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Think Freeport is all outlets? Made in Maine shops will show you otherwise.

Freeport, Maine, is known for its outlets featuring national and international brands. However, a number of Made in Maine retailers are showing off their state pride and local craftsmanship in the center of town. (FreeportUSA)

Freeport, Maine, is known for its outlets featuring national and international brands. However, a number of Made in Maine retailers are showing off their state pride and local craftsmanship in the center of town. (FreeportUSA)

The classic L.L. Bean boot greets visitors at an entrance to its flagship store. The company was founded in Freeport more than a century ago. (John Van Decker | Alamy Stock Photo)

The classic L.L. Bean boot greets visitors at an entrance to its flagship store. The company was founded in Freeport more than a century ago. (John Van Decker | Alamy Stock Photo)

Brahms Mount weaves its blankets on antique shuttle looms at a mill 30 miles north of Freeport. Andrea Sachs | The Washington Post

Brahms Mount weaves its blankets on antique shuttle looms at a mill 30 miles north of Freeport.
Andrea Sachs | The Washington Post

R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers specializes in tourmaline, which is mined in Maine. The state gem appears in a variety of colors, including watermelon. (Andrea Sachs/The Washington Post)

R.D. Allen Freeport Jewelers specializes in tourmaline, which is mined in Maine. The state gem appears in a variety of colors, including watermelon. (Andrea Sachs/The Washington Post)

Georgetown Pottery stocks its shelves with glazed porcelain pieces created by local artists who work out of an island studio not far from Freeport. Andrea Sachs | The Washington Post |

Georgetown Pottery stocks its shelves with glazed porcelain pieces created by local artists who work out of an island studio not far from Freeport. Andrea Sachs | The Washington Post

 

Posted Dec. 23, 2016, at 7:31 a.m.

FREEPORT, Maine — The shaving scuttle mugs, ikebana vases and butter dishes from Georgetown Pottery travel fewer than 30 miles from a studio on a Maine island to the showroom in Freeport. Continue reading

Bean envisions Wyeth orientation center in Port Clyde

Source: Stephen G. Smith Architects
An artist’s conception of a potential Wyeth Orientation Center on Horse Point Road in Port Clyde.

PORT CLYDE — Linda Bean hopes to build a new Wyeth “orientation center” at the corner of Horse Point Road and Raspberry Lane, as discussed at a St. George Planning Board meeting Tuesday, Dec. 13.

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It’s a Very Interesting Business

What began as 400,000 pounds of lobster purchased by Linda Bean off the St. George peninsula eight years ago has grown into a sprawling empire selling more than 9 million pounds of lobster since its inception.
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An Adventurous Day in Freeport: 12 Fun Things to See and Do at Christmastime

FREEPORT, Maine – Freeport is a fun place to visit any time of year, but most especially now during the big holiday season. From the Sparkle Celebration to the Northern Lights Celebration, the festive wreaths and decorations and displays, the horse-drawn carriage rides, the food, the beer, the entertainment and so much more—all combine to make a visit to town at Christmastime so much more than just a shopping excursion. Park your car, walk around, explore and see for yourself.

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Donating $3.3 million, Linda Bean, Employees and North Haven Help Make LifeFlight’s Third Helicopter a Reality

PORT CLYDE — On Aug. 11, 2013, both of Maine’s LifeFlight helicopters touched down at Pen Bay Medical Center in Rockport.

One of those helicopters carried 9-year-old Dylan Gold of Cohasset, Massachusetts. By the time the helicopter landed, Dylan, fatally injured by an out-of-control car on the Port Clyde wharf, had already been transported via ambulance from the wharf to a ball field/makeshift landing strip in Tenants Harbor. From Pen Bay, he was transported to Maine Medical Center in Portland.

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Linda Bean’s Corporate Executive Chef Prepares Clam Fitters, Third Year Sponsor of Yarmouth Clam Festival

WSCH Video: Chef Andy Prepares Clam Fritters

This weekend is the state’s largest celebration of bivalve mollusks. The Yarmouth Clam Festival is a free event with music, fireworks, food, arts & crafts, parades and, of course, clams.

Linda Bean’s Perfect Maine supplies all the lobsters (a few years ago some 6,000 were consumed). LBPM’s Corporate Chef Andrew Omo shares his recipe for clam fritters.

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