Hi! My name is Kari Jakobsen and I’m so happy to be in Central New York. I was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest (Go Seahawks) and went to college at Washington State University (Go Cougs)! I’m definitely a big football fan, but I’m really excited to go to more hockey games and check out the Utica Comets! I’m a music lover through and through, no matter the genre, but country is where my heart is. Some of my favorite artists are Brad Paisley, Dan + Shay and Jillian Jacqueline. Because I’m new to the area, I’m on the hunt for things to do, places to eat and bars to grab a drink. If you have any recommendations, feel free to give me a ring during your workday at Big Frog 104.
How to Get Paid to Drink Coffee in CNY
You already do it on a daily basis. So why not get paid $1,000 for it? Business.org is looking for a caffeine-junky to ditch corporate coffee for a month and drink local.
Halloween Bar Crawls Coming to Upstate New York
With Halloween right around the corner, there's two bar crawls coming to Rochester and Syracuse that will be full of costumes, prizes, and of course, booze.
Remsen Contractors Donate Truckload of Supplies to Humane Society
The folks at Bronze Contracting in Remsen went above and beyond for the dogs at Stevens Swan Humane Society when they dropped off a truckload full of food and tennis balls.
Get a Hands-On Experience at Utica’s Touch-A-Truck
All kinds of trucks (and cars) will be at Touch-A-Truck in Utica this Saturday so kids (and adults) can experience them in a hands-on environment!
Help Reunite Mr. Wolf With His Owner
Attention all wolf stuffed animal owners! Mr. Wolf is lost and looking to be reunited with his family. A family found him in Rome and are hoping to return him.
Work for Your Wine in This Adults-Only Corn Maze
A farm outside of Rochester is combining two of my favorite things--wine and corn mazes--to bring back the classic maze experience (with a twist) that they debuted last year.
Lantern Tours Through the Fort Ontario Post Cemetery
If walking through the cemetery at night sounds like your kind of spooky adventure, there's a place in New York where you can do just that.
Adorable Syracuse Leopard Cubs Now Have Names
Get ready for your heart to explode from cuteness overload. The new leopard cubs at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo are not only out on exhibit, but they also have names!
Finger Lakes Named Best Wine Region in the Country
In this year's USA Today 10Best Poll, New York's Fingers Lakes region was dubbed the country's best wine region, even ranking higher than the famous wine country in California.
Survive Rome’s Massacre Maze For Friday the 13th
A weekend of horror is coming to Rome this September for the most unfortunate day of the year... Friday the 13th! Can you make it through the haunted maze?
You Can Rent a Tiny Cabin in the Adirondacks
Just looking at the pictures of this tiny cabin gives me the wanderlust bug. If you're looking for a couple days off the map and in the woods, here's the perfect rental spot for you.
Data Breach Affects Students in Rome, Other CNY Districts
If you have school-age children in a Central New York school district, their information may have been accessible after a data breach late last month.