BBACC Connects
May 23, 2019
Last Week's poll results: How much of your marketing budget is spent on digital advertising?
more than 50% - 80%
less than 50% - 20%
approximately - 0%

How often do you volunteer?
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:
Verona Island Healing
318 East Side Drive
Verona Island, ME

A healing center dedicated to East Asian traditions, Eclectic Western herbalism and Sustainable Lifestyle medicine. Private appointments, classes and weekend events. Owner: Dina B. Goodwill, LAc.

Thank you for renewing your membership with us!

  • Orland Historical Society
  • Fellows, Kee, Tymoczko & Lewis
Local Everyday Local Everyway Scavenger Hunt: WEEK FOUR
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 FOUR 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
"The Hustle"
Sponsored by:
Maine Savings Federal Credit Union
May 24-26, 2019
93 minutes

Anne Hathaway and Rebel Wilson star as female scam artists, one low rent and the other high class, who team up to take down the men who have wronged them.

Fri 24 May, 6:00pm
Fri 24 May, 8:00pm
Sat 25 May, 6:00pm
Sat 25 May, 8:00pm
Sun 26 May, 2:00pm*
Sun 26 May, 6:00pm

**The Sunday matinee will feature OPEN CAPTIONS

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

The Unitarian Universalist Congregations of Castine, Belfast & Ellsworth bring you:
Almost Sunrise
Hope is on the Horizon
Thursday, May 23
6pm FREE ADMISSION. All welcome.
98 minutes plus discussion after.


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 Delayed
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.
Live Music Every Friday & Saturday at VWD
Verona Wine & Design will have live music every Friday and Saturday from 6:30pm to 9:00pm. Flannel doughboys, Larry McNamara, New Shades of Blue, Brandon Kelley & Company, & Jonesville will be performing all summer long!

77 Main Street, Suite 1, Bucksport ME 04416
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.

207-256-6970 • • Like us on  Facebook
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust Employees Make Contributions to Local Non-Profits Through 'Casual for a Cause' Program
Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is pleased to present donations from its employee-driven charitable giving program, Casual for a Cause. After pooling all contributions from employees and directors, collected during first quarter 2019, and tallying employee votes for non-profit beneficiaries, the following organizations each received a generous gift: Junior Achievement of Maine, Upper Valley Haven in White River Junction, and Capstone Community Action in Vermont.

“Gifts through our Casual for a Cause program truly make a difference in our communities. Our collective support enhances nonprofit community programs, leading to greater economic prosperity for local individuals and families,” said Jack Frost, VP, Director of Community Giving at Bar Harbor Bank & Trust. “By simply wearing jeans or less formal business attire on Friday and contributing to Casual for a Cause, our employees are making a big difference in the communities they serve.”

“Junior Achievement of Maine greatly appreciates the generous investment from Bar Harbor Bank & Trust in inspiring and preparing Maine students for strong financial futures through our mentor-led programs,” said Michelle Anderson, President of Junior Achievement of Maine. This gift from Bar Harbor Bank & Trust is directed to Junior Achievement’s programming in the Mid-coast region.

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
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
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. 
Warren's Waterfront Restaurant Menu

Opening day was Monday! Remember folks, with everything new comes trial and error. There is no elevator to success, you have to take the stairs. One step at a time these new owners will be working through the hiccups of any new establishment to give you the best service and experience they can. Be patient, and return often.

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
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 
Murder Mystery at Verona Wine & Design
Wednesday, May 29, 2019
6 PM – 9 PM
Verona Wine and Design
77 Main Street, Suite 1A
Bucksport, Maine 04416

Join us in the "Courtyard" to solve a fictional murder mystery! Compile your detective team, make your reservation today and compete against other teams to solve the case FIRST! 

Call 207- 745-0731 to reserve your seat today!
Seating limited to 40 people. 
Rain date is the following Wednesday, June 5

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
Qualified Business Income Deduction (199A) Webinar
Thursday, May 30, 2019
2 p.m. Eastern Time; 1 p.m. Central Time; 12 p.m. Mountain Time; 11 a.m. Arizona;  

11 a.m. Pacific Time; 10 a.m. Alaska; 8 a.m. Hawaii

This webinar highlights the basics of the qualified business income deduction, updated to incorporate guidance issued in January 2019. 

This free 100-minute webinar for Tax Professionals & Industry will cover:

  • Definition of terms
  • Calculating the deduction
  • Application of limitations
  • Discussion of the rental real estate safe harbor
  • Walk through examples to bring it all together
  • Plus a live Q & A

Virtual Small Business Forum
Hosted by: Internal Revenue Service
Communications & Liaisons
Area 2 Stakeholder Liaison Field

A free web conference for organizations that serve small businesses.

Participate from your home or office!
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

  • Build and strengthen relationships with small business, industry, payroll service providers, non-profit and government organizations.
  • Learn about products and services available to small businesses.
  • Elevate your issues and concerns.
Topics of Discussion will include:

  • The IRS will discuss the New W-4 and Tax Reform 199A Provisions
  • Important information from the Social Security Administration
  • Program Updates from the U.S. Small Business Administration 
  • Key Messages from the Taxpayer Advocate Service

Registration Required
Space is limited, so register today!
Register by e-mail to 
When registering, please provide: name, title, organization name, address, telephone number and e-mail address.  

