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BBACC Connects
November 1, 2018
Last Week's poll results: The majority of our readers said you DO respond to our surveys, that's good news.

Do you plan on attending the DownEast Acadia Regional Tourism Symposium & Awards Luncheon this year?
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.

Please remember to always share your news with us by emailing  office@bucksportbaychamber.com .
Tozier's Turkey Quest 2018
What does it cost?
Entry fee $4.00 a person or $2.00 a person with a toiletry donation for the Bucksport community Concerns pantry or Pet Supplies for the Bucksport Animal Shelter. We will also be collecting for the Mile’s Lane Friday Food Program - helping keep kids fed over the weekends

What are we racing for? 
Like a traditional scavenger hunt, you’ll meet at the beginning, split into teams and compete against each other. There are hidden 6 Turkey Idols, all within 30 minutes of Bucksport. Teams receive a clue sheet at the start of the race. Each clue will lead you to an idol or other challenge. As teams complete each challenge, which may have them find cool things, solve riddles, take goofy photos and more, they’ll upload their pictures to the Tozier’s Turkey Trek event page on facebook. If done correctly, each time your team will earn a point towards the grand prize. The teams that retrieve the Idols, complete the Idol Picture Challenges and bring them back to the chamber will be awarded a frozen turkey Certificate (Thanks to Tozier’s Family Markets). Limit one TURKEY idol per team.

I want in! When and where do I need to be?
The race officially begins at 12 PM, November 18, 2018 so please arrive at the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce office, 54 Main Street, Bucksport at 11 AM. There will be a check-in desk to pay your entry fee and receive your team bibs. Clues will be handed out to the team captains right before the race begins. You only have two hours to complete your quest! Teams will be disqualified if they have not returned to the chamber by 2:00pm.

For more information contact the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, 207.469.6818 or email office@bucksportbaychamber.com Visit our Facebook page to follow the event .
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
Happy Anniversary to our Members
Private Home Care, Inc.
Private Home Care, Inc. is a personal care agency serving in-home clients in the Belfast, Maine and surrounding areas. Our services address health, safety and nutrition needs, as well as individual aspects of care such as personal interests and activities. 

Senior Center Meals & Activities

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
November 2-4, 2018
11 minutes

"This is the firebrand Colette that Knightley plays with every fiber of her being. She's something to see."
Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
After marrying a successful Parisian writer known commonly as "Willy" (Dominic West), Sidonie-Gabrielle Colette (Keira Knightley) is transplanted from her childhood home in rural France to the intellectual and artistic splendor of Paris. Soon after, Willy convinces Colette to ghostwrite for him. She pens a semi-autobiographical novel about a witty and brazen country girl named Claudine, sparking a bestseller and a cultural sensation. After its success, Colette and Willy become the talk of Paris and their adventures inspire additional Claudine novels. Colette's fight over creative ownership defies gender roles and drives her to overcome societal constraints, revolutionizing literature, fashion and sexual expression. 
Directed by Wash Westmoreland and written by Wash Westmoreland, Richard Glatzer, Rebecca Lenkiewicz.

Fri 02 Nov, 6:00pm
Fri 02 Nov, 8:20pm
Sat 03 Nov, 6:00pm
Sat 03 Nov, 8:20pm
Sun 04 Nov, 2:00pm*
Sun 04 Nov, 6:00pm

*The Sunday matinees will feature OPEN CAPTIONS

General Admission $8
Students/Seniors $7
Members $5
The Buck Does Not Stop Here
Monday, November 5 at 6pm

Part Two of a speakers series, brought to you by Main Street Bucksport. The series features six Bucksport High School alumni who are doing innovative and creative work here in Maine and throughout the world. During the day, the featured speakers will meet with current Bucksport High School students. In the evening, there will be a public presentation at the Alamo Theatre. Each speaker will present a short presentation about their work followed by a moderated panel discussion where we will explore how our community contributed to their success, the value of occasional failure, and discuss ideas for Bucksport as we continue with our transition from a paper making town to whatever the future holds. There will be a reception in the lobby of the theatre following each event. Light refreshments will be served and there will be a cash bar. 

The evening events are free and open to the public. The Buck (Does Not) Stop Here is made possible by a generous grant from the Hancock County Fund of the Maine Community Foundation. 

