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BBACC Connects
September 20, 2018
Last Week's poll results: The majority of you said you don't golf or drink beer but you would help us spread the word about Golftoberfest where you can participate in either one!

What is your favorite traditional German cuisine?
Take the poll at the bottom of the newsletter.

Please remember to always share your news with us by emailing  office@bucksportbaychamber.com .
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. 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

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
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 Bookshop"
September 21-23, 2018
113 minutes
Based on Penelope Fitzgerald's acclaimed novel and directed by Isabel Coixet (Learning to Drive), The Bookshop is an elegant yet incisive rendering of personal resolve, tested in the battle for the soul of a community. 

England, 1959. Free-spirited widow Florence Green (Emily Mortimer) risks everything to open a bookshop in a conservative East Anglian coastal town. While bringing about a surprising cultural awakening through works by Ray Bradbury and Vladimir Nabokov, she earns the polite but ruthless opposition of a local grand dame (Patricia Clarkson) and the support and affection of a reclusive book loving widower (Bill Nighy). As Florence's obstacles amass and bear suspicious signs of a local power struggle, she is forced to ask: is there a place for a bookshop in a town that may not want one?  

Fri 21 Sept, 6:00pm
Fri 21 Sept, 8:15pm
Sat 22 Sept, 6:00pm
Sat 22 Sept, 8:15pm
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
Wine Tasting at BookStacks
Saturday, September 22
4 to 6 p.m.

I miss summer already. Every day, it seems, somebody says, on their way out, "Have a nice winter!" You bet... It's okay, because September and October are such brilliant months, and we've got a tip-top line-up of some pretty good wines at wicked good prices. Our good friend Jack Scully, of Easterly Wine, can't be here to present, but I'm happy to say that my pal Dan Tarr, of Easterly Wine, will be here to pour, talk about the wines, and answer your questions. He's a pretty good guy, too. The not-so-good news is Denise #1 will be otherwise engaged, so we won't have her munchies to enjoy, but I'll do my best. 
Buck's Mills Rod & Gun Club Annual Auction
Please join us for our annual auction Saturday, September 22 from 11 AM – 3 PM at the 370 Bucksmills Road, Bucksport ME

This is a great event with lots of great items up for grabs and snacks available for purchase as well.Some items will be up for silent auction, while others will be auctioned off live! This is sure to be a great event. 
Doors will open at 11:00am and the Auction kicks off at noon. 

Some items up for auction include:
Weekend camping at Fort Knox KOA
Gift Certificates to local restaurants
Household items and Sporting items
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.

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. IRS extends upcoming deadlines, provides tax relief for victims of Hurricane Florence

Hurricane Florence victims in parts of North Carolina and elsewhere have until Jan. 31, 2019, to file certain business and individual tax returns and make certain tax payments, the IRS announced Sept. 18.

For general information on disaster assistance, visit IRS.gov/disaster.

2. IRS YouTube video offers helpful guidance regarding estimated tax payments

Small business and self-employed taxpayers: for helpful information on how and when to pay estimated taxes, watch this IRS YouTube video.
For other tax-related videos, visit the IRS YouTube Channel.

3. Identity theft presents a challenge for businesses

Don’t let identity theft derail your business. The IRS and its Security Summit partners urge all taxpayers to report data theft immediately. If notified timely, the IRS can stop fraudulent tax returns.
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.
Bucksport Garden Club Plant & Bake Sale
The winner of the "Adopt a Barrel on Main Street" is Larry Wahl pictured below with two of the other participants: Beverly Snow Palmer from Camden National Bank and Colleen Gross from Verona Wine & Design. We are grateful to all of the gardeners who kept Main Street looking great this summer.
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, with generous support from Darling’s of Augusta, Bangor and Ellsworth, The Town of Bucksport and our movie sponsor CROSBY’S DRIVE-IN, closes the 2nd Annual Music Documentary Film Series with the real King:

Wednesday, September 26
Alamo Theatre, 85 Main Street, Bucksport
Admission $8

Teenage girls went crazy. Fainted. Parents were scandalized by his provocative movements. Starring in many films and sporting flashy, high collared jumpsuits covered in rhinestones, he, like many others of that era, went on to serve in the military. 
Being born in the rural south during segregation and exposure to country, gospel, spirituals and slave songs undoubtedly influenced his early years. Memphis afforded him access to the blues and R&B that colored many of his later songs. It was the beginning of rock and teenagers were rejecting their parents' old-fashioned beliefs. The whole country seemed in a state of rebellion. And into this mix steps Elvis - definitely not 'the boy next door'! He was scorned for being a white boy who sang black music. He was a hick, a hillbilly. He was told he couldn't sing. 
The movie years, when he was tied to one contract after another and virtually out of live performing, made a comeback a necessity. Enter Elvis Presley - That's The Way It Is. Highly anticipated by Elvis fans, the film, directed by Denis Sanders, documents rehearsal sequences, fan interviews, pre-concert preparations complete with some before performance jitters from the King and live performances culled from Elvis' 1970 run at the International Hotel in Las Vegas - then the largest hotel in the world. Here you will finally see the consummate performer that the poor boy from Memphis became.  

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. 

***NEW DATE***
Saturday, September 22.
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.
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.
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