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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. Ridgefield Thrift Shop Grows As It Goes To New Location

    Ridgefield Thrift Shop Grows As It Goes To New Location

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — You're never too old to move — or to grow. The Ridgefield Thrift Shop, which has been in business for 80 years, will take over a new location in May that is two-and-a-half times its current size.The shop, currently at 15 Catoonah St., will be moving into a 5,000-square-foot space at 21 Governor St."We have run out of storage space. We also want to provide easier ...

  2. Fairfield Store Closing As Radio Shack Files For Bankruptcy

    Fairfield Store Closing As Radio Shack Files For Bankruptcy

    DANBURY, Conn. — Two Radio Shack stores in Fairfield County will be closing their doors soon as the company shuts down over 550 locations as part of its most recent bankruptcy plans. The two area locations set to close are located at: 1 Padanaram Road, in the North Street Shopping Center, Danbury; and2071 Black Rock Turnpike, Fairfield. The company has filed for bankruptcy under Chapter ...

  3. Pushups On A Bike? Newtown's Boostcycle Offers Upper Body Workout

    Pushups On A Bike? Newtown's Boostcycle Offers Upper Body Workout

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — When most people think of cycling, they think of a great workout — for their lower body.Yet Boostcycle — a 1-year-old indoor cycling studio on South Main Street in Newtown — gives a full upper body workout as well as a lower one.“We're not like a traditional spin class," said Tatiana Mehmeti of Danbury, who owns the studio with her husband, Valdrin Mehmeti. The ...

  4. Paralyzed Easton Teen Hopeful As He Heads To Panama For Stem Cell Treatment

    Paralyzed Easton Teen Hopeful As He Heads To Panama For Stem Cell Treatment

    EASTON, Conn. -- A date has finally been set.After months of planning, Zach Standen of Easton — a 17-year-old who became paralyzed from the waist down after a car accident last summer — will be going to the Stem Cell Institute in Panama on April 17.Through a procedure at the institute, there is a 60 percent to 70 percent chance that Zach may regain some feeling and movement in his legs, ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Move Over Rocky: Learn To Box From Trumbull Champion At Expanded Studio

    Move Over Rocky: Learn To Box From Trumbull Champion At Expanded 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 ...

  7. To Help Family Of Fallen Firefighter, Stratford Department Hits The Ice

    To Help Family Of Fallen Firefighter, Stratford Department Hits The Ice

    STRATFORD, Conn. -- The day after Christmas 2016 is one that will stay in the mind of Stratford Firefighter Mike Apatow — as well as the rest of the department — forever.That was the day that the Stratford Fire Department lost firefighter Jason "Carf" Carrafiello to complications of surgery. He was only 38."I really enjoyed going to work and seeing Carf around the kitchen ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Volunteers Keep Wilton's Turnover Shop Thriving After 75 Years

    Volunteers Keep Wilton's Turnover Shop Thriving After 75 Years

    WILTON, Conn. — The Turnover Shop, which has been kept running for 75 years entirely due to volunteers, is not your average thrift shop.The consignment/donation shop offers a large selection of new and gently used clothing as well as household merchandise, books, shoes, linens and craft items."It’s a terrific place for things like prom dresses, tuxedos, Halloween costumes and other ...

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