Storytelling

Life has been celebrated around stories for all of time. Stories are what brought communities together around a fire to learn about one another and the world that they knew, and had yet to experience. Stories are how we understand. For these reasons, and many more, we decided that it would be an exciting experience to tell our own stories in a blog format. Utilizing an interview structured post, on Sundays (#StorytellingSunday) we will meet another one of our neighbors – who they are, how they got here, and the driving stories of their own lives.

Help us celebrate all of the wonderfully talented and caring people that call New Wilmington home!

Sunday Storytelling: Meet Jen Hough

Name & Occupation: Jen Hough, Assistant Director of the Career Center at Westminster College. Describe New Wilmington in three words. home. family. community. Who are the last three people you called/texted? What’s their significance in your life? My Mom. I call her every morning by 8:15 a.m. or she sends out a search party! We talk at least three times a day 🙂 My…

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Sunday Storytelling: Meet Kim Romig

Name: Kim Romig Describe New Wilmington in three words. Peaceful, Connected, Amazing Who are the last three people you called/texted? What’s their significance in your life? I texted my very supportive husband and best friend, Ken. I texted my amazing daughter, Nicole. She is the positive energy that sweeps in the room…even through text messaging! It’s a good thing we have unlimited…

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Storytelling: Meet Nathan Hunter

Name, Occupation: Nathan Hunter, 7th Grade Teacher Describe New Wilmington in three words. Little, big world. Who are the last three people you called/texted? What’s their significance in your life? My wife, Nicole, who is incredibly talented, passionate, a fun friend and cool roommate; my mother, I’m still unsure how she managed to make it through family dinners when I was a pleasant…

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Storytelling: Meet Sally Huey

Name, Email, Occupation: Sally Huey, newly retired from Westminster College! Who are the last three people you called/texted? What’s their significance in your life? Daughter Bethany in Germany, daughter Rachel in Stow, OH, and friend Jill, moving from HHI, South Carolina to Pittsburgh. What was a lesson you learned this week? I was reminded of the fragility of life and the need to prop each other up….

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Storytelling: Meet Ashley Johnston

Name, Occupation: Ashley Johston, stay at home mom, Bookkeeper & Director of Awesomeness at Apple Castle Describe New Wilmington in three words: Beautiful, Friendly, Quaint Who are the last three people you called/texted? What’s their significance in your life? My husband Steve; he’s silly & hardworking and we make a great team whether it’s navigating a road trip or running a business together. The Musser…

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Storytelling: Meet Stephanie Nau

Name, Email, Occupation: Stephanie Nau, Antique Dealer, Estate Liquidator, Online Advertiser, Full Time Mom Who are the last three people you called/texted? What’s their significance in your life? My husband Jeremy whom I met in high school. He is the exact opposite of me and we fit like a glove. I couldn’t imagine my life without him. My boss Donna whom I have…

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Storytelling: Meet Connie McGinnis

Name, Occupation: Connie McGinnis, Director of Celebrity Series Who are the last three people you called/texted? What’s their significance in your life?: The last three people I called or texted are my husband, my daughter and an account executive at the Vindicator. My first text of every day is from my husband, Bob, the love of my life, my best friend, my…

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Storytelling: Meet Jill Wilson

Name & Occupation: Jill Wilson, retired teacher Who are the last three people you called/texted? What’s their significance in your life? Julie is my daughter and the mother of two out of five of my grandchildren. Jean is my younger and only sister. She and I share a beginning. She has known me the longest! Leanne is my daughter in law. Also…

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Storytelling: Meet Pete and Erin Smith

Name: Pete & Erin Smith Address: 144 E. Vine St. (Last summer the New Wilmington Farmers’ Market became our newest neighbor!) We have two daughters: Rachael (7) and Ivy (almost 5). We also share our home with a goldfish named Rosalina George Washington. Years lived in New Wilmington: We moved to New Wilmington in 2008 after living in Neshannock for 5 years. We…

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Storytelling: Meet Todd Cole

Name: Todd Cole Years lived in New Wilmington: I’ve lived in this town for 30 years. I lived in college housing with my college roommate on Maple Street for a few years. Then, I moved into the Vine Street School Apartments. I loved living in what was once the library of the elementary school. It was a huge apartment. Eventually,…

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