BBACC Connects
March 7, 2019
Last Week's poll results: Did you know the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber is the fiscal agent of the Bucksport Bay Farmers' Market?
Yes - 66.7%%
No - 33.3%
Are you aware that the Chamber of Commerce is not part of town government? It is its own 501 c(6) organization since 1991
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.
BBACC Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration! Tuesday March 19, 2019
The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce will hold their Annual Meeting & Awards Celebration Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at the Bucksport Golf Club on State Route 46 in Bucksport. 

6:00pm: Check in to get your table number and enjoy a buffet from Ming’s Garden Restaurant and cash bar

7:00pm: Let the games begin! Each table will be playing a different game and competing for various prizes. Don’t like the table you’re at? Want to compete for a different prize? Now’s your chance to switch it up! Table teams can bid to take over a different game. Bidding starts at $5 per person. We’ll all play one round and crown a winner! Remember folks, this is a FUNdraiser bring extra cash! 

7:40pm: Celebrate a year of Bucksport Bay Area Chamber accomplishments while awarding those that have had an exceptional influence on the Bucksport Bay Area community and economy. 
Invest in your local Chamber!
Welcome New Members:

LendorOne Home Loans
Mark Lloyd is a Mortgage Banker with the Mortgage Banking Firm LeaderOne Financial Corporation. We specialize in residential home loans for real estate purchase and refinances.

One Cumberland Place 104
Bangor, ME 04401

The Bay School
Located in Blue Hill, Maine, the Bay School is an independent Waldorf school integrating academics and the arts from early childhood through eighth grade. Founded in 1980, thirty teachers, administrators and staff currently serve up to 120 students and their families.

17 Bay School Drive
Blue Hill, Maine 04614
Bucksport YMCA Hosts Laser Tag with G-Force SATURDAY, MARCH 9
Laser Tag with G-Force on Saturday
March 9, 2019 at the Bucksport Middle School. Admission is $10 at the door.
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
"Stan & Ollie" sponsored by
Sam & Bob of Castine
March 8-10, 2019
98 minutes

The true story of Hollywood's greatest comedy double act, Laurel and Hardy, is brought to the big screen for the first time. Starring Steve Coogan and John C. Reilly as the inimitable movie icons, Stan and Ollie is the heart-warming story of what would become the pair's triumphant farewell tour. With their golden era long behind them, the pair embark on a variety hall tour of Britain and Ireland. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, and with the support of their wives Lucille (Shirley Henderson) and Ida (Nina Arianda) - a formidable double act in their own right - the pair's love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public.
With their golden era long behind them, Laurel and Hardy embark on a variety hall tour of Britain. Despite the pressures of a hectic schedule, the pair's love of performing, as well as for each other, endures as they secure their place in the hearts of their adoring public.

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

*The Sunday matinee will feature OPEN CAPTIONS.

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


The latest installment of the Design Norvmbega lecture series is coming to the Alamo on  Thursday, March 21. 
Reception 6-6:30pm 
Lecture: 6:30-8pm

FREE and open to all interested community members, architects & designers

Presented by ERIC STARK, 
University of Maine at Augusta 
He will explore what it means to educate the next wave of Maine's design professionals, and the great potential it holds for our state.
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. 

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's News & Workshops
De-Stress and Build Strength and Balance: Healthy Acadia Offers Free “Tai Chi for Health” Courses offered in seven communities across Hancock and Washington counties this spring. 
Bucksport- Fridays, 10:am – 11:am, February 1 – March 23, 2019, Bucksport Regional Health Center (110 Broadway). Info/register: Nina Zeldin at 207-667-7171 or

Taking Action on Pain” Free Workshop Series Begins April 2 in Bar Harbor
Healthy Acadia, in partnership with MDI Hopsital and Health Centers, will offer a free, sixweek "Taking Action on Pain" workshop series in the second floor conference room of
Cadillac Family Practice, 322 Main Street, Bar Harbor. Classes will meet weekly on
Tuesdays from 1:30pm to 4:00pm beginning April 2, 2019 through May 7 , 2019 “Taking Action on Pain” is a free, interactive program that is open to anyone who suffers
from chronic pain

