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BBACC Connects
June 14, 2018
Last Week's poll results: The results from last week's poll told us you do not believe in fairies.

Have you enjoyed the story walk on the Bucksport waterfront displayed by the Buck Memorial Library yet?
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
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
  • Blossoms By the Bay 
Thank you from Pixie Harbor Hoopla
Wow! Great turnout for this year's Pixie Harbor Hoopla! We had a lot of fun and hope you did too. Thank you to our sponsor Penobscot Home Performance, our vendors, our volunteers, the businesses on Main Street that shared in the fun and most importantly YOU! For coming in to Bucksport dressed up and ready to play in the sun with us! We counted 90 fairy houses that we could find! Congratulations to the winner of the $100 gift certificate toward a birthday party at the Challenger Learning Center was Larkin Speed.
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
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!
Buy yourself a chance to win 7 dinners out. 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 ($25 dollar value) to local eateries. HINT HINT Crosby's Drive-In is one :)
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 if you can't catch us.
Bucksport United Methodist Church News
Beginning June 17th, the Bucksport United Methodist Church at 71 Franklin Street, Bucksport will begin "Rise With Christ" a 45 minute early morning worship at 7:00a.m. for those who desire to add worship to a busy summer day. 

Choir practice will be at 9:15 with Regular Blended Morning Worship at 10:00a.m. with children's Church.

Evening Worship will take a hiatus and resume in September. 

For more information contact the church office at 469-3622 or look for our Facebook page on line. 

Mark your calendars for our "Spirit on the Waterfront" community worship celebration and cook out on August 4th at the Bucksport Waterfront Gazebo!
Pop up Projections
New Member Artist Tara Law is hosting a Pop up Projections; Sunset in Bucksport, ME

Wednesday, June 20th and Friday, June 22nd Behind the Town Hall on Main Street

Tara is using a time-based medium to explore time and place. The projections will translate the familiar architecture of the downtown by layering them with dimensional shifts between the past and present.

Funded in part by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Rain dates Saturday, June 23rd and Sunday the 24th.
IRS News
1. Business owners donating to disaster victims beware: It might be a scam

With hurricane season underway (June 1 to Nov. 30), the IRS is reminding taxpayers that criminals and scammers often try to take advantage of the generosity of business owners and others who want to help victims of major disasters.

Fraudulent schemes normally start with unsolicited contact by telephone, social media, email or in person:

  • Some impersonate charities to get money or private information.
  • Fake websites use names similar to legitimate charities to trick people to send money or provide personal financial information.
  • Others operate bogus charities and solicit money or financial information by telephone or email.

For additional information, see the June 7, 2018, IRS news release: With hurricane season underway, IRS warns of scams related to natural disasters.

2. Get tax help any time of the year

The IRS has several resources available year-round:


Playing at the Alamo
The Last Movie Star
June 15-17, 2018
94 minutes 

Vic Edwards (Burt Reynolds) was the biggest star in Hollywood, a college football legend turned stunt double turned leading man. Now, in his eighties, he's convinced by an old friend (Chevy Chase) to accept an invitation to receive a Lifetime Achievement award at a two-bit film festival in Nashville. The trip launches him on both a hilarious fish-out-of-water adventure and an unexpectedly poignant journey into his past.

Fri 15 June, 6:00pm
Fri 15 June, 8:00pm
Sat 16 June, 6:00pm
Sat 16 June, 8:00pm
Sun 17 June, 2:00pm*
Sun 17 June, 6:00pm

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

*The Sunday matinees will feature OPEN CAPTIONS


You voted for A Dog's Purpose to play for the Outdoor Movie at the Bucksport Bay Festival...


Forlorn Hope 
Monday, June 18, 2018 
In the afternoon of June 18, 1864, 864 men - members of the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment - were ordered to charge against an entrenched position in Petersburg, Virginia.
They obeyed.
In 10 minutes, 632 of them were dead or wounded.
"Forlorn Hope" is the story of that charge.
Open Mic Plus at Sandy Point Community Club
The annual Open Mic Plus series returns Wednesday, June 20, at 7 p.m. at the Sandy Point Community Hall, 684 US-1. The events run on the third Wednesday of every month, May through October.

The 7:00 p.m. Open Mic hour is open to all ages and levels of talent. Poets, storytellers, jokesters and musicians of any stripe — all are welcome. After a 15-minute break for refreshments, the feature performance hour begins about 8:15.

Our featured June performer is singer-songwriter-poet Lara Herscovitch, who combines contemporary folk with blues, pop and jazz influences. Her songs are informed by her decades of humanitarian work in the U.S., Latin America, Asia and Africa, in education, community development, environmental protection, and justice system reform. Her experiences have shaped her music with themes spanning misfits and underdogs, connection and courage, love and loss, hardship and hope, resilience and transformation. She writes, sings and leads with authenticity, integrity, humor and heart, delivering performances that inspire, inform, uplift and entertain. 

Admission is a sliding scale donation of $3 to $10, free for children younger than 18. For more information, call 567-4044. The historic Sandy Point Community Hall overlooks the mouth of the Penobscot River, just 3.5 miles south of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge. 
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.
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.
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
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

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.
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