joe says "sea dogs"

Batter up, Portland! We've still got plenty of summer left, and you know what that means: freshly-cut grass, broken-in leather mitts, and nice cold Sea Dog biscuits. If you're local, be sure to check out the Sea Dogs, Joe's favorite baseball team and AA affiliate of the Red Sox, this season at their home at Hadlock Field.  This season, Joe is partnering with the Sea Dogs to send 50 Maine kids from My Place Teen Center in Westbrook and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Southern Maine to the ballpark so they can take in the fun of a Sea Dogs game.

Find more about the Sea Dogs on their website, and Joe says see you at Hadlock!

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

joe says "itln bazr"

Readers of the blog will recognize this one. This weekend Joe is spreading the word about the 92nd 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.

joe says "hear pcmf"

Portlanders, do you hear what Joe hears? From August 10th to the 19th, we'll all be hearing the beautiful melodies of the Portland Chamber Music Festival. Founded in 1994, this is a top chamber music event in New England featuring acclaimed performers from the United States and abroad. Festival concerts are broadcast regionally and nationally on Maine Public Radio, WGBH Radio in Boston, and American Public Media’s “Performance Today.” This wonderful nonprofit organization enhances the cultural life of Southern Maine by bringing nationally recognized artists of the highest caliber to Portland to present a wide range of classical and contemporary chamber music, including education and engagement programs for community members of all ages.

Find more about the PCMF here, and see this year's schedule of events here.

Joe hopes the event is a great success and that PCMF continues to flourish!

               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 8th, at the Italian Heritage Center-- 40 Westland Ave, 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.

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 "uscg egle"

Having grown up on the coast of Maine, Joe has always been interested in the United States Coast Guard. One of the five US Armed Forces, the Coast Guard is a maritime, military and multi-missioned service. It just so happens that this Friday, August 4th, is National Coast Guard Day, a day set aside to celebrate and honor the courageous work of the Coast Guard.

Also, this weekend, the USCG Eagle will be coming to Portland harbor. Eagle, also known as “America’s Tall Ship” is the largest tall ship flying the Stars and Stripes and the only square-rigger in U.S. government service. The ship was built in 1936 in Germany, and commissioned as Horst Wessel, one of three sail training ships operated by the pre-World War II German navy. At the close of World War II, Horst Wessel was taken as a war reparation by the United States, recommissioned as the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Eagle and sailed to New London, Connecticut. Eagle provides an unparalleled at-sea leadership and professional development experience for future officers of the U.S. Coast Guard.

Joe is honored that the Eagle will be coming to his hometown, and hopes many Portlanders get a chance to enjoy it.

Learn more about Coast Guard Day here, and more about the Eagle here.

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

joe says "sub vert"

Here's a new one for Time & Temp followers-- Joe is promoting SPACE Gallery, a non-profit organization that supports contemporary arts projects, champions artists, and encourages an open exchange of ideas. Grounded in the belief that vital communities are activated by experimentation, conversation, and camaraderie, SPACE engages a wide audience with provocative arts programming and category-defying events. As a nexus for curious minds, SPACE collaborates with original thinkers and invite the public to participate in the ongoing pursuit of adventurous ideas.

This year, SPACE turns 15 years old! Joe encourages you to join them on Congress Street as they celebrate their birthday on Friday, August 4th. It's been a great run, and here's to 15 more!

Learn more about SPACE here.

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

joe says "rf kids"

Regular followers of Joe's blog may be familiar with the Robbie Foundation, a wonderful local non-profit whose mission is to improve the quality of lives for children with special needs. RF does this by funding adaptive equipment, technology and therapy treatment not covered by insurance; providing art and technology programs to allow access to educational opportunities; offering family support and resources through respite programs; and by cultivating awareness of the special needs community. The Robbie Foundation's vision is a society that values people with disabilities, upholds their rights, and supports their equitable participation in everyday life.

Joe applauds the important work done by this local organization and urges Portlanders to consider lending them a hand. Learn more about the Robbie Foundation here.

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