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Sandra Diamond Fox

Community Reporter

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. Danbury's 'Light It Up Blue' Offers Sensory-Friendly Event For Autism

    Danbury's 'Light It Up Blue' Offers Sensory-Friendly Event For Autism

    DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury's Emanuela Palmares has always been active in causes that she feels strongly about.When she learned that the City of Danbury was not planning an event for World Autism Awareness Month in April, she decided to create something on her own.She is organizing the Light Up City Hall Blue for Autism Awareness Month Ceremony, which will take place Monday, April 10, from ...

  2. Owner Of Norwalk's Rafael Cakes & Sugar Unlocks Secrets Of Perfect Pastries

    Owner Of Norwalk's Rafael Cakes & Sugar Unlocks Secrets Of Perfect Pastries

    NORWALK, Conn. — What's the secret to making a perfect cupcake? Rafael Ramirez, owner of Rafael Cakes & Sugar in South Norwalk, says you must follow the recipe exactly."There are no shortcuts in baking. You can be creative when you're cooking dishes like steak and pasta," said Ramirez of Norwalk, who opened his business four years ago. "But baking is a science. It's ...

  3. Boat Owners Getting Ready To Make Waves Along Long Island Sound

    Boat Owners Getting Ready To Make Waves Along Long Island Sound

    NORWALK, Conn. — How do you know its spring along Long Island Sound? Owners begin prepping their boats for a new season on the water, says Jason Trimbach, boat captain at Nautical Solutions in Norwalk. By next week, most people who own boats will be hard to work, checking off items on a to-do list as the weather and the water warms up, he said. On Thursday morning, Trimbach was at the ...

  4. Bounty Food Truck Grills Burgers To Perfection Across Fairfield County

    Bounty Food Truck Grills Burgers To Perfection Across Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Bounty Food Truck has put a new twist on an old favorite, grilling up enormous, mouthwatering burgers to order as it travels to meet diners all over Fairfield County. The food truck, which has been in business for three years, travels for hire to private parties as well as to public events such as street festivals and farmers markets.The Bounty Truck’s burgers ...

  5. Danbury Activist With Autistic Son Leads 'Light Up Blue' Effort

    Danbury Activist With Autistic Son Leads 'Light Up Blue' Effort

    DANBURY, Conn. — Danbury's Emanuela Palmares has always been active in causes that she feels strongly about.When she learned that the City of Danbury was not planning an event for World Autism Awareness Month in April, she decided to create something on her own.She is organizing the Light Up City Hall Blue for Autism Awareness Month Ceremony, which will take place April 10 from 6:30 to ...

  6. Valedictorian At Abbott Tech Pays It Forward To Hospital That Helped Her

    Valedictorian At Abbott Tech Pays It Forward To Hospital That Helped Her

    DANBURY, Conn. -- 17-year-old Natalee Brenner of Danbury — who was born with just two fingers on her right hand — has a soft spot for Shriners Hospitals for Children in Massachusetts.That's where Natalee went for treatment as a youngster.So when was choosing a service project for the National Honor Society at Henry Abbott Technical School in Danbury, she created one that would help her ...

  7. Crafts & Camaraderie: Knitters Get Inspired At Nancy O Shop In Ridgefield

    Crafts & Camaraderie: Knitters Get Inspired At Nancy O Shop In Ridgefield

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. — The Nancy O yarn and clothing shop located in a historic house in Ridgefield is more than just a place to buy craft supplies. The shop — lined with shelf after shelf filled with colorful skeins of yarn — also offers knitting classes five days a week. Participants can work on a craft, enjoy conversations — and make lasting friendships.A regular group of eight women ...

  8. Ridgefield's Ally Bally Bee Opening Second Location Of Artists' Co-op Shop

    Ridgefield's Ally Bally Bee Opening Second Location Of Artists' Co-op Shop

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. — As if its name isn’t cute enough for one store, on Thursday there'll be two locations of Ally Bally Bee.The 5-year-old Ridgefield co-op for local artists is opening a location in New Canaan on Thursday."We are looking to tap into other artists' communities such as New Canaan, Darien, Norwalk, Greenwich and Stamford," said owner Morag Grassie, who is ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Danbury Loses A Landmark As Deep's Hardware Closes For Good

    Danbury Loses A Landmark As Deep's Hardware Closes For Good

    DANBURY, Conn. — Deep's Hardware, a landmark in Danbury for nearly 30 years, has closed its doors for good.Deep's Hardware was bustling with customers Friday who were taking advantage of sales of 40 percent off.The last sale was made at 5 p.m., as owner Jack Deep began his retirement.One of the final shoppers was Danbury resident Michael Wright. "I've been coming in this store ...

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