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Sandra Diamond Fox

Community Reporter sfox@dailyvoice.com

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. 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 ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. Danbury Shelters, Food Programs Gear Up For Blizzard

    Danbury Shelters, Food Programs Gear Up For Blizzard

    DANBURY, Conn. -- In preparation for Tuesday's blizzard, Michele Conderino, regional director of Catholic Charities in Danbury, is loading her trucks up with gallons of milk and boxes of cereal.“Through our Morning Glory Breakfast Program, we provide breakfast to the homeless population every morning. However, since it's going to be such a huge storm tomorrow, we will be delivering the ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. How Much Snow & How Cold Can It Go? Winter Returns To Ridgefield

    How Much Snow & How Cold Can It Go? Winter Returns To Ridgefield

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — The storm that swept across Fairfield County on Friday morning dumped several inches of snow and brought in frigid temperatures for the weekend. But a storm headed our way Monday night could be much worse — when it comes to snowfall totals. On Friday, Fairfield County received an average of about 4.5 inches of snow.The following are unofficial snowfall ...

  6. Ridgefield Reps Demand May Deadline For Legislature To Finish Budget

    Ridgefield Reps Demand May Deadline For Legislature To Finish Budget

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — State Reps. John Frey and Michael Ferguson of Ridgefield are joining the House Republican caucus in calling for a May 5 deadline for the legislature to complete Connecticut’s two-year state budget.This is in the interest of giving municipalities notice of their state aid to help the local budget process. On Wednesday, the State Senate tabled a proposal to ask all 169 ...

  7. Danbury Teen Who Survived Cancer Organizes Bone Marrow Drive To Help Others

    Danbury Teen Who Survived Cancer Organizes Bone Marrow Drive To Help Others

    DANBURY, Conn. — When 17-year-old cancer survivor Anna Port had to choose a project for her peer leadership class at Danbury High School, she knew immediately that she wanted to help others with cancer.As part of the project — called “Battling Blood Diseases" — Anna and her classmate Kimberly Meerman will run a bone marrow drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 1 at Danbury High.“When ...

  8. Bigger Is Better At Expanded Wilton Auto & Tire Center

    Bigger Is Better At Expanded Wilton Auto & Tire Center

    WILTON, Conn. — Business is revved up at Wilton Auto & Tire Center, which recently relocated into a renovated building that's 10 times larger than its former location.The 18,000-square-foot business, which offers auto repairs and maintenance, is now located at 658 Danbury Road. It took over the space formerly occupied by Connecticut Light & Power."We still service all makes ...

  9. Still Lifes & Self Portraits: Student Work Invades Brookfield Craft Center

    Still Lifes & Self Portraits: Student Work Invades Brookfield Craft Center

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. — It took a few weeks to create the piece, but there's no mistaking the self-portrait by 14-year-old Jennah Haddad, which is part of an exhibit at the Brookfield Craft Center Gallery.The freshman at Danbury High School perfectly captured her dark curly hair, dark brown eyes and dark glasses in the drawing.Jennah's self-portrait is one of the 70 pieces of artwork by ...

  10. Knitters Cap Off 'Day Without A Woman' By Making Pink Hats In Bethel

    Knitters Cap Off 'Day Without A Woman' By Making Pink Hats In Bethel

    BETHEL, Conn. — A handful of women talked, laughed and crocheted pink pussy hats — a trademark accessory of the Women's March on Washington — in the Bethel Library Courtyard on Wednesday.The free class was taught by Bethel resident Laura Collins in honor of a "Day Without A Woman," a one-day demonstration of economic solidarity that coincides with International Women’s ...

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