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BBACC Connects
March 8, 2018
Last Week's poll results: You said, Yes, have liked our Facebook page! Thank you, and for those who aren't on Facebook we're glad we can reach you here through this newsletter. We're happy to serve our members and communities their in.

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2018 Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony
Thursday, March 22, 2018
The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce will hold their Annual Meeting & Awards Ceremony Thursday, March 22, 2018 at The Alamo Theatre in Bucksport.

6:00pm: Pizza, wings, and salad catered by Bucksport House of Pizza & Cash bar

7:00pm: Guest Speaker, David Grima
& Awards Ceremony

Come celebrate a year of Bucksport Bay Area Chamber accomplishments while highlighting those members that have had an exceptional influence on the Bucksport Bay Area community and economy. Board Members are celebrated for their commitment to the Chamber including announcing new Board Members and thanking out-going Board Members. For more information please contact Leslie or Alecia at 469.6818 or email office@bucksportbaychamber.com

$20.00 per person, space is limited Make checks payable to BBACC, send to BBACC, P.O. Box 1676 Bucksport ME 04416
Congratulations Award Recipients
New Business of the Year
Verona Wine & Design, LLC

Business Person of the Year
Dino Kisamitakis,
Bucksport House of Pizza

Non Profit of the Year
Bucksport Heart & Soul

Hans Honders
Valorie Shaffner

Chamber Volunteer of the Year
Amber Harvey

Super Supporter
Adele Berzinis, Camden National Bank

Long Standing Chamber Member
Jerry Harriman, Bucksport True Value
Senior Meals Calendar & Center 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
Playing at the Alamo Theatre...
I, Tonya
March 9-11, 2018 
120 minutes

Based on the unbelievable but true events, I, TONYA is a darkly comedic tale of American figure skater, Tonya Harding, and one of the most sensational scandals in sports history. Though Harding was the first American woman to complete a triple axel in competition, her legacy was forever defined by her association with an infamous, ill-conceived, and even more poorly executed attack on fellow Olympic competitor Nancy Kerrigan. Featuring an iconic turn by Margot Robbie as the fiery Harding, a mustachioed Sebastian Stan as her impetuous ex-husband Jeff Gillooly, a tour-de-force performance from Allison Janney as her acid-tongued mother, LaVona Golden, and an original screenplay by Steven Rogers, Craig Gillespie's I, TONYA is an absurd, irreverent, and piercing portrayal of Harding's life and career in all of its unchecked--and checkered--glory.

Fri 09 Mar, 6:00pm
Fri 09 Mar, 8:30pm
Sat 10 Mar, 6:00pm
Sat 10 Mar, 8:30pm
Sun 11 Mar, 2:00pm*
Sun 11 Mar, 6:00pm

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

*The Sunday matinees will feature OPEN CAPTIONS
Lighthouse Arts Center
Everyone needs a little practice!
We have tons of great kids art projects for our upcoming summer camps, Mommy/Daddy & Me, and Kids Afternoon workshops, but we want to do a test run of some of our new art projects, get some promotional pictures, and just have a whole lot of fun in the process.
Because it's a test run, we are offering the workshops at a discounted rate, just $5! Please sign up today, there is a limited number of seats available. We are having the test workshops from 3:30-5pm on the below Fridays in March
March 9th (K-6 grade)
March 16th (K-3)
March 23 (4-8)
Please call 702.9135 or email info@lighthouseartscenter.com with any questions.
BUMC Breakfast Buffet
The Bucksport United Methodist Church, at 71 Franklin Street, Bucksport, will host a Breakfast Buffet on Saturday, March 10th, 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.
Blush Salon and Boutique March Offers
March into Spring

15% off full balayage, highlights or all over single process color

10% off shellac manicure or luxury pedicure

add partial highlights to any color service for only $25

$5 brow wax with any service
20% off salon products

Give us a call or message us on Facebook, 469-2500
Looking for work? These folks are now hiring!
Crosby's Drive In is now hiring for the 2018 season!

