Inspired by the outdoors, 3 Maine girls launch nonprofit to send kids to camp

Good News Notes: “When summer camp options were limited last summer because of the coronavirus pandemic, middle-schoolers Elle Foley, Sophia Turker and Emma Bowden, all of Falmouth, attended a six-week photography camp hosted by a friend’s parent. There, they learned the basics of photography, meeting a couple of times a week and taking excursions to…

Hattiesburg company gives away free rugs to teachers for classrooms

Good News Notes: “Early Friday morning, teachers from across the Pine Belt lined up outside of Anderson Design Center in Hattiesburg as the company held it’s annual rug giveaway. The event allows teachers to pick out a rug for their classroom free of charge. Rachel Williams, Mary Miller and Sue Ellen Lutsch are teachers at…

Meijer to Donate 25K to Kid’s Food Basket on Behalf of Nelly Korda

Good News Notes: “A new tradition to the Meijer LPGA Classic for Simply Give started today. After the challenges of 2020, Meijer Simply Give recognized the opportunity for, and importance of, community banding together to fight food insecurity. The program spans across the Midwest and impacts countless families in need. Meijer will be donating $25,000…

Virginia Dog Saves Fawn From Drowning and Refuses to Leave Its Side

Good News Notes: “Ralph Dorn surveyed the lake’s surface behind his home during the early evening of June 2, looking for his Goldendoodle, Harley. Then he spotted the pup about 200 feet from shore; the 6-year-old canine was swimming with another animal that, after a few moments, Dorn realized was a tiny baby deer.  “Not sure…

Fond du Lac groups aim to end “sleep poverty” for kids

Good News Notes: “Where are the children sleeping? Most parents don’t give it a thought when they tuck their children into their beds at night, snuggled into pillows and soft blankets. But, there are children in the community — more than you might think — who sleep on piles of clothing on the floor, on couches or huddled together in beds meant…

Giving Kids the Gift of a Smile

Good News Notes: “Columbus plastic surgeon Dr. Bivik Shah said he loves his job because he helps people feel like their best self. One of his favorite parts is bringing families and children with cleft lips and palates renewed hope through a new smile. “It just makes me feel wonderful that I’ve been able to do that….