Popular perennial flowering plants can attract diverse mix of pollinators

Good News Notes: “Popular species of perennial flowering plants vary widely in their attractiveness to pollinators, but homeowners and landscape managers who select certain perennial cultivars can support a diverse community of pollinators in their own backyards, according to a new study from a team of Penn State researchers. Insect pollinators are critical in agriculture…

Pa. senator who beat breast cancer now wants to help other women

Good News Notes: “Pennsylvania State Sen. Kim Ward is a wife, mother, Senate majority leader and breast cancer survivor. During Breast Cancer Awareness month, she has a message for every woman and hopes to serve as an example. “It’s important for women to realize that they shouldn’t go into dark places. They shouldn’t be afraid…

Price Rite kicks off pilot of Flashfood food waste reduction app

Good News Notes: “Wakefern Food Corp.’s Price Rite Marketplace has begun testing the Flashfood food waste reduction app in western New York. The free app from Toronto-based Flashfood gives shoppers access to exclusive deals on products — including meat, produce, seafood, dairy, deli and bakery — that are nearing their best-by date. In turn, the significantly reduced…

Wildlife rehab center aims to fill gap for injured critters

Good News Notes: “They arrive in baskets and cardboard boxes, bleeding from near-misses with lawn mowers or snatched from the jaws of neighborhood cats. It’s birthing season in the Lehigh Valley, and that means a steady stream of injured baby rabbits, squirrels, opossums and songbirds will be showing up at Melissa and Michael Descant’s door….

Woman Looking For New Pet to Adopt Finds Dog She Lost Years Ago at Shelter

Good News Notes: “Aisha Nieves of Allentown, Pennsylvania began browsing the adoption webpage of the Lehigh County Humane Society’s (LCHS) website on June 18 with the hopes of finding a new pet for her two sons. That’s when she saw Kuvo, the tan pitbull-rottweiler mix that she lost over two years ago. “I thought, ‘Wait,…

COCA Partners with HERO Campaign to Promote Designated Driving

Good News Notes: “The John R. Elliott HERO Campaign for Designated Drivers has recently partnered with the Council on Chemical Abuse (COCA) to expand its campaign to prevent drunk and impaired driving in Berks County, PA. The HERO Campaign, established in memory of Navy Ensign John Elliott of Egg Harbor Township, NJ, promotes its message…