The first event took place on Monday, October 15 and featured Amy Dresser, Casey A. Maguire and Gabe Souza.

This event will feature the following speakers:
Melissa Osborne, Tony Sohns, & Ryan Pickoski.

For more information contact Main Street Bucksport, 207.479.3933 or email mainstreetbucksport@gmail.com
Wilson Museum November Activities
As if there aren't enough reasons to get out and vote, Castine Woman's Club is adding one more - PIES! 

On Monday, November 5 the Woman's Club will be baking pies at the Wilson Museum's Hutchins Education Center from 1 to 4 p.m. Plan to lend a hand because many hands make light work with recipes and stories shared. The camaraderie and aroma will be priceless! 

Whole pies, as well as slices, will be sold at Emerson Hall on Election Day, November 6, from 9 a.m. to noon to benefit Castine Woman's Club scholarships and community programs. For more information contact Val Taub a t 326-8450 or valtaub@aol.com.   
Friday, November 9 (10 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
Home & Away: Monthly Homeschool Program  
The Wilson Museum will host the Castine Garden Club for its November 13 meeting from 10 a.m. to noon in the Hutchins Education Center. The meeting will feature a talk by Kathy Eaton on How to Sharpen and Store Garden Tools. The Garden Club welcomes new members.
Town to Host Public Presentation of Final A.D.A.P.T. Plan for Former Mill Site
The Town and its partners are set to unveil a community-driven redevelopment
plan for the former paper mill property at a public presentation and reception on Wednesday, November 7th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Bucksport Middle School Performing Arts Center.

The A.D.A.P.T. Plan (AIM Development Action Plan for Tomorrow) presents a redevelopment “Master Plan” for the former mill property and other nearby properties owned by American Iron & Metal (AIM), which purchased the site in 2015. The redeveloped site is expected to serve as a catalyst for local and regional economic growth. The plan presents recommendations for integrating redevelopment with the community and generating positive economic and other community benefits. The plan was guided by a
local advisory committee and is based largely on community input collected from two public open house events and an online survey.

In the midst of the 16-month planning process, Whole Oceans announced a major development project for a large portion of the plan study area. The development, expected to begin construction in 2019, includes a state-of-the-art land-based aquaculture facility that will raise salmon in indoor tanks. The
project is anticipated to be an anchor for the redevelopment of the area and the plan presents economic development strategies for the town and region to build off of the emerging land-based aquaculture industry.

The plan was prepared as a partnership between the Town of Bucksport, AIM, U.S. EPA, Maine DEP, and the Eastern Maine Development Corporation (EMDC). EMDC received a planning grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) through the agency’s Brownfields Area-Wide Planning Program. A team of consultants, led by Elan Planning and Design of Saratoga Springs, NY, assisted the town in creating the plan.

More information about the project is available at www.adaptbucksport.com and
Healthy Acadia to Offer Recovery Coach Academy
Ellsworth. Healthy Acadia is thrilled to offer a 30-hour Connecticut Community for Addiction (CCAR) Recovery Coach Academy, a training session for those interested in serving as peer-to-peer coaches for those seeking recovery from substance use, as a four-day course at the Ramada Ellsworth. Classes will meet from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm each day November 6-9, 2018.

Recovery coaches are individuals who may be in recovery, a friend or family member of someone in recovery, or a recovery ally. This training will provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to guide and mentor others through their own recovery process.

Participants will:
Explore Recovery Coach role and functions;
Review the components, core values & guiding principles of recovery;
Build skills to enhance relationships;
Explore many dimensions of recovery & recovery coaching;
Discover attitudes about self-disclosure & sharing your story;
Understand the stages of recovery;
Explore ethical and boundary issues;
Experience recovery wellness planning.

For more information about recovery coaching and the CCAR model visit www.ccar.us/#training

Registration and payment are required in advance. This course is primarily to residents of Hancock and Washington counties, with a tuition fee of $100. The course fee includes the workbook and a light breakfast every day. 

If you are interested in attending and are from outside Hancock and Washington counties (or if you are interested in hosting a similar training in your community) please call for more information. 30 CEU’s are available for full course completion. A limited number of financial scholarships are available upon request, and we encourage you to call for more details.