Webinars for Practitioners & Industry June 6th, June 13th, June 19th, June 20th, June 27th 
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.
Dirigo Speaks
Lessons from Bucksport on losing a large employer: A conversation with the Bucksport community, hosted by the Bangor Daily News

June 4 at the Alamo Theatre
85 Main Street, Bucksport
Event begins at 5:30 p.m., doors open at 5pm

Sponsored by People's United Bank

- Susan Lessard, Bucksport town manager
- Richard Rosen of the Bucksport business community
- Nick Sambides, BDN Hancock County reporter
- Moderated by Dan MacLeod, BDN managing editor

Ellsworth American Advertising Oportunity Deadline June 5

We have a new feature for the Bucksport area this year in the Ellsworth American and on line at our website as well. We will have a banner along with our Bucksport advertisers with display ads grouped together each week thru the summer in the Ellsworth American in full color with a special feature added for summer 2019!

We'll post this grouping on our website as well each week and with our "new" technology that's available to us, you will be able to post Facebook messages which will appear on our website next to your ad in the grouping. Your post will be featured each time you make a new post next to your business profile, up to 15 times per day at no additional cost to you. 

Do you have a featured product of the day? maybe a meal offering fresh product, maybe a sale item? tell our readers and viewers of our websites what you have. This service is free with any size weekly ad in the Bucksport grouping starting the week of June 13th.

I've attached a promo for your review, let me know what you think- deadline is June 5th to reserve space- we'll be happy to create an ad for you or use something you might already have on file. 

Contact Fred Berry, Advertising Sales
The Ellsworth American
30 Water Street 
Ellsworth, ME 04605 
Summer Classes for Kids at Lighthouse Arts & Education
Open House Fridays at
Lightshouse Arts & Education
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Every Friday...
June 14 through August 30, 2019
$5.00 per person

Four art stations will be provided for the whole family to enjoy together! Parents and children can work on them as a group or individually! This is a very casual atmosphere, you can come any time between 3:00pm and 4:30pm and choose one or all four projects to do.
A teacher is onsite to assist and encourage!

3D art/painting ⦁ clay forms & pinch pots & pottery ⦁ beading ⦁ fabric painting/coloring ⦁ watercolor design ⦁ rock painting ⦁ sun catchers/mobiles ⦁ mosaics⦁ music & art

Call ahead to see what projects are happening that day or just show up and have fun! 
Coming Soon... Build a Town workshop for kids. Tuesdays Starting June 18!
Book Launch at BookStacks
The Launch: Saturday June 8
1:00pm to 3:00pm
BookStacks, Bucksport ME

Whispers reminds us that miracles happen. Sometimes they’re so small that it’s possible you don’t even notice them. At other times they make you stop and wonder for a moment before you start to chock them up to coincidence or a figment of your imagination.

The stories in this book are from people who knew better than to make excuses for what they had witnessed, and have agreed to share their experiences with you.

I called these occasional flashes of unexplained events “Glimpses” in my first book on the subject. This time I call them “Whispers.”

No matter their name, people who experience them carry them forever in their hearts and view the world a bit differently because they have caught a “Glimpse” or heard a “Whisper” from the other side of this material world.
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.
The Great Event Community Yard Sale in Stockton Springs Space Rental Begins Now
The Great Event Community Yard Sale in Stockton Springs Space Rental Begins NOW for 2019!

Stockton Springs Community Library (SSCL) will host the The GREAT EVENT on September 7th and space rentals for the Giant Yard Sale start now. Mark your calendars and SAVE THE DATE for the Giant Yard Sale, Barbecue, Tea Room, Bake Sale, Homemade donuts, Children’s Events, and much more!

The town of Stockton Springs will be filled with a festive atmosphere on Saturday, September 7th and everyone is invited to join in the celebration to be held on the grounds of the library and the Stockton Springs Town Office. This is THE FOURTH annual fundraiser for the all-volunteer library!

Rental of space at the Giant Yard Sale has begun. Spaces are approximately 10’ x 15’. Cost is $30 if you sign up before June 30th and $35 after July 1st (if there are any spaces left). You may bring your own table or you can rent a table for an extra $5. The GREAT EVENT will happen rain or shine. To reserve your space you must fill out an application and pay in advance either by check or cash. Come to the library during open hours to pick up an application. Library hours are Monday 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Tuesday 4:00 – 7:00 pm, Wednesday 3:00 – 5:00 pm, Thursday 9:00 am – Noon and 6:30 – 8:30 pm, and Saturday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.

For more information call 567-4147 or visit

This family event is bound to be chock full of good bargains, great food, entertainment for the kiddies, community spirit, and much, much more, so circle Saturday, September 7th on your calendar and we’ll see you then in Stockton Springs!
Library Donates Pet Oxygen Masks to Ambulance Service
First responders in these small Waldo County towns have a new set of life-saving oxygen masks especially for pets and other small domestic animals. The masks, which can be used for creatures suffering from smoke inhalation and other toxic exposures, were donated to the Stockton Springs ambulance service on Thursday, May 16, by the Stockton Springs Community Library in recognition of the crew’s participation in three recent blood pressure and blood sugar screenings. 

The free screenings were part of the library’s “Access Wellness” health literacy programming, aimed at promoting public access to reliable, non-commercial health information and services. The programming, which also included slide presentations, healthy snacks, library displays and more, was made possible by community volunteers with funding from Healthy Acadia and the National Library of Medicine. 

“With the growing use of alternative fuels, the risk of structure fires is ever increasing,” said Charles “Chas” Hare, director of ambulance services for Stockton Springs and Prospect. “And just about everyone these days has a pet. So these masks are a very important addition to our equipment.”

The set of three differently sized oxygen masks will fit anything from a gerbil to a goat, Hare said, and comes complete with tubing and other accessories for use with standard oxygen tanks aboard the two ambulance trucks. One truck is already outfitted with a set of masks for animals, he said, so the second set ensures that both trucks are now prepared to treat pets, small livestock and other creatures in the event of a fire or other emergency. 
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