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.
Could School Snow Days in NY Be Gone? Why It’s a Terrible Idea
There has been a ton of talk lately about eliminating snow days for kids in New York state schools. Because of the pandemic, we all have had this shift of thinking that our kids can learn virtually. The truth is, they can. The question is, "Why do we want to do that to our kids?"
Holy Investment: Quaint Rensselaer Cty Church For Sale w/ Stained Glass Windows
This was once North Petersburgh United Methodist Church. The stained glass windows are intact along with pews, a large kitchen area, and a church hall. There is also an area for a choir. It sits on 1.81 acres. The basement is partially finished. The old church is listed at $79,900 and needs a lot of work.
Feeling Cooped Up? Grafton Lakes State Park Hosting Free Cabin Fever Events
Winter in the Capital Region can be a lot of fun. There are a number of fun activities to do. The New York State Department of Conservation (DEC) is holding a Cabin Fever event at Grafton Lakes State Park and it is jam-packed with a ton of free winter activities.
Longtime Saratoga County Resident ‘Betty White’ in Need of New Home
There is a movement called #bettywhitechallenge that is asking for donations to local animal shelters in honor of the late Betty White and her dedication to helping animals in need. But there is a different movement that is happening at the Saratoga County Animal Shelter that is asking to give Betty White a new "leash" on life.
A Huge Bon Fire Event to Set Those Xmas Trees Ablaze in Altamont
The original event was supposed to be held on New Year's Eve at Indian Ladder Farms Cidery and Brewery. The bonfire event had to be canceled because many staffers at Indian Ladder Farms Cidery and Brewery tested positive for COVID-19 and even though the event was to be outside, they wanted to take all of the necessary precautions. Now we have a new date.
Not Only is it Illegal in NY, But This Action Could Leave You Out in the Cold
I think we all know by now that it is illegal to leave your car running and unattended in New York state. Section 1210 of the NYS Vehicle and Traffic Law makes it illegal for a driver to leave a vehicle without stopping the engine, locking the ignition, and removing the key from the car. But that doesn't stop a lot of people in the Capital Region from doing just that. Not only could you get a ticket, but it could also be worse.
1930s Historic Cohoes Restaurant Shuttered Because of Covid is Sold
If you have ever been to downtown Cohoes you know that there is steeped history throughout. There is a legendary bar and restaurant that used to be the hangout for Albany County Democrats and is known for its beautiful 50-foot long mahogany bar. Smith's has been in existence since 1937 but was closed in 2020 due to the pandemic. Now it has new owners.
Key Buffalo Bills Player Buys Upstate NY Home with Heart Shaped Pond
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After 34 Years Popular Albany Pizzeria Closes Its Doors For Good
When a popular Albany pizzeria announced that they were going meatless back in September, customers were worried it wouldn't last. Well, unfortunately, it is now permanently closed but not because they went vegan nor does it have to do with the pandemic.
Chick-fil-A Changes The Plan For Its Two Capital Region Locations
Over the summer it was announced that the Capital Region will be getting two Chick-fil-As. The first one would go in the already crowded area near Clifton Park Center and the other off of Troy-Schenectady road in the Colonie/Latham area. That was the announcement, now there are concerns brought up by town officials.
42,000 sq ft Indoor & Outdoor Synthetic Turf Facility To Be Built in Clifton Park Area
Plans are moving forward to bring much-needed indoor and outdoor turf to Southern Saratoga County. The former owners of the Sportsplex of Halfmoon know there is a dire need for these fields in Clifton Park. They are hoping to have the indoor and outdoor synthetic turf field open by next winter.
New York’s Biggest Snow Tubing Hill Only One Hour From Capital Region
As the weather gets colder and the snow flies, pile the whole family in the car and head about an hour south of the Capital Region. That is where you will find the largest snow tubing hill in New York state. It's a thrilling one-thousand-foot mini-mountain.