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ACCOUNTANT/
FINANCIAL ADVISER

1 Caleb Stephens –
Edward Jones

5 Depot St., Suite 24,
Freeport, 865-6826

Whether you’re planning for retirement, saving for college for children or grandchildren, or just trying to protect the financial future of the ones you care for the most, Caleb Stephens at Edward Jones can work with you to develop specific strategies to achieve your goals. He can also monitor your progress to help make sure you stay on track or determine if any adjustments need to be made. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday by appointment only.

ANTIQUES

Pillars Antiques
125A US Route 1, Freeport, 869-5164

As an eclectic mix of active dealers, Pillars Antiques offers the finest in antiques and decorative arts. Stop in and explore their large collection. Shopping at Pillars, which is located near the Big Indian, is the ultimate in recycling. Browse their gallery of photos at www.pillarsantiques.us to get a feel for what they have available. They’re open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

ART/CRAFT GALLERY

R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers
13 Middle St., Suite 1,
Freeport, 865-1818

R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers has the largest selection of authentic, affordable Maine tourmaline jewelry, including an incredible selection of rare watermelon tourmaline. Their jewelers create gorgeous gemstone jewelry right on the premises. Visit their custom design gallery at www.rdallen.com. Store hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Thos. Moser
Freeport Showroom

149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519

Thos. Moser is recognized as one of the world’s foremost designers and builders of solid wood furniture, handcrafted in Maine and guaranteed to last a lifetime. To create the Freeport showroom, they restored a 19th century home and furnished it with two full floors of inventory. Be sure to ask about their Outlet Annex with pieces that are available to take home today. Store hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m-5 p.m.

AUTO MECHANIC

R & D Automotive
14 Varney Road, Freeport, 865-3452

Servicing both foreign and domestic vehicles for more than 40 years, R & D Automotive performs all kinds of auto repair, except body work. An online customer review states, “I would strongly recommend R & D Automotive to anyone. The staff is very friendly and their work is top notch.” This independent garage is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Freeport Auto Repair
1210 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-1441

Owned and operated by Donald Crone for more than 20 years, Freeport Auto provides general auto maintenance and repair, including brakes, exhaust work, computer diagnostics, and Maine state inspections. A satisfied customer writes, “Don is a very honest guy who will try to fix something that can be repaired, rather than replacing it. He actually tries to save me money when possible.” The shop is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Glenn’s Body Shop
268 Pinkham Brook Road,
Durham, 353-6043

Glenn Stevens, owner of Glenn’s Body Shop, performs special interest work on antique vehicles in addition to his regular auto body repair service. The business started in 1979. His hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

BANK/CREDIT UNION

Bath Savings Institution
189 Lower Main St., Freeport, 865-6998

Bath Savings Institution is a mutual savings bank serving Mid-Coast and Southern Maine since 1852. They invest in local businesses and greet you as a neighbor and a friend. Read about their new CardValet, a simple, easy-to-use app on your mobile device at www.bathsavings.com. Lobby hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-noon.

Norway Savings Bank
8 Mallet Drive, Freeport, 865-6141

Norway Savings is a mutual community bank dedicated to bringing sophisticated financial expertise and warm, friendly service to their Maine neighbors. Their philosophy and colorful approach have made Norway unique in the marketplace. Lobby hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 8:30-noon. Visit www.norwaysavingsbank.com.

Atlantic Regional

Federal Credit Union
41 Mallet Drive, Freeport, 865-2830

Atlantic Regional has been in business since 1941 as a nonprofit institution with members, not customers. Instead of pocketing profits, they use them to secure better rates and other top-of-the line services for their members. The full-service lobby is open Monday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Tuesday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Friday 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Online banking is available at www.atlanticregional.com.

BEST OVERALL
LOCAL BUSINESS

L.L. Bean
95 Main St., Freeport, 877-755-2326

Founded in 1912, L.L.Bean offers thousands of high-quality products at reasonable prices with free shipping, all backed by their 100 percent satisfaction guarantee and legendary customer service. Discover the comfort and classic styles of their men’s, women’s, and kids’ apparel, as well as their L.L.Bean boots, shoes and slippers. Explore the outdoors with outdoor gear for hunting, camping and fly fishing. Their flagship store is open 24/7.

R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers
13 Middle St., Suite 1,
Freeport, 865-1818

R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers is excited to begin its 11th year of creating beautiful jewelry with Maine gems, as well as introducing you to dozens of Maine artists and designers. They are so grateful for the friends that they have made throughout the years while helping you celebrate and commemorate the important moments in your lives. They are a proud member of the local business organization Freeport USA.

Derosier’s
120 Main St., Freeport, 865-6290

Derosier’s is Freeport’s oldest family-owned business. Spanning five generations, Derosier’s has been feeding Freeport since 1904. Philip, the current owner, is the great-great-grandson of the store’s founder, Augustus Derosier. Take a look at their online menu at www.freeportpizza.com. Store hours are Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

BREAKFAST

The Freeport Café
29 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 869-5113

Serving breakfast all day, The Freeport Café uses recipes that are authentic and time-tested. Everything is made from scratch every day – including fresh-baked muffins and cinnamon rolls. Their dedicated staff is friendly, attentive and knowledgeable. Read about their breakfast specialties atwww.thefreeportcafe.com. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.

Sunrise Café
475 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-6115

Everything is made from scratch at Sunrise Café, from muffins and biscuits to pastries and pies, to mention but a few of their homemade delights. A favorite served up at the café is their vegetable Benedict, and a popular option for lunch is flatbread pizza. Open Monday-Saturday 6 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sunday 6 a.m.-1 p.m. for breakfast; lunch is available from 11 a.m. to closing.

Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern
88 Main St., Freeport, 865-9835

Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern has two bars, two dining rooms and two outdoor patios. Their breakfast menu offers a bonanza of Benedicts, omelets, Maine maple breakfasts, breakfast sandwiches, sides and bakery items. The restaurant is open daily 7:30 a.m. to late night.

BURGER OR BARBECUE

Buck’s Naked BBQ Steakhouse
568 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-0600

The honesty in real slow, smoked traditional barbecue is hugely important to the menu at Buck’s Naked BBQ Steakhouse, and they are always interested in exploring interesting cuisines and strong flavors in barbecue from across the globe. Try their barbecue ribs, pulled pork or brisket to sample their award-winning sauce. They also offer char-grilled 100 percent Black Angus burgers and black bean veggie burgers, among a vast array of other menu items.

Gritty’s Brew Pub
and Restaurant

187 Lower Main St., Freeport, 865-4321

Build your own burger at Gritty’s Brew Pub and Restaurant, starting with their half-pound char-grilled Black Angus burger. Choose from a multitude of toppings, including habanero sauce, sweet chili sauce and Black Fly BBQ Sauce. Other varieties of burgers on the menu are Mediterranean lamb, garden and turkey. Check out their new spring menus and daily deals at www.grittys.com/pubs/freeport. Serving daily 11 a.m.-closing.

McDonald’s of Freeport

11 Mallet Drive, Freeport, 865-9566

At the Freeport McDonalds, you will find a home away from home. It is a locally owned and operated McDonalds that offers a residential setting in the historic Gore House. The menu consists of unmistakably McDonald’s fare. There are no preservatives, fillers or additives in their beef patties, just 100 percent real beef. The lobby and drive-thru hours: Sunday-Thursday 5 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday and Saturday 5 a.m.-midnight.

