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Vira Mamchur Schwartz

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  1. Come With Me Or Go Alone: Jerry Garcia In Music, Art in Fairfield County

    Come With Me Or Go Alone: Jerry Garcia In Music, Art in Fairfield County

    There’s a whole generation out there that fondly remembers touring along with the Grateful Dead. Alas, with Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995, the Dead, as they had been known and loved, were no more, but the spirit continues in the remaining members’ projects and in the many tribute bands that crisscross Fairfield County.This Friday, April 20, at 8 p.m. the freshly refurbished Wall Street ...

  2. Pure Barre Greenwich Celebrates Five Years Of Fitness For Community

    Pure Barre Greenwich Celebrates Five Years Of Fitness For Community

    Combining dance with exercise is nothing new (Jazzercize, anyone?), but Pure Barre isn’t about fulfilling your childhood ballerina dreams. While, a ballet barre is used, it’s not about plies – it’s about becoming lean and strong using isometric movements, building cardio strength and focusing on yourself.That’s what drew Ashley Allen to Pure Barre eight years ago while still a college ...

  3. All Aboard, All Included: Metro-North Getaways In Hudson Valley, CT

    All Aboard, All Included: Metro-North Getaways In Hudson Valley, CT

    Between commuter traffic and parking limitations, planning a visit to the Bruce Museum may seem daunting to some, yet the Greenwich-based museum and the Metro-North Railroad are working together to make the trip more convenient and accessible to all.The museum and Metro-North offer a “Getaway” package that includes discounted rates for both train tickets and admission to the Bruce ...

  4. Rosy Brows At European Wax Centers Support Axing Pink Tax

    Rosy Brows At European Wax Centers Support Axing Pink Tax

    Pink hair doesn’t really raise eyebrows anymore, but do pink eyebrows?While pink does make a bold statement, pink eyebrows during the month of April signify more than fashion sense. They show support for cutting the so-called Pink Tax. What is the Pink Tax? When a dry cleaner charges more for a women’s pink (or white) oxford shirt than a man’s. When a women’s razor that is identical to ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Stamford: Turn Eh Into Yeah! By Updating Your Front Door Color

    Stamford: 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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