Northern Forecaster Best of Best Readers Choice Winners

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It’s that time of year again – time to salute the Best of Best in Freeport, Pownal and Durham. We are thrilled to tell you that we have had more votes and more participation than ever for our popular Reader’s Choice Contest.

Thank you to all of our readers who took the time to fill out the ballot in print and online. We know that this is an interruption in your already busy schedule. It’s nice to see the loyalty that people have to their favorite businesses, and the commitment to casting their votes with that in mind. Everyone who took the time to fill out their ballot voted for their No. 1 choices in dozems of different categories.

Each business listed in the following pages was picked by hundreds of loyal customers as their top choice. Some categories had more than a dozen different businesses with only one or two votes separating the first-, second- and third-place winners. Congratulations! I applaud all of you for doing what it takes to be recognized by your customers as one of the Best of Best!

Every year, after the Best of the Best is published, we invite all of the winners, along with their staffs, families and friends, to join us for a special celebration and awards presentation. This gathering will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 5 p.m.- 7 p.m. at Petrillo’s, 15 Depot St., Freeport. This is always a terrific celebration of the local business community, and I know this year’s will be even better. I look forward to seeing you there.

Lee Hews, Publisher
Northern Forecaster

WINNERS OF THE BEST OF BEST IN FREEPORT, DURHAM & POWNAL

ACCOUNTANT/FINANCIAL ADVISER

1 Caleb Stephens – Edward Jones
5 Depot St., Suite 24, Freeport, 865-6826
Caleb Stephens at Edward Jones is dedicated to providing you top-notch client service. He welcomes the opportunity to work with your attorney, accountant and other trusted professionals to deliver a comprehensive strategy that leverages everyone’s expertise. Working together, they can help you develop a complete, tailored strategy to help you achieve your financial goals. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday by appointment only.

2 Joan Anthony, CPA
10 Murch Road, Freeport, 865-4608
Joan Anthony provides business and individual tax return preparation, tax planning, bookkeeping, estate and trust taxes, as well as profit planning to customers at her certified public accountant practice that has been in operation since 2011.

ANTIQUES

1 Freeport Emporium
308 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 869-5672
A relative newcomer to the world of antique stores and all things flea market, Freeport Emporium houses three floors of antique and secondhand items. This antique store hosts a dynamic group of vendors, who are always ready to engage in a conversation with shoppers interested to know more about a specific item. There is a wide array of items for sale including antique globes, toys, ceramic jugs, watering cans, furniture and artwork.

2 Moultons
1613 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-3805
Owner Peter Moulton has been handling antique postcards and paper for nearly 50 years. Call to make an appointment.

3 Maine Wicked Goods Mercantile
304 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 869-5251
Since 2015, Maine Wicked Goods Mercantile offers an eclectic collection of antiques, gifts, vintage products, art, crafts, furniture, home décor, jewelry and specialty foods. If you’re looking for a special wedding gift, souvenir or decorator piece, they have hand-selected heirlooms and artisanal items representing the best of Maine. Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

ART/CRAFT GALLERY
1 R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers
13 Middle St., Suite 1, Freeport, 865-1818
R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers has a large selection of authentic, affordable Maine tourmaline jewelry. Their jewelers create gemstone jewelry right on the premises, and the store features the work of a variety of Maine jewelry designers. Visit the online custom design gallery at rdallen.com. Store hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

2 Abacus Gallery
36 Main St., Freeport, 865-6620
The Freeport location of Abacus Gallery opened in 1991, but the Federal-style house it calls home has been a part of downtown Freeport since the early 1800s. This store features two floors of jewelry, crafts and home accessories. The staff has the reputation with locals as the place to go in Freeport for attentive service with the goal of finding you just the right thing. Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

AUTO MECHANIC/SERVICES
1 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. This independent garage is a NAPA AutoCare Center and is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
2 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.
3 Autowerkes Maine
398 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 618-6733
Since its creation in 1985, Autowerkes Maine has earned its reputation as the authority for European automobile repair including BMW, Mercedes Benz, Audi, Porsche, Mini Cooper and Volvo. Their technicians utilize all the latest technology and computerized (factory) diagnostic systems. Loaner cars are available. The shop is open Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
BANK/CREDIT UNION
1 Bath Savings Institution
189 Lower Main St., Freeport, 865-6998
Bath Savings is a mutual savings bank serving midcoast and Southern Maine for more than 165 years. They provide personal and commercial banking and investment solutions paired with competitive rates, personal service and online banking technology that put you in control of your finances. Lobby hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-noon.
2 Atlantic Regional Federal Credit Union
41 Mallett Drive, Freeport, 865-2830
Atlantic Regional has been in business since 1941 as a nonprofit institution with members, not customers. Instead of pocketing profits, the revenue is used to secure better rates and other top-of-the line services for their members. Online banking is available at atlanticfcu.com. 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.
3 Norway Savings Bank
8 Mallett 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. Visit norwaysavingsbank.com. Lobby hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Saturday 8:30-noon.
BEST OVERALL LOCAL BUSINESS
1 R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers
13 Middle St., Suite 1, Freeport, 865-1818
R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers is excited to begin its 12th year of creating beautiful jewelry with Maine gems, as well as introducing you to dozens of Maine artists and designers. The staff is grateful for the friends they have made throughout the years while helping you celebrate and commemorate the important moments in your lives. They are a member of the local business organization “Visit Freeport.”
2 L.L. Bean
95 Main St., Freeport, 800-441-5713
At more than 200,000 square feet, L.L. Bean’s flagship store is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. The store includes a trout pond, 3,500-gallon fish tank, café and coffee shop. The seven-acre Freeport campus also includes the Bike, Boat & Ski Store; Hunting & Fishing Store; Home Store; a 16-foot L.L. Bean boot sculpture and Discovery Park, home to summer concerts and other outdoor events.
3 Bow Street Market
79 Bow St., Freeport, 865-6631
Bow Street Market was built on the memories of what food shopping used to be. Members of the staff know regular customers by name, remember their favorite foods, and stock products farmed, fished and made by friends and neighbors from throughout Maine. Open daily, 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
BEST NEW BUSINESS
1 Homage Restaurant
9 Mechanic St., Freeport, 869-5139
Homage Restaurant is a new, fine casual restaurant serving comfort food you grew up with transformed by culinary updates. Their chefs, who make everything by hand, add global flavors to American dishes. Local beers plus wine and spirits are served at their custom-built penny bar. View their menu at homagetherestaurant.com. Restaurant hours are Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.2 Pet Wants
4 School St., Freeport, 869-6006
Specially crafted pet food formulas at Pet Wants are made in small batches with fresh, natural ingredients enhanced with vitamins and minerals for a complete and balanced diet in every bowl. They offer multiple blends of dog and cat food formulas as well as healing salve, calming balm, anti-itch spray, paw wax, homemade treats, freeze-dried food and more. Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

BREAKFAST

1 The Freeport Café
29 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 869-5113
Serving breakfast all day, The Freeport Café makes everything fresh daily, including their muffins and cinnamon rolls. Read about their breakfast specialties at thefreeportcafe.com. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner from 6 a.m.-8 p.m., daily.

