A time capsule buried in the ground a full 100 years ago was opened up last week in Lansing, Michigan. The time capsule was originally inserted in the ground underneath Eckert Power Station at the time of construction, sitting there untouched and unseen ever since 1922.
A condemned home in Ohio was housing 80 dogs in need of medical attention, but a successful rescue has brought healing, sanctuary, and hope to these at-risk animals. A specific organization – the Licking County Humane Society – has taken in every one of the dogs and provided them with medical attention and care, and almost half of the dogs are already adopted out, with the rest lying in wait for their forever homes.
Some folks see a need and work to fulfill it. Such was the case with Dominique Claseman, a 17-year-old Eagle Scout in Minnesota with an ambitious goal for his Service Project: creating a veterans memorial for his tiny rural town Olivia, comprising less than 2,400 people.
A recent adoption campaign has seen a plane heavy with rescue cats carted away from overburdened shelter conditions in Florida and on to greener pastures in Massachusetts. This journey represents one leg of the Clear the Shelters adoption campaign, a partnership supported by multiple charities to help pets get adopted.
A dog who was trapped in a car in New York City during sweltering heat last month has now found a happy new home. Back on June 18th, officers responded to calls put in my concerned New Yorkers who spotted the poor pup, who then tweeted their action as they investigated and broke the vehicle’s windows to retrieve the American Eskimo Dog and rushed him to safety at an ASPCA Animal Recovery Center.
In an incredible display of resourceful cleverness and quick thinking, a Pennsylvanian 17-year-old rescued their neighbors this week with little more than a trampoline. It was the wee hours of the morning, and Falon O’Regan of Bentleyville was preparing for sleep when they noticed the tell-tale signs of danger.
An all-female rowing team has broken a world record: rowing directly from California to Hawaii in 35 days. The group of athletes – whose backgrounds range from relatively new rowers to career rowers – finished their impressive journey, which took them from San Francisco to Waikiki in Hawaii.
With the number of books being excluded from school libraries and curriculums across the country – and with Texas, something of a hot zone for these initiatives – a new program in Austin seeks to correct these measures and ensure access for young people to diverse literature.
The right time, the right place, and the right person; such were the circumstances upon which Mario Castro of Arizona and his 14-year-old dog Zoe were rescued after a grueling, life-threatening ordeal in the desert of New Mexico.
A seven-year-old student in New York is being hailed as a hero for saving his friend’s life with the Heimlich maneuver. Binghamton elementary school student David Diaz Jr. noticed his friend DeAndre was choking during lunch and jumped in to help, citing the ABC medical drama The Good Doctor for teaching him the life-saving technique.
When hiking aficionado Chelsea Eason hits the next mountain trail, she’s got a very special hiking partner in tow: a rabbit named Moose. This adorable nine-pound Mini Rex Rabbit has scaled a number of mountain trails alongside Eason, and her first mountain Mount Moosilauke granted her such a powerful name.
A couple in Ohio has a lot of candles to blow out after their 79th anniversary. Born close together and in the same year, June and Hubert Malicote celebrated their 100th birthdays this month, marking some incredible milestones for a long-standing union that joyously continues into 2022.
In another example of a seaside rescue-by-drone, a 14-year-old was rescued by an airborne robot carrying a life vest. The story arrives from Valencia, Spain, regarding a program that has seen increased use of lifeguard drones with continued success.
A restaurant in the province of Sichuan, China proved to be housing an incredible secret: some dinosaur footprints estimated at 100 million years old. Their location isn’t the first in China where dinosaur footprint fossils have been found, but it’s incredibly curious that this particular restaurant was hiding a significant paleontological find, hidden under the dirt.
A true hero went above and beyond to save five lives last week. A local pizza deliveryman risked life and limb to rescue five children from a house fire in Lafayette, Indiana, and is now still recovering.
The Sextons lost their mother to cancer earlier this year and eight-year-old Charlotte had an upcoming birthday party. The Tennessee family had had an incomprehensibly hard year, with 28-year-old Chloe now Charlotte’s legal guardian, and she was committed to making her sister’s birthday party special.
Multihyphenate Danny Trejo has a long and fraught history with substance abuse, something he’s wrestled with in the past. Of his many hats, Trejo’s many years spent as a substance misuse counselor draw from his personal experience, and son Gilbert has now celebrated eight years of sobriety.
Police officers in the town of Stevenage in Hertfordshire, England liberated a dog trapped in a car in the sweltering heat. Virtually all pet owners have heard stories of the dangers of leaving pets in hot cars, with severe sickness a possibility and even death;
Hope Allen is a popular YouTuber and all-around social media influencer with an interesting recent campaign: purchase unclaimed baggage items to return them to their rightful owner. Allen, also known as HopeScope on platforms like YouTube and Instagram, shared a video of this adventure last month which detailed how she and Safiya Nygaard explored a store in the hopes of fulfilling at least some of the many items their followers have lost in airports.
A boat carrying 22 passengers ran into trouble far from shore, but an unidentified Good Samaritan came to assist just in time. It happened in the waters near Sea Isle City in New Jersey after a charter boat named Starfish apparently struck the Townsend Inlet Bridge and began taking on water.
When a bartender at a local watering hole in the city of Cleburne, Texas, received an astounding tip from a patron, she was absolutely floored. Chelsea Bell actually did not know the individual who left a $4,000 credit card tip on the bill, but it’s an act of kindness that the young single mother won’t soon forget.