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BBACC Connects
June 28, 2018
Last Week's poll results: The results from last week's poll told us you have already adopted your chance to win $500 for River Duck Dash! Thank you for your support!

Where do you go to celebrate the Fourth of July?
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
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
Whole Oceans Q&A
June 28 and every other Thursday morning from 7:30am to 10am Jenn will be available for a Q&A.

Do you have questions about land-based aquaculture? Come ask a scientist! Jennifer Fortier, our Outreach & Development Associate, will be UPSTAIRS at The Local Variety in Bucksport every other Thursday morning this summer. Stop by for a chat!
We are also interested in learning what kinds of questions the public has so we can provide detailed more information to you in the future.
Stonewall Kitchen Summer Kick Off at Huckleberries
Friday, Jun 29 & Saturday, Jun 30
Huckleberries Card and Gift
81 Main Street, Bucksport

Stock up on summer food essentials, like mustard, relish, barbecue sauces, dips, drink mixes, aioli, and marinated vegetables. Take $2 off our Stonewall Kitchen products which are $6.50 and over. Raye's Mustards are 20% off. Are you ready for summer vacation and 4th of July celebrations which is next week? We can help!
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
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

IRS News
1. Truckers, sign up for the Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax webinar

“Understanding Form 2290 – Heavy Highway Vehicle Use Tax” webinar

Thursday, June 28, 2018 (30 minutes)

This web conference will provide an overview of the following:

  • Form 2290 filing requirements
  • Form 2290 due dates
  • Form 2290 e-filing requirements
  • Plus, a live Q&A

Register and attend: 
11:00 a.m. Eastern Time 
2:00 p.m. Eastern Time*

*Closed captioning will be offered for session 2 only.
Continuing education credit will not be offered.

For further information, email SBSE.SL.Web.Conference.Team@irs.gov

2. Connect with the IRS by smartphone, 24/7

The IRS has a mobile app, IRS2Go, which is available for free to use on Android and iOS devices. It’s also available on Amazon. Use the app to:

Check refund status
Make a payment
Find free tax preparation assistance
Get helpful tips and information
  • Users can also use IRS2Go to create login security codes for certain IRS online services. The app is available in both English and Spanish.
Playing at the Alamo
Sponsored by International Maritime Film Festival
June 29- July 1, 2018
96 minutes 

A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. 

Fri 29 June, 6:00pm
Fri 29 June, 8:00pm
Sat 30 June, 6:00pm
Sat 30 June, 8:00pm
Sun 01 July, 2:00pm*
Sun 01 July, 6:00pm

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

*The Sunday matinees will feature OPEN CAPTIONS

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.
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
Wilson Museum Demonstrations
July - August  
Wilson Museum Campus
The Village Blacksmith
Joe Meltreder of Bagaduce Forge returns again this summer to ply his trade in The Village Blacksmith shop on Wednesdays and Sundays (2 - 5 p.m.) in July and August. Though not a copy of any particular blacksmith shop, this working smithy is built as one would have been around 1860. The nucleus of the smith's tools came from the old Ginn's Blacksmith Shop in Orland.            
Wood Shop 
Also returning is Temple Blackwood of Highlands Woodturning, a local woodturner with four decades of commercial woodturning and teaching experience. He will demonstrate his craft and offer some of his turnings for sale on Wednesdays and Sundays (2 - 5 p.m.) in July and August.  
New this summer - a skiff building demonstration. Join David Wyman, Don Small and others as they construct a David Wyman designed, flat-bottom skiff in the newly constructed Maritime Display area on Wednesdays and Sundays during July and August from 2 - 5 p.m. Lend a hand or enjoy watching. You could be the lucky person to take it home. Raffle tickets will be sold with drawing to be held in the fall. Proceeds will allow the Museum to purchase materials for next year's boat.  
Fireside Cooking
A perennial favorite, the kitchen of the John Perkins House will be the venue for fireside cooking demonstrations on three special Wednesdays: July 11, July 25, and August 15. Guided tours of this historic home begin on the hour ( 2, 3 & 4 p.m.) and the charge is $5.00 per person. Tour visitors may enjoy some tasty morsels from the day's fare.  
Outdoor Cooking
Nothing whets the appetite like an ocean breeze with the fragrance of wood smoke and baking bread wafting through the air. Visit the back yard of the John Perkins House from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on three special Mondays, July 16, July 30 and August 20 as Director Patty Hutchins cooks up some treats using the outdoor bake oven, the fire pit, or a combination of the two. Outdoor cooking tips are free of charge with impartial taste-testers always available.  
Castine Historical Society Teams Up With Bangor Savings Bank
Photo: Lisa Simpson Lutts, Executive Director of the Chapman Historical Society with Carol 
Colson and Michele Mann of Bangor Savings Bank recently toured the Historical Society’s new exhibit. 
Thanks to a $5,000 sponsorship from Bangor Savings Bank, the Castine Historical Society opened its 2018 season exhibit on June 11th. The new exhibit, Castine’s Devoted Women: Public Service and Social Change, will be on view through Columbus Day. 

“We are delighted to support the Castine Historical Society. As a Bank, we are committed to giving to organizations that enhance the vibrancy of a community, while honoring its important history.” Carol E. Colson, Senior Vice President and Director of Community and Media Relations 

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
Attention Main Street Bucksport Businesses:
10 on the 10th is a new initiative brought to you by Main Street Bucksport. It's simple! Each month beginning this July, Main Street Bucksport will encourage people to spend at least $10 in downtown Bucksport. We will place an ad in the local paper and promote the event online. In the next week, we'll be out dropping off small signs with the logo and ask you display it on the 10th of each month is your window or somewhere in your business. 

Additionally, if you'd like to promote a special sale or event we can include that in the ads. Just send the information to brook@mainstreetbucksport.org by Friday, June 29 at 5pm. If your business is able to donate a small amount of money to help offset ad cost, we would be so grateful. Even $5 or $10 www.facebook.com/events
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, June 30 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
"Steal your Vase Thursdays"
Blossoms By The Bay announces their “Steal your vase Thursday's” starting the first week in July! Bring your vase in and fill it with a 19.99 bouquet! 

Stop by 74 Main Street in Bucksport
Tuesday through Friday 9am to 5pm
Saturday 9am to 12pm
Call 702-9030
Bucksport Bible Church Vacation Bible School
School is out and Vacation Bible School started Monday! Games, crafts, snacks, songs and Bible lessons. There’s always room for more!

9am to 12pm for ages 4 to 12
16 Central Street
Bucksport, Maine 04416
(207) 469-7121
Unique Rock Shop

Unique Rock Shop will be open everyday this summer from 10:30am to 5pm through September 4, 2018

Be sure to stop over on Verona and crack a geode or find a special treasure!
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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