BBACC Connects
May 9, 2019
Last Week's poll results: Have you downloaded your Local Everyday Local Everyway Scavenger Hunt Sheet?
Yes - 22.2%
No - 77.8%

Does your business issue gift certificates?
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. 

Invest in your local Chambers!
Welcome NEW Member:
Young Living Essential Oils
Mary Raymond
Jesse Rishani
590 Front Ridge Road
Orland, ME 04472

Thank you for renewing your membership with us!

  • Bucksport Area Senior Center
Local Everyday Local Everyway Scavenger Hunt: WEEK TWO
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 TWO 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
Magical Themed Festival of Enchantment in Bucksport
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!

Attendees can visit Pixie Harbor Hoopla's “Gnome Depot,” a one-stop-shop (items are free) for bark, leaves, shells and other natural materials perfect for building fairy houses. Then display your creation for the day on the Bucksport Waterfront. It is said that fairy spirits reside among the trees, flowers, plants, and creatures that live in gardens. The act of building a fairy house is believed to bring good luck as well as help the plants and flowers to grow.

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!
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 Public"
Sponsored by:
Friends of Witherle Public Library
May 10-12, 2019
119 minutes

The Public is about downtown Cincinnati librarians Stuart Goodson (Emilio Estevez) and Myra (Jena Malone) who see their regular winter day shaken up when homeless patrons decide to take shelter in their library for the night. What starts as a peaceful sit-in quickly escalates into a face-off with the police and the media.

Fri 10 May, 6:00pm
Fri 10 May, 8:25pm
Sat 11 May, 6:00pm
Sat 11 May, 8:25pm
Sun 12 May, 2:00pm*
Sun 12 May, 6:00pm

**The Sunday matinee will feature OPEN CAPTIONS (We hope. Not 100% sure yet.)

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.)
Second Friday Coffee (Half) Hour with MSB
Friday, May 10 at 8am
Join Main Street Bucksport, downtown business owners, employees, and residents at 2nd Friday coffee (half) hour. The coffee is on Bangor Savings Bank (thank YOU!)

We meet monthly to share news and get to know one another. There is no set agenda and since many of us have businesses to open, we only ask for a 30 minute commitnment of your time. 
Unique Rock Shop Opens for the Season!
🌟Our First day open to shop is This Friday!!!🌟First day of the season open is May 10 (Friday) at 10:30am! Also we are open all Weekend, May 11 (Saturday), and May 12 (Sunday)!

The shop will be open every Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday from now until the end of October!

Come check out ALL the new inventory we have this year!!!Many NEW rocks and lots of NEW jewelry!!!!
Upcoming Events at Lighthouse Arts & Education
Mother's Day Chocolate Afternoon
Saturday, May 11
2:00PM to 4:00PM
86 Main Street, Bucksport

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

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.
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.
FREE Film Showing of "Bag it" at BUMC
FREE FILM: The Citizens Initiative to Reduce Plastics is showing the documentary “bag it/ is your life too plastic” on Tuesday, May 14th, 7:00 pm , at the Bucksport United Methodist Church, 3 River Road. The public is invited to view this touching and often amusing film about plastic pollution.
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!
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. 
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
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!
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
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
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 
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
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
1. There’s no business like your business; IRS supports Small Business Week

For more than 50 years the Small Business Association’s National Small Business Week recognizes the important contributions of the nation’s many entrepreneurs.

The 2019 SBW runs May 5 – May 11. During the week the IRS will provide the latest updates and information of interest to small businesses through various channels. Key topics will include:

  • Withholding taxes,
  • Data security tips,
  • Estimated tax payments,
  • Business credits and deductions,
  • Depreciation and expensing, and
  • Tax implications of the sharing economy.
More information to come in next week’s special Small Business Week edition of the e-News for Small Business newsletter.

2. How the sharing economy might affect your business taxes

From renting spare rooms and vacation homes to car rides or using a bike … name a service and it’s probably available through the sharing economy.

Business owners and other taxpayers who participate in the sharing economy can find helpful resources in the IRS Sharing Economy Tax Center on It helps taxpayers understand how this activity affects their taxes. It also gives these taxpayers information to help them meet their tax obligations.

3. Know how to report cash payments

Business owners often receive cash payments for goods or services. If, in a 12-month period, you receive more than $10,000 in cash from one buyer as a result of a transaction in your trade or business, you must report it to the IRS and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN). You report it on Form 8300, Report of Cash Payments Over $10,000 Received in a Trade or Business.

For more information, see the recent IRS Tax Tip, Here’s what people should know about reporting cash payments.
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.
Healthy Acadia News

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. 

Diabetes Prevention Program Earns CDC Full Recognition

Healthy Acadia is thrilled to announce that its Diabetes Prevention Program has earned CDC Full Recognition (effective through 01/31/2021). This designation is reserved for programs that have effectively delivered a quality, evidence-based program that meets all of the standards for CDC recognition. The sustained success of Healthy Acadia’s Diabetes Prevention and Lifestyle Change Program is making an invaluable contribution to the prevention of type 2 diabetes, both in our communities and as part of the National Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). 

Summer Teen Ag Program Offered

Are you a teen, or the parent or caregiver of a teen who is interested in food, wants to grow a garden or learn how to cook? Teens ages 13-18 who have a passion for healthy food, a spirit of giving back to their community, and a belief that all people deserve access to healthy food are invited to sign up for the Summer 2019 Teen Agriculture Program 
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. 
We're Hiring!...
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.
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
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