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Bittersweet Gift shop re-opens for Spring! On the 16th of March, enjoy 20% off your $20.00 or more purchase. This offer is for one day only so make sure you stop in on the 16th of March. We will be celebrating Spring and there will be goodies for you to sample.
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I want you all to be aware that we are hosting two Equinox gatherings next Sunday, March 20th. Just as we did in December for the Winter Solstice, these gatherings are a benefit for Cancer Support Center of Maine! In December we filled the lodge -- twice -- with 35 folks at each gathering! All those in attendance suggested we bring the same great musicians together again to celebrate Spring. . . SO WE HAVE! Please take a look at the attached poster; and if you can attend, call in your reservation quickly! Barbie Vittum at Cancer Support Center of Maine will take your call at (207) 469-6363. FYI; the gatherings next Sunday will also be in celebration of Barbie's 10th anniversary as a cancer survivor!

I also want to remind you all to get your 2011 Williams Pond Lodge visit on our reservation book before April 30th to take advantage of our special early-booking 15% discount! Our guests become our friends. . . we love offering you hospitality in this spectacular setting in beautiful Downeast Maine! I know it's beautiful underneath all of this snow!!! If you can't join us next week, best wishes as you get your own Vernal equinoxed!!!!!

David & Dominick - Williams Pond Lodge Bed & Breakfast - Bucksport, Maine (207) 460-6064
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Pillows for Soldiers
 The Pillow Project was started by Nancy Ronco when she learned soldiers flying from Bangor to overseas (at least a 14 hr flight) had to pay for in- flight pillows themselves at a cost of $3- $4.50 per pillow and at the end of the flight the pillows had to be returned. Nancy decided to do something about this. She and her quilting guild  along with a few other groups started making pillows and giving them to the wonderful Troop Greeters at Bangor International Airport to hand out to the outgoing troops. Since Nov 2010 they have distributed over 750 pillows and soon will complete 350 more. The Pillow Project is in need of cash funding, donations of polyfill stuffing, material or sewn pillows/pillow slips (directions available from Nancy or the Chamber). If you are interested in supporting this project please call Nancy at 207-223-5950 or email Pillow Project 

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Bucksport Business Barometer

Next Meeting - April 6th 8-9am - Lewis & Malm Architects
124 Main Street, Bucksport

Thank you for making the first meeting of the "Bucksport Business Barometer" such a tremendous success. Please join us again (or for the first time) for a positive start to your day. We will continue to find ways to support and network one another and enjoy success together. Sincerely, Jeremy Daigle, Bangor Savings Bank

Meetings will be the first Wednesday of every month. We continue to welcome any local business that would like to provide a location for next month's meeting and will continue to rotate the meetings to new locations each month. Coffee and donuts will be provided each meeting by Bangor Savings Bank.

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Do you know what Kreteks are? How about Bidis or Beedies? What is a Hookah? If you don't know.... ask your kids they probably do. Be an informed parent attend the Parent Dinner Meeting on Wellness Awareness - Bucksport High School - Thur. March 10th, 5:30-7:30pm Bucksport High School Cafeteria. A free meal will be provided
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Community Matters More - Bangor Savings Bank is giving back to Maine communities You can vote for the non-profit you would like to see receive $5,000.00 in grant money. All 48 non-profits and the top 20 write-ins  will receive $1,000.00 Caste your vote Info Bangor Savings 

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Gold Star Cleaners of Bucksport, 168 Main St. 469-6804
Food Drive-bring in a non-pershiable food item to the drycleaning department Mon-Fri 9:30am-6pm and Gold Star will donate them to local pantries/shelters AND register your name for a chance to win a $100 gift certificate

