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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. The Heights On New Canaan Border Raises The Bar With Music & More

    The Heights On New Canaan Border Raises The Bar With Music & More

    NEW CANAAN. Conn. -- It's just a hop across the N.Y./Conn. border to The Heights and Brother's Vic's Lounge, a new 6,000-square-foot concert venue/banquet hall/restaurant that opened in the South Salem space formerly occupied by The Willows.Owner Victor Ponzo, an ex-Wall Street executive, said he's long wanted to open a place where residents can enjoy good food and music.  His new ...

  2. Fairfield County Entrepreneurs Celebrate Mardi Gras With Mardi Bra

    Fairfield County Entrepreneurs Celebrate Mardi Gras With Mardi Bra

    COS COB, Conn. -- Lucy Langley and Laura Delaflor admit they never would have imagined that a meeting 10 years ago, when their kids were on the YMCA Marlins swim team, would have led to a partnership collecting and distributing new, unused underwear to those in need.The Undies Project started with an idea Langley had in 2014 after volunteering at Neighbor to Neighbor, a local non-profit ...

  3. DVlicious Fairfield County Coffee Contest Heats Up: Vote Now

    DVlicious Fairfield County Coffee Contest Heats Up: Vote Now

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Had your locally brewed cup of joe yet?We asked for your favorites as part of our DVlicious "Best Coffee in Fairfield County" contest; five coffeehouses are now in the running. Have you voted? Profiles on each have run to help you decide. Here's a recap while you sip and click.Cafe Xpresso, NewtownCoffee Barn, WiltonNeat, DarienSource Coffeehouse, ...

  4. Fairfield County Mom Encourages Folks To Put On Their Game Face

    Fairfield County Mom Encourages Folks To Put On Their Game Face

    BETHEL, Conn. -- Imagine rooting for your team -- with colorful face paint --- while also treating your skin to a facial.Sound too good to be true? Bethel Art Teacher Adrienne Austermann -- despite not having a business background or skincare experience -- has you covered.Her new product, FanMasque, allows fans to wear their team's favorite shades -- on their face --  and not worry ...

  5. Fairfield Mom Finds Second Career In Wine Business

    Fairfield Mom Finds Second Career In Wine Business

    FAIRFIELD. Conn. -- Lisa Goldman, a special education teacher serving children from birth to age three, was looking to make extra money when she heard about a wine tasting direct sales company. The minute she heard OneHope Wine donates 50 percent of its profits to partner causes, she was "in.""I just like the philosophy and the idea of giving back," she said. ...

  6. Take Your Valentine For A 'Sweet' Meal, Fairfield County

    Take Your Valentine For A 'Sweet' Meal, Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A lot of love goes into designing a Valentine's menu — and Fairfield County is ablaze with options. A sampling follows; feel free to add your own to our comments or Facebook page. Another way to keep your Valentine's "hot?" Check out our previous story on fireplace dining.Cafe Xpresso, Newtown: Indulge your sweet tooth with the chocolate mousse or ...

  7. 83-Year-Old Wilton Author Stirs Up Memories In New Family Cookbook

    83-Year-Old Wilton Author Stirs Up Memories In New Family Cookbook

    WILTON, Conn. — An 83-year-old former lawyer is finding a second calling as a cookbook author.Anthony LoFrisco said he's been amazed at the response he's been getting since self-publishing his book, "The LoFrisco Family Cookbook: How Josie Brought Sicily to Brooklyn" in December 2016. That includes a glowing thumbs up from Publisher's Weekly, which he's still reeling ...

  8. Vote For Your DVlicious Favorite Coffeehouse, Fairfield County

    Vote For Your DVlicious Favorite Coffeehouse, Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Aroma, taste, rotating beans from the world’s finest roasters, community ... such are some of the factors "brewed" into the five finalists you selected in our DVlicious coffee contest. Now's time to vote.Profiles on each will run the week of Feb. 20. In the meantime, grab a cuppa and let your fingers do the clicking.Voting ends at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. ...

  9. Spin Your Wheels Faster With Coffee From Stamford Cycling Shop

    Spin Your Wheels Faster With Coffee From Stamford Cycling Shop

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Julie and Yori Gabay never had the vision of opening a café at Pacific Cycling & Triathlon shop per say but when they moved locations -- from Stamford's Harbor Point to High Ridge Road less than a year ago, the thought started to -- pardon the pun -- percolate.Their cozy three-month-old Pacific Café, where bikes line the side and back wall, has, in a very short ...

  10. Sweet Without Wheat: Westport Baker Serves Up Gluten-Free Goodies

    Sweet Without Wheat: Westport Baker Serves Up Gluten-Free Goodies

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Stacy Orseck doesn't mind if you refer to her as the "Queen Bee." That's because the Wesport resident is the founder of The Bee and The Baker, a bakery that cooks up products free of gluten, dairy, soy, corn and processed sugar.Orseck, a holistic health coach, said that she would often discuss healthier lifestyles with clients and realized that there was a ...

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