Hometown Heroes

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…
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…
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…
Hot 99.1 Honors Hometown Hero For The Homeless (Audio)
Renee from Selkirk was nursing a massive migraine when we unexpectedly called her Thursday morning to tell her about her Hometown Hero nomination.  We tried to tell her we were totally cool with calling her back, but Renee wouldn't budge.  Migraine or not,  her desire to spread the word about her ho…
Kim From Scotia: The June Hometown Hero Who Does It All
What doesn't June's Hometown Hero do?  Kim Talbot from Scotia was just wrapping up the 2018 school year when we called her the other morning to talk to her about the nomination from a friend of hers.  She was in the middle of serving breakfasts, packing lunches and arranging for underprivileged stud…
May's Hometown Hero Is Simply Amazing (Audio)
Every month it's such an honor to learn about everyday people doing simply amazing things and Chrissy and I get to experience that with our Hometown Heroes. May's recipient is a woman named Robin Wickham-Drobner from Coxsackie. What she does every single day is nothing short of remark…
Passionate Paramedic Chosen As GNA Hometown Hero For April
Cheryl Schweinsberg from Albany is only 28 years old and she's already dedicated almost half of her life to serving her community by volunteering to change lives and work as a paramedic in Albany attempting to save them as well.  She was nominated to be April's Hometown Hero by her admiring co-worke…
Teen Leader of Suicide Prevention and Cyberbullying Task Force
Alexander Kovarovic, from Guilderland, is a nineteen year old motivational speaker, suicide prevention advocate, crisis prevention counselor, drug and alcohol intervention counselor, and an in training firefighter. He has been an advocate for teens across the country and around the world.
February Hometown Hero Is A True Life Saver
Blaine Neary is a volunteer firefighter with the town of Melrose and a paid EMT in Hoosick Valley. It was his quick thinking, however, at is own home that saved the life of a woman that means more to him than any other person on the planet.  His own mother.  After listening to his incredible story a…
October Heroes
When friends and high school students Ben Olsen and Gerard Rhatigan from Latham realized that a girl with special needs was missing, they were relentless in their attempt to try to find her.
September Hero
County Waste has partnered with us to honor those in our communities who are truly making a difference. This month we salute Gloversville soldier, Brandon Hermance.
August Hero
County Waste has partnered with WGNA to honor those in our communities who are truly making a difference.
July Hero
County Waste has partnered with WGNA to honor those in our communities who are truly making a difference. All throughout 2017, we will be recognizing one “hero” per month based on their inspirational feats, work helping their neighbors, and everyday passion.  Time to…
May Hero
May’s Hometown Hero story is a true must listen and it comes just in time for Memorial Day Weekend.  In the month that we honor and pay tribute to the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, we are so proud to award WGNA’s May Hometown Hero…
April Hero
When we received this month's "Hometown Hero" nomination from Liz about her incredible friend, it was obvious that she wrote from the heart and with admiration.
March Hero
County Waste has partnered with us to honor those in our communities who are truly making a difference. All throughout 2017, we will be recognizing one “hero” per month based on their inspirational feats, work helping their neighbors, and everyday passion.
This month'…
February Hero
County Waste has partnered with us to honor those in our communities who are truly making a difference.
All throughout 2017, we will be recognizing one “hero” per month based on their inspirational feats, work helping their neighbors, and everyday passion...
January Hero
County Waste has partnered with us to honor those in our communities who are truly making a difference.
All throughout 2017, we will be recognizing one “hero” per month based on their inspirational feats, work helping their neighbors, and everyday passion...
December Hero
County Waste has partnered with us to honor those in our communities who are truly making a difference.
All throughout 2017, we will be recognizing one “hero” per month based on their inspirational feats, work helping their neighbors, and everyday passion...
November Hero
County Waste has partnered with us to honor those in our communities who are truly making a difference.
All throughout 2016, we will be recognizing one “hero” per month based on their inspirational feats, work helping their neighbors, and everyday passion...
August Hero
County Waste has partnered with us to honor those in our communities who are truly making a difference.
All throughout 2016, we will be recognizing one “hero” per month based on their inspirational feats, work helping their neighbors, and everyday passion...

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