Magnificent Roman-era building unearthed under Israel’s Western Wall

Good News Notes: “Inside the tunnels beneath the Western Wall in Israel, archaeologists have uncovered the final parts of an elaborate building that may have been used as a reception area for members of Jerusalem’s local council and their guests on their journey to Temple Mount.  The building consists of two hallways that were connected by…

He Lost Nearly Everything To Addiction. Then An Arrest Changed His Life

Good News Notes: “Heroin started rewiring and taking control of Will’s brain in the early 2000s, as he turned 40. “Back then, if you used drugs people didn’t want anything to do with you,” Will recalls. “People gave up on me.” Will lost almost everything: jobs, his driver’s license, his car, his marriage and his…

30 Years of Magic & Miracles at Carpe Diem Farms

Good News Notes: “It was August 15, 1997, that we closed on the property which would become Carpe Diem Farms.  Five years earlier, January 27, 1991 we received our 501(c)(3) designation from the IRS. It’s almost unbelievable to think that 30 years ago an idea, a vision, to empower individuals through life changes to see…

Israeli kidney donation nonprofit hits ‘world record-breaking’ 1,000 transplants

Good News Notes:  “Leading Israeli kidney donation nonprofit Matnat Chaim has continued the legacy of its co-founder Rabbi Yeshayahu Heber, who died at age 55 of COVID-19 last April, marking 1,000 transplants this week. “We broke an unprecedented world record,” his widow and the organization’s co-founder, Rachel Heber, said in a television interview. “I knew this was…

‘Blessed to be a blessing’

Good News Notes: “On Tuesday, many ‘Feed Fayette’ volunteers worked throughout the day to hand out and personally deliver food boxes to seniors, the homebound, and veterans. ‘Feed Fayette’ is provided by a relief program entitled ‘Farmers To Families.’ The Farmers to Families Food Box program is part of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP),…

Medieval bishop’s palace unearthed in England

Good News Notes: “In a small town in southwestern England, a construction crew hired to build a run-of-the-mill bungalow unexpectedly discovered a medieval bishop’s palace. The crew uncovered ‘substantial’ medieval wall foundations, floor deposits and a fireplace in the town of Wiveliscombe, said a spokesperson for the South West Heritage Trust, a charity that works…