Retire Finds New Purpose In Knitting Machine
Posted on : 02-09-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
A Canadian community is drawing together around a local resident. Bob Rutherford is 88, and that means he has plenty of time to think of ways to help out his community. This life-long tinkerer invented a unique knitting machine that he uses to create socks for homeless shelters.   In 2010, Rutherford lost his wife of many years. He felt hopeless and alone and didn’t know what to do with himself. His son suggested he help himself by helping others. That was all the motivation Rutherford needed to start contributing…
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Deaf Sailor Honored for Water Rescue
Posted on : 02-08-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
It’s a classic story of morality. A racer is at the head of the pack when he notices an injured person lying on the side of the road. Does he selflessly give up his chance at winning to help out or keep going to the finish line? For sailor Gavin Reid, there was never a question.   Reid was competing in a Round the World Yacht Race in 2016 when his yacht received a distress call from another ship. He didn’t hesitate to leave the race path and head towards…
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Anthony ‘Tony’ Petrello: Combining Preparedness And Good Fortune Leads To Spectacular Success
Posted on : 02-07-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
People who have known Nabors Industries chairman, president and CEO Anthony 'Tony' Petrello remember him as a brash, bright student with uncanny math skills Raised in a working class neighborhood in Newark, New Jersey, he earned a scholarship to Yale where he earned both a bachelor's and a masters degree in mathematics under the tutelage of the internationally famous mathematician Professor Serge Lang. After completing his degrees, Petrello surprised most that knew him and enrolled at Harvard Law School where he earned a juris doctor. That decision would change his…
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A City’s Compassion For A New Father Without a Job
Posted on : 02-07-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
It is hard to imagine that someone would welcome a newborn child and be fired from his job in the same day. According to a story ran by the Huffington Post, that is exactly what happened to Lamar Austin of Concord, NH.   His wife, Lindsay, went into labor and had to be rushed to the hospital on the last day of this year. Understandably, Austin wanted to be with his wife during the birth of their son. He requested two days off from his job as a part-time security…
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Fashion Icon and Equestrian Honored For Animal Welfare
Posted on : 02-06-2017 By : Samantha Pointer
According to a posting on the American Humane Society website, the organization held its annual To The Rescue! New York gala. This year, it was celebrated on November 18th at Cipriani, says the article. Each year, this gala is presented to honor the rescue efforts of the society. For decades, the Humane Society has worked around the world to protect animals against abuse, neglect, and natural disasters, says the article.   The honorees for the 2016 event were renowned philanthropist Georgina Bloomberg, and Hugo Boss, a premier house of fashion.…
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