Inspiring Indiana: Restaurant owner looks to inspire kindness

Good News Notes: “It’s been an incredibly tough 10 months for so many people and so many businesses struggling to stay open. How do you stay positive? Chelsea Wetzel, who co-owns Union Jack Pub in Broad Ripple, said she’s found herself pondering that a lot, especially over the last week. ‘I was just watching the…

JPMorgan Chase is donating $5 million to these LGBTQ+ causes

Good News Notes: “Five nonprofit organizations will receive a total of $1 million each, split by $250,000 a year for four years, to support initiatives for economic inclusion among the nation’s LGBTQ+ youth, workforce and elder communities. Here’s where the money is going:  1. GLSEN, formerly the Gay and Lesbian Independent School Teachers Network, combats…

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…

More than One Third of Brazilians Are Buying Less Meat During COVID-19

Good News Notes: “Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, more than one third (34 percent) of Brazilians are actively buying less meat, according to data compiled by market research firm GlobalData. The data also showed that 14 percent of Brazlians are purchasing more meat replacements. A similar trend is emerging in China, where GlobalData found that…

This freezing baby owl was saved in a Bangor cemetery

Good News Notes: “The day in late April was uninviting. It was cold, damp, raw, miserable . . . you name it. The temperature was in the high 40s, with a cold mist in the air. Mother Nature was trying to make it rain, but it wasn’t quite working. I was snug in my warm…

Local community members make special hats for newborns

Good News Notes: “No matter what may be going on in the world, few things embody hope like welcoming a baby. Despite hospital volunteer groups not meeting in person like they used to because of the pandemic, one group is still helping parents celebrate one of life’s most precious gifts. Members of Alamance Presbyterian Church’s Knit,…

Petting zoo animals bringing holiday cheer to seniors

Good News Notes: “In Las Vegas, petting zoo animals are spreading holiday cheer. Video being shared throughout social media shows a camel going into a Bath & Body Works store. ‘Most people are not used to seeing camels and any time we take him anywhere, it’s always a big reaction,’ Nancy Rouas, owner of Petting…