If you are interested in promoting recovery by removing barriers and obstacles to recovery and serving as a personal guide and mentor for others seeking or already in recovery, this training is for you! 

ADVANCE REGISTRATION REQUIRED. Register online here or please contact Denise at denise@healthyacadia.org or Terri at terri@healthyacadia.org or call 667-7171.
Chamber Members Hiring...
Penobscot Home Performance is hiring!
Penobscot Home Performance is looking to bring on a Weatherization Technician and a Weatherization Crew lead.

They offer starting pay of $18 to $25 per hour, 2 weeks paid vacation, holiday pay, profit sharing, and a retirement package not to mention a fun and varied work environment.

Do you want to help make a real difference on a local and global scale? Give us a call at 469.6100, email Matt Damon, or message them on Facebook.

Bucksport Regional Health Center is Hiring!
Consider joining a team of healthcare professionals providing quality services to a broad community.

Contact Details
110 Broadway
Bucksport, Maine 04416
Phone: 207-469-7371
Freshwater Stone is Hiring!
The success of Freshwater Stone depends on the men and women who come to work here every day. Our commitment towards our crew grows from an appreciation of their dedicated craftsmanship and exceptional work ethic.

To work at Freshwater Stone means to share our core values of hard work, family and health. To support these values, we offer a social, yet challenging health and fitness program that is free to all Freshwater Stone employees, as well as their families. We also have a safety and regulatory professional who is available every day.

Positions currently available at Freshwater Stone:

Construction Department:
  • Stone Mason’s Tender
  • Class A Truck Driver with Crane Certification

Fabrication Department:
  • Interior Stone Fabricator
  • Interior Stone Templater/Installer
  • CAD Draftsman/Installer

Architectural Stone Department:
  • Saw Operator
  • Laborer

Facilities Maintenance:
  • Facilities Assistant

IRS News
Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: A comparison for businesses

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) changed deductions, depreciation, expensing, tax credits and other tax items affecting businesses. This side-by-side comparison can help businesses understand the changes and plan accordingly.

Some provisions of the TCJA affecting individual taxpayers can also affect business taxes. Businesses and self-employed individuals should review tax reform changes for individuals and determine if and how these provisions may concern their business situation.

Visit I RS.gov/taxreform regularly for tax reform updates. Businesses can find details and the latest resources at Tax Reform Provisions that Affect Businesses.
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 info@bethwrightcancercenter.org. You can find us at 23 Commerce Park in Ellsworth. Drop-in any time.

4 - 5 p.m.
Gentle, healing hatha
Mats and props provided.
Everyone welcome.
No cost.

Mary Cline has been filling in for me at the Beth Wright Center, and she will continue to teach a Thursday afternoon class (1-2pm) for a few more weeks. Call the Center at 207-664-0339 with any questions about yoga at Beth Wright.
DownEast Acadia's 4th Annual Tourism Symposium & Awards Luncheon
Join DownEast Acadia Regional Tourism for our 4th Annual Tourism Symposium and Awards Luncheon! REGISTER HERE
Thursday, November 8, 2018 • day-long Symposium begins at 8:30 AM, Pellon Center, 90 Main Street, Machias. 
Network with others in the tourism industry, sample local products, hear news and ideas from top professionals, and celebrate the region’s tourism movers and shakers.

This year’s event will be held in downtown Machias at the Pellon Center. Discover local businesses new and old, explore downtown rivers and parks, and gain inspiration from the energy of this dynamic community.

Our event speakers represent the diversity of tourism and economic development projects significant to the Machias Bay Area - balsam, wild blueberries, and bicycling, with a bit of history in the mix!

We’ll hear from from:
  • Karen Worcester - Worcester Wreath, Wreaths Across America, and the Balsam Valley Amphitheater.
  • Lily Calderwood - Extension Wild Blueberry Specialist, University of Maine
  • Kristine Keeney - New England Coordinator, East Coast Greenway
  • Lydia Horne - UMO Student, researcher of Climate Change and Tourism
  • Maine Tourism Association - on tourism-related legislation and advocacy
  • Abby Pond, Charlotte County Regional Tourism (New Brunswick, Canada)

PLAN TO STAY OVERNIGHT AND ENJOY THE MACHIAS BAY AREA...book your room now (see MachiasChamber.org or AirBnB.com for lodging).

