Nonprofit grocery store opens in Northwest Jacksonville

Good News Notes: “A new grocery store has opened in Northwest Jacksonville to make sure families have access to fresh, healthy food options. Overflow Health Alliance opened Making Ends Meat this month along Moncrief Road. ‘Research shows that for over 25 years, there has not been a food place for people in this community so tossing…

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…

Ransom brothers bike across country to raise funds for charity

Good News Notes: “Staying hopeful during the pandemic is challenging for all of us. Yet some South Floridians have gone the extra mile, and even pedaled many miles, to inspire us and make sure our world is a better place. Two heroes are Miami brothers Axel and Sebastian Hicks, rising seniors at Ransom Everglades School,…

Asian Otter Pups Born at Florida Jacksonville Zoo

Good News Notes: “The Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens has four new Asian small-clawed otter pups running around their facility. The adorable little otters — two males and two females — were born on Dec. 28 but had been kept behind the scenes with the rest of their family to give them time to grow and…

Texas Roadhouse server’s act of kindness goes viral | firstcoastnews.com

 Good News Notes: “Amanda May rounded the corner of her section at Texas Roadhouse off Blanding Boulevard. Tuesday night to look in a booth and see something that would change her mission in life. The Tennessee-native only recently moved to the Sunshine State, attending Florida State College at Jacksonville and working as a server at…

Pro wrestler, Love-Alive Charity founder helps Jacksonville homeless

Good News Notes: “NWA professional wrestler and founder of the Love-Alive Charity, Elijah Burke, hosted two events Saturday to help the homeless community in Downtown Jacksonville. During the day, more than 300 people lined up outside the Burger King on East State Street for the 8th Annual Love Drive. Volunteers handed out food, hygiene products…

America Is About To Get A Powerful Tool In The War On Cancer

Good News Notes: “America’s war on cancer is about to get another tool in its arsenal. The country’s first carbon ion therapy center to treat cancer is being built in collaboration with Hitachi on the campus of the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida. The cancer therapy treatment will be part of Mayo’s $233 million oncology…

Farah & Farah pledges $10,000 donation match for family of 3 with cancer. Here’s how you can help

Good News Notes: “A Jacksonville family is heading into the holiday season with three members fighting three different kinds of cancer.” “The Desclefs family owns and operates a French-American restaurant called theMagnificatCafe across from Hemming Plaza in downtown Jacksonville. With bills piling up, the dream restaurant they’ve owned and operated for 16 years has become harder…

Jacksonville, Clay generosity brings Christmas to needy families

Good News Notes: “Long lines form at the doors of the upcoming annual Christmas toy giveaways in Jacksonville and Clay County because those children’s parents are struggling.” “However, there is also a fortunate truth: As long as there are families in need, there will be people who want to help them.” “The Jacksonville event was…

Myles Jack, Jaguars donate toward utilities for elderly Jacksonville residents

 Good News Notes: “The Jacksonville Jaguars and linebacker Myles Jack helped keep utilities on for several elderly Jacksonville residents this month.” “Per JEA’s official Twitter account, Jack and the Jaguars’ one-time donation was enough to pay electric and water bills for 31 elderly customers who were unable to pay their bills. The amount donated was not released, but…