BBACC Connects
May 16, 2019
Last Week's poll results: Does your business issue gift certificates?
Yes - 75%
No - 25%

How much of your marketing budget is spent on digital advertising?
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.
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. 

Anonymous, Bucksport Area Cultural Arts Society, Mr. Chris Johnson, Dead River Transport, Financial Solutions, Highland Sanctuary Retreat, Ms. Karen Coté, Laura Emack, CPA, Lewis & Malm Architechure, Lighthouse Arts & Education, Mrs. Lisa Lutts, Mitchell-Tweedie Funeral Home, New England Institute for Teacher Education, Seaboard Federal Credit Union, T.K. Sampson, Two Rivers Realty, Wahl's Dairy Port
Invest in your local Chambers!
Welcome NEW Member:
Warren's Waterfront Restaurant
96 Main Street
Bucksport, ME 04416

Thank you for renewing your membership with us!

  • Jerry's Hardware
  • Jones, Kuriloff & Sargent, LLC
  • Healthy Acadia
  • Stockton Springs Community Library
  • Ellsworth-Bucksport Dental Associates
  • Two Rivers Realty, LLC
  • Castine Kayak Adventures
  • Vancil Vision Care
  • Island Pool & Spa
Local Everyday Local Everyway Scavenger Hunt: WEEK THREE
To kick off Local Everyday Local Everyway we are organizing a shop local scavenger hunt. Each week we will list a number of items to search for in the zip codes listed here. The list of items will be included in The Bucksport Enterprise for four weeks in the month of May, on our website and the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Facebook page. Once you find the items in one of these zip codes: 04416 │04472 │04421│04974│04981, let us know!

WEEK THREE list can be found below or in The Bucksport Enterprise, on our website or at Ming's Garden Restaurant, or Bucksport House of Pizza.
Pixie Harbor Hoopla Sunday, June 16
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.

Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce presents Pixie Harbor Hoopla! This "magical" themed festival invites all ages to join us on the Bucksport waterfront for a day of enchantment on Sunday, June 16th from 11am to 4pm.

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

For more information 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!
Business After Hours at the Lighthouse
Wednesday, May 29
5:00pm to 7:00pm
86 Main Street
Bucksport, ME

Check out the exciting possibilities that art brings to Bucksport by wandering through the gallery, reviewing the types of classes available, watching art demonstrations ..and enjoying ice cream sundaes as well as
other goodies. Step out on the stone patio overlooking the Penobscot bay as you
meet other businesses.

Bring your business card for a
free raffle! Other raffles available for sale.

Co-hosted by Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce and Belfast Area Chamber of Commerce
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
"Red Joan"
Sponsored by:
Albert & Eve
May 17-19, 2019
101 minutes

Joan Stanley (Judi Dench) is a widow living out a quiet retirement in the suburbs when, shockingly, the British Secret Service places her under arrest. The charge: providing classified scientific information—including details on the building of the atomic bomb—to the Soviet government for decades. As she is interrogated, Joan relives the dramatic events that shaped her life and beliefs: her student days at Cambridge, where she excelled at physics while challenging deep-seated sexism; her tumultuous love affair with a dashing political radical (Tom Hughes); and the devastation of World War II, which inspired her to risk everything in pursuit of peace. Based on a sensational true story, Red Joan vividly brings to life the conflicts—between patriotism and idealism, love and duty, courage and betrayal—of a woman who spent a lifetime being underestimated while quietly changing the course of history. Sophie Cookson costars.

Fri 17 May, 6:00pm
Fri 17 May, 8:15pm
Sat 18 May, 6:00pm
Sat 18 May, 8:15pm
Sun 19 May, 2:00pm*
Sun 19 May, 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.)
Bucksport Bay Farmers' Market Opening Day
Thursday May 16, 2019
2:00PM - 5:00PM
99 Main Street - Bucksport, ME
With leadership from the Bucksport Bay Chamber of Commerce, a gaggle of fabulous food producers descend each year on downtown Bucksport providing you with the freshest and tastiest Maine has to offer! The market begins in May and runs through October!

