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Meet Dan DenDanto, an expert in restoring whale skeletons for museums and exhibits

Laurie Schreiber |

Dan DenDanto, a Mount Desert Island-based scientist, is one of the nation's foremost experts in the specialized field of cleaning, articulating and restoring whale...

The business of craft: Thos. Moser Cabinetmakers profits from hands-on, Maine-based production

Tina Fischer |

When Thomas Moser began creating furniture in the 1970s, he did so from an overwhelming desire to build with his hands. He had no preconceived direction or goal to create a business,...

Portland studio stands out with 'fantasy photography'

Dylan Martin |

Lauren Lear is among many other photography business owners in Maine, but what makes her stand out is her "fantasy photography," giving subjects a chance to immortalize...

Chris Thompson moving on Portland waterfront development

Dylan Martin |

Walking around Thompson's Point in Portland on a fall afternoon, it becomes clear that progress is moving forward for the $105 million mixed-use development that aims to transform the...

Women to watch: Lauren Wayne, State Theatre

Dylan Martin |

Name a large-scale concert that's happened in Portland over the past several years — Ray LaMontagne, Elvis Costello, Snoop Dogg — and chances are, Lauren Wayne was...