2 Sunrise Cafe
475 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-6115
Everything is made from scratch at Sunrise Cafe, from muffins and biscuits to pastries and pies. Some favorites served up at the cafe are their vegetable Benedict, blueberry French toast and lobster omelet. Open Monday-Friday 6 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 6 a.m.-1 p.m. for breakfast; lunch is available from 11 a.m. to closing.

3 Isabella’s Café & Bakery
2 School St., Freeport, 865-6635
Located in the heart of Freeport, Isabella’s Café & Bakery serves local coffee, baked goods, plus breakfast and lunch options. They focus on fresh food made by hand, using locally-sourced ingredients and family recipes. The homemade sticky bun bread pudding is especially popular with customers. Café hours are 7 a.m.-3 p.m., daily.

BURGER OR BARBECUE

1 Buck’s Naked BBQ Steakhouse
568 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-0600
Buck’s Naked BBQ Steakhouse smokes three times per day in an old hickory pit using locally sourced hardwoods such as oak, apple and shag bark hickory. Depending on the meat, the smoke time can run between 3-4 hours for ribs or wings and 14 hours for brisket. Their barbecue is dry rubbed or “naked” with the sauce on the side. Read more at bucksnakedbbq.com.

2 Gritty’s Freeport Brew Pub and Restaurant
187 Lower Main St., Freeport, 865-4321
Build your own burger at Gritty’s Freeport Brew Pub and Restaurant starting with their half-pound char-grilled Black Angus burger. Choose from toppings that include hot habanera sauce, sweet chili sauce, and Black Fly BBQ Sauce. Other varieties of burgers on the menu are Mediterranean lamb, garden and turkey. View the menu at grittys.com/pubs/freeport. Serving daily, 11 a.m.-closing.

3 1912 Cafe
95 Main St., Freeport, 865-6660
Located inside the L.L. Bean flagship store, 1912 Cafe is a small, open-kitchen bistro serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. They serve handcrafted soups, specialty wraps and fresh salads. Their meats are antibiotic and nitrate free and are minimally processed. Takeout is available. Open daily at 9 a.m.

CAMP/DAY CARE

1 Beansprouts Early Learning Childcare Center
192 Lower Main St., Freeport, 869-5457
Beansprouts Early Learning and Childcare Center offers care and education for infants starting at 6 weeks old through pre-kindergarten. The center provides a chemical-free safe environment with fresh organic real food.

2 YMCA Casco Bay Day Care
14 Old South Freeport Road, Freeport, 865-9600
Preschool child care is offered at the YMCA of Southern Maine’s Casco Bay branch. This branch also offers Camp Osprey for ages 5-12. Visit ymcaofsouthernmaine.org.

3 (TIE) First Step Learning Center
98 South Freeport Road, South Freeport, 865-1011
In operation for 30 years, First Step Learning Center offers infant, toddler and preschool care along with before and after school programs. Read about their programs at fslearningcenter.com.

3 (TIE) L.L. Bean Summer Kids’ Camp
14 Marietta Lane, Freeport, 1-888-270-2326
Under the auspices of L.L. Bean Outdoor Discovery Schools, the company offers a Kids’ Camp for ages 7-12 and adventures designed for teens ages 13-16. Space is limited, so check online or call for availability.

3 (TIE) Wolfe’s Neck Summer Farm Camp
184 Burnett Road, Freeport, 865-4469 ext. 104
At Wolfe’s Neck Summer Farm Camp, kids ages 4-15 learn hands-on 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 wolfesneckfarm.org.

CAMPGROUND

1 Wolfe’s Neck Oceanfront Camping
134 Burnett Road, Freeport, 865-9307
Stake out your spot at Wolfe’s Neck Oceanfront Camping, a family-oriented campground on Maine’s coast. For more than 50 years, their campground has welcomed campers from all over the world to its 626 acres and four miles of oceanfront. An onsite Farm Café, bike and kayak rentals, farm-based pastimes, hiking trails, demonstration barnyards and gardens provide plenty of activities. Book online at freeportcamping.com.

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 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.

3 Freeport/Durham KOA
82 Big Skye Lane, Durham, 688-4288
Situated on 50 acres, Freeport/Durham KOA offers spacious sites – completely wooded. Try a dome cabin or glamping tent with kitchen, full bathroom and a private patio area, or one of their  one- or two-bedroom cabins, each with a refrigerator, microwave and heater. The campground also has horseshoe pits, playground, basketball and beach volleyball courts, baseball field, pool and waterslide.

CATERER

1 1912 Cafe
95 Main St., Freeport, 865-6660
At the 1912 Cafe, the catering menu is merely a guide. Everything is made to order. Compostable plates, cups and cutlery are provided with every order. Delivery is available with 24-hour advanced notice and $50 minimum order. Scroll down their catering menu at 1912cafe.com.

2 Bow Street Market
79 Bow St., Freeport, 865-6631
Bow Street Market offers a diverse catering menu for gatherings of all sizes. Popular meals  include meat or vegetable lasagna, macaroni and cheese, and spaghetti and meatballs. For their full catering menu, refer to the “To Go” menu at bowstreetmarket.com.

3 Sam’s Italian Foods
7 Main St., Freeport, 865-4700
Sam’s Italian Foods Catering Division provides affordable cuisine. Prices include all paper/plastic products including plates, napkins, utensils, cups and table coverings. Drop-off can be arranged. Go to samsitalian.com/catering to look over their selection of buffets, platters, hot foods, salads and desserts.

CHIROPRACTOR

1 Dr. James Hendricks – Freeport Integrated Health Center
174 South Freeport Road, Suite 1F, Freeport, 865-1183
While Dr. James Hendricks at Freeport Integrated Health Center is experienced in treating all types of joint and muscle related conditions and injuries, he specializes in sports and exercise related conditions. As a competitive athlete for nearly 25 years, he has ample experience with exercise, sports and strengthening. Read more about his practice at freeporthealth.com.

