Easy's Hometown HeroAug 21, 2023
Abby from Arc of the South Shore on South of Boston
Abby Parrilla, the CEO of Arc of the South Shore, joined Rob on Easy 99.1's South of Boston program. Arc of the South Shore has been helping individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including autism, live their best lives and achieve high-quality outcomes since 1951. Arc of the South Shore strives to empower family and individuals of all ages with disabilities to reach their fullest potential, and Rob and Abby discussed how The Arc works to empower individuals and how you can become a Friend of the Arc.
HOMETOWN HERO - Alyssa Budd
Easy 99.1 welcomes Alyssa Budd, the first female Eagle Scout marshfield as she discusses what it takes to become an Eagle Scout at just 19 years old!
South of Boston guest- Gnome Surf founder Chris Antao
Easy 99.1 welcomes founder of Gnome Surf, Chris Antao in studio for our weekly Sunday morning feature show, South of Boston. Rob and Chris delve into what Gnome Surf is, what it's doing today and where its headed. Gnome Surf welcomes athletes of all abilities and continues to make waves across the South Shore and Southern New England. The Gnome Surf team is part of the Hometown Heroes celebration!
HOMETOWN HERO - Jen Walker, June 2023.
Jen Walker is the leader of the "Helping Hands" group for residents at Halifax Estates in Halifax, MA.
Jen was nominated as a Hometown Hero by her neighbor Libby Cierri for her outstanding efforts to foster a sense of community and organizing assistance for neighbors in need.
From rides to doctor's appointments or hospitals for neighbors in need to organizing the annual community yard sale, Jen is the neighbor we all need who thrives and loves brining her community together!
HOMETOWN HERO-Brett Miller
Easy 99.1's May Hometown Hero is Brett Miller, founder and owner of 110 Fitness in Rockland, MA. 110 Fitness is an all-inclusive wellness center as well as the largest wellness center in the world for individuals with Parkinson's Disease.110 Fitness is the first of its kind inclusive wellness center for individuals afflicted with disease and/or a developmental or physical disability. The mission of 110 Fitness is to leave no person behind so that they may reach their full potential physically, mentally, and spiritually by inspiring them to give their 110% effort in order to find the greatest balance in their lives. By combining physical exercise with ancillary mindful and wellness programs our members are provided with all the supports necessary to “Be 110”.
Brett is a U.S. Army veteran and proud to have served as a combat medic trainer for special operations and oversaw the construction and development of the DEPMEDS for the United States Army. He recently published "It's a Beautiful Day To Save Lives: A Medic's Journey to his Destiny", a powerful memoir about his journey through life as he recognizes his destiny from very early in his young childhood to save lives, an ending in ultimately needing to save his own life.
Thanks Brett for being our Hero!
HOMETOWN HERO- April 2023. Kevin McKenna
Easy 99.1 celebrates the heroes of our community. This week's episode recognizes Kevin McKenna. Kevin created the organization called Prom Angels, which provides the prom experience for children with disabilities. Listen and learn more about how Kevin impacts the community in a heroic way!