9 Good Information Tales: Our Cup Overflows With Winners — So Many Winners

ACROSS AMERICA — After the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted Tony Award-winning actor Seth Goldstein’s plans to attend the retirement sendoff for his former highschool performing arts trainer and mentor, Linda Chepigan, he used the creativity he impressed in her to make the second extra memorable.

In spite of everything, “she set me off on a path and impressed me,” the Medford (New Jersey) Excessive College graduate advised Patch. “She created a room the place everyone’s skills have been inspired and uplifted. I perceive that lecturers typically are usually encouraging, however not each trainer finds a approach to type of unlock that [potential] of their college students.”

So, when the pandemic bought in the way in which, he posted a glowing tribute and requested Chepigan to be his date for the Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre ceremony, the place he picked up his second Tony. » By Janel Miller for Moorestown (New Jersey) Patch

Win For Apple ‘Swift’ Child

After her grandmother in Taiwan was identified with Alzheimer’s illness, Fremont, California, teen Audrey Wang entered and was accepted by an Apple worldwide coding contest. Although she and her grandmother stay on reverse sides of the world, they’ve maintained the shut bond they shaped within the 15-year-old’s annual summer time visits, utilizing common video calls to remain in contact. Wang developed the app, which helps the mind use a number of senses to kind or recall recollections, along with her grandmother in thoughts. It impressed the parents at Apple sufficient that she was named one of many winners of the Swift Pupil Problem, so named as a result of it makes use of Apple’s Swift programming language. » By Bea Karnes for Fremont Patch

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A Win For Religion

St. John’s Episcopal Church in Salem, New Jersey, commemorated the three hundredth anniversary of its founding Sunday. The Society for the Propagation of Gospel in London permitted the petition of a small group of Salem residents in 1722. The church, in solely its second constructing, figures prominently within the Revolutionary Conflict, when the congregation was break up between these loyal to King George and the American Patriots, however got here collectively in in solidarity when British troopers rounded up parishioners sympathetic to independence and had them shot. Father Chuck Messer, the present rector, advised Patch that St. John’s has endured over three centuries as a result of “God’s grace and the facility of the love of Jesus Christ that has compelled the Episcopalians of Salem to proceed proclaiming the Gospel and serving our neighbors.” » By Janel Miller for West Deptford (New Jersey) Patch

A Nut-Free, Successful Concept

Quitting her company job in 2016 to open her personal bakery continues to be probably the greatest choices Teresa Maynard ever made. Her small enterprise not solely survived the pandemic, however is a current winner within the Samuel Adams Brewing the American Dream competitors. The entire thought began with a being pregnant longing for cupcakes, one thing she has to avoid due to a nut allergy. She puzzled, what number of different folks deny themselves candy treats due to that? Her successful thought was for a nut-free bakery. “I had no clue on what I used to be doing,” she advised Patch of her resolution to open the bakery. “I simply needed to like what I do.” » By Haley Cornell for Jamaica Plain (Massachusetts) Patch

(Picture courtesy of Samuel Adams Brewery

A Dream Win

A successful sequence of seven numbers got here to Alonzo Coleman in a dream. They have been clear — 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 — so the Henrico, Virginia, man selected them when he performed the state’s Financial institution a Million lottery recreation. Cha-ching! The successful ticket was value $250,000. “It was arduous to consider,” he advised lottery officers. “It nonetheless hasn’t hit me but.” » By Megan VerHelst for Throughout Virginia Patch

(Picture courtesy of Virginia Lottery)

Win For The Children

In a significant victory for college kids and oldsters, a years-long marketing campaign to construct a rooftop play space at a gym-less public faculty on New York’s Higher East Aspect will lastly bear fruit, with the newly handed metropolis price range filling within the funding hole wanted to get the undertaking in movement. For a few decade, residents have been advocating for a play space on the revered faculty, amongst eight out of 505 Manhattan faculties that don’t have any such space. Fundraising shortfalls stalled the undertaking, however the lately permitted metropolis price range included $5.5 million to shut the hole — which can get youngsters off a close-by road that served as a makeshift playground. » By Nick Garber for Higher East Aspect Patch

Additionally Successful

Reese Hunsinger, an 8-year-old from Somerset, Massachusetts, is happy however nervous concerning the upcoming U.S. Children Golf World Championship in Pinehurst, North Carolina, for younger golfers ages 5-12. She says {golfing} is her “favourite factor to do on this planet.” No shock there — her dad is the previous golf professional who’s the pinnacle golf coach at a neighborhood highschool. » By Megan VerHelst for Throughout Massachusetts Patch

Win In ‘Summer time Slide’ Battle

The “summer time slide” — the tendency amongst college students to lose a few of their achievement positive aspects from the earlier faculty yr throughout summer time trip — is actual. To fight it, leaders in Newark, New Jersey, are collaborating with JetBlue to provide out free studying books to children by 5 merchandising machines. Susan Neuman, a professor of childhood literacy schooling at NYU Steinhardt, stated this system “permits kids to personal books and fight the information loss that so usually accompanies summer time.” » By Eric Kiefer for Newark Patch

(Picture courtesy of Metropolis of Newark Press Workplace)

A Win For Hundreds Of Beagles

Almost 4,000 beagles will quickly be eligible for adoption after a decide permitted a plan to switch the animals from a Virginia breeding facility to shelters. Their possibilities for blissful properties got here after the federal authorities sued Envigo RMS, which breeds beagles for medical analysis, was accused of quite a few welfare violations. The corporate should additionally pay the Humane Society of america for prices related to caring for the beagles, amounting to $100 per canine and $150 per nursing mom and litter below 8 weeks. The corporate introduced plans final month to shut the power in Cumberland. » By Megan VerHelst for Throughout Virginia Patch

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