BBACC Connects
June 6, 2019
Last Week's poll results: How did this Memorial Day Weekend compare to last year?
Better - 40%
Same - 60%
Worse - 0%

How did this Memorial Day Weekend compare to last year?
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.
Fundraising Campaign
As I am sure you know The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce has been leasing the Verona Grange building at 54 Main Street in Bucksport, right next door to our old home. What you may not know is that since entering into said lease the Verona Grange has dissolved and that we have further entered into a purchase
and sale agreement with the Maine State Grange to purchase the building. 

Anonymous, Bucksport Area Cultural Arts Society, Mr. Chris Johnson, Dead River Transport, Financial Solutions, Highland Sanctuary Retreat, Ms. Karen Coté, Laura Emack, CPA, Lewis & Malm Architechure, Lighthouse Arts & Education, Mrs. Lisa Lutts, Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, New England Institute for Teacher Education, Seaboard Federal Credit Union, T.K. Sampson, Two Rivers Realty, Wahl's Dairy Port
Ariel Shepard has been a licensed massage therapist in our coastal community for the past 12 years. Working in clinics and world class spas for many years, she went into private practice with office hours available at 35 Eastward Lane in Ellsworth as well as offering housecall appointments in our Bucksport Bay Area. In an effort to expand her education, Ariel added medical massage practitioner to her credentials, allowing her work to be covered by certain health insurance plans. After a short hiatus this coming summer, Ariel is looking forward to working with Bucksport Regional Health Center with massage clinic hours available this fall. For more information, please join us at Bucksport Regional Health Center on June 26th from 12:30 to 1:30 to hear Ariel speak on the role of therapeutic massage in health care. Learn More...
Invest in your local Chambers!
Welcome New Member:
Next Level Media & Marketing
Ellsworth, Maine
207.852.8596
matthew@nextlevelmaine.com

Thank you for renewing your membership with us!

  • G&S Upholstery
  • All Creatures Acupuncture Holistic Veterinary Therapies


Chamber Members at Bucksport Bay Festival!
Did you know you receive a discount on your Bay Festival vendor fee as a Chamber member? If you'd like to have your business represented on the Bucksport waterfront in front of thousands of people please take a look at the application. As a chamber member your cost is as low as $62.00 for three days of exposure! If you are a 501C3 then your cost is even lower! 

River Duck Dash Adoption Centers Open after June 7, 2019!
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! SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2019 during Bucksport Bay Festival is our seventh River Duck Dash.

Hundreds of rubber ducks are "adopted" for $5 each. 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 Penobscot River in Bucksport, and the first duck across the finish line wins. The grand prize is $500 with a bonus prize if you are present to win!! 

These Chamber Members are helping us sell duck certificates! Please stop by and ask about River Duck Dash! They can help you:

The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, Back Ridge Bee Farm & Supply, BookStacks, Bucksport Area Senior Citizens Center, Ellsworth-Bucksport Dental Associates, Friends of Fort Knox, Huckleberries Card & Gift, Maine CPR & First Aid, PCT Communications (Bucksport Location), Port O' Call, Private Home Care, Inc., Seaboard Federal Credit Union (Bucksport Location), The Local Variety, Verona Wine & Design, LLC
Pixie Harbor Hoopla in Bucksport
Join us on the Bucksport Waterfront for Pixie Harbor Hoopla on Sunday, June 16 from 11am to 4pm! 

GNOME DEPOT opens at 11:00am. 
Friends of all ages are invited to engineer a gnome home, pixie palace or fairy fort along our beautiful waterfront. Attendees can visit Pixie Harbor Hoopla's “Gnome Depot,” a one-stop-shop (items are free) for bark, leaves, shells and other natural materials perfect for building fairy houses. Then display your creation for the day on the Bucksport Waterfront.

NEW 2019!
A UNICORN! Yes, that’s right a real life unicorn will make her grand entrance at 12:00pm Don't believe us? Come see for yourself! 

AHOY MATEY! The pirates are coming! Learn how to talk like a pirate or try out rat tossing with our visitors! Pirates invade Pixie Harbor Hoopla at 1:00pm 

Special ice cream treats at Wahl's Dairy Port, hidden gardens filled with fairy treats on the Enchanted Courtyard at Verona Wine and Design, the Buck Memorial Library will return to the waterfront with the fairyland library reading corner. Like past years we will have bubble fountain fun, crack a geode station and many returning vendors!
Collect Materials for Pixie Harbor Hoopla
We're looking for folks to collect materials for our "Gnome Depot" at Pixie Harbor Hoopla, where you can gather your choice of natural materials to build your fairy house on the waterfront.

