Special Reports

Healthy Living: Lyme Disease

Updated 10 months 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 10 months 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 10 months 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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Senior Watch June 17, 2013

Updated 10 months ago

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

Updated 10 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 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

Updated 10 months ago

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

Updated 10 months ago

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

Updated 11 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.

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Senior Watch: EZ Fix Program

Updated 11 months ago

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

Updated 11 months ago

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

Updated 11 months ago

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

Updated 11 months ago

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

Updated 11 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 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

Updated 11 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 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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Senior Watch May 27, 2013

Updated 11 months ago

Ken Banks talks about the upcoming Rock-a-thon at Winterberry Heights.Rock-A-ThonWinterberry HeightsFriday June 21stSunrise to SunsetFor more information:942-6002


SPCA Pet of the Week: Meet Kitlin

Updated 11 months ago

Laurie Pierce, Shelter Manager from the S-P-C-A of Hancock County talks about sweet little Kitlin.Do you have room in your home for Kitlin???For more information on Kitlin at the SPCA in Trenton call 667-8088 or check out: www.spcahancockcounty.org

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Wellness: Marinated Grilled Fruit

Updated 11 months ago

Mary Lavanway is a dietician with Hannaford. She joined Caitlin Burchill on TV5 News at 5 with some healthy ideas for grilled fruit. Marinated Grilled Fruit 1. Clean grill thoroughly and heat to 400°F. 2. Slice desired fruit(s) in half, leaving skin on, and remove seeds and cores. 3. In a large plastic bag or bowl, make a marinade with the juice of one lemon, 1-2 tablespoons of honey (depending on how sweet your fruit is), and a 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg. 4. Coat grill with cooking spray, and then place fruit directly on the grill or use skewers to make fruit kabobs. Resist moving. Flip softer fruits (peaches, plums, bananas) after 2 minutes and cook 2-3 minutes longer. Harder fruits can tolerate 3-4 minutes per side without falling apart. Need a topping? Reduce the CarcinogensYou may have heard that foods cooked on the grill can containcarcinogens. Here are some ways to have a worry-free BBQ!Cut down on grilling timeGrill smaller portions of meat, poultry, and fish so they cookfaster and spend less time on the grill. Another trick is to precookthe meat, fish, and poultry in the oven or microwave, then finishcooking on the grill.Flip it – flip it goodAccording to recent research using hamburger patties, flippingfood frequently may help prevent the formation of HCAs(compounds that have been shown to cause cancer in laboratoryanimals). To turn meat without piercing it (piercing releases juicesthat drip onto the coals), use tongs or a spatula instead of a fork.Skewer itA fun way to cut down on grilling time is to thread small piecesof meat or fish on a skewer. Scallops and shrimp are naturals forskewers. Try alternating pieces of meat, chicken or seafood withbell pepper and onion pieces, zucchini slices, cherry tomatoes,and/or small mushrooms.Want a great presentation? Use branches of rosemary asskewers. They infuse a hint of rosemary into the food as itcooks – not to mention the beautiful presentation they make.

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Wellness Wednesday: Memorial Day Ideas

Updated 11 months ago

Hannaford dietician Mary Lavanway talks about healthy ideas for Memorial Day weekend dining.Creamy Tarragon Chicken Salad8 Servings, 1 cup eachIngredients:- 2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breast, trimmed- 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth- 1/3 cup walnuts, chopped- 2/3 cup Cabot reduced-fat sour cream- ½ cup Hellmann’s low-fat mayonnaise- 1 tablespoon McCormick dried tarragon- ½ tsp McCormick salt- ½ tsp McCormick freshly ground pepper- 1 ½ cups diced celery- 1 ½ cups halved red seedless grapesPreparation:1.) Preheat Oven to 450 degrees F2.) Arrange chicken in a glass baking dish large enough to hold it in a single layer. Pour broth around the chicken. Bake the chicken until no longer pink in the center and an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the breast registers 170 degrees F, 30 to 35 minutes. Transfer the chicken to a cutting board until cool enough to handle, then cut into cubes. (Discard the broth)3.) Meanwhile, spread walnuts on a baking sheet and toast in the oven until lightly golden and fragrant, about 6 minutes. Let cool.4.) Stir sour cream, mayonnaise, tarragon, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Add celery, grapes, the chicken and walnuts: stir to coat. Refrigerate until chilled, at least 1 hour.Nutrition info per serving:219 calories: 9 g Fat: 3 g Sat: 2g Mono: 71 mg Cholesterol: 10 g Carbohydrates: 25 g Protein: 1 g Fiber: 372 mg sodium: 354 mg Potassium

