Lots of folks flocking to the internet to Christmas shop this Cyber Monday.
While you’re shopping, don’t forget kids in need this holiday.
There’s a web-based program to help with that.
Jake Grindle talks about the Affordable Care Act and how it affects seniors.
Open enrollment is Nov. 15 to Feb. 15th.
Dora is looking for a forever home. She is at the Kennebec Valley Humane Society in Augusta.
She is a 3 year old all black domestic short hair cat.
For this weeks Abby’s Kitchen Bytes, Abby Freethy, showed Wayne how to make a quick, but delicious meal out of just a baked potato and some leftovers found around the house. 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 email@example.com.
First off, we have the spinoff of the popular Madagascar series, with the Penguins of Madagascar.
In limited release, Benedict Cumberbatch is receiving a lot of Oscar buzz for his performance in the historical thriller The Imitation Game. Also the best reviewed horror film of the year, The Babadook hits limited venues and video on demand.
Peter Merritt was in the studio Wednesday for this week’s Senior Spotlight. This week, Peter sat down with Joy to go over some safety cooking tips to keep in mind when you are prepping the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner.
TEENAGERS, CAFFEINE, AND SLEEP
By Dr. Pellegrini
I have covered this topic in the past but I thought it might be a good idea to revisit in light of the recent attention in the news paid toward caffeine. CBS News reported recently an increase in reports to poison control centers regarding caffeine exposure and overdose. There have even been reported deaths. I need to stress that caffeine is safe However, like any substance, ingesting massive quantities of it can lead to serious consequences. I will first cover the effects that caffeine has on the body but I think it may be more important this time to discuss the implications of our children using caffeine.
Stacey Coventry was in the studio again Tuesday for this week’s Pet of the Week. This week she introduced us to Titan, a large 3 year-old Shepard/lab mix. Titan is a goofy puppy with a very fun and loving personality, but due to his size, he is recommended for houses with kids at least 10 years or older, and is recommended to be the only dog in the house. Due to a relatively poor upbringing from his last owner, Titan needs some extra care in terms of diet and exercise to get him back on the right track. You can take Titan home today for his adoption fee of $125,
We’ll see temperatures remaining mild for today with a mix of sun and clouds and breezy conditions. Things become cooler by Wednesday after a second cold front moves though. Things then get very interesting for Wednesday night into Thanksgiving Day. We’ll see increasing clouds Wednesday morning before snow showers develop Wednesday afternoon from south to north. Snow will continue Wednesday night and intensify overnight. The track of the low will determine the amount and type of precipitation. It looks like we could see some significant snowfall from this storm making travel difficult especially Wednesday evening and Thanksgiving morning. Winds will become gusty with this storm.
By late Thursday the storm clears out. We’ll see much cooler air in the wake of the storm and things stay chilly for Friday and Saturday. A few snow showers are possible during the day on Friday,
On Monday’s I Love My Pet, we met Petey
Petey belongs to Aarynn.
This little guy is full of energy.
His owner says he’s the best companion, and he is very fun to play with.
Carol Higgins-Taylor was in for this week’s Senior Watch to talk about what to look for when visiting aging parents over the holidays, to make sure they are safe living in their homes.
Russ Van Arsdale was in the studio with Wayne Monday for this week’s Consumer Contact. This week, he was talking about what one investigator calls an “epidemic.” It’s the flood of phony telephone calls, threatening you so that you’ll pay debts you do not owe.
This weekend at the box office will undoubtedly belong to The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part One.
Now with the first two Hunger Games films grossing over 800 million dollars combined in the United States alone, the beginning of this two-part finale is shaping up to be the biggest movie of the year. But is the hype worth it? I’ll have the review on this week’s Cinema Savvy.