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BBACC Connects
June 21, 2018
Last Week's poll results: The results from last week's poll told us you have not yet visited the story walk on the waterfront in Bucksport.

Have you adopted a duck for River Duck Dash yet? $5 could be $500
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.

Please remember to always share your news with us by emailing  office@bucksportbaychamber.com .
Try your Luck Adopt a Duck, Win $500 at
River Duck Dash at Orland River Day!
Get a few ducks together and watch out! Imagine hundreds of them racing down a river towards a finish line where a crowd of people are cheering on their adopted ducks, hoping it will finish first! Saturday, June 30, 2018 during Orland River Day is our sixth River Duck Dash.

Hundreds of rubber ducks are "adopted" for $5.00. When you adopt a duck you will receive your certificate with your duck number on it. Each duck has a number on the bottom that corresponds to your adoption certificate. The ducks are dropped into the Narramissic River in Orland, and the first duck across the finish line wins. The grand prize is $500.00!! To encourage participation and attendees for Orland River Day, if the winner is present, you will receive a BONUS prize! 

Where can I adopt a duck?? The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, BookStacks, Huckleberries Card & Gift, Lighthouse Arts Center, RSU 25 Adult & Community Education, Seaboard Federal Credit Union (Bucksport Location), Private Home Care, The Local Variety, and Blossoms By the Bay.
June Business Buzz...
Senior Center Meals & Activities
Mondays:
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)

Tuesdays:
Evening Bingo 5:45-8pm
Day Quilters - 1st Tuesday 9am to 3pm

Wednesdays:
Aerobics 8-9am 
Skip-Bo Cards 9:30-11am
Scrabble 12:15-2pm

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

Fridays:
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
2018 Summer Fencing Classes & Summer Camp
Come join Fencer Master and coach John Krauss for a summer fencing camp experience! Fencing is modern swordplay; a sport of strategy and a fun way to improve balance, coordination, and flexibility. It provides an exciting workout! This camp is designed for youth and teen fencers of all experience levels.
Bucksport Regional Health Center June Newsletter
Have you ever felt ill after being out in the sun too long? Learn how to recognize heat illnesses by reading BRHC's latest newsletter here and remember, your pets can suffer the same effects of the sun and heat, so keep them out of places that can heat up quickly (like your vehicle) and with plenty of fresh water. 
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
Is it really the IRS calling on your business?

The IRS wants to help the small business and self-employed communities determine whether an unsolicited contact is truly from an IRS employee.

The IRS initiates most contacts through regular mail delivered by the U.S. Postal Service. However, there are special circumstances in which the IRS will call or come to a business, such as when a taxpayer has an overdue tax bill, to secure a delinquent tax return or a delinquent employment tax payment, or to tour the business as part of an audit.

Playing at the Alamo
Book Club
June 22-24, 2018
comedy
94 minutes 
PG-13

The four members in the titular book club of "Book Club" are four women who have been meeting once a month to drink wine and talk about a book. They started in the '70s with Erica Jong's "Fear of Flying" and have just turned their attention to E.L. James's "Fifty Shades of Grey." There's a lot of literary and social history in the span between those two best sellers, which take their heroines from "zipless" adultery to handcuffed monogamy, from elusive liberation to consensual bondage.
But this movie isn't much concerned with the novels themselves. The stories it has to tell about feminism and female sexuality are left mainly implicit in the script (by Bill Holderman and Erin Simms; Mr. Holderman directed) because they are written in the faces of its stars. And much in the way that their characters use reading as a pretext for hanging out and drinking wine - there will be wine in every paragraph of this review, as there is wine in nearly every scene of this film - the filmmakers understand that what will satisfy the audience is time in the company of Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, Diane Keaton and Mary Steenburgen.

Fri 22 June, 6:00pm
Fri 22 June, 8:20pm
Sat 23 June, 6:00pm
Sat 23 June, 8:20pm
Sun 24 June, 2:00pm*
Sun 24 June, 6:00pm

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

*The Sunday matinees will feature OPEN CAPTIONS


Pop Up Projections in Bucksport
The conversation that informs a large part of Bucksport’s identity is one between the past and the present. With the closing of the paper-mill, the town has reimagined its identity. 

