Special Reports

Healthy Living: Pneumonia Vaccine

Updated 8 months ago

In this week’s Healthy Living segment, Dr. Joan Marie Pellegrini joined Jim Morris on TV5 News at 5 to talk about the pneumonia vaccine.


I Love My Pet August 26, 2013

Updated 8 months ago

Do you want to feature your pet on our station?To do so: Just send us a picture. E-mail it to WABI at wabi@wabi.tv. Please put “Attention I Love My Pet” in the subject line.Or slip it in the mail. send to WABI TV5, Attention I Love My Pet, 35 Hildreth Street, Bangor 04401. If you’d like your picture back, include a self addressed, stamped envelope.Kennebec Valley Humane Society Pet of the Week: Meet Daisy-MaeHello, I’m Daisy-Mae. I am a 4-year old spayed female with a lot of love to give. I am the sweetest girl in town, and I just adore people! I love walks, playing, and snuggle time. I would do as the only pet in my new home, but I am sure to bring years of love and laughter to whoever takes a chance on me!Would you like to help KVHS save lives? Become a Patron of KVHS. For more information, contact director@pethavenlane.org.For more information about Daisy-Mae:Contact Kennebec Valley Humane Society626-3491 or go to:www.pethavenlane.org

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Senior Watch August 26, 2013

Updated 8 months ago

Dyan Walsh director of community services for Eastern Area Agency on Aging talk about free in-home balance tests for seniors and how you can get grab bars installed if you need them.For more information contact Eastern Area Agency on Aging:1-800-432-7812www.eaaa.org

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Mind Your Own Business: Trade Show Survival Tips

Updated 8 months ago

Have you ever had a booth or stand at a trade show or craft fair? Deb Neuman joined Carolyn Callahan with some survival tips.TRADE SHOW/CRAFT FAIR Survival Tips1. Pay attention to set up/break down rules2. Don’t staff your booth solo3. Take snacks/water4. Provide an incentive 5. Promote your presence – before, during, after!Find out more tips on how to Mind Your Own Business:www.debneuman.com

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Lynx Mobility Services

Updated 8 months ago

If you’re in rural Penobscot and Piscataquis Counties and you need a ride, Lynx Mobility Services might be able to help. Marcia Larkin is the director of Lynx. She joined Carolyn Callahan on TV5 News at 5 to talk about the service.*No income guidelines/open to everyone*Funding from Federal DOT and Maine DOT*At least 1 day per week in each rural town*All trips one way*2 full business days’ notice*Dover to Bangor on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday’s for $4.00*Lincoln to Bangor Monday’s for $4.50*Lincoln to Lincoln Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday’s for $1.00For more information: Bangor area, 973-3695 or Toll free, 1-866-853-5969

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I Love My Pet August 19, 2013

Updated 8 months ago

Do you want to feature your pet on our station?To do so: Just send us a picture. E-mail it to WABI at wabi@wabi.tv. Please put “Attention I Love My Pet” in the subject line.Or slip it in the mail. send to WABI TV5, Attention I Love My Pet, 35 Hildreth Street, Bangor 04401. If you’d like your picture back, include a self addressed, stamped envelope.Kennebec Valley Humane Society Pet of the Week: Meet MaxHi everyone! I’m Max, and I am a 7-year old, 49lb Puggle! I’m a hefty but sweet little guy who loves being outside and the company of people. I do need a cat and toddler free home. I love treats and affection, and play time! I really need a forever home with patient adopters, as I have had a lot of instability thus far.I am this weeks Pet of the Week. I have a reduced adoption fee of $100.00, normally $125.00Would you like to help KVHS save lives? Become a Patron of KVHS. For more information, contact director@pethavenlane.org.For more information about Max:Contact Kennebec Valley Humane Society626-3491 or go to:www.pethavenlane.org

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Senior Watch August 19, 2013

Updated 8 months ago

Carol Higgins-Taylor from Eastern Area Agency on Aging talks about holding family meetings.For more information:1-800-432-7812www.eaaa.org