Seasonal short order cook 
30-40 hours week 
mid april - labor day 
pay based on experience 

If interested please call 991.2878
Carrier's Mainely Lobster is hiring for the 2018 season

Customer service representative/ Cashier
$10 / hour
Looking for happy, hard working individuals for fast paced work place.
Pay depends on work ethic.
Get it back to us by US Mail or contact us via Facebook
10 Duck Cove Rd
Orland, ME 04472
Island Rise & Shine is now hiring!

Cook or server
Part-time job
Spring is coming soon and we need more help! We could use another cook and another server. Flexible hours and friendly so if you're interested message them on Facebook, call 469-1110 or stop by in person, 1 Maple Street on Verona Island.
Friends of Fort Knox is hiring for the 2018 season!

Fort Knox and Observatory Staff
Part-time job
Fort Knox and Observatory seasonal part-time Friends of Fort Knox are looking for tour guides, observatory and gate attendants. Six month positions send resume to FOFK1@aol.com, or FFK, PO Box 456, Bucksport, ME 04416, respond by March 23rd, no phone calls, please.
IRS News
1. New Withholding Calculator Helps Your Employees Check Their Tax Withholding Rates

In a February 28, 2018 news release the IRS unveiled a new version of Form W-4 and announced the availability of an updated Withholding Calculator to help taxpayers ensure the accuracy of their tax withholding after December’s tax law changes.

2. The IRS Video Portal Puts a Wealth of Business-Related Tax Info at Your Fingertips

As the 2018 filing season gets underway, small business and self-employed individuals can find helpful tax-related information through the IRS Video Portal. The portal contains videos and webinars of small-business tax topics, including the popular Small Business Taxes: the Virtual Workshop.

3. Free IRS Products Designed to Fit Your Business Tax Needs

Looking for a tool to help you meet your 2017 tax requirements? Choose from our list of free products developed especially for your small business/self-employed needs, and updated to reflect the latest tax guidance and legislation. Order today online or by calling 800-829-3676.

1. Guidance for Self-employed Individuals and Statutory Employees

The Tax Guide for Small Business provides general information about income, expenses, and tax credits that apply to self-employed individuals or contractors treated as employees – referred to as statutory employees. This publication may help individuals who use Schedule C or C-EZ when filing their federal income tax return.

2. Claiming Business Expenses

Business expenses are usually deductible if a business operates to make a profit. Publication 535 discusses common expenses, explains what is and is not deductible, and the general rules for claiming business expenses.
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 & Thursdays
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 info@bethwrightcancercenter.org. 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.

1 - 2 p.m.
Gentle, healing hatha
Mats and props provided.
Everyone welcome.
No cost.

David Walker also teaches a Beth Wright-sponsored gentle yoga class for cancer patients and survivors at Blue Hill Yoga on Mondays 3-4 p.m. There is no cost for the class and all are welcome.
BRHC Fill a Cruiser Event
Help Bucksport Regional Health Center knock out hunger at the "Fill a Cruiser" event this Saturday, March 10 at the Bucksport Hannaford from 10am to 2pm as part of the Hancock County Food Drive! The more we raise through the drive, the more we earn for the RSU 25 food program, which provides food for hungry students at RSU 25. See you there!

Click here to learn more about what Bucksport Regional Health Center offers and read their March newsletter!
Healthy Acadia Food Drive
Healthy Acadia partners with UMaine Cooperative Extension, United Way of Eastern Maine, Maine Community Foundation, Star 97.7, Maine Coast Mall, and food security organizations across Hancock County to implement the Food Drive each year during the month of March. This collaborative effort to collect food and funds benefits a number of Hancock County food pantries, community meals, and school backpack programs. Donations are collected through businesses, schools, churches, and other organizations that agree to be official collection sites and sponsors for the drive.

To find a drop off location or learn more visit www.healthyacadia.org
IMFF OFF SEASON Announces Program
IMFF OFF SEASON includes three films, all presented at 6pm at the Alamo Theatre located at 85 Main Street in Bucksport ( March 15 , May 3, and July 12 ). IMFF OFF SEASON films are offered for free thanks to a generous grant from the Maine Expansion Arts Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. Donations to support the International Maritime Film Festival (IMFF) are greatly accepted at the door. 

