Special Reports

Senior Watch August 5, 2013

Updated 1 year 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

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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 1 year 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

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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 1 year 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 1 year 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

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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


I Love My Pet: July 22, 2013

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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 ScoobyScooby is a sweet and silly 6 1/2 month old Lab mix who has had an unstable life thus far.For details about this or why she is back at KVHS, please feel free to them call…She would like an owner with puppy and training experience. She is playful, wiggly, and LOVES toys and attention!She still need some training, but what puppy doesn’t? :-) Would you like to help KVHS save lives? Become a Patron of KVHS. For more information, contact director@pethavenlane.org.For more information about Pumpkin:Contact Kennebec Valley Humane Society626-3491 or go to:www.pethavenlane.org

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SPCA Pet of the Week: Meet Ellwood

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Laurie Pierce, Shelter Manager from the SPCA of Hancock County talks about Ellwood.Ellwood is a 2 year old neutered male feline.He’s black and white with short hair. Ellwood is declawed so being solely an inside cat is a must!He’s a very chatty boy.The SPCA will be at the Ellsworth 250th anniversary celebration with lots of available kitties, this Saturday the 20th and also next Saturday the 27th. For more information contact the SPCA in Trenton call 667-8088 or check www.spcahancockcounty.org

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July is National Blueberry Month

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JULY IS NATIONAL BLUEBERRY MONTH.HANNAFORD DIETICIAN MARY LAVANWAY JOINS US WITH A COUPLE IDEAS WITH BLUEBERRIES.Cantaloupe Blueberry SaladYields: 2 servings • Prep time: 10 minutesIngredients:2 cups cantaloupe, cubed2 cups fresh blueberries1/2 cup Dannon® Plain Yogurt1 tablespoon honey2 teaspoons lemon juice1/4 teaspoon lemon rindDirections:1. Toss cantaloupe and blueberries in a large bowl.2. In a small bowl, stir together yogurt, honey, lemon juice and lemon zest.Pour dressing over the fruit and toss.

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Helping your kids start a Summer business!

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“Mom – I’m bored!”Deb Neuman shares how you can help your kids start a summer business.1. Encourage them to come up with an idea2. Let them promote their business3. Guide them only as needed 4. Let them be the decision makers5. Let them manage their money6. Keep them safe They’ll learn… …responsibility, money management, creativity, independence, rewards! >

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Penquis: Help with Home Energy Costs

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There’s help out there for folks looking to cut down on home energy costs or make house repairs.Mike Bonney of Penquis is here to talk about them.973-3500penquis.org


I Love My Pet July 15, 2013

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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 PumpkinHello, I’m a Pumpkin. I am a 7 1/2 year old, sweet girl looking for my forever home, where I will hopefully get some walks and playtime! I’m slightly overweight and would benefit from less treats and more love. I get along with other dogs, but chase cats, so I would do best in a cat free home. I’m friendly, silly and happy!Would you like to help KVHS save lives? Become a Patron of KVHS. For more information, contact director@pethavenlane.org.For more information about Pumpkin:Contact Kennebec Valley Humane Society626-3491 or go to:www.pethavenlane.org

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Senior Watch July 15, 2013

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Carol Higgins-Taylor from Eastern Area Agency on Aging talks about safe driving and seniors and the AARP driving class going on in August. For more information:1-800-432-7812www.eaaa.org


Wellness Wednesday: Kids Snacks

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Hannaford Dietician Mary Lavanway joined Carolyn Callahan on TV5 News at Noon with healthy ideas for kids snacks.On-the-Go-BarsMakes 24 squaresIngredients:1/3 cup Shedd’s Spread Country Crock® Spread*1 bag (10 oz.) my essential marshmallows1/2 teaspoon McCormick ground cinnamon6 cups Kashi® Heart to Heart® cereal1 bag (7 oz.) dried mixed fruit bitsDirections:1. Line 13 X 9-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, then spray with no-stick cooking spray: set aside.2. Melt Shedd’s Spread Country Crock® Spread, marshmallows and cinnamon over medium heat in 4-quartsaucepan, stirring occasionally, until marshmallows are completely melted, about 4 minutes. Quicklystir in cereal and fruit. Evenly spread cereal mixture into prepared pan with spatula sprayed with no-stickcooking spray: cool 30 minutes. To serve, cut into 24 bars.*By using Shedd’s Spread Country Crock® Spread instead of butter in this recipe, you reduce the amount ofsaturated fat by 1.5g and save 10 calories per serving.

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I Love My Pet July 8, 2013

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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.

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Senior Watch July 8, 2013: Pet Food Needed

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Carol Higgins Taylor from Eastern Area Agency on Aging makes a plea for pet food for the Furry Friends Food Bank.The pet food bank is empty. If you want to make a donation you can call 1-800-432-7812 or log onto www.eaaa.org for more information.

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SPCA Pet of the Week: Meet Snowbaby

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Diana de los Santos from the SPCA of Hancock county talks about Snowbaby.Snowbaby is 2 1.2 yrs old. She is a very loving brown with lots of white tabby catShe was surrendered to us due to allergies with some in the family. They said she is good with children. She also got along with an elderly cat they had. She does not care for dogs. She is not a houseplant eater, but my unwind your tp rolls for fun!! She loves to be held, likes watching tv and likes to drink from the drips in the sink. She also likes to sleep under the covers or on your pillow. She can be quite the “talker” at times. She has double paws front and back.July 10th is our 7th Annual Fur Ball at the Bar Harbor club in Bar harbor. People can see more information on our website and our Facebook page.For more information contact the SPCA in Trenton call 667-8088 or check www.spcahancockcounty.org

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“Mind Your Own Business” July 2, 2013

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“Mind Your Own Business” with Deb NeumanWith Independence Day this week — we’ll talk about “quitting the day job to stat a business!Before you quit your day job to start a business…ask yourself…1. How long will it take for your business to pay you?2. How will you replace loss of income/benefits?3. How do you feel about risk?4. Are you self disciplined?5. Are you willing to work more hours?6. Will you miss the socialization of the workplace?7. What is “Plan B”?

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“Maine- Beyond the Usual” a New Book About Maine

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John Pickering takes pictures of his favorite places in Maine and Marisue Pickering writes about them.They take you to fifty such places in their new book—Maine, Beyond the Usual.”Maine- Beyond the Usual”By- Marisue and John PickeringUniversity Bookstore, Memorial Union, University of Maine Campus, Orono, 581-1700Park’s Hardware, 33 Mill Street, Orono, 866-7811DeGrasse Jewelers, 5 Mill Street, Orono, 866-4032Best Bib & Tucker, 115 Main Street, Bangor, 942-7009The Briar Patch, 27 Central Street, Bangor, 941-0255BookMarcs Bookstore, 78 Harlow Street, Bangor, 942-3206

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