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BBACC Connects
June 7, 2018
Last Week's poll results: The results from last week's poll told us you try to attend
3-5 events in the area during the summer.

Do you believe in fairies?
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 
Pixie Harbor Hoopla in Bucksport
Calling all fairies, pirates, elves, wizards, hobbits and gnomes to Pixie Harbor Hoopla in Bucksport! Friends of all ages are invited to engineer a gnome home, pixie palace or fairy fort.

Penobscot Home Performance & Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce presents Pixie Harbor Hoopla! This "magical" themed festival invites all ages to join us on the waterfront for a day of enchantment on Sunday, June 10th from 11am to 4pm. this is our third year so we are expecting a big crowd.

Dress in your finest Magical and Mystical Costumes or come as you are!

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. It is said that fairy spirits reside among the trees, flowers, plants, and creatures that live in gardens. The act of building a fairy house is believed to bring good luck as well as help the plants and flowers to grow. Up on Main street you will find the businesses are more than willing to play along with special ice cream treats at Wahl's Dairy Port, hidden gardens filled with fairy treats at Verona Wine and Design, Pirate and fairy adventure books on sale at BookStacks and MORE!

Other activities include learning sword fighting skills at a fencing demonstration by Down East School of Fencing, bubble fountain fun, and shop in the vendors’ village for your next adventure!

For more information find the event page on Facebook or visit www.bucksportbaychamber.com/pixie-harbor-hoopla. You can also contact the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce at 469.6818 if you’d like to be a vendor or have questions about the day!

All this thanks to the generous support of Penobscot Home Performance! 
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
Happy 2nd Birthday to The Local Variety!
Join us for a week-long celebration of our 2nd Year in Business Birthday!

Specials will be posted here, including ways to win awesome prizes (did someone say free cookies for the summer!?!) and a fundraiser and benefit opportunity to help the Bucksport Animal Shelter.

Thanks for being awesome customers and supporting us for the past two years!
Private Home Care Inc.
Private Home Care, Inc. is a personal care agency serving in-home clients in the Belfast, Maine and surrounding areas. Our services address health, safety and nutrition needs, as well as individual aspects of care such as personal interests and activities. 
We offer short- and long-term care services from 3 to 24 hours per day, always with back-up, to ensure that our clients and their families have reliable and consistent support.
Clients are those who need assistance when the basic activities of daily living become unsafe or to difficult to handle alone. 
Care services range from light housekeeping, cooking, laundry, medication reminders and transportation to personal care, including assistance with feeding, bathing, dressing, incontinence, and mobility. 
Smart Datamap Services Wants you to know...
Has Your Business Been Deleted from VisitMaine.com ?

To ensure current business listings, the Maine Office of Tourism has DELETED inactive listings from VisitMaine.com.

If your business wants tourists, Check your listing!

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.
IRS News
1. Catch the free June 7 web conference: Understanding Estimated Tax Payments

Self-employed individuals and others making estimated tax payments may be interested in a free IRS web conference on June 7, 2018. The event will cover:

  • Ways to pay taxes: withholding and estimated taxes
  • Who must make estimated tax payments and payment due dates
  • Electronic Federal Tax Payment System (EFTPS) and Direct Pay
  • How to avoid the estimated tax penalty
  • Live question-and-answer session
  • Register and attend: 

*Closed captioning offered for Session 2 only.

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

2. Frequently asked questions on new employer credit for paid family and medical leave

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act introduced a new general business credit for employers that pay wages to employees during time away from work under the Family and Medical Leave Act. The frequently asked questions on IRS.gov explain what the employer credit for paid family and medical leave is and who can claim it.

3. IRS continues warning on impersonation scams


Playing at the Alamo
Lean on Pete
June 8-10, 2018
121 minutes 

Based on the beloved novel by Willy Vlautin- a deeply moving story about love, loneliness, family, and friendship, told through the unique prism of one boy's connection to a very special racehorse.