CAMP/DAY CARE

YMCA Casco Bay
14 Old South Freeport Road,
Freeport, 865-9600

Preschool child care is offered at the YMCA of Southern Maine’s Casco Bay branch. Their staff is committed toward helping every child develop to their fullest potential physically, intellectually, emotionally and socially. They accomplish this through the use of positive interactions, planned curriculum and spontaneous learning moments. This branch also offers Camp Osprey, a 10-week day camp for children 5-12. Visit www.ymcaofsouthernmaine.org.

Wolfe’s Neck Farm
Summer Camp

184 Burnett Road,
Freeport, 865-4469 ext. 106

At Wolfe’s Neck Farm Summer Camp, kids ages 4-15 learn about sustainable agriculture and ecology while caring for livestock, digging in the farm’s organic gardens and making new friends. Campers start each day with farm chores and then set off to explore the diverse ecosystems of 626 acres of pastures, coastline, gardens and forests. Register online at www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

CAMPGROUND

Desert Dunes of Maine Campground
95 Desert Road, Freeport, 865-6962

Clean and quiet, located in a pine forest adjacent to the Desert of Maine, Desert Dunes of Maine Campground has 50 sites for RVs and tents. Amenities include a store, laundry facilities, swimming pool, water and electric, sewer sites, hot showers, picnic tables and more. Campers will receive a pass to explore the desert, nature trails, the 1783 Tuttle Barn and its museums. Refer to www.desertofmaine.com for more information.

Winslow Park
and Campground

132 Staples Point Road,
Freeport, 865-4198

Winslow Park and Campground offers 100 campsites and wooded trails with views of the harbor and Casco Bay; rental picnic shelters for reunions, company picnics, weddings, etc.; picnic tables, grills and a tidal beach; a boat launch for anything from trailered boats to canoes and kayaks; as well as a summer concert series with local bands. There are no electric or sewer hookups, but modern showers and bathroom facilities are available.

Recompence Shore Campground
134 Burnett Road, Freeport, 865-9307

Recompence Shore Campground at Wolfe’s Neck Farm is a family-oriented campground on Maine’s coast. Situated on 626 acres of farm and forest, Recompence offers 118 campsites set amid breathtaking scenery in an ideal location for outdoor activities, or simply sitting around the campfire enjoying time with family and friends. They rent kayaks, canoes and bicycles. Book online at www.freeportcamping.com.

CATERER

Derosier’s
120 Main St., Freeport, 865-6290

Got a meeting or party coming up? Try some of their sandwich platters, soups or salads to feed your guests. Store hours are Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Bow Street Market
79 Bow St., Freeport, 865-6631

Bow Street Market offers a diverse catering menu for gatherings small and large. Some crowd-pleasing meals include meat or vegetable lasagna, macaroni and cheese, as well as spaghetti and meatballs. They also have sweet treats, specialty cakes, fresh fruit, appetizers, pizzas, sandwiches and morning munchies. For their full catering menu see the “to go” menu at www.bowstreetmarket.com.

Buck’s Naked BBQ Steakhouse
568 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-0600

If there is a function in your future, Buck’s Naked BBQ Steakhouse would certainly like to offer up some delicious, slow cooked barbecue and casual presentation for you and your guests to enjoy, from party appetizers to buffets. They can provide full service with staff or they can deliver your food to your location within their service area. Download their catering menu at www.bucksnaked-bbq.com.

CHIROPRACTOR

Dr. James A. Hendricks
174 South Freeport Road, Suite 1F, Freeport, 865-1183

Freeport Integrated Health Center is a chiropractic clinic that provides effective relief for a variety of muscle and joint conditions. Dr. James Hendricks specializes in compassionate personalized chiropractic care featuring manipulation combined with additional therapies. On many occasions, new patients are seen on the same day as they call. Read more about his services at www.freeporthealth.com.

CLOTHING
AND APPAREL STORE

L.L. Bean
Flagship Store, 95 Main St.,
Freeport, 877-755-2326

Outlet Store, 1 Freeport Village Station, 552-7772
At L.L. Bean, apparel and gear are shipped for free and guaranteed to last. The products are recognized around the world for their functional, innovative design and high quality. Today, over 140,000 items are available, including many that have been favorites for several decades, such as the Field Coat (1924) and Chamois Shirt (1928). The Flagship Store is open 24/7. The Outlet Store is open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Brooks Brothers
Factory Store

1 Freeport Village Station, 865-0121

Brooks Brothers Factory Stores uphold their reputation for exceptional quality and customer service. Smart blends to classic warm-weather fabrics put summer comfort within reach. Softer, brighter, stronger – there’s now even more to love in their collection of pure Supima cotton clothing. Store hours are Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.

Talbots Company Store
1 Freeport Village Station, 865-4756

Great fashion and accessories, excellent quality, irresistible prices, in a range of sizes – misses, petite and woman – are awaiting you at Talbots Company Store. You’ll find great values every day, new collections each month, plus unique pieces to surprise and delight. Everything you love about Talbots’ style is all right here. Open Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

COFFEE SHOP

Coffee By Design
95 Main St., L.L. Bean Flagship Store, Freeport, 865-2235

A handcrafted, micro roasted coffee purveyor based in Portland, Coffee By Design’s coffee is brewed from the highest quality beans to be found around the world. Try a cup at this café, which also has an assortment of locally-made baked goods. As in the case of their other retail locations, this coffeehouse operates as an environmentally friendly business. Hours: Sunday-Thursday 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday and Saturday 6:30 a.m.-7 p.m.

Isabella’s Café & Bakery
2 School St., Freeport, 865-6635

Isabella’s Café & Bakery is a warm and friendly café that serves great local coffee: Coffee By Design, delicious baked goods, along with breakfast and lunch options all day. They focus on fresh food made by hand, using locally-sourced ingredients and family recipes. Their bakery case is always filled with delicious items including cookies, muffins, and scones. The homemade sticky bun bread pudding is not to be missed. Open daily, 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Freeport Café
29 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 869-5113

Get a delicious bottomless cup of joe crafted by Downeast Coffee Roasters at The Freeport Café. An online customer review raves, “My new favorite breakfast place! The eggs benny was fantastic – homemade Hollandaise, real ham and perfectly poached eggs. Our waitress was super friendly and right on top of keeping our coffee mugs filled.” Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. daily.

CONSIGNMENT/
SECOND-HAND SHOP

Village Style
204 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-4500

The largest women’s clothing consignment boutique in the area, Village Style prides itself on stocking the highest quality pieces at an affordable price. They offer carefully selected women’s tops, pants, skirts, dresses, coats, jackets, scarves, hats, shoes, handbags, jewelry, and beauty products. Additionally, they carry a wide variety of sizes (0/XS-18+/XXL) and styles including: athletic, casual, business, and evening wear. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

New Beginnings Consignment Boutique

27 Bow St., Freeport, 865-7078

New Beginnings is Freeport’s finest upscale consignment boutique for women, featuring high quality designer clothing, jewelry and accessories. From diamonds to Danskos, come and discover the chic look for less. To download a consignment contract, go to www.consignfreeport.com. Store hours are Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

Freeport Community Services Thrift Shop

53 Depot St., Freeport, 865-3985

Founded in 1974, the Freeport Community Services Thrift Shop prides itself on being among the best stores of its kind in New England. The shop is welcoming, organized and accessible. Stop by and browse their inventory of like-new clothing, footwear, housewares, vintage goods, collectibles and furniture. There’s always something new, and they make an effort to be ‘in-season.’ Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

CONTRACTOR –
HEATING AND A/C

Charlie Burnham Energy
& Heating Service

4 Spring St., Freeport, 865-9010

Locally owned, Charlie Burnham Energy & Heating Service installs and services oil, natural gas and propane heating, as well as air conditioning systems. The technicians are knowledgeable and manufacturer-trained, and they design and install energy-efficient systems, including the System 2000. In addition, they provide general heating and air-conditioning service, cleaning and repair. Learn more at www.charlieburnham.com.