You can watch the trailers and learn more about IMFF OFF SEASON at the website, https://www.maritimefilmfestival.com/imff-off-season
Main Street Bucksport Friday Coffee Hour
Second Friday Coffee Hour is 
Third Friday Coffee Hour in March
Friday, March 16 from 8-8:30am, at
The Local Variety

This is a one-time date change due to scheduling conflicts. Join Main Street Bucksport and your downtown neighbors to chat business, upcoming plans, and possible collaborations. 

Coffee is on Main Street Bucksport. Come hungry and buy delicious food from The Local Variety. 

For more information about upcoming Main Street Bucksport events please visit their website, www.mainstreetbucksport.org
Private Home Care, Inc has a new website!
Take a look at Private Home Care Inc.'s new and improved website! There is also a special page listing all the events they are involved in in the area! Click here
Bucksport YMCA Father/Daughter Dance
Tickets are now on sale for our father/daughter dance April 13th from 6:00pm-8:00pm! Pick up your tickets at either the YMCA office at 66 Bridge Street in Bucksport or at the Miles Lane school office. Space is limited to 400 participants, $10 covers one caregiver and up to two children. Our theme is Think Spring!
Penobscot Bay Stewards Program Accepting Applications
Applications are currently available for the Penobscot Bay Stewards Program

Belfast Bay Watershed Coalition in partnership with Searsport Shores Oceanfront Camping will offer the Penobscot Bay Stewards Program to area residents. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the Penobscot Bay region and ways to conserve its resources.

The program will run all day on Tuesdays and Thursdays from April 24 through May 24. It will include classroom presentations, short hikes in nature preserves and state parks, and field trips to Rockland, Hurricane Island, Indian Island, Blue Hill / Stonington, Searsport, and the Belfast area. Some days will require early morning departures and boat trips. Participants should be prepared to car pool and bring a bag lunch.

The course is free of charge, and is limited to 20 enthusiastic participants who will participate in the entire program. 
After completing the program, participants commit to volunteering thirty hours with local conservation efforts of their choice.

Applications are now available online:

The application deadline is April 1

If you would like more information, email stewards@belfastbaywatershed.org
or call Edie at 207-338-0048 or Ernie at 207-505-1767
Participate in the BMS Voice 2 Voice Poetry Contest by reading a poem to Students!
In collaboration with Opera House Arts, 5th grade ELA classes at Bucksport Middle School are participating in the Voice 2 Voice poetry declamation contest, which kicked off the morning of 1/19 with a visit by Maine’s Poet Laureate, Stuart Kestenbaum. Mr. Kestenbaum spoke about why he writes poetry, where he finds his inspiration, and how to get on “poetry time.” He also shared some of his poems, including the first poem he wrote many years ago as a 5th grader!

Voice 2 Voice is part of our year-long theme of “Telling Our Stories” and is focused on the speaking and listening standards in the ELA curriculum and providing students an opportunity to learn and practice public speaking skills. The project begins with a 30-day poetry recitation run where students hear one poem read aloud each day from the project’s anthology of 30 poems. After the recitation run, a teaching artist will visit throughout the month of March to help student select, analyze, memorize, and present a poem. Students will connect their voice to the voice of the poet through the poem. Winners from the class round will perform their poems for the school and three winners will travel to the Stonington Opera House to compete against students from other Hancock County schools in April.

Our goal is to invite community members in to read the poems as part of the recitation run so that the students can hear a variety of voices from our community and see that poetry is something that people from all walks of life are interested in. The recitation run stretches from 1/19 to 3/2 and would involve a 5 to 45 minute commitment, depending on how many classes the speaker reads to, so there is a lot of flexibility to work around people's busy schedules. If you are interested please contact Todd West, Principal of the Bucksport Middle School.
Phone: 207-469-6647
LulaRoe Pop Up Boutique
Friday, March 23 at 1 PM - 3 PM

Celebrate Spring with a stroll down Main Street and check out the LuLaRoe loveliness happening with Jenn Saunders! She'll be taking over the 2nd floor at The Local Variety with buttery soft and colorful leggings, tops, dresses, skirts and more. Come check it out, try on things you like and shop!

