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BBACC Connects
October 4, 2018
Last Week's poll results: The majority of our readers said they hadn't gone apple picking yet. You're running out of time!

What's your favorite part about Ghostport?
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.

Please remember to always share your news with us by emailing  office@bucksportbaychamber.com .
Ghostport in 2 weeks!
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 
  • Let your Lil Goblin create something at Lighthouse Arts Center
  • Have Brunch with the Witches and support the local PTO
  • Shop Spirited vendors on the waterfront that all have something spooky to share with you. Last chance at fair food until next season!
  • Get Ice cream at the Wahl's Scary Port one last time before spring!
  • Pull the rope on our Trebuchet to hurl a pumpkin into the Penobscot
  • Take your little one to a "just scary enough" movie for free at 4:30PM
  • HURRY and build your coffin for Jonathan Buck's Race to the grave. Teams of 5 (4 pall bearers and 1 Corpse) drag race down Main street. Best time wins! Register your coffin online at ghostportme.com
  • Decorate your car and participate in Trunk or Treat at the Marina. Contact RSU 25 Adult Education to be included
  • BookStacks host spooky story time 
  • Carve your best pumpkin and enter to win prizes at the Local Variety 
  • Monster Mash at the Thriller Night Dance under the big tent and support Bucksport Y
  • take the shuttle bus over to Fright at the Fort
  • Plan on attending "Unearthed & Untold: The Path to Pet Sematary," includes Q & A with the director, at the Alamo Theatre
  • Flex your trivia muscle at Verona Wine and Design's Horror Movie Trivia Night (seating is limited) 
  • 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!
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
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Bucksport Garden Club Plant & Bake Sale
Community Apple Cider Pressing
Saturday, October 6
11am to 1pm
Bucksport Waterfront Walkway

Join Main Street Bucksport at a community apple cider pressing. Bring your own apples and jugs if you have them or use some of ours. This event is offered free and is open to the public, donations to help offset costs are most welcome.
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.

Wednesday, OCT 10
8:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

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)

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

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

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

Aerobics 8-9am 
Skip-Bo Cards 10-11am
Playing at the Alamo
"The Wife"
October 5-7, 2018
100 minutes

Secrets lie between the lines...
Behind any great man, there's always a greater woman. Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambition to support her charismatic, philandering husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his brilliant literary career. Their faithful pact reaches breaking point on the eve of his being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. THE WIFE is an emotional journey of self-discovery and liberation.

Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons

Fri 21 Sept, 6:00pm
Fri 21 Sept, 8:10pm
Sat 22 Sept, 6:00pm
Sat 22 Sept, 8:10pm
Sun 23 Sept, 2:00pm*
Sun 23 Sept, 6:00pm

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

*The Sunday matinees will feature OPEN CAPTIONS
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!
Congratulations Smart DataMap Services!
In the process of DataMapping another local area business, Smart DataMap Services was awarded “Expert” Classification by Waze.

Waze is a popular GPS Navigation tool used by over 100 million monthly active users on both Apple and Android Smart Devices providing business location and information.

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.
Universities Publish Maine Employer Hiring Guide
Maine’s Public Universities published a Maine Employer Hiring Guide as part of its ongoing response to the state’s workforce crisis. The guide includes referrals and resources that Maine employers can use to connect with professionally prepared, job-seeking students or candidates for internships. Approximately 32,000 students attend a University of Maine System institution over the course of an academic year.

The availability of professional workers, skilled technical workers, and entry-level workers are three-of-the-top-five issues business leaders say Maine and its elected officials must address according to the 2018 Making Maine Work Report. The report suggests Maine economic growth lags the nation’s because of the state’s demography and a labor force shortage that is putting a lid on potential job, income, and economic growth.
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

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.

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.
Purple Fleece Has BIG News!
In the 16 years that Purple Fleece has been open, I’ve learned that things change. Well, it’s official; the physical store will be closing in the next few months. There’s no need to panic however. The hand dyeing part of Purple Fleece will continue full force and on-line at http://www.PurpleFleece.com and so will the Roving of the Month Club subscriptions ( http://www.PurpleFleece.com/Clubs.html). I hope you'll continue to visit me there.

The website has been updated to reflect the coming changes. I'll continue to tweak and add new colorways to our yarns and roving.

I appreciate all of the special people I’ve gotten to know over the years who have come through the door of the shop. I want you to know you've enriched my life and I will miss you. 
Now for the knitty-gritty of closing... 

Beginning Saturday, September 8th, everything will be on sale at 20% off marked prices (except for 1 spinning wheel and 1 floor loom which are already marked w-a-y down). Every 2 weeks we'll increase the discount by 5%. That means that the longer you wait, the higher the discount but choices will be more limited as items sell. Everything must go! 
One more thing to note...
Purple Fleece will be closed Wednesday, October 24th through Tuesday, November 6th.
Be sure and check out the Deals & Steals page
for some spectacular bargains.
Lighthouse Arts Center Upcoming Events...
Saturday, October 6 at 1PM

This workshop will focus on the art of Vincent Van Gogh but is will not be a lecture workshop.

It will be a “hands on” drawing workshop as we investigate Van Gogh’s artistic style through his use of line, color, and perspective. Working in black and white, we’ll be exploring his journaling creations as we make our very own journaling pages complete with writing and visual expression. By the end of the workshop, we will have completed drawings using Van Gogh as our artistic muse but also mixing it up a bit with injection of color.

Please bring a special poem or literary piece you enjoy to incorporate into our work. All supplies will be provided. If you are a fan of Van Gogh or just want to learn more about the man and his art, then this workshop is for you.

Ages: 13 and older
Instructor: Sandi Cirillo
Cost: $45 includes all supplies.

Registration deadline is October 4 by noon. If you want to sign up after this date please call to see if there are seats still available. 
Payment for the class needs to be made by the registration deadline. This allow teacher enough time to prepare.

Wednesday, October 12 at 12PM

Thursday, October 18 at 6PM
The Alamo Theatre
Bucksport, ME
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. 

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.
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.
BUMC Service Time Changes and Updates
The Bucksport United Methodist church on Franklin Street in Bucksport will be moving its Wednesday evening Bible Teaching service to Sunday evenings at 6:00p.m. starting October 14th. This is a service focused on learning the scriptures and applying them to daily life. It is open to anyone wishing to learn more about the Bible and is conducted in an informal manner with time for prayer and discussion. Themed musical nights will also be held and pot luck dinners will be done at special times for the Sunday evening service. 

Also changed, the church office will now be open on Tuesdays from 9a.m. - 2p.m. with the pastoral staff and Mon - Thursday 4 - 7p.m. with administrative assistant available for questions and information. Watch for updates on our Facebook page regarding upcoming events and progress on our being at a new location! 

BUMC will also be hosting a "Community Christmas Cantata" on December 9th @ 6:00p.m. Rehearsals will begin October 10th at 6:30p.m, at the church on Franklin Street! Anyone who would like to join in the singing please feel free to come. Packets will be given out so that you can practice at home as well as at the church. For more information please contact the church office at 469-3622 or email bucksportumc@aol.com. 
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
Tuesday, October 9 (10 a.m. - noon)
Putting Your Garden to Bed, Marjorie Peronto
Castine Garden Club meeting

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.
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Special events at the Alamo
Trunk or Treat
Launching pumpkins into the Penobscot with the Trebuchet
Bump in the Night Dance
Shopping the Vendors & Main Street Businesses
Coffin Races
Lil' Goblins Parade & Brunch with the Witches
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