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BBACC Connects
September 13, 2018
Last Week's poll results: last week, we accidentally left the poll the same as the week before, so here's a brand new question for you!

Do you or someone you know like to golf and/or drink beer?
Spread the word about Golftoberfest
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.

Please remember to always share your news with us by emailing  office@bucksportbaychamber.com .
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
Golftoberfest -September 29
Join us Saturday, September 29th for Golftoberfest held at the Searsport Pines Golf Course. From Links to Lederhosen! The Fourth Annual Golf Tournament AND Oktoberfest…

The Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Golf Tournament is right around the corner. The 18-hole tournament will be held on Saturday, September 29, with a 9:00am registration, and a 10:00am shotgun start. This year brings us back to the Searsport Pines Golf Course. They served as a wonderful home for the tournament in the past and this year we return with the added fun of Oktoberfest.

If you plan on taking part in the golf tournament you must pre-register at the Bucksport Bay Area Chamber of Commerce, by September 14, 2018. You can download your registration form or register online here.
Oktoberfest Mixer - September 29
You are invited to a networking Mixer on the Green on September 29th at Searsport Pines Golf Course from Noon to 3 PM.

Mix & Mingle with other business professionals as you party like an Austrian. Enjoy Mittagessen (Lunch with a German flare) and a Stein full of your favorite that you get to keep. The first fill is on us the rest are up to you.

Stein Hoisting and sliding competitions will be held hourly so you can compete to win prizes!

Feel free to invite coworkers, business associates, and friends. You can purchase your $25 ticket at the Chamber Office or pay online below

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
Wahl's Dairy Port Flavor Calendar

Specialty Soft Serve Flavors
Over 30 Flavors of Gifford's Hard Serve
Hours 11am to 8pm Daily
79 Main Street, 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. 

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.

Fall Hours at Castine Historical Society
The Castine Historical Society's Abbott School exhibits are now on fall hours through Columbus Day. Visit us Friday, Saturday and Monday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. and on Sunday from 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.

Our staff works year-round in the Grindle House, Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Researchers are encouraged to make appointments with Paige Lilly at curator@castinehistoricalsociety.org.
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. An estimated tax payment in 2018 could help avoid a penalty in 2019

Taxes must be paid as you earn or receive income during the year, either through withholding, estimated tax payments or a combination of both. A Paycheck Checkup using the IRS Withholding Calculator can help you see if you need to make an additional payment to avoid an unexpected tax bill or underpayment penalty when you file your tax return next year.

2. Clarification for business taxpayers: Payments under state or local tax credit programs may be deductible as business expenses

Business taxpayers who make business-related payments to charities or government entities for which the taxpayers receive state or local tax credits can generally deduct the payments as business expenses. See News Release 2018-178 for more information.

3. IRS launches new easy-to-use webpages on tax reform

Business owners and self-employed taxpayers should make IRS.gov/taxreform their first stop for information on how tax reform affects both their business and individual taxes. The updated IRS.gov/tax reform page has helpful information for three types of taxpayers: individuals, businesses and tax exempt entities.

4. Tax facts for seasonal job seekers

Small business owners and self-employed taxpayers often get seasonal jobs to earn extra spending money or to save for later. But many don't realize that they need to report income from a part-time or temporary job to the IRS.

The IRS offers this fact sheet for those working seasonal jobs and other part-time employment to help them correctly file and pay their taxes.
Playing at the Alamo
"Eighth Grade"
September 14-16, 2018
comedy/drama/coming of age
93 minutes
R (for realism)
Thirteen-year-old Kayla endures the tidal wave of contemporary suburban adolescence as she makes her way through the last week of middle school -- the end of her thus far disastrous eighth-grade year. 

