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Jeanne Muchnick

Features Editor jmuchnick@dailyvoice.com

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. Local Students See Theatre Dreams Come True In Stamford

    Local Students See Theatre Dreams Come True In Stamford

    STAMFORD Conn. – On May 1, three Fairfield County high school students will experience the joy of live theatre in a whole new way – as playwrights. Darien residents Olivia Falkenrath and Quinn Murphy and Bethel resident Ryan Polistena were named winners of The Palace Theatre’s 2017 Ernie DiMattia Emerging Young Artist Scholarship Awards for their writing of an original one-act play. All ...

  2. Fairfield Eatery Donates Portion Of Tuesday Sales To Norwalk Nonprofit

    Fairfield Eatery Donates Portion Of Tuesday Sales To Norwalk Nonprofit

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- b.good in Fairfield is all about doing good.And so, as part of its ongoing support for Food Rescue US,  the Norwalk-based organization that delivers healthy food from businesses that have too much to people who have too little, it will donate five percent of its sales on Tuesday, April 18 to the non-profit. b.good is known for its all-natural burgers, smoothies, and ...

  3. DVlicious: Frank Pepe's In Danbury, Fairfield, Wows With Old World Recipes

    DVlicious: Frank Pepe's In Danbury, Fairfield, Wows With Old World Recipes

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Bright plum-tomato sauce, puddles of melted mozzarella, a perfectly charred crust … does life get any better with the perfect slice in front of you? We think not.Five finalists are vying for Fairfield County's DVlicious "Best Pizza," each of which is being profiled this week.Click and vote for your favorite – you have until 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27 and you ...

  4. Amazing Grace: Stamford 13-Year-Old Fights Pediatric Cancer

    Amazing Grace: Stamford 13-Year-Old Fights Pediatric Cancer

    STAMFORD, Conn. — On any given day you can find Grace Targonsk organizing a fundraiser, giving a presentation about pediatric cancer, or attending to the many details of her non-profit, Caring with Grace.Sound like a busy, community-minded mom you know?Think again. Targonsk is in eighth grade at Dolan Middle School and is the founder of an organization meant to educate -- and raise ...

  5. Chocolate Bunnies Anyone? Easter Spending Set To Break Record

    Chocolate Bunnies Anyone? Easter Spending Set To Break Record

    FAIRFIELD  COUNTY, Conn. --  Americans are going to splurge a record $18.4 billion this year on Easter, according to the National Retail Federation. That's a six percent increase on 2016's $17.3 billion, says a Statista report. This year's holiday falls later than last year, a key reason for the uptake in expenditure. That gives consumers a whole extra month to purchase chocolate eggs, ...

  6. Rack Of Lamb For Easter: New Canaan Cook Shares Holiday Recipe

    Rack Of Lamb For Easter: New Canaan Cook Shares Holiday Recipe

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. --- Still haven't figured our your Easter menu? Trish Lobenfeld, who blogs at HoneypiesRecipes.com, has a few suggestions, among them her boneless leg of lamb. The New Canaan resident admits her love for cooking started with a cardboard kitchen and plastic food as a little girl and evolved over the years from a hobby to a profession. Lobenfeld is a food writer and ...

  7. Jelly Beans Top List Of Fairfield County Easter 'Musts'

    Jelly Beans Top List Of Fairfield County Easter 'Musts'

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Buttered popcorn leads the way when it comes to chomping down on your favorite jelly bean come Easter.Such is the latest report by CandyStore.com which rated the flavor as the number one pick in Connecticut with cherry and juicy pear right behind it.Americans gobble up more than 16 billion of the chewy candies on Easter. You can see the full report HERE.The ...

  8. Vote In Our DVlicious Best Pizza Contest, Fairfield County

    Vote In Our DVlicious Best Pizza Contest, Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn -- Who has Fairfield County's best pizza? We asked  -- and you answered. Five eateries are now in the running for the DVlicious "best" and will be profiled the week of April 17. In the meantime, start voting. Voting ends 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27. You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day. 

  9. Frank Pepe's Pizza In Fairfield, Danbury Named 'Best In State'

    Frank Pepe's Pizza In Fairfield, Danbury Named 'Best In State'

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana was recently named the best pizza in the state of Connecticut by The Daily Meal.The New Haven icon, which opened in Wooster Square in 1925, is a "checklist destination," said the report, meaning you have to go at least once.Lucky for Fairfield County residents, there are Frank Pepe locations closer to home -- in ...

  10. Newtown Woman Competes In 'America's Greatest School Nurse' Contest

    Newtown Woman Competes In 'America's Greatest School Nurse' Contest

    NEWTOWN, Conn. -- A Newton nurse has been chosen to represent Connecticut as the state finalist in a nationwide contest.Maddy Allen, who works at Newtown's Head O'Meadow Elementary School, was nominated for "always being available to tend to a scraped knee, chapped lips, or a broken heart, and caring for all children as if they were her own" as part of the quest for ...

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