CLOTHING AND APPAREL STORE

1 L.L. Bean
Flagship Store, 95 Main St., Freeport, 800-441-5713
Outlet Store, 1 Freeport Village Station, 552-7772
L.L.Bean men’s, women’s and kids’ clothing and outerwear are known for their comfort and classic styles. Their active clothing is designed with the outdoors in mind – built-in stretch, breathability and moisture wicking. 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.

2 Mexicali Blues
10 Bow St., Freeport, 865-3303
Mexicali Blues sells everything from colorful batiks and tie-dyes to exotic gemstone jewelry, bohemian skirts and tops, and Eastern-inspired décor. The array of items has been responsibly imported. Store hours are Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

3 New Beginnings Consignment Boutique
27 Bow St., Freeport, 865-7078
New Beginnings, an upscale consignment boutique for women since 2008, features designer clothing, jewelry and accessories. Brands include Cole Haan, Coach, Ann Taylor, Ralph Lauren and Burberry.

COFFEE SHOP

1 Dunkin’ Donuts
Freeport Crossing, 200 Lower Main St., Freeport, 865-2157
True to their name, DD offers 50+ varieties of donuts, but you can also enjoy dozens of premium beverages, bagels, breakfast sandwiches and other baked goods. Open daily, 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m.

2 Coffee By Design
95 Main St., Freeport, 865-2235
Enjoy the freshly roasted handcrafted coffees and assortment of locally made baked goods and savory foods at this Coffee By Design location – inside L.L. Bean’s flagship store. As in the case of their other retail locations, this coffeehouse operates as an environmentally-friendly business. Hours: Monday-Friday 6:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., and Sunday 7 a.m.-6 p.m.

3 Starbucks
49 Main St., Freeport, 865-3221
A roaster and retailer,, Starbucks serves coffees and espresso drinks using Arabica coffee as the base. Open Sunday-Thursday 5:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 5:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m., Saturday 5:30 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday 6 a.m.-9 p.m.

CONSIGNMENT/SECOND-HAND SHOP

1 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 quality pieces at an affordable price. They offer women’s clothing, outerwear, handbags, jewelry and beauty products. Open Tuesday-Friday 10:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday noon-5 p.m.

2 New Beginnings Consignment Boutique
27 Bow St., Freeport, 865-7078
New Beginnings is an upscale consignment boutique for women, featuring high
quality designer clothing, jewelry and accessories. To download a consignment contract, go to consignfreeport.com. Store hours are Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

3 Freeport Community Services Thrift Shop
53 Depot St., Freeport, 865-3985
Founded in 1974, the Freeport Community Services Thrift Shop has like-new clothing, footwear, housewares, vintage goods, collectibles and furniture. They make an effort for inventory to be “in-season.” Donations of gently-used clothing, furniture and household items are welcome. Open Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

CRAFT BEER/WINE/SPIRIT

1 Maine Beer Company
525 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 221-5711
Having opened its Freeport location in 2013, Maine Beer Company is a small, artisanal brewery with a tasting room featuring eight beers on tap, including some limited and brewery-only releases. They feature wood-fired pizza during tasting room hours, as well as bottles of their beer to go, merchandise and gift certificates. Tasting Room hours are Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

2 Gritty’s Freeport Brew Pub and Restaurant
187 Lower Main St., Freeport, 865-4321
Established in 1988 as Maine’s original brewpub, Gritty’s brews English ales served either on tap or on cask every day and serves pub fare in an old world tavern atmosphere. There’s plenty of seating inside, plus outside on their expansive deck. Serving daily, 11 a.m.-closing.

DENTIST

1 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 is equipped to handle all your dental needs. Dr. Joseph Wetherhold, D.M.D. heads up the staff. You can schedule an appointment at altadentalmaine.com. Office hours are Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Fridays by appointment only.

2 Freeport Dental
46 Mallett Drive, Freeport, 865-3934
At Freeport Dental, staff members encourage you to come see them, no matter how long it has been. A graduate of Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, Dr. Chris Wnek offers contemporary dentistry. See freeportdental.com. Office hours are Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

ELDER CARE FACILITY

1 Hawthorne House
6 Old County Road, Freeport, 865-4782
The staff at Hawthorne House strives to produce the highest level of independence possible and improve clients’ lives through individualized, cost-effective healthcare and services.

2 Freeport Place
4 Old County Road, Freeport, 865-3500
At Freeport Place, the healthcare staff provides programs and care that serve the needs of every individual. They can assist with daily tasks like medication management and more. They arrange scheduled transportation to offsite medical appointments.

ETHNIC RESTAURANT

1 China Rose
23 Main St., Freeport, 865-6886
China Rose is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes. Cantonese is its featured cuisine. Order online at 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.

2 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 local ingredients. View their menu at tuscanbrickovenbistro.com. Open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

3 Thai Garden Restaurant
491 U.S. Route 1, Suite 12, Freeport, 865-6005
Thai Garden’s casual, family-friendly dining environment features stir fry, noodle dishes, curries, house specials and seafood specials. They offer a variety of spice levels from coward to showoff. 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

1 Tuscan Brick Oven Bistro
140 Main St., Freeport, 869-7200
The Tuscan Brick Oven Bistro offers locally sourced meats and produce, fresh seafood, wood- fired steaks and more – all in a relaxing atmosphere. Outdoor seating is available. TLook over their menu at tuscanbrickovenbistro.com. Open Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.

2 Antonia’s Pizzeria
193 Lower Main St., Freeport, 865-6863
Having opened in 2007, Antonia’s Pizzeria is a locally owned full-service and self-service restaurant serving generous portions of Italian, Americanand Greek favorites within a moderate price range. Outdoor patio seating is available. Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

3 Gritty’s Freeport Brew Pub and Restaurant
187 Lower Main St., Freeport, 865-4321
Located just down Route 1 from Freeport’s outlet store hub, Gritty’s Freeport Brew Pub and Restaurant serves New England classics to pub fare, pizza, innovative entrées, fresh seafood and more. There’s a playground to keep the young ones happy. Serving daily, 11 a.m.-closing.

FITNESS/YOGA

1 Freeport Yoga Company
81 Bow St., Freeport, 319-3395
Founded in 2011, Freeport Yoga Company accommodates the serious yogi, the raw beginner, the hardcore athlete, the weekend warrior and anyone in between. Classes are open and ongoing. You may drop in at any time and do not need to register online beforehand, however, you are welcome to do so. Check their classes, workshops and events at freeportyogaco.com.

2 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, a preschool program, the Casco Bay Stripers swim team, Camp Osprey summer day camp, and miles of nature trails behind its facility.

