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.
Check Out the Best BBQ Joints in the Capital Region! [RANKED]
There are some amazing barbeque restaurants throughout the Capital Region. Here is a ranked list according to Yelp of the top pitmasters in our area. Try and look at this list without getting hungry! Each has outstanding reviews.
More Apartments Proposed at Old Greenhouse in Saratoga County
A local builder is hoping to get approval to build upscale apartments in a busy section of southern Saratoga County. The former greenhouse would be gone to make way for not only apartments but also a commercial building.
Heartwrenching Look at Beloved Upstate NY Concert Venue
The Starlite Music Theater opened in 1957 and was a popular venue located in Latham. There were many acts that passed through the Starlite until 1997. It was a 3,000 seat theater in the round. In the 1980s I saw Belinda Carlisle of the Go Gos at the Starlite Music Theater. Kenny Rogers, The Monkees, Weird Al Yankovic, Jonny Cash, Run DMC, Diana Ross, and more graced the stage. The Starlite closed its doors in 1998 and laid dormant for years. Then in December of 2012, the Starlite was demolished. Here are pictures of the venue in the summer of 2012 before it was leveled.
World’s Last Howard Johnson’s Is In New York and Could Be Yours
At one time there were one thousand Howard Johnson's restaurants across the United States and one standing in Lake George Village.
UPDATE! Search For Upstate NY Woman Has Tragic End
Search for woman abducted from Upstate New York ends in tragedy.
New York Has The Most Extraordinary McDonald’s in the World!
With over 38,000 McDonald's restaurants in 100 countries, this McDonald's in New York state is the most extraordinary in the world! Check out why!
Look! Beloved Frontier Town Theme Park Overgrown & Abandoned
One of my favorite memories is going to Frontier Town in the Adirondacks. We always loved it when we would hop on the train and robbers would come alongside on horseback and try to take over. The rodeo was also a lot of fun. We made some great memories at Frontier Town. It has sat abandoned since 1998 but some of the attractions, yet overgrown, are still standing. Thanks to Antiquity Echoes' amazing video you can see what once was Frontier Town.
What Do The Big Stars on New York Barns Mean? Not Just Decorations
You can see beautiful farms and barns when driving along backroads in New York state. Did you notice that most of these barns don prominent stars in different colors? They aren't just pretty decorations, each one has meaning.
Which NY Lottery Scratch-Off Games Have the Most Top Prizes Left?
The Powerball and the Mega Millions jackpots have been high but let's not forget that with just one scratch-off ticket, you could become a millionaire. According to the New York Lottery, these are the scratch-off games that still have jackpots to be won to make you an instant millionaire.
Clear These During an Upstate NY Winter! It Could Save Your Life!
When we get snow in Upstate New York we usually can handle it and know what we need to do to clear it out and be safe. There are a couple of things that may not be on your list but could save your life and the lives of your neighbors.