Hometown Hero

July's Hometown Hero is Hardworking EMT x 3
We called Beau Dushane to pass along the news that he was our Hometown Hero for the month of July and we were actually lucky to get a hold of him. Beau is one busy man juggling not one or two, but three different jobs for ambulance companies down in the Catskills. Dushane's cousin Katie felt compell…
Mechanicville Hero Turning Dreams into Reality
May's Hometown Hero sounds like one of the most generous and kind men you'll want to know. His name is Jim Welch and he's from Mechanicville. Jim does something truly unique for children in need by offering up the gift of a comfortable place to sleep. Jim and a group of volunteers donate their time,…
April Hometown Hero Makes Miracles For Our Military
Melody is the Director of Veterans Miracle Center, and when we called her to inform her that she was April's Hometown Hero, she was incredibly grateful.   But, she was also in the midst of doing a million things for our Veterans and active military, so we kept it rather brief.   Please take a moment…
Captain Mom-Erica: February's Hometown Hero
When we talked to Lieutenant Erica Debie from the Ballston Lake Fire Department to inform her that she'd been nominated to be February's Hometown Hero she immediately corrected us. "I'm the Captain now, guys" she quickly informed us.  The promotion happened recently and we were thrilled to…
Hometown Superhero Helps Friend In Need
Nichole Naccarato from Latham is January's Hometown Hero after an enlightening email submission from her friend Stephanie Joslin.  Stephanie wrote to tell about this amazing woman who went from being a workout buddy to so much more, especially when times got tough.
December's Hometown Hero: House Full of Love
Please take a few  minutes out of your busy day to listen to the call Chrissy and I made to Sally Benoit telling her that she was the December Hometown Hero.  Sally and her amazing husband live about 90 minutes west of Albany but their story could inspire those nationwide.  It's literally like a mov…
God Bless Homer: 88-Year-Old Hometown Hero
Homer LaVoie from Schodak is an 88-year-old Navy Vet who told us he was aboard the USS Great Sitkin during the Korean War in the 50s.
 
He also shared some other wonderful things about his long and storied life when Chrissy and I called to inform him that he was being honored as the Hometown…
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 few min…

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