CRAFT BEER/WINE/SPIRIT

Maine Beer Company

525 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 221-5711

Maine Beer Company is a small, artisanal brewery dedicated to crafting great beer. Their Tasting Room features eight beers on tap, including some brewery-only releases. Bottles of their beer, snacks from local vendors, merchandise and gift certificates are available for purchase. See what’s on tap atwww.mainebeercompany.com. Tasting room hours are Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

Gritty’s Brew Pub
and Restaurant

187 Lower Main St., Freeport, 865-4321

Established in 1988 as Maine’s original brewpub, Gritty’s has been at the forefront of Maine’s craft beer industry. They brew fresh English ales served either on tap or on cask. There’s plenty of seating inside, plus outside on their expansive deck. Come in for a pint, leave as a fan for life. Serving daily, 11 a.m.-closing.

DENTIST

Alta Dental Of Maine PC

348 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-1900

From routine cleanings and fillings to advanced restorative treatments, Alta Dental Of Maine PC is equipped to handle all your dental needs. New and emergency patients are welcome. Dr. Joseph Wetherhold, D.M.D. heads up the staff. You can schedule an appointment atwww.altadentalmaine.com. Office hours are Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Fridays by appointment only.

Freeport Dental

46 Mallet Drive, Freeport, 865-3934

A graduate of Tufts Dental School, Dr. Chris Wnek of Freeport Dental offers contemporary dentistry in a picturesque, wooded setting in the heart of downtown Freeport. The practice is currently accepting new patients. See www.freeportdental.com. Office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

ELDER CARE FACILITY

Freeport Nursing
& Rehabilitation Center

3 East St., Freeport, 865-4713

Freeport Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is a skilled nursing and rehabilitation center located in proximity to downtown Freeport. Family owned and operated since 1967, their three-level facility consists of 61 dual-licensed skilled nursing and long-term care beds. There are seven private rooms and 27 double rooms, providing a caring, home-like atmosphere. For a full roster of services, refer to www.freeportnursing.com.

Hawthorne House

6 Old County Road, Freeport, 865-4782

Hawthorne House is the proud recipient of the AHCA Bronze National Quality Award. The staff strives to provide the highest quality of life and enhance sense of well-being at the highest level of independence possible. Their mission and vision is to be uniquely committed, through employee efforts, to the care and improvement of their clientele’s lives by delivering proper, individualized, high quality, cost-effective health care and services.

ETHNIC RESTAURANT

China Rose

23 Main St., Freeport, 865-6886

China Rose is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and their insistence on only using high-quality fresh ingredients. Szechuan, Mandarin and Hunan are featured cuisines. Order online at www.chinarosefreeport.com for pickup or express dine-in service. The restaurant is open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

Tuscan Brick Oven Bistro

140 Main St., Freeport, 869-7200

At the Tuscan Brick Oven Bistro, whether you choose their house made pasta dishes, brick oven pizzas or wood grilled steaks, you’ll be enjoying the taste of Maine with the flavor of Tuscany. They have an Italian-themed menu with entrées created using fresh local ingredients. View their menu atwww.tuscanbrickovenbistro.com. Open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

(TIE) Mediterranean Grill

10 School St., Freeport, 865-1688

The chef/owner at the Mediterranean Grill takes great pride in serving you with homemade authentic Mediterranean and Turkish cuisine. Their chefs use pure olive oil and fresh ingredients from local farmers and fishermen to provide a dining experience that is good for the heart and appetite. They offer a large selection of gluten-free entrées, as well as traditional options. See their menus at www.mediterraneangrill.biz.

(TIE) Thai Garden Restaurant

491 U.S. Route 1, Suite 12,
Freeport, 865-6005

Enjoy delicious, authentic Thai cuisine at the Thai Garden Restaurant. Their casual, family-friendly dining environment features stir fry, noodle dishes, curries, house specials, and seafood specials. They offer different levels of “hot” from coward to adventuresome. Dine-in and carryout options are available. The restaurant is open Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 4-9 p.m.

FAMILY RESTAURANT

Antonia’s Pizzeria

193 Lower Main St., Freeport, 865-6863

Antonia’s Pizzeria, established 2006, is a locally owned restaurant run by the Sotiropoulos family. It’s a full-service and self-service restaurant serving generous portions of Italian, American, and Greek favorites within a moderate price range. Parties of seven or more can make reservations; smaller parties are accommodated on a first come, first serve basis. Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

The Freeport Café

29 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 869-5113

The Freeport Café has the best food around and an atmosphere to match. Their recipes, made from fresh ingredients, are authentic and time-tested. Their dedicated staff is attentive and knowledgeable. An online customer remark notes, “The food and friendly service was wonderful – it felt so much like being with family and friends at your mother’s or grandmother’s for the holidays.” Open daily, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

Buck’s Naked BBQ Steakhouse

568 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-0600

Buck’s Naked BBQ Steakhouse is where the food is deliciously authentic, the air is wood-fire scented, and their staff is genuine with tons of mojo to share. There’s live entertainment every Friday and Saturday night in their Juke Joint from 6 p.m.-1 a.m. See their menu at www.bucksnaked-bbq.com. Open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

FITNESS CENTER

YMCA Casco Bay

14 Old South Freeport Road,
Freeport, 865-9600

The YMCA of Southern Maine has many programs and services that promote youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Programs and services unique to the Casco Bay branch include the Airnasium (outside gym), indoor track, preschool program, the Casco Bay Stripers swim team, Camp Osprey summer day camp, and miles of nature trails behind the facility.

Freeport Yoga Company

81 Bow St., Freeport, 319-3395

Freeport Yoga Company is a welcoming, judgment-free environment that accommodates the serious yogi, the raw beginner, the hardcore athlete, the weekend warrior, and anyone in between. Classes are taught with a practical approach, and vary in style to meet the fluctuations of your life. Check their classes, workshops and events at www.freeportyogaco.com.

FLORIST/GREENHOUSE

Wildflower Floral Design

5 Depot St., Suite 13,
Freeport, 865-6508

With more than 40 years in the floral industry, Wildflower Floral Design sources their flowers from many locations around the world. During the summer growing season here in Maine, they source most of their wedding flowers from local growers, enabling them to enhance their inventory with extraordinary local varieties and textures. Delivery is available to surrounding towns and some area facilities.

Garden Spot Farm

896 Lawrence Road,
North Pownal, 688-4462

A family business since 1972, Garden Spot Farm provides friendly service and neighborly advice to help you grow your own home garden. They feature more than 900 different varieties of the most popular and hardiest flowering plants. They also offer an excellent variety of shrubs, trees and rose bushes in their nursery, each selected especially for Maine’s climate. They’re open daily 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

Emily Cater Floral Designs

30 Quarry Lane, Freeport, 865-4021

With more than a decade of floral design experience, Emily Carter offers her seasoned and exceptional talents to clients looking for a professional and polished floral arrangement for their wedding or other event. She is committed to making each event unique in design by determining the client’s specific aesthetic preferences and creating extraordinary and innovative floral designs within a given budget. View her portfolio at www.emilycarterflowers.com.