We operate every Thursday from mid May though October from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM 
Located on Main St. next to the Post Office and right across from Good Things Antiques!
Interested in being a vendor? Visit our website to download an application or give us a call at 207.469.6818 to learn more. 
Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory Opening Delayed
Good News: Fort Knox is NOW Open

Bad News:
The opening of the Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory will be delayed for several weeks. The observatory's fire suppression system needs to be fully operational before the Maine Department of Transportation can open the observatory to the public. A valve on that fire suppression system failed, so we have ordered a replacement, but the part needs to be specially constructed for us. We hope to be able to open the observatory by Memorial Day weekend.
Community Clean up Day RESCHEDULED to Friday, May 17, 2019
Join Main Street Bucksport for the the 3rd annual community clean up day. It's simple and only requires as much of your time as you can give. Simply stop by the Town Office from 9am-12pm on Friday, May 17 to pick up bags and gloves. We will assign you an area in the village then take the trash from you when you're done. Bring a friend! Bring a whole crew. We will be joined by students from Bucksport Middle School.

This project grew out of Bucksport Heart and Soul list of ideas. Come show your community pride!
Upcoming Events at Lighthouse Arts & Education
Handmade Book & Paper Techniques Workshop with Janalee Welch
May 18 from 10AM-4PM
86 Main Street, Bucksport

Ages 13+. 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. 

This workshop’s minimum number of students needed to run is 2. The maximum number of students is 8. Sign up by May 6th. With such a small class size you will get lots of time with the instructor.
Wine Tasting at BookStacks
Wine Tasting at BookStacks
Saturday, May 18
4:00 to 6:00 p.m.

We're a little early this month, but it's still good...  Things are looking up, and our friend Dan Tarr, of Easterly Wine, has put together a delightful line-up of wines for us to taste.  Dan will be here to present the flights and answer questions.  Denise #1, of BookStacks, will provide her super munchies to pair with the wines. It ought to be just super.


For more information call us at 469-8992
Your business might be hard to see! 
If you’re a brick-and-mortar shop that relies on foot traffic through word-of-mouth alone, you’re missing potential customers that may be visiting and not be aware that you’re there. Maybe you’re using Facebook, Yelp or Google My Business to help get your business noticed? Without a website, you’re giving up control of how potential customers see those search results and know that you are legitimate. 

Your business website is a dedicated, established online authority about your business. Without it, a customer searching for your product will see results pointing them to large directory sites which may have incorrect information about your business. If this potential customer does not see a website attached to the search results, they may decide to do business with a local competitor with a website. If you do not have a website, your business is invisible to a huge chunk of your potential audience.  
In addition, websites that are not programmed for mobile devices miss out on over 80% of customers who use their mobile device to make purchasing decisions. If someone is searching for your business on a mobile device and if your site is not programmed to be mobile friendly, you will not show up in the search results. Having an easily accessible, mobile friendly web site is an essential part of any marketing plan.

At Scott Design, we design, program, and maintain mobile friendly sites. We offer several affordable web packages to meet the needs of business owners, large and small. We are a Bucksport company, dedicated to meeting local web and marketing needs. If your business does not have a website or your current site is not mobile friendly, contact us and we’ll show you how we can help you be seen.

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Bolt Fabrics Grand Opening
May 18-19, 2019

Grab a friend and come to Bolt’s Grand Opening Celebration! Food- prize drawings - demos- 20% off Kaffe Fassett books and fabric by the yard!

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
Orland Community Center May Calendar

So much is offered at the Orland Community Center. Take advantage of all the great classes and activities going on this month.
  • T-Ball
  • 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
The Local Variety Upcoming Events
Saturday, May 18 at 1:00PM

Kids tend to outgrow their clothes before they wear them out- so let's start the warm weather season by trying to score some new additions to your kiddo's summer wardrobe while cleaning out their drawers of things that don't fit!

