Hometown Hero

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.
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 Novemeber 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…
104.5 The Team 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…
July's 'Hometown Hero' Simply Doing What She Loves (Audio)
Food festivals, country music concerts, and saving people's lives (not necessarily in that order) aren't exactly everyone's top 3 things they make time for in their lives.  But for one local young woman, she feels she was put here to do just that and she's pretty amazing.  However, food and music of…
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…

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