Proud Teen Nominates Dad As September's Hometown Hero (VIDEO)
15-year-old Aiden from Guilderland wrote into WGNA asking that his father, Matthew, be our Hometown Hero for Septemeber. We were happy to call and speak with Matthew on his day off to tell him the great news, which he humbly accepted.
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 GNA 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 mi…
College Tuition Offered For Volunteer Firefighters
A statewide program is being offered for volunteer firefighters to help pay for tuition. It's an effort to attract more volunteers to firefighting. Here's how it works.
GNA's Emotional Call To Remarkable July Hometown Hero
Chrissy and I have had the pleasure of contacting our GNA Hometown Heroes 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 to…
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.
Taste Of Country Honors "Turkey Man" On Military Day
I had the honor to introduce a very special fan of The Taste Of County Music Festival and a military hero to the crowd on Friday night. It was Specialist Kyle Newberry.
May Hometown Hero Gives Us A Chance To Thank, Hank
GNA'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 get treat…
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.