FLORIST/GREENHOUSE

1 Wildflower Floral Design
5 Depot St., Suite 13, Freeport, 865-6508
With more than 40 years in the floral industry, Wildflower Floral Design obtains their flowers from many locations around the world. During the summer they source most of their wedding flowers from local growers. Delivery is available to surrounding towns. Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

2 Garden Spot Farm
896 Lawrence Road, North Pownal, 688-4462
A family business since 1972, Garden Spot Farm features 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 10 a.m.-4 p.m.

3 Emily Carter Floral Designs
30 Quarry Lane, Freeport, 865-4021
With more than a decade of floral design experience, Emily Carter creates floral arrangements for weddings and other events. View her portfolio at emilycarterflowers.com.

FRUIT AND VEGETABLE STAND

1 Wealden Farm
19 Pleasant Hill Road, Freeport, 865-6640
Wealden Farm raises seven acres of mixed vegetables and sells the harvest at their farm stand. They have a variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, and also carry other local goods, such as meats, yogurt, cheese, milk, bread, honey, jams, eggs and more. In the fall, they carry a variety of pumpkins and gourds. Open daily, 9 a.m.-sunset.

2 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, Bessie’s Farm Goods also sells clothing, jewelry, home goods, beauty products, flowers, garden supplies, crafts and groceries. Find out more at bessiesfarmgoods.com. Their hours are Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

3 Bradbury Mountain Berry Farm
429 Elmwood Road, Pownal, 303-7339
The Ely family of Bradbury Mountain Berry Farm introduced pick-your-own strawberries and raspberries in 2015. They have since added blueberries. In addition to pick-your-own, they also sell berries at their roadside stand. The berry farm is now closed for the season.

FUEL/OIL/HEATING SUPPLIER

1 Charlie Burnham Energy & Heating Service
4 Spring St., Freeport, 865-9010
With Charlie Burnham Energy and Heating provides service and installation of all types of heating and cooling systems by factory-trained and certified energy and heating installers and technicians. Learn more at charlieburnham.com.

2 Dog House Energy Services
Freeport, 865-0989
Founded in 2010, Dog House Energy Services specializes in energy-efficient and cost-saving heating and cooling technologies. They offer installs, natural gas conversions, plus boiler and furnace tune-up services. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-4;30 p.m.

3 Royal River Heat Pumps
132 U.S. Route 1, Suite 3, Freeport,
An authorized Mitsubishi Electric Elite Diamond Dealer, Royal River Heat Pumps, founded by Scott Libby,  specializes in mini split heat pump installations homes or businesses. Libby has more than 28 years of experience and training in the HVAC industry.

GIFT STORE/BOUTIQUE

1 R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers
13 Middle St., Suite 1, Freeport, 865-1818
R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers provides a wide variety of traditional, classic and fashion-forward pendant, earring, ring and other jewelry designs. They carry “the Keepah” bracelet, New England Nauticals, as well as the American Bead Collection. Store hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

2 Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shops
128 Main St., Freeport, 869-9000
Sherman’s Maine Coast Book Shops provides a selection of Maine-made gifts including buoy bells, Maine-themed jigsaw puzzles, blueberry tea, balsam pillows and much more. Browse their book inventory online at shermans.com. During the summer, the retail store is open daily from 9 a.m.-9 p.m.

3 Leapin’ Lizards
123 Main St., Freeport, 865-0900
Leapin’ Lizards has a selection of tarot, oracle cards, pendulums and runes and stocks an assortment of incense, incense burners and accessories; pure plant essential oils; and semi-precious stones, silver pendants, John of God Jewelry, Seeds of Light designs, even mood rings and hematite rings. Store hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.

GROCERY STORE

1 Bow Street Market
79 Bow St., Freeport, 865-6631
Store departments at Bow Street Market include a butcher shop, deli, produce, bakery, seafood, grocery, specialty; as well as wine, beer and spirits. Buying locally is one of their core principles. From Pineland Farms to the smallest producers of micro greens, they carry a wide array of local foods. Online ordering at bowstreetmarket.com is offered. Open 7 days from 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

2 Shaw’s Supermarket
200 Lower Main St., Freeport, 865-0094
Your neighborhood grocer since 1860, Shaw’s Supermarket carries thousands of natural and organic items such as freshly cut fruits and vegetables, all-natural, organic and grass-fed meats  and sustainable seafood. You can find a large selection of craft beers including local brews, fine wines and spirits. View the supermarket’s online weekly ads at shaws.com. Store hours are Monday-Saturday 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m.-9 p.m.

HAIRSTYLIST/BARBER

1 Mainely Hair
13 Royal Ave., Freeport, 865-9214
Mainely Hair is a neighborhood salon with a barber/stylist on site serving their customers with a new style, neo extensions or keratin treatment. Weddings, proms and other occasions are their specialties. Hours are Tuesday-Thursday 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday 9 a.m.-noon, Saturday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

2 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. You can book your next appointment by phone or online at freeportsalon.com. Walk-ins are welcome. The salon’s hours are Monday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

3 Colleen Brink Salon
475 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 869-4030
Staffed with stylists from diverse backgrounds, Colleen Brink Salon offers a broad palette of hairstyling options beyond the standard cut. Their artists perform highlights, hair extensions, hair coloring, foils, perms and elegant up-dos for that special occasion. Appointments are available, but walk-ins are welcome. Open Monday and Wednesday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.

HOME IMPROVEMENT/FURNISHINGS

1 Freeport Hardware
262 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-9557
Take on your own do-it-yourself outdoor, home décor and repair projects this weekend with help from the hardwarians at Freeport Hardware, a True Value store. A sample of their long list of products includes cleaning supplies, electrical, building materials, hand and power tools, paint, patio furniture, plumbing, barbecue grills and wild bird supplies. Store hours are Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

2 Chilton Furniture
184 Lower Main St., Freeport, 865-4308
Chilton is a family-owned, Maine company dedicated to selling fine wood furniture, all American-made, with a majority made in Maine. They specialize in wood furniture of timeless design and simple, clean lines that highlight the warmth and natural beauty of wood, including traditional and modern Shaker, as well as Scandinavian, Cottage, Live Edge and Arts & Crafts furniture. Showroom hours: Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

3 L.L. Bean
Flagship Store, 95 Main St., Freeport, 800-441-5713
Outlet Store, 1 Freeport Village Station, 552-7772
Turn to L.L. Bean for indoor furniture for your home to help transform any space into an outdoor-inspired retreat. 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.

HOTEL/MOTEL/B&B/INN

1 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 harraseeketinn.com.