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What’s outstanding about your town? Senator Rosen would like to show the world.
From Senator Rosen: "Senate District 31 is a special place - send me a photo of a favorite part of your home town (within the district) and share why you think so. I will show all submissions on my website! and one will receive a State of Maine flag!" Please email me at: rrosen113@aol.com
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Save the Date ! BBACC Annual Awards Dinner will be held March 25th details TBA
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"Optical Illusions" students of Miles Lane 4th grade general art classes
Exhibit at Superintendents Office 62 Mechanic St. Bucksport during regular business hours
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At Orland Market You can now have their menu of delicious daily specials emailed directly to you. Check it out! Orland Market. And don't forget they have a Redemption Center
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Have glasses/sunglasses you no longer can use? Donate them to Vancil Vision, 165 US Rte. 1, Bucksport. Dr. Jessica Vancil has given thousands of glasses to needy people who would not otherwise have been able to afford glasses.
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Square Dancing
Square dancing lessons are back. First and third Wednesdays of the month at the Orland United Methodist Church. Sessions run from 7-9PM
Grab your partner and dosey-doe on down.
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Yoga For People Living With Cancer
No prior yoga experience is required. This class involves gentle movement and relaxaton. Come learn and experience yoga based practices that help restore physical function, reverse the effects of stress and improve sleep. Classes are FREE, they meet at the Jewett Recreation Center on Thursdays from 1-2PM. For more information call 469-3518
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Contribute to Camp Capella's Program and Future - With your donation, a brick will be laid with your memorialized engraving.
The Garden Path: $100 per 8"x4" brick- 15 spaces/line, 3 lines
Memories for a Lifetime Garden: $250 per 8"x4" brick-15 spaces/line, 3 lines
$500 per 8"x8" brick - 15 spaces/line, 6 lines
For more information call 843-5104
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SEARSPORT PINES GOLF COURSE
240 Mt. Ephraim Rd., Searsport, ME
207-548-2854 www.searsportpines.com

End of Year Savings at.....
Searsport Pines Golf Course!
(Merchandise & Memberships)
Now is the time to shop for that special golfer in your life....
It's a one stop, no wait, save a trip to the Mall visit to our pro shop. Gift certificates (to Searsport Pines or The Grille) in any amount, merchandise, memberships, 10-Play Passes & Range Passes will be available until 12/23/10. Please call the pro shop (548-2854) before you stop to make sure someone will be there when you plan to visit. There is still a very good selection in both colors & sizes at hefty discounts on all merchandise as listed below:

MERCHANDISE:
Shirts.............50% off (lowest price marked)
Jackets, fleece & sweatshirts........$10. Off
Hats & visors.......$5. Off
Golf Gloves........$4. Off
Sleeve of Balls.....$1. Off
Golf Towels....... $2. Off
Socks............... $2. pr
Framed golf prints or books........50% off

MEMBERSHIPS:
All golfers (new or renewing) who join by 12/31/10, save 5% off of our already reasonable, regular membership rates, in all categories. There have been NO INCREASES in our rates for 2011. We offer single, couple, junior, senior, family and college student rates. All you need to do is pay ½ of your membership fee at sign up. The balance is not due until 7/1/2011! We have this payment arrangement in place to help make golf affordable for everyone. It is similar to a layaway plan for your golf season! After that, you can make regular payments in any amount or simply just wait until 7/1/2011 to pay the balance, in full. Members enjoy discounts on cart rentals, pro shop merchandise and areautomatically entered into our annual drawing for a free membership to the following year (5 to-date)! Please call 548-2854 for further information or any questions you may have.

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MacLeod's Restaurant - Now open 7 days a week for dinner from 4pm
Open for lunch Tues- Sat. 11am-4pm
Come sample their completely revamped wine and cocktail lists.
Perfect Holiday Gift - Dinner and a movie for two just $50.00
63 Main St., Bucksport
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The 4,300-acre Great Pond Mountain Wildlands in East Orland is open to visitors year-round for hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, x-c skiing and snowmobiling on designated trails. For more information, click here.

 

Spring Wildlands Walk
Sunday, March 20, 1 pm Celebrate the Vernal Equinox with a hike in the Great Pond Mountain Wildlands. Meet at 1 pm at South Gate (Rte. 1 just s. of Rte. 176) for this 3-mile moderate walk to a beaver dam. Bring snowshoes if conditions warrant. For more info, call Connie at 223-5039.

In April...
Craig Brook Hatchery Trail Cleanup...
Family walks...
Spring stargazing...

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Thanks to Evergeen Ink, you can now drop off your old ink jet cartridges and cell phones to at the Chamber Office - 52 Main St. Bucksport, 10-5 Mon-Friday
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I am writing a book about US Route 1, the communities along its path and the people who live in them. I am beginning my trip in Fort Kent on May 15. The book?s title is America?s highway: Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness along US Route 1.

I have set up a Web site (www.americashighwayusroute1.com) and an associated blog. I will also be on Facebook and will write travel pieces about the towns I pass through for a Web site called Examiner.com/national....Tony Cappasso

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