Drinking beer and wine this summer could help replant Oregon’s forests

Good News Notes: “Helping to restore Oregon’s forests after the 2020 wildfire season can be as easy as cracking open a cold one thanks to a new campaign by four beverage makers across the state.  Portland Cider Company, Stoller Wine Group, Sunriver Brewing, and Pelican Brewing have joined together for the “You Buy One, We…

Crisis averted after woman finds thousands of plastic balls in Lake Tahoe

Good News Notes: “An environmental crisis was narrowly averted after a woman found thousands of tiny polystyrene balls covering a beach on Tahoe’s north shore. Alison Toy, the education program manager for UC Davis’ Tahoe Environmental Research Center, was on a walk on Moon Dune beach when she came across the little white balls coating…

Mindfulness Sessions To Help Non-Profit Workers, First Responders

Good News Notes: “Community Mindfulness Project (CMP) will offer weekly “Mini Mindfulness Burnout Busters” for non-profit workers and first responders free of charge every Wednesday at 9 a.m. The program began June 23. According to a news release, the short, 15 minute sessions provide mindfulness and meditation opportunities to specifically to help combat mental and…

Duluth Teen Hailed as Hero for Saving Family from House Fire

Good News Notes: “A Duluth family is lucky to be alive after their house went up in flames, and fire officials are calling the family’s 15-year-old daughter a hero in the fire fight. “You might’ve been scared, but you really were a hero last night,” Duluth Fire Chief Shawn Krizaj said to Lizzy Grayhawk Tuesday….

Hayden Hamilton, Paralyzed During Football Game, Walks at Graduation

Good News Notes: “A Pittsburgh high schooler who was paralyzed three years ago during a football game received a standing ovation at his high school graduation as he rose from his wheelchair and walked 10 yards to receive his diploma – much to the shock of his friends and classmates. “That felt better than any…

Veteran firefighter becomes hero after battling apartment fire

Good News Notes: “On May 13, Lt. Solomon Forbes was at his home with his children preparing for his son’s baseball game. A neighbor knocked on his door and said the apartment next door to him was on fire. As a 14-year veteran with the fire department, Forbes got his children out safely and then…