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Are you voting by absentee ballot?

Updated 1 month ago

No       75% (359 Votes)

Yes     25% (121 Votes)

 

Total: 480 Votes


Consumer Contact: Work-at-Home Schemes

Updated 1 month ago

Most work-at-home schemes are just that: schemes. Russ Van Arsdale was in the studio Monday talking to Joy about how to avoid being taken by these ploys in this week’s Consumer Contact segment.

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Do you agree with LePage, Michaud, and Cain skipping out of debates?

Updated 1 month ago

No         59% (375 Votes)

Yes        41% (264 Votes)

 

Total: 639 Votes


Cinema Savvy: John Wick & Halloween Favorites

Adrienne DiPiazza

Updated 1 month ago

An early Happy Halloween to those watching. Only two new films were released over the weekend. First up,why can’t teenagers just leave the dead alone? I don’t know, but we may find out in the latest supernatural horror flick, Ouija.

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SPCA Pet Of The Week

Updated 1 month ago

Diana de los Santos from SPCA of Hancock County was in to talk about fostering kittens and that even though it is not the Spring of the year it is still very much kitten season.

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Fitness Fridays: The Benefits of Working Out

Updated 1 month ago

Josiah Hartley from Bangor’s LA Training was on the interview set for this week’s Fitness Friday, speaking to Wayne about the benefits of regular exercise. Josiah says working out releases endorphins into the brain that allow for a big stress relief, better sleep, and that general “good” feeling you get after a solid workout.

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Do you think the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife should be allowed to use its resources to campaign against Question One?

Updated 1 month ago

Yes      72% (476 Votes)

No       28% (183 Votes)

 

Total: 659 Votes


Dover-Foxcroft Fall BOO-Nanza

Updated 1 month ago

Sherry French, organizer of Dover-Foxcroft’s Fall BOO-Nanza was in the studio Thursday speaking to Joy about the upcoming Halloween Day event. Joy seemed preoccupied by something going on in the background, but Sherry wanted to get word out that the event starts at 4:30 PM on Friday, October 31st, and has different events going on all night long.

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Do you think the state is doing enough to help transition Mainers off welfare?

Updated 1 month ago

No     76%

Yes    24%

 

Total: 518 Votes


2014 Bangor Walks to End Abuse

Updated 1 month ago

Amanda Cost from Spruce Run Woman Care Alliance was on the Noon newscast to tell us about the upcoming walk to end domestic violence.

The walk will take place on Monday, October 27, 2014 from 11 am to 1pm. Walkers should gather at Pickering Square in Bangor.

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Senior Spotlight: Voter Engagement Tour

Updated 1 month ago

State Director Lori Parham and Director of Outreach Japhet Els were in the studio Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight segment. With the election coming up quickly, the two were on the interview set talking to Wayne about their nationwide voter engagement tour.

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Amber Lambke: Grist Mill Transformation

Updated 1 month ago

Amber Lambke, President of Somerset Grist Mill, was in the studio Wednesday talking to Joy about her transformation of turning a prison into a functioning and successful grist mill, as well as sharing some ideas of what to do with those grains afterwards. Amber Lambke is a succesful entrepreneur who uses her product in multiple Farmer’s Markets around the area

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Will you watch tonight’s final gubernatorial debate?

Updated 1 month ago

No    69% (305 Votes)

Yes   31% (139 Votes)

 

Total: 444 Votes


Healthy Living: Some Straight Talk about Ebola

Updated 1 month ago

The Ebola Virus has been a hot topic of discussion in our country for weeks to months.  I would like to start my contribution to the topic with what Ebola IS NOT.

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Finance Is Fun: The 6 Stages of Retirement

Updated 1 month ago

Marion Syversen was in for Finance is Fun telling us about the 6 stages of retirement.

Retirement is a time that many plan for but like many seasons of life, we don’t know what awaits us until we get there. In your planning here are the six stages that might be part of your retirement years.

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Do you think there should be more travel restrictions from Ebola-infected areas to the US?

Updated 1 month ago

Yes      92% (514 Votes)

No         8% (47 Votes)

 

Total: 561 Votes


Penquis Head Start

Updated 1 month ago

Penquis Director of Child Development Heidi LeBlanc was on the 5pm newscast to talk about Head Start.

Head Start has been in existence for 50 years.
32 years ago this week on October 22, 1982, President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October Head Start Awareness Month.
“Perhaps the most significant factor in the success of Head Start has been the involvement of parents, volunteers, and the community,” President Reagan said. “Their commitment and the services provided by dedicated Head Start staff have been instrumental in creating a quality program that truly provides young children with a ‘head start’ in life.”
Penquis offers HS and Early HS programs in Penobscot, Piscataquis, and Knox Counties.
18 locations/36 classrooms=630 children—–431 through HS or Early HS
All programs are licensed and enrolled in the Quality Rating System. All classroom teachers have degrees in ECE or closely related field.
Comprehensive services (health screenings, assistance with medical and dental care, nutritional guidance, behavioral and mental health guidance) as well as family involvement and goal setting.
Developmentally appropriate classroom activities-using thoughtfully planned and meaningful play experiences as a vehicle for learning.
HS and Early HS require income eligibility, but other factors can be considered (homelessness, child disability, etc.)
Child care can be accessed using vouchers and subsidy but we offer the same services to children whose families are over the income eligibility levels but wish to access child care. They can directly pay for child care services as they would with any provider.
For information, contact our enrollment specialist, Linda Henderson at 973-3567

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I Love My Pet: Monday, October 20, 2014

Updated 1 month ago

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

Jaxon is 2 1/2 year old Black Lab, who belongs to Harley.

He loves everybody and everything.

Two of his favorite things to do, going to the dog park and running with other dogs and playing tug of war.

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Senior Watch: Brown Bag Days

Updated 1 month ago

Erin Coltvet from Eastern Area Agency on Aging was in for this week’s Senior Watch, to talk about Brown Bagging it to keep seniors safe.

Pharmacy staff will be offering “brown-bag” checks to go over medication safety and any issues you may have with taking your medication as prescribed.

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Kitchen Bytes: Butternut Squash Soup

Updated 1 month ago

For this week Kitchen Bytes, Abby Freethy  showed Joy how to make a fresh and organic butternut squash soup.  If you have any questions for Abby about this segment or you would like to know how to make the dish, you can email her at abby@northwoodsgourmetgirl.com.

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