joe says “mpf org”

As a lifelong advocate for Mainers with disabilities, Joe is proud to spread the word about the Maine Parent Federation (MPF), a local nonprofit that provides information, referral, one on one telephone support, and training to parents of children with disabilities or special health care needs and the professionals who work with these families through numerous grant-funded projects. MPF’s services are offered at no cost to parents and are available statewide. MPF has been providing such services to local Maine families since 1984. That’s more than 20 years of noble and selfless work, which Joe applauds and is happy to promote on the Time & Temp.

Find more about MPF, including how to help them win a grant from Bangor Savings Bank, by going here.

                  Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey’s photos here and here.

joe says “thnx paul”

The Time & Temp Blog’s first guest photographer is Paul Conley, a Portlander who got this cool aerial photo of the Time & Temp and sent it into Joe says Thanks Paul!

Portlanders, Joe wants to get more of you involved with this project. We all know that the Time & Temp is visible from countless spots in Portland- can you see it from your office? From your apartment? From your walk to lunch? If you can, try to grab a photo from your unique perspective. Pass it along to Joe at, and maybe you’ll see it on, along with a special shout-out. If you’re a photographer and your photo makes it onto the page, Joe will also post a link to an online portfolio if you have one. Bonus points for cool new perspectives.

Photography by Paul Conley.

Photography by Paul Conley.

joe says “xoxo joe”

To all the lovebirds out there, Happy Valentine’s Day.



                 Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey’s photos here and here.

joe says “junr lgue”

Here’s a new one by Joe: the The Junior League of Portland, ME is a women’s organization that works to affect change and improve the community through developing effective volunteer leadership. For over 90 years they have worked toward their mission to develop the potential of women while affecting change and improving the community, through the promotion of effective volunteer leadership. On September 9, 1922 twelve charter members met to organize the Junior League of Portland, ME. Since that day may years ago, the Junior League has been instrumental in transforming greater Portland.

The Junior League’s annual Fire & Ice Fete was held yesterday, Friday, February 10th. Joe made his best effort to give Portlanders a heads up, but Mother Nature had other ideas and decided a citywide parking ban would go up on the sign instead. Joe hopes to be able to help spread the word about Junior League again next year, and wishes them success as they continue to thrive as an organization.

Find more about the Junior League here and here.

                  Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey’s photos here and here.

joe says “nonp week”

As Portlanders know, Joe spends more time promoting local nonprofits than his own law firm on the Time & Temp. Well, today he’s promoting a local non-profit that *promotes* local nonprofits. Get it? The Maine Association of Nonprofits is celebrating Nonprofit Week, an opportunity to shine a spotlight on nonprofits as the essential community infrastructure they are.

MANP’s mission is to enrich the quality of community and personal life in Maine by strengthening the leadership, voice, and organizational effectiveness of our state’s nonprofits. Every day, Mainers rely on nonprofits to nurture our minds, protect our environment, inform our government, educate our children and drive our economy–all while investing significant financial and human resources throughout the state.

Joe hopes you learn more about MANP and Nonprofit Week here.

           Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey’s photos here and here.

joe says “your pma”


Art lovers of Portland, rejoice! The Portland Museum of Art re-opens tonight, February 3rd, after having been closed for more than four weeks for major renovations. The countdown to the unveiling of the new PMA begins tonight at 6 p.m. with Lights Across Congress, a special event that brings together more than 20 community organizations, businesses, and supporters to present a massive 130-foot-wide cinematic performance on the museum’s façade, promising to be the Maine arts event of the year. At the end of the performance the museum will open its doors and welcome visitors to the entirely new and reimagined PMA for free. There will be two performances of Lights Across Congress, the first promptly at 6:30 p.m. followed by the reopening of the museum, and the second shortly after 8 p.m. Visible countdowns to both performances begin an hour beforehand.

Find more about this event, and the PMA, here.

Joe offers his thanks to the PMA staff for providing his hometown with such an incredible museum and artistic experience, and he’ll be looking for YOU tonight!

      Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey’s photos here and here.

joe says “100 men”

Readers of this blog are well familiar with 100 Women Who Care Southern Maine, the local organization whose mission is to reach out and help the community by finding 100 or more women (the count is currently over 150!) to each contribute $50 four times a year in order to give $20,000+ annually to local charities. Well, now the men of Southern Maine are following suit and taking proactive steps to pool their resources and make a bigger impact than they could individually. 100 Men Who Care Southern Maine, a brand new organization, has a goal of supporting charities and non-profit organizations dedicated to serving and making a difference in our communities. Meeting for just one hour every three months, 100 Men Who Care members are able to nominate and share about charities and non-profit organizations they want to support with $10,000 in just that one hour.

If you’re a local man interested in lending a hand to this collective effort, Joe thinks you should consider attending 100 Men’s inaugural meeting on Wednesday, January 25th, at 6:30pm at Ri Ra on Commercial Street. Joe hopes it’s a great success and that he gets to promote this organization again on the Time & Temp sign!

Find more about this great organization here.

                 Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey’s photos here and here.

joe says “thnx mlk”

Each January, Joe is reminded of the achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and is humbled and inspired by the Reverend’s bravery and struggle for justice. While the pursuit of justice is never complete, racial equality has come a long way in Joe’s lifetime, and that’s thanks in no small part to Dr. King. So today, Joe says “THNX MLK“.

               Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey’s photos here and here.