2 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 there with onsite services such as an indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub, Garden Grille & Bar, fitness center and a 24-hour Pavilion Pantry convenience mart.

3 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. Relax in one of their seven guest rooms, each with its own personal style. Every room has a private bathroom, controls for heat and A/C, free WiFi, and comfortable chairs for reading and relaxing. A home-cooked breakfast is included with your stay. Select your favorite room at whitecedarinn.com.

ICE CREAM

1 (TIE) 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 ice cream 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 benjerry.com/freeport. Open Sunday-Friday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

1 (TIE) Derosier’s
120 Main St., Freeport, 865-6290
Derosier’s gets their hard serve ice cream and yogurt from Hershey’s Ice cream in Augusta. Many different flavors are offered on a rotating basis. Some of their best-sellers include vanilla, moose tracks, cappuccino crunch, peppermint stick and caramel caribou. All of their gelatos and sorbettos are made locally. Their flavor offerings are always changing, but a list of some you might find in their case can be found at derosiers.freeportpizza.com.

2 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 mainelycustard.com to discover the daily flavor. Only cash is accepted. Open daily, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

INSURANCE AGENT

1 Catrina Milliman – State Farm Insurance
20 Independence Drive, Suite 1, Freeport, 865-4000
The Catrina Milliman State Farm office opened in 2017 to serve Freeport and surrounding areas with their insurance and financial service needs. With more than 12 years of State Farm experience, she and her team are there to help with personal auto insurance, commercial auto insurance, home and renters insurance, life insurance and more. Office hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m., evenings and weekends by appointment.

JEWELRY STORE

1 R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers
13 Middle St., Suite 1, Freeport, 865-1818
R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers specializes in tourmaline and other colored gem stones. They are known for their custom design and onsite jewelry repairs. They can recreate, update and repurpose jewelry or bring to life a sparkling new design. See rdallen.com. Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

2 Brown Goldsmiths
11 Mechanic St., Freeport, 865-4126
Founded in 1967, Brown Goldsmiths’craftsmen have been creating signature, custom and one-of-a-kind jewelry in Freeport. Jewelry design and repairs are meticulously done in their upstairs studio by craftsmen who work in platinum, karat golds and silver. Natural fancy-colored diamonds, as well as unusual colored gemstones are available, set or unset, for their patrons’ custom design dreams. Visit browngoldsmiths.com.

3 Abacus
36 Main St., Freeport, 865-6620
Having opened its Freeport location in 1991, Abacus features two floors of outstanding jewelry, crafts and home accessories in a Federal-style house with lots of natural light, a parking lot and, as rumor has it, some friendly ghosts. The selection of jewelry they carry is from artists across the U.S. and Canada. Gaze through their favorites featured at abacusgallery.com. Open daily, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

KENNEL/GROOMER

1 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 browndoginn.com.

2 Pleasant Hill Kennels
81 Pleasant Hill Road, Freeport, 865-4279
Daycare, overnight stays and grooming are all part of the experience your dog can have while staying with Pleasant Hill Kennels. The facility sits on more than 3.5 acres, including a half-acre grass play yard offering off-leash romping fun. Boarding is available where your pup will enjoy three to four play groups per day plus food and snacks at no extra cost.

3 (TIE) Delia’s Delightful Dogs
77 Durham Road, Freeport, 720-0954
Founded in 2013, Delia’s Delightful Dogs is a licensed boarding and day care featuring a cage-free, no-stress environment in a loving family home surrounded by woods with secure fenced play area. Open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 7-10:40 a.m. and 2:45-6:30 p.m.

3 (TIE) Pet Pantry
177 Lower Main St., Freeport, 865-6484
Not just a pet store, Pet Pantry is a gift and supply store for the pet lover. Discover their three floors of fun with an expansive collection of gifts and accessories related to domestic pets. Is Fido a little muddy? Give him a bath in their dog washing facility. Open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

LANDSCAPING/LAWN CARE

1 Curtis Lawn & Yard Care
30 Hunter Road, Freeport, 865-6577
Curtis Lawn & Yard Care has been serving their 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 complete yard care. They can fit your needs for an affordable, professional job that is completed efficiently.

2 High Point Landscape
376 Stackpole Road, Durham, 576-2856
Highpoint Landscape offers a diverse array of services including landscape design installation, patios, walkways, stone walls, steps, waterfalls, select cutting, spring cleanups, tree pruning and leaf removal. Many of the materials used on job sites are locally sourced from their very own rock quarry located on the family property. View their landscape portfolio at highpointlandscape.com.

3 Cudmore Curbscapes
163 Durham Road, Freeport, 504-0255
The specialty product at Cudmore Curbscapes is decorative concrete landscape edging. Other areas of service include landscaping, excavation and garden services. They install patios, walkways and retaining walls to improve the look and function of your home. They’re DEP-certified enabling them to handle all your erosion problems. See images of their work at cudmorecurbscapes.com.

LAWYER

1 Powers & French, P.A.
209 Main St., Freeport, 865-3135
Attorneys Jonathan Davis, La-Qiana Perez-Saxon, and Kaela Jalbert at Powers & French meet the demands of today’s legal practice and the needs of clients while maintaining the personal service that a small-town law office can provide. Some of their areas of practice include wills, estate planning and probate, divorce and family law, criminal defense, personal injury and real estate. Learn more at powersandfrench.com.

LOBSTER ROLL

1 Derosier’s
120 Main St., Freeport, 865-6290
Derosier’s lobster rolls are stuffed with 100 percent fresh local lobster meat, including claw and tail, simply dressed on half a sub roll with mayo and lettuce. They’re available seasonally and market priced. See the full menu at derosiers.freeportpizza.com. Store hours are Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

2 Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern
88 Main St., Freeport, 865-9835
What makes Linda Bean’s Perfect Maine Lobster Roll different from others? The dressing, applied lightly, has a complex of herbs mixed to complement the sweet-tasting lobster meat. It’s served on a butter-toasted roll with salt and vinegar kettle chips and sweet pickle chips. Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern is open daily, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.

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 since 1970. Whether enjoying a meal from the inside dining room or the outside picnic tables under a covered awning, you can relax with views of the beautiful harbor and fishing boats bringing in their daily catch. The restaurant offers fresh lobster rolls, clams, shrimp, scallops and homemade desserts using handed-down family recipes. Open until Columbus Day.