Hancock County Commissioners Award $20,000 to Increase Recovery Resource Supports. The Hancock County Commissioners have awarded $20,000 in Community Benefit Funds to Healthy Acadia to support the Recovery Resource Fund Project. Through this project, inmates who are participating in the Hancock County Recovery Coach program and are preparing to be released from the Hancock County Jail, or pending induction into Hancock County Drug Court program, will have the potential to receive a mini-grant to remove the barriers they face in trying to reside, work and succeed in recovery in Hancock County. 
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
BUMC Public Breakfast Buffet
The Bucksport United Methodist Church, at 71 Franklin Street, Bucksport, will host a Public Breakfast Buffet on Saturday, March 9, 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 five or more. 

For more information, please call the church office at 469-3622 or Ed Petravicz at 469-9979.
IRS News
Two very important key messages that we would like to share with you:

1. IRS waives estimated tax penalty for farmers, fishermen who file tax returns and pay tax by April 15

February 28, 2019

WASHINGTON — The Internal Revenue Service will waive the estimated tax penalty for any qualifying farmer or fisherman who files his or her 2018 federal income tax return and pays any tax due by Monday, April 15, 2019. The deadline is Wednesday, April 17, 2019, for taxpayers residing in Maine or Massachusetts.

The IRS is providing this relief because, due to certain rule changes, many farmers and fishermen may have difficulty accurately determining their tax liability by the March 1 deadline that usually applies to them. For tax year 2018, an individual who received at least two-thirds of his or her total gross income from farming or fishing during either 2017 or 2018 qualifies as a farmer or fisherman.

Additional information:

  • Fact sheet on what’s new for farmers in 2018.
  • Tax tip on how tax reform affects farmers and ranchers.
  • Tax tip on how tax reform changes to depreciation deduction affect farmers’ bottom line.                

2. Tax season tip: Avoid the rush and get a tax transcript online

The Internal Revenue Service reminds small business and self-employed taxpayers who need their prior-year tax records to complete their 2018 tax returns to use Get Transcript Online or Get Transcript by Mail. Both online options are faster and more convenient than a call or visit to the IRS to retrieve tax transcripts.
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.
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.
Stockton Springs Community Library News & Upcoming Events
Stockton Springs Library
The Stockton Springs Community Library will be hosting an “Author Talk” featuring former Waldo Independent staff writer and retired educator, Jeff Shula, author of Fireside Chats on Sunday March 10, at 2PM .

Save the date March 13th 6-8 pm we will be having a family and friends “Game Night” at the Stockton Springs Community Library located at 6 Station St. All you need is yourself, we will provide the games and snacks. This is a free event and open to all. 

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, March 15; Friday, April 5; and Friday, 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
Beekeeping Co-Hosted by Castine Garden Club & Wilson Museum
The Wilson Museum's Hutchins Education Center will be buzzing with activity on Tuesday, March 12 (4 p.m.), for Sandra Beske's talk on bees and beekeeping co-hosted by the Castine Garden Club and the Wilson Museum. Sandra will bring along equipment including an empty hive for interior viewing as she describes what keeps a hive healthy and what plants can be grown to make happy bees. Refreshments following the program will include a sampling of meads made from different nectar sources.  
Sandra Beske gained an interest in bees from her beekeeper father when she was a child. She has had her own hives for over 10 years and is a past president of the Tri-County Beekeepers Club headquartered in Orland, an organization with 65-70 current members. Additionally, Sandra teaches a course for new beekeepers.
The program is free and open to the public. Please let Ruth Anne Vagt know you will attend this meeting: 326-9244 or  
An Open House at The Bay School!
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
4 PM to 5:30 PM
17 Bay School Dr, Blue Hill, Maine 04614
Hosted by The Bay School Alumni, Families & Friends

Have you considered The Bay School? Our academic program offers an integrated curriculum, daily music and art, and extended outdoor exploration. Teachers develop long-term, collaborative relationships with students and parents over many years. Come with your children and learn more about our wonderful school!  

Handmade Book & Paper Techniques Workshop
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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