November 7th Actities include:
  • Visitor Information Center networking session (2-5pm)
  • Wine Tasting at the French Cellar
  • Artist Reception at Expressions Gallery and Gift Shop
  • Open Mic and Karaoke at Machias River Brewing Company/Skywalker's Bar and Grill
  • Performance (TBA) at University of Maine, Machias

For more information on the Symposium, contact: Megan Moshier, DownEast Acadia Regional Tourism and Schoodic Institute – mmoshier@schoodicinstitute.org or 207-288-1310 OR
Crystal Hitchings, DownEast Acadia Regional Tourism - chitchings@wccog.net or 207-546-3600.
CPR & AED Certification Course Provided by Private Home Care, Inc.
Sign up today! Friday, November 9, 2018 8am to Noon or 1pm to 5pm
Cost of this class is $40

With more than 350,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests occurring in the United States annually, bystanders are the key to increasing survival rates! This course will teach you how to respond to emergencies that happen at work, at home and in your community.

Through lecture, videos and hands-on practice, you will be able to respond confidently to emergency situations. Skills and topics include:
  • adult CPR
  • child* and infant* CPR
  • Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Use and Safety*
  • Adult and Child Choking
  • Infant* Choking
  • and many more!
*optional topic
Orland Community Center November Calendar

So much is offered at the Orland Community Center. Take advantage of all the great classes and activities going on this month.
  • Zumba
  • Adult Pickleball
  • Cycling
  • Yoga
  • Body Bootcamp
  • 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
Bucksport Church of God Planning a Craft Fair
Hey for those who like to shop early for Christmas gifts Bucksport Church of God located on 94 Race Course Rd Bucksport Me. is having an Arts and Crafts Fair Nov. 10th , 9a.m-3p.m. It is never too early to shop for the right gift for that special someone!
For more information please contact Sybille Norris by emailing 1rev_rn.syb@live.com
Getting Paid to Talk: An Introduction to Voice Over Acting
Have you ever been told you have a great voice? Whether you're looking for a new career or just interested in making some extra money on the side, this workshop gives you a fun, realistic behind-the-scenes look at the voice-over industry. From audiobooks to training material, cartoons, documentaries, commercials and more, you'll learn the ins and outs of this growing field and how to avoid the common mistakes made by newcomers. Hear what a professional voice demo sounds like, discover which vocal types are most in-demand and record a short script under the direction of your instructor.

The next RSU 22 Adult Education class will be held on Wednesday, November 28th from 6:30-9 @ My Thrill Studio located at 46 Blueberry Hill Rd. in Winterport. If interested, one may register online HERE , or call the adult ed office @ 862-6422.
Bucksport YMCA's 2nd Annual Craft Fair
November 24, 2018 9am to 3pm
66 Bridge st Bucksport @ the Jewett school
Spaces are full at this time, come out and support local crafters and get something special for your friends and family.
Please Join Us for a Benefit Evening for Daniel Watt
December 7, 2018 
Orland Community Center
6-8 pm

Dan was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer in September of 2018. He grew up on Verona Island and has lived in the area all his life.
He has been a local business owner for the last 17 years and member of the Bucksport Chamber of Commerce.

Suggested Donation for entry: $5 per adult and $3 per child (under the age of 3 are free)
Entry includes:
  • Spaghetti dinner, non-alcoholic beverages (BYOB allowed) and dessert as well as 5 tickets for our raffle items. Additional raffle tickets may be purchased at $1 each or $10 for an arm’s length.
  • Music by Big K’s Entertainment Service featuring DJ Kevin Megno
  • Silent Auction with some fantastic items including:
  • Hampton Inn gift certificate *PENSOTTI oil fired boiler
  • Disc Golf Certificates *Michael Kors purse
  • Oakley and Ran Ban Sunglasses
  • Nail Salon gift certificate
  • And so much more!
Shutter Images Photography and Framing merchandise will be available for sale, just in time for the holiday season!
Cash and Checks will be accepted, Sorry no Credit or Debit Cards
For more information, to volunteer or donate to our event, please email Tammy Arrico at mainelyeyes@aol.com
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