One of the rules of fairy house building is that you cannot destroy anything living, the fairies are very careful so you should be too! Good materials for building might be leaves, twigs, pine cones, stones, feathers, dropped flower petals, acorns, seashells, etc.

You can drop off your materials at the Bucksport Bay Area chamber of Commerce office,54 Main Street in Bucksport, Tuesday through Friday 9am to 3pm. Thanks for the help!
Membership 101 - How to get the most for your marketing dollar...
You are invited to join us on Wednesday, June 19th from 12 -1 PM to bring your lunch and sit in on a Membership 101 presentation. Along with Multi-Media Coordinator, Jesse from Private Home Care, Inc. Matt from Next Level Media will be joining us for discussion about how to get the most for your marketing dollar.

We look forward to talking about the unique benefits we offer to our members. If you've been contemplating joining a Chamber, follow our page and hopefully we can show you the value to your investment. 

This event is open to new, long standing or potential Chamber Members! See you then!
Senior Center Meals & Activities

Our meals here at the Center are prepared fresh daily. Our kitchen is supervised by local restaurateur Glenn Redman. The meals are available to local Seniors in Bucksport and the surrounding towns. But, it is important to note that these delicious meals are also available to anyone in the community, regardless of age. The meals are also available for delivery at no extra charge. Many businesses in the area order and have the meals delivered. Everyone is welcome to come and join us for lunch here at the Center as well. We sit down to enjoy lunch ever Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:30 am. These delicious freshly prepared meals are available for the unbelievably low price of $5.00 dollars. The meals include an entree, sides and even a dessert. If you join us at the Center there is even coffee and 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.

Mondays:
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)

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

Wednesdays:
Aerobics 8-9am 
Scrabble 12:15-2pm
Bone Builders Exercise 1:00-2:30pm

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

Fridays:
Aerobics 8-9am 
Playing at the Alamo
" Long Shot "
Sponsored by:
NHF Board of Directors
June 7- 9, 2019
comedy/romance
125 minutes
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Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogen) is a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble. Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron) is one of the most influential women in the world. Smart, sophisticated, and accomplished, she's a powerhouse diplomat with a talent for...well, mostly everything. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his babysitter and childhood crush. When Fred unexpectedly reconnects with Charlotte, he charms her with his self-deprecating humor and his memories of her youthful idealism. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter, much to the dismay of her trusted advisors. A fish out of water on Charlotte's elite team, Fred is unprepared for her glamourous lifestyle in the limelight. However, sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance and a series of unexpected and dangerous incidents.

Fri 07 June, 6:00pm
Fri 07 June, 8:30pm
Sat 08 June, 6:00pm
Sat 08 June, 8:30pm
Sun 09 June, 2:00pm*
Sun 09 June, 6:00pm

**The Sunday matinee will feature OPEN CAPTIONS

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


PLEASE SPONSOR A FILM? 

We are always in need of sponsors for future films, especially those we book at the last minute. 
Please consider? 
  
$100 for Individuals, Non-Profits 
and now Businesses.
  
You get your name on the marquee, big screen, lobby card, print ads & your provided information & links to websites in our weekly email blast, website & social media. (No politics please.)
Free Workplace Violence Prevention Training for Small Business Retail Workforce
The University of Southern Maine, in collaboration with Maine Small Business Development Centers, has launched a free online program to train small business retail workers in preventing and responding to violence in the workplace. Two versions of the training, for employers and employees, are available now at www.mainesbdctraining.org. A trainer-led version will be available this summer.

All three versions of the training include information on the types of violent threats in retail workplaces, including robbery, shoplifting, unwelcome walk-ins, and threats from customers or employees. Employers and employees will learn how to respond to violence or the threat of violence by reading body language and using de-escalation techniques. Employers will learn how to establish a workplace violence prevention program. The trainer version will be designed for team-based learning, including activities to identify workplace risk factors and improve safety.

The training was developed to meet the needs of the busy retail workplace. The online program is free and accessible from any computer or mobile device. Participants may login when convenient and complete the training at their own pace. After successful completion, participants may download a certificate of completion. 

Please go to www.mainesbdctraining.org to access the training.
Live Music Every Friday & Saturday at VWD
Verona Wine & Design will have live music every Friday and Saturday from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Flannel doughboys, Larry McNamara, New Shades of Blue, Brandon Kelley & Company, & Jonesville will be performing all summer long!

