The history of R.B. Queern & Co. follows a line of handymen that stretches back to the company’s founder, Edward Brooks, who started delivering oil to homes by horse-drawn wagon in the early 20th century. Edward handed the business down to his son and then his grandson, who currently operates the 24-hour heating-system repair and maintenance business. Home heating has come a long way since Edward’s day: the company now offers a wide array of services for air conditioners, water heaters, and radiators, all performed by licensed and certified technicians.
As an aerial photographer, it makes sense for Jeff Codman to pilot a 2013 Robinson R-44. The viper-red aircraft affords him unlimited freedom of movement, nearly 360-degree visibility, and the ability to hover and swoop like a hummingbird as he dips 100 feet above the earth to snap shots of sailboats, unusual toupees, and ocean-side mansions.
Now, with Bird's Eye View Helicopters? tours, Mr. Codman grants guests the same breathtaking aerial views in the helicopter that he?s enjoyed for more than 25 years. The Fall Foliage tour transports guests over a patchwork quilt of red and orange foliage, and the Island Tour traces a route above Ocean Drive and historic lighthouses. Mr. Codman even lets amateur pilots take the reins during a 25-minute introductory flight.
Burns Heating and Cooling dispatches fully licensed and insured technicians and an arsenal of tools to heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems throughout the Hartford area. Staffers prepare ACs for summertime with tune-ups and fresh Freon. Technicians also keep homes comfortable in wintertime after troubleshooting tricky furnaces. In addition to maintenance and repair, Burns replaces old heaters and ACs with efficient Energy Star appliances.
As one of planet Earth's largest historic naval-ship exhibits, Battleship Cove immerses visitors in an authentic World War II experience. Both sides of the battle are represented via legendary warships, an aircraft, and a submarine, offering forth their mysterious interiors to history mavens and the combat-curious alike. Battleship Cove also houses one of the largest veterans' oral-history archives in New England, proffering reminiscences of war heroes, including Dom DiMaggio (brother of Yankee legend Joe DiMaggio) and John McCain. The gift shop makes newly acquired lessons last with memorable tokens such as personalized dog tags ($7) and teakwood desk accessories made from the original decking of the U.S.S. Massachusetts ($19.95), not to mention the ghosts of a thousand metaphor-spewing albatrosses.