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July 5, 2018
Last Week's poll results: The results from last week's poll told us 4 were celebrating the 4th of July in Searsport, 1 person in Castine, 1 person in Bangor and 12 of you will someplace else.

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Thank you & Congratulations
Congratulations to our winner of our River Duck Dash, Michelle from Belfast!

Thank you to PCT Communications for their generous contribution and purchase of our rubber ducks. Without their incredible donation this event would not be possible!! Be sure to visit them at 124 US Route 1 in Bucksport for all your cellular needs.

Thank you to all of the 2018 adoption centers. A special thank you to Private Home Care, Inc. for selling over 70 ducks!
July Business Buzz...
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
Bucksport Community Walking Club
Bucksport Community Walking Club
Hosted by Maine Naturalist Almanac
Weekly on Wednesdays
 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM

One of the Bucksport Heart & Soul ideas is to form a community walking club. There are many ways to do this and the first event will be to meet at the Senior Citizen Center Parking on Broadway in Bucksport lot at 7:30am and take a walk on the Miles Lane trails. Plan to join us! Wellness - Kid Friendly -Walking
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
IRS News
1. IRS working on a new Form 1040 for 2019 tax season

As part of a larger effort to help taxpayers, the IRS plans to streamline the Form 1040 into a shorter, simpler form for the 2019 tax season.

The new 1040 – about half the size of the current version -- would replace the current Form 1040 as well as the Form 1040A and the Form 1040EZ. The new form would use a “building block” approach, which can be supplemented with additional schedules as needed.

For more information see the June 29 IRS news release.

2. Sign up to receive latest IRS news releases

In addition to e-News for Small Business, taxpayers in the small business community may wish to sign up for IRS Newswire and receive news releases issued by the IRS National Media Relations Office in Washington, DC.

The IRS also offers Consejos Tributarios del IRS , an email bulletin for IRS news stories translated into Spanish.

Playing at the Alamo
Ocean's 8
Sponsored by Penobscot Film Society
July 6-8, 2018
110 minutes 

"It's also the most flat-out fun movie that director and co-writer Gary Ross has made since his directorial debut, "Pleasantville," 20 years ago."
Perfect summer spin-off of the George Clooney "Ocean's" movies!

Danny Ocean's estranged sister Debbie (Sandra Bullock) attempts to pull off the heist of the century at New York City's star-studded annual Met Gala. Her first stop is to assemble the perfect all-female crew. 

Fri 06 July, 6:00pm
Fri 06 July, 8:15pm
Sat 07 July, 6:00pm
Sat 07 July, 8:15pm
Sun 08 July, 2:00pm*
Sun 08 July, 6:00pm

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

*The Sunday matinees will feature OPEN CAPTIONS

Hiking at the Chapman Farm in N. Bucksport
Hiking with Sarah Levine:
Starting Sunday July 15, our resident Wildlands expert Sarah LeVine will lead several moderate Sunday hikes in the Wildlands and in GPMCT's beautiful new property, the Chapman Farm in North Bucksport.
Short hikes: ±90 minutes; longer hikes: ±3 hours
Meeting Place and Time: unless otherwise stated on website: South Gate on Rt. 1 at 10 am
If possible, call Sarah ahead of time to confirm at 667-1293 or email
Bring water and insect repellent

July 15: Flag Hill (longer hike)
July 22: Old Chapman Farm (short hike)
August 5: Bump Hill (short hike)
August 12: Mead Mountain trail (longer hike)
August 19: Hothole Pond Trail (short hike)
August 26: Old Chapman Farm (short hike)
Sept 2: Flying Moose Mountain (longer hike)
Other September hikes TBA

Find more upcoming events at greatpondtrust.org/events

New Wildlands Map:
A new version of the map will be hitting the streets soon. It is free to GPMCT members, for sale locally and available by mail. More information and a downloadable map preview

Annual Meeting
The Trust is Celebrating 25 years of Conservation 1993 - 2018, Thursday, August 16, 2018 in the Great Meadow* in the Wildlands, Orland Maine – 4:00 PM. No RSVP required.