SPCA Pet of the Week: Meet Kassidy

Updated 8 months ago

Diana de los Santos from the SPCA of Hancock county talks about Kassidy.Kassidy is one of several cats who were rescued from a hoarding situation. He is very sweet, has all of his shots and is ready to become part of someone’s loving home.Do you have room in your home for Kassidy?For more information contact the SPCA in Trenton call 667-8088 or check www.spcahancockcounty.org

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I Love My Pet August 12, 2013

Updated 8 months ago

Do you want to feature your pet on our station?To do so: Just send us a picture. E-mail it to WABI at wabi@wabi.tv. Please put “Attention I Love My Pet” in the subject line.Or slip it in the mail. send to WABI TV5, Attention I Love My Pet, 35 Hildreth Street, Bangor 04401. If you’d like your picture back, include a self addressed, stamped envelope.Kennebec Valley Humane Society Pet of the Week: Meet LucyHello, I’m Ms. Lucy! I am a total love bug who thrives off attention from people. I return the favor with kisses, wags, and snuggles! I’m incredibly sweet and quite laid back for being so young. I’m also very polite and well mannered! I would love to find a dog and cat free home, if possible. I know the commands “sit” and “down,” and I am a very quick learner!I also may need a home with no young children, due to my nervous behavior around strangers. I hope someone is willing to give me the home I need. You won’t be disappointed!Would you like to help KVHS save lives? Become a Patron of KVHS. For more information, contact director@pethavenlane.org.For more information about Lucy:Contact Kennebec Valley Humane Society626-3491 or go to:www.pethavenlane.org

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Senior Watch August 12, 2013

Updated 8 months ago

Susan Habeeb, RN Director of Transitional Care at Dirigo Pines to talk about. What the doctor�s appointment generally “looks” like when trying to diagnose Alzheimer’s.What the doctor’s appointment generally “looks” like when trying to diagnose Alzheimer’s. Because the time with the doctor is often brief, there are some things the patient can do in preparation for the appointment. The patient should write a list of concerns or topics he or she wants to discuss. They need to bring along a family member or friend if possible. They play a key role in confirming concerns about memory loss or function and also help with recall about the appointment. Medications will be reviewed so it’s important to bring a list of current meds. The doctor also will review current diagnoses/conditions for any change in status. The doctor will likely have questions to ask so it’s important to be ready to respond so that later you can focus on anything you want to discuss in depth. The prepared list helps to maximize the what time you do have with the doctor. The doctor will likely ask what kinds of memory difficulties they are having. Are they no longer able to participate in managing finances or shoppingAre they concerned about their driving or has anyone expressed concern about their driving? The doctor may ask the family member/caregiver how things are going and if they need help caring for their loved one and go over options for help. (private pay caregivers, secure memory loss care, long term care.)A mini mental state exam is often conducted which takes about 10 minutes. It’s helpful to repeat this every year to compare results to baseline testing. This is a good measure of progression of disease.It is not unusual for people with dementia to lose 2-4 points a year.

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Wellness: Healthy Kids Lunches

Updated 9 months ago

Hannaford Dietician Mary Lavanway joined Carolyn Callahan with a couple ideas for healthy kids lunches.Pizza Roll-UpsThis easy pizza-inspired roll-up is a kid-pleaser.Add crunchy vegetables-and don’t forget the dip!Keep ‘em smiling with watermelon cut intofun shapes with cookie cutters.Prep Time: 15 minutesServings: 1Ingredients:1 (8-inch) flour tortilla or a 1/2 lavash2 Tbsp. Ragú® Pizza Sauce12 leaves Fresh Express® Baby Spinach3 Tbsp. Cabot® Tomato Basil Cheddar, shredded, or Monterey Jack Shredded Cheese1/2 cup cucumber spears2 Tbsp. low-fat creamy dressing, such as Wish-Bone® Light Ranch1 cup watermelon cubes (or cut into shapes with cookie cutters)1 Kashi® Oatmeal Raisin Flax Cookie or Cherry Vanilla Soft-Baked Cereal BarDirections:1. Place tortilla (or lavash) on a plate and spread pizza sauce over it. Top with an even layer of spinach andsprinkle cheese on top. Microwave on High until the cheese is just melted, about 45 seconds.2. Carefully roll the tortilla up. Let cool for 10 minutes before slicing into pieces, if desired.3. Pack the slices in a medium container.4. Pack cucumber in another container, nestle a small, dip-size container among the spears, and add dressing.5. Pack watermelon in a small container and cookie or bar in another small container or plastic baggie.Make-Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate the pizza roll-up for up to one day.

