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  • Snapshot: Jim Chillington

    Occupation: I am a roofing contractor, and when I can get away, I like to get out and do some oil painting. I do a lot of landscapes and local scenes. I traded some contracting for art classes at Silvermine a few years ago, but I’m pretty much self-taught. I do a lot of painting with my palette knife.

    Family: I’m married to Elyce. We have two kids. Tori, our daughter, is 14, and James Jr is 13. Both are on the Honor Roll, which is great.

  • Snapshot: Dr Meri Rosco

    Occupation: I’m an evidence-based chiropractor specializing in nutrition, sports medicine, and muscular anomalies. I even treat cellulite. Everything I do, there’s research to back it up. What I do is massage, a lot of muscle lengthening, and tension reducing techniques, rather than adjustments. My office is in the old Victorian house on the corner of The Boulevard. I work part-time at Extreme Fitness Martial Arts in Plaza South, too.

  • Snapshot: Lynda Weber

    Occupation: I am the owner and instructor of Yoga Dimensions in Newtown. I’ve been an instructor for over ten years, and we’ll have been at our South Main Street location for ten years in April 2014.

    Family: I have two boys. Jamie is a sophomore at Salve Regina University in Newport, R.I., and P.J. is an associate editor at a publishing company in New York.

    Pets: No pets, right now.

  • Snapshot: Jen Reilly

    Occupation: I’m a teacher, but right now I’m taking time off to be with my kids. Most recently, I was teaching fifth grade at St Rose School. I’ve taught just about every elementary grade over the years, at various schools.

  • Snapshot: Kate Forgione

    Occupation: Right now I’m on a six-month sabbatical from a great company, O2 Concepts in Newtown, where I was vice president of quality systems. I’ve worked hard my whole life, so now I’m taking a little break to do some other things.

    Family: My husband, Lou, works for Cannondale in Bethel. Our son Paul is going to graduate from Rochester Institute of Technology in the spring. Son #2 is Stephen, and he will graduate from the Culinary Institute of America in January.

  • Snapshot: Vance Provey

    Occupation: I am a freelance musician. I’m a trumpet player, arranger, composer, and educator. I play with various bands in the area, and I’ll be playing at the Iridium Theater on Broadway, December 15. I’ve done local shows for HealingNewtown and the Arts Festival. I worked in the automobile industry for many, many years, and only recently have committed to being a fulltime musician.

  • Snapshot: Richard Frankonis

    Occupation: I’m a pharmacist and do some compounding, and I’m also a board certified clinical nutritionist. I work as a pharmacist as needed, per diem. I have my office behind Starbucks on Church Hill Road, where I do nutritional counseling.

  • Snapshot: Michael Talluto

    Occupation: I have the good fortune of working with lots of great people at PepsiCo in Somers, N.Y. I’m the senior manager of IT.

    Family: I’m blessed to have my wife, Theresa, and two little ones. Madeleine is 8 years old, and Sofia will be 6 years old in January.

    Pets: We just got a “Whoodle,” a soft-coated Wheaton terrier and poodle mix. Her name is Frisbee and she’s just 9 weeks old. She’s a little monkey.

  • Snapshot: Tina Benhardt

    Occupation: I was a special education teacher for 43 years, and retired just this past spring. I worked in Nashua, N.H., for the past 12 years, working with students on the spectrum.

  • Snapshot: Maria McLennan

    Occupation: I do interior design consultation, and am a dealer at Stratford Antiques Center. I have two primary functions, too, with Nora Murphy Country House e-magazine. I do magazine production, and I am developing the e-commerce portion of the website.

    Family: My husband, Doug, and I have been married since January 2013, on New Year’s Day.