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE STAND

Wealden Farm

19 Pleasant Hill Road,
Freeport, 865-6640

Wealden Farm raises seven acres of mixed vegetables, and they sell their harvest through their farm stand. The farm produces excellent quality seedlings and food. This year they are growing more than 200 varieties of vegetables, flowers and herbs. The season is bursting with vegetable and flower seedlings at Wealden, which is open daily, 8 a.m.-sunset.

Bessie’s Farm Goods

33 Litchfield Road, Freeport, 865-9840

From kale, arugula, tomatoes, and string beans in the summer to winter squash and pumpkins in the fall, there’s no better place for fresh produce than Bessie’s Farm Goods – a genuine Maine country store. From clothing, jewelry, and home goods, to beauty products, garden supplies, and groceries, they’ve got you covered. Find out more at www.bessiesfarmgoods.com. Their hours are Tuesday-Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Bow Street Market

79 Bow St., Freeport, 865-6631

The produce department at Bow Street Market is fully stocked with a large selection of the healthiest local, organic and conventional produce available, all delivered fresh to their store. They support and buy from local farmers whenever possible. For a list of the local farms that supply the fresh fruit and vegetables that Bow Street carries, refer to www.bowstreetmarket.com. The store is open every day from 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

FUEL/OIL/HEATING SUPPLIER

Charlie Burnham Energy
& Heating Service

4 Spring St., Freeport, 865-9010

Your locally-owned energy provider, Charlie Burnham Energy & Heating Service delivers heating oil and propane to customers residing in area towns. The company now offers automatic or “will call” delivery. Once your credit card is on file with them, or you have an approved account, they’ll check on your tank automatically so you never have to worry about running out of fuel. Learn more at www.charlieburnham.com.

GIFT STORE

R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers

13 Middle St., Suite 1,
Freeport, 865-1818

R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers excels in providing a wide variety of traditional, classic and fashion forward pendant, earring, ring and other jewelry designs. Come find the perfect accessory to your summer fashions. They have some beautiful pieces for you and for someone you hold dear. Stop in and see what’s new. Store hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Sherman’s
Maine Coast Book Shops

128 Main St., Freeport, 869-9000

Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shops provides a distinctive selection of Maine-made gifts including buoy bells, Maine-themed jigsaw puzzles, blueberry tea, balsam pillows, and much more. Staff members excel at customer service and they are more than happy to help you find the right book or gift. Go to www.shermans.com to shop online. During the summer, the retail store is open daily from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

Abacus

36 Main St., Freeport, 865-6620

Abacus features two floors of outstanding jewelry, crafts, and home accessories in a beautiful 1800s Federal-style residence with lots of natural light, a parking lot, and, rumor has it, some friendly ghosts. The sales staff has earned the reputation with locals as the place to go in Freeport for attentive service. Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

GROCERY STORE

Bow Street Market

79 Bow St., Freeport, 865-6631

Bow Street Market is truly a one-stop grocery for everyone. From paper goods to cooking supplies, aspirin to ice cream, they really do have it all. Their departments include butcher, deli, produce, bakery, seafood, grocery, specialty, as well as wine, beer and spirits. In every category, they do their best to offer locally grown or produced items. Place an order online at www.bowstreetmarket.com. Open 7 days from 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

Shaw’s Supermarket

200 Lower Main St., Freeport, 865-0094

Your neighborhood grocer since 1860, Shaw’s Supermarket is focused on providing their customers with a fresh and healthy experience every time they enter any of their stores. Delicious flavors, great values – their exclusive brands have it all. View the supermarket’s online weekly ads atwww.shaws.com. Store hours are Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

HAIRSTYLIST/BARBER

George’s Barber Shop

12 South St., Freeport, 865-6407

George St. Pierre of George’s Barber Shop has been in business for 51 years. He gives men’s haircuts primarily, but he also does women’s and children’s cuts on occasion. In some cases, his client base spans several generations of a family. His normal hours of operation are Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Mainely Hair

13 Royal Ave., Freeport, 865-9214

Mainely Hair is your neighborhood salon, with a barber/stylist on site serving you and your beauty needs, whether you need a new style, extensions or keratin treatment. Their technicians use only the newest and most up-to-date products featuring Redken and OPI. Weddings, proms and other occasions are their specialty. Hours are Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

Freeport Salon

32 Independence Drive, Suite 13,
Freeport, 865-9191

Freeport Salon offers a full range of hair services, including conditioning treatments, haircuts, coloring, straightening and styling. Book your next appointment by phone or online at www.freeportsalon.com. Walk-ins are welcome. The salon’s hours are Monday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and until 7 p.m. by appointment only; Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

HOME IMPROVEMENT/FURNISHINGS

L.L. Bean

Flagship Store, 95 Main St., Freeport, 877-755-2326

Outlet Store, 1 Freeport Village Station, 552-7772
From its Rangeley bed to its Mission coffee table, L.L. Bean has an extensive inventory of indoor furniture. L.L. Bean’s outdoor furniture is nearly indestructible and made in the U.S.A. The Flagship Store is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Outlet Store is open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

Thos. Moser Showroom
& Outlet Annex

149 Main St., Freeport, 865-4519

The Thos. Moser Freeport Showroom is a restored a 19th century home furnished with two full floors of their pieces. The showroom proudly features a selection of blankets, throws and linen towels from Brahms Mount, which are woven on antique shuttle looms by local artisans in their mill in Monmouth. Store hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m-5 p.m.

HOTEL/MOTEL/B&B/INN

Harraseeket Inn

162 Main St., Freeport, 865-9377

The Harraseeket Inn is a family owned, 93-room luxury inn. This upscale hotel features two great restaurants ‒ the Broad Arrow Tavern and the Maine Harvest Dining Room ‒ 23 fireplaces, an indoor heated pool and select pet-friendly rooms. Their rates include a full buffet breakfast and afternoon tea, if you book directly with them. Read about their accommodations at www.harraseeketinn.com.

Hilton Garden Inn

5 Park St., Freeport, 865-1433

Stay at this Hilton Garden Inn hotel and experience stylish guest rooms offering one king or two queen sized beds, a large work desk, complimentary high-speed internet access, a coffeemaker and other amenities. Enjoy your time at the Hilton Garden Inn with excellent on-site services such as an inviting indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub, a modern fitness center and a 24-hour Pavilion Pantry convenience mart.

White Cedar Inn
Bed and Breakfast

178 Main St., Freeport, 865-9099

Come rusticate at White Cedar Inn Bed and Breakfast with one acre of scenic grounds in which to relax and refresh the spirit. Relax in one of their seven cozy guest rooms, each with its own personal style. Each room has a private bathroom, controls for heat and A/C, free WiFi, and comfy chairs for reading and relaxing. A home-cooked breakfast is included with your stay. Select your favorite room at www.whitecedarinn.com.

ICE CREAM

Derosier’s

120 Main St., Freeport, 865-6290

Feeding Freeport since 1904, Derosier’s has a full ice cream bar, featuring Gorgeous Gelato, Hershey’s and soft serve. They’re open seasonally from early April through mid-October and offer a gluten-free option for cones. Store hours are Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream

6 Nathan Nye St., Freeport, 865-3407

Want to have your Ben & Jerry’s ice cream the way it was originally intended? Head into their locally owned and operated Freeport shop and dig into any of their euphoric ice cream flavors in the way the first scoops were served up by Ben and Jerry themselves. See the flavors, sundaes, smoothies and shakes they have to offer at www.benjerry.com/freeport. Open Sunday-Friday noon-5 p.m., Saturday noon-6 p.m.

