GOOD STUFF: Local Employees Set To Receive Raises

Nearly 800 employees at the Suit-Kote Corporation in Cortland are all getting raises, thanks to the GOP tax cuts. The paving company is also giving out retirement bonuses using the money they're saving from the new plan. The average raise will be about $1,400, and the company also increased its 401K contributions by about $1 million. Full story here:


Madison Palm has always known her therapy dog, Cora, is special. While at the airport, Cora left Madison’s side and went over to a man sitting by himself near their gate. At first, Madison was troubled by Cora’s impulsive move and apologized to the man. But he wasn’t bothered at all- in fact, he appreciated the attention, especially since he had lost his own dog the night before. Read the full story: TODAY

An NFL star is climbing Mount Kilimanjaro- for charity! Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long won the Super Bowl with his team, and he even donated his salary to charity this year. Now he’s climbing Africa's tallest mountain to raise money for a school in Tanzania. Chris organized the seven-day trip for himself and other current and former NFL stars, with the hopes of raising $10,000 for getting the school access to fresh water. Read the full story here: Sports Illustrated

A woman has put her lifelong hobby to great use. Ginger Lewis of Denver, Colorado, has enjoyed crocheting since she was a teenager- and now she’s using her talent to keep those in need warm by making hundreds of hats each year. She estimates that she spends nearly 800 hours each year creating those hats. Last year, she made 350 of them and is up to about 40 already this year. The hats go directly from her lap to a fence outside a community outreach center, where people are free to take them- along with matching fleece scarves- no questions asked. Read the full story here: FOX 31 - Denver

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