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Local brews and local charities are coming together at the Oregon Public House.  This is the nation's first non-profit pub.  Roughly $1 per pint sold goes to local charities.  In the first two weeks of business, the pub raised $2034.80 for charity!

Ryan Saari is the founder of this amazing pub and has rightfully created the motto "Have a pint, change the world".  He said that during hard times, people stop giving, but alcohol sales go up so…. why not solve both challenges?!

Wonderful charities and great beer?  I'll drink to that!

 


And that's what's good,

Jon

Published in Business

Ancient cave art discovered in Mexico

Deep in the Sierra de San Carlos mountain ranges in Mexico, roughly 5,000 cave paintings have been discovered.  These paintings show a rare glimpse into the an ancient culture where little is known about their language and customs.

These paintings display examples of daily life including hunting, animals, insects, and possible astronomical charts!

The discovery was recently presented during the Second Conference of Archaeological History in Mexico City.

And that's what's good,

Jon

Published in Lifestyle

Ever since Howard Attebery, 90, set his eyes on Cynthia Riggs, 81, sixty-three years ago, he knew he was in love.  In fact he never stopped loving her all these years.

As a single man approaching 100 years of age, he decided to send her a cryptic letter that stated "I have never stopped loving you" in code.  As for his return address, he wrote the GPS coordinates.

Howard's cryptic love letter - Image Credit: CBS



Cynthia, immediately knew who wrote the message and sought out to find Howard.  When they finally reunited after all these years, Howard did not waste any time.

“I held her hand, and within the hour, I’d proposed to her,” Howard said. “I knew. And she knew.”

The two love birds wed at Martha's Vineyard.  “He’s a romantic character, and he certainly knew how to win me over.”, Cynthia said.

And that's what's good,

Jon

Published in Lifestyle

Men save deer from Genesee River

(Rochester, NY) Two men boating in the Genesee River saw an uncommon occurrence... in the deep water, a deer was struggling to swim.  Lee Wallace and Jason Quamo knew that a waterfall was near so they sprang into action.  They sped the boat towards the deer and successfully lifted the deer to safety.  After the deer got its bearings, it galloped away :)

 

And that's what's good,

Jon

Published in Random Good News
The only 2 players left in the NBA from the 1994 draft just retired within three days of each other. 
 
Jason Kidd and Grant Hill, who were the 2nd and 3rd players picked in the 94 draft, and also shared the 1995 rookie-of-the-year award, both retire with stellar NBA resume's. 
 
Grant Hill won 2 Championships at the collegiate level with Duke, and also has an Olympic Gold in 96 with the 2nd coming of the original Dream Team. Hill, a 7-time All-Star and 5-time all NBA, was at one point is his career considered one of the best all around players often leading his team in points, rebounds, and assists.  A promising career for Hill was plagued by multiple ankle surgeries, but he still came back to finish a better then average 19 yr career in the NBA. 
 
Jason Kidd's 19 yr resume brought him 2 Olympic Gold Medals, 1 NBA Championship, and two other trips to the NBA Finals.   Jason kidd also a 10 time All-Star, 6-time all NBA, 9 time all defense, is also the only player in NBA history with at least 15,000 points, 10,000 assists and 7,000 rebounds. 
 
Personally I would love to see these guys on the sidelines coaching one of these days, but you can guarantee you will be seeing Hall-of-fame speeches in their future.
 
 
Have a great day and let the good news be yours,
 
Jeremy
Published in Sports

Kids at WakeMed Hospital in Raleigh, NC got a surprise visit from superheroes!  Batman, Spiderman, and Ironman scaled the walls, washed the windows, and brought smiles all around.  Additional superheroes visited children inside the hospital.  The superheroes came to the rescue in place of the usual workers at Scottie's Building Services.  Simply awesome :)



And that's what's good,

Jon

Published in Health

Katie Jones decided for her 34th birthday that she would perform 34 acts of kindness to spread the love around.  After each act, she would leave a card which read “Hi, my name is Katie,In celebration of my 34th birthday, I’m doing 34 acts of kindness. Enjoy the kindness and try to pass kindness along in your own way.” A few of Katie's acts included leaving a bag of quarters at a laundromat, filling a baby changing area with disposable wipes, giving away gift cards to homeless people, and even dropped money on the floor at a dollar store!  All and all she spent $300 on her acts, including a tattoo on her wrist reading "Be Kind" :-) 

 

Have a great day, and let the good news be yours,

Jeremy

Published in Random Good News
Dorian Joyner Jr. was set to graduate from Morehouse College in Georgia on May 19th.  What made this day even more special was that he would be walking next to his father Dorian Joyner Sr. who was also set to graduate from Morehouse College.  in 1988 Dorian Sr was a student at Morehouse College when he took a career in computers instead of finishing his degree.  He worked at law firms, and other major corporations for the next 20 or so years.  His interest in law brought him back to Morehouse to finish his degree.  When on campus, both father and son would support each other, who often shared the same teachers but were never in the same class. 
 

"I'm definitely proud of him," Joyner Jr. said. "I'm proud of him as a man to go back and fulfill a degree. A lot of people his age have a family, have a career and really don't have the time or finance to go back to school. The fact that he took the opportunity to find financing and time to go back to school while maintaining a social life and a family is very astounding. That's hard to do."

Congratulations to the Joyner family, and we wish the luck on their respective career paths.

 

Have a great day and let the good news be yours,

Jeremy

Published in Lifestyle

After a 15 year long battle between developers and conservationists, Puerto Rico has passed a law to protect a major nesting site to the endangered leatherback turtles.

The law will protect 14 sq km (5.4 sq miles) of the coast where hundreds of leatherback nests are created every year.  This important area is now a major eco-tourism destination thanks to the unique plant and animal species.

The leatherbacks get their name from their flexible "leathery" shells.  These massive creatures can weigh around 600 kg (1322 lbs) with shells up to two meters (6'7'') long!