Bring 25 (or less) per kiddo pieces of seasonally appropriate (no snowsuits, please!) baby or kids clothing with you. Everything should be freshly washed and have plenty of life left in it. You'll receive one ticket for each item that you bring that you can use to redeem for a new (to you!) item.

All attendees will also get a 20% off shopping pass at The Local Variety for the day!

Any leftover items will be donated to the Talk & Shop thrift store that benefits Bucksport Area Community Concerns. This is a FREE event!

Saturday, May 25, 2019
5 PM – 8 PM
Chalk Couture Make & Take
Hosted by Maine Chalking designs and The Local Variety
Bucksport UMC W.S.C.S. Bake Sale
Saturday, May 18
9:00AM to 1:00PM
Jerry's Hardware Store

The Women's Society for Christian Service (W.S.C.S.) of the Bucksport United Methodist Church will hold a Bake Sale on Saturday May 18 at Jerry's Hardware Store from 9:00 to 1:00. We will have pies and many other delicious goodies for sale.

If you would like to purchase an unbaked pie for your freezer, call Chris to reserve a pie. All proceeds from our Bake Sales are used for mission and outreach of W.S.C.S.

For more information, please call Chris Petravicz at 469-9979
Live Music at Verona Wine & Design
Appearing at Verona Wine & Design
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 6:30 - 9:00 PM
Call (207) 745-0731 for reservations
Carrier's Mainely Lobster Now open until 8:00pm
7 days a week!
Carrier's Mainely Lobster is now open 7 days a week from 11am to 8pm!

Open again in 2019
Carrier's Mainely Lobster on the corner of Routes 1 & 46, Bucksport, Maine
207- 469-1011
Fresh Seafood, Excellent Service

MacLeod's Lunch Menu
(click on the image to view the menu)

We are excited to announce our new lunch hours! Every Wednesday thru Saturday
11:30am -4:00pm.

We will be offering our $10 pub lunch menu, in addition to our full menu. 

We will continue to serve dinner seven days-a-week but our goal is to open more days for lunch, and offer lunch that is convenient for everyone and at family-friendly prices. 
2019 Bucksmill's Rod & Gun Club Field Day
Save the date for our 2nd Annual Field Day event schedule for May 18th. This event is one you don't want your kids to miss! We will be offering fun hands-on activities such as casting rods, archery, fly tying, survival skills and more. And its all FREE! We look forward to another great time, hopefully warmer than last year! 

More details will follow as the event gets closer.  Find them on Facebook
Warren's Waterfront Restaurant Opening Day!
Monday, May 20 at 6:00AM
96 Main Street
Bucksport, ME

We are excited to announce that Warren's Waterfront Restaurant is opening this Monday, May 20! Katherine & Dave Warren bought the Harbor View Grille Restaurant recently and can't wait to serve the community. You'll be happy to know they will be open 7 days a week. Help us welcome them to the Chamber, spread the word, and give them a reason to continue with these hours...

Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Mon.Tue.Wed. 6:00am to 8:00pm 
Thu.Fri.Sat. 6:00am to 9:00pm
Sundays 7:00am to 8:00pm
A Spring Garden of Poetry at Wilson Museum
A Spring Garden of Poetry
Tuesday, May 21 (5:30 - 7 p.m.) 

A Spring Garden of Poetry, by Adams School students, for the community, sponsored by Compass Rose Books and Wilson Museum. Come listen, or bring your favorite poem to recite Tuesday, May 21, from 5:30 to 7p.m. at the Wilson Museum's Hutchins Education Center. This will be a wonderful time to savor the spoken word and revel in the magic of spring and youth. Light refreshments will be served. For more information contact Johanna at Compass Rose Books 326-5034.

