BBACC Connects
March 22, 2019
Last Week's poll results: Do you know that the Chamber coordinates and pays for the Bucksport Bay Festival?
Yes - 88.9%
No - 11.1%

Will you be attending Opening Day of the Bucksport Bay Farmers' Market? Thursday, May 16 from 2pm to 5pm
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.
2019 Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration Sponsors
Bangor Savings Bank

Hammond Lumber

Sundial Framing & Photography, LLC
Thank you to everyone who came out to the Bucksport Golf Club on Tuesday for our Annual Meeting and Awards Celebration. Congratulations to all the award recipients! We enjoyed game night just as much as you did but we wouldn't be able to have successful events without our generous sponsors!

Thank you to our award sponsors: Two Rivers Realty, LLC, Tradewinds Variety Plus, Mark Lloyd, Mortgage Banker, Island Pool n Spa, TLC Bookkeeping, and the Knights of Columbus.

Thank you to our table game sponsors: Verona Wine and Design, The Local Variety, The Bridge Church, Bucksport, ME, Heartfelt Pampering by Amber Harvey, Independent Perfectly Posh Consultant, Bangor Savings Bank, BookStacks, Bucksport Bay Farmers' Market, Sundial Framing and Photography, LLC
Invest in your local Chamber!
Welcome New Members:

BroGue Insurance & Financial Services
328 Harlow Street
Bangor, ME 04401
Available by appointment in Bucksport

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. 

The Bucksport YMCA is for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. You can find YMCA staff and the fitness center at 66 Bridge Street, located in the Jewett School in Bucksport. Just in the last 2 years Nick Tymoczko, the recreation Operations Director, has really brought a lot of new energy to our community. Always looking for ways to meaningfully engage and meet the needs of the community, the Bucksport YMCA has made many significant contributions! We all need community support to be successful so we encourage you to dedicate some time to coaching, chaperoning a dance or any other needs that need to be filled to make this the best community to live, work and play in!

If you have interest in leading a class or want to learn more about membership through the Y give their office a call at 207.469.3518 or stop by to find out more! Like the Bucksport Recreation Facebook page or visit their website
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.

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)

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

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

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

Aerobics 8-9am 
Playing at the Alamo
"Apollo 11"
March 22-24, 2019
93 minutes

From director Todd Douglas Miller (Dinosaur 13) comes a cinematic event fifty years in the making. Crafted from a newly discovered trove of 65mm footage, and more than 11,000 hours of uncatalogued audio recordings, Apollo 11 takes us straight to the hear t of NASA's most celebrated mission-the one that first put men on the moon, and forever made Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin into household names. Immersed in the perspectives of the astronauts, the team in Mission Control, and the millions of spectators on the ground, we vividly experience those momentous days and hours in 1969 when humankind took a giant leap into the future. 

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

*The Sunday matinee will feature OPEN CAPTIONS.

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


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.)
8th Annual Bridge the Gap Race
Saturday April 6, 2019 10am

Over 600 runners will soon arrive in downtown Bucksport for the Bridge the Gap Race. Let's make them feel welcome! Main Street Bucksport will be distributing "Welcome Runners" signs for businesses to display at their location. 

Can you offer runners any discounts of specials? If so, let us know and we'll help promote it. 

We are still looking for volunteers to help with the race. It's simple and fun! Interested? Contact Brook at 207-479-3933 or

There are less than 90 spots left. Register to run (3 or 10 mile course) today and spread the word!

Wine Tasting at BookStacks
Wine Tasting at BookStacks
Saturday, March 23
4 to 6 p.m.

I know, I know. It won't really be Spring for another month or so, but we can pretend. So let's get together and taste seven really nice wines, maybe buy a bottle or two, and at least enjoy the idea of Spring, and green grass and tulips. Birds. Trees that have leaves. Our good friend Dan Tarr, of Easterly Wine, will return to BookStacks to pour the flights and talk about the wines. Denise #1 will be here, too, with her delightful tidbits to pair with the wine. It ought to be just super.


For more information call us at 469-8992
Nautical Scribe Books has Cookies!
Two Rivers Realty is hiring an Agency Assistant!
Nautical Scribe Books has added more types of cookies. We now have chocolate chip, peanut butter, molasses, and ginger. We also have a limited selection of Gluten Free cookies.

