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.
We Built a Fort – And It Was the Best Part of Quarantine So Far
Whether you have kids or you just want to act like kids for a day, this will keep everyone busy and entertained from the comfort and safety of your own home.
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.
Thomas Rhett Announces Rescheduled Date for Syracuse Show
Rhett's Center Point Road Tour was scheduled to make two stops in CNY this summer, and both shows will still happen, although one has been rescheduled.
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.
First Responders, Healthcare Workers Drink for Free at Starbucks
Starbucks is saying thank you to brave men and women across the country by giving them free coffee during the coronavirus crisis.
Why You Should Be Social Distancing, Explained with Skittles
Now, Skittles are not only yummy, but they're also helpful in explaining how the coronavirus spreads.
Use This Checklist if You Have to Leave Your Kids Home Alone
Some parents are considered essential workers in the coronavirus crisis, and have no choice but to leave their kids home alone.
Coronavirus Got You Stressed About Finances? Use This Free Service
With NY on PAUSE for the forseeable future and a great deal of the workforce out of jobs, many people are worried about how they will get by financially.
Keep Busy with This CNY Social Distancing Bingo Board
Pass the time by playing this special version of bingo that describes what social distancing looks like in central New York.
Chanatry’s Leading the Way with Shopping Hour for Healthcare Workers
Chanatry's has special hours for the elderly and the immunocompromised, and is leading the way again with an hour each day dedicated to healthcare workers.