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Summer!

Posted by Cindy Humble on June 22, 2016

Hey look – it’s SUMMER! Some of you may have plans for vacation travel, perhaps you’re off to the family camp on one of the local lakes, or are simply going to enjoy a ‘staycation’ to take advantage of just not being at work or school. No matter what it is, a nice change of scenery can do wonders for the soul.

Recently while watching the evening news and seeing the reports of wild fires, flooding and tornadoes it makes me appreciate how fortunate we are here in Central New York. Sure, we have some serious winter weather here, and sure, it tends to last a little longer than we’d like . . . but I’ll take a blizzard over a wild fire any day of the week!

So with that being said; enjoy any and all of your time off – and wear sunscreen 😎 .

Welcome!!

Posted by Big Mike on March 23, 2016

A warm greeting to all the new listeners!  Now 102.1 has it all! The Sunny 102 staff is thrilled as great d.j.’s  John Carucci, Gary Dunes, Diane Wade come together with Rick Gary, Big Mike & Cindy to create a “super station” playing Central New York’s Greatest Hits! Great music, good memories and future fun times … Listen live at 102.1, or on line here, or with the Sunny 102 app. Thank you for joining us. Welcome and enjoy!

Look Up!

Posted by Cindy Humble on January 28, 2016

On a recent clear crisp 12 degree morning somewhere around 4:30 a.m. I was outside with my dog as part of my morning routine before heading in to work. I looked up in the sky and noticed a few stars that were much brighter than any others. I remembered that right now for the first time since January 2005 we’re able to see 5 planets stretched across the early pre-dawn sky simply by looking up. The five bright visible planets are Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn – and we should be able to see them until sometime around February 20, 2016. Pretty cool. I have to admit I love looking at the stars. Every time there’s a night sky loaded with stars I’m completely awe-struck. Same goes for a starless sky with a great big full moon, or with a moon in any phase – the crescent moon is a particular favorite. I love that stuff.

Don’t forget to look up every now and then . . .

Cindy

Best Picture of 2015

Posted by Big Mike on January 16, 2016

A few thoughts about my favorite movie of 2015, Inside Out. Throughout the movie I was smiling and nodding because I know the character so well. Joy, Anger, Sadness, Fear and Disgust. These characters are the emotions inside Riley’s personality, who is an 11 year old girl, and inside me, and inside you too. Those brilliant Pixar writers consulted with a number of psychologists to show how these inner emotions control our relationships with others. Just like Toy Story and Up, I found myself laughing and a moment later choking up. Inside Out is nominated in the Best Animated category, not nominated for Best Picture. Sad.

Cindy’s Sweet Smell of Success

Posted by Cindy Humble on December 27, 2015

 

Almost everyone I know has someone in their family, be it a grandmother, aunt, uncle or cousin that can make a batch of killer cinnamon buns from scratch. Close your eyes now and focus for just a moment on the aroma of cinnamon buns baking in the oven . . . mmmmmmmm, yes it’s a heavenly scent for sure.

In my family we had an aunt on my father’s side of the family that was our Cinnamon Bun Queen. Unfortunately, I never got my hands on the recipe before she passed away ( 😥 ). However, my daughter Michelle just happened to have a good friend that shared the recipe her family treasures, and a couple of Christmases ago Michelle gave that recipe a try. Oh my goodness did we ever strike gold! My daughter has perfected those cinnamon buns, icing and all and we couldn’t be happier. She’s turned that recipe into her own Christmas tradition and during our recent visit to her house over the holiday we enjoyed every morsel of the batch she baked.

I imagine at this point you’re probably thinking I’m going to end this blog with the recipe; you would be wrong. Get your own.

Cinnamon Buns