Hometown Hero

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…
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…
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 WGNA 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 …
Remarkable Principal Is GNA's 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 GNA Hometown Hero does all of those things and much, much more.  Her name is Lisa Mickle, and she's the principal of Okte…

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