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Tools for School

Updated 9 months ago

Renae Muscatell of Penquis joined Carolyn Callahan on TV5 News at 5 to talk about the “Tools for School Program.”· According to the National Retail Federation, last year, families with school-age children spent an average of $450.76 on back-to-school shopping and on average about $90.49 on school supplies alone! Per child!· For the last 10 years, Penquis has helped ease some of the financial burden by assisting with school supplies and backpacks.· Last year with generosity from individuals, civic organizations, and local business, along with the help of civic organizations, Blueberry Broadcasting and participating Dunkin Donuts we served over 1,200 children in our service area.· This year our numbers are the same! And our focus is BACKPACK! It is one of the most expensive items for parents to purchase! At this time we only have about 200 backpacks. So we are in need of 1,000 more by August 19th! Don’t forget about the high school students, they carry the most! Tote bags are great too!· Donate online, cash in Dunkin Donut boxes or drop off a backpack at Penquis or at the live radio broadcast with the BEAR, this Wednesday, at the Dunkin Donuts on Union between 11 AM – 1 PM

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I Love My Pet August 5, 2013

Updated 9 months ago

Do you want to feature your pet on our station?To do so: Just send us a picture. E-mail it to WABI at wabi@wabi.tv. Please put “Attention I Love My Pet” in the subject line.Or slip it in the mail. send to WABI TV5, Attention I Love My Pet, 35 Hildreth Street, Bangor 04401. If you’d like your picture back, include a self addressed, stamped envelope.Kennebec Valley Humane Society Pet of the Week: Meet Daisy-MaeHello, I’m Daisy-Mae. I am a 4-year old spayed female with a lot of love to give. I am the sweetest girl in town, and I just adore people! I love walks, playing, and snuggle time. I would do as the only pet in my new home, but I am sure to bring years of love and laughter to whoever takes a chance on me!Would you like to help KVHS save lives? Become a Patron of KVHS. For more information, contact director@pethavenlane.org.For more information about Hershey:Contact Kennebec Valley Humane Society626-3491 or go to:www.pethavenlane.org

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Senior Watch August 5, 2013

Updated 9 months ago

Kathi Howland, from Girl Friday Errands and Shopping Service talks about pecializing in seniors and caring for their pets! She will walk dog, clean cat boxes etc pretty cheaply. Girl Friday specializes in dog walking & pet sitting.� Errand & Shopping Service’s mission is to help you find more time in your day by doing your errands, shopping, dog walking, and pet sitting for you. From grocery shopping to dog walking: from running errands to notary services, Girl Friday has you covered!Fully insured & Bonded I Pet CPFVFirst Aid Trained & Certified.Established in 2011 Girl Friday got its start when owner, Kathi Howland, needed this type of service in her area but couldn’t find anyone providing it. Most importantly, she needed pet sitting services.� An avid animal lover and advocate, Kathi found that, when she was literally in a position to offer this service to others, she would.� So she did.