Historical footage of the town, the people and early technology responsible for the local industries is preserved at the North East Historic Film Society, while the Penobscot Marine Museum has archived slides. Artist Tara Law will combine animations of the historical buildings with some of the footage available from the North East Historic Film Society for Pop Up Projections around town. In the old Road Runner cartoons, the Road Runner would draw a window in space to escape from Wiley Coyote. Tara’s animations of historical buildings and superimposed footage create a double consciousness of Bucksport’s path as it moves in and out of its history.
Tara is using a time-based medium to explore time and place. The visuals translate the familiar architecture of the downtown into two-dimensional images while layering them with dimensional shifts between the past and present. 
The “Pop Up Projections,” will take place at dusk on Wednesday, June 20th and on Friday, June 22nd, the 23rd and the 24th will be alternate dates in case of rain. 
This event is funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.
See and Learn About Treasures In Our Own Backyard
Castine Historical Society is offering a free evening program on Thursday, June 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the Mitchell Room of the Castine Historical Society. The event includes pop-up exhibits from the Orland Historical Society, Blue Hill Historical Society, Castine Historical Society and Wilson Museum. The evening, “Treasures in Our Own Backyard” will give attendees the chance to view interesting collection items, as well as to hear brief talks on one collection piece from each institution that has a particularly fascinating story.

Historical Societies and history museums, many of whom have been in existence for years, are the keepers of fascinating local history connecting the present with the past. Their collections help us learn about the people of the past who shaped our landscape, named our landmarks, and made decisions that affect us today. 

The Castine Historical Society serves as a window into Castine’s extraordinary past. The Society preserves local history and hosts permanent and temporary exhibitions, lectures, town walking tours, house and garden tours, and historic reenactments in its Abbott School exhibit gallery at 17 School Street, Castine. The Grindle House offices and research library located at 13 School Street, Castine are open year-round and researchers are welcome by appointment. 

The Historical Society is open daily from June 11 – September 3, Monday – Saturday, 10-4; Sunday, 1-4. Fall hours are September 8 – October 8, Friday, Saturday, Monday, 10-4; Sunday, 1-4. For more information visit castinehistoricalsociety.org, call 207-326-4118, or email info@castinehistoricalsociety.org.
Wine Tasting at BookStacks
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Wine Tasting Saturday, June 23 
4 to 6 p.m.


Jack Scully of Easterly Wine will be here to talk about the wines and answer questions; Denise #1 will supply her delicious treats to pair with them (the wines, not the questions).

AS ALWAYS, IT'S 10% OFF
THE TASTING PRICE
WHEN YOU BUY ANY 12 BOTTLES


For more information call us at 469-8992
Kids on Main: Books and Ice Cream!
Every Saturday from June 23 until August 18.

Saturday, June 23 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.
North Bucksport Methodist Church BBQ
Join us Saturday, June 23 at 5PM at the Arey Community Center, 1160 River Road, North Bucksport. Tickets are $10 per person or $20 for a family.
Menu: Smoked brisket, BBQ pulled pork, baked beans, cole claw, corn bread, blueberry crisp.
Drinks: ice teas and lemonade.
Castine Historical Society Open House Reception
The Castine Historical Society invites the public to its annual Open House Reception on Sunday, June 24 from 4:00-6:00. This early evening reception is a great way to view the Historical Society’s 2018 exhibits including Castine’s Devoted Women: Social Change and Public Service. The event is also a good chance to meet old and new friends and enjoy light refreshments. The reception is free of charge and no reservations are required.

The exhibit focuses on Mary W. (Molly) Dewson and Mary G. (Polly) Porter, their life together in New York and Castine, and the significant role Molly played in 1930s American politics. The storyline is based on 28 scrapbooks made by the Porter-Dewsons (as they called themselves), using their own photos and words that explored their lives and topics of the day that were important to them.

While the exhibit features Molly and Polly, they were not the only women in Castine who made, and continue to make, a difference on local, regional, and national levels. The exhibit looks at other women in Castine in the 20th and 21st centuries who have made a difference in politics, social causes, and public service. This exhibit is generously sponsored by Bangor Savings Bank.

