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Meredith Guinness

Community Reporter mguinness@dailyvoice.com

Meredith Guinness is a reporter covering breaking news and community features in Fairfield County.

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  1. Wiffle Ball Hits The Big Leagues At National Toy Hall Of Fame

    Wiffle Ball Hits The Big Leagues At National Toy Hall Of Fame

    Wiffle Ball, created and manufactured in Fairfield County, finally knocked one out of the park, winning a coveted spot in the National Toy Hall of Fame.The time-honored plaything — made in Shelton, Conn. since 1953 — joins paper airplanes and the board game Clue in the hall’s Class of 2017.The new group was inducted into the Rochester-based hall, taking their place alongside previous ...

  2. Longtime Martial Artist Will Screen Acclaimed Indie Film In White Plains

    Longtime Martial Artist Will Screen Acclaimed Indie Film In White Plains

    Martial artist and instructor Ik Jo Kang steps into the spotlight Wednesday, Oct. 4 during a one-night-only screening of the indie film “I Can I Will I Did” in White Plains.The local screening will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Showcase City Center 15: Cinema Deluxe, 19 Mamaroneck Avenue in White Plains.Kang, who lives in Old Greenwich, plays a pivotal role in the film, which won Best ...

  3. Stamford Woman Wins Westchester '40 Under 40' Award

    Stamford Woman Wins Westchester '40 Under 40' Award

    A Stamford resident who is responsible for leadership and development of the national sales teams at Heineken USA just won a prestigious honor with The Business Council of Westchester.Bridget Lasda, vice president of national sales at the White Plains-based business, was named a 2017 “40 Under 40” Rising Star through the council.Prior to joining Heineken, Lasda worked for The Coca-Cola ...

  4. Westchester Philharmonic's Sperling Will Be Guest Conductor At Area Concert

    Westchester Philharmonic's Sperling Will Be Guest Conductor At Area Concert

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- For Ted Sperling, movies and music are an inseparable pair.That’s why he’s excited his debut appearance as guest conductor of the Greater Bridgeport Symphony on Saturday will be “GBS Goes to the Movies,” a rollicking evening of familiar tunes forever tied to their connection to films.“I think that we start to associate the music with the images and emotions ...

  5. White Plains Native Cooks Up Fun At Popular Fairfield Eatery

    White Plains Native Cooks Up Fun At Popular Fairfield Eatery

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. — When Richard Herzfeld was just 10, his uncle began teaching him how to cook. It didn’t hurt that his uncle was Juan Metzger, president of Dannon Co., a man who had learned his way around the kitchen from James Beard, an icon the New York Times once dubbed the “dean of American cookery.”Within two years, the pre-teen, who would go on to open Fairfield’s popular eatery ...

  6. Father, Son Collaborate On Film 'Marshall' With Roots In Westchester

    Father, Son Collaborate On Film 'Marshall' With Roots In Westchester

    VALHALLA, N.Y. — In the pre-dawn hours of a chilly December night in 1940, two truckers saw a soaking wet woman limping near Westchester County’s Kensico Reservoir. Taking her in, they listened as Greenwich, Conn., socialite Eleanor Strubing told them she had been raped repeatedly by her African-American chauffeur, who dumped her off a bridge into the frigid waters. Within hours, ...

  7. Chappaqua's Bill Clinton Stumps For Hillary In Fairfield County

    Chappaqua's Bill Clinton Stumps For Hillary In Fairfield County

    A crowd of about 20 people waited Tuesday on Grovers Avenue in Black Rock neighborhood of Bridgeport, Conn., to get a glimpse at former President Bill Clinton as he arrived for a fundraiser across the street to support his wife Hillary’s presidential campaign. The event was held at the newly constructed waterfront home of software executive Oni Chukwu.Guests reportedly paid $2,700 each ...

  8. Newtown's Sandy Hook Promise Urges Better National Mental Health Care

    Newtown's Sandy Hook Promise Urges Better National Mental Health Care

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — On the third anniversary of the tragedy that took 26 lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, the nonprofit group Sandy Hook Promise is remaining true to its word — working tirelessly for mental health awareness and gun control initiatives it hopes will make the world safer for future generations.For SHP Managing Director Mark Barden, working toward tighter gun ...

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