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SPCA Pet of the Week: Meet Sugar

Updated 9 months ago

Diana de los Santos from the SPCA of Hancock county talks about Sugar.Sugar is a white and tan husky and mix. She has been with the SPCA way too long. But it gave us time to work with her. She has come a long way. She is about 2yrs old. She was brought in from from the stray holding facility in ellsworth almost a year ago. she is a super high energy dog. very smart, needs mental engagement more than physical . is highly trainable, would do best with a very energetic person or couple, family. Sugar is your girl if you are into hiking, walking the trails, camping….and she would be great at agility or flyball. And she loves to ride in the car. she would be best in a home without very young kiddos.Also, our 5th Annual Pet Fair is this coming Sunday, It will be at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor. free admission. live bluegrass music, local food vendors, games, rescue leagues, agility demos, bake sale, silent auction and more. Bring your leashed pet with you….there will be a blessing of the animals too.For more information contact the SPCA in Trenton call 667-8088 or check www.spcahancockcounty.org

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SPCA Pet of the Week: Meet Sugar

Updated 9 months ago

Diana de los Santos from the SPCA of Hancock county talks about Sugar.Sugar is a white and tan husky and mix. She has been with the SPCA way too long. But it gave us time to work with her. She has come a long way. She is about 2yrs old. She was brought in from from the stray holding facility in ellsworth almost a year ago. she is a super high energy dog. very smart, needs mental engagement more than physical . is highly trainable, would do best with a very energetic person or couple, family. Sugar is your girl if you are into hiking, walking the trails, camping….and she would be great at agility or flyball. And she loves to ride in the car. she would be best in a home without very young kiddos.Also, our 5th Annual Pet Fair is this coming Sunday, It will be at the College of the Atlantic in Bar Harbor. free admission. live bluegrass music, local food vendors, games, rescue leagues, agility demos, bake sale, silent auction and more. Bring your leashed pet with you….there will be a blessing of the animals too.For more information contact the SPCA in Trenton call 667-8088 or check www.spcahancockcounty.org

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I Love My Pet July 29, 2013

Updated 9 months ago

Do you want to feature your pet on our station?To do so: Just send us a picture. E-mail it to WABI at wabi@wabi.tv. Please put “Attention I Love My Pet” in the subject line.Or slip it in the mail. send to WABI TV5, Attention I Love My Pet, 35 Hildreth Street, Bangor 04401. If you’d like your picture back, include a self addressed, stamped envelope.Kennebec Valley Humane Society Pet of the Week: Meet HersheyNice to meet you, I’m Hershey! I am a 40-45lb, 4-year old, American Pit-bull Terrier/Chocolate Lab mix. I am a lively, goofy young dog who loves people and attention! I aim to please, and get very excited when someone comes to visit me: I hop up on two legs, kind of like a kangaroo! I am friendly, outgoing, and exuberant, but would need to be tested with other dogs, as sometimes I’m a bit over-excitable. I know how to “Sit pretty”, “Sit”, “Down” and “Come”!Would you like to help KVHS save lives? Become a Patron of KVHS. For more information, contact director@pethavenlane.orgFor more information about Hershey:Contact Kennebec Valley Humane Society626-3491 or go to:www.pethavenlane.org

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Senior Watch July 29, 2013

Updated 9 months ago

Angela Lufkin from Gentiva Home Healthcare talks about the fundraiser her company is doing for Furry Friends Food Bank. If you’d like to help out call:990-9000


In the Kitchen with Ann Marie

Updated 9 months ago

Not- So-Blackened- Shrimp2 lbs. of shrimp-16-20 size, no tails!1 Tbs of each: sea salt, black, red & white pepper, paprika4 Tbs butter¼ cup fresh lemon juiceCombine all spices in a shallow bowlToss shrimp in spices Melt butter in skilletOnce butter is bubbling-add shrimp. Cook until pink or 7-10 minutesTurn off heat, add lemon juice-in pan!Place on platterServe with grilled pineapple*Grilled Fruit *Place pineapple slices or wedges on hot grill or grill pan ***spray with pam before heating Each side should grill for 3-5 minutes to caramelize This can be used for watermelon & nectarine as wellWatermelon Salad4 cups watermelon–cubed ½ cup feta cheese¼ cup of fresh mint—chopped2 Tbs of balsamic raspberry vinegretteToss & enjoy

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Senior Watch: July 22, 2013

Updated 9 months ago

Carol Higgins-Taylor from Eastern Area Agency on Aging talks about the 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s.For more information:1-800-432-7812www.eaaa.org


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