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Sandra Diamond Fox

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Sandra Diamond Fox has been a journalist since 2005, working for The News-Times and The Redding Pilot prior to coming to the Daily Voice. She has a bachelor's degree in English from Stony Brook University and a Master's degree in publishing from Pace University. She married with four teenage children and is a competitive runner and avid exerciser.

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  1. Darien Kids Enjoy Lion Dance To Ring In The Chinese New Year With A Roar

    Darien Kids Enjoy Lion Dance To Ring In The Chinese New Year With A Roar

    DARIEN, Conn. — With no school in session on Tuesday, the Darien Library was packed with several dozen kids for a program called the Chinese Lion Dance Performance to celebrate the Chinese New Year.The program was put on by dancers from the New York Cultural Center in Manhattan who performed in bright sequined red and gold costumes, using ribbons and other props.A giant lion made an ...

  2. The Simple Greek Brings Flavors Of The Mediterranean To Norwalk

    The Simple Greek Brings Flavors Of The Mediterranean To Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — Walking into the Simple Greek, which just opened at 440 Westport Ave. in Norwalk, is just like stepping onto the set of “My Big Fat Greek Wedding,” said George Pertesis, who owns the restaurant with his father John.“Being Greek is who we are. It’s in our blood," said Pertesis. His father, John, his mother, Maria, and his sister, Christina, all work in the ...

  3. Himes Blasts Trump's Policies Before Cheering Crowd In Norwalk

    Himes Blasts Trump's Policies Before Cheering Crowd In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — A huge crowd cheered on U.S. Rep. Jim Himes on Tuesday evening as over 1,100 people filled every seat at Norwalk Concert Hall — and more people stood outside — as the congressman held his first town hall meeting with voters since Donald Trump was inaugurated.To frequent applause and cheers from the crowd, Himes (D-4th District) spoke on and answered questions on a ...

  4. Undocumented Danbury College Students Dream Of Financial Aid, Equal Rights

    Undocumented Danbury College Students Dream Of Financial Aid, Equal Rights

    DANBURY, Conn. — Evelin Garcia, a senior at Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, said she feels awful each time she learns a classmate has had to drop out of school. "They find that they can't afford it because they couldn’t get any financial assistance due to their status as an undocumented immigrant," she said.“It’s really sad because a lot of them are so smart. ...

  5. Bridgeport Firefighter Curates Slavery Artifacts To Keep History Alive

    Bridgeport Firefighter Curates Slavery Artifacts To Keep History Alive

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — A retired Bridgeport firefighter who has curated an extensive private collection of slavery artifacts -- with over 4,500 total items — has made it his mission to educate young people about the horrors of slavery.Craig Kelly, a professional counselor, believes the more people know about their ancestry, “the more respect they’ll have for themselves and the more respect ...

  6. Apple Turnover: Makeover Leads Changes In Stores At Danbury Fair Mall

    Apple Turnover: Makeover Leads Changes In Stores At Danbury Fair Mall

    DANBURY, Conn. — The Danbury Fair Mall has lots of big changes coming in the spring — and the biggest is behind a giant black wall where the Apple Store was previously located. “Apple is taking over the current space of New York & Company, which is moving to a different location in the mall,” said Melissa Eigen, the mall’s senior manager of marketing.  Until the construction is ...

  7. Norwalk Woman Leads Dakota Access Pipeline Protest March In Stamford

    Norwalk Woman Leads Dakota Access Pipeline Protest March In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Chanting “The People United Will Never Be Divided,” about a dozen people stood in front of HSBC Bank in Stamford on Friday afternoon to protest the construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline.Holding up handmade signs with messages such as "Stop the Dakota Access Pipeline" and "Keep Our Water Clean," the group, which called itself "Stamford ...

  8. Danbury Business Owner Joins Strike, Closes For A Day To Support Immigrants

    Danbury Business Owner Joins Strike, Closes For A Day To Support Immigrants

    DANBURY, Conn. -- As part of “A Day Without Immigrants,” a national strike in response to President Donald Trump’s immigration policy, dozens of business owners in downtown Danbury are closing their doors on Thursday.They are participating in this effort to show how vital immigrants are to the economy and community in which they live.One of them is Pedro Coehlo, who owns two Danbury ...

  9. New Canaan Mom Strikes Up The Band, Keeps Musical Dreams Alive

    New Canaan Mom Strikes Up The Band, Keeps Musical Dreams Alive

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- While New Canaan mother of four Julie Kurtzman has played the piano since she was 8 years old, she never imagined that she would one day perform in a band.But her eight-member band, called Bad Dog Buddy, has been performing since 2015 and last year produced an album."We do this for fun," Kurtzman said.Bad Dog Buddy -- named after her dog, Buddy, a boxer ...

  10. Norwalk's Mr. Red Rose Shifts Into High Gear For Valentine's Day Deliveries

    Norwalk's Mr. Red Rose Shifts Into High Gear For Valentine's Day Deliveries

    NORWALK, Conn. — It was hustle-and-bustle time Monday afternoon at Mr. Red Rose florist in Norwalk, as staff members went back and forth from the store to the delivery trucks, carrying bunches of flowers for delivery for Valentine’s Day.“Between Monday and Tuesday, we are making 600 deliveries,” said Alison Fellegara, daughter of Thomas Fellegara, who owns the store at 56 Main ...

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