Special Reports

Helping your kids start a Summer business!

Updated 1 year ago

”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

Updated 1 year ago

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

Updated 1 year 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 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

Updated 1 year ago

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

Updated 1 year 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.

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Senior Watch July 8, 2013: Pet Food Needed

Updated 1 year ago

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

Updated 1 year ago

“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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Penquis Family Planning Changes

Updated 1 year ago

Renae Muscatell of Penquis and Nancy Audet, Director of Communications and Marketing for the Family Planning Association of Maine talk about some changes.For more information:Bangor: 920-3440 Dexter: 924-7383


Senior Watch July 1, 2013

Updated 1 year ago

Carol Higgins Taylor from Eastern Area Agency on Aging along with Debra Bell talk about a fundraiser with pet portraits.”Ready for my Close-up”Friday July 12th6-9pmSea Dog Brewing Company, BangorFor more information:356-2353or bffpetphotos.com

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I Love My Pet July 1, 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 AngelHello! I’m Angel. I am a mellow, loving, 10-year old girl who would love to find a nice home to spend my senior years in! I am laid back, and would enjoy spending my nights lying next to you (or, preferably, in your lap!) watching TV and relaxing.For more information about Angel:Contact Kennebec Valley Humane Society626-3491 or go to:www.pethavenlane.org

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I Love My Pet: June 24, 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 SheldonHi, I’m Sheldon!! I wandered into KVHS as a stray and am hoping to find a family who will fall in love with me and take me home! I am 4-5 years old, and may come off as a bit reserved at first, but don’t let that fool you: I’m curious, playful and very sweet!For more information about Sheldon:Contact Kennebec Valley Humane Society626-3491 or go to:www.pethavenlane.org

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Senior Watch: “The Lucky Few” A Preview

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Rob Crone, Director of Nutrition for Eastern Area Agency on Aging and a very special guest, Captain Paul Jacobs join Jon Small to talk about the film T”he Lucky Few”, which will be showing all summer at various cafes.Eastern Area Agency on Aging is pleased to show the film, “The Lucky Few” which portrays the dramatic rescue of more than 30,000 South Vietnamese refugees by the USS Kirk during the fall of Saigon in April 1975. Paul Jacobs, USN Retired Commander of the USS Kirk will be present at each viewing and will provide the introduction and commentary on the film. Showings will be held through the summer at various Community Cafes. Log on www.eaaa.org for schedule. The video depicts the story of how the Vietnam War ended – with a successful humanitarian victory led by the officers and crew of one navy ship: an epic accomplishment unsurpassed nearly 40 years later.

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SPCA Pet of the Week: Meet Wesley

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Laurie Pierce, Shelter Manager from the SPCA of Hancock county talks about Wesley.Wesley is a 2 year old Shepherd/hound mix. He’s a big guy and very sweet. He is a bit strong but will walk nicely on a leash with a little correction.Wesley loves attention, is loyal and will make a wonderful addition to any home.For more information contact the SPCA in Trenton call 667-8088 or check www.spcahancockcounty.org

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Arts and Crafts: June 20, 2013

Updated 2 years ago

To learn more about Thursday morning’s Arts and Crafts segment with Tracey Marceron, click, or log on to betweenfriendsartcenter.com


Healthy Living: Lyme Disease

Updated 2 years ago

Lyme disease causes a lot of discomfort that can linger for a long, long time. A certain type of tick is the culprit. TV5 Health Advisor Dr. Amy Movius joined Jim Morris on TV5 News at 5 with tips on how to avoid it.

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Mind Your Own Business: Tips for Job Seekers

Updated 2 years ago

A whole lot of people are out there looking for work right now. Now add to those job seekers all the new college and high school graduates. Deb Neuman is here to help you land a job.Tips for job seekers! 1. Let everyone know you’re looking!2. Update resume/LinkedIn3. Create “contact cards” 4. Get involved – volunteer 5. Post “with caution” on social media6. Send (written) thank you notes!Find out more tips on how to Mind Your Own Business:www.debneuman.com

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Penquis Law Project

Updated 2 years ago

The Penquis Law Project helps people of modest incomes access legal services. It’s for residents of Penobscot and Piscataquis counties who might otherwise go without legal help. Suzanne Burke is the Penquis Law Project’s Lead Attorney. She joined Jim Morris on TV5 News at 5. Legal assistance is provided in matters of domestic relations, including divorce, protection from abuse, child support and visitation. In addition to representation, the Law Project offers one-time consultations. At a one-time consultation, individuals may receive general legal information and help filling out court forms. Priority is given to those individuals or families who have experienced or are experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault or stalking. Services are provided at no cost.The Law Project has regular office hours in Bangor and Dover-Foxcroft. Please call 973-3671 or 1-800-215-4942 to schedule an appointment.

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