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 Monday, November 5th, at the Italian Heritage Center-- 40 Westland Ave, Portland, ME from 5:45-7:40pm. A silent auction will take place, with time for networking, appetizers and a glass of wine before the meeting starts at 6:30pm. 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 "aftr schl"

This Friday, November 2nd, afterschool programs in the City of Portland will be participating in the annual Lights On Afterschool, a nationwide celebration of afterschool programs. Portland will be one of more than 8,000 sites across the nation sending the message that afterschool is key to children's success, and that we must keep the lights on and doors open after school.

Parents, media, employers, neighbors, school officials and others have been invited to help rally support for safe, stimulating afterschool programs. LearningWorks Afterschool Portland and South Portland is partnering with Maine College of Art (MECA) in hosting a Lights On Afterschool Rally and Showcase on Portland's First Friday Art Walk on November 2nd, 2018. Student artwork will be displayed and a line-up of champions will speak in support of afterschool programming in the greater Portland area.

Learn more about this event here and here.

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

joe says "eqme pmkn"

Continuing with the Halloween theme, Joe is spreading the word about the Equality Maine's 2018 Great Pumpkin Ball. EqualityMaine is a local organization that works to secure full equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in Maine through political action, community organizing, education, and collaboration.

Taking place this Saturday October 27th at 7pm, the Pumpkin Ball will be held at Portland's State Theatre. Hosted by Blake Hayes of Coast 93.1 and community activist Shane Diamond, the Ball will feature dancing all night with DJ Steve Sidewalk, musical and dance performances, and a costume contest with over $1,000 in prizes.  Joe is sure the event will be great fun and offers his thanks to Equality Maine for the great work they do!

Learn more about Equality Maine here and more about the Ball here.

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

joe says "boo bash"

Joe is happy to once again promote the Boo Bash, a Halloween fundraiser to benefit Simple Gifts. Simple Gifts is an organization that provides financial support and encouragement to patients experiencing a medical crisis, as well as their families. The organization is staffed entirely by volunteers. Joe respects and admires the work that Simple Gifts does, and is happy to spread the word about the Boo Bash, which will be held on Saturday, October 20, from 7-11 PM, in the function room at the Italian Heritage Center at 40 Westland Ave in Portland. Find more about the organization and the event here. Joe hopes the event goes boo-tifully!

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


joe says "nrg expo"

If you've seen one of the Joe Bornstein-themed Priuses driving around Maine, you already know that Joe likes to be eco-friendly whenever possible, which is why he's promoting the University of Southern Maine's Greater Portland Energy Expo. hereTo be held this Saturday October 20th from 10am-2pm at USM, the Expo will feature presentations on energy efficiency, solar panels, electric vehicles, and more. Joe offers his thanks to USM for spreading awareness about the importance of sustainability, and urges Portlanders to learn more about this event here.

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

joe says "tedx 11 3"

As an entrepreneur and businessman, Joe is always looking for bright new ways to innovate. One event where there's sure to be plenty of innovative ideas is TEDxDirigo. TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience; TEDxDirigo was co-founded in 2010 as a world-class platform to celebrate innovation and creativity in Maine. In the same spirit of the state motto, TEDxDirigo leads the way with ideas from Maine’s brightest innovators and changemakers. The goal is for TEDxDirigo to be a catalyst for positive change in the state and world, where new ideas are supported for the greater good of all. Through the popular and effective TED Talk format, TEDxDirigo has inspired hundreds of live audience members and hundreds of thousands online across the globe.

This year's event will be held on November 3rd at University of New England in Portland. Joe hopes to see you there!

Learn more about TEDxDirigo here.

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


joe says "51 strg"

Joe is always appreciative of the men and women who serve and protect his hometown. The Portland Police Department does a fine job keeping the streets of Portland safe and orderly, and all Portlanders should be thankful for that. Today Joe joins the PPD in honoring lieutenant Bob Doherty, who's bravely fighting cancer. Joe wishes Lt Doherty and his family the best during this difficult time and thanks him for his service to Portland.

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


joe says "rtt bbb"

Animal-lovers of Portland, listen up: today Joe is once again promoting Riding to the Top Therapeutic Riding Center (RTT), a non-profit dedicated to helping people with disabilities reach their highest potential through the healing power of horses. Located in Windham, RTT’s 50 acre farm includes a heated indoor arena with attached program and office space, an outdoor riding ring and access to miles of trails. RTT is the largest therapeutic riding program in northern New England. At RTT, children and adults with disabilities work together with horses, volunteers and staff to overcome challenges and reach their highest potential. Through engaging in RTT’s program, all of our lives are enhanced and broadened in an environment that is supportive, innovative, respectful and diverse.

Tomorrow, Saturday, October 13th, is RTT's 11th Annual Triple B (BBB) event: Boots, Barbeque, and Beer, when RTT's indoor riding arena turns into a festively themed wonderland, with BBQ dinner, live music and a thrilling “mission based auction” to support RTT’s Rider Scholarship and Horse Funds. Joe thinks all local animal-lovers and party-lovers should check out this great event!

Learn more about RTT here and more about the BBB event here.

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