BBACC Connects
May 2, 2019
Last Week's poll results: What is the main reason you might travel outside of your zip code to purchase groceries?
Price - 38.9%
Selection - 61.1%
I don't have a grocery store in my zip code - 0%
Politics - 0%

Have you downloaded your Local Everyday Local Everyway Scavenger Hunt Sheet?
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. 

The Orland United Methodist Church will be having its baked bean and casserole supper on Saturday, May 4, from 5 to 6 p.m. The menu will include baked beans, casseroles, salads, biscuits, beverages 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.
Invest in your local Chambers!
Welcome NEW Member:
Maine CPR & First Aid
Jesse Rishani
1140 Bangor Road
Prospect, ME 04981

Thank you for renewing your membership with us!

  • Wednesday on Main
  • Elm Street Congregational Church
  • Island Pool N Spa
Local Everyday Local Everyway Scavenger Hunt: WEEK ONE
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!

The items will be released on Thursdays, May 2, 9, 16 & 23, 2019!
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
"The Mustang"
Sponsored by: Katahdin,
the mustang of Silver Lake Stables
May 3-5, 2019
96 minutes

Roman Coleman (Matthias Schoenaerts), a convict in a rural Nevada prison who struggles to escape his violent past, is required to participate in an “outdoor maintenance” program as part of his state-mandated social rehabilitation. Spotted by a no-nonsense veteran trainer (Bruce Dern) and helped by an outgoing fellow inmate and trick rider (Jason Mitchell), Roman is accepted into the selective wild horse training section of the program. There, he rediscovers his own humanity in gentling an especially unbreakable mustang.

Fri 03 May, 6:00pm
Fri 03 May, 8:00pm
Sat 04 May, 6:00pm
Sat 04 May, 8:00pm
Sun 05 May, 2:00pm
Sun 05 May, 6:00pm

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.)
Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory Opening Delayed
The Penobscot Narrows Bridge Observatory season opening will be delayed. The Maine Department of Transportation had hoped to open the observatory for the season on May 1st. A malfunctioning fire suppression system is forcing us to delay the opening by at least several days.
Welcome Timothy W. Stanley, Esq. to Jones, Kuriloff & Sargent, LLC
Jones, Kuriloff & Sargent, LLC is pleased to welcome Timothy W. Stanley, Esq. to the firm. Tim joined the firm in October of 2018 as a temporary attorney. He had previously spent several years working in the hospitality industry on Mount Desert Island, during which time he received his J.D. from the University of Maine School of Law.   

Tim has now joined the firm as an associate attorney and will continue to spend his time meeting with clients and working on estate plans. “We are thrilled to find local talent like Tim for the future of our firm,” Attorney Jeff Jones said. “He has the kind of personality that puts people at ease. He’s also very smart and hard-working. We are very pleased to have him join our team.”

Tim is a graduate, summa cum laude, of the University of Maine at Orono and magna cum laude, of the University of Maine School of Law. He is an active member of the First Baptist Church in Bar Harbor, and enjoys volunteering in Acadia National Park with his wife, Rebecca.
The Local Variety Upcoming Events
Saturday, May 4 at 12:30-2:30PM

Come join us here at the store to paint inspiring, beautiful and/or fun messages on rocks (you bring the rocks, we'll have paint, markers and sealant here). Then after they've dried, take them with you to hide for someone else to find! What a great way to make someone smile! We'll tell you what to write for instructions on the backs of the rocks so that people can share ones that they have found can re-hide them if they'd like to. Put on your craft pants, gather up some rocks and meet us here! Kids and adults are welcome, the more the merrier! This is a totally free event, just bring some rocks. Drop in anytime from 1-3! Check out Bucksport Rocks on FB for some local inspiration!

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

Saturday, May 18 at 1:00PM
Bucksport Regional Health Center Annual Spring Health Fair
Bucksport Regional Health Center is holding their Annual Spring Health Fair, Saturday, May 4, 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m at BRHC in Bucksport. It will be fun for the whole family. They'll have lots of vendors, health screenings, games & crafts for kids, car safety seat checks by certified technicians, nature walks, cooking demos, fitness demos, prizes, and giveaways. 