Fifteen-year-old Charley Thompson (Charlie Plummer) arrives in Portland, Oregon with his single father Ray (Travis Fimmel), both of them eager for a fresh start after a series of hard knocks. While Ray descends into personal turmoil, Charley finds acceptance and camaraderie at a local racetrack where he lands a job caring for an aging Quarter Horse named Lean On Pete. The horse's gruff owner Del Montgomery (Steve Buscemi) and his seasoned jockey Bonnie (Chloë Sevigny) help Charley fill the void of his father's absence-until he discovers that Pete is bound for slaughter, prompting him to take extreme measures to spare his new friend's life. Charley and Pete head out into the great unknown, embarking on an odyssey across the new American frontier in search of a loving aunt Charley hasn't seen in years. They experience adventure and heartbreak in equal measure, but never lose their irrepressible hope and resiliency as they pursue their dream of finding a place they can call home.

Featuring an incredible breakout turn by Charlie Plummer (The Dinner; King Jack; Ridley Scott's forthcoming All The Money in the World) and memorable supporting work by indie stalwarts Buscemi, Sevigny and Steve Zahn, Lean on Pete is a compassionate and heartrending look at the desire for love, family, and acceptance that drives all of us.

Fri 08 June, 6:00pm
Fri 08 June, 8:25pm
Sat 09 June, 6:00pm
Sat 09 June, 8:25pm
Sun 10 June, 2:00pm*
Sun 10 June, 6:00pm

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

*The Sunday matinees will feature OPEN CAPTIONS

(Click on "VOTE NOW" to see ballot.)

Please only vote for ONE movie.  
(Your vote will not count if you choose more than one.)

Bucksport UMC Breakfast Buffet
The Bucksport United Methodist Church, at 71 Franklin Street, Bucksport, will host a Public Breakfast Buffet on Saturday, June 9th, 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. 
“Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home in Stockton Springs”
Sunday, June 10, 2018 from 1-3pm the Stockton Springs Community Library’s “Neighbors Helping Neighbors: Seniors at Home in Stockton Springs”

2018 Speakers’ Series is presenting Eliza Eager of Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County, discussing “Dying Better by Talking Sooner”

Eliza works with Hospice Volunteers of Waldo County, developing and presenting programming to build better communication

skills around health issues. She is available to support individuals and communities in thinking about advance health care directives.

These workshops are very interactive, creating a space in which participants can reflect on experiences with family at the end of life and how these memories shape our attitudes toward end of life choices.

Advance care planning materials and handouts with technical information provided. The discussion of the forms and various ways to complete will be central to the talk.

Light refreshments will be served at end of talk.

If you have questions please contact the library at: 207-567-4147 or go to the website: stocktonspringslibrary.org.

Many thanks to the Maine Charity Foundation Fund of the Maine Community Foundation for their support.
Castine Historical Society 2018 Season Exhibition
Castine Historical Society Opening
June 11

The Castine Historical Society’s 2017 exhibit was such a success that the Historical 
Society has brought it back, but with a new focus. This season’s exhibit, Castine’s Devoted Women: Social Change and Public Service, will again focus 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. 

This year’s exhibit will highlight Castine women who have devoted their lives to politics, social reform, public service, women’s rights, and marriage equality – all subjects of great interest to the Porter-Dewsons. These and other topics bring the exhibit’s concept of “Castine’s devoted women” to a new level for first-time visitors and those who have seen the exhibit previously.

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. The Grindle House offices and research library ​
are open year-round and researchers are welcome by appointment. For more information visit  www.castinehistoricalsociety.org,
call 207-326-4118 or email info@castinehistoricalsociety.org
Wednesday on Main Kicks off with Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers
Wednesday On Main, Bucksport’s premiere summer event series, which brings a live event to Main Street EVERY Wednesday of the Summer, returns on June 13, 2018, at The Alamo Theatre. The Frogtown Mountain Puppeteers encore production of “The Banana Kid.” 

This show runs approximately 50 minutes, and is suitable for audiences ages 4 and up COME EARLY AS THIS SHOW COMPLETELY FILLS UP – AND FAST!!

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

All Events Begin at 5:30 unless otherwise noted.

Doors open at 4:45 pm. Suggested Donation $5. Come early, full house every year.
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. 
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.
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

Weekly Poll
Do you believe in fairies?
Yes. You should see my fairy house I'm going to build at Pixie Harbor Hoopla
No. I've never been to Neverland.
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