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.
Get Crafty in Utica with Your Very Own Snow Globe
The snow in central New York is nowhere near gone, so if you want to plunge headfirst into the winter spirit, here's a neat way to do it.
Rosamond Gifford Zoo Welcomes Amur Tiger, Thimbu
There's a new addition at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo, and he sure is majestic. Thimbu is a 9-year-old male Amur tiger that is brand-new to the Syracuse zoo.
CNY Girl Asks Santa for New Heart for Her Mom, Gets Her Wish
Christmas came early for one central New York family after a 3-year-old girl asked Santa for a new heart for her mom.
Kids Can Decorate Their Own Wreaths This Weekend in CNY
There's less than a week until Christmas, and these wreath and centerpiece decorating classes will certainly get your kids in the holiday spirit.
Newborns Dress Up as Star Wars Characters at CNY Hospital
These babies certainly have the force with them. Newborns at a CNY hospital were dressed as Star Wars characters such as Leia, BB8, R2D2, and Baby Yoda.
Baldwinsville’s Youngest Police Officer Spends Day with Fellow Officers
Rosie Snowdon recently became the youngest member of the Baldwinsville Police Department, and this week, she got to spend a day out with her fellow officers.
Verona Sixth Grader Starring as Annie in CNY Production
There's one more chance to see this 11-year-old superstar as the beloved red-head before the show closes this weekend.
Can You Guess the Most Popular Christmas Toy in New York This Year?
It's certainly not an electronic device with a screen like you might expect. It's certainly not an electronic device with a screen like you might expect. Are your kids asking for this under the tree this Christmas?
Oswego Woman Gives Porch Pirate A Smelly Surprise
After a central New York woman scared away a porch pirate at her Oswego home, she decided to leave a present out for the next time they tried to come by.
How to Survive Airport Travel This Holiday Season
Even if you have to grit and bare a middle seat on a packed flight, here are a few tips to keep you calm, collected, and cheery as you navigate holiday flights.
Run Your Buns Off in Upstate New York’s Santa Speedo Sprint
It may be December and there may be snow on the ground, but you bet your buns that it's time to break out the speedo for the annual Santa Speedo Sprint.
One CNY Town Ranked in Top Ten Best Christmas Towns in America
The Travel Channel recently released a list of its top ten Best Christmas Towns in America, and low and behold, one gem from central New York is on it.