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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. Will Newtown Author Say Yes To Another 'Hunger Games?'

    Will Newtown Author Say Yes To Another 'Hunger Games?'

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. --- Would Suzanne Collins be up for another "Hunger Games?" The Newtown author isn't saying but according to Variety, there’s been talk of more “Twilight” and “Hunger Games” films. Lionsgate, the studio that owns both film rights is open to a series of ideas, i.e. sequels, prequels or spin-offs.Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer was quoted in the Variety ...

  2. Staples Grad Justin Paul Serves Up Christmas Surprise

    Staples Grad Justin Paul Serves Up Christmas Surprise

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Staples High School grad Justin Paul is in the news again.It was recently announced that Actress Maya Rudolph will star in Fox's live presentation of "A Christmas Story" this winter. She will play the mother of the 9-year-old protagonist Ralphie Parker."La La Land" composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul who wrote the stage musical are ...

  3. Westport Teen Designs Club With Goal Of Helping Others

    Westport Teen Designs Club With Goal Of Helping Others

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Emerson Kobak has always loved fashion. The 17-year-old rising senior at Staples High School said ever since she was very young, she would always be sketching, which eventually turned into sewing. Now, not only does the Westport student have her own fashion brand where she does custom orders (check out Emerson Isa Designs), but she's started a fashion club at school ...

  4. First Greenwich, Now Darien: Songs For Seeds Grows Its Reach

    First Greenwich, Now Darien: Songs For Seeds Grows Its Reach

    DARIEN, Conn. -- Songs for Seeds, New York City’s award-winning, popular children’s music program, is coming to Darien.Founded in 2009 by the owners of Apple Seeds, NYC’s award-winning play space for children, Songs for Seeds features 45-minute classes led by a three-piece live band of musicians who encourage kids to sing, play instruments, and dance. At the end of class, the students ...

  5. The Water Makes A Difference At Ridgefield's Nod Hill Brewery

    The Water Makes A Difference At Ridgefield's Nod Hill Brewery

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Kyle Acenowr has been named head brewer at Nod Hill, Ridgefield’s newest craft brewery.An upstate New Yorker, Acenowr began his career at The North Brewery in Endicott N.Y., where his beers won critical acclaim and production increased yearly. His focus at Nod Hill will be on American and Belgian-style brewing: IPAs, stouts, and pale ales with hoppy flavors ...

  6. Ex New Canaan Resident David Letterman Returns To TV With New Netflix Show

    Ex New Canaan Resident David Letterman Returns To TV With New Netflix Show

    David Letterman, the original host of "Late Night" (NBC) and "The Late Show" (CBS) will be back broadcasting for a new series on Netflix.The yet-to-be-named, six-episode series has the former New Cannan resident combining two interests for which he is renowned: in-depth conversations with extraordinary people and in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and ...

  7. Fairfield County Chef Serves Up 'Sweet' Concoctions, Homecooked Meals

    Fairfield County Chef Serves Up 'Sweet' Concoctions, Homecooked Meals

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- After losing her job last year, Paty Mendes turned to cooking.It is, after all, a passion. The New Milford resident has been cooking and baking since she was 15 in her native Brazil -- her family owns a restaurant there.She started off baking breads, cakes and cookies for friends. When she got positive feedback, she approached local stores, which also started ...

  8. Westport Moms Build An Empire Out Of Granola; Expand To Westchester

    Westport Moms Build An Empire Out Of Granola; Expand To Westchester

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Granola Bar, with locations in Westport, Greenwich, and Stamford, is expanding to Westchester, N.Y. with openings in Armonk and Rye.The new Armonk spot, set to open later this month at 575 Main St., is hiring now. Send applications to lexi@thegranolabarct.com.The Granola Bar is also opening at 96 Purchase Street in Rye in mid to late September. Fans of the ...

  9. Historic Norwalk Landmark Reopens With Fresh New Look

    Historic Norwalk Landmark Reopens With Fresh New Look

    NORWALK, Conn. -- The Inn at GrayBarns formerly the Silvermine Inn and Tavern, has reopened.The Norwalk property, which dates to around 1800, was purchased by the Glazer Group in 2015 and underwent an extensive two-year renovation. In its long history, it's been a tavern, a textile factory, and a speakeasy. It is now a six-suite inn. A restaurant serving traditional American fare will ...

  10. NEAT Darien Plans 'Neater' Look; Closes Temporarily For Renovations

    NEAT Darien Plans 'Neater' Look; Closes Temporarily For Renovations

    DARIEN, Conn. -- No need to be alarmed by the "temporarily closing" sign at NEAT Darien. You'll still be able to get your frothy cappuccinos, iced coffees, and strong espressos -- they'll just be at The Melting Pot across the courtyard instead.The 8-year-old coffee bar will be open Monday, Aug. 7, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. and will officially close Tuesday, Aug. 8, for ...

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