After more than 20 years, New Milford woman closes barber shop: ‘It’s like a calling’

Andrew M. Santos

NEW MILFORD — Kym Wilbur has great memories of tagging along with her father and two brothers when she was a little girl, when they got their haircuts at Jimmy’s Barber Shop in town.

“Jimmy Barone (the prior owner) gave out great lollipops,” said Wilbur, now 61, who just closed the business, on 56 Railroad St., after owning it for more than 20 years.

During the time Wilbur owned Jimmy’s, hundreds of customers have come through her door.

“There have been some that came every week. They are professional men and they want to look clean cut all the time,” said Wilbur, a Winchester resident who closed Jimmy’s because she needed to devote time to care for her 91-year-old father, who needs full-time care.

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