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Vira Mamchur Schwartz

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  1. Paul Winter Brings Sounds Of Brazil To Westport To Benefit Bridgeport Kids

    Paul Winter Brings Sounds Of Brazil To Westport To Benefit Bridgeport Kids

    If you didn’t make it to Rio for Carnival this year, you can still catch the beat of Brazil with Grammy-winning saxophonist and band leader Paul Winter and his My Brazil quartet when they play in Westport at Voices Café on Saturday, May 12 at 8 p.m. The concert is to benefit the Kids Empowered by Your Support (KEYS) program which gives one-on-one musical instrument lessons and group ...

  2. Is It Art Or Is It Furniture? You Have Both With Trumbull's I.M. Smitten

    Is It Art Or Is It Furniture? You Have Both With Trumbull's I.M. Smitten

    Admit it, you’ve watched your share of home design shows. We've all learned that a key piece can serve as a focal point in a room and make all the difference in how a space looks and the feelings it conveys.Norwalk resident George Holley learned that lesson when he was trying to decorate  tiny bedrooms in a new summer home. The beds – let alone other furniture – barely fit, so he ...

  3. Fairfield County's Ranger Ready Insect Repellent Wants To Be On Every Shelf

    Fairfield County's Ranger Ready Insect Repellent Wants To Be On Every Shelf

    The makers of Ranger Ready insect repellent are sounding the alarm. Mosquitoes, ticks, fleas, chiggers, and gnats are more than annoyances.“The rules of the game have changed,” said Chris Fuentes, Norwalk resident and founder and CEO of startup Pic20 Group, LLC, maker of Norwalk-based Ranger Ready insect repellent, “we’ve gone from pesky mosquitoes at barbecues to tiny ticks that can ...

  4. HS Student From Fairfield County Takes Lead In National Student Walkout Day

    HS Student From Fairfield County Takes Lead In National Student Walkout Day

    This year, April 20th marks the 19th anniversary of the horrific shooting at Columbine High School in Colorado that first truly brought school shootings to the national consciousness, and it’s also – for the first time – National School Walkout Day. At 10 a.m., students all over the United States will be walking out of class to protest governmental inaction in preventing gun ...

  5. Norwalk Now Promotes Norwalk With City Hunt

    Norwalk Now Promotes Norwalk With City Hunt

    We pay money to be locked in rooms with others to figure out how to escape; books with mystifying brainteaser plots rise to the top of the bestseller charts; and Sudoku remains as popular today as it was when it hit newspapers in the mid-2000s. We like our puzzles.Norwalk Now is counting on this for its first City Hunt through the city’s Wall Street and SoNo neighborhoods on Saturday, ...

  6. Come With Me Or Go Alone: Jerry Garcia In Music, Art in Fairfield County

    Come With Me Or Go Alone: Jerry Garcia In Music, Art in Fairfield County

    There’s a whole generation out there that fondly remembers touring along with the Grateful Dead. Alas, with Jerry Garcia’s death in 1995, the Dead, as they had been known and loved, were no more, but the spirit continues in the remaining members’ projects and in the many tribute bands that crisscross Fairfield County.This Friday, April 20, at 8 p.m. the freshly refurbished Wall Street ...

  7. Pure Barre Greenwich Celebrates Five Years Of Fitness For Community

    Pure Barre Greenwich Celebrates Five Years Of Fitness For Community

    Combining dance with exercise is nothing new (Jazzercize, anyone?), but Pure Barre isn’t about fulfilling your childhood ballerina dreams. While, a ballet barre is used, it’s not about plies – it’s about becoming lean and strong using isometric movements, building cardio strength and focusing on yourself.That’s what drew Ashley Allen to Pure Barre eight years ago while still a college ...

  8. All Aboard, All Included: Metro-North Getaways In Hudson Valley, CT

    All Aboard, All Included: Metro-North Getaways In Hudson Valley, CT

    Between commuter traffic and parking limitations, planning a visit to the Bruce Museum may seem daunting to some, yet the Greenwich-based museum and the Metro-North Railroad are working together to make the trip more convenient and accessible to all.The museum and Metro-North offer a “Getaway” package that includes discounted rates for both train tickets and admission to the Bruce ...

  9. Rosy Brows At European Wax Centers Support Axing Pink Tax

    Rosy Brows At European Wax Centers Support Axing Pink Tax

    Pink hair doesn’t really raise eyebrows anymore, but do pink eyebrows?While pink does make a bold statement, pink eyebrows during the month of April signify more than fashion sense. They show support for cutting the so-called Pink Tax. What is the Pink Tax? When a dry cleaner charges more for a women’s pink (or white) oxford shirt than a man’s. When a women’s razor that is identical to ...

  10. April (Snow) Showers Bring May Flowers: Tips for Fairfield County Gardeners

    April (Snow) Showers Bring May Flowers: Tips for Fairfield County Gardeners

    Don't let the snow on the ground discourage you. Rest assured, the calendar really does say April and it is time to start thinking about gardens. Longtime Norwalk resident and avid gardener Laura White is certainly thinking about her own flower garden. "The snow has delayed starting to clear my garden of old perennial stalks from the fall, but I should begin the maintenance in the ...

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