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 16 years and we love waking up the Capital Region each and every morning. I just moved back to my hometown where my 11-year-old son Ryan is attending my Alma mater. I married my best friend, Jenn, in August of 2022 and had the most perfect day. The theme of our wedding was based on the Disney movie, "Up". We even have a dog named Freddie after Mr. Fredrickson from the movie. We now have two dogs. The newest member of our family is Willie. He looks like a real-live white teddy bear. 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.
These Insects Are Invading NY Homes! Here’s How to Get Rid of Them
If you are noticing an influx of insects coming out and inside your home, you are not alone. There are many bugs that manifest this time of year and are looking for a hiding spot. One of those insects is the boxelder bug.
3 Lil’ Birds Say Bob Marley’s Son Looking Upstate to Grow Pot Biz
The marijuana business is starting to ramp up in New York state and it seems that everyone is going to try and get growing. There is someone's son who seems like a perfect fit to throw his hat in the marijuana-growing business. He is the son of legendary reggae star and well-known supporter of marijuana, Bob Marley.
Oh Deer! Did New York White-Tailed Deer Have COVID?
Studies have been done that indicate that white-tailed deer in four states have tested positive for coronavirus antibodies. Although not all white-tailed deer have presented with the antibodies, about thirty percent have. What does this mean for the deer population in New York and should we be worried that they are carriers?
Check Your Furry Friend’s Food There’s a Dog Food Recall
We always want to keep our furry friends safe and healthy. That is why it is important to get the word out when there is a dog food recall. There are multiple dog food bands that are on the list due to high levels of a product that could make dogs sick if they consume it in large quantities.
Have Food or Craft Booth? Empire State Plaza Needs Vendors
Events are finally back at the Empire State Plaza and they are looking for vendors to fill the plaza during the concerts and food festivals. If you have a craft booth, food booth, or clothing booth, The New York State Office of General Services (OGS) wants you to fill out an application to be part of their events at the plaza.
Surprise Tax Refund Coming to Some New Yorkers This Week
Chances are if you got your tax refund from the IRS it is already gone. But there is some hope to see a surprise tax refund that could be deposited in your bank account starting this week. This is because some taxpayers overpaid taxes on their unemployment compensation in 2020.
Buffalo Bills Fans Get Free Tickets To Training Camp at Highmark
The Buffalo Bills are favored to be one of the best teams this upcoming season and training camp starts soon. Since COVID has made traveling to Rochester for training camp a thing of the past, the Buffalo Bills will be having open practices at Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, NY. Bills Mafia get ready to check out a few practices for free.
Out of Work? Get IT Training For Free at SUNY School
SUNY Adirondack is trying to help those who lost their jobs or are looking for a job in the Capital Region by offering free training classes in the IT field. The two free courses being offered are front-end web development and a "Python" programming language for data analytics.
Oh Canada! Finally The Borders Will Reopen in Early July
The Canadian United States border has been closed for well over a year due to the coronavirus pandemic. Both countries have been trying to find a way to reopen and now it seems that Canada has given a reopen date but with some restrictions.
Traveling 4th of July Weekend? You’re Going to Have Company
Many New Yorkers have been waiting to get on the roads and now with most vaccinated and able to travel, the 4th of July weekend will be especially busy on the highways. It looks as if traffic on New York roadways will be up from forty percent from last year.
Fill Your Summer Calendar With These NY Weekend Getaways
Living in the Capital Region we sometimes forget what other parts of the state have to offer. I have been fortunate to live out in the Buffalo area and on the East End of Long Island. Here are three of my favorite places to visit through the summer months.
Buffalo Bills Fans Vax or No Vax Allows You to Shout
We found out last week that Highmark Stadium (New Era Stadium) where the Buffalo Bills fans play would be hosting NFL games at full capacity. However, there would be a vaccination check prior to the game. Now the Erie County Executive is saying that the county has taken back the requirement of proof of vaccination to attend Buffalo Bills games or any events at the stadium.