Aria has a gingerbread house on display through January 6

 Good News Notes: “A huge gingerbread house now finds a home in the lobby of Aria. The resort’s executive pastry chef Mathieu Lavallee and his team spent more than three weeks building and baking the peppermint tiles, giant sugar bears, gingerbread bricks, and more that span 15 feet tall, seven feet wide, and 12 feet…

A WWII Marine got his high school diploma

Good News Notes: “A 95-year-old World War II veteran got his high school diploma more than 70 years after he left school and joined the Marines.” “Cpl. Lewie Shaw was awarded the diploma on Thursday during a  Veterans Day ceremony at Claremore High School in Oklahoma.” “Shaw was orphaned at 12, dropped out of high school…

Ravens Donate $200,000 To Fund Air Conditioning At Another Baltimore School

 Good News Notes: “The Baltimore Ravens on Monday announced a $200,000 donation to support the installation of air conditioning in city schools.” “Ravens President Dick Cass, Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, several players and school system leaders were at Thomas Jefferson Elementary/Middle School to celebrate the gift, made by the team and players as part…

Jewish actor Seth Rogen honored for contribution to Jewish society

Good News Notes: “Jewish-American comedian, actor and writer Seth Rogen and his father Mark, were honored for their contribution to Jewish society during an event organized by the Jewish social-justice organization on Monday.” “According to The New York Post, the two were presented the the Generation to Generation Activism Award by the Workers Circle (an…

How a Pharmaceutical Company Developed a Breakthrough Treatment for Cystic Fibrosis

Good News Notes: “In June 1989, Dr. Lap-Chee Tsui and Dr. Francis Collins, two geneticists, pinpointed the gene responsible for cystic fibrosis, the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator (CFTR) gene.” “In the decade that followed, scientists experimented with gene therapy, a method of replacing defective genes with healthy ones, but to no avail.” “Eventually, in…