77 Main Street, Suite 1, Bucksport ME 04416
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
2019 Visitor's Guides are AVAILABLE!
THANK YOU to all of our advertisers! Without you, this guide would not be possible. We are happy to provide a really great resource to hundreds of thousands of people passing through the area each year.

The only comprehensive printed guide fully highlighting our region, with 15,000 copies and a pass-along readership of over 22,000. Our Guide is digest size making it convenient to carry and keep as a resource for visitors and locals alike.

You will find our guides at many locations throughout Maine and New England this season:
*Maine Tourism Association Visitor Information Centers from Calais to Kittery.
*Portland International Jetport
*Maine Mall
*AAA Offices
*Amtrak Train Station - Portland
*Concord Bus Station - Portland
*Ocean Gateway Terminal
*Many Chamber Offices Across Maine
*Our Network of Advertisers
*Mailed Upon Request
*Tourism Trade Shows - Boston Area
*Maine Turnpike Travel Plazas in Kennebunk and West Gardiner; over a million visitors each year!

It is viewable on our website, online in its entirety as an interactive eGuide highlighting our region and also available on smartphones.
Book Launch at BookStacks
The Launch: Saturday June 8
1:00pm to 3:00pm
BookStacks, Bucksport ME

Whispers reminds us that miracles happen. Sometimes they’re so small that it’s possible you don’t even notice them. At other times they make you stop and wonder for a moment before you start to chock them up to coincidence or a figment of your imagination.

The stories in this book are from people who knew better than to make excuses for what they had witnessed, and have agreed to share their experiences with you.

I called these occasional flashes of unexplained events “Glimpses” in my first book on the subject. This time I call them “Whispers.”

No matter their name, people who experience them carry them forever in their hearts and view the world a bit differently because they have caught a “Glimpse” or heard a “Whisper” from the other side of this material world.
Zoe's Rabies Clinic at Seaboard Federal Credit Union
Saturday, June 8
10:00am to 12:00pm
$15 per vaccine
Seaboard Federal Credit Union
177 Main Street
Bucksport, ME

Dr. Mark Hanks, DVM of Kindred Spirits in Orrington will be on hand to vaccinateour four-legged friends. All proceeds benefit the Bucksport Animal Shelter.
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 Regional Health Center News
Hard to believe it is June already. We have a couple of things to share. On page 2, you will notice that we have a new feature: a Word Search puzzle. Hope you like it. Since June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month, we wanted to help keep your brain engaged. Read more about Alzheimer’s and memory loss on page 2. And speaking of brain awareness, we offer a pain management group called Pain on the Brain, which was developed to help patients learn to control pain, and to help them take
ownership of the very real risk of addiction and other problems which are part of opiate interactions with the
body. Give us a call if you are interested in this program. Learn More...
Oak Hill Trail Work with GPMCT
Please come help us trim and blaze the Oak Hill Path! Join Stewardship team members Jennifer Riefler and Dave Doherty for a morning of trail work. They'll have tools, but feel free to bring a favorite hand saw or clippers to trim back encroaching branches. Meet at the South Gate on Rt. 1 at 9:00 am Saturday, June 8th.
Bucksport United Methodist Church Dedication Celebration Service
Bucksport United Methodist Church will be holding a Dedication Celebration Service for its new 3 River Road Campus on June 9th. The celebration will begin at 9:00am. with a Hymn and Praise Sing of old favorites and new contemporary music. The Dedication Service will begin at 10:00a.m. to consecrate the space to the glory of God. There will be a celebration dinner following the service at 11:30. This is the culmination of a three year journey of the former Franklin Street and East Bucksport United Methodist churches which merged to form one faith community. The merger and move were necessitated by deteriorating old buildings. After months of meetings and discussions about "From Here to There" the church was able to acquire the former Fitness Center and Training Facility of the paper mill as well as the former credit union building which will be transformed into a mission and ministry center during the coming year. 

