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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. Asian-American Business Leaders Create New Initiative To Fight Racism, Discrimination

    Asian-American Business Leaders Create New Initiative To Fight Racism, Discrimination

    “...We are tired of being treated less than American…” So begins an open letter in the Wednesday, March 31, 2021 edition of The Wall Street Journal signed by over 1,000 American-Asian business leaders. Some of the names (or at least their companies) you'll probably recognize: Jerry Yang, Eric Yuan, and Steve Chen, for instance, the co-founder of Yahoo, CEO and founder of Zoom, and ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Top Of Mind Speaks with Preemie Father About His Memoir and Redefining Success

    Top Of Mind Speaks with Preemie Father About His Memoir and Redefining Success

    Ted Yang had his life all planned out—and it was a good plan. The son of Chinese immigrants, he graduated from MIT at 21 with a Master’s, worked successfully at the world’s largest hedge fund, married the love of his life, moved to the suburbs and started a family. Then, like most of us, Yang learned that life almost never goes exactly how you planned. He and his wife Christine soon ...

  4. How Far Would You Go For Your Daughter To Breathe?

    How Far Would You Go For Your Daughter To Breathe?

    Breathing. It’s so automatic we’re usually not even aware of it. But what if your body couldn’t take a life-giving breath on its own? In Table for Five: A Father’s Story of Life, Love and Loss, Ted Yang—philanthropist and serial entrepreneur—tells of years spent watching a machine breathe for his daughter, what it took to see her breathe on her own and how it changed him personally and ...

  5. Washington Irving High Graduate Mary Pat (Deely) McGuire, 80

    Washington Irving High Graduate Mary Pat (Deely) McGuire, 80

    Mary Patricia (Deely) McGuire, age 80, of Bridgewater, MA died on Friday, March 5 after a brief illness.Born in New York City, she was the daughter of the late Dr. Thomas H. and Rosalie T. Deely. Mary Pat was a graduate of Washington Irving High School in Tarrytown and the College of Mount Saint Vincent in Riverdale.Mary Pat was married to the predeceased J. Francis McGuire in 1962 and ...

  6. 4-CT Announces New Leadership As It Continues Its Outreach And Expands Its Mission

    4-CT Announces New Leadership As It Continues Its Outreach And Expands Its Mission

    When Don Kendall and Ted Yang founded 4-CT — the Connecticut Covid-19 Charity Connection — in March of 2020 just as an international pandemic was declared, they never expected the organization to continue past a short-term need. What they and 4-CT have seen in a year's time is that help is still needed even as COVID (hopefully) wanes. While the organization has strived to help ...

  7. Baseball Fan, Family Man: Anthony Fusco, 79, Was Loved By All

    Baseball Fan, Family Man: Anthony Fusco, 79, Was Loved By All

    Anthony “Tony” R. Fusco, 79, formerly of Park Ridge, died on Jan. 29, 2021.Tony was born in New York City to Anthony Sr. and Philomena (Zero) Fusco. He grew up in Brooklyn and was a joy to all he knew him — he was known for his exuberant smile and mischievous personality. Tony was a graduate of Saint Augustine High School in Brooklyn.He married the love of his life, Eileen Gordon, ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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