Fri 14 Sept, 6:00pm
Fri 14 Sept, 8:00pm
Sat 15 Sept, 6:00pm
Sat 15 Sept, 8:00pm
Sun 16 Sept, 2:00pm*
Sun 16 Sept, 6:00pm

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

*The Sunday matinees will feature OPEN CAPTIONS
DownEast Treatment Center Open House Set for September 13
On Thursday, September 13, 2018, community members are invited to tour AMHC’s newly-opened DownEast Treatment Center in Ellsworth. The DownEast Treatment Center (DTC), located at 406 State Street (Suite 2), is a treatment hub offering comprehensive medication assisted treatment - or MAT - services, for people with substance use conditions. DTC’s evidence-based treatment approach employs integrated behavioral health and medication management to help individuals achieve sustained recovery.

DTC administration, clients, staff and partners welcome members of the community to join them in celebrating recovery and National Recovery Month from 11:30am to 1:00pm on September 13. The open house event will include an overview of treatment services and an opportunity to connect with members of the DTC treatment team and administrators. Attendees will also hear from community members in recovery willing to share their experiences with DTC and MAT services. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for 12:45pm. Light snacks and refreshments will be available.  

DownEast Treatment Center services are confidential and open to anyone who meets admission criteria.

DTC accepts MaineCare, private insurance, and self-payment. Grant funding is available for qualifying individuals to reduce self-pay fees. Appointments may be scheduled through AMHC’s Access Center by calling: 1-800-244-6431. Clinic Hours are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, from 8am to 5pm.
Design Norvmbega
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 
Reception: 6:00pm - 6:30pm 
Lecture: 6:30pm - 8:00pm 
The Alamo Theatre, Bucksport, Maine

A Point of (View)
Architecture at the intersection of culture, place and program

Presented by Susan Rodriguez
Susan T. Rodriguez designs at the intersection of architecture and the public realm to create buildings and spaces that distill the essence of cultures and communities. Her award-winner work is recognized internationally for its contribution to the vitality of cities and lanscapes, and the civic cultural and educational institutions they serve.

Ms. Rodriguez will discuss her body of work in the context of an interpretive architecture inspired by the unique culture and program of each project, creating buildings that forge lasting connection tot he place. Her work is dedicated to the power of architecture to effect change and improve the quality of life for all.
2nd Friday Coffee Hour
2nd Friday Coffee Hour Is Back!
On Friday, September 14 at 8am, join Main Street Bucksport and your fellow downtown business owners and employees at 2nd Friday coffee hour at the Local Variety. Coffee is on us! We meet from 8am-8:30am with no set agenda, simply a time to share news and connect.
See you there! Bring a downtown friend! 
Fish Fry to Benefit Grayson
This month’s Fish Fry at St. Vincent ‘s on September 15th at 6:30pm is extra special! 


Dinner includes fried haddock, mashed potatoes, coleslaw and a dessert. 
$9 for adults
$4 for children
Take out dinners available too!
St. Vincent’s is located at the corner of Franklin and Central street in Bucksport
¡Hola! Cuba
¡Hola! Cuba
September 18 (7 p.m.) 
Have you ever wanted to visit Cuba, but were unsure about all the rules and logistics? Join Sue Hazlett on Tuesday, September 18 (7 p.m.) at the Wilson Museum's Hutchins Education Center, for a talk, co-sponsored by the Museum and the Castine Woman's Club, about negotiating the process of visiting Cuba and having a great time. From pristine beaches to old cars, Cuba is an amazing place to explore! Sue spent two weeks in Havana, Cuba, this year and would love to share her experiences.

Sue Hazlett is an Alaskan who moved to Castine five years ago and teaches at Maine Maritime Academy. She spends her summers working for cruise lines such as Princess, P&O, and Cunard; and is fortunate enough to be able to travel extensively. Recent travels have taken her to Alaska, Japan, Iceland, Ireland, and the Caribbean, including two weeks in Havana, Cuba. 

This program is free and open to the public.
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.
Bucksport's Wednesday on Main
BUCKSPORT’S WEDNESDAY ON MAIN and WERU Community Radio, generously sponsored by Darling’s of Augusta, Bangor and Ellsworth, and The Town of Bucksport, brings the best kind of insanity with its 3rd Documentary Music Film: LOUIS PRIMA: THE WILDEST!

