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Make-a-Wish’s Walk for Wishes

Updated 2 days ago

 

The Make-a-Wish foundation came by on Friday to talk about their upcoming Walk for Wishes events. There are walks happening all over the state over the course of two days:

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Do you think there should be a rebate for Mainers who install solar power?

Updated 2 days ago

Yes       60% (266 Votes)
No         40% (181 Votes)


Lemon Mousse with Wild Berry Sauce

Updated 2 days ago

Ann Marie Orr, was in to show Todd and Caitlin a spring time dessert for this Easter weekend.

The dessert Ann Marie made was a Lemon Mousse with Wild Berry Sauce.

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Parmesan Crusted Asparagus

Updated 2 days ago

Ann Marie Orr was in to show Caitlin and Todd some quick and easy dishes for Easter Weekend.

She showed Todd how to make a side dish of Parmesan Crusted Asparagus.

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Omelets in a Bag

Updated 2 days ago

Ann Marie Orr was in to show Todd and Caitlin some ideas for meals for Easter weekend.

The first thing Ann Marie showed Caitlin was Omelets in a Bag.

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Should there be a new National Park in Northern Maine?

Updated 3 days ago

No      53% (759 Votes)
Yes    47% (675 Votes)


Wellness Wednesday: Strawberry Orange Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing

Updated 3 days ago

Hannaford Dietitian  Mary Lavanway was in for this month’s Wellness Wednesday to talk about the benefits of antioxidants.

She a made a a Strawberry Orange Salad with Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing that is full of antioxidants.

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Healthy Living: Distracted Driving

Updated 3 days ago

By: Dr. Jonathon Woods

We’ve heard it before and we will hear it again:  distracted driving is “driving under the influence” and cell phone use has rapidly become THE #1 culprit.  You can change this !!!

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Are you paying in for taxes this year, or getting a return?

Updated 4 days ago

Getting a return                                               64% (217 Votes)

Paying in                                                            20% (67 Votes)

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Senior Spotlight: EMHS LiveSAFE

Updated 4 days ago

 

Jennifer Maskala, manager of EMHS LiveSAFE, came in Wednesday to talk to Wayne during our Senior Spotlight segment.

EMHS provides emergency response services to 790 elderly and disabled residents throughout Maine. Should a subscriber experience an emergency, help can be summoned through the simple push of a button. Maine operators will then respond to the call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and provide the appropriate response.

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Finance is Fun: Ideas for Your Tax Refund

Updated 4 days ago

For this week’s Finance is Fun, Marion Syverson was in to talk about ideas for your tax refund.

Here are Marion’s suggestions for what you can do with your refund.

Why are you getting a refund – If you regularly get a tax refund you are lending money at zero interest to the U.S. government. Do you think bureaucrats are the best at managing your tax dollars?  You might consider adjusting your withholding to give yourself more money each paycheck. It’s like a raise.  You can use the money better than the IRS.
                                                                                                                  
Your budget – you have a budget, right? If not, now would be an ideal time to set one up. In doing that you can see the areas in which some of this money might be best used. We have some ideas.
 
Pay down/ off debt – If you are paying 9, 18 or even 29% on credit card debt, paying that down or completely off would be a great use of your money as it saves interest costs that really add up.
 
Emergency fund – perhaps you need to replenish or begin an emergency fund. You know, no amount of savings can save you from possible trouble or alleviate every situation. But if you have an emergency savings account, you will have something to help in the event things break on the car, someone an unexpected item, or things break around the house. Even a small amount is better than no amount.
 
Retirement – Do you need to boost your retirement savings and are you eligible for adding to your retirement account? Now is a great time to add a bit more to that pot,  so that in retirement, and with the compounding that years may bring to your investment (past performance is not indicative of future results)it will hopefully be a brighter time when you finish working.
 
Vacation – what about pre-paying a fun vacation for the family? Even if it’s one night away camping, having something great to look forward to will boost your spirits. And to have the expenses covered will make you sleep well.
 
Home- Are there updates or changes that can be done for less than $1,000? Sure there are! A fresh coat of paint, new bathroom fixtures, replacing a window or two, to more energy efficient windows, even a new kitchen backsplash are all great ideas that I found online with a simple query. I’m sure you can come up with many more great ideas.
 
Give – Certain times of year make us more aware of practicing charity. Some of us practice all year long. But if you have enough for yourself and your family, why not add some to the coffers of the many charitable organizations in your area, from the food pantry, to the library, to the charities for illnesses and the needs of kids. That is the kind of spending that helps others and warms your heart  for a very long time.
 
You thought it was just a little extra money. But these tips  can help upgrade your life all year.

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Do you think Stephen Colbert is a good replacement for Dave Letterman?

Updated 5 days ago

No 60% (212 Votes)

Yes 40% (144 Votes)


Pet of the Week: Bangor Humane Society

Updated 5 days ago

 

Kristin Harmon was in on Tuesday to talk about this week’s Pet of the Week, He-Man.

He-Man is a 5-year old male pit bull mix.

To meet He-Man, or to check out what’s going on over at the Bangor Humane Society click, or log on to bangorhumane.org

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I Love My Pet: Monday, April 14, 2014

Updated 5 days ago

For Monday’s I Love My Pet, we meet Abby, she belongs to Amy Cormier and John Pelletier of Fairfield…

Abby is a 10 month old chocolate lab mix who was a rescue dog from Georgia.

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Senior Watch: Retinal Diseases

Updated 5 days ago

For Monday’s Senior Watch, Dr. Michael Johnson, a Retinal Specialist for Retina Associates of Maine, were in to talk about retinal diseases.


Consumer Contact: Income Tax Scammers

Updated 6 days ago

 

Russ Van Arsdale stopped by the studio on Monday for this week’s Consumer Contact segment. This week he was talking to Joy about scammers that take advantage of the income tax season to gain personal information from you.

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Should family members have access to Narcan in the event of a drug overdose?

Updated 6 days ago

No 65% (397 Votes)

Yes 35% (213 Votes)


SPCA Pet of the Week: Meet Tyson and Layla

Updated 1 week ago

In Friday’s Noon Lunchbreak, Debbie McFarland from the SPCA of Hancock County were here with Tyson and Layla.

Tyson is a 7 year old Chocolate Lab and Layla is a 7 year old White Shepherd. They have lived together their entire lives and were surrendered when their owner had to move into assisted living. They are very nice, in good shape and are looking for a home together.

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Fit Friday: Squats

Updated 1 week ago

Amy Badger, was in for this month’s Fit Friday. This month, she showed Wayne and Joy the correct way to perform different kinds of squats.


Fit Friday: Exercising to Lose Weight

Updated 1 week ago

 

Amy Badger stopped by for this month’s Fit Friday. This month she talked to Wayne about the effects exercise can have on your weight.


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