Mainely Custard

150 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-4417

Located across from the Big Indian, Mainely Custard serves up quality creamy frozen custard made fresh daily, and their soft serve ice cream is like nothing else around. The staff is friendly and ready to serve you up a tasty treat. Go to www.mainelycustard.com to discover the daily flavor. Open daily 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

JEWELRY STORE

R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers

13 Middle St., Suite 1,
Freeport, 865-1818

R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers has the largest selection of affordable Maine tourmaline jewelry, including an incredible selection of rare watermelon tourmaline. They create their gorgeous gemstone jewelry right on the premises. Choose your own Maine tourmaline, and let them design something especially for you. See www.rdallen.com. Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Brown Goldsmiths

11 Mechanic St., Freeport, 865-4126

Since the late 1960s, Brown Goldsmiths’ craftsmen have been creating signature, custom, and one-of-a-kind jewelry in Freeport. In their studio, they work with platinum, gold, diamonds, sapphires, tourmaline and more. Their tradition is making it easy for clients to understand and enjoy elegant, heirloom quality jewelry. Visit www.browngoldsmiths.com. Open Monday-Saturday at 10 a.m.

Earrings & Company

2 Mechanic St., Freeport, 865-3097

Since 1993, Earrings & Company has been known as the destination for fun, eclectic jewelry and accessories for any age and taste. Explore a vast selection of handcrafted earrings, necklaces and bracelets by local Maine designers, as well as artisans from across the U.S. and Canada. Find a just-right fashion accessory or a “wow” piece for a special occasion. Open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

KENNEL/GROOMER

Pawsibilities Pet Groomer

10 Antler Ridge Way,
Freeport, 865-6647

Pawsibilities offers full-service grooming for all breeds of dogs 60 pounds and under. Your dog will look great because the professional groomer, with more than 20 years of experience, pays careful attention to detail. Your dog will feel great because premium natural products and gentle methods are provided. Learn more at www.shinyhealthydogs.com.

The Brown Dog Inn

24 Crown Court, Freeport, 865-1255

The Brown Dog Inn is a home away from home for your family dog. The staff specializes in individual care with the hospitality of a country inn. The inn opened in 2006 with the purpose of providing a quality, warm, loving, safe and home-like environment for your pets. If they need a little TLC, the staff can spoil them with a massage, bath, nature walk or a dip in the splash pool. Visit www.browndoginn.com.

LANDSCAPING/LAWN CARE

Curtis Lawn & Yard Care

30 Hunter Road, Freeport, 865-6577

Curtis Lawn & Yard Care has been serving the community since 1987. They are a four-season property services company that does light excavation and tractor work. They offer seasoned firewood, reliable plowing and top-quality yard care. They can fit your needs for an affordable, professional job that is completed efficiently to your needs.

2   High Point Landscape

376 Stackpole Road, Durham, 576-2856

Since 1994, Highpoint Landscape has been providing superior quality service that exceeds customer expectations. Owner Keith Bertrand has been in the landscape industry for more than 30 years. Many of the materials used on job sites are locally sourced from their very own rock quarry located on the family property. View their custom landscape and hardscape portfolio at www.highpointlandscape.com.

LAWYER

1  Powers & French, P.A.

209 Main St., Freeport, 865-3135

The attorneys at Powers & French pride themselves on meeting the demands of today’s legal practice and the needs of its clients while maintaining the personal service that only a small-town law office can provide. They provide unsurpassed legal service and personal attention to their clients. Do you have a will? Schedule a free consultation. To learn their areas of practice, refer to www.powersandfrench.com.

2  Michelle Allott
Freeport Farris Law

491 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-0345

Since graduating in 1989, Michelle Allott has been practicing predominantly in the field of civil litigation. Her practice has been focused on personal injury, medical malpractice, products liability, and construction and environmental litigation. She is a skilled trial attorney, who infuses conciliation in a traditionally adversarial process. As such, she has developed a successful mediation practice.

LOBSTER ROLL

1   Derosier’s

120 Main St., Freeport, 865-6290

Derosier’s lobster rolls consist of 100 percent fresh local lobster meat on half of a sub roll with mayo and lettuce. They’re available seasonally and market priced. Lobster Gal, who is on a quest to sample every lobster roll in New England, writes, “If you really love the whole lobster and appreciate fresh, tasty, uncut hunks of tail with some knuckle, you’re going to love this one.”

2  Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern

88 Main St., Freeport, 865-9835

What makes Linda Bean’s Perfect Maine Lobster Roll unique? The bread itself is tasty and not off the grocery shelf the roll is custom-made in Maine in both white and whole wheat. The dressing, applied lightly, has a complex of herbs that Linda mixes herself and adds lightly to complement the unique flavor of the lobster meat. Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern is open daily, 7:30 a.m. to late night.

3   Harraseeket Lunch
& Lobster Company

36 Main St., South Freeport, 865-4888

Harraseeket Lunch & Lobster Company is a family-operated restaurant, serving lunch and dinner from May to October since 1970. Whether enjoying their fresh seafood from their inside dining room or the outside picnic tables under a covered awning, you can relax with views of the beautiful harbor and their fishing boats bringing in their daily catch. Their restaurant offers the freshest lobster rolls available.

LODGING

1   Harraseeket Inn

162 Main St., Freeport, 865-9377

The Harraseeket Inn is a family owned, 93-room luxury inn. This classic Maine hotel features two great restaurants the Broad Arrow Tavern and the Maine Harvest Dining Room 23 fireplaces, an indoor heated pool and select pet-friendly rooms. All of their beautifully decorated accommodations have a quarter-canopy bed, private bath, telephone with data port, and cable TV. Their facilities are fully handicapped accessible.

2   Hilton Garden Inn

5 Park St., Freeport, 865-1433

Enjoy your time at the Hilton Garden Inn with excellent on-site services such as an inviting indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub, a modern fitness center and a 24-hour Pavilion Pantry convenience mart. There are 99 guest rooms and suites each with a 37-inch HDTV, microwave, refrigerator, hair dryer, coffeemaker and iron/board. Savor the flavors of the Garden Grille & Bar restaurant or enjoy the convenience of room service.

3   Hampton Inn

194 Lower Main St., Freeport, 865-1400

Unwind and feel at home at the Hampton Inn in one of their 77 guest rooms with 32-inch LCD TVs, microwaves and refrigerators. Relax on a clean and fresh Hampton bed and stay entertained with a range of premium TV channels and free internet access. Start your day with their free hot breakfast before heading off for a day’s business or sightseeing. Keep in shape during your stay in the indoor pool and rejuvenate with a workout in the fitness center.

MASSAGE THERAPIST

1   Shirsten Lundblad

42 Mallet Drive, Suite 21,
Freeport, 725-7774

Shirsten Lundblad is a licensed massage therapist, Kripalu-certified yoga teacher, and musician. A uniquely-skilled practitioner, Shirsten provides many services including massage therapy, hot stone massage, Acutonics, yoga, chanting/kirtan sessions, frame drum/percussion instruction, and drum circles for elders. Read more about her practice at www.shirstenlundblad.com.

