I was born and raised in Mechanicville, NY and have been in radio for over 25 years. I have lived and worked on Long Island in the Hamptons, in West Palm Beach, FL, Buffalo, NY and Portland, ME. Brian and I have been together for 15 years and we love waking up the Capital Region each and every morning. I am getting ready to move back to my hometown where my 10-year-old son Ryan will attend my Alma mater. I will be getting married to my best friend, Jenn, at the end of 2021 and we are having a Disney wedding. We love everything Disney and even have a dog named Freddie after Mr. Fredrickson from the movie UP. I am a true crime junky and will watch every Law & Order SVU episode over and over again. (My Dad worked on the show for several years and my name appears on the locker in the squad room in early episodes). I have a very close relationship with my amazing mom, Nancy who is on the show with us messing up song lyrics each week. I will fight anyone, anytime, if you say that someone else or a restaurant makes better eggplant than my mom. Thanks for allowing our personal lives into your world each morning. We hope to give you laughter and fun to start your day.
25 Worst Cities in US For Spring Allergies-3 Upstate NY Cities Make The List!
If you have been suffering some major spring allergies, you are not alone. In fact, it could be where you live. A survey came out listing the top twenty-five metropolitan cities in the United States that are the worst for spring allergies. Three cities in upstate New York made the top twenty!
Take A Peek at What the ‘New’ New York Thruway Rest Areas Will Look Like
The New York State Thruway is in the process of overhauling all 27 of the rest areas. Although they are only working on a handful at a time, the renderings have been revealed. Not only will they be more of an open concept, but some will also have dog parks and all will have better food options. Look for Shake Shack, Panera, Starbucks, Panda Express, Chik-fil-A, Popeyes, Dunkin, Burger King, and a new fresh concept Applegreen convenience stores. Taste NY farm markets will be at each rest area along with play areas and picnic areas. There will be amenities for commercial truck drivers including more truck parking, showers, fitness centers, and laundry facilities.
No More Free Lunch? New York Public Schools Hope to Stop That!
Public schools across New York state are hoping to save the free breakfast and lunch programs for their students. During the pandemic, there was funding available to make sure that students were fed both breakfast and lunch each day for free. Now the program is in jeopardy.
Old Beech-Nut Factory Growing into Cannabis Plant Will Train at FMCC
The old Beech-Nut Factory along I-90 in Canajoharie may be born again in the form of a brand new cannabis plant and they are offering training at a local community college.
Escape to NYC and Stay at a Hallmark Christmas Movie Themed Hotel
If you have been glued to the Hallmark Channel since October 22nd, then you may want to take your "Countdown to Christmas" obsession to New York City. Club Windham has created Hallmark Countdown to Christmas-themed hotel suites in various cities across the country.
Free NY ‘Outdoors Days’ Helps Connect With Nature
Get ready to connect with nature with the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) throughout the Adirondacks and beyond. You will learn fun ways to enjoy the beauty of our area with "Outdoors Day". These outdoor recreation activities are usually held for only one day but this year not only will they take place on June 12th but they will also happen on various dates throughout the summer too.
Stewart’s New Flavor Celebrates COVID Decline
Stewart's ice cream is amazing. Not only are all of their flavors delicious, but they come up with some pretty clever names for their creamy concoctions. This time they are celebrating the fact that COVID cases are declining and restrictions are easing up. Their latest ice cream flavor is called "Sweet Return to Normal".
COVID-19 Vaccine Card-Laminate or Wait?
I will be getting my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine later this week and I was all set to laminate it. But now I am not sure I should yet. There are a few places that will laminate your vaccine card for free but some people are saying to wait but keep it safe.
NY State License Expired? You Get An Extension
If you have tried to do anything with your vehicle or your license during this pandemic, it hasn't been easy. The New York State Department of Motor Vehicles has been backlogged and trying to catch up on all things to do with the DMV. They also realize that New Yorkers haven't been able to get their licenses and permits renewed. Another extension has been given.
‘Defund The Police’ Phone Scam Circulating
It seems every time we turn around there is a new group of scammers that are calling and trying to get money and personal information. The latest one is claiming to collect donations for police that are affected by the defund the police movement. Here's what to watch out for.
Bills Mafia Can Attend 2nd Playoff Game
Good news for Buffalo Bills fans and season ticket holders. The governor announced that fans will be allowed to attend the next playoff game on Saturday night. Here are the details.
Presidential Pooches in the White House [GALLERY]
There have been many furry friends that have lived in the White House, Here are some of the Presidential Pooches that have roamed the halls from Roosevelt to the Obamas.