For more information please contact the church at 469-3622, or bucksportumc@aol.com, or see our Facebook page. The worship and event is open to the public to celebrate with us, share the vision for the community, and see the facilities.
Verona Island Healing’s Herbal Workshop Weekend
Saturday & Sunday: June 8th - 9th 

“Hawthorn, Seaweed, Art and Drumming
An Exploration into the Heart”

Session I: Saturday 9am-noon, Herbs for the Heart. Guided herb walk w/ a focus on Hawthorn leaf & flower. Discussion on herbal
heart-focused healing. Create & enjoy herbal tea (tisane), whip up an elixir and make salve to take home. With Dina Goodwill, LAc and Michele Bailey, herbalist. $55 Lunch noon-1pm. Wild Foods’ lunch $10

Session II: Saturday 1-4 pm, Journey of the Heart: An Expressive Arts Workshop with Amy Thompson, MSW & Eileen Mielenhausen, MA. We will connect to our heart through sound and image-making, meditation, movement, writing and sharing. No experience necessary. Art materials, drums and other instruments are provided. $55
Heart-Healthy Dinner w/ Everton Bailey- $15.00. 4-5pm, Social Hour w/ hawthorn & rose cordials, chocolate tea & adapto-balls.
5-6:30pm, Dinner featuring wild-caught salmon & a vegetable medley.

Session-III: Sunday 9-noon- Seaweeding on The Blue Hill Peninsula. A foray in the tidal zones! After our field trip, we’ll make
seaweed facials & discuss the many properties of seaweed. W/ Dina & Michele. $55 Lunch noon-1pm- Seaweed inspired Lunch. $10

*All classes and meals limited to 10. Pay individually or $150 for entire weekend! Lodging suggestions: camp free on-site, stay at the Alamoosook Lodge or The Nancy Place Homestead Hostel in Orland, the Bucksport Motor Inn in Bucksport, or check out AirBnBs in the area.

Verona Island Healing 318 East Side Dr. Verona Island, Maine 04416
For more info & to register call: 207-307-1275 OR 612-720-1184
or email: dina@veronaislandhealing.com
Find us on Facebook @ Verona Island Healing-Maine for more details!
T.K. Sampson is Hiring
T.K. Sampson is hiring! 
Wanted experienced quality oriented carpenters and carpenter helpers. Also experienced or inexperienced laborers. Good wages, local work. Call Tim at 479.6618
Balsam Cove Campground is Hiring!
Balsam Cove Campground is HIRING! 
Campground office staff and office manager. Full time or part time, flexible hours. Great work environment! If you can be friendly and use a computer, you're in! Email a note of interest and availability to justin@balsamcove.com or apply in person 286 Back Ridge Road in Orland.
Bagaduce Reversing Waterfalls!
INSTRUCTOR: Karen Francoeur, of Castine Kayak Adventures!
Master Maine Sea Kayak/Recreation Guide and ACA Instructor

Explore the tidal effect and reversing falls in the estuarine waters of the Bagaduce River. Understand how to maneuver your boat through moving water paddling on the incoming tide up the Bagaduce past islands and seal colonies to the Bagaduce Lunch where you can buy your choice of lunch and ice cream! We'll hop on the conveyor belt of the ebbing tide and ride the current back to Castine.

Time: Monday, June 10, 2pm-8pm
Location: Bagaduce Falls, Brooksville, ME
Course Fee: $110 w/own gear or $125 with gear provided

TO REGISTER: Contact us at 207-866-3506 and castinekayak@gmail.com, or purchase your tickets HERE

"Al Fresco Wine Series" dinner at VWD
Monday, June 10, 2019
6PM-9PM
$40 per person
Verona Wine & Design
77 Main Street, Suite 1A, Bucksport

The first in our "Al Fresco Wine Series" dinners. Join us in the courtyard as Felipe Villaveces from Vineyard Brands describes 7 delicious Spanish wines we will be pairing with 6 Spanish dishes. Enjoy the evening listening to classical guitar performed by Juan Condori. Tables fill quickly, so call for your reservation today!  207.745.0731

IRS News
1. Second-quarter estimated tax payments due June 17

Self-employed individuals who don’t have taxes withheld from other sources of taxable income (such as interest, dividends or capital gains) need to pay estimated tax payments throughout the year. The second quarter tax payments are due June 17. 

Never miss a payment. Use the IRS Tax Calendar for Businesses and Self Employed. It’s available in English, Spanish and downloadable to your smart device.

2. Watch “Understanding Tax Relief for Disasters”

Natural disasters often happen quickly and without warning. This IRS webinar explains the tax obligations for individuals and business affected by a natural disaster.

View on the IRS Video Portal. Search by title of the original air date: Thursday, March 21, 2019.

The full transcript is provided as closed captioning, plus the PowerPoint is posted for downloading under the “Slides PDF” link.


To view other archived webinars, please visit the IRS Video Portal and select All Webinars link at the bottom of the page.

