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Biz Tips: Tips for Job Seekers

Updated 1 month ago

It’s summer time and many new grads are out looking for work!
If that’s you – or you’re already working and thinking about making a change … Deb  Neuman shares tips to help you find that new job!

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Finance is Fun: Riskiest Businesses to Start

Updated 1 month ago

Marion Syverson was here for this week’s Finance is Fun to talk about what businesses are the riskiest to start.

Food - Grocery stores, in an already competitive filed there is a lot of pressure on prices is shops of this type. Margins, the profit above costs, are typically very small and could be as low as 1% Restaurants and bars are also risky businesses. Often owners are surprised by the high costs of equipment and building requirement for code compliance, licensing and wages.

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Pet of the Week: Bangor Humane Society

Updated 1 month ago

Stacey Coventry was in the studio for Kristin in this week’s Pet of the Week with the Bangor Humane Society. Today she brought a six year-old pug mix named Bellatrix. Bellatrix is an loving and playful male who is great with cats, playing with children, or just relaxing as a lap dog. Bellatrix’s adoption fee is $180.

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Do you fly out of Bangor International Airport when you travel?

Updated 1 month ago

Yes        61% (288 Votes)

No          39% (185 Votes)

 

Total: 473 Votes


Penquis Tips for First Time Homebuyers

Updated 1 month ago

If you’re thinking of buying your first home know there is help available to get you there.

Certified housing counselor Heather Massow has tips for first time homebuyers.

Call 973-3500 or log on to penquis.org for more information

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I Love My Pet: Monday, July 21, 2014

Updated 1 month ago

On Monday’s I Love My Pet, Meet Dessy.

Dessy belongs to Rob, Kim, Kaleb, Kylee, and Micah of Cambridge.

Her family adopted her in February from the Humane Society in Augusta.

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Senior Watch: Savvy Caregiver Training

Updated 1 month ago

Carol Higgins Taylor was in for this week’s Senior Watch to tell us about an upcoming free training for Savvy Caregiver.

Savvy Cargiver program is geared towards care giving for people with Alzheimer’s and Dementia.

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Do you think the KahBang Festival moving to Portland will be an economic blow to Bangor?

Updated 1 month ago

Yes    58% (336 Votes)

No      42% (242 Votes)

 

Total: 578 Votes


SPCA Pet of the Week: Meet Jepetto

Updated 1 month ago

In Friday’s Noon Lunchbreak, Debbie McFarland from the SPCA of Hancock County was here with Jepetto.

Jepetto is a 1 year old Shepard mix. He is full of attention and quite the attention seeker.  He would do best in a home with no other animals, and no kids under 12, as he can get somewhat overstimulated and can be too much for other furry friends and small children.  He is very sweet and loves to play and be close to his people.  He also is very affectionate and loves to go for walks.

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Fitness Friday: Stretching

Updated 2 months ago

Amy Badger of Bodies by Badger was in the studio for another Fitness Friday this week. She stopped in to speak to Wayne about stretching along with your exercises, and how the way that most of us were taught to stretch, may not actually be the most beneficial way for us to do it.

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Fitness Fridays: Vertical Glider Exercises

Updated 2 months ago

Amy Badger from Bodies by Badger was back in the studio on Friday for Fitness Friday. This week she was teaching Joy and Wayne some more exercises you can do with gliders right in your own living room.

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Do you think Maine needs harsher penalties for making methamphetamines?

Updated 2 months ago

Yes       95% (405 Votes)

No           5% (21 Votes)

 

Total: 426 Votes


Free Movie in the Park in Bangor Friday Night

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 months ago

A park in Bangor will transform into a movie theater Friday night – and everyone’s welcome to take a seat.

Bangor Baptist Church is hosting a free movie night at Broadway Park on July 18th.

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Broccoli Salad Recipe

Updated 2 months ago

Dietician Mary Lavanway shows us a salad idea for all those summer barbeques.

Broccoli Salad

Serves: 6 (2/3 cup each)

Ingredients:

3 cups broccoli florets
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
3/4 cup chopped celery
1/3 cup (1 1/2 ounces) Cabot® Sharp Light Shredded Cheddar Cheese
1/4 cup Hellmann’s® Light Mayonnaise
1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
2 tablespoons honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Ground Black Pepper

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Gardening with Bob Bangs

Updated 2 months ago

To learn more about any of the topics discussed on this gardening segment, visit, windsweptgardens.comIf you have a topic you’d like to see discussed with Bob Bangs, send us an email at wabi@wabi.tv.

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Does the release of campaign finance amounts impact your thoughts on the election?

