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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. New Chimes At Bethel Church Pay Musical Tributes To Those With Addiction

    New Chimes At Bethel Church Pay Musical Tributes To Those With Addiction

    BETHEL, Conn. — Every hour on the hour, a beautiful sound can be heard coming from the United Methodist Church in Bethel — it's the sound of the newly installed chimes in the bell tower.The chimes pay tribute to those who have lost their lives to addiction — and to those who still struggle with the problem.“The chimes do a Westminster ring on the hour. And at noon and 6 p.m., they play ...

  2. 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, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Rinks At Shelton Playing Host To Hockey Game To Benefit Fallen Firefighter

    Rinks At Shelton Playing Host To Hockey Game To Benefit Fallen Firefighter

    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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Stratford-Based Donut Crazy Opens New Location At Westport Train Station

    Stratford-Based Donut Crazy Opens New Location At Westport 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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, ...

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