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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. 

Vira Mamchur Schwartz's Contributions

  1. Norwalk-Based Reed’s Enters the Ready-To-Drink Market With Zero Sugar Classic Mule

    Norwalk-Based Reed’s Enters the Ready-To-Drink Market With Zero Sugar Classic Mule

    The Moscow Mule is neither Russian nor related to an equine, but it is one of the more popular drinks of the past decade. The classic alcoholic refresher — perfect on a summer’s day — is purported to have been invented in the 1940s in a Los Angeles bar by a trio of American spirit company executives who combined vodka, lime juice and ginger beer in one origin story and by a New York bar ...

  2. Armonk Artist Sells Paintings In Support Of Northern Westchester Hospital

    Armonk Artist Sells Paintings In Support Of Northern Westchester Hospital

    Art is a medium that is both universal and personal at the same time. Take the painting by Armonk native Evan Lorberbaum called “Would You Rather.” It is the artist’s take on the metro station screen—familiar to most anyone in the tri-state area—which asks if the subway traveler would like to add value, add time or cancel.“It’s a philosophical take on what we value in our own lives,” ...

  3. Peekskill Native Wayne Douglas Puff, Who Once Performed On 'Today Show,' Dies

    Peekskill Native Wayne Douglas Puff, Who Once Performed On 'Today Show,' Dies

    Northern Westchester native Wayne Douglas Puff, 72, of Iola, Kansas, died on Saturday, June 20 at his daughter’s home. Wayne was born March 13, 1948, in Peekskill  to Raymond Puff and Dorothy (Scofield) Puff. He graduated from Haldane High School in Cold Spring.He and Deborah Baker were married in April, 1969. They had two daughters and were later divorced. Wayne was married ...

  4. Carl Alber Of Trumbull, 89, Longtime Stratford CPA, Dies Of COVID-19

    Carl Alber Of Trumbull, 89, Longtime Stratford CPA, Dies Of COVID-19

    Carl Alber of Trumbull died on May 30, 2020 at the age of 89 from complications of COVID-19. He was the son of the late Carl A. and Anna (Kaiser) Alber.Carl was born in Connecticut and raised in Stratford. He was a 1948 graduate of Stratford High School and a 1951 graduate of the University of Bridgeport. Carl was a Trumbull resident for nearly 60 years. He was a Certified Public ...

  5. Robert Vetterman Of Carmel, 54, Husband, Father, Friend Always There When Needed, Dies Of COVID

    Robert Vetterman Of Carmel, 54, Husband, Father, Friend Always There When Needed, Dies Of COVID

    Robert Vetterman, 54, of Carmel died on April 7, 2020, at Danbury Hospital  in Connecticut from complications from the coronavirus.Robert was born in Sleepy Hollow (North Tarrytown) on July 14, 1965 to Raymond and Timothea (Keane) Vetterman. He grew up in Ossining and was a graduate of Ossining High School. He also attended BOCES trade school. After high school, Robert pursued ...

  6. Beloved Wyckoff Physcian, Dr. Enrique Carlos More, 84

    Beloved Wyckoff Physcian, Dr. Enrique Carlos More, 84

    Enrique Carlos More, M.D., formerly of Wyckoff, died on May 19, in Philadelphia.He was born in Montevideo, Uruguay, February 29, 1936, and relocated to Argentina as a child, where he would later attend and graduate from the University of Buenos Aires, School of Medicine. In 1962, “Quique” married his classmate and love of his life, Evohe Dafne More, MD. ...

  7. Yorktown Native Thomas John Lee, 30, Will Be Remembered For His Huge Heart

    Yorktown Native Thomas John Lee, 30, Will Be Remembered For His Huge Heart

    Thomas John Lee, age 30 died unexpectedly on April 28, 2020 in Pompano Beach, FL. TJ was born on June 18, 1989 in Yorktown Heights, NY. He was the son of James and Mary (Hand) Lee. He graduated from Yorktown High School in 2007. He was employed as an installer at Jones Awnings in Pompano Beach, FL. He loved his job and skateboarding and will be remembered for his huge heart and ...

  8. Ossining's Barbara Brewster, 98, Former Teachers Union Head, Outdoor, Art Enthusiast

    Ossining's Barbara Brewster, 98, Former Teachers Union Head, Outdoor, Art Enthusiast

    Barbara (Murphy) Brewster, a Connecticut native and longtime resident of Ossining, died on March 31 at the age of 98. Predeceased by her husband Frederick R. Brewster and daughter Susan (Brewster) Eisenmann, she is survived by three daughters, Deborah Ferrenz (husband Mark) of Roslindale, MA; Abigail McGahey (husband David) of Santa Fe, NM and Alison Brewster (husband Ray ...

  9. Samuel Oswald Talbot, 79, Mount Vernon Resident, Real Estate Broker

    Samuel Oswald Talbot, 79, Mount Vernon Resident, Real Estate Broker

    Samuel Oswald Talbot, 79, of Mount Vernon died on Saturday, April 25. Born on May 28, 1940, Samuel was a real estate broker and longtime resident of Mount Vernon. He is survived by his wife, Cicely; children: Ingrid, Kenlyn (Leslie), Coleen, Jennifer, Adrian, Staye, Leeann, Lauren, Brian, Anthony and Brent; 18 grand children and 4 great-grandchildren. Samuel Oswald ...

  10. Norwalk's Ripka's At The Beach Is Ready With The Burgers, Lobster Rolls, Oysters, Fries & More!

    Norwalk's Ripka's At The Beach Is Ready With The Burgers, Lobster Rolls, Oysters, Fries & More!

    Going to culinary school was just an excuse to find out what Clyde Ripka didn’t know about food. Turns out it wasn’t much.When he was 12, the Long Island native and current East Fishkill, N.Y., resident, spent his summer traveling to a New Jersey Holiday Inn, where his father was a partner, to peel potatoes and wash dishes. By 14, Ripka, blonde and tall—the stereotypical surfer dude—was ...

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