In their dedication to educating the pilots of tomorrow, Image Aviation Services only employs flight instructors who have graduated from top-level aviation institutions. Those instructors pass on their winged wisdom on in numerous training packages, including certification programs for aspiring sport and private pilots. Meanwhile, each of the aircraft in Image Aviation's fleet features the industry's latest avionics. The company ensures the utmost safety in its planes, too—they hire only certified mechanics for maintenance and require leashes on all pet rocks making the flight.
A team with more than 75 years of experience teaches fledgling pilots the basics of flying through Oxford Flight Training. They handle a wide range of instruction, from introducing newcomers to the skies with familiarization flights to preparing students to earn their private or commercial pilot licenses. Other services include airplane maintenance, which keeps aircraft in tip-top shape for their dates with the cute helicopters in the other hangar.
The staff members at Sylvan Learning's numerous centers understand that each child learns differently. Therefore, they don’t try to implement a uniform tutoring system; instead, they design custom lesson programs based on the results of a skills assessment using diagnostic tools and one-on-one interviews.
Tutors work with students from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, illuminating topics ranging from basic reading and writing to remembering complex algebraic formulas without having them tattooed on your chest. Many of Sylvan’s instructors work in local schools, so they are intimately familiar with common curricula and understand how to gear lessons toward optimal results.
A lot goes into making a situation safe, and the team at Prepare to Act hopes to prepare individuals for as many of these necessary components as possible. Experts lead medical training courses, including programs specifically tailored to kids that cover topics such as First Aid, CPR, and when to call 911. Their vast expertise also allows them to train adults for the Connecticut state certified EMT exam. Other courses cover self-defense for women and NRA pistol courses that focus on safe firearm ownership and operation.
If necessary, Prepare to Act's experts also travel onsite to ensure the safety of their clients' homes. They inspect dwellings inside and out, evaluating them for risks of fire or burglary. They then make recommendations for boosting each home's level of safety.
The Center for Esthetic Dentistry, LLC provides patients with a comfortable, holistic dental experience, treating the whole person and not just the pearly particulars. Dr. N. Summer Lerch will have a heart-to-heart with your entire mouth, examining the teeth, fillings, muscles, jaw joints, and soft tissue (a $168 value). Four bitewing x-rays fly between teeth to detect decay and call fowl on cavities (a $72 value). Finally, bacteria-battering brushes clean teeth (a $195 value) before a second act scale and polish (when necessary). Leave with all the knowledge you need to maintain a healthy smile, surly scowl, or spaghetti comb. Contact the Center of Esthetic Dentistry, LLC to make an appointment.
Chef Rafael Palomino is a busy man. When he's not writing cookbooks?so far, he's authored five?he's working the stove at one of his many restaurants, dotted across three states.
Wherever he goes, Palomino weaves together flavors learned from growing up in Bogot?, Colombia, and cooking in France and New York City. At Pacifico, he and his staff whip up Nuevo Latino cuisine with a focus on seafood, including a signature seafood paella, steaks drizzled in a saffron-mojito sauce, and tapas.
As impressive as Pacifico's food is, the drink menu isn't the least bit overshadowed. CBS Connecticut named its mojitos?of which there are eight, including varieties made with coconut and passion fruit?some of the Top Rum Cocktails in Connecticut. The remainder of the cocktail menu blends spiced-up takes on classic cocktails and Latin America?invented staples such as caipirinhas, demonstrating a breadth and coherence that snagged the restaurant an honorable mention on Connecticut Magazine's list of the best cocktails of 2013. Pacifico's liquor cabinets also host an extensive wine list, a roster of rum and brandy, and a massive collection of tequila.