LODGING

1 Hilton Garden Inn
5 Park St., Freeport, 865-1433
At the Hilton Garden Inn, unwind in one of their guest rooms with a king- or two queen-sized beds, large work desk, complimentary high speed internet access, two phones, data port and voice mail, refrigerator, microwave, hair dryer, coffeemaker and iron/board. Upgrade to a suite of two rooms featuring a separate living area with pull-out sofa and seating area.

2 Harraseeket Inn
162 Main St., Freeport, 865-9377
The Harraseeket Inn is a family-owned, 93-room luxury inn. Each rooms features a private bath, telephone with data port, cable TV with remote control, and air conditioning. Deluxe rooms have a quarter-canopy king or queen bed, fireplace and Jacuzzi tub. Suites feature all of the deluxe amenities alongwith a wet bar and refrigerator.

3 (TIE) Maine Idyll Motor Court
1411 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-4201
The Maine Idyll Motor Court has 20 cottages accommodating two to six guests each. All have bathrooms with shower stalls or bathtubs, heat, TV, porches and comfortable beds. Many units have fireplaces and mini kitchens. Some cottages are handicap accessible. Other amenities include two children’s playsets, picnic tables and walking trails. A free light breakfast is available each morning. They close for the season on Sunday, Oct. 28.

3 (TIE) White Cedar Inn B&B
178 Main St., Freeport, 865-9099
Each of the seven guest rooms at White Cedar Inn Bed and Breakfast, on an acre of scenic grounds, has its own style. Every room has a private bathroom, controls for heat and A/C, free WiFi, and chairs for reading and relaxing. A home-cooked breakfast is included with your stay. Select your favorite room at whitecedarinn.com.

MASSAGE THERAPIST

1 Pam Litchfield Massage Therapy
500 Brown Road, Pownal, 688-5226
With 27 years of experience, Pam Litchfield works her client’s muscles deeply. The techniques she practices consist of deep tissue massage, onsite chair massage and Swedish massage, and she educates herself on new techniques every year. She has available appointments on Monday afternoons, Tuesday-Thursday mornings and afternoons, plus Friday mornings.

2 Bhavana Day Spa
147 Main St., Freeport, 869-6099
The practitioners at Bhavana Day Spa invite you to embrace a slower pace and give yourself time for rejuvenation of the mind, body and soul. Their massage specialties include Bhavana Bliss, therapeutic Swedish, deep tissue, sports, oceanic stone and couples. All spa guests are invited to relax in the lounge or sunbathe on the patio and enjoy their tea and tonic bar. Open Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.
MUSIC/ART/DANCE/THEATER

1 (TIE) Freeport Players
30 Holbrook St., Freeport, 865-2220
Freeport Players provides opportunities for local amateur actors to perform in roles often reserved for professionals. It is best known for the dozens of shows the troupe has staged since its first production, 1989’s “Hold On Molly.” Through their productions they provide community members with opportunities to learn theater arts, both on stage and behind the scenes. Read about their upcoming productions at fcponline.org.

1 (TIE) Nordica Theatre
1 Freeport Village Station, Suite 130, Freeport, 228-1868
Nordica Theatre features an all-digital sight and sound experience in rocking-glider high back seats and stadium seating for unobstructed views. The theater offers matinee prices every day, for every movie before 6 p.m. Golden Ticket pricing is offered on Tuesdays for those 62 and over. On Wednesdays, every one is admitted all day for a matinee price – including the evening shows. Closed captioning and assistive listening devices are available.

1 (TIE) Shaina’s Strings
South Freeport Road, South Freeport, 618-924-4500
Learn the violin one step at a time at Shaina’s Strings. Their teaching process is unique to each student because everyone learns music differently. This is why they invite new students to participate in a music knowledge test. From there the instructor can determine what information you know and can build a learning program around you.

2 Figures of Speech Theatre
77 Durham Road, Freeport, 865-6355
Founded in 1982, Figures of Speech Theatre creates theater rooted in the expressive power of the puppet and challenges audiences to venture into realms that are mythic, larger-than-life, animated explorations. The company also celebrates the puppet theater by performing, teaching and presenting its own and others’ works of puppet art. Read more at figures.org.

NAIL SALON – MANICURE/PEDICURE

1 Freeport Salon
32 Independence Drive, Suite 13, Freeport, 865-9191
Freeport Salon is a full-service salon offering all hair services, manicures and pedicures, facials, and waxing. 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.

2 Bhavana Day Spa
147 Main St., Freeport, 869-6099
All products used in hand and foot treatments at  Bhavana Day Spa are designed for use on natural nails, using vegan, hypoallergenic non-toxic nail polish, free of formaldehyde and toxic preservatives and chemicals. Open Sunday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday and Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m.

NONPROFIT AGENCY

1 Freeport Community Services
53 Depot St., Freeport, 865-3985
Freeport Community Services is a community-operated organization that provides essential direct services, such as emergency food, fuel and utility assistance for their neighbors in the towns of Freeport and Pownal. Programs provided to those in need include free transportation, medical equipment, health programs and nutrition services. Read more at fcsmaine.org. Freeport Community Service hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

2 (TIE) Tall Tails Beagle Rescue
81 Pleasant Hill Road, Freeport, 797-5392
Tall Tails Beagle Rescue is a nonprofit that works to find homes for unwanted beagles, beagle mixes and occasionally deserving pups of other breeds that are in need of rescuing. The organization’s rescue dogs have all been examined by a veterinarian, brought up to date on their shots, and are spayed or neutered. Pictures of their adoptable pets, plus applications for adoption or fostering, can be found at talltailsbeaglerescue.org.

2 (TIE) Wolfe’s Neck Center
184 Burnett Road, Freeport, 865-4469
Situated on more than 600 acres of preserved coastal landscape, Wolfe’s Neck Center uses its setting to connect people of all ages to the food they eat and where it originates. Encompassing a demonstration farm, oceanfront campground, wooded trails and historic buildings, their vibrant campus serves as a hub for education and exploration. The nonprofit is on a mission to transform its relationship with farming and food for a healthier planet. Visit wolfesneckfarm.org.

3 Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce
57 Depot St., Freeport, 847-5240
The Greater Freeport Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit membership association that seeks to independently promote the interests of business and encourage economic development in a manner that is compatible with, and sustains the heritage of, the communities it serves. Office hours are Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

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 and dogs, as well as small animal and fish supplies. Visit petpantry.com. Store hours are 10 a.m.-6 p.m., daily.

2 Pet Wants
4 School St., Freeport, 869-6006
Pet Wants makes dog and cat food fresh monthly in small, slow-cooked batches to lock in nutrients and maximize nutrition. They focus on using the highest quality ingredients possible – no sugar added, no fillers and no animal by-products. They offer free home delivery. Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

3 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 to make all visits fear-free. They are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet’s health care and to treat your pet as they would their own. See 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 maineiscool.com.

