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 endeavors.
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!
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!
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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
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.
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!
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.
Growing up in Maine, Joe never took for granted the beautiful natural resources found all over this state. From the coastline to the forests and everything in between, Maine is filled with a natural beauty that many other states simply don’t have. One organization that understands this is the Maine Audubon. As the state’s largest wildlife conservation organization, Maine Audubon brings the best, science-based information and advocacy to address pressing conservation issues in Maine. Maine Audubon educates children and adults about our state’s wildlife and habitats so that individuals, families and communities are inspired to take action to protect the natural world around them.
Joe wants to thank the folks at Maine Audubon for the important work they do in preserving our state’s natural beauty, and encourages Mainers to learn more about this organization here.