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.
Hallmark Giving Away 2 Million Cards to Keep Americans Connected
Staying at home, away from family, friends and coworkers, can be difficult, so Hallmark is keeping Americans connected with free cards.
Utica Flower Shop Sends Appreciation and Flowers to St. Luke’s Staff
A flower shop in Utica recently sent flowers to the medical staff at a local hospital to lift their spirits and let them know how much they are appreciated.
Kids Can Decorate Their Own Badge for Oneida County Sheriffs
While you and your kids are tucked away quarantining at home, you can all get your craft on and decorate badges for the Oneida County Sheriffs.
Wegmans Donating $4 Million to Food Banks During Coronavirus Crisis
Wegmans is helping out vulnerable communities during the coronavirus crisis with a large donation.
Rome Teachers Bring Signs of Encouragement to Students Front Lawns
With schools across New York closed through at least mid-April, teachers in CNY are getting creative with how to teach and connect with their students.
CNY Corner Store Sign Digs at Those Who Refuse to Social Distance
A corner store in Syracuse is trying to give central New Yorkers a reason to laugh during this difficult time with a little social distancing humor.
Walmart to Give Employees Temperature Checks, Masks, and Gloves
In an effort to increase protection for their employees, Walmart announced they are rolling out new safety measures.
Gather Your Friends for an Online Game of Cards Against Humanity
Staying at home without friends or family can be tough, so it's important to find ways to stay in touch with everyone virtually.
Central New York Businesses Remind Customers to Stay 6 Feet Apart
Social distancing means staying 6 feet from others at all times. Some CNY businesses are reminding patrons of the rule by putting markers on the ground.
Central New York Restaurant Uses Dancing Dinosaurs to Deliver Food
With all restaurants in New York State currently restricted to takeout or delivery, one central New York spot is getting creative with how it brings food to people.
Central New York Camels Explore Syracuse Zoo During Quarantine
While the Rosamond Gifford Zoo may be closed to the public, the keepers are getting a couple of their residents out and about to see their fellow animals.
Cuomo Announces Access to Mental Health Resources During Pandemic
New Yorkers will still have access to mental health resources during the coronavirus pandemic, when it may be more crucial than ever.