As a local news organization, Patch covers stories of all kinds, from heartbreaking tragedies to nitty-gritty breakdowns of government and school district issues. But some stories are simply inspiring, often showing that at the heart of our communities is a desire to do good. Here are some of the touching headlines from the past seven days.
Dogs Rescued From Iran
This week, two dogs rescued from Iran by the Animal Rescue Fund of the Hamptons landed on the East End. The effort came as a result of a push by Iran leaders to make it illegal to own dogs, since they've been declared unclean by religious leaders.
Sara Davison, the executive director of ARF Hamptons, said other than the dogs from the Caribbean, this is the organization's first international rescue.
The female dogs, Named "Lampic" and "Narin," are both in good help, though Lampic has no vision in one eye.
They are in quarantine in the Adoption Center’s Medical Wing and will need full medical exams and time to acclimate before they can be adopted, Davison said.
Commack Woman to Meet Giants QB Manning
Lauren Goldman net week will get to sit with two-time Super Bowl MVP Eli Manning, one of 10 winners in Dunkin' Donuts contest for an opportunity to eat breakfast with the New York Giants quarterback.
Goldman was selected as one of thousands who entered Dunkin' Donuts online Facebook page sweepstakes.
Scouts Clean up Playground
Bear Cub Scouts from Pack 589, based out of Bretton Woods Elementary School in Hauppauge, worked with their parents on Oct. 12 and Oct. 13 to repaint a long faded, often unnoticed map of the United States on the fifth grade playground at the school.
Local Kids Raise Money for St. Jude's
A fundraiser set up by two local girls in Westhampton has raised more than $2,000 to support the esteemed St Jude's Children Hospital.