MUSIC/ART/DANCE/THEATER

1   Fusion Dance

1456 US Route 1, Freeport, 504-1044

Fusion Dance offers many forms of dance for all ages and experience levels. Their instructors are dedicated to creating a fun and active environment to allow students to become the best dancers they can be. They have recreational classes, performance teams, and competition teams to help you meet your dance goals. Studio hours are Monday-Friday 3-9 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

2   Figures of Speech Theatre

77 Durham Road, Freeport, 865-6355

Founded in 1982 to explore the interplay of puppets, actors, shadows, movement, and masks, Figures of Speech Theatre comprises three main areas of activity. Their artists perform touring productions, they create elegant figures commissioned by or in collaboration with other organizations, and they educate students of all ages in the art of the puppet. Read more at www.figures.org.

NAIL SALON
MANICURE/PEDICURE

1   Freeport Salon

32 Independence Drive, Suite 13, Freeport, 865-9191

Freeport Salon offers a full range of manicures and pedicures. The basic manicure includes filing, cuticles, hand massage and polish; the spa manicure adds a hand scrub and choice of paraffin or hand massage. The mini pedicure includes filing, cuticles, foot soak, foot scrub, massage and polish; and the spa pedicure adds a choice of paraffin or foot mask. Come check out their new pedicure chair and get your toes ready for sandal weather.

2   Mainely Hair

13 Royal Ave., Freeport, 865-9214

The talented beauty technicians at Mainely Hair want to let you know that you can relax in their care. Your hair and nails will be treated with meticulous attention, using the finest products available. Weddings, proms and other special events are their specialty. Hours are Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

3   True Colors Salon

541 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-2997

At True Colors Salon, owner Gina La Guardia performs all of the manicures and pedicures the old-fashioned, unhurried way. She doesn’t do acrylics or the funky chemical stuff, but she does a basic, thorough manicure or pedicure no quickies here. Call for an appointment between 8 a.m.-8 p.m.

NONPROFIT AGENCY

1   Freeport Community Services

53 Depot St., Freeport, 865-3985

Freeport Community Services is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization that has been serving its neighbors in Freeport and Pownal since 1974. They provide essential direct services, such as emergency food, fuel and utility assistance, and manage the Freeport Community Center. Read more atwww.fcsmaine.org. Center hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

2   Wolfe’s Neck Farm

184 Burnett Road, Freeport, 865-4469

A nonprofit since 1997, Wolfe’s Neck Farm is shaping the future of sustainable agriculture by training new farmers, inspiring people to make informed food choices, and facilitating farm-based education and research. This certified organic dairy is open free to the public year-round. The farm encourages visitors to explore its miles of hiking trails, meet the livestock, explore the gardens and enjoy the open space. Visit www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

3   Freeport Rotary Club

Email: info@freeport-rotary.org

Freeport Rotary Club, formed in 1983, is a volunteer service organization, providing service to people in the Freeport, Pownal and Durham area and around the world through international projects. It is a lively and generous group of professionals, business owners and community leaders who live or work in the Freeport, Pownal and Durham area. They meet every Wednesday from 7-8 a.m. at the Freeport Community Center, 53 Depot St.

PET SERVICES/SUPPLY

1   Pet Pantry

177 Lower Main St., Freeport, 865-6484

Family owned and operated, Pet Pantry has a wide range of high quality pet food, as well as two floors of toys, treats and essentials for your pet. They carry a broad range of pet products for cats, dogs, and small animals and fish supplies. Visit www.petpantry.com. Store hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m. daily.

2   Freeport Veterinary Hospital

4 Post Road, Freeport, 865-3673

Freeport Veterinary Hospital is a full-service, companion animal hospital founded in 1983. Their services and facilities have been designed with their patients in mind so that all visits are fear-free. They are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet’s health care and treat your pet as they would their own. See www.freeportvet.com for office hours.

PHOTOGRAPHER

1   David Jordan Photography

394 Meadow Road, Durham, 353-5991

David Jordan is a 10th generation Mainer with a passion for photography. He began taking photos of Maine settings as a teenager and continues at every chance to share the world through his lens. He shoots senior portraits, weddings, family portraits, landscapes and panoramas. Enjoy viewing samples of his work at www.maineiscool.com.

2   Pinkhouse Production

Freeport, 208-0182

Founded in 2013, Pinkhouse Production is a storytelling, memory-making kind of company. Owner Kim Wogan is a Maine-based cinematographer, editor and photographer. She supplies edited images from shoots taken for a number of occasions, including senior, family and mini holiday portraits. View samples of her work at www.pinkhouseproduction.com.

3   Andrew Davis Photography

12 Royal Ave., Freeport, 370-4746

Andrew Davis is a wedding and commercial photographer serving Portsmouth, Portland, coastal Maine, Boston and points beyond. It is his goal to create beautiful, inspired imagery for every client. He makes it a point to personally connect with his customers and prides himself on making every photo session comfortable and relaxed, as well as providing stellar service after the shoot.

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

1   Freeport Physical Therapy

174 South Freeport Road, Suite 2C, Freeport, 865-0004

Locally owned and operated, Freeport Physical Therapy offers orthopedic manual therapy and exercise programs to help you regain strength and flexibility. Therapists Gordon Haldeman M.S., P.T. and Gary Sylvester M.S., P.T. specialize in the treatment of musculoskeletal, sports, automobile and workplace injuries. Open Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

PHYSICIAN/DO/OPTOMETRIST

1   Freeport Medical Center

23 Durham Road, Suite 201,
Freeport, 865-3491

Freeport Medical Center is a family health care walk-in clinic practicing the philosophy of treating the whole patient, focusing on prevention and wellness instead of just treating disease. Dr. Brian Knighton D.O. concentrates on providing quality primary care to adults and children. The practice offers a natural, herbal, plant-based alternative medicine option. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

2   Maine Optometry, P.A.

5 Depot St., Suite 14,
Freeport, 865-2050

Maine Optometry offers an array of products and services to fit your family’s many eye care needs. They are a leader in eye care and eyewear products. They have a wide variety of fashionable frames to fit any budget. Their doctors are on call for emergencies 24/7. Office hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wednesday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday appointments are available.

PIZZA RESTAURANT

1   Derosier’s

120 Main St., Freeport, 865-6290

Pizza slices are available all day at Derosier’s. Gluten-free pizza crust is available. Feeling saucy? Switch your red sauce for white or pesto. Check out their list of specialty pizzas at www.freeportpizza.com. Store hours are Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

2   Antonia’s Pizzeria

193 Lower Main St., Freeport, 865-6863

Design your own pizza at Antonia’s Pizzeria or order a specialty pizza, such as Maui, Hercules or the Acropolis. Their pizza dough is made fresh daily using their special family recipe. Make any small pizza into a gluten-free crust. Read their complete menu at www.antoniaspizzeria.com. Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

3   Sam’s Italian Foods

7 Main St., Freeport, 865-4700

Sam’s Italian Foods is known for their courtesy, quality and service, a winning combination since 1939. They offer pizza, Italian sandwiches, pasta and much more. Pizzas are available in three sizes: a 7-inch mini, 10-inch regular or 14-inch large. Some of their toppings are buffalo chicken, Mexican and Hawaiian. Store hours are Sunday-Thursday 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-11 p.m.

PLUMBING/HEATING

1   Charlie Burnham Energy
& Heating Service

4 Spring St., Freeport, 865-9010

With Charlie Burnham Energy & Heating, you get on-time service and installation of all types of heating and cooling systems. You’ll get superior quality and workmanship in your residential and light commercial space whether powered by oil, gas or propane. Give them a call to talk about your heating or cooling system when it’s time for an upgrade or a new installation.

