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Sandra Diamond Fox

Community Reporter

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. Owner Of Michele's Pies In Norwalk Learned Recipe For Success From Grandma

    Owner Of Michele's Pies In Norwalk Learned Recipe For Success From Grandma

    NORWALK, Conn. — Michele Stuart — owner of Michele’s Pies in Norwalk — learned how to cook from her grandmother, Louise.But there was one problem.“She was an Italian grandma.  She never wrote anything down,” said Stuart, who grew up in Stamford. “So, I had to physically write all her recipes out.”It was well worth it: Michele’s Pies will this year celebrate its 10-year anniversary.The ...

  2. Police: Wrong-Way Post Road Driver Charged With DUI In Darien

    Police: Wrong-Way Post Road Driver Charged With DUI In Darien

    DARIEN, Conn. — A man driving the wrong way on the Post Road at the I-95 Exit 13 intersection was arrested on drunken-driving charges on St. Patrick's Day, Darien police said.   At 1:50 a.m. Friday, Darien police stopped a 2005 black Jeep Grand Cherokee that exited I-95 south and headed west in the eastbound lanes of the Post Road, police said. When the vehicle was stopped, the officer ...

  3. Move Over Rocky: Learn To Box From Former Champ At Expanded Westport Studio

    Move Over Rocky: Learn To Box From Former Champ At Expanded Westport Studio

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- When you step foot inside Rich Dean Boxing & Fitness in Westport, there's a giant boxing ring with Rocky Balboa on the right, throwing a punch, and Apollo Creed on the left, giving a jab.Well, almost. At the club — which is reopening Wednesday in a new, larger location at 230 Post Road E. — students get to work inside a large boxing ring with former Olympic boxer ...

  4. Danbury Writer Shows High Schoolers How To Ace The College Essay

    Danbury Writer Shows High Schoolers How To Ace The College Essay

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Danbury writer Kristin Wolfe, an adjunct professor of English, is teaching a workshop to help juniors and seniors with the essays for their college applications."Amidst a sea of test scores, grades and activity data, the essay is where you really get to demonstrate who you are and what you have to offer," Wolfe said. "Sign up for a six-week workshop to ...

  5. Westport Flips For New Donut Crazy At Train Station

    Westport Flips For New Donut Crazy At Train Station

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Metro-North commuters and area residents alike had a reason to cheer Friday as Donut Crazy officially threw open its doors at the Westport Train Station at about dawn.    Donut Crazy has developed a cult following across Fairfield County for its enormous doughnuts and unusual flavor combos. On opening day, Gabby Jordan of Stamford had her hands full with a Nutella ...

  6. Blizzard May Be Over In Fairfield County, But The Snow Plowing Goes On

    Blizzard May Be Over In Fairfield County, But The Snow Plowing Goes On

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The heavy snow stopped falling Tuesday evening, but Danbury resident Scott Clifford was still out plowing the snow on Wednesday morning. Clifford, who operates a local snow-plowing business, was shoveling out the Peachwave in Brookfield, which is owned by his family.It will take a long time to clean up from Tuesday's blizzard -- which dumped 7 to 20 inches of ...

  7. Snow Birds In Fairfield County? Hitting The Seed After The Storm

    Snow Birds In Fairfield County? Hitting The Seed After The Storm

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — As the snowstorm tapers off on Tuesday afternoon, the birds are once again flying across Fairfield County. "The March storm makes it difficult for birds to find natural sources for food, so feeders are like a fast-food drive-through during storms. Chickadees need to fatten up during the day to survive frigid nights," said Brookfield resident Tara ...

  8. Braach's Flowers Still Blooming After Transplanting To New Spot In Norwalk

    Braach's Flowers Still Blooming After Transplanting To New Spot In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — What's the key to succeeding in business? It's simple, says Linda Vinci, owner of Braach's Flowers in Norwalk, which just doubled in size.“Always be open,” she said. “We’re open seven days a week.”The 1,500-square-foot business just moved to a new location at 1 N. Water St. in SoNo.The shops sells fresh-cut flowers for weddings, corporate parties, funerals and ...

  9. Salt, Shovels, Generators: Get 'Em While They Last At Danbury's Home Depot

    Salt, Shovels, Generators: Get 'Em While They Last At Danbury's Home Depot

    DANBURY, Conn. -- It’s the afternoon before a blizzard and salt is selling quickly at Home Depot in Danbury, according to assistant manager Kimba Jay.“People are buying about one pallet an hour,” he said Monday.He is confident, though, that the store won’t sell out. “We have plenty,“ he said.A powerful nor'easter is expected to drop 18 to 21 inches of snow across the Danbury area, ...

  10. What's A Syrup Wafer? Try One At A Taste Of Holland In South Norwalk

    What's A Syrup Wafer? Try One At A Taste Of Holland In South Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. — It may take eight hours to travel to the Netherlands by plane, but you can get a taste of Holland much closer to home in South Norwalk.A Taste of Holland, a 25-year-old store owned by Justin Schenkels, carries everything Holland — from fish to cheese to chocolate, as well as souvenirs and, of course, wooden shoes.He opened the business because his friends "were ...

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