Hometown Heroes

August Hero
Penny Bartlett from Colonie is the proud Marine Mom of 26-year-old Ian and she wrote to us hoping we'd honor him as August's Hometown Hero.  Mom also told us that her son may be slightly uncomfortable with the 'fanfare' that comes along with it and decided to spend a few minutes with, in her words, why her son is so amazing.
Our Emotional Call To Remarkable July Hometown Hero
Chrissy and I have had the pleasure of contacting our Q105.7 Hometown Heroes each month for nearly three years. We have never had a phone call quite like this.  Frank Lockwood from Coxsackie is a man of true character and integrity. He's a priest, addictions counselor, volunteer firefighter, and to top it off, the man rides a Harley. When we called to tell him that his wife Joanne nominated him to
Local “Pet Detective” June’s Hometown Hero (AUDIO)
County Waste has partnered with us to honor those in our communities who are truly making a difference and Josh Grassi from Clifton Park is truly one-of-a-kind.  He loves animals so much, his spends countless hours (and his own resources) tracking down and locating lost pets.
May Hero
This month's Hometown Hero, Henrietta "Hank" Dunn from Duanesburg, was nominated by her friend Betsey.  Betsey explained to us all the terrific, selfless work that Hank does in the community and we were blown away.  Hank goes out of her way to make sure that women battling breast cancer get treated to things like facials, manicures, pedicures, haircuts, wigs, and even chocolates.  These
April Hero
Mark Becker from East Greenbush wasn't an easy guy to get a hold of, but for good reason.  This busy firefighter, Army vet, father of three children, and manager of a  family business certainly has his hands full! Yet he still finds time to give back to his community and acts as a great role model for his colleagues and everyone he's around.   We salute you sir, we thank you for your service, and
March Hero
This month's Hometown Hero has worked at the same job for over thirty years where she serves selflessly in the city of Corinth. She lives by the mantra of doing one good deed a day. It could be a small act of kindness or a great big one as long as an effort is made to do one each day.
February Hero
February's Hometown Hero is an amazing young girl named Carly Waters from Schoharie.  When Carly, 9, learned that both of her sisters deal with hearing loss, she decided to turn lemons into the sweetest way to raise money for kids dealing with the same problem.  Carly's mom Marissa wrote in on behalf of her kind daughter.  Read her story and hear the call that we made to Carly surprising her with
December Hero
This unique woman is the epitome of a Hometown Hero. The Coxsackie native fights fires, spearheads fundraisers for her church, and spends countless hours creating fun activities for local kids. Jennifer Moore-Warren is our December Hometown Hero.
November Hero
We've all had teachers and known school officials who've gone above and beyond the call of duty making long-lasting impacts on students.  November's Hometown Hero does all of those things and much, much more.  Her name is Lisa Mickle, and she's the principal of Okte Elementary School (Shen) in Clifton Park.
October Hero
John Bradke is originally from Niskayuna where he served as a volunteer firefighter for 12 years, but in his heart, he knew he needed to be doing what he loves down in New York City. So 5 years ago he chased his dream of becoming a firefighter in the Bronx, leaving behind a loving girlfriend, family, and friends.  He told us why he decided to make such a bold leap and it's the kind of life-changin
September’s Hometown Hero: A Kind Neighbor We Could All Use
Heroes come in all walks of life, lines of duty, and nooks and crannies. They are first responders, mentors, leaders, military personnel, and teachers.  And sometimes, they are simply a kind neighbor. September’s County Waste Hometown Hero is Ashley Carmichael from Potter Hollow and we are honored here at WGNA to tell you her story.

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