  • Business Meeting
  • Wine, Beer, Finger Food 
  • Bluegrass Music with Dick Bowden’s Flying Circus 
*4 miles from South Gate - 1 mile from North Gate
The First Coast Oral History Project at Wilson Museum
The First Coast Oral History Project at Wilson Museum
Tuesday, July 10
7 p.m.
Wilson Museum, Hutchins Education Center, 112 Perkins Street, Castine, ME

Everyone has a story - it’s the stuff that lives are made of. The Castine Woman’s Club and the Wilson Museum are pleased to host Galen Koch, a collector of stories and maritime history, on July 10 (7 p.m.) at the Wilson Museum’s Hutchins Education Center in Castine. Galen will speak about The First Coast, a mobile recording studio and exhibition space that travels to coastal communities in Maine during the off-season collecting the stories as well as historic and archival media of those who work and live along the coast.

Galen Koch is an independent audio and multimedia producer based in Portland, Maine. She founded The First Coast in October 2016 in a vintage Airstream she retrofitted herself. When she’s not leading the project, Galen produces documentaries for media outlets and local organizations. She is also a part-time teacher of oral history and audio production classes at Harpswell Coastal Academy in Brunswick.

This program is free and open to the public.

IMFF- off season brings you: ANOTE'S ARK
Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 6pm 
The Pacific Island nation of Kiribati (population: 100,000) is one of the most remote places on the planet, seemingly far-removed from the pressures of modern life. Yet it is one of the first countries that must confront the main existential dilemma of our time: imminent annihilation from sea-level rise. While Kiribati's President Anote Tong races to find a way to protect his nation's people and maintain their dignity, many Kiribati citizens are already seeking safe harbor overseas. Set against the backdrop of international climate and human rights negotiations, Anote's struggle to save his nation is intertwined with the extraordinary fate of Sermary, a young mother of six, who fights to migrate her family to New Zealand. At stake is the survival of Sermary's family, the Kiribati people, and 4,000 years of ­Kiribati culture. Anote's Ark premiered at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival. Stacey Cook, a Maine summer resident who served in the Peace Corps in Kiribati, will take audience questions after the film.

Bucksport UMC Public Breakfast
The Bucksport United Methodist Church, at 71 Franklin Street, Bucksport, will host a Public Breakfast Buffet on Saturday, July 14th, 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. 
Kids on Main: Books and Ice Cream!
Every Saturday from June 23 until August 18.

Saturday, July 7 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.
Bucksport YMCA Summer Activities!
Click here to see all the programs and activities happening at the Bucksport YMCA this summer!

RSU 25 is offering FREE summer lunches to kids and teens starting this week! Lunch will be served between 12:00pm-1:00pm in the Jewett school gymnasium. Adults ages 19+ just $5! Today is pizza or hot dogs, fruits and veggies. YUM
2018 Fort Knox Scottish Tattoo
Saturday July 7
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM

Evening concert of three of Maine's Highland Bagpipe bands: Anah Highlanders, Dunlap Highland Band, and Maine Saint Andrews Pipes & Drums. Traditional and contemporary bagpipe tunes performed inside the Fort Knox Historic Site on the banks of the Penobscot River near Bucksport, Maine.

3rd Annual Kitchen to Table International Buffet at SSCL
The Friday Night Supper Club of the Stockton Springs Community Library will host the 3rd Annual Kitchen to Table International Buffet at the library on Saturday, July 14th starting at 6 pm.

For the third year, this past winter and spring gourmet Chef Jerry Dunn led a cookbook club at the Stockton Springs Community Library that became known as the Friday Night Supper Club. We invited daring and innovative cooks to challenge themselves to prepare international cuisine from cookbooks that reflected unique regional and healthy dishes as well as regional culture. The supper club members volunteered to produce a third international buffet to benefit the library.

