Proud Marine Mom Honors August Hometown 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 fe…
Local "Pet Detective" June's Hometown Hero
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 Hometown Hero Gives Us A Chance To Thank, Hank
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 ge…
April's Hometown Hero: All About Family, Fighting Fires and Flowe
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 f…
March Hometown Hero Lives By Doing One Good Deed A Day
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's Hometown Hero: Young Girl Turns Lemons Into The Sweete
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 behal…
January Hometown Hero Serves The Catskills And Beyond
Hot 99.1's January Hometown Hero was slightly taken aback when we called the other morning. Moments after identifying ourselves as local radio hosts, the first thing she responded with was 'How can I help you?'
Hometown Hero: Dedicates Life To Coxsackie Community (AUDIO)
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.
Remarkable Principal Is November Hometown 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 Ele…
Hometown Hero Leaves Area To Pursue FDNY Dream
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…