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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. Here's The Scoop: Where To Find The Best Ice Cream In Hudson County

    Here's The Scoop: Where To Find The Best Ice Cream In Hudson 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 Hudson County.Torico Homemade Ice Cream, 20 Erie St., Jersey City. With a tagline of “Serving happiness since 1968,” you know you’re getting something special. ...

  2. Here's The Scoop: Where To Find The Best Ice Cream In Union County

    Here's The Scoop: Where To Find The Best Ice Cream In Union 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 a creamy, frozen treat in Union County.Magic Fountain, 498 Morris Ave., Summit. Winner of Daily Voice’s Best Ice Cream in Union County poll, Magic Fountain is the place to go for ...

  3. COFFEE LOVERS: Top 5 Spots To Get Your Caffeine Fix In Hudson County

    COFFEE LOVERS: Top 5 Spots To Get Your Caffeine Fix In Hudson 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, Hudson County is packed with winning java joints—but perhaps that’s to be expected when Jersey City ranks as #25 on WalletHub’s 2018 Top 100 U.S. Coffee Cities.Here are five top coffee cafés in Hudson County ...

  4. COFFEE LOVERS: Top 5 Spots For Your Caffeine Fix In Essex County

    COFFEE LOVERS: Top 5 Spots For Your Caffeine Fix In Essex 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, Essex County is packed with winning java joints—but perhaps that’s to be expected when Newark ranks as #29 on WalletHub’s 2018 Top 100 U.S. Coffee Cities.Here are five top coffee cafés in Essex County that ...

  5. Former Ossining Police Sergeant, Randy E. Jefferson, Of Peekskill, Dies At 59

    Former Ossining Police Sergeant, Randy E. Jefferson, Of Peekskill, Dies At 59

    Randy E. Jefferson of Peekskill died on Tuesday, July 16. He was 59 years old. Randy was born in Windsor, NC to Thomas and Viola Jefferson. He was baptized in the Star Bethlehem Baptist Church. In 1981, Randy began a 20-plus-year career in the Ossining Police Department, advancing in rank to Sergeant.Randy inspired youth and adults in his community with his uncanny ability to ...

  6. Rockland Native, Westchester Resident Bob Gadigian, 58, Was The First To Be There And Help

    Rockland Native, Westchester Resident Bob Gadigian, 58, Was The First To Be There And Help

    Bob Gadigian came into this world on Sept. 17, 1960, with an exuberance for fully engrossing himself in the things he loved. He was a master of many talents, with a strong intellect and an appetite for many passions. He had an unwavering loyalty to the Knicks and Yankees. He always worked hard to strive for excellence with much of the same discipline as ...

  7. Norwalk-Based Silvermine Productions Looks To Kickstarter For Funding Short "Operation Cavity"

    Norwalk-Based Silvermine Productions Looks To Kickstarter For Funding Short "Operation Cavity"

    Norwalk isn't exactly known as a hotbed of film industry. But that doesn't mean there's no creativity there. Alex Morsanutto has certainly found inspiration in his hometown of Norwalk. Hailed as an up-and-coming young filmmaker, he started Silvermine Productions, a production company innovating storytelling, in 2012. The Norwalk-based company has created commercials for Kona ...

  8. Port Chester Native, Former CBS Employee Christine Lo Parco Dies At 95

    Port Chester Native, Former CBS Employee Christine Lo Parco Dies At 95

    Christine Lo Parco, 95, died Saturday, March 30, in Boca Raton Community Hospital after falling ill the day before.She leaves her sister, Nancy Caminiti of Port Chester and several nieces and nephews and many friends. Her husband, John Lo Parco died in 2007. Another sister, Carmela Scafa of Port Chester and brothers Louis and Patrick preceded her in death.Christine was born in Port ...

  9. Don’t Overlook This Clover: Pit Bull Needs A Forever Home

    Don’t Overlook This Clover: Pit Bull Needs A Forever Home

    Clovers, particularly the four-leaf variety, are supposed to bring you luck, not need some good fortune of their own. But that’s exactly what Clover, a 12-year-old pit bull needs–some luck finding her loving, forever home for her golden years.Originally rescued from a shelter in Alabama by Second Chance Rescue in New York City, Clover was used as a breeder for dog fights. It’s not known ...

  10. Longtime Waccabuc Resident, Computer Pioneer John A. Moore Dies

    Longtime Waccabuc Resident, Computer Pioneer John A. Moore Dies

    John A. Moore, a longtime resident of the hamlet of Waccabuc in Lewisboro, died on Thursday, May 2 in Jupiter, FL. John was born in Watertown, NY, son of Anna and Clare Moore. The family eventually moved to Syracuse, where John later graduated from Syracuse University. After pioneering in the computer world, John joined Reader's Digest in the '70s where he was a group systems analyst. ...

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