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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. Westport's Melissa Joan Hart Stars In New Holiday Lifetime Movie

    Westport's Melissa Joan Hart Stars In New Holiday Lifetime Movie

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- The minute Thanksgiving is over it's time to think Christmas. Which is where the actress -- and Westport resident -- Melissa Joan Hart comes in.Her new Lifetime movie, "A Very Merry Toy Store," which used Connecticut as its backdrop, airs Sunday, Nov. 26 at 8 p.m. Most scenes were shot in Bristol and New Britain (See previous Daily Voice story HERE.)Hart ...

  2. Here's What To Buy, What Not To Buy On Black Friday, Fairfield County

    Here's What To Buy, What Not To Buy On Black Friday, Fairfield County

    Do you have a game plan for Black Friday?According to BlackFriday.com, here's what you should -- and shouldn't -- buy. The Best Things to Buy Smartphones: The newest models will likely come with gift cards or even be completely free with a trade-in. And with three new iPhones and the Google Pixel 2 debuting this fall, older models and less-popular brands will be thirsty for business. ...

  3. These Fairfield County Stories Of Thanks Made Us Cry

    These Fairfield County Stories Of Thanks Made Us Cry

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The "thanks" in Thanksgiving is all about helping others and taking comfort in the bounty we have. Which is why we dug into our archives to bring you some of the stories we've run this year of local residents that have touched our hearts -- and reminded us what being grateful is all about. Norwalk mom of three Devyn Taylor created an online ...

  4. Tell Us Your Thanksgiving Traditions, New Canaan

    Tell Us Your Thanksgiving Traditions, New Canaan

    Happy Thanksgiving.How are you celebrating today? If your'e like most folks, you've got certain traditions -- 82 percent of Americans say they have special ones this holiday.According to MiLegacy, a new social network, 43 percent of Americans have food-related traditions, while another 39 percent have timeless family rituals.For many (34 percent) hearing family updates and stories is ...

  5. Norwalk Restaurant 'Spreads' Its Reach With New Greenwich Location

    Norwalk Restaurant 'Spreads' Its Reach With New Greenwich Location

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Talk about spreading the love. Sorry, we couldn't resist. The Spread, a South Norwalk restaurant known for its New American seasonal fare and neighborly vibe, is opening a second location -- soon (as in the next few weeks) -- in Greenwich. The six owners, who live locally (think Greenwich, Stamford, Westport and Norwalk) are deeply invested in the community -- and ...

  6. Do You Have Your Black Friday Game Plan, New Canaan?

    Do You Have Your Black Friday Game Plan, New Canaan?

    Black Friday is here and retailers are touting deep discounts across every product category. But how do you know which deals are actually worth your time and money? Check out BlackFriday.com, the authority on all things Black Friday, with live updates and premium content to help you get the most out of the biggest shopping holiday of the year. What follows is an abbreviated list of do's ...

  7. With A Name Like Gershwin ... 'Charlie Brown' Premieres In Stamford

    With A Name Like Gershwin ... 'Charlie Brown' Premieres In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. ---  A big name in entertainment is behind the upcoming Charlie Brown Christmas Show at the Palace Theatre in Stamford.The show premieres Saturday, Nov. 25 courtesy of Todd Gershwin, a Rye, N.Y. resident and the nephew of the famous lyrical duo George and Ira Gershwin.As co-owner of the George Gershwin music business, the longtime producer has developed and produced ...

  8. Fairfield County Boutique Owner Gears Up For Launch Of New Fashion Website

    Fairfield County Boutique Owner Gears Up For Launch Of New Fashion Website

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford resident Ellie Zieminski has always been a fashionista.A longtime boutique owner -- she owned Love Bella in Larchmont, N.Y. for 14 years, she decided to leave the brick and mortar world after a fire destroyed her store in November 2016.She's been busy with trunk shows around Westchester and lower Fairfield since then (as well as being mom to her 15-month-old ...

  9. Talking Turkey: Fairfield Chef Reveals Cooking Secrets For Thanksgiving

    Talking Turkey: Fairfield Chef Reveals Cooking Secrets For Thanksgiving

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. --  Thanksgiving is almost here -- any idea what recipe you're going to use?We went to Chef Arturo Franco-Camacho of Fairfield's Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill for a twist on the traditional. His advice? If you buy a good-quality turkey, maybe even one that’s fresh and roast it right, it doesn’t need to go through the brining process. He, however, ...

  10. Fairfield County Watchmaker Featured On New Podcast

    Fairfield County Watchmaker Featured On New Podcast

    GREENWICH, Conn.— Watch this. Or rather, hear this. Manfredi Jewels in Greenwich, home to some of the most rare — and most valuable — timepieces from around the world, has created its first series of radio podcasts appropriately entitled “The Rare Watch Man."Manfredi partnered with award-winning syndicated Talk Radio Personality and Entrepreneur Debbie Nigro to create this ...

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