Family Services

first_imgPlease refer to the installation-specific chapters of this guide for more information and services. Or, visit The Hawaii Department of Education online at www.hawaiipublicschools.org.School Liaison Contact NumbersAir Force 808-422-3770/3771Army 808-655-8326Coast Guard 808-842-2089Marine Corps 808-257-2019Navy 808-471-3662National Guard 808-844-6462Army Reserves 808-438-1600, ext. 3549last_img

The Most Beautiful Thing in the World! Kinky Boots Celebrates 2,000 Performances

first_img With its ultra-catchy score, fabulous dance numbers and incredible performances, Broadway’s Kinky Boots is always a party. And the Saturday matinee on January 20 was super special as the Tony-winning Best Musical marked its 2,000th Broadway performance. We can’t even begin to imagine how many shoes and sequins the superb production has gone through since it opened at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on April 4, 2013. A whole lot of amazing Lolas and Charlies have rocked the crimson kicks. J. Harrison Ghee and Scissors Sisters’ Jake Shears snapped a fun shot at the end of the Saturday matinee with the audience. Here’s to many more performances full of saying yeah, raising it up and encouraging audiences to strut their stuff! Check out the photo, and then catch Kinky Boots for yourself! View Comments J. Harrison Ghee & Jake Shears(Photo: Emilio Madrid-Kuser) Kinky Bootscenter_img Related Shows Show Closed This production ended its run on April 7, 2019last_img read more

Weinberger announces Burlington’s audited annual financial statements complete and available

first_imgBurlington Mayor Miro Weinberger today announced that the audited annual financial statements (audit report) for fiscal year 2012 (FY12) are complete and available for public review on the City’ s website.  The release of the audit report comes nearly two months earlier than the release of the FY11 audit report and the report, for the first time since 2006, will be included in the City’ s annual report book that will be available at the polls and at City Hall on Town Meeting Day, March 5, 2013. ‘ Receiving the complete audited statements earlier than in the past was one of the goals I identified as part of my Administration’ s effort to get the City’ s financial house in order,’ stated Weinberger.  ‘ While there are more improvements underway in FY13, being able to issue the audit report in time for publication in the annual report is real progress.’  The audited financial statements are available on the City’ s website at the following link:http://www.burlingtonvt.gov/uploadedFiles/BurlingtonVT.gov/Departments/C…(link is external).  The City’ s audit partner, Scott McIntire of Melanson Heath & Company, PC, will be presenting the financial statements at a City Council work session on Monday, February 11, 2013, at 6pm in Conference Room 12 in City Hall. Interim Chief Administrative Officer Paul Sisson commented:  ‘ As a CPA, I understand the importance of timely financial reporting.  I’ m quite pleased that the audit is now complete, and our focus can turn toward managing the City through the remainder of fiscal 2013.  I’ d like to express my appreciation to our audit firm for its assistance in meeting this goal, as well as acknowledge the efforts of all of the City employees who play a role in the audit.’  City of Burlington 2.8.2013last_img read more

Goddard College hires Robert Kenny as interim president

first_imgGoddard College,Related Company: Goddard CollegeRobert Kenny has been appointed interim president of Goddard College. The Goddard Board of Trustees voted unanimously to approve the hiring of Kenny, according to Board Chair Avram Patt. Kenny officially begins work April 30.Kenny, a native of Vermont, returns to Goddard after serving as vice president of finance and administration at Georgian Court University in Lakewood, NJ. He had overseen finance and administration as well as academic affairs while at Goddard from 2008 to 2011. Prior to that he served in administrative roles and as a professor of business at St Michael’s College in Colchester.“We are gratified and excited that Bob accepted our offer to serve the college again,’’ Patt said. “Bob understands Goddard’s unique history and strengths and we look forward to his leadership.”Kenny graduated from the University of Vermont in 1972 and earned his Master’s in Business Administration from UVM in 1981.“I am honored and excited to accept the presidency of Goddard,’’ Kenny said. “Goddard is a wonderful institution with much to offer. At this time, like many institutions of higher education, Goddard is faced with challenges and opportunities that will call on its strengths, along with the work of all members of the college community, to assure that Goddard moves forward on a sustainable path.”About Goddard CollegeInitially founded in 1863 as the Goddard Seminary in Barre, VT, Goddard College moved to its current Plainfield campus and was chartered in 1938 by founding President Royce “Tim” Pitkin. In 1963, Goddard became the first U.S. college to offer low-residency adult degree programs. Now offering accredited MA, MFA, BA and BFA degree programs from the main campus in Plainfield, Vermont and sites in Seattle and Port Townsend, Washington, Goddard’s low-residency education model offers the best of on-campus and distance education, with experienced faculty advisors, rigorous on-campus residencies, and the freedom to study from anywhere. More at http://www.goddard.edu(link is external)last_img read more

