In 1987, several years after moving to New York, Marla Hirokawa saw a need for a serious ballet school in south Brooklyn and opened Covenant Dance Studio. When faced with giving her students a performance opportunity, she dismissed the idea of the typical recital and formed Covenant Dance Theatre, her dance company, in 1989. Through the company, she created dances that allowed her students to perform alongside professional dancers. Since that first performance, Hirokawa has choreographed ten original dance dramas and many other shorter works—a couple that have been recognized by the New Choreographer’s On Point Ballet Builders Showcase and Choreography Workshop in NYC.
More than 71,000 low- and middle-income Hawaii residents could be eligible for tax credits to help pay for health insurance when the first major piece of the federal Affordable Care Act takes effect in January, a study released Wednesday shows.
The report by Families USA, a national consumer health advocacy group based in Washington, D.C., said most people eligible for tax credits will be in working families, with incomes between two and four times the federal poverty level, or between $54,180 and $108,360 for a family of four based on 2013 poverty guidelines.
Common reactions to a permanent form of disability, whether the person experiencing it is you or a loved one, can include fear, anger, shock, and grief. The extent to which a person feels these emotions depends mostly on how much the disability will affect their life.
VMC has a new member of the counseling staff. We know she is a bit "young" being only a year old, but she has been undergoing training to first become a Canine Good Citizen and then to become a certified Therapy Dog. Mind you, she's a bit small (8 pounds), and a bit hairy (but at least it is trimmed!) and she's presently doing her volunteer work at VMC.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Proposes Home Mortgage Rules - The CFPB has proposed new rules that would require residential mortgage service's to disclose important information more fully and clearly and make it easier for distressed homeowners to get help.