At 2 1/2 years old, Shaina Schwartz and her Mom went to see the Nutcracker. Even though this was the first time she had ever seen any kind of a dance performance, as soon as it was over she excitedly said, "Mommy, that's what I want to do!"
Her long road toward becoming a dancer and then an owner and founder of a dance company had its share of ups and downs. Shaina started taking ballet lessons at a professional studio in New Hampshire at 5 years old and in her younger years, the regimen and regularity of the training was a good fit for her serious nature.
Sebastian Martinez, kid CEO of "Are You Kidding Socks", is stepping up to contribute unique DIY ideas to keep people healthy and safe during this pandemic.
In this mini DIY episode, watch how Sebastian combines a common household item from his pantry and one of his socks to create a heat or ice pack to soothe those sore muscles from all the extra exercising we are doing at home. Ahhh, what a relief!
The flickering neon sign reflects eerily off the aging, chrome exterior; a long smooth marble counter with spinning stools draws your gaze left and right as you enter; the checkered linoleum floor seeps under the rows of back-to-back leather booths enveloped by the rain streaked wrap-around windows. You may think you've entered a typical American roadside eatery, but your experience here will be anything but ordinary.
You have just stepped into the Bendix Diner, a staple in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey since the 1940's. It's no surprise that The Bendix can serve up a sizzling Burger with deep fried onion rings and a frothy chocolate shake. What is unique about this meal is the waiter who delivers it to your table – his name is John Diakakis, and he is blind.
Newtown Kindness' mission is to promote kindness as a guiding principle of humanity. The organization aims to facilitate acts of kindness within communities as well as raise awareness of kindness through education, sharing and recognition. One way they do that is with their lemonade kits that go out across the country. They give kids all the making of a lemonade stand, not so they can sell lemonade, but so they can give it away and promote more kindness in the world.
Only Good TV presents its brand new original series, Only Good Heroes, where you'll meet some remarkable individuals and organizations who are making a huge difference in communities across the country, sparking action that pulls people together to battle the impact from this COVID-19 pandemic.
You may recognize the actor Gary Sinise from his role in Forrest Gump: Lieutenant Dan, who fought alongside Forrest in Vietnam—and later reunited with him as a disabled veteran. It was his experience in the role of Lt. Dan that inspired Gary to get involved with helping military veterans who became disabled as a result of their service.
That was back in the 1990s; since then, Gary has committed even more time to supporting current and former military service people. He's gone on several tours with the USO, meeting with and performing for active troops.