Nautical Scribe Books and Coffee Bar
247 U.S. Route 1
Stockton Springs

Want to receive our “new arrivals” email? Stop by, call or email us at

Open Tuesday and Wednesday 11-5, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9 – 5 and other days and time when the open flag is flying.
This key position manages administrative functions, marketing & policies/procedures. Strong customer service and computer/social media skills required.

Please email resume to or mail to 
P O Box 875, Bucksport, ME 04416
Private Home Care, Inc.
Maine has one of the highest elderly populations yet it also has the least amount of nursing homes! With more homes closing each year what is the best option for you and your loved ones? 

Orland Community Center March Calendar

So much is offered at the Orland Community Center. Take advantage of all the great classes and activities going on this month.
  • Zumba
  • Adult Pickleball
  • TRX
  • Cycling
  • Yoga
  • Strength Training
  • Adult Volleyball
To learn more please visit Orland Community Center on Facebook or call 207.469.7691

The Orland Fitness Center is open
M-F 5am to 8pm
Sat-Sun 7am to 7pm
Healthy Acadia News
Free Movie Night & Discussion to Center on Community Supports for Recovery

Healthy Acadia’s “Building a Recovery Community” initiative, invites interested community members to join them on Monday, March 25, 2019 , from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, for a free potluck supper, discussion, and showing of the film, "Anonymous People," at Your Place Recovery Center, Inc., 8 Old Mill Road, Ellsworth. 

Healthy Acadia to Offer Recovery Coach Academy in April

Are you are interested in supporting others along their journey to recovery? Are you an individual in long-term recovery from substance use, a friend or family member of someone in recovery, or a recovery ally? Healthy Acadia is thrilled to offer a 30-hour Connecticut Community for Addiction (CCAR) Recovery Coach Academy, a training session for those interested in serving as peer-to-peer coaches for those seeking recovery from substance use, from April 30 to May 3 , 2019 at the Ramada Inn, Ellsworth. Classes will meet from 8:30AM to 5:00PM each day. 
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
Uniquely Tour Castine: Past and Present
The Castine History Partners has launched the Castine Virtual History Tour covering 27 places in town spanning four centuries in time. Using the latest technology, as users wander through town they can read and hear about a variety of places while viewing galleries of historic images and documents that bring the stop to life. 

How can you take the tour? While it’s preferable to take the tour while visiting Castine where tour goers can see the sites in person, anyone can “take” the tour no matter where you are. The tour is available as a free program, or “app,” that can be downloaded at any time to a mobile device from the Google Play or Apple App Store. To access them visit If tour goers don't have a smartphone or tablet, they can also take the tour online at

IRS News
Three very important key messages that we would like to share with you about the 'Dirty Dozen' Campaign:

Yoga with Naomi 
Beginner-Friendly Healing Hatha Yoga
Bucksport: Wednesdays
Every Wednesday, our longest-running Yoga with Naomi class meets from 3:30-4:30 p.m. at Bucksport Regional Health Center in Bucksport. Gentle, warm and friendly, this class is a welcoming space for yogis of any ability, age, or body type.

Bucksport Regional Health Center
3:30 - 4:30 p.m.
Gentle, healing hatha
Mats and props provided.
Everyone welcome.
$12 to drop in for a single class.
Sign up at the start of a 5-week series and pay $50 for 5 classes.
Free to cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers.
Ellsworth: Tuesdays
These classes are gentle, healing hatha classes; free and open to cancer patients, survivors, and caregivers. Call the Center at 207-664-0339 or email You can find us at 23 Commerce Park in Ellsworth. Drop-in any time.

4 - 5 p.m.
Gentle, healing hatha
Mats and props provided.
Everyone welcome.
No cost.
Piano Concert at Bucksport Bible Church
Friday, March 29, 2019
Bucksport Bible Church
16 Central Street, Bucksport

Reflections at the Keyboard
A classical and sacred concert featuring pianist Jennifer Bell, New Brunswick native and Bucksport resident.

FREE admission
Suggested $10 donation with proceeds supporting Bucksport Christian School

Refreshments following the concert.
Smart DataMap Services wants you to know...
The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce features a Smart Map to highlight each member as well as the overall geographic scope of their Chamber. The Smart Map has over 1800 views.
Island Pool & Spa is Hiring
Island Pool & Spa is looking to fill several positions for the 2019 Season. Seasonal positions will be from approximately 5/1/19 thru 10/31/19.

