Radio DJ. College professor. Mom. Host of "Because I Said So". A single working mom of two lovely little boys (2 and 7), I'm curious about the people, places and things that make up the world around us. I love working out and spending time with my boys; and I am as likely to tear up a karaoke stage as to deliver a dynamic lecture in the classroom. I am also the Associate Professor of Communication and Media Arts at SUNY Genesee, and a SUNY Chancellors Award winning educator. A lifelong WNYer, born and raised in Cheektowaga, I now live back with my parents and my kids. I've been on the radio in Buffalo since the 90s and am known to change hair colors frequently.
Mayer Brothers Cider Mill Opening Day
It's a sure sign that Fall is coming -- the Mayer Brothers Cider Mill is opening for the season on Wednesday August 7.
How Instagram Can Help You Lose Weight
If you are the kind of person who likes to post photos of your meals on social media, it might be helping you lose weight.
Wegmans Now Has Carts For Kids With Special Needs
As of today, all Wegmans locations now have shopping carts to accommodate children with special needs.
WNY Teen To Appear in HBO’s ‘Divorce’
If you're a fan of the Sarah Jessica Parker series, 'Divorce,' keep an eye out for local teenager Ashley Szczerbacki -- the St. Mary's High School student makes an appearance in the show's newest episode.
World’s Largest Bounce House Coming To Buffalo
The world's largest bounce house will be inflating in Western New York August 9-18 at the Outer Harbor.
You Have To See This Amazing Wegmans Cake
According to the original post, the woman placed an order just a day earlier and said her son's party was a "Where The Wild Things Are" theme, and a very talented Wegmans cake decorator made some magic.
Ladies, Add These To Your Hot Weather Survival Wear
Aside from seeking relief on hot days, I'm mentally making a list of every lady I know who gets hot flashes and putting this on their Christmas list.
Myth or Fact – Watering Your Lawn When it’s Sunny Will Burn It
Here's a piece of landscaping advice a lot of us follow -- but should we?
Summer Family Fun At The Walden Galleria
This summer hasn't been the best ever for outdoor activities -- some days it's too hot, too rainy, or too cold. But it's all-weather fun at the Walden Galleria with the Summer Fun Pass.
High Levels Of Lead Found In Parts Of Chestnut Ridge Park
Old playground equipment is the source of high levels of lead detected at Chestnut Ridge Park.
Val’s 2 Minute Tour – Strong Museum of Play in Rochester [VIDEO]
We were looking to escape the heat last week, and headed down the Thruway to the very cool Strong Museum of Play in Rochester.
Hamburg Woman Reports Lyft Driver Groped Her
It was a scary rideshare encounter for a Hamburg woman early Sunday morning.