For more information visit castinehistoricalsociety.org, call 207-326-4118, or email info@castinehistoricalsociety.org.
Farewell Reverend Ruth Martin
The Congregational Church of Sandy Point will be having a Celebration and Farewell for Reverend Ruth Martin’s service to the church for the past 15 years. Always with a smile and kind word, Reverend Martin, Pastor Ruth, has provided the congregation with a steadfast loyalty and devotion spiced with personal stories and the wisdom of many years of service to the Lord. Rev. Ruth has always been sensitive to the congregation and its changing needs as we have moved into the new century and tried to be more welcoming while enriching our services.

The Church Committee will be having a reception for Reverend Martin after her last service on Sunday, June 24th. The celebration will be following the 9:00 am service and will include a luncheon and a chance to say a personal thank you and farewell to this wonderful woman as she starts another adventure in her long life. Anyone who knows or has fond memories of Reverend Ruth are welcome to attend the service and the following celebration at the church. If you cannot attend, send best wishes to the Congregational Church of Sandy Point at PO Box 21, Sandy Point, ME 04972. If you will be attending, please just call and leave a number of folks who will be coming so we can have enough food prepared for the day at 567-3073. 
Castine Non-Profits Receive Project Grants
The Castine History Partners, a coalition of Castine’s non-profits and town government, are developing an interactive-learning project focused on the history of Castine.

Thanks to two recent grants, the Castine Virtual Tour project will launch in September as an online alternative to the popular walking tour map of Castine sponsored by the Castine Merchant’s Association. The virtual tour will allow users to have a deeper understanding and connection with Castine’s rich history.

The Castine History Partners received a $4,000 grant from the Hancock County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. The Maine Community Foundation, now in its 35th year, works with donors and other partners to improve the quality of life for all Maine people. In addition, the Partners received a $900 grant from the Maine Humanities Council. The Maine Humanities Council brings people together in conversation crossing social, economic, and cultural barriers.

Members of the Castine History Partners include the Castine Historical Society, Maine Maritime Academy, the Town of Castine, Wilson Museum, and Witherle Memorial Library. The group began meeting in the spring of 2017 with the goal of finding a collaborative project that would benefit the town and further the missions of the partners.

Using the firm OnCell, the mobile and web-based application will be a walking and driving tour taking in 25 key historic sites in Castine. Thanks to digital technology, the tour will provide not only historic content, but historic photos, videos, and audio that will enrich the tour experience.

The project’s goals are to create excitement for history in Castine, meet the growing demand for information about Castine’s history, encourage increased tourism, and build partnerships among Castine’s cultural institutions and the Town.

Jimmy Goodson, Castine’s Town Manager says, “This marvelous collaborative effort between non-profits in Castine is implementing 21st century technology to help young and old interpret our rich history,” He goes on to say, “Come for a tour - or come for a lifetime!
Map Sleuthing with Jane Crosen at the Wilson Museum
June 26 (7 p.m.) 
  
The Wilson Museum has partnered with local mapmaker, Jane Crosen, to develop an exciting interactive mapping exhibit focused on coastal Hancock County. Each week during the season a new challenge will be available for visitors to test their detective and map reading skills. On Tuesday, June 26 at 7 p.m., Jane will introduce this exhibit and its challenges in a presentation at the Museum's Hutchins Education Center. She will offer map sleuthing tips and techniques as well as showcase details of her own maps, along with topographical maps, nautical charts, and atlases old and new. Learn some of the interesting stories maps can tell about local landscape and history.

A Maine native with family roots in Hancock County, Jane studied liberal arts and art history at Brown University and Richmond College, then found her niche in publishing and graphic design at the Findhorn Community in Scotland. Upon returning to Maine she learned how to read maps as in-house editor and girl Friday at DeLorme and has been exploring maps, words, and special Maine places ever since. Along with turning her love of maps into a business ( www.mainemapmaker.com), Jane works as a freelance editor and proofreader; writes essays and articles; has self-published a cookbook and is working on a second cookbook.

This program is open to the public and free of charge. 

