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I'm married to a wonderful, bearded man and go home to 3 lovely, loud children at night. My key to survival is coffee and loud music. Catch me week day mornings on The Big Hot Morning Show on HOT 96.7 FM and midday's on KXLP @ 94.1 FM

GOOD DAY NEWS STARTER: Future Husband Threw His Fiance a Bachelorette Party in Quarantine

By |2020-05-13T06:32:02-05:00May 13th, 2020|

At home Bachelor and Bachelorette parties … Kelli Van Harn and Omar Brown had to postpone their wedding celebration, but they weren’t about to cancel their Bachelor and Bachelorette parties.   Kelli threw her fiancé, Omar, a Vegas-themed Bachelor party in their apartment, complete with a roulette table, cards, bottles of booze and shot glasses, pizza, and mini slot machines.   And Omar returned the favor by throwing a Bachelorette party for Kelli. He put on some "girl clothes," made mimosas, gave her a manicure and they watched the movie Bridesmaids.   Their TikTok videos of the parties for two have gone viral [...]

TOP TRENDING: Anheuser-Busch Launches Classic Cocktail Hard Seltzers

By |2020-05-12T07:38:27-05:00May 12th, 2020|

Apparently Anheuser-Busch's strategy to take on White Claw is to flood the market with so many different brands of hard seltzers that everyone will say, "Fine, I'll just buy whatever." Anheuser-Busch just announced yet another new line of hard seltzers. It's called Social Club Seltzer and the flavors are based on classic cocktails like the old fashioned and the gimlet. This is at least the fifth hard seltzer that Anheuser-Busch has launched since the whole trend took off. They also own Bon & Viv, Bud Light Seltzer, Natural Light Seltzer, and Corona Hard Seltzer.  They do NOT own White Claw, which [...]

GOOD DAY NEWS STARTER: Man Runs 20 Miles to Raise Money For High School Yearbooks

By |2020-05-08T06:34:26-05:00May 8th, 2020|

Patrick Rodio of Collingswood, New Jersey, is an avid marathon runner – and he recently put his running talents to good use by running 20.20 miles to raise money for graduating seniors at his local high school. Knowing that COVID-19 was affecting the budgets of many families, Patrick created his own fundraising event to make sure each member of the 2020 graduating class was honored – and would get their own copy of the school yearbook. Students and parents -- and even other runners -- showed up to cheer him on, all while maintaining social distancing, of course. They held up [...]

TOP TRENDING: A Pregnant Woman Picks Up a Live Snake on the Road to Save It

By |2020-04-30T07:00:28-05:00April 30th, 2020|

A video of a woman picking up a snake on an Arizona road has gone viral on Facebook.  She's seven months pregnant, she was on the phone, and she was wearing flip-flops.  The snake was ALIVE, and she was trying to save it. Her name is Tawney Rauch, and she says she wasn't worried for her own safety because she knew it wasn't a venomous snake.   https://youtu.be/45ilhSSWEf4   SOURCE: 12NEWS

GOOD DAY NEWS STARTER: Americans in Stable Financial Position Answer the Call to Donate Their $1,200 Stimulus Checks

By |2020-04-29T06:27:06-05:00April 29th, 2020|

A group in North Carolina created a website this month called PledgeMyCheck.org that encourages people to give part of their stimulus money to charity . . . anywhere from $1 to all $1,200.  In the first week alone, people pledged almost 20 grand. Similar efforts have launched across the United States supporting a variety of causes. Currently, Pledge My Check reports that the largest sum of their pledges is being directed to local causes, primarily addressing food insecurity through Feeding America’s network of food banks and their affiliated food pantries across the country. However, many people are simply donating directly to waiters, neighbors, and community members. [...]

GOOD DAY NEWS STARTER: Publix Buys Excess Milk and Produce From Farmers — Donates to Food Banks

By |2020-04-24T06:21:32-05:00April 24th, 2020|

Dairy farmers have had to dump out extra milk they can't sell.  So Publix grocery stores are now buying it from them and donating it to food banks. The company's press release said it will purchase fresh produce and milk from farmers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and donate the goods directly to Feeding America food banks that are in its "operating area." During the first week of the initiative alone, some 150,000 pounds of produce and 43,500 gallons of milk is expected to be donated, the company said. "As a food retailer, we have the unique opportunity to bridge the gap between the needs of families and farmers impacted by [...]

Budweiser Made a Quarantine Version of the “Whassup” Ad with Celebrities

By |2020-04-24T06:14:53-05:00April 24th, 2020|

That Budweiser "Whassup" ad where a group of friends are just lounging around their homes talking on the phone really hits home about now, doesn't it? So Bud went ahead and remade it for these socially distant times . . . but with CELEBRITIES. The new version stars Dwyane Wade, his wife Gabrielle Union, former NBA star Chris Bosh, WNBA star Candace Parker, and DJ D-Nice.   https://youtu.be/eg5ZMkS8zfM

Teacher Sends Art Supplies to Every Elementary Student in Town

By |2020-04-23T06:29:30-05:00April 23rd, 2020|

An art teacher at an elementary school in Vermont bought a bunch of art supplies, like crayons and paint sets.  Then she put together 173 "emergency art kits,"and mailed one to every kid in her school. "I wanted the students to have art materials, not only for the ‘Art for Remote Learning’ exercises, but also for a creative outlet during these difficult days of social distancing," said Arista Alanis, who is the school art teacher and the community arts coordinator for Vermont Studio Center in Johnson. "Creativity is one way to process all of these current challenges." Kits included loose-leaf paper [...]