They will also have an E-Waste event so bring your unwanted devices and we’ll recycle them for you. We’ll even destroy your hardware in front of you, or give back to you to keep. We are having a clothing drive for charity so this is a great time to clean out those closets. 

Find the event on Facebook: Annual Spring Health Fair
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
Flushing Notice from Bucksport Town Office
Monday, April 29 2019 through
Friday, May 10, 2019

The Bucksport Division of The Maine Water Company will be flushing the water mains in the next few weeks between the hours of 7:00am through 4:00pm. Due to the flushing, you may experience changes in your tap water such as discoloration or low water pressure. These flushing activities are a vital part of The Maine Water Company's maintenance program that enables them to continue to supply high quality water service. Please be sure to check the water quality before you wash your laundry, or wait until after 4:00pm when the flushing is complete. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause you. If you have any questions, please contact a customer service specialist at 1-800-287-1643. Thank you.
Community Clean up Day: Friday, May 10, 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 10 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!
Bucksport Regional Health Dental Center Welcomes New Dentist
Welcome Dr. Milzman to BRHC!
New Patients Accepted.
Dr. Milzman has been practicing dentistry for more than 30 years. He has extensive experience in:
  • restorative dental services,
  • emergency dental treatment, and
  • saving and replacing teeth lost to damage and disease.
Port O' Call Grand Opening May 8 at 9am!
Come to Port O' Call, 72 Main Street, Bucksport ME!

Grand Opening May 8 through 12.
25% off all in-stock socks from numerous sock lines! Other specials too. Refreshments, and some free gifts! Hope to see you soon! We're working like crazy to get things ready for you.
Offering alpaca sweaters and accessories, fragrance gifts, pajamas, baggallini handbags and so much more! We will have certain specials for our first 5 days!

Congratulations to The Local Variety!
Ellsworth American PHOTO by JENNIFER OSBORN
Thinking inside the box
May 1, 2019 by Jennifer Osborn at The Ellsworth American

"Like its name, The Local Variety carries a little bit of everything.
But what distinguishes The Local Variety from other variety stores is its vivacious and fun-loving proprietor, Jessica Carter, who has created a community hub at 79 Main St."

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 April 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
Healthy Acadia News

May 4 Dessert Auction, Spaghetti Supper to Help Local Teens Attend DownEast Teen Leadership Camp
Healthy Acadia invites area residents and visitors to attend a spaghetti supper and dessert auction on Saturday, May 4, 2019 , from 5-7pm at Rose M. Gaffney School, 1 Bulldog Lane, Machias, with event proceeds to benefit Healthy Acadia’s DownEast Teen Leadership Camp. 

Evidence-based Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST)
Healthy Acadia, in partnership with Access Health, will host an Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training (ASIST) on Thursday and Friday, May 9-10, 2019 from 8:00am to 4:00pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 130 Beechland Road, Ellsworth. The two-day, ASIST training uses an evidence-based curriculum from Living Works Education, focused on suicide intervention and prevention.

Summer Service Opportunity at Healthy Acadia
Are you looking for an exciting summer opportunity? Do you enjoy helping your neighbors and your community and being outdoors? Healthy Acadia is partnering with Goodwill Industries of Northern New England’s VISTA program to recruit for AmeriCorps Summer Associates to help with food rescue efforts in its two-county Gleaning Program this summer. 
Interested applicants can click here for more information or to apply. 
Whole Oceans is Hiring!
Whole Oceans is looking for a few dynamic people to grow our corporate management team and office staff. We also hope you will be excited about the future of seafood and aquaculture in Maine! These corporate positions will support the overall goals of the project and promote communication between team members and our business contacts. Applications for these positions will be reviewed until a suitable candidate is found. We expect to have more aquaculture-centric positions available later this year so stay tuned!  