People’s United to acquire BSB Bancorp

first_imgPeople’s United Bank,Vermont Business Magazine Connecticut-based People’s United Financial, Inc (NASDAQ: PBCT), the holding company for People’s United Bank(link is external), NA, with branches across Vermont, announced today an agreement to acquire BSB Bancorp, Inc (NASDAQ: BLMT), the holding company for Belmont Savings Bank(link is external), a state-chartered savings bank headquartered in Belmont, Massachusetts, in a 100 percent stock transaction valued at approximately $327 million. Completion of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including receipt of regulatory approvals and the approval of BSB Bancorp, Inc. stockholders. “We are pleased to welcome Belmont Savings Bank to People’s United,” said Jack Barnes, Chairman & CEO, People’s United Financial. “Together, we share a similar culture, a customer-centric approach to banking and guiding principles centered on relationships, personalized service and community giving. The acquisition will deepen and expand our presence in the Greater Boston area, particularly in the suburbs west of the city, which are attractive banking markets. As such, our Boston MSA deposit market share rank will increase from #13 to #8 on a pro-forma basis.”Established in 1885, Belmont is a community-focused bank providing a range of retail and commercial products and services. With $3 billion in assets, Belmont is a 2018 Fortune 100 “Fastest Growing Company,” and has six branches in the Greater Boston area, including three inside Star Markets.  The bank has delivered significant organic loan growth since its mutual conversion in 2011 and produced excellent asset quality metrics. Since that time, Belmont has grown its diversified loan portfolio at a compound annual rate of 27% by focusing on commercial relationships, while maintaining its residential lending heritage.”People’s United Bank and Belmont share a rich history in the Northeast, and many synergies that will create significant value for both customers and stockholders,” said Bob Mahoney, President & CEO, BSB Bancorp, Inc. “Our customers will benefit from People’s United’s broader array of products and services, enhanced digital capabilities and expansive branch network. In addition, People’s United’s success with in-store locations will allow for the seamless integration of our Star Market branches.”People’s United expects the transaction to be approximately $0.03 accretive to earnings per common share based on fully phased-in cost savings, with a tangible book value earn-back of 3.1 years and an IRR of over 20%. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been approved by both companies’ boards of directors, BSB Bancorp, Inc. stockholders will receive 2.0 shares of People’s United Financial stock for each BSB Bancorp, Inc. share. The transaction is valued at $32.42 per BSB Bancorp, Inc. share, based on the closing price of People’s United’s common stock on November 26, 2018. The transaction is expected to close by the second quarter of 2019.”The acquisition of Belmont complements our strong organic growth in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, particularly in the Greater Boston area,” said Patrick Sullivan, EVP, Massachusetts Market President, People’s United Bank. “We see significant opportunity for further growth in the region, with an eye toward delivering an expanded, tailored service model. The transaction enhances our already robust team of commercial and retail bankers and builds upon the momentum we are generating with the opening of our Seaport branch location early next year, and the recent addition of three new specialized business lines to our Boston-based Commercial team.”A conference call to discuss the acquisition is not scheduled. However, a presentation with additional information on the acquisition can be accessed by visiting www.peoples.com(link is external) under the “Investor Relations” tab, by clicking “News & Events,” and then “Investor Presentations.”Keefe, Bruyette & Woods, Inc. served as financial advisor to People’s United and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP served as legal counsel to People’s United.J.P. Morgan Securities LLC served as financial advisor to BSB Bancorp, Inc. and Luse Gorman, PC served as legal counsel to BSB Bancorp, Inc.About People’s United Bank, N.A.People’s United Bank(link is external), N.A. is a subsidiary of People’s United Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: PBCT), a diversified financial services company with $47 billion in assets. People’s United Bank, founded in 1842, is a premier, community-based, regional bank in the Northeast offering commercial and retail banking, as well as wealth management services through a network of over 400 retail locations in Connecticut, New York, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire and Maine.About Belmont Savings BankBelmont Savings Bank(link is external) is a $3 billion, Massachusetts savings bank dedicated to quality, convenience, and personalized service. The bank builds on a proud history of financial strength and a tradition of active involvement in the community. Belmont Savings Bank provides a full range of banking services for professional commercial real estate investors, developers and managers as well as individuals and local small business owners through two full-service offices in Belmont, one full-service office in Watertown, and three Star Market branches in Waltham, Newton and Cambridge.SOURCE BRIDGEPORT, Conn., Nov. 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — People’s United Financial, Inc. www.peoples.com(link is external)last_img read more

