Restaurant owners pay it forward during KC Restaurant Week

Good News Notes: “When diners go out to eat for KC Restaurant Week, they’ll be helping one of the nation’s most vulnerable populations amid the COVID-19 pandemic. The Don Bosco Centers are among the beneficiaries and will receive some of the proceeds from restaurant owners. While it includes a community center and an ESL school, it also…

Chiefs’ Patrick Mahomes will play in golf tourney amid COVID

Good News Notes: “Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes has proven he can dominate on the football field. Now, the 2018 NFL MVP and reigning Super Bowl MVP will showcase how he fares on a golf course. Mahomes is scheduled to join teammate Travis Kelce as well as a host of former and current superstar athletes and…

This Photographer Is Working To Document Species Before They Go Extinct

Good News Notes: “Joel Sartore, a photographer based in Lincoln, Nebraska, has worked with National Geographic for over 30 years, and has led the Photo Ark for the past 15. The mission of the Photo Ark is to document the 15,000 species that are in captivity, many of which are on the edge of extinction. Sartore…

Big leaguers keep drinks flowing for charity

Good News Notes: “Billy Hamilton walked into Wasted Grain in Scottsdale, went behind the bar and started to get a lesson from a bartender. However, this wasn’t Hamilton’s first Celebrity Bartender Night. ‘This year, they’re actually showing us how to bartend and giving us a little lesson, and when I went over there, I said, “I’m…

A dog passed over at a shelter for five years has finally found a home

Good News Notes: “It took a billboard, social media campaign and more than five years of searching. But doggo Merrick finally found his furrever home. The six-year-old pup had lived at the Humane Society of Greater Kansas City for most of his life, and was the longest resident there. The shelter had tried everything to…

MLB, MLBPA make 2nd $1M donation to Negro Leagues Museum

Good News Notes: “Major League Baseball celebrated the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Negro National League by joining with the Major League Baseball Players Association to announce their second joint $1 million donation to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. “It commemorates baseball history, and it’s a tribute to African-American entrepreneurship in the culture…

Ron Rivera held a yard sale to say goodbye to Panthers fans

Good News Notes: “Yard sales are held to get rid of things that are no longer needed or to make money on items that just aren’t being used anymore. Usually, it’s junk from the basement or childhood toys that have been outgrown. But sometimes it’s even more meaningful. Perhaps nothing better epitomizes that than the…

Crews fight fire at Kansas City Zoo building, all animals rescued

 Good News Notes: “Firefighters said a fire inside the Kansas City Zoo is now out. The fire started in an overnight building that houses meerkats and other small animals, around 3 a.m. KMBC has learned all animals were rescued from the building. A zoo spokesperson said a veterinarian is examining the animals now. Fire officials…

Royals player sign autographs in exchange for donation to local shelter

 Good News Notes: “Royals left fielder Alex Gordon will have milk and cookies and sign autographs Sunday in exchange for a donation to SafeHome.” “SafeHome provides services for survivors of domestic violence.” “The event runs from 10 a.m. to noon Sunday at the Village at Mission Farms at Indian Creek Parkway and Mission Road.” View…