2 Sharyn Peavey
43 Elmwood Road, Pownal, 318-1829
Sharyn Peavey offers professional photo services to families, weddings and businesses throughout Freeport and New England. Her specialty is photographing people and capturing authentic portraits. She has more than 20 years of professional photography experience and years of training to offer. Browse through her galleries at sharynpeavey.com.

PHYSICAL THERAPIST

1 Freeport Physical Therapy
174 South Freeport Road, Suite 2C, Freeport, 865-0004
Founder and owner Gordon Haldeman, M.S., P.T., has lived in Freeport for 24 years and enjoys being part of the community. With 30 years of experience in physical therapy, he specializes in hands-on treatment and exercise prescription for all manner of musculoskeletal and neurological problems. See office photos at freeportpt.com.
PHYSICIAN/DO/OPTOMETRIST

1 Dr. Michelle Broderick, O.D. – Maine Optometry, P.A.
407 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-2050
Dr. Michelle Broderick began her career as an associate of Dr. Blaine Littlefield. In 1994, she joined the practice as a partner at Maine Optometry. In addition to her primary practice, she provides vision therapy to patients of all ages. Read more at maineoptometry.com.

2 Dr. Brian Knighton, D.O. – Freeport Medical Center
23 Durham Road, Suite 201, Freeport, 865-3491
Freeport Medical Center is a family healthcare walk-in clinic practicing the philosophy of treating the whole patient, focusing on prevention and wellness instead of just treating disease. Dr. Brian Knighton 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.

PIZZA RESTAURANT

1 (TIE) 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, Spartan 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 antoniaspizzeria.com. Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.

1 (TIE) Derosier’s
120 Main St., Freeport, 865-6290
Pizza slices are available all day at Derosier’s. Gluten-free pizza crust is available on the 10-inch size. Feeling saucy? Switch your red sauce for white or pesto. Check out their list of specialty pizzas at derosiers.freeportpizza.com. Store hours are Monday-Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

2 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. Paired with pickled peppers that give each slice a strong kick, their Barbecue Pork pizza is made with Maine blueberry barbecue sauce, lightly applied so as to be a complementary rather than a primary flavor. View the menu at tuscanbrickovenbistro.com.

3 Sam’s Italian Foods
7 Main St., Freeport, 865-4700
Sam’s Italian Foods is known for their courtesy, quality and service 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 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

PLUMBING/HEATING/HVAC

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 Bob Miles & Son
1162 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 869-9140
For all your building and remodeling projects, as well as new construction for a variety of plumbing and heating jobs, come and see what they have to offer at Bob Miles & Son. Their plumbers are licensed and insured. 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 bobmilesinc.net.

3 A.C.B. Plumbing Repair Service
28 Fernald Road, Freeport, 729-5915
A.C.B. Plumbing has been serving their residential and commercial clients in Freeport and surrounding areas for decades. For everything from faucet repairs and well pump service to a clogged main drain, you can rely on their plumbers. They also perform drain-line camera inspection, water heater repair and replacement, remodels and more.

PRIVATE SCHOOL

1 Maine Coast Waldorf School
57 Desert Road, Freeport, 865-3900
Founded in 1984 as Merriconeag Waldorf School, Maine Coast Waldorf serves more than 270 students from early childhood through high school. The early childhood through 12th grade campus has state-of-the-art buildings, as well as acres of outdoor classrooms and woodland trails. The school is now offering bus service for students in grades 1-12.  Go to mainecoastwaldorf.org for more details.

2 L’Ecole Française du Maine
99 South Freeport Road, South Freeport, 865-3308
Founded in 2002, L’Ecole Française du Maine offers an educational experience entirely in French, instilling in their pre-K-6 grade students a constant curiosity towards foreign languages and the diverse cultures of the world. Recognizing the numbers of Franco-American citizens concentrated in this area, the founders hoped to create a French learning experience for the children of people who grew up with French-speaking parents and grandparents.

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 guide you through the very first stages of listing a property or finding a new home, all the way to the closing table.

2 Cartmell & Associates
185 Lower Main St., Freeport, 869-5510
The team at Cartmell & Associates of Keller Williams Realty strive to lead the field in research, innovation and consumer education so they can profide their clients with only the best and most timely information to their clients.

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 is used for hiking, bird watching, picnicking, cross-country skiing and snowshoeing. The park’s signature residents are the ospreys who nest on nearby Googins Island. The popular Casco Bay Trail carries visitors along Maine’s coast to a point where the surrounding islands are described on an interpretive panel. Open all year, 9 a.m. to sunset daily unless otherwise posted at the gate. 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 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 with a farm-to-table philosophy.  Dine outdoors in season at Azure Café. Enjoy a casual lunch with Italian favorites by day, upscale dining by night. For hours and to peruse the menu, go to azurecafe.com.

2 Tuscan Brick Oven Bistro
140 Main St., Freeport, 869-7200
Enjoy the taste of Maine with the flavor of Tuscany at the Tuscan Brick Oven Bistro. The chef focuses on providing guests with local sustainable farming and fishing.  This includes making dishes from scratch every day and sourcing the best possible local ingredients. While reservations are encouraged, they hold a portion of their dining room tables for walk-in guests. View their menu and hours at tuscanbrickovenbistro.com.

3 Petrillo’s
15 Depot St., Freeport, 865-6055
Locally owned and chef-operated, Petrillo’s is in its 10th year of serving traditional Italian classics blended with modern culinary technique. Their dishes are cooked from scratch and daily specials highlight diverse menu options. Their happy hour features brews from Maine and away. Outdoor seating is available. The restaurant opens at 11 a.m. on Monday-Saturday and noon on Sunday.

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 at derosiers.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’ menu contains a dozen varieties of Italian sandwiches, more than two dozen hot sandwiches, five kinds of cold sandwiches, plus seven types of wraps. Store hours are Sunday-Thursday 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

3 (TIE) 1912 Cafe
95 Main St., Freeport, 865-6660
Enter the L.L. Bean Flagship Store by the big boot, and you’ll find the 1912 Cafe – a small, open-kitchen bistro serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. They serve handcrafted soups, specialty wraps and salads. Their hot sandwiches are served on ciabatta. They have gluten-free, vegetarian/vegan menu options, too. Daily specials, patio seating and takeout are available. Open daily at 9 a.m.