Board member expresses concern with tweaks to Shawnee Mission graduation ceremonies

first_imgThis year’s graduation ceremonies will feature changes at some schools.With the consensus of a group made up of the district’s high school principals, the Shawnee Mission graduation ceremonies taking place this week will have a slightly different flavor for some schools — though not ever member of the board of education likes the changes.SM North representative Sara Goodburn said she was concerned about changing a tradition that spans decades.[pullquote]Shawnee Mission’s 2018 Graduations• SM East Graduation Ceremony at 7 p.m. on May 15 at SM North• SM South Graduation, 8 p.m. on May 15 at SM South • Horizons Graduation, 6:30 p.m. on May 16 at Horizons High School• SM North Graduation, 7 p.m. on May 16 at SM North• SM West Graduation, 7 p.m. on May 17 at SM South• SM Northwest Graduation, 7 p.m. on May 17 at SM North.[/pullquote]The group was asked to take a look at how graduation ceremonies were conducted at each school and determine whether there were certain processes that should be uniform across the five traditional high schools as well as Horizons.Their recommendations were that:Building principals be the ones to hand each graduate his or her diploma. This is a change at some of the high schools, where the board of education member representing the area has handed out diplomas in the past.The board member elected to represent each traditional high school’s feeder area will be the one to read the statement certifying that all of the requirements for graduation have been met.The elementary and middle school principals for the high school feeder area will be invited to attend the graduation ceremony.At last week’s meeting, board of education president Brad Stratton said the move to convene the group of high school principals to discuss uniformity of graduation procedure came in response to inquiries from district families. He noted that multiple inquiries had come from SM East families who wondered whether outgoing principal John McKinney would be able to hand out their graduates’ diplomas.SM North area representative Sara Goodburn expressed concerns with the changes, noting that the tradition of having a member of the board hand out diplomas to SM North graduates stretched back nearly a century.“From time [immemorial] the board of education have been the ones to hand out the graduation certificates,” Goodburn said. “I mean, North is about ready to celebrate 100 years. In 2022 it will be 100 year. And I think it’s been just about all that time that board of education members have been the ones giving those diplomas out.”But SM Northwest representative Patty Mach countered that she thought it was important to give principals a moment to connect with students on stage.“I think it’s time, I know, standing up there for 10 years now, the students, for the most part, have no idea who I am,” Mach said. “I think it’s about the students. It’s not about the board of education. I think it would be a lot easier for the students to have a familiar face handing them their diplomas.”last_img read more

6 ways to freshen up your finances

first_imgThis spring, clean up your credit score and pay off that holiday debt once and for all.by. Holly PerezSpring has arrived, and so has the inevitable seasonal cleaning duties. In addition to packing away the winter clothes, washing windows and cleaning out the fridge, spring is the perfect time to evaluate your financial situation and tidy up your budget, bank accounts, debts and investments. Here are six ways to spruce up your finances:1. Refresh your budget. If you’ve been promoted, transitioned from two incomes to one or are starting a family, this is the perfect time to revisit your household budget. Consider using online personal finance tools to help you set a budget and keep track of your accounts. You’ll see where your money is going and can adjust spending where needed to help you attain your financial goals.2. Pay off holiday debt once and for all. Clear up your credit lines, and pay off the purchases you made over the holiday season. Put yourself on a stricter debt payoff plan specifically to pay off the debt you accumulated over the holidays. Cleaning up this debt quickly will put you in a much better financial position for the rest of the year. It’s easy to fall back in to debt, so put a plan in place while you’re at it to maintain a zero balance.3. De-clutter your countertops and go paperless. A good way to cut down on clutter is to opt for electronic bill payments. It decreases the amount of print mail and can even help prevent identity theft. Secure your online bill payment with strong passwords that you change on a regular basis. Signing up for a vendor’s online automatic pay system (helpful for fixed-payment bills such as cable and Internet) allows you to set up payments as “recurring” so the bills are automatically paid. This can help you avoid forgetting to pay a bill, and it keeps countertops paper-free. continue reading » 1SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblrlast_img read more