This program is free and open to the public.
Lupine Cottage Thanks Volunteers
After fifteen years the Lupine Cottage artisan co-op needed to replace the front porch. To celebrate and thank the volunteers that made it happen, they will be doing a ribbon cutting ceremony with the Belfast Chamber of Commerce on Friday, May 24, at noon. Lupine Cottage is located on Route 1 in East Belfast about a mile from the Passy River bridge. Come join us for light refreshments, enjoy the view from the new porch and see what the members have made over the long hard winter.
GPMCT Small Adventures in the Wildlands
May 25, 2019 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Wildlands North Gate, Orland - Intersection of Bald Mountain Rd and Valley Rd

The Small Adventure Series explores the natural history in the Wildlands at a leisurely pace. Generally, we walk for about 2 hours, stopping frequently for discussion. The walks are suitable for all ages.
Contact Jennifer
Bucksport Garden Club Spring Plant & Bake Sale
Bucksport Garden Club Plant & Bake Sale
Saturday, May 25
9:00AM to 12:00PM
74 Main Street, Bucksport 
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
2019 Visitor's Guides are AVAILABLE!
THANK YOU to all of our advertisers! Without you, this guide would not be possible. We are happy to provide a really great resource to hundreds of thousands of people passing through the area each year.

The only comprehensive printed guide fully highlighting our region, with 15,000 copies and a pass-along readership of over 22,000. Our Guide is digest size making it convenient to carry and keep as a resource for visitors and locals alike.

You will find our guides at many locations throughout Maine and New England this season:
*Maine Tourism Association Visitor Information Centers from Calais to Kittery.
*Portland International Jetport
*Maine Mall
*AAA Offices
*Amtrak Train Station - Portland
*Concord Bus Station - Portland
*Ocean Gateway Terminal
*Many Chamber Offices Across Maine
*Our Network of Advertisers
*Mailed Upon Request
*Tourism Trade Shows - Boston Area
*Maine Turnpike Travel Plazas in Kennebunk and West Gardiner; over a million visitors each year!

It is viewable on our website, online in its entirety as an interactive eGuide highlighting our region and also available on smartphones.
IRS News
IRS celebrates Small Business Week

Below you will find business-related tax information in recognition of this week’s National Small Business Week campaign, sponsored annually by the Small Business Administration and in partnership with the IRS.

The IRS has many online resources to help small business owners and self-employed individuals handle the tax aspects of their business.

Starting May 13 an important change will affect the way the IRS issues employer identification numbers, or EINs.

Business owners and those who are self-employed can avoid a surprise tax bill by making estimated tax payments during the year.

In some cases, tax reform changes that impact depreciation and expensing allow small business owners to write off the cost of certain property more quickly.

Recent tax reform legislation lowered the backup withholding tax rate to 24 percent and the withholding rate that usually applies to bonuses and other supplemental wages to 22 percent. Using the IRS Withholding Calculator can help employees figure their correct withholding amount.
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.
PB & J Drive at Bangor Savings Bank
It’s a sure sign of spring. Peanut butter and jelly jars piling up at Bangor Savings Bank branches. The 8th annual Bangor Savings Bank Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive begins May 1 and continues through May 31 at all branches in Maine and New Hampshire.
The Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive began in 2012 to provide food pantries and other hunger prevention programs with a high-protein food item that is often in short supply and high demand. Donations of peanut butter and jelly jars can be dropped off inside any Bangor Savings branch during operating hours.
The donated peanut butter and jelly will be distributed to hunger prevention organizations throughout Maine and New Hampshire. The drive has collected more than 66,000 jars of PB&J during the past seven years, and this year Bangor Savings is hoping to top the record one-year total of 12,645 jars.
“We continue to see the impact of food insecurity across our region,” said Bangor Savings Bank President and CEO Bob Montgomery-Rice. “We are proud to help area food pantries through our Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive each year. We believe that together we can reduce hunger across New England and we’re sincerely grateful for the continued support of our employees, customers and local businesses.”
The bank will contribute an additional two jars for every “selfless selfie” taken by a contributor when they make their donation at a branch. People can email their selfies to, and the photos will be posted on the Bangor Savings Facebook page to recognize supporters on social media.
And, every time the hashtag #bsbpbj2019 is used on Twitter, Facebook or Instagram during the month of May the bank will donate one more jar to the Drive until the Drive goal is exceeded.     

