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.
NY State Museum Unlocks Its Doors & Opens Again
The New York State Museum along with the Library and Archives have finally reopened after being closed for more than one year. That doesn't mean that the staff hasn't been working hard. They have been preparing for the reopening all along. It was nice to see lines, and crowds outside of th…
Ryan’s Allergies Are Brutal This Season – Here’s Why
Every year my ten-year-old suffers from allergies. His doctor puts him on some allergy medication and he's usually alright. But this year it has been brutal. In fact, over the weekend, he was up most of the night on Saturday because he couldn't breathe and he was all stuffed up. His eyes w…
Jump Into Clifton Park Pools This June
If you live in the Town of Clifton Park, you will have a community pool to bring your family beginning in June. Last year pools were limited due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year officials are optimistic that they will be able to have a full season. However, there are some setbacks.
My Niece’s Graduation Without Pomp & Circumstance [PIC]
There are many things finally opening up and mask restrictions being lifted but some things are still not quite back. Although there was a ceremony of sorts, my niece graduated from Plattsburgh State without anyone to be able to cheer her on in person.
The Costumer Moving From Colonie to Larger Location
For over one hundred years, The Costumer has been outfitting ghouls, goblins, vaudeville shows, and high school theater performances, and now they are gathering their threads and moving to a larger location.
My Favorite Farmers’ Market Opens Saturday
The Capital Region and surrounding towns have the best farmers' markets and roadside stands anywhere. There is one farmer's market that I look forward to each season and it's opening this weekend.
Chrissy’s The Loudest Mom at The Mother’s Day Game [AUDIO]
Ryan loves to play baseball and I am his biggest and loudest fan. I am one of those parents that cheer really loudly for my kid. I always yell out positive things but I do get pretty loud at times not just for Ryan but for his teammates. I mic myself up for each game so you can hear how passionate I…
All Ted’s Fish Fry Locations Hiring & Closing on Sundays
There is a dire need for workers across the state and right here in the Capital Region so it is forcing one local fast food restaurant to close all seven of its restaurants every Sunday. But they are still vigorously trying to hire all positions at all locations.
Brunswick Getting Grocery Store and 2 Fast Food Joints
After years in the works, approval has finally been given to build a grocery store and two fast-food restaurants in Brunswick. This will be a welcomed addition to the town that has been continuing to grow.
If You Find a Dryer Sheet in Your Mailbox Leave it There
Have you ever gone out to your mailbox and noticed a scented dryer sheet all the way in the back of it? Me either. But you might see it soon. Spring has sprung and summer is around the corner which means an influx of bees. They love to find dark, cool places to make their nests and a mailbox is a pe…
This App is Great to Keep Tabs on Ryan or Your Kid [PIC]
We just moved into a new neighborhood and are utilizing an app that helps us keep tabs on family members and our ten-year-old son. It has been a great tool to make sure we know where he is at all times. Whether he goes through the neighborhood on his bike or is at a friend's house two streets o…
Check Your Smoke Detectors – Nationwide Recall
We are told to check our smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms twice a year when we change our clocks back. But there's a good reason to check those detectors right now. There is a nationwide recall of the smoke and carbon monoxide detectors because they may not alert residents of a fire.