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Vira Mamchur Schwartz

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  1. Westchester Resident Wants Ranger Ready Insect Repellent On Every Shelf

    Westchester Resident Wants Ranger Ready Insect Repellent 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 ...

  2. Area High School Sophomore Takes Lead In National School Walkout Day

    Area High School Sophomore Takes Lead In National School 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Chocolate Is America's Favorite Easter Gift: What's Yours?

    Chocolate Is America's Favorite Easter Gift: What's Yours?

    If you think painting Easter eggs is the most popular Easter tradition in the United States, you're wrong. According to New York City-based Statista's Easter Survey 2018, giving baskets of candy beats out egg painting with 60 percent of Americans naming it their number one favorite custom.Painting eggs came in third at 55 percent, with egg hunts coming in second with 57 percent picking ...

  6. Turn Eh Into Yeah! By Updating Your Front Door Color At Wallauer’s

    Turn Eh Into Yeah! By Updating Your Front Door Color At Wallauer’s

    Spring is here, we swear! If you’re starting to think of sprucing up your home and property, there’s one relatively simple thing you can do for instant curb appeal: paint your front door.If you’re looking to put your house on the market, the front door is a prospective buyer's introduction to a house. Nancy Manby, a realtor with William Raveis in Norwalk, likens it to opening a ...

  7. Alexa, What's My Local News? Get Daily Voice On Your Flash Briefing

    Alexa, What's My Local News? Get Daily Voice On Your Flash Briefing

    Hey Daily Voice readers!There's no reason local news should be left out of your Alexa Flash Briefing, and it doesn't have to be if you download the Daily Voice Flash Briefing from Amazon by clicking here.We need your help to test our new Alexa app and want your feedback. Available since early February, we now invite all our Alexa-enabled readers to give it a try. Let us know how it ...

  8. When The Bough Breaks, Consider Calling a Professional

    When The Bough Breaks, Consider Calling a Professional

    March is living up to its reputation of coming in like a lion. The recent trio of storms in Westchester and Fairfield has left more debris in yards then homeowners know what to do with. Sure, lots of it is just picking up and removing branches – some bigger than others. But for the jobs that look like you may need more? Don’t just necessarily borrow your brother-in-law’s best friend’s ...

  9. 10,000 Downloads & Counting: Westchester Designer Shares Home Advice

    10,000 Downloads & Counting: Westchester Designer Shares Home Advice

    Can you change your life by changing your furniture? Betsy Helmuth is certain you can. The owner and creative force behind Dobbs Ferry-based Affordable Interior Design is on a mission to improve lives and believes something as simple as changing a stiff leather sofa into a large comfy sectional can bring a family together.Make the seating more comfortable and, Helmuth contends, family ...

  10. Ready To Party? Westchester Event Planner Has You Covered

    Ready To Party? Westchester Event Planner Has You Covered

    A little over three years ago, Justin Christopher left a position with a New York City-based nonprofit to launch Hand Crafted Services.His New Rochelle company is all about supplying a  personal touch to events, everything from corporate functions to affairs in someone's backyard.“The name Hand Crafted comes from craft services, as on film sets,” said Christopher. “That was the original ...

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