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Behind the Market – Part 1

Updated 11 months ago

Spring has sprung and despite the recent rain, many people are spending as much time doing things outdoors as they can – and that includes shopping.Mainers who shop farmers markets are enjoying both the good food and the outdoor atmosphere.farmers prepare all year for what they call, market season. owners and employees head to markets all over the state to sell their goods. for the customers, it’s a one stop shop.Waterville Farmers’ Market Manager, Hanne Tierney, said, “You can come and get your milk, your cheese, your bread, your meats, and all your veggies for the whole week. So you may find you don’t have to go to the grocery store as often if you’re coming to markets that have a wide diversity of products.”Farmers across the pine tree state head to local markets to meet customers and, of course, make some money. Ad Promotions Coordinator for the Maine Department of Agriculture and Forestry, Jessica Nixon, said, “Farmers are then able to sell their product locally, to take that revenue and but and hire locally as well. So, it affects various aspects of the economy.”Not only do farmers’ markets help the local economy, experts said they can improve diets. “It provides the consumer an opportunity to have education right with the source of the food,” said Nixon.The Waterville Farmers’ Market manager said shopping at markets gives customers a variety all year long. “You’re supporting open land all around us and you’re getting delicious, healthy, and good food. You get to eat with the seasons. All those things are really important.” Tierney continued, “It’s great because we get a relationship with our customers and the customers get the freshest product possible.That customer-farmer relationship can make all the difference when it comes to food quality. Tierney explained, “It means that we’re personally caring how clean that spinach is and how fresh it is. We want to get those customers to come back, so we want the customers to get the best possible product they can when they come from us.”While Nixon thinks markets are Maine involve a lot more than just food. “A lot of them will have entertainment coming in or other activities. So, it really is an engaging environment where they can walk around, really be outside and enjoy that nature component.”Various markets around the state now accept programs like SNAP and EBT, allowing another group of people to eat fresh and enjoy the market environment.Tierney said, “The person who produced it really takes a lot of pride in that and we like to share that with our customers. We want people to come and to enjoy themselves, to chit chat with their neighbors, and have it be a real community center – and this market is wonderful that way.”To find a market near you, head to GetRealMaine.com.

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Behind the Market – Part 2

Updated 11 months ago

Fail Better Farms has been coming to the Bangor Farmers’ Market for the past few years – talking to customers, giving some cooking tips and making some cash. The farm owners invited TV 5 reporter Jackie De Tore along to find out what it takes to run a stand. On this particular day the owners sold Ribs, Chops, Roasts, and Sausage. De Tore learned pretty quickly what the most popular seller is: Maple Breakfast Sausage.Hanne Tierney, an owner for the farm, said the interaction she has with customers at the markets’ allows her to find out what people really want. “People have been really happy with that change and it’s like alright – they asked for it, we did it, and it’s easy.”Tierney said two of the most common questions center around gluten and sugar. “We have a hot Italian that doesn’t have sugar. Our garlic has very little sugar and chorizo has very little sugar- but we get asked that a lot.”The farm has an easy way to keep track of all of their sales – iPads.Between customer service, sales, and advertising, these farmers do it all. The owners said they use a good balance between modern technology and good old fashion farming.Something, De Tore may need a little more practice in.

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