Former Giants pros load 1,500 turkeys for Thanksgiving giveaway

Good News Notes: “Three former New York Giants players — Joe Morris, David Tyree and Jonathan Casillas — were on hand in East Brunswick Thursday to help load 1,500 boxed, ready-to-cook turkeys, to be distributed through Stop & Shop’s Turkey Express program and the Community FoodBank of New Jersey and two dozen partner agencies. ‘It’s such a…

Fast food chains testing reusable packaging to cut down on waste

Good News Notes: “Burger King is the latest of fast-food chain experimenting with reusable packaging for sandwiches, soft drinks, and coffee to cut down on waste winding up in landfills. The creator of The Whopper is among a growing list of food service chains partnering with TerraCycle’s zero-waste delivery platform, known as Loop. ‘[W]e’re investing…

Tipping North Country spreading love with random acts of kindness

Good News Notes; “The Facebook page, ‘Tipping North Country’ is spreading love and positivity in the region. Over the last month, community donations have been fueling their mission, and helping small businesses and people in need during the pandemic. Emily Morrissey, the co-creator of ‘Tipping North Country,’ explained how the group chooses their donation locations….

‘Miracle’ twins home from the hospital after months in NICU

Good News Notes:  “After a roller coaster pregnancy and scary complications, ‘miracle’ babies Vince and Pauly Salmonese are finally home with their parents, Dana and Joe. Just 13 weeks into her pregnancy, Dana Salmonese had a sonogram that revealed a rare and dangerous condition called twin to twin transfusion syndrome. The abnormality means that twins share a…

This cleaning product refill service eliminates single-use plastic

Good News Notes: “Inside a laundromat in Stuyvesant Heights, Brooklyn, it’s now possible to buy standard cleaning products like Pine-Sol without having to buy a whole new container. Instead you’ll be able to bring your old container back, and refill it yourself. The location is one of the first to pilot a new system from…

Tired of Plastic? These Businesses Have Ideas for You

Good News Notes: “Companies are developing alternatives to single-use plastic, and with options including seaweed and mushroom tissue, consumer interest isn’t disappearing, even during the coronavirus pandemic.” “‘We’re fortunate enough that we aren’t seeing anyone say, “I’m not worried about sustainability, I’m just going to focus on survival right now,”‘ said Troy Swope, co-founder and…

This New York farm sanctuary livestreams storytime with its animals

Good News Notes: “The barnyard’s gone virtual. Goats, sheep, pigs, turkeys, cows, llama and other rescued farm animals at theWoodstock Farm Sanctuary in High Falls, New York are getting their fifteen minutes of fame as the stars of live, weekly storytimes and ‘Goodnight in Sanctuary’ sessions. Each week, the sanctuary goes live for 30 minutes…