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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. Familiar Face At Mahwah Public Library Carolyn Sengstacken Dies, 92

    Familiar Face At Mahwah Public Library Carolyn Sengstacken Dies, 92

    Carolyn Seberry Sengstacken died Oct. 20, 2020. She was 92 years old.For 25 years she was one of the familiar faces at the front desk of the Mahwah Public Library. Carolyn, daughter of Robert Ralph and Helen Milton Seberry, was raised in Cragmere, Mahwah, with her sister Barbara.She went on to earn an Associate’s degree. In those days, high school was attended in Ramsey, dances and ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Alda Haravon, 91, Was Vital Part Of Pleasantville Community For Years

    Alda Haravon, 91, Was Vital Part Of Pleasantville Community For Years

    It is with both gratitude for a life well-lived and great sadness for our loss that Anita Haravon and the Haravon Collins family announce the death of Alda Haravon. Surrounded by family members, the angels took Alda peacefully on Nov. 10 at Oaknoll Retirement Residence in Iowa City, Iowa.Alda was born on Dec. 4, 1928, in Bucharest, Romania, to Beatrice Berkowitz Saporta and Senor ...

  4. Jeanne Greenebaum, Longtime South Salem Resident, Lover Of Lake Truesdale, Dies At 98

    Jeanne Greenebaum, Longtime South Salem Resident, Lover Of Lake Truesdale, Dies At 98

    Jeanne Greenebaum, a longtime resident of South Salem, died on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at the age of 98. Known for her colorful winter coats and long walks around Lake Truesdale, her greenhouse on Lake Shore Drive on top of a long hill bordering the lake and her love of the South Salem Library, she will be missed by friends, family and neighbors. She and her husband Ira donated two ...

  5. Listen To How An Author's Fight For Family Redefined Him In New Podcast

    Listen To How An Author's Fight For Family Redefined Him In New Podcast

    Ted Yang’s Table for Five, A Father's Story of Life, Love and Loss is first and foremost a memoir of a father’s fight for his family—for their health, happiness and very existence. But it’s also how the experience of premature triplets, loss, and near-constant stress of life-or-death situations changed him both personally as well as professionally.Yang shares his evolution from ...

  6. A Father’s Fight For His Premature Triplets

    A Father’s Fight For His Premature Triplets

    Learning that their family would be expanding by three brought with it both joy and fear for all that could go wrong. Having multiples increases the risk of premature birth and its related life-threatening problems — as Ted and Christine Yang found out all too soon.In the United States, 1 in 10 births are premature. Each of these babies struggles to live in a world they entered too ...

  7. A Luxe Martini With Highclere Castle Gin At Chester's Grano Arso Benefits Channel 3 Kids Camp

    A Luxe Martini With Highclere Castle Gin At Chester's Grano Arso Benefits Channel 3 Kids Camp

    Masks and appropriate social distancing, of course, remain a must, but wouldn’t it be nice to indulge in a fabulous cocktail out after months of self-imposed quarantining? And, better yet, to know that with the purchase of this one cocktail you were not only tantalizing your senses but also helping a local nonprofit hit hard by COVID-19?Chester-based restaurant Grano Arso has ...

  8. Raised in Bronxville, Waccabuc, Crawford Shaw, Jr., 47, Made Friends Wherever He Went

    Raised in Bronxville, Waccabuc, Crawford Shaw, Jr., 47, Made Friends Wherever He Went

    Crawford Shaw, Jr., beloved friend, brother, son, stepson, uncle, nephew and cousin, died at age 47 on Thursday, Oct. 22 in Denison, Texas. He was born on March 26, 1973 in New York City to Danne’ Brokaw Munford and Crawford Shaw. He was the stepson of Dillard Munford.Crawford grew up in Bronxville, where he attended the Chapel School and Bronxville School; Waccabuc, where he attended ...

  9. Longtime Chappaqua Resident Dolores Ryan, 82, Of Somers, Was Always The First One To Volunteer

    Longtime Chappaqua Resident Dolores Ryan, 82, Of Somers, Was Always The First One To Volunteer

    Dolores A. Ryan, 82, died at home in Somers on Oct. 7.Born in Manhattan, Dolores was a 64-year resident of Chappaqua and Ocean Park, ME, where she spent her summers at the beach among family and friends. She was a graduate of Horace Greeley High School and Endicott College. After college Dolores was proud to have worked as a buyer and merchandiser for Lord & Taylor in ...

  10. Longtime Peekskill Resident and Camp Smith Employee, Eddie Camper, 73

    Longtime Peekskill Resident and Camp Smith Employee, Eddie Camper, 73

    Eddie Lee Camper, Sr., died at his home in Hattiesburg, MS, on Sept. 17 after a battle with cancer. He was 73 years old.Eddie, born May 12, 1947 in Hattiesburg, was a long-time resident of Peekskill before making his way back to Mississippi. His primary school education was at Earl Travillion Attendance Center in Hattiesburg, Forrest County, MS. With a family move from Mississippi to ...

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