Wednesday, September 19
Alamo Theatre, 85 Main Street, Bucksport
Admission $8

Before Frank, Dean, Tom, Tony or Englebert ever played Vegas, there was Louis Prima. One of America's most hypnotic and original performers, Prima's career spanned several decades and turned out hits like "That Old Black Magic," "Sing, Sing, Sing," "Just a Gigolo," "I Ain't Got Nobody" and "Jump, Jive an' Wail." In Disney's animated classic "The Jungle Book," Prima created the "hep" voice of King Louie the orangutan. This film profiles the magnetic Prima in a nostalgic historical journey through the music scenes of a racy New Orleans, the swinging jazz culture of uptown New York and Las Vegas's "formative" years. As a solo act or with his wife, singer Keely Smith, Louis Prima was and will forever be the "wildest" man in show business!
To paraphrase Jason Verlinde: The trumpeter and bandleader was at the forefront of the rock & roll movement, was the epitome of the cool, singing and swinging Italian crooner ("Oh Marie"), and achieved immortality as King Louie in Disney's Jungle Book. But the entertainer also went through five wives, struggled to keep up with new musical trends, and, ultimately, will be remembered as one of the world's great lounge acts. 
But the real highlight for Prima fans will be the live music footage, showcasing Smith and Prima singing in their prime, his crackerjack band that knew how to swing, twist, and (yes) rock when it mattered, and Prima's incredible stage presence. No one can ever sum up what makes Prima so magical, but the music speaks for itself. 

For more information, visit www.bucksportwom.com , www.weru.org , or call Paula Kee at 207-266-7999
3rd annual International Maritime Film Festival announces winners, tickets now on sale 
The 3rd annual International Maritime Film Festival is pleased to announce this year's winning films. The festival runs from Friday, September 28 through Sunday, September 30, 2018 at the historic Alamo Theatre in downtown Bucksport, Maine. 

The Grand Prize winning feature-length film, "Captain of Utopia" by French filmmaker Sarah Del Ben, tells the story of François Bernard, known as “Ben”, who has explored the most remote places of the world for more than 30 years: the North Pole and the South Pole, and Mount Everest. One day, he realized that he was tired of being alone. That is the starting point of his ambitious project: ATKA. For 17 months, the boat traveled on the west coast of Greenland, carrying on board, in turn, personalities from various backgrounds—base jumpers, circus artists, teenagers, sick women and children—to discover the icecap. It is the beginning of an amazing human adventure on how the altruism and the determination of a man can change the life of a hundred others. Critics have called Captain of Utopia, “A deeply moving movie of humanity, bursting with generosity.” 

The Runner-Up feature-length prize goes to "Lobster War: The Fight Over The World's Richest Fishing Grounds," a 2018 film by American filmmaker and Boston Globe reporter David Abel. The film is about a climate-fueled conflict between the United States and Canada over waters that both countries have claimed since the end of the Revolutionary War. The disputed 277 square miles of sea, known as the Gray Zone, were traditionally fished by US lobstermen. But as the Gulf of Maine has warmed faster than nearly any other body of water on the planet, the area’s previously modest lobster population has surged. As a result, Canadians have begun to assert their sovereignty, warring with the Americans to claim the bounty.

In the short films category, the Grand Prize is awarded to "Herring Opera," a 2017 film by the American filmmaker Tessa Schmidt. Herring Opera is set in the small coastal town of Sitka, Alaska, where the most dramatic signal of spring is the arrival of the herring. Massive fishing boats arrive from out of town to vie for the "million dollar set," local Alaska natives prepare to harvest herring eggs in the traditional way, and thousands of whales, seals, and eagles crowd the ocean to eat the herring. This short nonfiction film presents all the bustle of springtime in Sitka in an operatic form, using classic opera pieces as a score of this modern but timeless struggle between nature, tradition, and technology.
The Runner-Up prize in the short films category goes to "The Sea Is My Brother" by American filmmakers Shari Rothfarb Mekonen and Avishai Mekonen. This 2018 film follows the fight in Congress of WWII Merchant Marine Veterans who seek justice for being excluded from the GI Bill for the 42 years before they were legally declared veterans in 1988.