3. A free web conference for organizations that serve small businesses.

Participate from your home or office!
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Topics of Discussion will include:

  • The IRS will discuss the New W-4 and Tax Reform 199A Provisions
  • Important information from the Social Security Administration
  • Program Updates from the U.S. Small Business Administration 
  • Key Messages from the Taxpayer Advocate Service
Registration Required
Space is limited, so register today!
Register by e-mail to Carl.F.Young@irs.gov
When registering, please provide: name, title, organization name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.  
Healthy Acadia News

GoldenOak at The Grand: A Benefit Concert for Healthy Acadia’s Gleaning Initiative
Healthy Acadia is raising funds for food security with a GoldenOak benefit concert at The Grand on Saturday, June 8th . This event will support Healthy Acadia’s Downeast Gleaning Initiative, a farm-based food collection and donation project that feeds people experiencing hunger with surplus nutritious produce.  Learn More...

suicideTALK at Ellsworth Public Library
On Monday, June 10, 2019 , Healthy Acadia’s Hancock County Drug Free Communities Coalition will present suicideTALK, a community-oriented program exploring issues around suicide and the connections to youth substance use, and how suicide can be prevented in our community. Learn More...

Screening of Documentary Film, Lost in Woonsocket Set for July 10 in Ellsworth
Healthy Acadia and Your Place Recovery Center, Inc. will host a community screening of the documentary film, Lost in Woonsocket, on Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the Moore Community Center in Ellsworth.  Learn More...
The Great Event Community Yard Sale in Stockton Springs Space Rental Begins Now
The Great Event Community Yard Sale in Stockton Springs Space Rental Begins NOW for 2019!

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host the The GREAT EVENT on September 7th and space rentals for the Giant Yard Sale start now. Mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE for the Giant Yard Sale, Barbecue, Tea Room, Bake Sale, Homemade donuts, Children’s Events, and much more!

The town of Stockton Springs will be filled with a festive atmosphere on Saturday, September 7th and everyone is invited to join in the celebration to be held on the grounds of the library and the Stockton Springs Town Office. This is THE FOURTH annual fundraiser for the all-volunteer library!

Rental of space at the Giant Yard Sale has begun. Spaces are approximately 10’ x 15’. Cost is $30 if you sign up before June 30th and $35 after July 1st (if there are any spaces left). 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 family event is bound to be chock full of good bargains, great food, entertainment for the kiddies, community spirit, and much, much more, so circle Saturday, September 7th on your calendar and we’ll see you then in Stockton Springs!
Summer Classes for Kids at Lighthouse Arts & Education
Open House Fridays at
Lightshouse Arts & Education
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Every Friday...
June 14 through August 30, 2019
$5.00 per person
Parents/Guardians and Children up to age 12

Four art stations will be provided for the whole family to enjoy together! Parents and children can work on them as a group or individually! This is a very casual atmosphere, you can come any time between 3:00pm and 4:30pm and choose one or all four projects to do.
A teacher is onsite to assist and encourage!

3D art/painting ⦁ clay forms & pinch pots & pottery ⦁ beading ⦁ fabric painting/coloring ⦁ watercolor design ⦁ rock painting ⦁ sun catchers/mobiles ⦁ mosaics⦁ music & art

Call ahead to see what projects are happening that day or just show up and have fun! 
Coming Soon... Build a Town workshop for kids. Tuesdays Starting June 18!
Wednesday on Main begins June 19!
June 19 at 5:30pm - "Everybody Loves Pirates"
Wednesday On Main
show @The Alamo Theatre
BUCKSPORT, MAINE

Eight-year-old Lucy and her goofy pal Little Chucky are searching for buried treasure, but a gang of bumbling pirates keeps getting in the way! The kids get some help from their new ocean-dwelling friends, including enthusiastic superhero Lobster Boy, his reluctant sidekick Crabby, and an overgrown sea monkey.

“Everybody Loves Pirates” features 15 of our hand-crafted mouth and rod puppets, and an 8 foot paper-mache pirate ship.

Length of show: approx. 52 minutes
Recommended audience: ages 4 and up
Celebrate Recovery in Bucksport
Freedom from hurts, habits, and hang-ups. Meeting begin on June 21 at 6pm
94 Race Course Road, Bucksport

Welcome to Celebrate Recovery at Bucksport Church of God. Everyone suffers from hurts, habits, and hang-ups. So, how about taking the first step in crossing over to recovery? Stay informed by following for further information.

Our first meeting is all about getting to know you. We'll have a meal, celebrate with music, and then provide info. This is how the meetings will typically run. The first meeting is an intro to the Christian based, 12 steps to help you lay down your sorrows and start your recovery. All are welcome!
Orland River Day - June 22, 2019
Orland River Day is a town celebration held each year in June (rain or shine) - complete with a parade, food, crafts, a "Downeast" raft race and many other activities. This will be 44th year for this day of celebration.  