If you have any questions about these positions please contact:
Lucy Ditzel at KMA Consulting, LLC
Phone: (207) 781-2774
Island Pool N' 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
Openings in Next “Introduction to Voice Over Acting” Session
Still a few openings for the upcoming Intro to Voice Over Acting to be held Wednesday the 8th of May at My Thrill Studio from 6pm-9pm. If interested, register online via credit card payments@ or call Hampden Adult Ed Office @ 862-6422. For specifics RE My Thrill Studio, please call Mark @ 223-5082
Workshops, Gumbo, Concert! 
Saturday, May 11, 2019!
Here’s your chance to spend an hour or six with Sammy and Nadine~ members of the acclaimed Foghorn String band hailing from the Gaspe Peninsula. This intimidate evening will be an incredible opportunity to jam, participate in a workshop (fiddle and/or harmony singing (no experience necessary)), prepare and share a communal Gumbo dinner with the chance to ask questions, hear tales of performing on the road and sharing musical memories. After dinner, relax and enjoy the concert.  

Fiddle Workshop: 3pm -4pm

Harmony Singing: 4:15-5:15pm

Music Jam and Eat Gumbo:

Sammy and Nadine in Concert!:
7:30-9:30 pm

$20 per Workshop
$10 for Gumbo Dinner, BYOB
Free Jamming!
$15 for the Concert (call about family price special)
$40 for one workshop, gumbo and concert
$60 for both workshops, gumbo and concert  Register today

The Old Time Music Players & Makers Guild of Maine have made this evening possible at the Mermaid Plaza in Searsport (One East Main Street). All ages/ families are welcome to the concert. Dancing is encouraged. Free parking. Email us if you need a place to camp.
IRS News
1. IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig’s message to taxpayers: Thank you for filing

As the tax filing deadline approaches on April 15, I’d like to thank taxpayers for taking the time to file and pay their taxes. Our nation’s tax system is built around the concept of voluntary tax compliance, meaning citizens comply with their civic duty each year by preparing and filing their taxes – without direct government intervention.

2. Important message for your employees: Even if you can’t pay, file tax returns on time

The IRS advises that even if you can’t pay, you should file your taxes on time. Taxpayers who do not file returns timely and do not pay the amount owed with their return will see their tax debt grow due to penalties and interest.
Options available on the website: Filing your taxes, Tax payment options

4. Latest information on the 199A qualified business income deduction

Owners of businesses operated through sole proprietorships, partnerships, S corporations, trusts and estates may be eligible to deduct up to 20 percent of their qualified business income, plus 20 percent of qualified real estate investment trust dividends and qualified publicly traded partnership income. Those eligible can claim it for the first time on their 2018 federal income tax returns filed in 2019. IRS Fact Sheet

5. Revised EIN application process to enhance security begins May 13

As part of an ongoing IRS security review, only individuals with tax identification numbers may request an Employer Identification Number (EIN) as the “responsible party” on the application. This goes into effect May 13, 2019. The change will prohibit entities from using their own EINs to obtain additional EINs.

See the March 27 news release: IRS revises EIN application process; seeks to enhance security for more information.
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.
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. 
Sandy Point Community Hall Presents 2019 Open Mic Plus Series
The annual Open Mic Plus series returns for its 2019 season at the Sandy Point Community Hall, 684 US-1. The events run on the third Wednesday of every month, May through October. The first event being on May 15!

The 7:00 p.m. Open Mic hour is open to all ages and levels of talent. Poets, storytellers, jokesters and musicians of all stripes — all are welcome. After a 15-minute break for refreshments, the feature performance hour begins about 8:15pm.

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.

Click on the image above to download the schedule and save for the season!
Upcoming Events at Lighthouse Arts & Education
Handmade Book & Paper Techniques Workshop with Janalee Welch, May 18 from 10AM-4PM

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.

Mother's Day Chocolate Afternoon
Saturday, May 11

Spend a fun afternoon with your Mom or best friend. Enjoy delicious chocolate desserts and refreshing punch while dabbling with acrylic paints to create a painting project of wooden Gift Tags. Just the thing to attach to your Mother's Day gift! Register by May 9th.

Price: $20 per person, or $35 for two

Give us a call, message, or stop by to sign up.
86 Main Street, Bucksport
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
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