Anonymous $100k donation helps public park expansion in North Jacksonville

Good News Notes: “An anonymous donation of $100,000 allowed the North Florida Land Trust to buy 12 acres of land for $150,000 and expand Bogey Creek Preserve in North Jacksonville. The land was purchased from the McGehee family. ‘The community has been very supportive of our efforts to preserve this beautiful piece of property which…

Local nonprofit pivots in midst of pandemic to better serve community in need

Good News Notes: “A local nonprofit is pivoting their programming to keep up with the needs of the community they serve, as they continue to face tough times during the pandemic. Before March, the main focus of El Sol The Jupiter Neighborhood Resource Center was to operate a labor center. Workers registered with the Labor Center would show up…

Watch: Florida woman runs 150 miles to raise money for charity

Good News Notes: “Lubetsky, who started her run Sunday morning, said she decided to aim for the feat after a marathon she had been training for was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The runner said she also wanted to make sure children suffering from cancer knew they weren’t forgotten. Her run raised $12,000 for…

Miguel Cabrera donates $250,000 to fight pandemic in Detroit

Good News Notes: “Miguel Cabrera is ready to go whenever baseball resumes. He has been working out at his home in Miami, so his preparation doesn’t worry him. ‘When they give me a call, I’ll be ready,’ he said. What worries him and his wife, Rosangel, is the situation in Detroit as the coronavirus pandemic impacts…

Injured, pregnant manatee rescued on Mother’s Day weekend gives birth to healthy calf

 Good News Notes: “A pregnant manatee, injured by boat propellers, was rescued over Mother’s Day weekend and has just given birth to a calf. Mote Marine Laboratory says they responded to a call about a distressed manatee near Harbor Towers Yacht and Racquet Club on Siesta Key on Saturday.” View the whole story here: https://www.fox13news.com/news/injured-pregnant-manatee-rescued-on-mothers-day-weekend-gives-birth-to-healthy-calf

Surprising therapy and emotional support animals

 Good News Notes: “Though dogs are the most common therapy animal, plenty of other animals support their owners. Pet Partners told ABC News that, “dogs, cats, rabbits, birds, guinea pigs, rats, miniature pigs, llamas, alpacas, horses, donkeys, and mini-horses” can all be therapy animals. There are important distinctions between therapy animals and emotional support animals. Therapy…

Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson’s charity golf match set for May 24

 Good News Notes: “PGA stars Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson will play their long-anticipated rematch on May 24 at 3 p.m., AT&T’s WarnerMedia announced on Thursday.  Dubbed the ‘The Match: Champions for Charity,’ the event will include National Football League stars Tom Brady and Peyton Manning and offer $10 million to benefit coronavirus relief efforts. The…