Special Reports

Senior Watch July 1, 2013

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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Senior Watch June 17, 2013

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Donald Murray talks about The Longest Day Marathon Bridge Game being held to benefit Alzheimer’s.The Longest Day Marathon BridgeFriday June 21stBangor Motor Inn, Conference CenterRegistration begins at 8amContact numbers: 862-2647 or 989-5448

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I Love My Pet June 17, 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 BarnumHi, I’m Barnum. I am a Boxer/American Pitbull Terrier Mix. I am a 2-year old, goofy, fun guy who likes to play. I enjoy the company of other dogs, and I love people and attention. I’m kind of a big guy, and sometimes I rough house a little too much when I play, but I mean well! For this reason, I would benefit from being in a cat free home. I am an overall great dog who would just like to find my loving, forever home!For more information contact:Kennebec Valley Humane Society626-3491 or go to:”http://www.pethavenlane.org”>www.pethavenlane.org

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Wellness: Father’s Day Recipes

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Mary Lavanway is a dietician with Hannaford. She joined Carolyn Callahan on TV5 News at 5 with some healthy ideas just in time for Father’s Day.Tandoori Shrimp SkewersServings: 12Prep Time:20 minutes Cook Time: 5 minutesIngredients:¾ cup Dannon plain low fat yogurt¼ cup chopped cilantro2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil2 Tbsp fresh lime juice4 teaspoons finely minced fresh ginger1 clove garlic, finely minced2 teaspoons McCormick Indian curry powder2 pounds, Natures Place All Natural, raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined (about 36 shrimp)Directions-Combine the yogurt, cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, ginger, garlic and curry powder in a small bowl and stir well. Place the shrimp into a gallon zip-top bag and pour the yogurt mixture over the shrimp. Close the bag and squeeze gently to distribute the yogurt mixture among the shrimp. Allow shrimp to marinate for at least 15 minutes but no longer than an hour.Skewer four shrimp onto bamboo skewers (soak skewers before using to reduce burning) and grill over medium heat for 5 minutes or just until shrimp turn opaque. Serve with fresh lime wedges and cilantro leaves to garnish.

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Wellness Wednesday: Yogurt

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In Wellness Wednesday, Hannaford Dietician Mary Lavanway joined Carolyn Callahan on TV5 News at Noon to clear up some of the confusion when choosing yogurt at the grocery store.Quick Banana Crunch Parfait Ingredients: 1 carton vanilla Dannon® Oikos® Greek yogurt 1/4 cup of Kashi® Go Lean Crunch cereal 1 small Chiquita® banana 1/8 tsp. McCormick® ground cinnamon Directions: 1. Top the yogurt with the cereal, sliced banana and cinnamon. Enjoy!

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I Love My Pet: June 10, 2014

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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: EZ Fix Program

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In Today’s Senior Watch, Rob Crone is the Director of Nutrition and Auxiliary Services at Eastern Area Agency on Aging. He joined Carolyn Callahan on TV5 News at Noon to talk about the EZ Fix program.The program EZ Fix helps with minor home repair and cleaning services. The program has been opened up to everyone regardless of age, for a flat hourly rate of $20. This will help everyone who needs a handyman but doesn’t know who to hire or trust. Also, for low-income seniors there is a sliding fee scale so they can still receive help. Low-income seniors can call or drop by Eastern Area Agency on Aging to fill out information to be evaluated for the program.Because of sequestration, Eastern Area Agency on Aging’s operating hours are now Monday-Thursday, 8:00-4:30. Calls and emails received on Friday will be answered the following week. For more information:1-800-432-7812www.eaaa.org

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SPCA Pet of the Week: Meet Gunny

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Laurie Pierce, Shelter Manager from the SPCA of Hancock County talks about Gunny.Gunny is a year old, brindle mastiff – staffordshire mix. He is a big love bug. Good on a leash. Likes to play and due to his size, might be better with older kids. Prev. owner said he was good with all kids. Gunny is a great guy even though he has been passed around and not given a stable environment. He deserves a loving, stable home of his own. He came to the SPCA on 5/4/13 due to the most “recent” owner moving. For the month of June the Trenton SPCA is having an “Unleashed Summer Fun Time” adoption event. All dogs that are 1 yr. + , the adoption fee is 50% off. Cats that are 1 yr+, the fee is waived with a min. donation of 25.00!All animals come s/n, microchiped & utd on vaccines.For more information contact the SPCA in Trenton call 667-8088 or check out: www.spcahancockcounty.org

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Ride to Wellness Program

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Sally Bilancia, Executive Director, Maine Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and Marcia Larkin Department Director, Penquis, Lynx announce the Maine Affiliate of Susan G. Komen grant renewal to the Penquis Lynx, Ride to Wellness Program. The Lynx: 973-3695 or 1-866-853-5969 Ride to Wellness The Maine Affiliate of Susan G. Komen has announced its 2013 Grantees, awarding nearly $265,000 to eight Maine programs. Among the eight grants funded this year is the Ride to Wellness program through the Penquis Lynx Transportation Program. The Ride to Wellness program helps eliminate transportation as a barrier for women or men living in Penobscot or Piscataquis County in need of breast cancer treatment. The grant will be used to provide transportation services or mileage reimbursement to individuals for medical treatment of breast cancer including diagnostic services, chemotherapy, radiation, support groups and more. *I think it is important to make special note upfront and repeat that the Ride to Wellness is or residents in Penobscot and Piscataquis County. Last time we talked about this on the broadcast a viewer outside of those areas called looking for help. It was hard to see their hopes up for help then not be eligible. It was mentioned that it was only for Penobscot and Piscataquis but not until the end. (Renae) Komen · Local investment: o 75% of the net funds raised stay right in the State of Maine to fund breast cancer education, screening & treatment programs. o To date the Komen Maine has invested over $3 million in our communities· How we determine funding:o Every four years we conduct a community assessement. Access to care was identified as a challenge for our rural communities. In providing transportation assistance, programs like Penquis Ride to Wellness provide one very effective way to address the problem.· Race for the Cure – Bangoro September 15tho The Race series provides over 50% of the revenue Komen Maine invests in mission programs

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Senior Watch June 3, 2013

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Carol Higgins Taylor from Eastern Area Agency on Aging joined Jon Small on TV5 News at Noon to talk about how seniors can beat the heat.For more information:1-800-432-7812 or www.eaaa.org

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I Love My Pet June 3, 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 FeeneyFeeneyHi! I am Feeney. I am 4 years old, and am a big guy who likes the easy life of relaxing, napping, and just being an overall couch potato! I am a bit reserved at first but can be quite charming once I get to know you! So what are you waiting for?! Come meet me today!For more information contact:Kennebec Valley Humane Society626-3491 or go to:”http://www.pethavenlane.org”>www.pethavenlane.org

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I Love My Pet May 27, 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 AbbyHello, I am Abby! I am a 5-year, spayed female with a beautiful long-haired black and white coat. I have a great, curious personality! I like to play, I love being pet, and I am also affectionate! I would love to become part of your family! I also come with a microchip, which normally costs $25.00, and ensures that if I get away from your care and am brought to a shelter, I can be identified right away!For more information contact:Kennebec Valley Humane Society626-3491 or go to:”http://www.pethavenlane.org”>www.pethavenlane.org

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