’Tis the season to support Maine makers, artists, and small businesses — and to find something perfect for everyone on your list.
By Laura Serino
Originating as far away as Chile, hundreds of thousands of tons of salt pass through Maine’s seaports each year. Photographer Greta Rybus visits a South Portland stockpile, offering a surprisingly otherworldly glimpse at a staple of a Maine winter.
They’re smoking herring in South Bristol, frying sufganiyot in Greater Portland, and putting new spins on roadhouse chow at Dean’s Motor Lodge, in Portage. Also, an acclaimed chef finds a new home at Biddeford’s Magnus on Water.
Good Things from Maine
During the pandemic, interest in Waterford Puzzle Company’s handmade wares hasn’t flagged. The Maine Flag Company found a niche with an old-school design. And tiny art galleries called FLAGs are popping up in unexpected places.
An Instagram maven’s home is a holiday haven in St. George. Falmouth’s Studio Artisane demystifies the woodshop. Across Maine, holiday historic-home tours are back.