joe says "tate xmas"

One of the things Joe loves most about his hometown is its rich history. Portland is filled with landmarks, memorials, and monuments that remind Joe of how far we've come as a city and a country. One such landmark is the Tate House Museum, located in Portland's Stroudwater neighborhood.

Originally built in 1755 for Captain George Tate and his family, who had recently arrived in the Colonies from Britain, this beautiful home was re-opened as an historic house museum in 1935 by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Since then, the museum's primary goals of preservation and education have developed and expanded. Students throughout the state benefit from Tate House's resources and educational programs as they learn about the mast trade and life in the eighteenth century.

This weekend, the good folks at the Tate House invite you to join them in celebrating a Colonial Christmas. Join them for house tours on Saturday, December 9th and Sunday, December 10th begining at noon. The last tour will leave at 3:30PM. Once you've completed your tour, you are invited to take some refreshment in the parlor of the Means House. Joe is sure it will be loads of colonial fun!

Learn more about the Tate House here, and more about the Colonial Christmas event here.

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

joe says "girl scts"

Today's message promotes a group for which Joe has great respect: The Girl Scouts of Maine. The Girl Scouts seek to build girls of courage, confidence, and character, who make the world a better place. Worldwide the Girl Scouts are 2.6 million strong—1.8 million girls and 800,000 adults who believe in the power of every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader) to change the world.

Tonight, Thursday December 7th, is The Girl Scouts of Maine's Women of Distinction Gala, an annual event that celebrates women whose individual excellence and high levels of achievement distinguish them as outstanding members of their communities and exemplary role models for today's girls. Girl Scouts of Maine proudly announces that Dr. Laura Thompson, Director of Sustainable Development & Policy Initiatives at Sappi North America, will be honored at the 21st Annual Women of Distinction Gala on December 7, 2017, at The Westin Portland Harborview hotel.

Joe thanks the Girl Scouts of Maine for the great work they do, and hopes tonight's event is a smash success. Joe also says congrats to Dr. Thompson!

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


joe says "thnk snow"

Typically Joe reserves the space on the Time & Temp sign for local nonprofit organizations. On rare occasions he does make exceptions; usually when a private company makes a generous donation to a local nonprofit, which is exactly what Long's Board Shop did for the Cromwell Center for Disabilities Awareness, Joe's favorite local organization, whose mission is to promote safe, respectful and inclusive schools and communities.

Located at 333 Clarks Pond Parkway in South Portland, Long's Board Shop is a family skate shop, run by a family for the skate family. The family home to the community’s skateboard and snowboard needs. Holding true to the independence and self expression of skateboarding and snowboarding this is a place for skaters, boarders, and their families.

The crew at LBS is excited for the upcoming snowboard season and chose to use their time on the Time & Temp to encourage Portlanders to Think Snow. Joe offers his thanks to LBS for their generous donation to Cromwell and encourages Portlanders to check out this local shop for all your skating needs!

Learn more about Long's Board Shop here, and more about Cromwell Center here.

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

joe says "CTR4 GRVN"

Like anyone who's been through the grieving process, Joe knows that it can be made more bearable with companionship and support. The Center for Grieving Children, based in Portland, serves more than 4,000 grieving children, teens, families, and young adults annually through peer support, outreach, and education. Offering services for free, for as long as people need them, the Center's mission is to provide loving support that encourages the safe expression of grief and loss and fosters each individual's resilience and emotional well-being. Since its founding in 1987, the Center for Grieving Children has served more than 66,000 children, teens, and their families.

Next Monday, December 11th, begins WCYY's annual Markathon to support the CGC. When you donate to the Center for Grieving Children, DJ Mark will play ANY song, ANY style by ANY artist. Listen all week, around the clock on 94.3 WCYY!

Learn more about the Center for Grieving Children here, and more about the Markathon here.

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

joe says "buy locl"

Every holiday season, Joe is reminded of the importance of local merchants to the Maine economy. The Portland Buy Local campaign is a partnership of local business-owners and citizens, whose mission is " to support locally owned, independent businesses in Portland, to maintain our unique community character, provide continuing opportunities for entrepreneurs, build community economic strength, and prevent the displacement of community-based businesses by national and global chains."

Joe applauds the Buy Local campaign, and is happy to spread the positive message to Portland. Find more about the campaign here. Happy holidays, everyone!

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

joe says "xmas stry"

'Tis the season, and in case you can't tell, Joe's already in the holiday spirit. That's why today he's promoting A Christmas Story: The Musical, being put on by The Portland Players. Located in South Portland, The Portland Players is an organization dedicated to the development and fostering of an interest in dramatic arts, the creative expression of those arts and the encouragement and appreciation of community participation in all of the theater's activities. Their production of a Christmas Story runs from December 1st through December 17th. Joe says you should go check out this holiday classic and support your local theater community in the process! Find more about this great local organization here.

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

joe says "buya bale"

It should come as no surprise by now that Joe Bornstein and his Law Office family are avid animal lovers, and horses are no exception.  The Maine State Society for the Protection of Animals is New England's largest horse shelter. Today the Society is caring for 50+ horses in various stages of recovery from abuse or neglect.  Some are healthy, trained, and awaiting adoption into a new permanent home; others will live out their days at the Society’s Windham farm.

On Sunday, December 3rd, the MSSPA is hosting its annual Open House for the Horses, a quintessential Maine holiday event. The Open House will feature free sleigh rides, kids' activities, an auction, complimentary holiday gifts, and of course plenty of horses!

Joe encourages you to learn more about the MSSPA here, and more about the open house here. Joe hopes it's a success!

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

joe says "give thks"

A time to be with family and reflect on all of the blessings in life, Thanksgiving has always been one of Joe's favorite holidays. Joe hopes that you were able to spend the holiday in the company of loved ones, and wishes you a happy and safe holiday season.

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