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.
Apparently Dating is Super Expensive in New York State
An average date in New York state costs HOW MUCH?! We'd like to know what on earth people are doing on these apparently extravagant dates.
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.
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?
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.
How to Enter Your Pup Into the World’s Cutest Dog Photo Contest
Act fast because, in honor of National Dog Day, the organizers of the day are holding a photo contest on their Facebook page and are looking for the cutest dogs around.
Is New York One of the Friendliest States in America?
See where New York landed in the new ranking of the friendliest states in America. You may be surprised, but, on the other hand, maybe you won't be!
Syracuse Celebrates 80 Years of The Wizard of Oz
There's no place like home and no movie like the one that taught us that. The Wizard of Oz is turning 80 this year, and you can celebrate by watching it in the theatre this Sunday!
5 Ways to Know Someone Isn’t From Central New York
Central New York is a world of its own and there are so many things that are specific to the area. Here are five dead giveaways that someone is not a CNY native.
This May Be the Weirdest Fair Food Creation Yet
Let's get one thing straight: I'm one of the biggest fans of a good PB & J sandwich. Even at 21 years old, I have one almost every day for lunch. But I can't stomach this.
Vernon Student and Volunteer Firefighter Awarded Scholarship
Outside of playing volleyball and enjoying time with friends and family, Vernon teen Kyle Greene has a passion for serving his community that earned him a scholarship.