MIX SPOTLIGHT

Enchanted Forest getting ready for 2021 season!

May, 18, 2021
Enchanted Forest Water Safari opens for the season on Friday June 18th. So right now, it's all about getting ready for the season & hiring seasonal employees. Big Poppa chatted with Katie Woodyla from Enchanted Forest about the new rides that open this season & what future employees can look forward to this summer. To learn more visit watersafari.com
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Mental Health Awareness Month w/ ICAN

May, 06, 2021
May is Mental Health Awareness Month. Big Poppa chatted with Steven Bulger & Rebecca Paladino from ICAN talking about how important mental health is for not only adults but also children. With ICAN servicing over 1,600 families a day, they talk about ways that you can help with mental wellness in your own family. for more details visit www.ICan.Family
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Probate vs Trust w/ Estate Planning Law Center

April, 22, 2021
Big Poppa chatted with Jen McDonnell from Estate Planning Law Center about the difference between a Probate & a Trust. Jen does such an amazing job explaining all the different facets of Estate Planning. To learn more visit EPLawCenter.com
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Drug Take Back Event w/ Center For Family Life & Recovery

April, 21, 2021
The Center For Family Life & Recovery will hosting a Drug Take Back event Sat 6/24 10a-2p at Union Station in Utica. Jodi Warren from CFLR chatted with Big Poppa about why these events are important for the safety of not only children, but recovering addicts as well. For more info visit WhenTheresHelpTheresHope.com
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Save Family Stress w/ Estate Family Law Center

April, 12, 2021
How can estate planning help save family stress? Big Poppa chatted with Briana from the Estate Planning Law Center about just that. Briana shares a very personal story about how lack of estate planning caused her family so much stress & drama. In turn she shared another personal story where estate planning helped her family not have any of the problems they encountered previously. To learn more vist www.EPLawCenter.com
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Recreational Marijuana is Now Legal… What Does That Actually Mean?

April, 01, 2021
We talked about the legalization of marijuana with Oneida County Sheriff Rob Maciol during our weekly Safety Check. Questions like how much can you legally have on you? Age restrictions? Can you buy it? From where? Where can you partake legally & more. The answers may surprise you!
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Child Abuse Prevention Month w/ ICAN

April, 01, 2021
April is Child Abuse Prevention Month and to help raise awareness Big Poppa chatted with Steve Bulger & Lisa Reginelli from ICAN about wearing blue on Friday April 2nd to help raise awareness. They also discussed the different programs & events they have planned in conjunction. for details visit www.ican.family ICAN is also involved with The Utica Children's Museum. They went through some of the great Spring Break Activities that will be hosted by the Children's Museum online. You can learn more at www.UticaCM.org
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Taking Care Of Mom w/ The Estate Planning Law Center

March, 20, 2021
Big Poppa chatted with Jen from the Estate Planning Law Center about why it's so important that mothers get their estate planning taken care of. She makes it a priority to take care of everyone else, make sure she takes care of herself too. To learn more visit www.EPLawCenter.com
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Live It w/ The Fitness Mill

March, 14, 2021
Erin Goodman from The Fitness Mill chatted with Big Poppa about their partnership with The Kelberman Center about their special needs fitness program "Fitness For All", as well as their lead sponsorship for their Walk For Autism Fundraiser. They also chatted about "Live It Downtown" the new complex coming to Utica. what will be included in it & when we can expect it open. For details visit TheFitnessMillNY.com
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“Be A Neighbor” w/ Universal Bookeeper

March, 14, 2021
Mix 102.5 is proud to be a part of the "Be A Neighbor Fund" that awards locally owned businesses $2,000 a month for 3 months to help with covid-19 related losses/expenses. Big Poppa chatted with Justin from Uiversal Bookeeper about how the fund came to be & announce who the 2nd recipient is. If you'd like to nominate a local business or donate to the fund just visit www.Handshake.City
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