  • Full and Seasonal Service Technician
  • Seasonal Service Assistants

If you enjoy the outdoors and working in beautiful surrounding this is the job for you.
Stop in to Island Pool & Spa, Verona Island to get an application. Call 469-6004 or visit
Bucksport Regional Health Center Health Beat

BRHC Health Beat - March Newsletter
We're hiring! Check out our latest newsletter, below, for openings. Also, if you or someone you love is addicted to opioids/pain killers, we are here to help. This newsletter highlights our Medication Assisted Treatment program and shares what our current participants have to say about it.
Stonewall Kitchen Jam Tour at Huckleberries Card & Gift
Join us on Friday, March 29 or Saturday, March 30 as we sample various jams and products from Stonewall Kitchen. Try a delicious dip made with just 2 ingredients, or a cheese ball made with 3 ingredients, or a yummy pasta sauce that is not tomato based, or a couple of sweet treats perfect for spring and Easter. Best of all, most SWK products will be discounted with a $2 coupon and you will receive a free mini jar of their famous wild Maine blueberry jam.  

Selling to the State of Maine workshop hosted by Maine PTAC and EMDC
*New Date!*
Join Eastern Maine Development Corporation on March 27th for this workshop. 8:30AM at EMDC, Bangor.

Are you interested in selling products or services to the State of Maine? Learn how to find opportunities with the State and become a successful vendor? Join Maine PTAC

Counselor Thomas White, for a workshop that will teach you the “ins” and “outs” of selling to the State of Maine.
Stockton Springs Community Library News & Upcoming Events
Stockton Springs Library
Stockton Springs Community Library will host three free blood pressure and blood sugar clinics this spring as part of its Access Wellness health literacy programming. The events will be held at the library from 11 a.m. to noon on Friday, April 5 and April 19 . The clinics are open to the general public on a drop-in basis. Members of the town’s ambulance crew will perform the testing.

The Stockton Springs Community Library is an all volunteer library. Any questions feel free to call 207.567.4147
Free Health Literacy presentation at H.O.M.E. in Orland
Do you have questions about your health and wellness? Is a loved one struggling with physical, mental health or substance abuse problems? Learn where to find accurate, reliable health information online, without being exposed to advertisements, misinformation or personal risk. Bring a friend or family member to this free, 1-hour talk. All community members are welcome. 

Access Wellness through Health Literacy
10 a.m. -- 11 a.m., Thursday, April 11, 2019 
H.O.M.E. 90 Schoolhouse Rd, Orland, ME 04472

For more information, call H.O.M.E. at 469-7961

Presented by the Stockton Springs Community Library with funding through Healthy Acadia and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine.  
Upcoming at Lighthouse Arts & Eduaction
Pysanky Eggs Workshop with Sadie Personeni April 6 from 1-4PM
Ages 15+. Join us in creating beautiful Pysanky Eggs! This traditional Ukranian method of decorating eggs uses a wax-resist and dye method that allows you to create beautiful designs and achieve rich colors! This workshop is perfect for the total beginner, novice, or expert! The instructor will demonstrate each part of the process, and will ensure that each student is able to leave the workshop with a finished egg! All supplies provided. Cost is $28 per student.

Kids Easter Workshop
April 16 from 10am to 12pm
In this workshop, we'll have fun working with fiber as we create felted Easter eggs (just in time for Easter!), make fiber jewelry, and create small bowls that will turn into a night light once we put an electric tea-light in them. Parents and grandparents may also join us for this exploration of fiber.  Ages: 7-12 Cost: $23 per student
To register for this workshop, please give us a call at (207)-702-9135, or stop by in person. Registration deadline is Saturday, April 13th.

Handmade Book & Paper Techniques Workshop with Janalee Welch
April 24 from 10AM-4PM
Ages 15+. Students will learn basic art and printing techniques which can be used for a variety of art making methods. These will vary from session to session and will include gelatin printing, methods to make stamps, paper altering methods, and paper folding and gluing. As time permits, students will go home with a finished product. All supplies provided. Cost is $85 per student. 

For more information like their Facebook page
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