Updated 2 months ago

No     74% (335 Votes)

Yes    26% (118 Votes)

 

Total: 453 Votes


Senior Spotlight: Stroke Prevention and Recovery

Updated 2 months ago

In this week’s Senior Spotlight, Wayne sat down with Sadie Marsh, Community Liason for Amedisys Home Health and Cassandra Byorak, RN and Unit Manager at Brewer Center for Health and Rehabilitation. They spoke to Wayne about a presentation on Stroke Prevention and Recovery, which will take place Thursday, July 24th at the Brewer Center for Health and Rehabilitation starting at 11:30 AM.

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Do you think Fairpoint workers will go on strike in August?

Updated 2 months ago

Yes       57% (229 Votes)

No         43% (171 Votes)

 

Total: 400 Votes


Healthy Living: Summertime Allergies

Updated 2 months ago

Summertime Allergies
By: Amy Movius MD
Sneezing. Itchy, watery eyes. Runny nose. Dark under-eye circles. Anyone with allergies is familiar with these symptoms. Allergies often flare in springtime with all the spectacular blossoming and blooming -and pollen production – going on. Allergies don’t take a summer holiday however, and pollen remains the main culprit. The source of the pollen does change though: in spring it’s trees, in summer it’s the more mundane grasses and weeds. Ragweed, a top allergy offender, swings into full gear in August. You don’t have to see it to feel it either, since ragweed pollen can travel hundreds of miles on the wind. Pollen isn’t the only summer allergen. Summer air pollution – think ozone – can worsen allergy symptoms. Higher temperatures and less wind (=summer) increases ozone. Also, there are allergies to beware of an entirely different kind – the kind that stings and bites and seem to be everywhere in summer. Bees and wasps and other stinging/biting insects commonly cause pain and swelling locally. Some people will be terribly, dangerously allergic to them however, even if they’ve never been bit before. Anyone who gets a rash or swelling all over, even the first time after a bite, should be very concerned. These types of allergic reactions frequently get worse each time they occur and can be life threatening. Staying inside all summer wouldn’t be much fun – nor would it protect you from all allergies. Mold loves damp and humid places, a description that applies to probably every bathroom and basement in Maine during the summer J. Also, dust mites – a relentless year-round allergen – peaks in the warm and humid summer months. They don’t bite but rather eat dead skin cells (gross, I know) and so hang out where people do; in beds, pillows, upholstery, and carpet.
Management of summertime allergies includes avoiding and limiting exposure to allergens, removing allergens as much as possible, using over-the-counter medications, and seeking medical advice and sometimes specialized care and treatment when allergies are more extreme. For outdoor allergies, checking pollen counts is a good start. They tend to be higher on warmer, drier and windier days, and peak midday to afternoon. Exercising inside and keeping windows closed can be helpful on high pollen days. Likewise, a good rain can temporarily clear pollen away. If you know you will be exposed to an allergen, taking an over-the-counter antihistamine can prevent symptoms more easily before they start. If pollen sensitive, wearing a hat and sunglasses outdoors will keep some pollen out of the face and eyes. Wear gloves when doing activities such as gardening and avoid touching face. Washing hands when coming indoors and rinsing eyes with cool water is helpful as well. Showering and washing hair at night and changing clothes before getting into bed will also remove any leftover pollen clinging to you from the day. As for stinging insect exposure, avoid going barefoot in areas they inhabit. They are attracted to bright colors and sweet smells so avoid like clothing and scents in these areas as well. Also, don’t drink from open cans outside (they like to fly in for a sip) and keep food covered. Those with severe allergies should always carry an epi-pen with them as prescribed. For indoor mold, keep prone areas as clean and dry as possible, and use dehumidifiers if available. Dust mites are everywhere and just the right size to be inhaled. Vacuuming and just walking on carpet will send them floating into the air. An estimated 90% of people with allergic asthma are dust mite sensitive. Covering mattresses, pillows (polyester ones best), and box springs with airtight dust mite covers is an excellent idea since we spend about a third of our life sleeping. Weekly washing of all bedding in very hot water and drying on high heat is recommended to kill dust mites. For other indoor areas, floors should be damp cleaned or vacuumed with HEPA filter at least weekly. Laundering throw rugs, opting for blinds over drapes, and avoiding dust mite loving collectors such as stuffed animals can also help keep the population down.
References:
1. Summer Allergies. webmd.com
2. Top 5 Summer Allergens – ABC News. abcnews.go.com, May 29, 2012
3. Don’t Let Allergies, Asthma Spoil a Summer Soiree and Keep Your Green Thumb. accai.org
4. Dust (Dust Mite) Allergies: Symptoms, Causes, Treatments. webmd.com>

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Finance is Fun: Top Strategies When You Provide For Others

Updated 2 months ago

Marion Syversen was in for this week’s Finance is Fun to talk to us about the top strategies for you when you’re providing for others.

‘Responsibility requires action’ – This quote is both succinct and insightful. The responsibility of dependents requires you to act on their behalf, to both protect them now and in the event you cannot take care of them. Let’s give this some thought.

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