Elementary students recognized as heroes for helping teacher in crisis

Good News Notes: “First graders at an Alabama elementary school are being hailed as heroes for taking quick action to help their teacher during a medical emergency. “It was scary for me because I knew that they were going to have to see something probably that they didn’t need to,” said Tracy Hodges, a first-grade teacher at…

Group to Give Thousands to Two Nonprofits

Good News Notes: “A group of women have picked two local nonprofits to receive $10,000 each. 100+ Women Who Care Grand Traverse and Leelanau County is a giving group that’s been helping local nonprofits since December 2011. The group meets four times a year and each woman gives $100 at each meeting totaling more than…

Tech travel hacks: Rig a DYI standing desk, bring your own TV with you

Good News Notes: “Following nearly two years of off-and-on again restrictions, lockdowns and fears of catching COVID-19, millions are back on the road again. Whether it’s jetting off on a business trip, flying with the fam for a beach getaway, or simply a road trip to visit family, the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC)…

11-Year-Old Arkansas Boy Donates Mullet Competition Earnings to Foster Care

Good News Notes: “Eleven-year-old Allan Baltz of Jonesboro, Arkansas, is familiar with the foster care system. When he and his twin sister Alice were only four, they came to live with Derek and Lesli Baltz. Lesli said she and her husband became foster parents with the intention of helping kids reunite with their families, but their plans…

‘We Opened a Free Grocery Store for Seniors’

Good News Notes: “When we opened a free grocery store at the rapper Gunna’s old middle school in September 2021, we already had the goal of opening more. So we began thinking about who else could benefit and what other population has the greatest need. We knew from my work with seniors that a lot…

Kindness spreads in Haywood County for 7th annual tradition

Good News Notes: “One local community is making sure everyone has a smile on their face. “We need to have it more often in this town and everywhere else,” said Brownsville resident Anita Morris. “We need to have more kindness in this world.” For the past seven years, Haywood County has recognized January 13 as Act of…

DOLE FOOD COMPANY RENEWS ITS COMMITMENT TO COMBATING CHILDHOOD HUNGER IN 2022

Good News Notes: “Dole Food Company has renewed its partnership in 2022 with No Kid Hungry, a campaign to end childhood hunger in America. The company’s alliance with the national campaign first began in summer 2020 in response to the impact of COVID-19 when schools closed and millions more U.S. children were left facing hunger. The strategic…

More than 200 food scrap drop-off sites encourage composting

Good News Notes: “…Food scrap drop-off sites were cut during the pandemic because of funding issues, but now there are more sites than before the COVID-19 crisis. Bridget Anderson, DSNY’s deputy commissioner of the Bureau of Recycling and Sustainability, said when compostable material is in landfills not decomposed properly, it releases harmful toxins in the…