A dentist who gives away free dental care in Jamaica. A teen who takes children with autism to carnivals.


This Sunday the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum will honor four local heroes, who have quietly, without seeking headlines or attention, helped others. All four will be honored in a special ceremony Sunday on the flight deck of the Intrepid.


The “Hometown Heroes” project is now in its third year. Winners, who are nominated by friends, family and neighbors, receive a number of prizes.


“I honestly take no credit for being someone’s hero,” said Dr. Nicole McGrath, one of those honored. “Because I feel it is our responsibility as human beings to extend our services to those in need.”