joe says “code grtd”

Joe has a great appreciation for those men and women who put on a uniform and put their lives on the line to protect Americans.  That’s why he’s spreading the word about Code Gratitude, a new, mission-driven company in Maine dedicated to showing appreciation to those protectors who serve us every day by offering special deals and discounts from local businesses. CodeGratitude.com connects supportive businesses with the men and women in law enforcement, fire, EMS and military, past and present. Protectors benefit from the savings while local businesses grow- it’s a win win. Plus, 10% of a business’s membership fee will be used to support the Code Gratitude Scholarship Fund awarded to Maine high school seniors who are joining the military, studying fire science, criminal justice or going into other future careers.

Joe applauds the creative thinking that led to Code Gratitude and offers his own gratitude to everyone who risks their own lives to protect Mainers and all Americans. He urges you to find more about this organization here.

To learn more go to CodeGratitude.com.

Photography by Corey Templeton. To see more of Corey's photos, click here and here.

Photography by Corey Templeton. To see more of Corey’s photos, click here and here.

joe says “prpl visn”

Two of Joe’s favorite uses of the Time & Temp is promoting local arts and medical research. Today, he’s doing both by spreading the word about Amethyst: a Purple Vision. This art installation, on display August 25th and 26th at O’Maine Studios at 57 Danforth Street in Portland, is not only an impressive work of art; it’s also a raising funds and awareness for cancer. Local artist Sam Koenigsberg, who bravely fights brain cancer, uses his art as a way to battle his illness in a different way. He has created an installation with a purple aura (purple, and the crystal Amethyst, are considered to be healing colors), and the event is sure to be an inspiring one. Joe urges you to check it out and wishes Sam well in all his future endeavors.

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

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

joe says “t3 gala”

Remember this cryptic message from last year? If not, Joe’s got you covered.  T3 stands for Teens to Trails, an organization that will be hosting its 3rd Annual Bow Ties & Bean Boots Gala. Teens To Trails is a local organization dedicated to increasing the opportunities for teens to experience the out-of-doors through a variety of programs that promote and support high school Outing Clubs. Their vision is that with active and sustainable Outing Clubs or outdoor adventure programs offered in every high school, ALL teens will have access to the outdoors and their lives will be enriched in body and spirit. The gala will be held this Friday, August 26, at the Portland Company. Find more information about the event here, and about the organization here. Joe hopes it’s a great success, and sends his thanks to this organization for helping young Mainers enjoy our beautiful state!

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

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

joe says “itln bazr”

This is one of those cryptic Time & Temp messages– good thing you know to turn to www.PortlandTimeTemp.com! This weekend Joe is spreading the word about the 91st Annual St. Peter’s Italian Bazaar. Hosted by the St. Peter’s Parish in Portland this weekend, the bazaar celebrates the Feast of the Assumption and the Feast of Saint Rocco. The festival includes a road race, delicious food, and more! Find more about the event here, and Joe hopes it’s a great success!

Photography by Corey Templeton. See more of Corey's photos here and 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 portlandtimetemp@gmail.com. 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 portlandtimetemp@gmail.com, and maybe you’ll see it on www.PortlandTimeTemp.com, 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 “port mile”

What’s your favorite sight off the coast of Portland? There are so many gems in Casco Bay, it may be tough to pick. One of Joe’s favorites is Fort Gorges, a US military fort that was built in the Civil War era. Joe has always appreciated the historic beauty of the fort, which is why he’s spreading the word today about the Friends of Fort Gorges, a non-profit whose mission is to restore Fort Gorges and to make it safe and accessible to future generations. The group believes in the Fort’s historical significance, as well as its educational and cultural potential. Learn more about this organization at their website, and next time you look out towards the sea, be sure to think of this organization and their work to preserve this part of Portland’s history.

This Saturday, August 13th, the Friends of Fort Gorges is hosting their annual Port Mile, a one mile open-water swim to benefit the organization. Find more about the event here, and register here.

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

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

joe says “100 wmen”

Have you ever wanted to make a difference in your community but felt like you needed help? Joe knows how much being part of a group can empower an individual, and that’s why he’s proud to promote the Southern Maine chapter of 100 Women Who Care. 100 Women Who Care Southern Maine is a group of local women who are interested in supporting our communities by contributing to Southern Maine charities together as a group to increase the impact. The organization’s 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. All charities and organizations up for consideration must be in the Southern Maine area. The idea is to keep it local and have an impact that can be seen in our communities!

100 Women’s next meeting is this Tuesday, August 9th, at the Woodfords Club, 179 Woodfords St, Portland, ME from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. Registration begins at 5:45, with time for networking, appetizers and a glass of wine before the meeting. Come find out what a great group of generous and thoughtful women can do when they put their minds to it!

Find out more about this local organization here, and please consider joining the movement!

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

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

 

 

joe says “289 2754”

Even by Joe, this is a new one. Could you figure out that this message was just a phone number? Did you call it? If you did, you would have been connected to the House of Lights, a local business every local homeowner should know about.  The House of Lights’ locally-owned family showroom has been providing the community with top quality lighting and home accents at an affordable price since 1955. Their staff of skilled lighting consultants represents over 100 years of combined experience. Stop in to the beautiful showroom today and discover the latest styles in lighting and accents from around the world.

Joe would like to thank the House of Lights for generously contributing to his favorite local non-profit, the Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness, whose mission is to promote safe, respectful, and inclusive schools and communities. Joe is so impressed by this local organization and the wonderful work they do in the greater Portland community and is always happy to lend them a helping hand.

To find more about the House of Lights, click here. For more information on the Cromwell Center, click here.

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

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