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 15 years and we love waking up the Capital Region each and every morning. I am getting ready to move back to my hometown where my 10-year-old son Ryan will attend my Alma mater. I will be getting married to my best friend, Jenn, at the end of 2021 and we are having a Disney wedding. We love everything Disney and even have a dog named Freddie after Mr. Fredrickson from the movie UP. 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.
It’s Lake George Restaurant Week! Check Out Which Eateries are Participating
It's time for the semi-annual Lake George restaurant week. Restaurant Week 2022 will be featuring New York grown or produced ingredients as part of the Taste NY Restaurant Week Challenge. The special promotional price of $30 for a three-course meal includes only the specific menu choices curated by the participating restaurants. Reservations are recommended. Lake George Restaurant Week runs through June 18th. Check out the restaurants that are participating and some of their delicious food.
Oh Great! Halfmoon Eatery That Closed Suddenly Announces New Home
A popular Venezuelan restaurant in Halfmoon closed suddenly back in October of 2021. They had been in that strip mall location for about six years but the lease was up and they were looking for a new location. They just announced where they are relocating to!
Launching Your Boat Near Adirondack Park? DEC Needs to Inspect it First!
If you are planning on launching your boat, jet ski, or any other watercraft, near Adirondack Park, you will have to have the Department of Environmental Conservation Inspectors look it over first.
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.
Go Cruisin’! Take A Scenic & Historic Boat Tour Along the Mohawk River
There is something new to do this summer at the Mohawk Harbor. Discover Schenectady has announced the Mohawk River Boat Tours!
Rensselaer County Has $1Million Scratch-Off Winner! Sold at Price Chopper
There is a new millionaire (before taxes of course) in Rensselaer County. The Troy man won on a scratch-off game that he purchased at a Price Chopper.
Wilton Mall to Become Apartments? Not so Fast, Some Residents Oppose
Will apartments and townhouses be built on the Wilton Mall land? A vote has moved the plans closer to approval but some residents highly oppose them.
‘Have the Time of Your Life!’ Own This 30 Acre Lake George Resort!
The Canoe Island Resort was built in the 1940s and the home is the original lodge. The 30-acre resort is up for sale for $9 million. There are impressive log accents and hand-sewn beams throughout. The main lodge is being sold completely furnished. The great room boasts a custom stone fireplace and a huge banquet/dining room along with a full bar with lake views. There are 6 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 4 half baths. The Tyrolian Room downstairs is a seasonal room with a beautiful stone fireplace and a huge dance floor. There are multiple cottages that can be rented out. The beachfront sits on the shores of Lake George with beach chairs and a rooftop deck for entertaining.
Popular Doughnut Shop Adds Second Location in Colonie May Have 3 Soon
Doughnuts seem to be all the rage lately and one doughnut shop that has been popular in the Capital Region now has two locations open and may be considering a third.
Legendary Saratoga Restaurant Gets Overhaul Will Reopen For Track Season
It hasn't been an easy go in the past ten years for one legendary restaurant in Saratoga that depends on the Saratoga Race Course season. Now under new management and hiring a talented chef, Siro's will be opening this summer for the track season.
Stunning $3.5 Mil Modern Saratoga Mansion w/Golf Sim, Lap Pool & Outdoor Oasis
This is a gorgeously modern custom home that sits on over 14 acres. There is a designer chef's kitchen with top-notch appliances along with a beautiful center island and open dining room. There is also a custom bar and wine cellar. The basement features a home gym and an indoor lap pool. The backyard is the coolest part of the property. It really is an outdoor oasis. It has a heated saltwater pool, stone patio, outdoor kitchen, fire pit, and custom stone fireplace. It is a short drive to the Saratoga Race Course and Lake George.
Last Howard Johnson’s Restaurant in the World in Lake George Has Closed [PICS]
It's the end of an era! At one time there were 1000 Howard Johnson's restaurants across the United States and one standing in Lake George Village. The famous orange-roofed restaurant is now closed for good. Take a walk down memory lane and look at this iconic restaurant that kept the nostalgic orange decor and atmosphere.
Get Ready For Summer Fun a Top a Popular Ski & Snowboard Destination
When you think of summer fun you probably think of the beautiful lakes that we have all over the Capital Region. Well, one local and popular ski mountain wants you to come and play there this summer. With so much to do, there is a ton of summer fun in store.
It’s the Dog Days! Capital Region Mall Welcomes Dogs to Shop Too
A local mall is allowing your furry friend to shop along with you. Not only will they be allowed inside certain stores, but there will be dog-friendly events too!