NEWSCENTER Maine is the media partner for the 2019 Bangor Savings Bank Peanut Butter and Jelly Drive.
Healthy Acadia News

GoldenOak at The Grand: A Benefit Concert for Healthy Acadia’s Gleaning Initiative
Healthy Acadia is raising funds for food security with a GoldenOak benefit concert at The Grand on Saturday, June 8th . This event will support Healthy Acadia’s Downeast Gleaning Initiative, a farm-based food collection and donation project that feeds people experiencing hunger with surplus nutritious produce. 

Healthy Acadia and Partners Launch Education Program for Clinicians Seeking to Expand Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder

Healthy Acadia, in partnership with Maine Quality Counts, a Maine-based organization focused on improving systems of health care, and a network of providers and public health advocates across Washington and Hancock counties, is launching a year-long educational initiative to increase provider skills and confidence in the area of medication-assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorders. 

Teach Tai Chi: Instructor Training Planned for September

On September 21-22, 2019, Healthy Acadia will host a 2-day “Tai Chi for Heart Conditions” instructor training with “Tai Chi for Health” Master Trainer Patricia Larson, at the Moore Community Center, 133 State Street, Ellsworth. The class will meet from 8:30am to 4:30pm each day. “Tai Chi for Heart Conditions” instructor training is designed for current tai chi instructors, advanced tai chi students, physical therapists, occupational therapists, exercise instructors, and professionals seeking a continuing education experience.
Bucksport Regional Health Center Newsletter
May is High Blood Pressure Education Month.
This is an important awareness tool because high blood pressure has no warning signs but can be deadly. Read more about that on the back page. May is also a month of celebrations. The 6th to the 12th is National Nurses Week, a time to honor and acknowledge the work these dedicated health care professionals do each day. We have a number of nurses here at BRHC and we appreciate each and every one of them.

Also, the 20th anniversary of National Women's Health Week starts on Mother's Day, May 12th, and is celebrated through May 18th. This week is a time for all women to take
a look at their own health. Women tend to put everyone else first and sometimes their own needs are put on the back burner. So what steps can you take for better health? There
is a list of ways to improve your health to the right. 
T.K. Sampson is Hiring
T.K. Sampson is hiring! 
Wanted experienced quality oriented carpenters and carpenter helpers. Also experienced or inexperienced laborers. Good wages, local work. Call Tim at 479.6618
Balsam Cove Campground is Hiring!
Balsam Cove Campground is HIRING! 
Campground office staff and office manager. Full time or part time, flexible hours. Great work environment! If you can be friendly and use a computer, you're in! Email a note of interest and availability to or apply in person 286 Back Ridge Road in Orland.
Orland UMC Baked Bean Supper
The Orland United Methodist Church will be having their Baked Bean and Casserole Supper on Saturday June 1 from 5 to 6 PM. 

The menu will include baked beans, casseroles, salads, biscuits, beverage and pie. 

The cost is $8 for ages 12 to adult, $4 for ages 5 through 12 and free for children under 5. 

The church is located off route 1 by the river in Orland Village. For more information call Cindy Kimball at 902-2250 or Len Haseltine at 702-1255.
Zoe's Rabies Clinic at Seaboard Federal Credit Union
Saturday, June 8
10:00am to 12:00pm
$15 per vaccine
Seaboard Federal Credit Union
177 Main Street
Bucksport, ME

Dr. Mark Hanks, DVM of Kindred Spirits in Orrington will be on hand to vaccinateour four-legged friends. All proceeds benefit the Bucksport Animal Shelter.
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