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.
Take an Online Class From an Ivy League University… For Free
Don't sit at home and twiddle your thumbs! All eight Ivy League schools are now offering over 450 courses that you can access online for free.
Internet Creates New Drink for Social Distancing: The Quarantini
In light of the coronavirus outbreak, some people have posted photos of their new drink of choice: the Quarantini!
Dr. Phil Gives Advice to CNY Woman Isolating Herself for 2 Months
Dr. Phil had a piece of advice for Maria (and anyone like her) who may be extremely stressed about coronavirus in their community.
CNY Group Keeps Shamrock-Painting Tradition Alive Despite Coronavirus
For the past 43 years, a large group has gathered on Tipperary Hill to paint a giant, green shamrock under the upside-down traffic light.
‘Humanity at Its Best:’ Customer Leaves Generous Tip as Restaurants Close
One customer at an Ohio restaurant left a hefty tip for the service staff as they were getting ready to shut their doors.
Central New York Gym Keeping Your Family Active While in Self-Quarantine
If you're feeling a little couped up in the home, here's a great way to get your heart rate up and get moving without going to the gym.
Central New York Artists Holding Virtual Craft Classes to Keep Kids Creative
A group of CNY artists are using the wonders of the Internet to keep members of our community connected to art, and to each other, during this stressful time.
Can’t Find Toilet Paper? Here’s a Good Investment for Your Bottom
You might want to consider making the switch to a bidet, which might, quite literally, save your butt.
New 4D Movie Experience at Destiny USA Puts You in the Movie
Have you ever wanted to get one step closer to experiencing just what the characters in your favorite movie experience?
What a Good Girl! Bella the Therapy Dog Retires in Syracuse
It was a bittersweet day at Upstate Cancer Center. Bella the therapy dog retired after three years of lifting spirits when patients and staff needed it most.
New York State Burn Ban in Effect Starting Next Week
The DEC announced that a burn ban will go into effect all across New York State starting March 16 and running through May 14 to reduce the risk of wildfires.
Hudson Valley Brush Fire Ravaging Through Popular Hiking Trails
First responders in the Hudson Valley have been fighting a brush fire on Breakneck Ridge.