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BBACC Connects
October 11, 2018
Last Week's poll results: The majority of our readers said their favorite part of Ghostport is Shopping the Vendors & Main Street Businesses

Are you interested in volunteering for Ghostport on October 20?
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.

Please remember to always share your news with us by emailing  office@bucksportbaychamber.com .
Ghostport October 20
10am to 10pm
The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to HAUNT Ghostport with us!  OCTOBER 20th 10 AM to 10 PM in Bucksport  ACTIVITIES ALL DAY AND INTO THE NIGHT

Get your costumes ready to march down Main Street at 10 AM, You might be NABBED by a Ghostport Ghoul Celebrating our 10th year with more NABS than ever 

*Please note: There will be no fireworks this year

LEARN MORE at www.ghostportme.com or find us on Facebook 
Fright at the Fort
October 13th, 19th, 20th, 26th & 27th
5:30pm - 9pm
Please arrive by 8:30pm

$10 Adults
$5 for 12 and under
$13 Adults
$7 for 12 and under

This year's Fright at the Fort theme features stories from Stephen King held in a Civil War era Fort on the Penobscot across from Bucksport. This is the 19th annual "haunted house" Friends of Fort Knox fundraiser toward conservation, preservation, restoration and operations of the original Fort Knox. Experience the most terrifying frights and scariest sights from the mind of the master himself as you wind your way among the darkest corridors and deepest recesses of the century and a half old stronghold.
Register your Trunk for Ghostport Today!
Still a Few Spots Available
SATURDAY OCT. 20, 2018
from 2:30-4 pm in the Bucksport Marina Parking Lot

All individuals, organizations, and local businesses are invited to decorate your trunk and hand out candy for Ghostport’s Trunk or Treat event sponsored by RSU 25 Adult & Community Education. 

It’s a fun, safe place for kids to do their trick or treating while enjoying their day in costume downtown Bucksport and
having fun! The kids get to choose who the best decorated trunk is.

To register your trunk today you may contact RSU 25 Adult & Community Education, Kathy Pelletier adulted@rsu25.org , or 469.2129
Winner Winner 7 Dinners on sale NOW!
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
Bucksport Regional Health Center Offers Flu Shots
BRHC is holding three clinics so you can get your flu shot. The CDC reports that a flu shot is the best defense against the flu. An appointment is required.

Friday, OCT 12
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Monday, OCT 15
1:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Set up your appointment today by calling 469.7371
Senior Center Meals & Activities

Mondays:
Aerobics 8-9am 
Knitting and Crocheting 9:30-11am
Skip-Bo Cards 9:30-11am 
"3-13" Cards 12:30-2pm
Poker & Hand and Foot Cards 5:30-9pm
Bridge Games - 6:30pm (not during the summer months)

Tuesdays:
Evening Bingo 5:45-8pm
Day Quilters - 1st Tuesday 9am to 3pm

Wednesdays:
Aerobics 8-9am 
Skip-Bo Cards 9:30-11am
Scrabble 12:15-2pm

Thursdays:
Bridge 12:30-4pm
Poker & Scat/31 Cards 5:30-9pm

Fridays:
Aerobics 8-9am 
Skip-Bo Cards 10-11am
Playing at the Alamo
"Blaze"
October 12-14, 2018
biography/drama/music
129 minutes
R

BLAZE is inspired by the life of Blaze Foley, the unsung songwriting legend of the Texas outlaw music movement that spawned the likes of Merle Haggard and Willie Nelson. The film weaves together three different periods of time, braiding re-imagined versions of Blaze's past, present and future. The different strands explore his love affair with Sybil Rosen; his last, dark night on earth; and the impact of his songs and his death had on his fans, friends, and foes. The braided storyline terminates in a bittersweet ending that acknowledges Blaze's profound highs and lows, as well as the impressions he made on the people who shared his journey. 

Fri 12 Oct, 6:00pm
Fri 12 Oct, 8:30pm
Sat 13 Oct, 6:00pm
Sat 13 Oct, 8:30pm
Sun 14 Oct, 2:00pm*
Sun 14 Oct, 6:00pm

