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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. 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 ...

  2. How Much Snow & How Cold Can It Go? Winter Returns To Trumbull

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

    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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Bethel Says 'Welcome Back' To Portofino's At Grand Reopening

    Bethel Says 'Welcome Back' To Portofino's At Grand Reopening

    BETHEL, Conn. — Portofino Restaurant & Wine Bar on Greenwood Avenue in Bethel is back in business.Over two dozen customers came out to celebrate the grand reopening and ribbon-cutting Tuesday of the restaurant, which had been closed for over a year to repair extensive water damage.  "I want to welcome Rocco and Louie to the grand reopening," said Bethel First Selectman ...

  8. Fairfield County Supporters Find Way To Honor 'Day Without A Woman'

    Fairfield County Supporters Find Way To Honor 'Day Without A Woman'

    WESTPORT, Conn. — When Westport resident Melissa Kane leaves her house Wednesday morning, she'll be wearing red in honor of a "Day Without A Woman.”In this one-day demonstration of economic solidarity that coincides with International Women’s Day, many will unite for equity, justice and the human rights of women.It's the same spirit as the Women’s Marches that took place across the ...

  9. Students, Parents Fighting To Save Job Of Jewelry Teacher At Joel Barlow

    Students, Parents Fighting To Save Job Of Jewelry Teacher At Joel Barlow

    REDDING, Conn. -- Emma Boland, a junior at Joel Barlow High School in Redding, says her jewelry teacher Lee Skalkos is a real gem — and "irreplaceable."  She was, therefore, disappointed to learn that Skalkos’ position will be eliminated at the end of the school year due to budget cuts."Everything I know about jewelry, I've learned from her. And it's very disheartening ...

  10. 55 Years Of Square Dancing And Going Strong For Rocking Roosters Of Newtown

    55 Years Of Square Dancing And Going Strong For Rocking Roosters Of Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — To most people, dancing means pairing off in couples. But to Newtown resident Ellie Sturges, 77, dancing means hitting the floor in sets of four.Since 1971, Sturges has been a member of the Rocking Roosters Square Dance Club of Newtown, which just celebrated its 55th anniversary."We do a modern western-type of square dancing, where four couples are doing something ...

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