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By   Photo by Ben McCanna

Three years ago, our Source Newcomer award winner Jodi Breau took early retirement from her job as a school librarian at Mahoney Middle School in South Portland. She had two reasons, the first being that she didn’t want to “be one of those grumpy old librarians.” The second was so that she could take her long-percolating plan to become a sustainable dental floss mogul to the next level.

Her dental floss, Dental Lace, hit the shelves at a couple of local grocery stores just this month, including the Pond Cove IGA in her hometown of Cape Elizabeth and Lois’ Natural Marketplace in both Portland and Scarborough. Breau is shopping it around to other retailers and is also selling it online at her website,

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