society office Monday – Friday from 9:00-5:00. 

For more information visit castinehistoricalsociety.org, call 207-326-4118, or email info@castinehistoricalsociety.org.
Kids on Main: Books and Ice Cream!
Every Saturday from June 23 until August 18.

Saturday, July 28 11am to 12pm at Wahl's Dairy Port on Main Street in Bucksport

Children are invited to downtown Bucksport this summer on Saturdays from 11am-12pm to hear a story read by a community volunteer in the alley next to Wahl's Dairy Port. Children who attend will receive a free book courtesy Literacy Volunteers of Bangor and a coupon for a free ice cream courtesy Wahl's Dairy Port. This event is sponsored by Main Street Bucksport, Literacy Volunteers, Wahl's Dairy Port, and BookStacks. 

Community volunteer readers are still needed for a few Saturdays. If you're interested, contact Brook at 479-3933.
WERU Hiring a Membership Manager
WERU-FM Community Radio seeks a highly organized person with database management experience to fill the position of Membership Manager. Duties include but not limited to managing a membership database/constituent relationship management system (CRM), membership correspondence, using CRM for membership cultivation and data entry.
Experience with membership database software required (SalesForce experience a big
plus). Send questions, cover letter, resume and references to Matt Murphy, General
Manager, at matt@weru.org by July 16. Pay commensurate with experience. WERU is an
equal opportunity employer.

Bucksport Regional Health Center July Newsletter
Our July newsletter is all about families (see newsletter link below). If you have kids who are picky eaters, why not try the simple chicken nugget recipe on page 2? You can bake them up, freeze them, and have a protein-packed snack or main dish ready to eat in minutes. Also, our healthy resource for readers this month is WIC (Women, Infants and Children), who will begin offering services for young families right here at BRHC beginning in August. 

The Cooking Matters class on page 2 has filled right up! Please call the number listed if you are interested, and we can put you on a waiting list or let you know of other upcoming Cooking Matters classes in the area. Learn to cook, eat a meal and get a bag of groceries at each class – you can’t beat that!

Lastly, Healthy Acadia is offering up another series of Tai Chi at BRHC (see the attached flier for details). Class are FREE, and no, you do not need experience, coordination, flexibility or anything else! No need to register, just come on by and give it a try. Classes take place at 10 am on Fridays.

Collecting Castine 2018
Join us for a special, one-night exhibit and sale of Castine fine art by reserving your place with a donation of $100 per person. 

Don't miss out on a unique fundraising event which benefits both the Wilson Museum and the Castine arts community, and honors John P. Gardner. 

For one night only, on Monday evening, August 6th 5pm to 7pm, the Hutchins Education Center will be transformed into a fine arts gallery and cocktail party.
Enjoy delicious hors d'oeuvres and an open bar, preview an outstanding exhibit of original local artwork, and cast a vote for the piece you think should be added to the Wilson Museum's collection. The work selected will be purchased by the Museum from a portion of the registration donations. Following the selection process attendees will have the opportunity to purchase (via silent auction) the remaining artwork. Proceeds from commissions and registration donations will be used to grow and maintain the Wilson Museum's collection and this event.  

Twenty-four artists, either from Castine or with an association to Castine, have submitted works of art in a variety of media for this exhibit and event.

RSVP by August 1. Sign up now!
Learn more about Collecting Castine's honoree John Gardner in a talk given by Sandra Dinsmore on August 1st. Click HERE for more information. 
Scot Cannon at SSCL Annual Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock”
Stockton Springs Library
The Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will finish its annual summer reading program for children on Tuesday, June 31st at 6:00 pm with a special presentation by musician/mime Scot Cannon. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock!” There will be no morning program that day.

Scot Cannon received formal training in Music Education and Composition at Berklee College of Music, pantomime training with Kenyon Martin’s National Mime Theatre, Master Mime Tony Montanaro and the legendary Marcel Marceau . Scot also studied acting with the Lyric Stage of Boston. Scot has worked as a director, producer and consultant for college and theatre presentations. He has also appeared on several television programs. Experience from twelve years of teaching music at the junior high school level has given Scot the awareness and insight into “what makes young people tick”. His combined training and talent have culminated in meaningful programs for school children at all levels which inspire positive action and self-esteem. Scot Cannon is a versatile composer, author, director, producer, actor, mime, musician and teacher with original and captivating, heartwarming performances.

Everyone’s invited to come to the library on Tuesday, July 31st at 6:00 pm to enjoy Scot Cannon!

For more information call SSCL at 567-4147 or visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org
Bucksport's Wednesday on Main
Wednesday On Main, Bucksport’s premiere summer event series, which brings a live event to Main Street EVERY Wednesday of the Summer.

Wednesday, August 1
5:30pm - 7pm
Alamo Theatre
Buckle up, Bucksport! Meet the internationally known Spanish folk/Flamenco troupe of Sam Lardner & Barcelona.

For further background, please visit Sam’s website at: www.samlardner.com

Suggested Donation $10 - For more information, visit www.bucksportwom.com or call Paula Kee at 207-266-7999
Chamber Member Laura Emack Debuts Bangor History Play
The Pride of Bangor [or What Not to Wear] will be performed on Friday, August 3 at 7:30 P.M. in the Crofutt Community Room at the Bangor Public Library, 145 Harlow Street. Admission is by donation ($5 suggested) with all ticket proceeds going to the Barbara A. McDade Endowment Fund. Established in honor of the recently-retired BPL director, this fund is dedicated to buying books. Advance reservations are strongly suggested, as seating is limited. For more information, call (207) 567-3437 or email LKECPA@prexar.com. Those wishing to donate and/or buy tickets should click here.
Historic House Tour in Bucksport
The Bucksport Historical Society presents its 7th Historic House tour

Featuring five 19th Century Houses in Downtown Bucksport

Saturday, August 11, 2018
1Pm to 4PM

Sponsored by The Dairy Port

Tickets sold exclusively at BookStacks, 71 Main Street in Bucksport
Ticket price is $25
Bucksport Arts Festival: August 10-11, 2018
Meet the artists reception on Friday, August 10 from 5-7pm at Lighthouse Arts Center

Bucksport Arts Festival
August 10-11, 2018
10AM to 5PM
The Bucksport Arts Festival is a juried fine art and craft festival located on the Bucksport Waterfront on the banks of the Penobscot River. The event is free and open to everyone. In addition to wonderful and talented artists from throughout Maine, the festival features live music, food vendors, a pop-up children’s art show and more. Join us on the beautiful Bucksport waterfront walkway.

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