Pet of the Week: Natalie

Updated 1 month ago

Bobbie Fowler was in from the Old Town Animal Orphanage with a furry friend for us to meet.

If you are interested in adopting a pet, the orphanage is open Monday through Friday 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m and Saturday and Sunday from 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

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Are you shipping any presents this year?

Updated 1 month ago

No        65% (275 Votes)

Yes       35% (150 Votes)


Total: 425 Votes

In the TV5 Kitchen: Holiday Appetizers

Updated 1 month ago

1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons McCormick ground cumin
2 rectangular sheets soft whole wheat lavash bread or other wrap breads
4 ounces Cabot Chipotle Cheddar, Sharp Cheddar or 50 reduced fat Cheddar, grated* (about 1 cup)
1 package Fresh Express Baby Spinach
Tomato salsa (optional)
1. In bowl, mash beans, oil, lime juice and cumin into coarse puree with potato masher or fork.
2. Spread half of mixture over each lavash/wrap. Layer with some baby spinach. Sprinkle with cheese. Starting with wide side, roll up tightly
3. Wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. As needed, cut off 1-inch slices. Place cut-side-down on plate and microwave just until warm, about 10-20 seconds for 4 spirals. Serve with tomato salsa for dipping if desired.
Makes 24 spirals
Nutrition Analysis : Calories 50,Total Fat 3g,Saturated Fat 1g,Cholesterol 5mg,
Sodium 105mg, Carbohydrates 5g, Dietary Fiber 1g, Protein 3g, Calcium 40mg
*Nutrition analysis for Cabot Seriously Sharp Cheddar.

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Penquis: Advocate Training for Survivors of Sexual Assault

Updated 1 month ago

Angel Shaw from Rape Response Services talks about upcoming training for people interested in being an advocate for those sexually assaulted.

Training for Individuals Interested in Becoming an Advocate for Survivors of Sexual Assault

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I Love My Pet: Monday, December 15, 2014

Updated 1 month ago

On Monday’s I Love My Pet, we met Moe and Curly.

Moe and Curly belong to Rachelle in Calais.

They are 10 years old.

These brothers have been through a lot together.

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Senior Watch: Meals on Wheels

Updated 1 month ago

Rob Crone the Director of Nutrition and Auxiliary Services at Eastern Area Agency on Aging was in for this week’s Senior Watch to talk about their Meals on Wheels program.

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Abby’s Kitchen Bytes: Apples and Caramel

Updated 1 month ago

For this weeks Abby’s Kitchen Bytes, Abby Freethy,  showed Joy how to get creative in baking apples.  If you have any questions for Abby about this segment or you would like to know how to bake with apples, you can email her at abby@northwoodsgourmetgirl.com.

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In the TV5 Kitchen: Roasted Delicata Squash

Updated 2 months ago

Mary Lavanway from Hannaford shares a recipe for Roasted Delicata Squash with Walnuts, dried Cranberries and Cheese

1-2 small-medium size delicata squash
olive oil for brushing cut squash

chopped walnuts (roasted if you like, see below)
dries cranberries (flavored ones like, cherry or pomegranate, if you like)
Cabot Alpine Cheddar Cheese, shredded
maple syrup

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9-1-1 Tips with Chad Labree

Updated 2 months ago

Chad Labree, Executive Director of Penobscot Regional Communications Center, was back in the studio Thursday for this week’s 9-1-1 Tips. This week, he sat down with Wayne to go over the appropriate circumstances of when someone should or should not rely on 9-1-1 for their problems.

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Wellness Wednesday: Hearty Spinach and Bean Soup

Updated 2 months ago

Mary Lavanway was i n for this week’s Wellness Wednesday, making a Hearty Spinach and Bean Soup, to warm us up this winter and to keep us healthy.

Below you will find the recipe for the Hearty Spinach and Bean Soup:

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Senior Spotlight: Palliative Care

Updated 2 months ago

Dr Sufana Alkhunaizi, Director of Hospice medical and palliative care at St. Joseph’s Hospital was in the studio Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight. Dr. Alkhunaizi was speaking with Joy about the differences between palliative and hospice care, as well as giving some possible ideas for good gift ideas for the holidays for people in those kinds of care facilities.

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Healthy Living: Safe Holiday Celebrating

