Utah teen’s viral letter about her dad’s alcoholism

Good News Notes: “Preslee Scott spent more than one afternoon in her early teen years picking up her dad’s empty beer cans and dumping them in the outside trash can after he’d fallen asleep on the couch. So in December, when the Utah teen was asked by her 10th-grade English teacher to write an essay…

St. Jude patient from Ballard County, Kentucky, in remission from leukemia

Good News Notes: “Earlier this month, we introduced you to Hudson Pace, a Ballard County sixth-grader who’s battling leukemia. We’re happy to tell you that Hudson’s family says he is in remission! They announced it on their Facebook page, Healing 4 Hudson. His mom, Heather, says Hudson has a long treatment to complete, but they are…

Leonardo DiCaprio Urges 37 Million Fans to Replace Meat with Beyond Burgers

Good News Notes: “Today, actor and environmentalist Leonardo DiCaprio urged his 19.5 million Twitter and 18 million Facebook followers to reduce their meat consumption to fight the climate crisis. DiCaprio shared an image of a Beyond Burger with a statistic about the positive carbon impact of every American replacing one beef burger with a plant-based…

100 Lowcountry musicians join voices for charity

Good News Notes: “One song, 100 musicians all for a great cause. The Hilton Head Music and Arts Coalition created this musical online event, bringing in 100 different local musicians during the pandemic to sing and play ‘What the World Needs Now is Love’. Anna Doyle came up with the idea last Summer. She made…

Amherst police rescue dog in icy marsh

Good News Notes: “A small dog named Lula was safely rescued from an icy marsh adjacent to the Norwottuck Rail Trail in South Amherst on New Year’s Day. Amherst Police Officers Jessica Damon and Molly Farber were summoned by callers at around 11 a.m. on the bike path to the trailhead off Station Road, where the…

Utah officials thrilled to see animals using highway wildlife overpass

Good News Notes: “In an effort to reduce accidents involving wildlife on a busy highway, Utah officials got creative: they built a bridge. New video shows the plan has been a success. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources built the bridge back in 2018 over Interstate 80 to reduce traffic accidents in Parleys Canyon caused by…