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Do you think the legalization of marijuana should expand in Maine?

Updated 2 months ago

Yes    52% (303 Votes)

No      48% (280 Votes)

 

Total: 583 Votes


Healthy Living: Summertime and Berries

Updated 2 months ago

Summertime and the berries are out: Is there a reason you should not eat them?

In general, health providers and nutritionists recommend eating many fruits and vegetables as part of a healthy diet.

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Biz Tips: How to Make Your Resume Stand Out

Updated 2 months ago

Many new grads are now out looking for jobs — if you’re a new grad or anyone else seeking a new job – we’ve got some tips to help you craft a resume that will improve your chances of getting the job you want!”

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Workshop for Families Dealing with Early Stage Alzheimer’s

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 months ago

Families who’ve had a loved one diagnosed with the early stages of Alzheimer’s have a chance to learn how the disease will affect their lives.

The Alzheimer’s Association, Maine Chapter, is hosting a free workshop Tuesday, June 10th.

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Finance is Fun: It’s Not Too Late!

Updated 2 months ago

Recently Marion has had folks in their fifties saying, What’s the point. I didn’t know how to handle money in my youth and now it’s too late for a good retirement.
 
It’s never too late to make life better. Here are some ideas.
 
Estimate the goal – By some estimates a four percent withdrawal rate is the amount one should take out of their nest egg annually to have a good chance of not outliving their savings. So if you’ve saved a million dollars, you would take forty thousand dollars per year for living.  Because you may live a very long time, we need to make sure you have money for your entire life. You don’t want to outlive your money.
 
Plan a strategy – The problem with starting late is the help that compound interest provides for those with many years until retirement. Compound interest, as you may remember, is when interest accumulates on both the principal and interest payments. It is a benefit to those with many years to save.  You may have less time. So you need to save much more seriously, with a more significant portion of your income used wisely. And ‘used wisely’ is the key. The tax code allows for ‘catch up’ provisions which permit more significant contributions to pretax accounts after the age of fifty. Postponing retirement may also help as the few extra working years may be just what you need to be in an even better position.
 
Know the vehicles – Do you have a 401(k) or other retirement plans at work? It doesn’t matter if there is a match or not. These accounts are better when the firm makes additional contributions for you, but it’s time for you to make significant deposits into these kind of accounts and many corporate retirement plans allow for higher contributions. SIMPLE IRAs, 403(b)s, all have various rules and contribution limits. You may also be able to take advantage of individual retirement accounts to add to your savings.
 
Kick debt – If you owe on many kinds of debt your funds in retirement will be spent on paying for your past and not giving you the activities and travel that you dream of. Make savings a priority along with debt repayment. And don’t accumulate new debt, bud!
 
Let the worry drive you – Don’t let discouragement steer you off into despair and inaction. Let the worry about starting late drive you to save and pay off debt- and not accumulate more- so you can have that better future. Do not give up! Don’t ever give up.
 
And don’t lose one more moment not taking control of your beautiful future.
 
 
 
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Do you think the U.S. Should have agreed to release five detainees from Guantanamo Bay in exchange for the American hostage?

Updated 2 months ago

No     72% (329 Votes)

Yes    28% (127 Votes)

 

Total: 456 Votes


Pet of the Week: Old Town Animal Orphanage

Updated 2 months 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.

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2014 Summer Start Your Business Series

Updated 2 months ago

James Macomber, a Microenterprise Consultant for MaineStream Finance was in to tell us about the 2014 Summer Start Your Business Series.

Every Tuesday a new session of videos and materials will be posted on the site. This online business course if for people that are thinking about starting a business or already have one.

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I Love My Pet: Monday, June 2, 2014

Updated 2 months ago

In Monday’s I Love My Pet, meet Leroy and Kitkat.

Leroy and Kitkat belong to Deanna Knowlton of Belfast…

Leroy is a Fox Pomeranian and Kitkat is a 1 1/2 year old gray cat.

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Giant Yard Sale in Orrington Helps Preserve History

Catherine Pegram

Updated 2 months ago

A giant yard sale in Orrington this weekend will help preserve some local history.

The Curran Homestead Living History Farm and Museum is putting on the sale.

It’s Friday, June 6th through Sunday, June 8th from 8 a.m. to 2  p.m. each day at the farm, which is located at 372 Fields Pond Road.

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Senior Watch: Free Hearing Tests

Updated 2 months ago

Chris Wilcox, from Sam’s club in Bangor was in to tell us about the free hearing tests that are going to be provided at Sam’s Club.

There is no membership required for you to take part in these free hearing tests.

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Kitchen Bytes: Chicken Dinner

Updated 2 months ago

For this weeks Abby’s Kitchen Bytes, Abby Freethy,  showed Wayne how to make a chicken dinner with a healthy salad to top it.  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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George Hale Asks “What’s in a Name?”

Updated 2 months ago

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

PLENTY IN THE WORLD OF SPORTS.

GEORGE HALE’S HERE TO PLAY THE NAME GAME…

A LONG TIME BEFORE LOS ANGELES CLIPPERS OWNER DONALD STERLING COMMITTED HARI KARI WITH HIS COMMENTS ABOUT AFRICAN-AMERICAN BASKETBALL PLAYERS THERE WAS PLENTY OF HEAT ON HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE AND PROFESSIONAL TEAMS TO CHANGE MASCOTS AND NAMES.

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The Magical Fanny Pack: Rachel Caron and Robert Kenny

Updated 2 months ago

 

Cousins Rachel Caron and Robert Kenny were in the studio on Friday speaking with Joy about the release of their new children’s book, The Magical Fanny Pack. Rachel is credited as the author of the book, while Robert created all of the illustrations. The book is currently available on Amazon.com and Lulu.com.

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Do you agree with the verdicts in the Daluz/Sexton trial?

Updated 2 months ago

Yes              80% (285 Votes)
No                20% (73 Votes)

 

Total: 358 Votes


Kale Salad with Apricots, Avocado, and Cheddar

Updated 2 months ago

Dietician Mary Lavanway  shows us how to make a kale, apricot salad that can help with Premenstral Syndrome (PMS)

Kale Salad with Apricots, Avocado, and Cheddar
Serves: 4
Ingredients:
6-8 ounces Fresh Express® Baby Kale Mix
3 whole apricots, sliced
2 ounces Cabot® Sharp Light Cheddar, diced
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/3 cup Hannaford Cannellini Beans
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
McCormick® Pepper Blend, to taste
1/2 avocado, sliced
Directions:
1. Tear larger leaves into bite-sized pieces and place into a medium-sized salad bowl.
2. Add sliced apricots, diced cheese, almonds and beans.
3. Whisk oil and vinegar and pour vinaigrette over salad, tossing lightly. Add pepper to taste.
4. Just before eating, slice avocado and place over salad.

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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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Piscataquis Balloon Festival This Weekend

Updated 2 months ago

 

Sam Canders, Balloon Meister of the upcoming Piscataquis Balloon Festival was in the studio on Thursday to talk to Wayne about what they have in store for the annual event this year.

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Do you think farmers should have to bury all of their dead animals?

Updated 2 months ago

Yes           52% (272 votes)
No            48% (249 Votes)

 

Total: 521 Votes


Local Author Talks about “The Everything Parent’s Guide to Special Education”

Updated 2 months ago

You are probably familiar with the “The Everything Guide To” book series.

A new edition is being released, and the topic is on special education.

Author Amanda Morin, who happens to be a Bangor native, talks about it.

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