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

*The Sunday matinees will feature OPEN CAPTIONS
Give the gift of buying local with Buoy Local
The Bridge Church is Collecting Coats
The Bridge Church is collecting winter-wear this season to give away to anyone needing a coat for the winter. You can drop off your donations at the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce or The Lighthouse Arts Center!
Call to Artists and Artisans
Looking for an opportunity to market your art and artisan crafts? The Lighthouse Arts Center in Bucksport is opening their second floor gallery space to artists for retail sales. The space is full of light, newly remodeled, with gorgeous views of the waterfront, the Penobscot Narrows Bridge and Fort Knox. Artists will pay a monthly rent, plus a percentage of all sales. You set up and maintain your displays, including labeling and pricing your work, and we handle the sales: including credit cards, packing and general marketing. This is a great way for you to enter the marketplace at low cost while taking advantage of the benefits of a growing business. For more information about the Lighthouse, go to www.LighthouseArtsCenter.com, or call 207-702-9135.  For more details about this offer, contact Kathy James at 207-469-7340 or email Kathy@LighthouseArtsCenter.com.
Chamber Members Hiring...
Lighthouse Arts Center is hiring!

The Gallery Associate’s main job duty is to ensure a pleasant and satisfying experience for our gallery customers, and promoting all Lighthouse activities. The Gallery Associate is the customers’ primary point of contact so you need to be knowledgeable about our artists, art supplies, and all the events, classes, and workshops happening here, as well as having a pleasant and cheerful personality.

The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday, year-round. Hours will vary depending on the season ranging 15 to 30 hours per week. Pay is hourly: $11 - $13 depending on experience.

for a full description please click here
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

PCT Communications
US Cellular Customer Appreciation Days
Thursday through Sunday
October 11-14
Stop by PCT Communications in Bucksport
at 124 US Route 1 for a huge customer appreciation sale.
Harvest Supper at Sandy Point Community Club
Sandy Point Community Club will be having a Harvest Supper on Saturday, October 13th with the first seating at 5:30 and the second at 6:15 pm.

Come, join your family and friends to celebrate the Fall with a luscious supper of roasted turkey, baked ham, gravy, mashed potatoes, fresh local farm vegetables, dinner rolls, beverages and wonderful homemade pies.

Suggested donation: Adults $10.00 and Children under 12, $5.00. The Community Club is located at 684 Route 1, Stockton Springs, ME. FYI call 323-7900.
IRS News
1. New credit benefits employers who provide paid family and medical leave

Eligible employers who provide paid family and medical leave to their employees during tax years 2018 and 2019 might qualify for a new business tax credit. This new employer credit for family and medical leave is part of tax reform legislation passed in December 2017. To be eligible, an employer must:

  • Have a written policy that meets several requirements, as detailed in Notice 2018-71.
  • Provide:
  • At least two weeks of paid family and medical leave to full-time employees.
  • A prorated amount of paid leave for part-time employees.
  • Pay for leave that is at least 50 percent of the wages normally paid to that employee.
For more information:


2. IRS business-related webinars now archived and available for viewing

The following IRS web conferences are now archived and available for viewing on IRS.gov:

This webinar originally aired June 14, 2018. The full transcript is provided with closed captioning and the PowerPoint presentation is posted for downloading under the “Slides PDF” link.

For more information on Virtual Currency, visit IRS.gov:

This webinar originally aired June 14, 2018. The full transcript is provided with closed captioning and the PowerPoint presentation is posted for downloading under the “Slides PDF” link.

To view other archived webinars, please visit: IRS Video Portal and select the All Webinars link at the bottom of the page.

3. Employers: Don’t be fooled by latest W-2 Form email scam

The IRS has introduced a video warning employers to be on the alert for a dangerous W-2 Form email scam. Find out how identity thieves are using email to impersonate your company’s executives to steal your workers’ W-2 forms.
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.

Tuesdays
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.
BUMC Breakfast Buffet
The Bucksport United Methodist Church, at 71 Franklin Street, Bucksport, will host a Public Breakfast Buffet on Saturday, October 13th, from 6:30 a.m. until 9:30 a.m.

This All-You-Care-To-Eat meal features many delicious entrees, beverages and homemade baked goods. The cost is $8 for adults, $4 for children, and $25 for a family of four or more. 

For more information, please call the church office at 469-3622 or Ed Petravicz at 469-9979.

Saturday October 27th the Breakfast Buffet proceeds will benefit the Fuel Fund. 
Nautical Scribe Books is NOW OPEN
Chamber Member, Nautical Scribe Books is now open! Located at 247 US Route 1 in Searsport. The coffee bar has coffee, tea, espresso drinks. They also have scones and cookies from Wooden Spoon Bakery and dipping biscotti from Alamo's Italian Bakey.

The current hours are:
Monday: CLOSED
Tuesday: 11am to 5pm
Wednesday: 11am to 5pm
Thursday: 9am to 5pm
Friday: 9am to 5pm
Saturday: 9am to 5pm
Sunday: CLOSED

Also open other days and times when the OPEN flag is flying.

