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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. Demarest's Teresa McGahren, 93, Devoted Mother, Grandmother, Friend & Nurse Extraordinaire

    Demarest's Teresa McGahren, 93, Devoted Mother, Grandmother, Friend & Nurse Extraordinaire

    Teresa Ellen McGahren died on Jan. 30. She was 93 years old and remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, friend and caregiver. Teresa was born to Grace and Patrick Holland on Sept. 17, 1927, on a farm in Rossnowlagh, Ireland on the banks of the Donegal Bay. At the tender age of 15, she left home to work and live with a family in Belfast, likely applying some of the ...

  2. Danbury's Catherine Ann Spiegel, 85, Psychotherapist Who Loved The Ocean

    Danbury's Catherine Ann Spiegel, 85, Psychotherapist Who Loved The Ocean

    Catherine Ann Spiegel died peacefully on January 29 at St. John Paul II Center in Danbury. Catherine was born on June 7, 1935 in Dayton, OH to the late Harry Carmack and Mary Elizabeth Madigan Carmack.Catherine, known as Ann to her many friends and colleagues, graduated from the University of Dayton and went on to get her master’s degree at New York University. She spent most of her ...

  3. 4-CT Card Emergency Assistance Program Looks Beyond COVID-19

    4-CT Card Emergency Assistance Program Looks Beyond COVID-19

    When 4-CT began a year ago (see "4-CT Quickly Makes An Impact, Granting $1 Million Total To Foodshare, Connecticut Foodbank"), its immediate goal was to help those most impacted by COVID-19 — those who lost childcare and jobs and struggled to pay bill and put food on the table. Over $20 million was raised and distributed via the 4-CT’s partners, community foundations and local ...

  4. How Much Will Your Insurance Cover In A Medical Emergency?

    How Much Will Your Insurance Cover In A Medical Emergency?

    Would your insurance cover 24-hour nursing care for you or a loved one released from the hospital and home with special medical needs? Many policies do, but only for a certain number of days a year.Forty hours of in-home nursing care can cost anywhere from $3,000 to $5,000 (or more) a month, depending where you live in the United States. And that 40 hours still leaves 128 hours a week — ...

  5. Have Fun In February For A Great Cause: Sign Up For Winter Trivia Night With 4-CT

    Have Fun In February For A Great Cause: Sign Up For Winter Trivia Night With 4-CT

    It’s back! Connecticut nonprofit 4-CT is pairing up with the Big Quiz Thing — creators of trivia entertainment for corporate and private events nationwide — for Winter Trivia Night on Thursday, February 25, 2021 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.This is 4-CT’s third trivia night and promises to be the best yet with new prizes, special guests and more fun that you’d think possible packed into ...

  6. Longtime Croton-on-Hudson Resident, Horse Lover Elisabeth Schröder Williams Dies

    Longtime Croton-on-Hudson Resident, Horse Lover Elisabeth Schröder Williams Dies

    Elisabeth Schröder Williams, a Croton-on-Hudson resident for 50 years, died on Tuesday, Jan. 26.Born in 1930 in Göteborg, Sweden, Elisabeth left home in her mid-20s to study languages in Germany and France. She met her future husband, James (Jim) Williams, in Heidelberg, Germany. They married in 1957 and spent their first years together in Jersey City, Rutherford and Montclair, NJ. ...

  7. Longtime Eastchester Resident Leonore Young, 94, Teacher, Yankees Fan, Dies of COVID-19

    Longtime Eastchester Resident Leonore Young, 94, Teacher, Yankees Fan, Dies of COVID-19

    Leonore Young of Eastchester, died peacefully on Wednesday, Jan. 27, 2021 from COVID-19. She was 94.Leonore is survived by her sister Francis Goodman; her daughter and son-in-law Adrienne and Keith Bloomfield; her grandson and granddaughter Seth and Tara Bloomfield; her great-granddaughters Sydney and Charley Bloomfield; her son-in-law Michael Phelps and his wife Lenore Simon; her ...

  8. Pregnancy, COVID And Prematurity: Much Still Unknown

    Pregnancy, COVID And Prematurity: Much Still Unknown

    While there are medical conditions that can lead to premature birth, the reasons for it often remain a mystery. One out of 10 births in the United States involves a baby born before 37 weeks—and, according to the World Health Organization, prematurity and its complications are the leading cause of death in children under five.You’d think that the stress of quarantine and fear of ...

  9. Jan. 20, 2021 Is Date That Won't Happen Again For 1,000 Years: Here's Why

    Jan. 20, 2021 Is Date That Won't Happen Again For 1,000 Years: Here's Why

    If seven is your lucky number you're in for a treat on Jan. 21, 2021. Wednesday's date is a palindrome date. What does that mean? Backwards or forwards you get the same date numerically: 12021. This palindromic date won’t happen again for 1,000 years.Such dates are considered lucky in many parts of the world, although it does depend on how you write them — whether ...

  10. January 20, 2021 Is Palindrome Date That Won't Happen Again For 1,000 Years

    January 20, 2021 Is Palindrome Date That Won't Happen Again For 1,000 Years

    If seven is your lucky number you're in for a treat on January 21, 2021. Wednesday's date is a palindrome date. What does that mean? Backwards or forwards you get the same date numerically: 12021. This palindromic date won’t happen again for 1,000 years.Such dates are considered lucky in many parts of the world, although it does depend on how you write them — whether ...

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