3 (TIE) Amato’s
20 Bow St., Freeport, 865-9478
One of four small businesses in the Freeport Public Market, Amato’s sandwich board consists of its signature original real Italian, classic Italian cold cut, all-natural turkey, tuna and chicken salad, meatball and chicken parmigiana, and roast beef. They offer a smorgasbord of wraps, too, along with pizza, calzones, pasta and salads. Hours are Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday and Saturday 9 a.m.-9 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-7 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 on the harbor, you can choose from lobster rolls, shrimp, clams, scallops and homemade desserts. They also have available standard favorites from the grill for landlubbers. Their lunch counter is open daily 11 a.m.-8:45 p.m.

2 Lobster Cooker Grill & Sports Pub
39 Main St., Freeport, 869-5086
Lobster Cooker Grill & Sports Pub serves fresh seafood, chowders and sandwiches. Along with pub fare, they have gluten-free options, a kids’ menu and a full bar. Enjoy hand-cut fries using only Maine potatoes and local craft beer on tap. Their Upper Deck Sports Pub has full service dining and six TVs – two of them with 75-inch screens. Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

3 Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern
88 Main St., Freeport, 865-9835
Across the street from L.L.Bean’s flagship store, Linda Bean’s Maine Kitchen and Topside Tavern serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with 240 seats total in two bars, two dining rooms, two outdoor patios and fire pits for evening ambiance. There, every meal throughout the day offers menu options containing seafood. The restaurant is open daily, 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m.

SHOE STORE

1 L.L. Bean
Flagship Store, 95 Main St., Freeport, 877-755-2326
Outlet Store, 1 Freeport Village Station, 552-7772
Comfortable, durable shoes and boots for the whole family are all made by L.L. Bean for the shared joy of the outdoors. They stock footwear for kids of all ages, even infants.

2 (TIE) G.H. Bass Factory Outlet
46 Main St., Freeport, 865-4666
G.H. Bass & Co., with a long history of shoemaking, has men’s and women’s shoes, including loafers, oxfords, boots and sandals, available at their factory outlet store. Store hours are Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

2 (TIE) Clarks Bostonian Outlet
47 Main St., Freeport, 865-0323
Shoemakers since 1825, Clarks shoes range from the iconic Desert Boot, launched in 1950, to Trigenic Flex sneakers. Open Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

3 Famous Footwear Outlet
1 Freeport Village Station, Freeport, 865-6920
Famous Footwear offer hundreds of name-brand shoes for the whole family.Outlet store hours: Monday-Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.

SPECIALTY FOOD STORE

1 Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars
88 Main St., Freeport, 869-5227
The tasting room at Fiore Artisan Olive Oils and Vinegars in Freeport enables you to take a global tour of extra virgin olive oils and balsamic vinegars of Modena, Italy, and customers are encouraged to taste before they buy. All olive oils and vinegars are bottled fresh at the time of selection. Store hours are 11 a.m.-7 p.m., daily.

2 Bow Street Market
79 Bow St., Freeport, 865-6631
From its butcher shop to its salads made daily, fish and shellfish and extensive beer section, Bow Street Market has a number of rare and interesting specialty food offerings. Open 7 days from 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m.

3 Royal River Natural Foods
443 U.S. Route 1, Freeport, 865-0046
Royal River Natural Foods, since 1994,  sells organic and local Maine-grown produce and meats, along with supplements and other healthy options. 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.

TAKEOUT/FAST FOOD

1 Derosier’s
120 Main St., Freeport, 865-6290
Grab a take out order of pizza, sandwiches, salads and more at Derosier’s. Check for daily soup and sandwich specials. See the menu at derosiers.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 has kept customers coming back for more since 1939. Takeout orders are always an option.. Check their list of specials online at samsitalian.com. Store hours are Sunday-Thursday 8 a.m.-10:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 a.m.-11 p.m.

3 McDonald’s
11 Mallett Drive, Freeport, 865-9566
In 1984, the historic Gore House was converted into Freeport’s only McDonald’s. There are no golden arches here, but the menu mirrors that of the other franchises. Drive thru available. The restaurant is open daily 5 a.m.-midnight.

VETERINARY CLINIC/ANIMAL HOSPITAL

1 Freeport Veterinary Hospital
4 Post Road, Freeport, 865-3673
Freeport Veterinary Hospital is a full-service, companion animal hospital founded in 1983. It  has been certified “Feline Friendly” since 2013 because the practice is committed to learning ways to make a veterinary visit more pleasant for your cat. Read more at freeportvet.com.

2 Pownal Veterinary Hospital
191 Hallowell Road, Pownal, 688-4843
Pownal Veterinary Hospital  treats your pet like family. Services include physical exams for dogs, cats and small mammals, 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. House calls can be arranged.. For more information and office hours, see pownalvet.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 wellness care, including 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 vetatyourdoor.com. Hours are Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

WEDDING LOCATION

1 Wolfe’s Neck Center
184 Burnett Road, Freeport, 865-4469 ext. 102
No longer hosting weddings after this season, Wolfe’s Neck Center had two venues to choose between: the oceanfront Wedding Field and the historic Mallet Barn. Their oceanfront Wedding Field hosted weddings of all sizes.

2 Harraseeket Inn
162 Main St., Freeport, 865-9377
The Harraseeket Inn can accommodate weddings with up to 250 guests, and provides an experienced wedding coordinator to help with all facets of the event. Look over their wedding package at harraseeketinn.com.

3 William Allen Farm
284 Allen Road, Pownal, 317-6663
The barn at historic William Allen Farm, owned by Heidi and Al Curry, allows you to maintain the essence of a barn wedding without sacrificing elegance. The property boasts 63 acres of woods and fields with a pond, gardens and open lawn.

WEDDING RECEPTION VENUE

1 Wolfe’s Neck Center
184 Burnett Road, Freeport, 865-4469 ext. 102
No longer hosting weddings after this season, Wolfe’s Neck Center did offer some unique wedding reception amenities, including hayrides, kayaking and camping Located on the tip of Wolfe’s Neck, the historic Mallet Barn, built in 1891, projects a rustic setting.

2 Harraseeket Inn
162 Main St., Freeport, 865-9377
The executive chef at Harraseeket Inn will guide you through the process of designing a memorable menu for your wedding guests, from hors d’eouvres to sit-down dinner. Look over the sample wedding menus at harraseeketinn.com.

3 William Allen Farm
284 Allen Road, Pownal, 317-6663
Only one wedding event is allowed per weekend at William Allen Farm, so you can use the property for every aspect of your celebration. The grounds include a barn, pond, gardens and open lawn – perfect for guests to play lawn games. The capacity is 200 guests. Find out more at williamallenfarm.com.

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