The buffet will include: appetizers, soup, entrees, vegetables and dessert and will feature a variety of dishes from around the world. Tickets are $35. The event is BYOB. 

Tickets will be available for advance purchase at the library during open hours beginning June 18th. Library hours are Monday 3 – 5 pm, Tuesday 4 – 7 pm, Wednesday 3 – 5 pm, Thursday 9 am – Noon and 6:30 – 8:30 pm, and Saturday 9 am – 3 pm.

For more information visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org or call 567-4147.
Bastille Day in Castine
You're invited to the fourth annual Bastille Day Celebration on Saturday, July 14th. You and your family will learn the art of French-Acadian cooking during the noontime chef’s demonstration of cooking ploys and beignets with fresh Maine lobster. 

For the more adventurous, kayaking and historic walking tours will get you moving or, later in the afternoon, climb the 52 steps to the top of lighthouse and don’t forget your camera! Immerse yourself in our International lecture series at Emerson Hall on Court Street, including Canadian filmmaker Roger Cantin and producer Alain Dagenais speaking on their Baron d’ St-Castin documentary and why he is not an historical figure in Canada. Then educator Todd Nelson will tell the story of our children’s rich French Exchange Program with St-Castin, FR which began in 2008.

Have lunch at one of our many fine restaurants and watch the Maine Maritime Academy Training Ship return from its visit at European ports. And in the afternoon at the Wilson Museum, bring your children to Painting with the French Masters, then enjoy hand cranked ice cream/toppings and a serenade by world-class fiddler Gus LaCasse.
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At our signature event, the Picnic en Blanc, 400 white-clad festival goers will be seated at long white tables, under the elms on Court Street, while listening to French folk music and watching a magician and stilt walker. Order your special meals from MarKel’s or The Manor, or simple bring your own French picnic. And stop by Town Hall during the day to bid on a Josh Adam original Bastille Day “Picnic en Blanc” painting (24”x36”) or one of five artist prints. Winners will be announced at the Picnic! 
Finish your evening with a concert featuring the Bangor Symphony Brass Quartet on our historic Town Common. Strawberry shortcake with whipped cream will be available. For more information on the day’s events or to make your reservation for the Picnic en Blanc, call Town Hall @ 326-4502 or visitcastine.com. 

*All events are provided for free through the generosity of our sponsors. Castine Kayak does charge for their scheduled tours.
The 3rd Annual “Great Event” Community Yard Sale in Stockton Springs Space Rental Begins
Stockton Springs Library
It’s time to reserve your space for the giant yard sale in Stockton Springs coming September 8th!

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host the 3rd annual GREAT EVENT on Saturday, September 8th and space rentals for the Giant Yard Sale have begun. Mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE for the Giant Yard Sale, Barbecue, Bake Sale, Homemade donuts, Children’s Events, and much more!

The town of Stockton Springs will once again be filled with festivities on Saturday, September 8th and everyone is invited to join in the celebration to be held on the grounds of the library and the Stockton Springs Town Office. Last year’s event was a great success and we expect that all 25 of the spaces will be rented, so sign up early.

Rental of space at the Giant Yard Sale has begun. Crafters are also welcome. Spaces are approximately 10’ x 15’. Cost is $35, $30 if reserved before July 1st. You may bring your own table or you can rent a table for an extra $5. The GREAT EVENT will happen rain or shine. To reserve your space you must fill out an application and pay in advance either by check or cash. Come to the library during open hours to pick up an application. Library hours are Monday 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Tuesday 4:00 – 7:00 pm, Wednesday 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Thursday 9:00 am – Noon and 6:30 – 8:30 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

For more information call 567-4147 or visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org.

This fun family event is always chock full of good bargains, great food, entertainment for the kiddies, community spirit, and much, much more, so circle September 8th on your calendar and we’ll see you in Stockton Springs for The GREAT EVENT!
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