The Buck (Does Not) Stop Here
Main Street Bucksport is proud to announce an upcoming speakers series, The Buck (Does Not) Stop Here. 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 takes place on Monday, October 15 at 6pm at the Alamo Theatre and will feature the following speakers: 
  • Amy Dresser
  • Casey A. Maguire, PhD
  • Gabe Souza 
The second event will take place on Monday, November 5 at 6pm at the Alamo Theatre and will feature the following speakers: 
  • Melissa Osborne
  • Tony Sohns
  • Ryan Pickoski

Join Downeast SCORE a workshop on: Internet Marketing and Your Business
The internet can feel like both the best and worst thing that's happened to your business. If you need some tips to manage it
all, this workshop is for you!
  • How to make sure your Facebook updates are seen
  • How to spend less money and get better results on paid ads
  • Time saving tips for social media and email management
  • Making your business more visible online
We'll leave lots of time for your questions too so be prepared for a dynamic, interactive presentation that will help you grow your
business with internet marketing.
Presented by: Nicole Ouellette of Breaking Even Communications, Bar Harbor
When: Thursday, October 18, 2018
Time: Workshop: 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Registration starts @ 8:30 AM
Where: SCORE office behind the Mill Mall in Ellsworth on Rt. 1A
To Register:
Cost: $10.00
Please register in advance by phoning 207-667-5800. For any questions, call or e-mail
us at scoredowneastmaine@myfairpoint.net.
Yoga with Naomi's Candlelight Restorative Yoga
Come join me for the gentle, cozy, healing experience of restorative yoga in the tranquil, grounding and uplifting setting of the River Studio at Yoga DownEast in Orland Village. 

You can register using your smartphone and the free MINDBODY app. Or you can see Krista (at Yoga DownEast) or Naomi before or after any of their classes, or get in touch to make other arrangements. Checks should be made to Yoga DownEast. Questions? Contact Naomi at 207-370-9589 or yoganaomi@gmail.com.

Cancer patients, survivors, and their caregivers receive 50% off their tuition, thanks to support from the Beth C. Wright Cancer Resource Center in Ellsworth. Contact Naomi for more details.
Wilson Museum Events
Friday, October 12 (10 a.m. - 1 p.m.) 
Home & Away: Monthly Homeschool Program 

If you are a homeschool family looking to bolster your sessions and make new connections, the Wilson Museum is hosting a monthly program just for you. From tours of the Perkins House and the Museum's main hall encompassing a world-wide collection, local history, hands-on activities, and an inspiring setting in the Hutchins Education Center, the Wilson Museum has a lot to offer. 

Our homeschool sessions are scheduled for the second Friday of every month, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning October 12. The initial session will have two parts: one part for "in-the-classroom" Maine History (structured into groups for varying learning levels) and one part for a local field trip. The two sections will be separated by a break for lunch. Pack a lunch and the Wilson Museum will top it off with a sweet treat and cider. All ages are welcome.

We are excited for our kick-off session on October 12! If you plan to attend this homeschooling program, please help us best serve you by calling 207-326-9247 or emailing info@wilsonmuseum.org. Please feel free to share the information on this free program with other homeschool families.

For more information on the education programs offered through the Wilson Museum, click HERE.
 
Friday, November 9 (10 a.m. - 1 p.m.)
 
Tuesday, November 13 (10 a.m. - noon)
How to Sharpen and Store Garden Tools, Kathy Eaton  
Castine Garden Club meeting 
Lucy: An Experiential Art and Music Adventure
Join us in experiencing the arts on Thursday, October 18th , from 6-7PM at the Alamo Theatre in Bucksport, ME. This special exhibit and show will be an experiential art and music adventure, showcasing many local artists and musicians. Included in the ticket price is light refreshments and hors d'oervres. 

***Meet the Artists after the show! From 7-8PM, we will be celebrating with desserts at the Lighthouse Arts Center. ***

Tickets are $15 in advance, and $18 at the door. Tickets are available at the Lighthouse Arts Center and Bookstacks in Bucksport, ME. 

Profts will assist LAC Art Scholarship and Waldo County Technical Center Music Scholarship Funds.
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
207.322.3949

RESPOND CONFIDENTLY DURING AN EMERGENCY
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.

WHAT TO EXPECT
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
Weekly Poll
Are you interested in volunteering for Ghostport on October 20
Yes! I would love to. I will be in touch!
I am already signed up!
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