For more information about how you can get involved in celebrating our little village by the river, contact Tracy Patterson, Deputy Town Clerk at the Town Office, at assistantclerk@orlandme.org or call 469-3186.
Alternative Therapies for Your Chronic Condition
The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce announces June Business Buzz and end of the month celebration! Hosted by Bucksport Bay Regional Health Center.

Ariel Shepard LMT, MMP has been a licensed massage therapist in our coastal community for the past 12 years. Working in clinics and world class spas for many years, she went into private practice with office hours available at 35 Eastward Lane in Ellsworth as well as offering housecall appointments in our Bucksport Bay Area. In an effort to expand her education, Ariel added medical massage practitioner to her credentials, allowing her work to be covered by certain health insurance plans. After a short hiatus this coming summer, Ariel is looking forward to working with Bucksport Regional Health Center with massage clinic hours available this fall. 

For more information, please join us at Bucksport Regional Health Center on J une 26th from 12:30pm to 1:30pm to hear Ariel speak on the role of therapeutic massage in health care. Wondering about alternative treatments to help you manage chronic health conditions? In addition to Ariel's presentation we have the following joining us to help spread the word about what's available in the area.
 
Verona Island Healing-Maine, DownEast Community Acupuncture, Journey Physical Therapy and Doula Services, & Children, Families & Communities will be represented at this event. 

Calling All Perkins Family Descendants for Perkins Family Reunion
Are you a descendant of John & Phebe Perkins, or descended from one of John's or Phebe's siblings? Make plans to return to your roots this summer at the family homestead on the shores of beautiful Castine Harbor.

The Wilson Museum will host a Perkins Family Reunion on Saturday, June 29 from 1 - 4 p.m., at the historic John & Phebe Perkins House at 111 Perkins Street in Castine, Maine. The afternoon's activities will include tours of the historic home with family portraits and memorabilia displayed, cooking demonstrations, unveiling and dedication of the home's National Register of Historic Places plaque, and more. This will be a great opportunity to bring memories, images, and stories to share, as well as a healthy curiosity to learn more about this important Castine family.

Keep informed of Perkins Family Reunion plans - call 207-326-9247 or email info@wilsonmuseum.org (Perkins Family Reunion in the subject line) to add your email to our mailing list and join our Perkins Family Reunion Group on Facebook. Help us spread the word - share this article or post to a genealogy or family reunion website.  

As programs are scheduled for the Wilson Musuem and information becomes available, they will be added to
GPMCT Small Adventure Series
GPMCT Small Adventures in the Wildlands Focus on Ferns
June 29 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildlands South Gate

The Small Adventure Series explores the natural history in the Wildlands at a leisurely pace. Generally, we walk for about 2 hours, stopping frequently for discussion. The walks are suitable for all ages.Dress for the weather as walks are held rain or shine.

Join Group Leaders Jennifer Riefler, Wildlands Naturalist and Historian and Karen Johnson, Maine Master Naturalist for a series of adventures in the Wildlands.

Contact Jennifer Riefler at 207-469-2045 or email with questions.

July 27: Focus on Moss - North Gate
Aug 31: Goldenrods and Asters - South Gate

Wildlands North Gate - Intersection of Bald Mountain Rd and Valley Rd
Wildlands South Gate - Intersection of U.S. Rt. 1 and Valley Rd
Main Street Bucksport: Save the Dates!
Jonathan Buck's 300th Birthday Party!
Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 5 PM – 7 PM
Elm Street Congregational Church, Bucksport

Join Main Street Bucksport to celebrate our town's founder's 300th birthday. We're hosting a BBQ with burgers, hot dogs, sides and fixings plus there will be special surprise guests. 

We're grateful to the Elm Street Congregational Church for co-hosting this event with us. Fun fact: did you know that Jonathan was also a founder of the church? 

Tickets will be available soon. Keep up with the information by following the event on Facebook. 
Join Main Street Bucksport at a farm-to-table dinner party along the beautiful Bucksport waterfront walkway on Friday, August 23. The dinner features a 3-course dinner made from local foods plus wine and beer, live music, and a view you cannot beat. We are only selling $75 tickets and there are only 20 left. Get yours today! You can buy them online by clicking this link or you can buy them at BookStacks in downtown Bucksport. All proceeds benefit Main Street Bucksport. 
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