Renee is on Monday-Friday from 10am-3pm!
HI! I have lived and worked in CT my whole life....I LOVE it here! I grew up listening to WHCN..and it's so cool to be a part of the team now!
I knew in 8th grade at O'Brien School in East Hartford that I wanted to be a DJ!
I also host 2 shows: Celebrity Access, where you'll get great interviews from all the stars & Community Access, a show that provides all kinds of lifestyle information, health tips, family events, public service announcements.....on and on, if it's going on in Connecitut we're on it!
ARTIST SPOTLIGHT! Hear it every day at 10am on The River 105.9! To request your favorite artist, email email@example.com
|State Motto: Qui transtulit sustinet (He who transplanted still sustains)|
|State Flower: Mountain Laurel|
|State Bird: American Robin|
|State Song: "Yankee Doodle"|
|State Tree: White Oak|
|State Mammal: Sperm Whale|
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Favorite color? Navy Blue
Best friend(s)? WELL - my husband Sal and our dogs Daisy Mae & Luke ( and of course a good buddy Sampson who's no longer with us)
Middle name? Elizabeth
Birthday? July 4th!!!
Favorite dessert? ANYthing that is creamy with chocolate.
Dream car? a classic Mustang
Biggest pet peeve? People who don't read their WHOLE e mails!
Favorite past time? LONG drives and playing the piano
Favorite disney movie? ALL the ones with Princesses!
Favorite song? There's a lot - but Here Comes the Sun from the Beatles reminds me of when I got Sampson, my faithful buddy of 15 1/2 yrs.
3 most loved food items? COFFEE, Roasted Peppers and a loaf of bread, DARK CHOCOLATE
Summer or winter? Winter
Brothers and sisters? A sister Jessica - she lives in the UK, married and she just made me an Auntie!
What is your motto in life? Always say what you mean and do what you say.
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Photo Credit: Bob tabbador
Here is the link to the interview: http://www.theriver1059.com/media/podcast-celebrity-access-interviews-Celebrity_Access/renee-chats-with-james-brolin-24005779/
HALLMARK MOVIE CHANNEL
2013 HOLIDAY TINSEL-COVERED PREMIERES
If Christmas classics are on your holiday movie viewing list, you simply can’t do better than Hallmark Movie Channel. The network will inaugurate its first-ever seasonal programming event, “Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas,” featuring a generous collection of yuletide offerings that inspire and delight the entire family. “Most Wonderful Movies of Christmas” promises to be extra-special as the network serves up its first-ever original holiday movie – “Christmas With Tucker” starring James Brolin and Josie Bissett – alongside five beloved holiday classics. Hallmark Movie Channel is the place to be for heart-warming, family-friendly Christmas Classics that uplift and enrich the Christmas experience in magical ways.
So many food drives for People & Pets this weekend!
Stuff - A - Bus in Hamden at the Hamden Plaza on Dixwell Ave is a two day event! Visit www.kc101.com for more information! It's Friday & Saturday!
This Sunday join me at the Shoprite in West Hartford, of exit 44 - I'll be there from 1 to 3 collecting a Turkey and a$30 for Food Share!
For more events click here: http://www.theriver1059.com/event_portal/view/calendar/calendar.html
This little baby dolphin had a platic bag caught over it's head - boaters didn't give up until they got her, freed her and she thanked them with a happy dance. A good lesson to share with your kids......Photo credit Youtube Snapshot
How sweet, first jump in a pool for a rescue dog living the life! Photo credit: Youtube Snapshot
Lets start in Hartford!
Cut one large buttercup squash in half and scoop seeds. Brush squash with butter and sprinkle with salt. Roast in oven, cut side up, covered with foil at 425 degrees for 45 minutes or until squash is tender. When squash is cool enough to handle scoop flesh from skin and pass through a food mill.
Combine squash (should yield approx. 4 cups of squash) in a bowl with:
2 cups all purpose flour (more flour might be required if the squash is wet)
pinch ground nutmeg
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp white pepper
1 tsp grated pecorino
1 whole eggs
Mix with your hands until you have a firm but not sticky (nor to dry dough). You want a dough that can be easily rolled into long ropes without sticking (as well as not to hard) to a lightly floured surface.
Cut ropes down to one inch by 1/2 an inch bite size pieces. Place gnudi on a lightly floured cookie or baking sheet with space between them so they do not stick together.
Drop gnudi one at a time in boiling salt water. Let gnudi rise to surface of water and wait an additional 30 seconds. Remove gnudi with a slotted spoon and place on a lightly oil baking or cookie sheet and allow to cool.
In a saute pan add a tablespoon of butter and cook until butter turns a dark amber brown. Quickly drop in 6 sage leaves and add a cup of water.. or better yet Turkey Stock if you're feeling energetic and want to make a Turkey Stock from your picked Thanksgiving Turkey Bones!
Add a cup of leftover Turkey Gravy and some of your leftover Turkey cut or broken up into large bite size pieces.
Add gnudi to pan and warm. Add more gravy or water to create enough sauce to coat gnudi, and of course a little left over to dip your bread in.
Finish with one teaspoon of butter and a good sprinkling of grated pecorino cheese.
Top your bowl of pasta with a tablespoon of some leftover cranberry sauce and enjoy this fun alternative to your leftover turkey sandwich.
Not that leftover turkey sandwiches aren't delicious...because they most certainly are.
Happy Thanksgiving from Carbone's!
OMG - I've been to events where they have a new style of photo booth with a backdrop, they can make funny booklets and it allows more people to get involved. WELL this couple took it to the next level - slo mo wedding booth video - this is the best wedding video I've ever seen - something EVERYONE will want to watch and a great idea for a wedding favour for guests!!!!! ENJOY!!!
Photo credit Youtube snapshot
And you thought your ex was bad!
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