Updated 2 months ago

By: Dr. William Sturrock

The holiday season is rapidly approaching, and many of us look forward to the festive foods and drink associated with this time of year. From sugar cookies to eggnog, we are all tempted by tasty traditional treats at home and at the workplace. Now we know about watching the sweets and rich desserts, but what about the beverages?
Well it turns out there is a long history of our ancestors partying during this time of year, going back to pre-Christian Europe with drinks like the ‘wassail’. This was a strong mulled cider (or in some areas, ale) consumed by groups of singers going from house to house. Sounds like a lot of fun, but I suspect they didn’t have to worry about getting a DUI or crashing the horse drawn sleigh (horses usually had better sense to avoid danger even if their driver was tipsy).
Which brings us to the subject of this post: What is safe and responsible alcohol consumption? First, lets state right off that for some people even one drink of alcohol is too much. Generally those who should not drink at all have found out the hard way, with previous alcohol-fueled injuries, legal entanglements, or worse. Serious and dangerous behaviors, to include fights, domestic and sexual abuse, vandalism and other crimes are much more likely to occur in the setting of excess alcohol consumption by individuals who might otherwise not cross these social boundaries. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism estimates that the cost of damage to health and property runs over $250 billion a year. To put this in perspective, this amounts to $1.90 for every drink consumed in the US and is over twice the annual budget of the Dept of Homeland Security!
So, how can we avoid the negative results of excess drinking? Surely a return to Prohibition is not the right answer (we already tried that, remember?). And besides, most of us have enjoyed the sense of relaxation that can lead to lively conversation and social engagement when alcohol is consumed in moderation. To understand moderation, let’s look its opposite: The CDC defines excessive or binge drinking at that which results in a blood alcohol level of over 0.08, which is when judgment may become impaired, coordination disrupted and reflexes slowed. Not to mention that damaging effects to the nervous system and liver are more likely to begin at this level.
Well, most of us don’t attend the office Christmas party with a breathalizer, so how would we know we might be approaching the danger zone? Metabolic studies show that this level is reached when most men consume more than 5 drinks and most women consume more than four (A drink is 1 oz of distilled liquor, 12 ounces of beer or 5 ounces of wine). Surveys report that while binge consumption is more common in young adults age 18-34, it is still a problem across the entire socioeconomic and age spectrum in the US. Interestingly it is also a problem in many northern European countries but is much less of a problem in the Mediterranean cultures of southern Europe. Some sociologist have attributed the higher prevalence of unhealthy drinking patterns to cultures that do not introduce teens and young adults to small amounts in family gatherings. A glass of wine with dinner is a part of the daily ritual of many homes in France, Italy and Greece. This is very different from the clandestine consumption by six-pack that many American (and British, German, Scandinavian) teens experience as their early experience with alcohol.
But the bottom line is that all of us who consume alcohol need to monitor our own consumption, just like we learn (hopefully) not to eat the entire birthday cake or bag of Halloween candy in one night. Not only does our physical and mental health depend on it, we will be less likely to say or do something at that office party that we will regret forever.

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Pet of the Week: Margaret

Updated 2 months ago


Stacey Coventry from the Bangor Humane Society was in the studio Tuesday, introducing Wayne to this week’s Pet of the Week: Margaret.

Margaret is an eight year-old female spayed beagle mix and is ready to be picked up today for an adoption fee of $125. Margaret is a calm, yet very fun dog that loves to be pet and does great with other dogs and children. Stacey said to use good judgement with cats, but did not rule them out.

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Do you think the Festival of Lights parade in Bangor should be rescheduled?

Updated 2 months ago

Yes         63% (351 Votes)

No           37% (202 Votes)


Total: 553 Votes

I Love My Pet: Monday, December 8, 2014

Updated 2 months ago

On Monday’s I Love My Pet, we met Abbey.

Abbey belongs to Sarah from Holden.

She is loved by her owner for many reasons, most of all that she is a sweetheart of a dog and loves every person and animal she meets.

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Senior Watch: Furry Friends Food Bank Fundraiser

Updated 2 months ago

Rob Crone from Eastern Area Agency on Aging and Don Hanson from Green Acres Kennel Shop, were in for this week’s Senior Watch, to talk about the Eastern Area Agency’s Furry Friends Food Bank.

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Consumer Contact: Fake Shopping Emails

Updated 2 months ago

Russ Van Arsdale was in the studio Monday for this week’s Consumer Contact segment. This week, we was speaking with Joy about a string of new email scams that are being sent out by the thousands now as we are well into the holiday season.

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Do you think students should be allowed to graduate from high school if they’re not proficient in math and reading?

Updated 2 months ago

No       87% (820 Votes)

Yes      13% (119 Votes)


Total: 939 Votes

Cinema Savvy: What’s Next at the Box Office

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 2 months ago

Hello everyone, rather than jumping into a review this week, I’d like to show you all what you can expect in theaters over the next coming weeks that will wrap up 2014 at the box office. But more importantly, 2015 at the movies is shaping up to one of the biggest moneymaking movie years in history. From some of the biggest properties ever, this includes: The Avengers sequel, a new Jurrasic Park film, and the seventh chapter in the Star Wars saga, next year is going to be a movie lover’s dream. I’ll have that and more on this week’s Cinema Savvy.
Okay, so let’s take a look at what we can expect in theaters for the rest of December:
Joaquin Phoneix headlines the latest Paul Thomas Anderson film in Inherent Vice.
Christian Bale plays Moses in the upcoming biblical epic, Exodus: Gods and Kings.

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SPCA Pet Of The Week: Domino

Updated 2 months ago

Diana De Los Santos was in on the Noon news, from the SPCA of Hancock County to have us meet Domino, who is up for adoption.

Domino is a neat male cat who is about 4 yrs old.

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