It’s ‘Puff Putt’ or Toke Tuesdays at Capital Region Mini Golf Course
Now that marijuana is legal in New York state, there are many establishments that are trying to capitalize on it. Of course, there are dispensaries, smoke shops, and designated pot-smoking areas, but there is a mini-golf course in the Capital Region that is making it a special event.
Check Your Tickets! Two $10K Take 5 Winners in Capital Region!
Check your tickets! If you bought a New York Lottery Take 5 ticket in Rensselaer County or Montgomery County then you could be holding a nearly ten grand winner.
Saratoga County Getting a Much Needed and Bigger Stewart’s Shop
There are Stewart's Shops all over Upstate New York. Some of them have been renovated and others have not. There is one in Saratoga County that has been well overdue for an upgrade. It will be renovated, but it will also be in a new, bigger location.
DEC Wants You To ‘Give Turtles a Break’ on Capital Region Roads!
May and June are the nesting seasons for turtles across New York state. The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) wants you to "give turtles a break" when traveling roadways in the Capital Region and beyond. They cross the streets to find nesting areas.
$22 Mil ‘Green’ Mixed-Use Apartment Complex Being Built in Downtown Albany
A $22 million project being built in downtown Albany is being done in a very environmentally conscious way. It includes everything from the heat pumps to the solar panels on the roof. It will be a "zero-emission" building they are calling "Industrie".
Here’s How To Get A Free Pint of Stewart’s Ice Cream and Save a Life!
There is always an urgent need for blood donations in the Capital Region. Now if you give blood, you will be rewarded with a delicious pint of Stewart's ice cream or gelato. It's that time of year again for the "Give a Pint, Get a Pint" program.
Take a Thrill Ride on America’s Longest Mountain Coaster in Lake Placid
If you are looking for a thrilling ride this spring and summer how about riding the longest mountain coaster in the United States? Not far from the Capital Region, it runs to the bottom of Mt. Van Hoevenberg. It's the Cliffside Coaster in Lake Placid.
Mohawk Commons Filling the Old Party City Space With 2 New Stores
It is always good news when an empty store is being filled with new retailers. The Party City store that is empty inside of Mohawk Commons will soon have two new tenants.
Be Immersed! Schenectady’s Amazing ‘Van Gogh Experience’! Tickets on Sale Now!
The "Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience" opens today (Thursday, May 26th) at the Schenectady This is a 360-degree immersion into the paintings of Vincent Van Gogh. It has toured the world and over two million people have viewed this amazing experience. Tickets are on sale now!
$65 Mil New Apartment Project at Albany’s Old Huck Finn’s Warehouse Site
There are big plans for Huck Finn's Warehouse in Albany. The enormous furniture and more store on Erie Boulevard will become much more than a place to buy furniture. The $65 million plan was announced and when the project is complete, it will be a multi-use facility.
Saratoga County Adds Another City to Allow Permanent Outdoor Dining
There are many cities around the Capital Region that are lobbying to have permanent outdoor dining. This was a lucrative way for restaurants to get around the strict guidelines during the pandemic. Now many places want to continue to offer that option. Another village has the approval to continue.
Wack-a-Doo! Tickets On Sale Now For Bluey’s Big Play Coming to Proctors
Your kids' favorite dog family starring Bluey is coming to the Capital Region in 2023 and tickets are on sale now! There are VIP packages available too for this fun stage show.
Clifton Park Starting to Clear the Way for 37 Acre Town Park
There is another beautiful park being built in Clifton Park. The thirty-seven acres were purchased from the Shenendehowa Central School District back in 2017. Now the new park will begin construction.
Abandoned for 8 Years What Will Hoffman’s Playland Property Become?
If you grew up in the Capital Region, chances are you visited Hoffman's Playland in Loudonville as a kid. When it closed back in 2014, it left a void for a lot of kids and adults in the area. Even though it relocated to Huck Finn's in Albany, the land where it once stood was abandoned. Now it looks like something may finally occupy that space.
Launched Because of Pandemic This Special Event Continues in Cohoes
When everyone was dealing with the pandemic, especially restaurants, many cities came up with innovative ideas to keep the industry running. Cohoes created a brilliant plan to bring restaurants to the people. They started "Eat in the Street". Because it was so successful, they are continuing it this year.
Approved! Monumental Step Forward to Downtown Troy’s Development [PICS]
Revitalization is one step closer to the development of One Monument Square in downtown Troy. Finally, after many denials, the town planning board has approved some of the development.