As programs are scheduled and information becomes available, it will be added to
Annual Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock” for Children
Stockton Springs Library
Annual Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock” for Children Begins June 26th at SSCL

The Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will begin its summer reading program for children on Tuesday, June 26th from 9:30 to 11:30 am and will take place every Tuesday from 9:30 to 11:30 am through July 31st. This year’s theme is “Libraries Rock!”

There will be stories, games, snacks, and lots of fun! 

Tuesday, June 26th will be an introduction to the program. There will be a skit, story, and snack, and participants will create their own story log. In addition to stories, snacks, and activities, each week will have a special theme:

On July 3rd there will be stories, snacks, and instrument making.

On July 10th the theme will be “Sounds of Nature.”

On July 17th the theme will be “Science.”

July 24th theme to be announced.

July 31st will be a special Street Party and Barbeque with special guest mime Scott Cannon from 5:00 – 7:00 pm. (There will not be a morning program that day). 

For more information call SSCL at 567-4147 or visit www.stocktonspringslibrary.org
Wednesday on Main
Wednesday, June 27, 2018
Main Street tent - 74 Main Street
Bring a chair
Suggested donation $10

For more information, contact Paula Kee at 207-266- 7999, or go to www.bucksportwom.com

All Events Begin at 5:30pm unless otherwise noted.

Gus LaCasse & Peter Lindquist Gus’ Hard Driving Traditional Acadian Fiddle matched by Master Guitarist Peter Lindquist - Spectacular Talent!
Orland River Day
Orland River Day is a town celebration held each year on the last Saturday in June (rain or shine) - June 30, 2018 complete with a parade, food, crafts, a "Downeast" raft race, talent show, Castine Kayak's Rescue & Rolling Demonstration, Alewife Run, and many other activities.

Join us on Naramissic Drive in Orland for River Duck Dash at 2:30pm

Book Talk at BookStacks
Meet New York Times Best Selling Author
Linda Greenlaw
Friday, June 29
4 to 6 p.m.

Talking about her new Jane Bunker mystery, Bimini Twist,
Here at BookStacks.

For more info, call us at 469-8992
Run for Recovery - Swing for Success to Benefit Downeast Project Hope
On Saturday, June 30, 2018, the Maine Association of Nurse Anesthetists (MeANA), Rocky Knoll Golf Course, and Healthy Acadia will host “Run for Recovery – Swing for Success” at Rocky Knoll Golf Course, 14 River Road, Orrington. The full-day event includes the 5K Run for Recovery at 9am, lunch hosted by Uno Pizzeria and Grill, and the Swing for Success Golf Tournament with tee-off at 1pm. All registration proceeds from this event will support Downeast Project HOPE. 

Downeast Project HOPE, serving Washington and Hancock counties, provides a strong support system for opioid and other substance addiction disorders, connecting individuals seeking recovery to appropriate treatment options and community resources. 
 
"As anesthesia providers, our association members see the effects of drug misuse on our patients, health care facilities and the psychological and emotional stress on our colleagues and ourselves on an almost daily basis.” said Susan DeCarlo-Picirrillo, CRNA, DNP, MeANA’s Public Relations Chair. “MeANA wants to help by not only raising necessary funds to facilitate their treatment but to educate the public and legislators about this disease that is tainted with a detrimental social stigma. So we were very happy to align ourselves with Healthy Acadia and Project HOPE.”
 
Downeast Project HOPE collaborates with regional hospitals and participating police departments by sharing monies and other resources. 
 
“The Ellsworth Police Department is very proud to be a part of Project HOPE and of our collaborative efforts with Healthy Acadia to assist those suffering from addiction disorder.” said Ellsworth Chief of Police Glenn Mosier. “We take great pride in offering a program which enables the Police Department to act as a bridge to assist folks in need. Project HOPE provides law enforcement the opportunity to have a positive impact on people's lives, most of whom had previously only had negative experiences when dealing with law enforcement.”  
 
To learn more and to register for either event – or both! – click here. If you cannot attend and would like to support Downeast Project HOPE, please visit www.meana.org or www.healthyacadia.org/donate to donate.
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.
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