Helix Capital Purchases 80KSF Industrial, Medical Buildings

first_imgTwo large Phoenix medical office and industrial buildings totaling more than 80,000 SF have been purchased by the Next Gen Division of Helix Capital, an Arizona-based commercial real estate brokerage, management, investment services and development company.Next Gen PV Medical, LLC purchased a 5.58-acre multi-tenant medical office plaza atNext Gen Industrial16620 N. 40th Street, Phoenix for $4M. The property features nine individual buildings, totaling 55,874 SF. Next Gen will complete significant renovations to the medical complex, and rebrand it as Paradise Valley Medical Center in early 2014. The plaza will be managed by Helix Asset Management.Next Gen Industrial, LLC purchased a 2.29-acre industrial/flex building, located at the I-17 and Deer Valley at 2507 W. Villa Rita, Phoenix for $2.01M. The 24,433 SF building is currently 100 percent occupied and will be managed by Helix Asset Management.“Helix specializes in repositioning real estate assets to successful viability. Both of these properties have tremendous potential, and we plan to bring that potential to fruition quickly,” said Ryan Spiekerman, principal and founder of Helix Capital. “We are especially interested in the long-term value of medical real estate, and we continue to seek additional acquisition opportunities before year end.”last_img read more

A glitch in ‘gatekeeper cells’ slowly suffocates the brain

first_imgShare Share on Facebook LinkedIn Email Pinterestcenter_img Share on Twitter Abnormality with special cells that wrap around blood vessels in the brain leads to neuron deterioration, possibly affecting the development of Alzheimer’s disease, a USC-led study reveals.“Gatekeeper cells” called pericytes surround blood vessels. They contract and dilate to control blood flow to active parts of the brain.“Pericyte degeneration may be ground zero for neurodegenerative disorders like Alzheimer’s disease, ALS and possibly others,” said Berislav Zlokovic, senior author of the study and director of the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. “A glitch with gatekeeper cells that surround capillaries may restrict blood and oxygen supply to active areas of the brain, gradually causing neuron loss that might have important implications for Alzheimer’s disease.” Published on Jan. 30 in Nature Neuroscience, this was the first study to use a pericyte-deficient mouse model to test how blood flow is regulated in the brain. The goal was to identify whether pericytes could be an important new therapeutic target for treating neuron deterioration.“Vascular problems increase the risk of cognitive impairment in many types of dementia, including Alzheimer’s disease,” said Kassandra Kisler, co-first author and a research associate at the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. “Pericytes play an important part in keeping your brain healthy.”A closer look at the mouse modelsPericyte dysfunction suffocates the brain, leading to metabolic stress, accelerated neuronal damage and neuron loss, said Zlokovic, holder of the Mary Hayley and Selim Zilkha Chair in Alzheimer’s Disease Research.To test the theory, researchers stimulated the hind limb of young mice deficient in gatekeeper cells and monitored the global and individual responses of brain capillaries, the smallest blood vessels in the brain. The global cerebral blood flow response to an electric stimulus was reduced by about 30 percent compared to normal mice, denoting a weakened system.Relative to the control group, the capillaries of pericyte-deficient mice took 6.5 seconds longer to dilate. Slower capillary widening and a slower flow of red blood cells carrying oxygen through capillaries means it takes longer for the brain to get its fuel.As the mice turned 6 to 8 months old, global cerebral blood flow responses to stimuli progressively worsened. Blood flow responses for the experimental group were 58 percent lower than that of their age-matched peers. In short, with age, the brain’s malfunctioning vascular system exponentially worsens.“We now understand the function of blood vessel gatekeeper cells is to ensure adequate oxygen and energy supply to brain cells,” said Amy Nelson, co-first author and a postdoctoral scholar at the Zilkha Neurogenetic Institute at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. “Prior to our study, scientists knew patients with Alzheimer’s disease, ALS and other neurodegenerative disorders experience changes to the blood flow and oxygen being supplied to the brain and that pericytes die. Our study adds a new piece of information: Loss of these gatekeeper cells leads to impaired blood flow and insufficient oxygen delivery to the brain. The big mystery now is: What kills pericytes in Alzheimer’s disease?”last_img read more

Heinrich Calls For Bernalillo County Sheriff To Resign

first_imgU.S. Sen. Martin HeinrichU.S. SENATE News:WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) issued the following statement calling for the resignation of Bernalillo County Sheriff Manuel Gonzales, III.“Sheriff Gonzales wasn’t representing Bernalillo County when he opposed body cameras. He wasn’t representing Bernalillo County when he opposed efforts for common sense gun violence reforms. And he isn’t with us now.“Instead of collaborating with the Albuquerque Police Department, the Sheriff is inviting the President’s stormtroopers into Albuquerque. If we can learn anything from Portland, it’s that we don’t need this kind of ‘help’ from the White House. The President is currently using federal law enforcement agents like a domestic paramilitary force. That’s precisely how fascism begins and none of us should ever encourage or accept it.“I believe that it is time for Sheriff Gonzales to step aside and make room for someone who will make maintaining the peace and promoting the safety and protection of Bernalillo County residents our law enforcement’s top priority.”last_img read more