Susan Dwyer retired from a career in computers to become “mother” to hundreds of baby squirrels, skunks, raccoons, and bunnies. She is a wildlife rehabilitator who specializes in “babies.”
Avon resident Terry Walters started giving tours at health food stores and teaching cooking classes in her home. She’s written and self-published a cookbook that features recipes that are nourishing and seasonal with an emphasis on eating local.
Chef Tim Cipriano is overhauling school lunches in the city of New Haven, blazing a trail for a healthier lunch in school systems across the state. He’s added salad bars to all of his schools and introduced new, healthier menu items like fish tacos. He’s even got kids craving beets!
This company was one of the first of its kind in the country…they take in gutted kitchens, office furniture, cabinetry and other things for charitable contributions…and sell it in warehouses at an enormous discount. And now they are partnering with high-end kitchen design companies with the concept of a “kitchen trade-in”.
After 22 years of development, Pratt & Whitney has made a major breakthrough on a greener airplane engine. The engine promotes fuel efficiency, cuts down on emissions, and delivers a 50-percent reduction in noise. The breakthrough has received numerous aviation accolades, as well as Popular Mechanics’ Magazine Innovator award in 2010.