New location for Benoits

Benoits Portside celebrated a move to its new locale at 2 Spring St., Kennebunkport, recently with a ribbon cutting. The four-generation family-owned specialty shop, now celebrating its 70th year, specializes in jewelry and boutique clothing, including sterling silver reproductions from the Great Mexican Renaissance Period. For more details, call 967-2950 or go to


Christmas trees ready to sell

The Old Farm Christmas Place, at 1148 Sawyer Road, Cape Elizabeth, is celebrating its first year selling Christmas trees. Owner Jay Cox began cultivating the balsam fir trees in 2004. Some 1,000 trees, ranging from 6 to 9 feet in height, are being sold, as are custom wreaths, garland and ornaments, with local delivery and shipping services available for all goods through December. Wagon rides and refreshments are provided. For more details, call 799-0096 or go to


Resale shop for children

Dahlia’s World, offering new and gently used children’s apparel, gear and toys, recently celebrated its grand opening at 721 Main St., South Portland, with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The shop, owned and operated by Ashleigh Hurtubise-Bill, offers items for resale and consignment as well as family-style educational activities on site. It is open from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For more details, call 879-7253 or go to


Fitness skills combined

Lisa Lewis, of Fueling Your Fitness, and Ben Vernon, of Goshin Massage, are partnering to offer fitness clients their combined services for nutrition, exercise, massage and relaxation. Both businesses are at Park 111, 411 Alfred St., Suite 202, Biddeford.

Lewis is a certified nutritionist, personal trainer and fitness instructor. Vernon is a licensed clinical massage therapist, martial arts professional, certified personal trainer and Zumba instructor. For more details, go to or


Diabetes center now open

Dr. Stephan Babirak, an endocrinologist, has opened Metabolic Leader, a health care center for the treatment and prevention of diabetes, at 71 Route 1, Suite 1, Scarborough. His team will use the latest technologies and medications to help patients manage their health. For more details, call 396-6433 or go to


Ex-SAM chief on the Web

George Smith, the former executive director of the Sportsman’s Alliance of Maine and an editorial writer, has launched a new outdoor news and travel blog at The website includes access to most of Smith’s columns for the Kennebec Journal and Morning Sentinel and his “Wildfire TV” show. For more details, call 293-2661 or e-mail [email protected]

New flea market open daily

Dina Marston has opened Southern Maine Indoor Flea Market at 578 Route 1, Scarborough. The new business is open daily, offering a wide variety of new and used merchandise. For more details, call 415-0028.


Publishing companies move

Maine Authors Publishing and its parent company, Custom Museum Publishing, have moved to 558 Main St., Rockland.

Owner Jane Karker opened Custom in 2005 and started Maine Authors Publishing in 2009. The company helps authors print their books and offers design, editorial and marketing services.

For more details, call 594-0091 or go to