Chicago Maino Family Christmas News Letter


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The Chicago Maino's wish you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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Chicago Maino Family Christmas News Letter

  1. 1. Maino Family Christmas News Letter 2013 2013. What a year! First I want to honor years past by remembering those that mean the most to us in the Maino Family including my in-laws and my parents. They are always with us. Carmen & Gregorio Agosto Carmen today Lain Maino (with da twins) Lain & Dominic Maino On October 18th, 1980 I married Sylvia Agosto, RN. It was (The smartest thing I ever did!) Sylvia continues her outstanding work as a bedside nurse at the new Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago. She sings alto in our church choir and is the head of St. Bartholomew Art & Environment Committee (she makes the church look awesome!). At the right Sylvia is with Fr. Tom Lamping and Sr. Mary Kevin Ryan at the Heart of St. Barts Dinner & Silent Auction (Sylvia helped at putting this together). On the left is Sylvia with (from top to bottom) Honey (da cat), Sylvia, Vincenzo (grandson #2) and Cali (the Pit Bull). All are resting after a hard morning playing and keeping grandma busy! Grandson #1 (AKA Dominic IV) also keeps grandma busy. He is now 7 years old and is in 2nd grade. At the recent school Christmas Concert he was preparing to following in his grandfather’s footsteps as a tenor! Edie and Dominic III are busy with work and school as well. (photo below) Christina Marie (da daughter) has moved out of the old homestead, but has left behind a fair amount of ‘stuff’ including 2 of the animals featured in this newsletter. She has also left Neumann Family services and now works at Nobel Schools UIC College Prep. Her work involves using her Psych degree from DePaul while helping children with learning and behavioral dysfunctions improve their quality of life and academic performance. She plans on getting a Master’s degree sometime soon. (Photos: Christmas Past…and at Heart of St Barts) Family services and now works at Nobel Schools UIC
  2. 2. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year from the Chicago Mainos! This has been a busy year for me as well. I’ve lectured for Pacific University on Vancouver Island (Canada) (left above picture), at the Pediatric Cortical Visual Impairment Society (PCVI) meeting Children’s Hospital of Omaha (middle) and for the College of Optometrists in Vision Development (right) in Florida. I was also interviewed during the American Optometric Association meeting in Seattle (left). As Chair of the Poster Committee, I have an opportunity to pick the very best research and clinical case series/reports for presentation at the AOA meeting I’m now into my 2nd year at Lyons Family Eye Care seeing patients and helping kids and adults with vision therapy. I also get to do cool things like the Visagraph (computerized assessment of eye movements while reading) and the TOVA (Test of Variables Attention-a computerized test for ADHD). This is truly a state of the art, high tech/high touch office. If you are in Chicago you should drop by. (Left) Singing with the Northwestern University Summer Time Choir, (middle) demonstrating my mask making skills at the Inside Out Art Studio, (right) still experimenting with aging and blending my own whiskey. (Below) Showing off my photography at the Artists of Casa Italia Art Exhibition. (It looks like I finally got that halo!) My book was awarded 1st Prize by the British Medical Association My Potage Park neighborhood is growing by leaps and bounds and I’m an active promoter of that growth. The not for profit Filament Theatre Ensemble is making its home in my hood and I now serve on its Board of Directors. I’m also on the medical advisory board of Easter Seals and a founding board member of the PCVI Society. Page | 2