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Vira Mamchur Schwartz

Writer vschwartz@dailyvoice.com

Vira Mamchur Schwartz is the quintessential jack-of-all-trades...and master of a few of them. Vira’s editorial career started in technology publishing, writing and editing at the Ziff-Davis publication Computer Shopper. Later she served as Managing Editor at CD-ROM World and then Internet World, before moving to freelance writing.

Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, L.A. Times, Folio, Portable Computing, Internet Shopper and other websites and magazines that no longer exist. She ghost-wrote and designed an award-winning diet and fitness book for a popular fitness personality and, currently, loves to tell stories about people and animals. 

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  1. Song, Food & Fun At Blues & Views Festival In Westport This Weekend

    Song, Food & Fun At Blues & Views Festival In Westport This Weekend

    Cool tunes, satiated tummies and smiling faces will be found on the banks of the Saugatuck River as the 12th Annual Blues & Views Festival hits Westport’s Levitt Pavilion. Anders Osborne, Lawrence, Neville Jacobs and The Main Squeeze lead the two days of killer music, which starts Aug. 31 and continues Sept. 1—rain or shine. Also performing on the Pavilion’s stage will be Flow ...

  2. Rye Native, Former Noroton Publishing Employee John "Kevin" Hogan, 77, Known For His Kindness

    Rye Native, Former Noroton Publishing Employee John "Kevin" Hogan, 77, Known For His Kindness

    John "Kevin" Hogan, 77, died Aug. 22. A former longtime resident of Rye and publishing employee in Fairfield County, Kevin was the son of Mary Jean and Joseph Hogan, who owned Hogan Transportation in Rye. He was born in Rye and was predeceased by his parents as well as his brother Peter J. Hogan. Kevin graduated from Rye High School and CW Post College on Long Island. Kevin made ...

  3. Adventurous, Kind, Loving: Joan Mary Ramaccia Formerly Of Franklin Lakes, Morristown, 94

    Adventurous, Kind, Loving: Joan Mary Ramaccia Formerly Of Franklin Lakes, Morristown, 94

    Joan Mary Ramaccia (nee Cesaretti), formerly of Franklin Lakes,  Morristown and Naples, F.L, died on Friday, Aug. 16, in Omaha, NE at the age of 94.Joan was born on February 8, 1925, in Amsterdam, N.Y. She graduated from Union Hill High School in Union City and the McDowell School of Design in New York City, where she was employed as a dress designer ...

  4. Animal Lover, Family Man: James Alfred Stoddard Of West Milford Dies, 49

    Animal Lover, Family Man: James Alfred Stoddard Of West Milford Dies, 49

    James Alfred Stoddard, Jr., 49,  of West Milford left us too early on July 24, 2019. Growing up as the only boy in a large Italian family, there was no shortage of attention spent on this active, fun-loving and adventurous young man. Having lost his father, James Stoddard, Sr., at an early age, “Jim Jim,” as he was lovingly known, was raised as “The Prince” by his doting ...

  5. Pastrami On Rye? We Got You Covered! 5 Sandwich Spots To Try In Essex County

    Pastrami On Rye? We Got You Covered! 5 Sandwich Spots To Try In Essex County

    Traced back to 18th century England, the sandwich in all its iterations can satisfy most any palate. There are the classics: turkey and Swiss, tuna salad, pastrami on rye and chicken parm. Then there are the specialties: grilled veggies, tofu and avocado, smoked turkey and brie, the fat sandwich. New Jersey has them all. Here are five places in Essex County where you can ...

  6. Pastrami On Rye? We Got You Covered! 5 Sandwich Spots To Try In Union County

    Pastrami On Rye? We Got You Covered! 5 Sandwich Spots To Try In Union County

    Traced back to 18th century England, the sandwich in all its iterations can satisfy most any palate. There are the classics: turkey and Swiss, tuna salad, pastrami on rye and chicken parm. Then there are the specialties: grilled veggies, smoked turkey and brie, the fat sandwich. New Jersey has them all. Here are five places in Union County where you can find your favorite or ...

  7. Must Include Mutz! 5 Sandwich Spots To Try In Hudson County

    Must Include Mutz! 5 Sandwich Spots To Try In Hudson County

    Traced back to 18th century England, the sandwich in all its iterations can satisfy most any palate. There are the classics: turkey and Swiss, tuna salad, pastrami on rye and chicken parm. Then there are the specialties: grilled veggies, smoked turkey and brie, the fat sandwich.New Jersey has them all. Here are five places in Hudson County where you can find your favorite or try ...

  8. COFFEE LOVERS: 5 Spots For Your Caffeine Fix In Bergen County You Probably Haven't Tried Yet

    COFFEE LOVERS: 5 Spots For Your Caffeine Fix In Bergen County You Probably Haven't Tried Yet

    Java. Joe. Rocket Fuel. Mud. Whatever you call it and however you take it, coffee is a necessity of life for many and a pleasant now-and-then pick-me-up for others. Lucky for us, Bergen County is packed with winning java joints.So many that some fall through the cracks.Here are five cafés in Bergen County that promise to provide that necessary jolt, relaxation and a little something to ...

  9. COFFEE LOVERS: Top 5 Spots To Get Your Caffeine Fix In Union County

    COFFEE LOVERS: Top 5 Spots To Get Your Caffeine Fix In Union County

    Java. Joe. Rocket Fuel. Mud. Whatever you call it and however you take it, coffee is a necessity of life for many and a pleasant now-and-then pick-me-up for others. Lucky for us, Union County is packed with winning java joints.Here are five top coffee cafés in Union County that promise to provide that needed jolt, relaxation and a little something to eat, too!Track 5, 5 Eastman St., ...

  10. We All Scream For Ice Cream: The Scoop On Where To Find a Scoop (Or Two) in Essex County

    We All Scream For Ice Cream: The Scoop On Where To Find a Scoop (Or Two) in Essex County

    From Vanilla—America’s favorite according to the International Dairy Foods Association—to Olive Oil (yes, really!), there’s no flavor of ice cream you can’t find in New Jersey. Here are five spots for the creamy, frozen treat in  Essex County.Applegate Farm, 616 Grove St., Montclair. Check any poll online and you’ll find Applegate Farm at the top of any best ice cream ...

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