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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. 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 ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Stratford's Bravest Hit The Ice To Help Family Of Fallen Firefighter

    Stratford's Bravest Hit The Ice To Help Family Of Fallen Firefighter

    STRATFORD, Conn. — Stratford firefighters will be hitting the ice this weekend for a good cause: to help the family of one of their own. The death of Stratford Firefighter Mike Apatow, who died the day after Christmas of complications of surgery, is still a shock to his fellow firefighters. He was only 38."I really enjoyed going to work and seeing Carf around the kitchen table at ...

  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. Catch The Buzz: Mobile Coffee Truck Hits The Road Again In Fairfield County

    Catch The Buzz: Mobile Coffee Truck Hits The Road Again In Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — It’s almost April and that means The Buzz Truck, a mobile coffee truck, is about to head out on the roads of lower Fairfield County.The Buzz Truck, a 4-year-old coffee-on-the-go venture based in Fairfield, operates out of a small black school bus and travels to special events and meetings. “We're primarily a 'for hire' truck. We cater anything from PTA meetings to ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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