Make a LuLaRoe purchase upstairs with Jenn and you'll receive a coupon for 20% off any retail shopping downstairs at The Local Variety!
SBDC is back in Bucksport with helpful resource at no cost!
Thinking about starting a business? Or do you already own one? There's a helpful (free!) small business resource for the Bucksport Bay area ready to help you with everything from starting, to maintaining and growing your business. The business advising is confidential, offered at no charge and provided by the Maine Small Business Development Centers. Space for the consultations is graciously provided by Bangor Savings Bank.

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Bangor Savings Bank
89 Main Street, Bucksport
By appointment only
Please contact Shannon Byers 664.2990 to set up an appointment today!
Buck's Mills Rod & Gun Club Upcoming Events
7th Annual Gun Show at the Orland Community Center
March 17 9am to 5pm
March 18 9am to 2pm

Admission is only $5
Under 15 FREE with Adult

Snacks, treats and drinks available from the kitchen. For Information please contact Isaac Dorr at 207-944-8039
Wahl's Dairy Port Opening Day
This weather has me thinking about spring and when I think of spring I think of waiting in line at Wahl's Dairy Port. Sometimes it's raining, snowing, we're in our hats and gloves, standing in line for ice cream! Get ready, March 31st is the day! Pay attention to their Facebook page to vote for your opening day flavor!
Django ME Gypsy Jazz Workshop
Django ME Gypsy Jazz Workshops coming to the Lighthouse Arts Center on Monday evenings from 4-6:30pm. August 6, 13, 20 & 27. Student concert on labor day September 3rd at 5:00pm.  Reserve today and get the "Early Bird" price. After May 15th tuition is $300

Who is this for? This workshop series will focus on Gypsy Jazz style and repertoire. Also covered will be basic concepts of ensemble playing, improvisation and performance technique. Typical instruments in the style are guitar, violin, clarinet, and upright bass, but all musicians are welcome! (Ages 15 and up) mandolin and ukulele too! 

What kind of skill level is required? Students should have some basic proficiency on their instrument and some background with music theory, as well as knowledge of noted and chords. Reading music is not required but would be helpful. Tab will be provided for string players who don't read notation. 

What will you learn? Each week students will have a one hour group lesson specifically for their instrument, followed by an hour of ensemble playing. Ensembles will be formed with a brief introductory lecture followed by rehearsal. The goal will be for each ensemble to learn, arrange and play a minimum of one new tune each week, while maintaining the music from the previous weeks. The workshop will culminate with a student ensemble and faculty concert at the Lighthouse Arts Center. 

How do I pay? There is a PayPal button at https://wellsgordonmusic.com/ - Payment must be in full to reserve your seat - make sure to mention what instrument you will be bringing to the workshop. Please provide contact information so we can reach you if plans change. 

You can mail a check to: Wells Gordon, 232 River Road, Bucksport, ME 04416
Free Paper Shredding Event in Bucksport
Saturday, May 5th
10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Bucksport High School
Parking Lot
102 Broadway
Bucksport, Maine 04416

Get ready for spring cleaning now and safeguard your identity from being stolen!
Every two seconds someone’s identity is stolen. Shredding confidential documents you no longer need is one good way to protect yourself, your donors, and your customers. The AARP Fraud Watch Network wants to help. Bring any confidential documents to the Operation Stop Scams event, and we’ll shred them for free. It only takes a few minutes and can save you lots of headaches later on!  

This event is sponsored by AARP Fraud Watch Network – Operation Stop Scams and supported by Age-Friendly Bucksport, RSU 25,
BBHCC's Senior Resource Committee, and the Bucksport Police Department.
For more information, please call 469-2335.
Bridge the Gap Race seeking volunteers
We need volunteers for the following work the day of the race, April 8:

Bib pick up at Verso fitness center building from 8am-10am (4-6 volunteers)

Course volunteers at key turns to direct runners and cheer them on from 10-12pm (4 volunteers)

Volunteers to man (or woman) water stations. This is a super fun job that allows you to cheer on the runners, hand out much-needed water, and have some fun. This is a great job for families and groups of friends. We provide table, and all the supplies. Time commitment: 10am-12pm (3 groups of 3 or more people)

Contact us! Call Brook at 479-3933 or email us at mainstreetbucksport@gmail.com
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