By Cheryl Conway
With Thanksgiving behind us and winter holidays ushering in, this time of year is filled with more and more people giving to charities, hosting dinners and reaching out to those struggling or needing some help to get by.
These are the type of stories that New View Media Group welcomes as good news and kindness tend to spread and creates a chain reaction that may encourage others to pitch in by donating some time, money or items that they do not need or use.
New View Media Group, it’s that new view on news that tends to steer away from anything controversial and negative, such as the recent political debates and election. The recent election, as contentious as it was, remains uneasy for many who question the next leadership; and if the other candidate would have won, that same uneasiness would have still been present.
As readers look at the past year, and then forward to what lies ahead, we must not forget the importance of sticking to core values, good ethics and morals, and proper etiquette which can range from being kind to others; having respect for all people; being honest and giving to those who may be struggling.
Throughout the year, the local community has been an outreach in so many ways to help others both near and far. Readers of the “Livingston News” were inundated with so many positive stories. A ‘book lady’ in Essex County delivers free books to nail salons and beauty shops to encourage reading among children; Livingston realtor raises awareness on blood stem research with huge billboard; local resident organizes effort to provide more pickleball courts in town; Livingston Library hosts therapy dogs to build confidence in new readers; children shop cost free at NCJW/Essex Back 2 School Store; Bike Livingston rolls into town to raise awareness about blood diseases and bone marrow drives; local synagogue collects baby items; local YMCA hosts festival to promote diversity; Jewish family Service of MetroWest bring in volunteers to listen to children at Livingston schools; Collins Elementary in Livingston hosts kindness walk to support a healthy garden project.
The list of amazing stories that detail all of the wonderful actions prompted by the local community go on and on. For 2017, let’s continue to share in all of the good that surrounds us, big or small, near or far.
Send your press releases and story ideas to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Happy holidays to all readers and a bright, healthy New Year.