• Snapshot: Bill Felmer

    Occupation: I’m the manager at Core Fitness in Newtown. I track appointments, schedule clients, and everything that goes into the business. I’m a personal trainer there, too. As a side project, I’m involved in the Marine Corps “poolie” program. That’s physical training for delayed entry Marine recruits. I’m a Marine veteran, and served from 2006 to 2010. I was deployed to Iraq from August 2007 to March 2008, and again to Afghanistan in 2010, for six months, until I was injured July 4.

  • Snapshot: Christal Preszler

    Occupation: I am the grants coordinator for the Planning Department for the Town of Newtown, and I work on the Fairfield Hills-related projects and oversee fair and affordable housing.

    Family: I have three children. Julie is a senior at Newtown High School, Scott is a freshman at the high school, and Nick is in eighth grade at Newtown Middle School.

  • Snapshot: Kevin Stoyak

    Occupation: I’m a veterinarian technician and office manager at Easton Veterinary.

    Family: My wife is Linnea, and we have a daughter, Stephanie, who is 14 years old.

    Pets: I have two cats, Mr Jynx and Lily. Mr Jynx is a black, longhaired cat, and Lily is a gray short hair. And we have four fish.

    How long have you lived here? I’ve lived in Sandy Hook since April of 1997.

  • Snapshot: Julie Mack

    Occupation: I’m a homemaker. I was in accounting before I had children, but I stopped after my second child.

    Family: I have three children. Daphne is 15 and she’ll be a junior at Newtown High School; Phoebe is 14 and will be a freshman; and Philip is 12 and going into seventh grade at Newtown Middle School. My boyfriend, Michael, is a special person in my life.

  • Snapshot: Penny Mudgett

    Occupation: I’m the assessor for the Town of Newtown. I started this position in January 2014. I’ve been here for 15 years, though. I was deputy assessor, and did data entry, before that.

    Family: I’ve been married to Gary for almost seven years. We have no children. My father, Jim Talarino, lives here in Newtown.

  • Snapshot: Frank LaPak

    Occupation: I started at The Newtown Bee in 1981. I’m retired now, but I still come in once a week to do composition — that’s paste up — for the paper.

    Family: I have five children, all grown up. Dennis lives in Newtown, and so does Tara. Kathleen is in Bethel; Maura is in Brookfield; and Sean is in Waterbury. I have 12 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and one more great-grandchild on the way. They’re all wonderful kids!

  • Snapshot: Jim Manville

    Occupation: I’m an accountant. I work for New Castle Hotels in Shelton. We own, operate, and develop hotels in North America.

    Family: My wife Barbara and I have been married 33 years, come August. We have two sons, both out of college and moved on. Bill is a computer consultant in Virginia, and David is in Boston. He works in the music concert industry.

  • Snapshot: Kathy Gadoci

    Occupation: I work for my husband, Robert, who is a chiropractor in Brookfield. I’m his office manager.

    Family: Robert and I have been married for 26 years. We have a son, Anthony, who is 27, and our daughter, Danielle, is 26. Both went to Newtown High School.

    Pets: We have three cats. Striker is 12. Sherha, we found outside in our yard, five years ago. Midnight, we just got from the local pound.

  • Snapshot: Barbara Wilson

    Occupation: I have recently taken a new job, as a relocation accounting analyst with Cartus, in Danbury. I process payments for transferees in international moves. Before this, I was in banking, working for a credit union. I’m enjoying learning something new.

  • Snapshot: Jen Rogers

    Occupation: I’m a stay-at-home mom, and I’m on the Newtown Cultural Arts Commission, which feels like a job. I’m coordinator for the Sunday Cinema Series at Edmond Town Hall.

    Family: My husband is Ed, and we’ve been married 22 years. We have two boys. Ryan is a 2015 Newtown High School graduate, and will go to Sacred Heart University this fall. Timmy is 16 and will be a junior at Newtown High School in the fall.