Additional films will be screened at the festival as part of the IMFF spotlight series. This year, IMFF is partnering with the Island Institute and the program will include several of their "video postcards" that capture life on Maine's islands as well as examine the impact of climate change on island and coastal life. The 3rd annual IMFF will also include the launch of a new initiative, IMFF: Fresh Takes. Supported by a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, IMFF: Fresh Takes will be year long project led by Maine-based film maker Jim Picariello. Beginning this fall, Jim will work with students from Bucksport High School to create films that will be debuted at the 2019 International Maritime Film Festival. The participating students will be introduced at this year's festival and Jim will be on hand to give an exciting preview of the project. 

A final program for the 3rd annual IMFF will be announced in late August. Tickets are on sale at the website, maritimefilmfestival.com. Tickets are also available at BookStacks located at 71 Main Street in Bucksport and at Archipelago located at 386 Main Street in Rockland. 
September is Recovery Month
Every September, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors Recovery Month to increase awareness and understanding of mental and substance use disorders and celebrate the people who recover. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, treatment is effective and people can and do recover. 

This year's annual theme is: “Join the Voices for Recovery: Invest in Health, Home, Purpose, and Community.” Healthy Acadia has several awareness events scheduled throughout the month. Please join others in your community in celebrating recovery and learn how you can help others along their recovery journey. 

Friday, September 21.Walk for Recovery and Candlelight Vigil, Machias. The walk, hosted by the Washington County Community Action Team and Healthy Acadia, starts at Machias Bay Area Chamber of Commerce (across from Helen's Restaurant) and goes to Bad Little Falls Park. Lineup is at 5:45pm, the walk starts at 6:00pm. Join us in supporting our community members in recovery, their families, and allies of recovery. Individuals and families are invited share their stories of recovery and to bring photos of loved ones lost to addiction, which can be shared on recovery and remembrance boards. For more information, contact Terri Woodruff at: terri@healthyacadia.org.  

Monday, September 24. Potluck Dinner and Discussion, 5:30-7:30pm at Your Place, Inc., 8 Old Mill Road, Ellsworth. Bring a dish to share and hear speakers from James' Place share their experiences with developing recovery housing in Augusta. For more information, email Denise Black at: denise@healthyacadia.org. 

Recovery Coach Academy: Two classes will be offered in Ellsworth this Fall: September 25-28, 2018 and October 16-19, 2018.This 30-hour training enables participants to become CARR-certified Recovery Coach volunteers in their community. Register for either session HERE, or contact Denise Black or Terri Woodruff at Healthy Acadia for more information. 

Want to learn more about the recovery process? SAMSHA's "Road to Recovery" series airs eight episodes featuring panels of nationwide experts from the field of recovery. New television and radio episodes premiere the first Wednesday of each month (March through September, with a wrap-up show in November). For more information or to explore the series, visit https://recoverymonth.gov. 
Mainers on the Titanic, Mac Smith
Thursday, September 27
7 PM – 8 PM
Brown Hall, Elm St. Congregatonal Church
Bucksport, ME
No Cost

Mac Smith, author of “Mainers on the Titanic,” will speak on his book traces traces the stories of passengers on that fateful ship who had ties to Maine. Many of them were wealthy summer visitors to Mount Desert Island, but there were other residents of the state aboard as well. Their tales are retold in a lively way, along with what was occurring in the state at the time.
Meticulously researched, this book reveals the agonizing day-to-day wait of Mainers for news of what really happened to their loved ones aboard. It also tells the stories of Maine passengers from their boarding to the sinking, rescue, and arrival back in the country, and the stories of those who did not survive. It’s a unique and fascinating addition to the Titanic story and to Maine history.
A Navy veteran of the First Gulf War and former news reporter for the Bar Harbor Times, Smith lives in Stockton Springs, in the village of Sandy Point, where he is restoring the family homestead. This is his first book.
Weekly Poll
Do you or someone you know like to golf and/or drink beer?
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