Sarah Stebbins

Sarah Stebbins

Sarah Stebbins is Down East's special projects editor.

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Artist’s Retreat

Encaustic painter Dietlind Vander Schaaf never had a dining room before moving into her Portland Colonial four years ago. Now, she relishes having a space dedicated to dinner parties, Rummikub matches, and showcasing items by local makers.

Soakology

Soakology

Billed as a “foot sanctuary and tea house,” Soakology offers packages that pair therapeutic treatments with just the right leaves.