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  1. April (Snow) Showers Bring May Flowers: Tips for Fairfield County Gardeners

    April (Snow) Showers Bring May Flowers: Tips for Fairfield County Gardeners

    Don't let the snow on the ground discourage you. Rest assured, the calendar really does say April and it is time to start thinking about gardens. Longtime Norwalk resident and avid gardener Laura White is certainly thinking about her own flower garden. "The snow has delayed starting to clear my garden of old perennial stalks from the fall, but I should begin the maintenance in the ...

  2. Wilton’s Cadenza Innovation CEO, Founder Making A Difference

    Wilton’s Cadenza Innovation CEO, Founder Making A Difference

    Many a historical novel set in the 19th century starts this way: A beloved daughter is perceived precocious and spoiled by society because her avant-garde parents encourage her love of learning and expose her to the top intellectual minds of the time. Ultimately, our brave heroine has to make a choice of whether to pursue her scientific dreams or settle for more traditional feminine ...

  3. Chocolate Is America's Favorite Easter Gift: What's Yours?

    Chocolate Is America's Favorite Easter Gift: What's Yours?

    If you think painting Easter eggs is the most popular Easter tradition in the United States, you're wrong. According to New York City-based Statista's Easter Survey 2018, giving baskets of candy beats out egg painting with 60 percent of Americans naming it their number one favorite custom.Painting eggs came in third at 55 percent, with egg hunts coming in second with 57 percent picking ...

  4. Norwalk: Turn Eh Into Yeah! By Updating Your Front Door Color

    Norwalk: Turn Eh Into Yeah! By Updating Your Front Door Color

    Spring is here, we swear! If you’re starting to think of sprucing up your home and property, there’s one relatively simple thing you can do for instant curb appeal: paint your front door.If you’re looking to put your house on the market, the front door is a prospective buyer's introduction to a house. Nancy Manby, a realtor with William Raveis in Norwalk, likens it to opening a ...

  5. Fairfield County Woman Earns Top Prize With The Headache Hat

    Fairfield County Woman Earns Top Prize With The Headache Hat

    The winners have been announced.Easton resident Sherri Pulie has won the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval and the Home Shopping Network’s Customer Choice Award for her Headache Hat, first written about here. The $39.95 Headache Hat, a wearable ice pack for migraine and tension aches and pains, is adjustable, mess-free, and easy-to-wear – and not just for heads. Pulie began her winning ...

  6. Alexa, What's My Local News? Get Daily Voice On Your Flash Briefing

    Alexa, What's My Local News? Get Daily Voice On Your Flash Briefing

    Hey Daily Voice readers!There's no reason local news should be left out of your Alexa Flash Briefing, and it doesn't have to be if you download the Daily Voice Flash Briefing from Amazon by clicking here.We need your help to test our new Alexa app and want your feedback. Available since early February, we now invite all our Alexa-enabled readers to give it a try. Let us know how it ...

  7. Fairfield County Resident Hopes To Get Back On Her Horse Thanks To LYMBR

    Fairfield County Resident Hopes To Get Back On Her Horse Thanks To LYMBR

    Lucia will never know for sure what caused her beloved palomino mare Butterscotch to be extra jumpy that day in February 2016. But the Fairfield County resident’s skill wasn’t enough when her horse bucked at the sound of a truck backfiring and Lucia landed on the frozen ground of a trail she rode regularly in Bedford, N.Y.A passerby found Lucia trying to crawl for help and she was taken ...

  8. When The Bough Breaks, Consider Calling a Professional

    When The Bough Breaks, Consider Calling a Professional

    March is living up to its reputation of coming in like a lion. The recent trio of storms in Westchester and Fairfield has left more debris in yards then homeowners know what to do with. Sure, lots of it is just picking up and removing branches – some bigger than others. But for the jobs that look like you may need more? Don’t just necessarily borrow your brother-in-law’s best friend’s ...

  9. New Canaan Moms Lead Push For New Playground At Mead Park

    New Canaan Moms Lead Push For New Playground At Mead Park

    When a park’s playground is rusting and sporting patched pieces of equipment or decking, it’s time to replace it. While the Town of New Canaan has put some funding in its budget to replace the aging play structure at Mead Memorial Park, it’s not enough. Long the site of tennis and baseball, Mead Park with its restaurant and playground also provides a place for families and kids of all ...

  10. Instagram Makes Fairfield County Streetwear Company Half-Evil Oh-So-Good

    Instagram Makes Fairfield County Streetwear Company Half-Evil Oh-So-Good

    Don’t doubt the power of social media. Like most 21-year-olds, Norwalk’s Sam LeBlanc is more than familiar with Twitter and Instagram. He’s made friends, found business partners, and gained tens of thousands (and growing) of customers through a tweet and a post.While still a senior at Norwalk High School, LeBlanc first tried his hand at a clothing line that ultimately fizzled. But he ...

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