Hometown Hero

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…
Our Emotional Call To Remarkable July Hometown Hero
Chrissy and I have had the pleasure of contacting our Hometown Hero 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 o…
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, 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 …
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.

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