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Meet Our June 2016 Hero: Paula Miritello

After her brother’s death, a Yorktown Heights woman establishes a nonprofit that helps local causes in his honor.

Meet Our May 2016 Hero: Francis Greenburger

The founder of OMI International Art Center turned his love of art into a world-renowned creative hot spot

Meet Our April 2016 Hero: Sheryl Santi

The owner of a Valley Cottage moving company transports items to help children with long-term illnesses

Meet Our March 2016 Heroes: Teachers of Poughkeepsie High School

Three Poughkeepsie High School teachers combat student poverty

Meet Our February 2016 Hero: Bobbi Jo Forte

A Red Hook resident creates a unique venue to help abandoned felines

Meet Our January 2016 Hero: Sally Baker

A Valleyite creates a nonprofit to revitalize her down-trodden town

Meet Our December 2015 Hero: Susan Wagner

Meet the founder and president of a Chatham-based sanctuary for rescued horses

Meet Our November 2015 Hero: Audrey Graham-O’Gilvie

A Poughkeepsie resident is changing lives, one veteran at a time

Meet Our October 2015 Hero: Sean Flynn

A Newburgh teen melds math, science, and creativity

Meet Our September 2015 Hero: Jill Vozza

An Orange County resident pampers troops with her mobile spa and salon

Meet Our August 2015 Hero: Tail Waggin’ Tutors

How local therapy dogs are “tutoring” kids with reading difficulties

Meet Our July 2015 Hero: The Kneedlers

Residents of Woodland Pond retirement community are brightening up the days of those in need, one stitch at a time

Meet Our June 2015 Hero: Natalie Keating

One Hopewell teen inspires a community-wide project to help kids with disabilities

Meet Our May 2015 Hero: Cathy Stubbs

A local nurse pays it forward

Meet Our April 2015 Hero: Britney Digilio

An Ulster County woman spreads the word about mental illness with the help of her four-legged friend

Meet Our March 2015 Hero: Carri Rubinstein

A Westchester woman gives patients with life-threatening illnesses the chance to leave a lasting legacy

Meet Our February 2015 Heroes: The Men of St. Joseph

Several local men come to the rescue of needy refugee children.

Meet Our January 2015 Hero: Nancy Morgan

This month’s Hudson Valley Hero is an Orange County lawyer who helps disabled war veterans get benefits

Meet Our December 2014 Hero: Krista Jones

This month’s Hudson Valley Hero is a Dutchess County woman who helps cancer-stricken moms by feeding their broods

Meet Our November 2014 Hero: Valerie Weisler

This month’s Hudson Valley Hero is a local teen who founded a community service group that spans six continents

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Each month, we spotlight a Valley resident who goes the extra mile to help those in need. Our heroes are your friends and neighbors who volunteer their time and talents to assist others; their sole reward is knowing that they’ve contributed to making our region an even better place to live.

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