Housing nonprofit marks five years by launching new rent-to-own program

Good News Notes: “On the heels of its fifth year in existence, and its third providing houses for lower-income residents, a homegrown nonprofit is marking the occasion with a new program aimed at broadening its reach for facilitating homeownership. The Maggie Walker Community Land Trust has launched a new rent-to-own program that’s aimed at helping…

Dog saved new owner’s life after he had a stroke

Good News Notes: “Brian Myers knew he was in trouble when he fell to the floor. He had no feeling on his left side and couldn’t stand up in the crawl space between his bed and the wall. “It was really frightening — I couldn’t get up and I didn’t realize at that moment that…

Volunteers lend a hand in flood clean-up efforts

Good News Notes: “ On Monday morning, homes were submerged under four feet of water along Euclid Avenue and Bridge Street in Paintsville. Forty-eight hours later, there has been a transformation unlike no other — leaving thick layers of mud and a ton of cleanup. Eric Castle’s parents live along Bridge Street, with water seeping…

We Just Found The Largest Luminous Glowing Shark Species in The World

Good News Notes: “Three species of shark that inhabit the twilit depths of the ocean just turned out to have been bioluminescent this whole time. The kitefin shark, the blackbelly lanternshark, and the southern lanternshark have all been discovered to have softly glowing blue patterns on their skin, a first for sharks found in New Zealand waters….

Germany exports 33 pct less plastic waste in 2020 than ten years ago

Good News Notes: “Germany exported around one million tons of plastic waste to other countries and regions in 2020, a decline by 33 percent compared with ten years ago, the Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) said on Wednesday. With 17 percent, large parts of Germany’s plastic waste were exported to Malaysia, according to Destatis. Malaysia had…

Pittsburgh nonprofit rescuing puppies from Texas after devastating storms

Good News Notes: “A Pittsburgh nonprofit is heading down to Texas to rescue puppies from across Texas after devastating winter storms and widespread blackouts swept the state recently. “No Dog Left Behind,” an organization that provides air and ground transportation for at-risk animals, is rescuing at least 15 dogs — bringing them from Houston to…

Plant-Based Burger Chain Set to Launch in Wayzata

Good News Notes: “While the fast-food giants race to add a token plant-based burger to their menus, restaurant entrepreneur Steele Smiley is poised to take the healthy eating movement a step further with an entirely plant-based fast casual burger joint opening next month in Wayzata. Don’t worry, the fries won’t taste healthy, Smiley promises. Stalk & Spade…

Camas-based nonprofit helps homeless students succeed

Good News Notes: “Imagine being homeless and still having to do school work in order to graduate. Or just advance to the next grade level. Family Promise of Clark County, a nonprofit based in Camas that helps families experiencing homelessness, jumped in to help students by launching its FP Cares Educational Services in November. Along…