2   ACB Plumbing Repair Service

28 Fernald Road, Freeport, 729-5915

Since 1987, ACB Plumbing has been serving their clients from Freeport to Phippsburg to Harpswell and other surrounding areas. For everything from faucet repairs, well pump service, to a clogged main drain, you can rely on ACB Plumbing. They provide a variety of plumbing services and welcome anything from small jobs to more involved bathroom and kitchen remodels. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

3   Bob Miles & Son

1162 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 869-9140

Plumbers at Bob Miles & Son are licensed and insured to meet all your plumbing needs. They offer commercial and residential remodeling, as well as new construction for a variety of plumbing and heating jobs. Their service team has years of experience enabling them to solve your plumbing problems. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. See www.bobmilesinc.net.

PRIVATE SCHOOL

1   Maine Coast Waldorf School

57 Desert Road, Freeport, 865-3900

The kindergarten through 8th grade students at the Maine Coast Waldorf School’s Freeport campus take advantage of acres of outdoor classrooms and woodland trails. Their instructors limit the use of screens and computers in favor of outdoor time and the development of physical competencies that improve self-esteem, social relationships and creativity. Schedule a visit at www.mainecoastwaldorf.org.

2   Pine Tree Academy

67 Pownal Road, Freeport, 865-4747

Pine Tree Academy prepares young people from Pre-K through 12th grade for success in life through Christian-centered education and exceptional academics. For more than 40 years, Pine Tree graduates have gone into the world instilled with inner strength and balance, prepared to meet their future with optimism and confidence. Refer to www.pinetreeacademy.org for more information.

REAL ESTATE AGENCY

1   Brett Davis Real Estate

12 School St., Freeport, 865-9919

The distinguished team at Brett Davis Real Estate is excited to provide you with the indispensable guidance needed for your next real estate transaction. Their agents are fun, professional, and accountable. Put simply, they love what they do and they do it well. Their real estate team guides you through the very first stages of listing a property or finding a new home, all the way to the closing table.

RECREATION/DESTINATION

1   Wolfe’s Neck
Woods State Park

426 Wolfe’s Neck Road,
Freeport, 865-4465

Sited on 233 acres, Wolfe’s Neck Woods State Park provides interpretive signs on trails and guided programs for groups and the general public. The park is used for hiking, bird watching, picnicking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. Visitors can enjoy picnics under a canopy of oak trees or a group barbecue can be arranged at the park’s shelter area. Open daily all year from 9 a.m. to sunset. Fee charged.

2   Winslow Park
and Campground

132 Staples Point Road,
Freeport, 865-4198

Winslow Park and Campground offers 100 campsites and wooded trails with views of the harbor and Casco Bay, rental picnic shelters for functions, picnic tables, grills, a tidal beach, a boat launch, playground and a Thursday evening summer concert series. Park fees are $2 per person for Freeport residents and $3 per person for non-residents. Day use hours are from 8 a.m. until 30 minutes after sunset.

3   Bradbury Mountain
State Park

528 Hallowell Road, Pownal, 688-4712

Bradbury Mountain is a wonderful place to spend a day or afternoon exploring trails, taking in the magnificent view from the summit, biking, camping or enjoying a picnic. Pets are allowed in the park, the campgrounds and on trails provided they’re on a leash, restrained and cleaned up after. For more information and park fees, go to www.bradburymountain.com. Open all year, from 9 a.m. until sunset, unless otherwise posted.

ROMANTIC/DATE NIGHT RESTAURANT

1   Azure Café

123 Main St., Freeport, 865-1237

Azure Café endeavors to bring you the best Maine ingredients, in a farm-to-table philosophy. Dine outdoors in season at Azure Café, a taste of Italy on the coast of Maine. Enjoy a casual lunch with Italian favorites by day, upscale dining by night. The wine list is distinctive, offering rare bottlings with good vintage age as well as more approachable choices. For hours and to peruse the menu, go to www.azurecafe.com.

2   Conundrum Wine Bistro

117 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-0303

For more than 14 years, Conundrum has offered a dining experience that is as relaxed as it is delicious. Their menu consists of simple bistro fare, carefully sourced and thoughtfully prepared. Their servers are friendly and attentive, but they make sure that you set the pace. Visitwww.conundrumwinebistro.com. Open Tuesday-Saturday 4:30-10 p.m. The bar is open later on weekends.

3   Tuscan Brick Oven Bistro

140 Main St., Freeport, 869-7200

At the Tuscan Brick Oven Bistro, whether you choose their house-made pasta dishes, brick-oven pizzas or wood-grilled steaks, you’ll be enjoying the taste of Maine with the flavor of Tuscany. They have an Italian-themed menu with entrées created using fresh local ingredients. View their menu and hours at www.tuscanbrickovenbistro.com.

SANDWICH SHOP

1   Derosier’s

120 Main St., Freeport, 865-6290

Maine Italians headline Derosier’s inventory of cold subs available on their menu. Choose from one of their favorites listed or create your own. Craving a hot sub? Try one of their many variations of Toasties, along with other popular choices. Whet your appetite by looking over their online menu atwww.freeportpizza.com. Store hours are Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

2   Sam’s Italian Foods

7 Main St., Freeport, 865-4700

Sam’s Italian Foods is known for their courtesy, quality and service, a winning combination since 1939. They offer a dozen varieties of Italian sandwiches, hot sandwiches such as a Boston sausage and chicken parmigiana, five kinds of cold sandwiches, plus seven types of wraps. Store hours are Sunday-Thursday 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-11 p.m.

3   Edna and Lucy’s

407 Hallowell Road, Pownal, 688-3029

The lunch menu scrawled on blackboards at Edna and Lucy’s shows a large selection of hot and cold sandwiches. An example of one of their inventive daily specials is a salami sandwich with provolone, pickled onions, pickles, roasted red peppers and tomato on focaccia served with a seasonal salad containing pears and blue cheese. Open Wednesday-Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

1   Harraseeket Lunch
and Lobster Company

36 Main St., South Freeport, 865-4888

Whether enjoying Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster Company’s fresh seafood inside their dining room or on their outside picnic tables, you can relax with views of the beautiful harbor and their fishing boats bringing in the daily catch. The restaurant offers the freshest lobster rolls available, shrimp, clams, scallops and fabulous homemade desserts. Their lunch counter is open daily 11 a.m.-8:45 p.m. during summer months.

2   The Freeport Café

29 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 869-5113

The Freeport Café has the best food around and an atmosphere to match. Although renowned for their outstanding breakfast fare, they have branched out to offer a more diverse menu including several seafood dishes. Some of them consist of fried scallops, fried clams, New England clam chowder, fresh lobster rolls, crab cakes, clam cakes, haddock, seafood Newburg, and twisted tuna sandwiches. As always, they have fish chowder every Friday. Open daily, 7 a.m.-7 p.m.

3   Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern

88 Main St., Freeport, 865-9835

At Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern, every meal throughout the day offers menu options containing seafood. Try the lobster or crab Florentine Benedict, bacon-wrapped scallops, steamed Maine clams, fried calamari, lobster stew, haddock melt sandwich, fish tacos, lobster mac & cheese, salmon pie or a complete Maine lobster shore dinner to satisfy diners with a seafaring appetite. The restaurant is open daily, 7:30 a.m. to late night.

SHOE STORE

1   L.L. Bean

Flagship Store, 95 Main St.,
Freeport, 877-755-2326

Outlet Store, 1 Freeport Village Station, 552-7772
The footwear at L.L. Bean runs the gamut from shoes, sandals, water shoes, running and fitness shoes to boots and slippers for all ages, even infants. And, who could forget the iconic Bean boot? All are backed by their 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. The Flagship Store is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The Outlet Store is open Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.

