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Jeanne Muchnick

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Jeanne Muchnick, Daily Voice Features Editor, has covered everything from baby advice for Parents Magazine to travel finds for The Rough Guides to human interest features for The New York Times to lifestyle insights for prevention.com. She has been a Senior Editor at top national women's magazines including Woman's World and Woman's Day and was instrumental in the launch of Gannett's InTown, Rockland and Putnam magazines. She is also the author of Dinner for Busy Moms. Among her favorite things to write about: Her neighbors and surrounding communities. So email her and fill her in on what's happening near you.

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  1. Weston Chocolatier Braves The Shave For St. Baldrick's Westport Event

    Weston Chocolatier Braves The Shave For St. Baldrick's Westport Event

    WESTON, Conn. -- Weston resident Aarti Khosla calls herself the "Procrastination Queen." But on Sunday, March 26 she'll join other brave souls for the St. Baldrick's event at the Westport YMCA --- and have her head shaved to raise money for childhood cancer. "Even though it's totally last minute, I've decided to be a shavee," said the owner of the Westport chocolate ...

  2. Inspired By The Sea, Two Moms Open New Boutique In Fairfield

    Inspired By The Sea, Two Moms Open New Boutique In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Sometimes, the biggest surprises are right in front of you; it just may take a while to find them.Such was the case for Jessica Sokol and Sarah McBrair, the owners behind Fairfield's newest store, Saltwater. The two "met" on Instagram. At the time Sokol ran an online boutique called Burrow and came across McBrair's beachy jewelry line, Love of Pretty. She ...

  3. Have You Voted For DVlicious Best Burger In Fairfield County?

    Have You Voted For DVlicious Best Burger In Fairfield County?

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Our DVlicious "best burger" contest is still going strong. Have you voted yet, Fairfield County?Five finalists are in the running for the perfect patty; profiles of each ran last week. Recaps are below.Bogey's Bar & Grille, NorwalkJoey C's Boathouse Cantina & Grill, StratfordGates Restaurant, New CanaanLittle Pub, Cos Cob, Fairfield, Wilton, ...

  4. Sixth-Grader Finds Solace In Broadway Song Created By Westport Native

    Sixth-Grader Finds Solace In Broadway Song Created By Westport Native

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Staples High grad Justin Paul continues to be a winner.Not only did the Westport native grab an Oscar for "La Land's" ''City of Stars," his tunes from the Broadway show, "Dear Evan Hansen" have struck a chord with an 11-year-old from Rye, N.Y. So much so that that boy, a sixth-grader at Rye Middle School, has gained a newfound sense of ...

  5. Shall We Dance? Fairfield Entrepreneur Gives Pricey Ballgowns Another Spin

    Shall We Dance? Fairfield Entrepreneur Gives Pricey Ballgowns Another Spin

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. --- In the past two years Deb Hendrickson guestimates she has driven about 26,000 miles -- all for the love of dance.That's because Hendrickson, as owner and founder of Black Rock Ballroom Couture, knows the value -- and expense -- of a well-made outfit. A pro-am competitive dancer since 2008, the Fairfield resident started her online consignment service as a way for ...

  6. Fairfield County Eateries Serve Up A Taste Of Ireland On St. Patrick's Day

    Fairfield County Eateries Serve Up A Taste Of Ireland On St. Patrick's Day

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Irish eyes are smiling. And stomachs are being satiated across the county with Irish soda bread, corned beef and cabbage and a host of other specials, not to mention plenty of Guinness. A brief sampling of where to get your green on follows. Feel free to add your own favorites to our Facebook page or in our comments. After all, we're all a wee bit (or a whole ...

  7. Local Chef Receives James Beard Award For Work With Bridgeport Nonprofit

    Local Chef Receives James Beard Award For Work With Bridgeport Nonprofit

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — The New York City-based James Beard Foundation, which bestow's the nation's highest culinary honors, has named Michel Nischan, the founder, president and CEO of Wholesome Wave in Bridgeport, among the inductees to its "Who's Who 2017 Award."The announcement was made in Los Angeles on Wednesday, March 15.Chef Nishan, an acclaimed leader in the sustainable ...

  8. DVlicious: Gates In New Canaan Eyes Top Prize In Best Burger Contest

    DVlicious: Gates In New Canaan Eyes Top Prize In Best Burger Contest

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Any way you flip it, the burger is one of America’s favorite foods. We asked for your top picks in the county; five finalists are in the running with each being profiled this week.Who will win? It’s up to you, so let your fingers do the clicking. Voting ends 4 p.m. Tuesday, March 28. You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.Gates Restaurant, New CanaanWhat ...

  9. 'Green Clean' & Get Spring Ready, Advises Danbury Wellness Coach

    'Green Clean' & Get Spring Ready, Advises Danbury Wellness Coach

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Despite our recent weather, spring is around the corner. To get you ready, we went to Beth HIll, a Danbury-based wellness coach and integrative nutrition health coach.Here, some tips for getting you out of snow-mode and ready to jump-start the season:Spring Clean ... your kitchen cabinets and fridge: Commit to throwing out any food and beverage that has high-fructose ...

  10. Best Breakfast For A Storm: Westport Blogger Shares 10 French Toast Recipes

    Best Breakfast For A Storm: Westport Blogger Shares 10 French Toast Recipes

    WESTPORT, Conn. --- Eggs, bread and milk are the staples of any good snow day and Westport food blogger Liz Rueven, editor/founder of KosherLikeMe.com has gathered 10 decadent French Toast ideas sure to please even the pickiest snow bunnies.This is not one recipe but a host of ideas. Go HERE for details. If they seem too fancy, Rueven suggests you use them as inspiration to come up with ...

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