2   Allen Edmonds Outlet

32 Main St., Freeport, 865-6222

Allen Edmonds Shoe Corporation is a U.S.-based manufacturer of premium men’s footwear and accessories. They have been creating timeless, custom-made men’s dress shoes and casual shoes since 1922. Their shoes use only premium leathers and are handcrafted via a 212-step process. They’ve expanded their horizons to include belts, leather briefcases and bags, plus versatile clothing. For store hours, check www.allenedmonds.com.

3   Olympia Sports

140 Main St., Freeport, 865-5368

At Olympia Sports, the team prides itself on its premium athletic specialty brand assortment, superior customer service and convenient locations that are staffed by local residents. When you visit one of their stores, you will find premium brands like Nike, Adidas, and Under Armour represented across all categories and genders. The store is open Monday-Friday 9:30 a.m.-9 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m.

SPECIALTY FOOD STORE

1   Bow Street Market

79 Bow St., Freeport, 865-6631

Bow Street Market sources the finest, naturally produced beef, chicken and pork in their butcher shop. Fresh salads are made every day and are bursting with fresh flavors. They offer the best available, freshest fish and shellfish you’ll find anywhere. From Pilsner to Porter, imperial stout to India pale ale, you won’t find a more interesting or complete beer selection in the area. Open 7 days from 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

2   Fiore Artisan Olive Oils
and Vinegars

88 Main St., Freeport, 869-5227

The mission of Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars is to provide you with the freshest, highest quality, authentic, hard to find specialty oils, vinegars and specialty foods. The tasting room enables you to take a global tour of the freshest extra virgin olive oils and the most flavorful balsamic vinegars of Modena, Italy while learning their numerous health benefits. Store hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m., daily.

3   Royal River Natural Foods

443 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-0046

At Royal River Natural Foods, you’ll find organic and local Maine-grown produce and meats, along with supplements and other healthy options your whole family will enjoy. Since 1994, it has offered high quality organic produce, dairy, meats, baked goods, groceries and other products that promote healthy living. They’re open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

TAKE OUT/FAST FOOD

1   Derosier’s

120 Main St., Freeport, 865-6290

Grab a take out order at Derosier’s. It’s Freeport’s best spot for pizza, sandwiches, salads and more. Check for daily soup and sandwich specials. A newspaper review of Derosier’s says, “Its friendly food at low prices attracts locals and tourists.” See the menu at www.freeportpizza.com. Store hours are Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

2   Sam’s Italian Foods

7 Main St., Freeport, 865-4700

Take out orders are always an option at Sam’s Italian Foods. Check their list of specials online at www.samsitalian.com. They include the Family Pasta Pack, Lunch Specials, Wednesday Specials, and Family Four Pack consisting of two one-topping 10-inch pizzas, two Italians and four 16-ounce tap sodas. Store hours are Sunday-Thursday 9 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-11 p.m.

3   China Rose

23 Main St., Freeport, 865-6886

China Rose is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high-quality fresh ingredients. Szechuan, Mandarin and Hunan are its featured cuisines. Order online at www.chinarosefreeport.com for pickup or express dine-in service. The restaurant is open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

VETERINARY CLINIC/ANIMAL HOSPITAL

1   Pownal Veterinary Hospital

191 Hallowell Road, Pownal, 688-4843

Pownal Veterinary Hospital is where they treat your pet like family. Services include physical exams for dogs, cats, and small mammals, vaccinations, lab services, surgeries, dentistry and more. Karen Richter-Hall, D.V.M. is board-certified in veterinary acupuncture, which can provide a non-invasive means for relieving pain and for applying therapy. She does house calls, too. For more information and office hours, see www.pownalvet.com.

2   Freeport Veterinary Hospital

4 Post Road, Freeport, 865-3673

The staff at Freeport Veterinary Hospital is dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet’s health care. They are dedicated to doing everything in their power to prevent your pets from feeling fearful and anxious. It is their goal and dream to have an entire clinic full of patients who are happy, relaxed and excited to come see their veterinary friends. Read more at www.freeportvet.com.

3   Vet At Your Door

Freeport, 536-8387

Let your furry family members relax at home while they enjoy the best that modern veterinary medicine has to offer. Serving Greater Portland, Vet At Your Door offers compassionate high-quality wellness care including vaccines and screening lab work, sick visits and end-of-life care to dogs and cats in the comfort of their own home. Get acquainted with the staff at www.vetatyourdoor.com. Hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

WEDDING LOCATION

1   Winslow Park

132 Staples Point Road,
Freeport, 865-9052 (Neil)

With views of the harbor and Casco Bay, Winslow Park provides a scenic setting for your wedding. They rent covered picnic areas for functions, such as weddings, for reasonable fees. One covered area accommodates 75 to 100 people, and the other 150 to 175. Alcohol can be served but is subject to stipulations.

2   Wolfe’s Neck Farm

184 Burnett Road,
Freeport, 865-4469 ext. 102 (Morgan)

Spend your special day on the shores of Casco Bay, surrounded by family and friends at Wolfe’s Neck Farm. Choose between two of their venues: the oceanfront Wedding Field and the historic Mallet Barn, or book both for a weekend to remember. Their oceanfront Wedding Field hosts weddings of all sizes. Fill out their wedding interest form at www.wolfesneckfarm.org.

3   (TIE) Harraseeket Inn

162 Main St., Freeport, 865-9377

The timeless beauty of the Harraseeket Inn will lend the perfect accent to your wedding and create lasting memories, whatever the season. To bring every facet of your wedding together flawlessly, the inn provides the services of an experienced wedding coordinator. The inn can accommodate weddings of up to 250 guests. Look over their wedding package at www.harraseeketinn.com.

3   (TIE) Hilton Garden Inn

5 Park St., Freeport, 865-1433

Exquisitely designed gardens surrounding the Hilton Garden Inn, savory cuisine and their seasoned sales and catering staff make this a quintessential destination for your wedding celebration. Read about their custom wedding packages, including an indoor ceremony at Freeport’s original Town Hall, situated just 20 feet from the main hotel. This white chapel-like 1849 building is rich in history and an ideal location for your ceremony.

WEDDING RECEPTION VENUE

1   Harraseeket Inn

162 Main St., Freeport, 865-9377

The executive chef at Harraseeket Inn will guide you through the creative process of designing a unique and memorable menu that your wedding guests will be raving about for a long time to come. The staff will make sure everything is perfectly prepared and presented. Your reception will begin with both stationary and passed hors d’oeuvres, followed by a sit-down meal or a less formal buffet. Look over their sample wedding menus at www.harraseeketinn.com.

2   Hilton Garden Inn

5 Park St., Freeport, 865-1433

Create a reception uniquely your own based on one of the Hilton Garden Inn’s custom wedding packages. Some amenities include exclusive use of their full wedding facility for five hours, complimentary accommodations for the bridal couple on their wedding night and breakfast for two the following morning, complimentary toast with sparkling wine or cider, as well as special room rates for your out-of-town guests.

3   Wolfe’s Neck Farm

184 Burnett Road,
Freeport, 865-4469 ext. 102 (Morgan)

Wolfe’s Neck Farm can offer some unique wedding reception amenities, including hayrides, kayaking, camping and more. Located on the tip of Wolfe’s Neck, the historic Mallet Barn, built in 1891, projects a rustic setting for a beautiful, authentic experience. They can accommodate wedding receptions of all sizes and are currently accepting reservations for their May-October 2017 wedding season.