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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. Take Your Valentine For A 'Sweet' Meal, Fairfield County, But Book Now

    Take Your Valentine For A 'Sweet' Meal, Fairfield County, But Book Now

    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, but book now. Reservations are filling up. Another way to keep your Valentine's "hot?" Check out our previous story on fireplace dining.Cafe Xpresso, Newtown: Indulge your ...

  2. Score Big On Super Bowl Sunday With Fairfield County's Best Wings

    Score Big On Super Bowl Sunday With Fairfield County's Best Wings

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Sure, you're looking forward to the big game on Sunday when the New England Patriots clash with the Atlanta Falcons, but no doubt you're also looking forward to digging into some favorite snacks.And that means chicken wings, the unofficial staple of Super Bowl Sunday. According to the National Chicken Council (NCC), Americans will consume close to 1.33 billion ...

  3. Perk Up & Nominate Fairfield County's DVlicious Best Coffee

    Perk Up & Nominate Fairfield County's DVlicious Best Coffee

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Where do you like to go for your morning java jolt? We are interested in locally owned places only — no national chains — for our second annual DVlicious "Best Coffee in Fairfield County."Send nominations to dvlicious@dailyvoice.com by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. We will then cull down to several finalists and let you do the voting.For the record, last ...

  4. New Web Series Highlights Fairfield County Football Star

    New Web Series Highlights Fairfield County Football Star

    NORWALK, Conn. -- Before you watch the Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, think about those still waiting in the wings. One of them is Norwalk resident -- and former Buffalo Bills offensive lineman --  DJ Morrell.At 23-years-old, Morrell felt on top of the world when he was recruited for the Bills. However, all that changed in the blink of an eye when the team brought in Rex Ryan as a new head ...

  5. 'Love' Is On The Menu At Stamford's FreshCo Eatery

    'Love' Is On The Menu At Stamford's FreshCo Eatery

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Farnaz Jarmatz -- most folks call her FaFar -- is fulfilling her dream by recently talking ownership of FreshCo. Bagel Shop & Locally Sourced Eatery in Stamford."It's been something I've wanted for a long time," said the White Plains, N.Y., resident who has long wanted to create a community-minded cafe where people can eat good food, socialize and feel ...

  6. Who Has Fairfield County's Best Coffee? Nominate For The DVlicious Best

    Who Has Fairfield County's Best Coffee? Nominate For The DVlicious Best

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Fairfield County is full of places to get your caffeine fix, but if you want to perk up with the strongest espresso, the richest cappuccino or the most thoughtfully made cuppa joe, there are a handful of absolute musts.Tell us: Where do you like to go for your morning java jolt? We are interested in locally owned places only -- no national chains - for our ...

  7. Craving Classic Diner Food? Stamford Diner Takes Over City Limits Space

    Craving Classic Diner Food? Stamford Diner Takes Over City Limits Space

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- After nearly 15 years of service, the iconic City Limits Diner in Stamford, previously owned by the Livanos Restaurant Group, has changed hands and is now The Stamford Diner. Owner Ari Thanos, a Dobbs Ferry, N.Y. resident, took over the new local Jan. 3 and said he and his staff want to bring the classic diner back to the Stamford area.To that end, he said there is a ...

  8. Enjoy New Canaan's Hottest Cocoa For National Hot Chocolate Day

    Enjoy New Canaan's Hottest Cocoa For National Hot Chocolate Day

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. --- There's one good thing about winter weather: indulging in a mug of frothy hot chocolate. And if someone adds marshmallows -- all the better!Tuesday, Jan. 31 is National Hot Chocolate Day giving Fairfield County residents the perfect excuse to come in from the cold and have a "meltdown" with drinks that warm frosty fingers and toes.Bethel: Molten ...

  9. New Restaurant Hopes To 'Rock' Lewisboro With Concert Space, Lounge

    New Restaurant Hopes To 'Rock' Lewisboro With Concert Space, Lounge

    LEWISBORO, N.Y. -- A new 6,000 square foot concert venue/banquet hall/restaurant plans to open in the South Salem space formerly occupied by The Willows.Owner Victor Ponzo, a longtime Wall Street executive, said it's always been a dream of his to open a place where residents can enjoy good food and music.  He hopes to open The Heights and Brother's Vic's Lounge in early February. ...

  10. What You Don't Know About Gulls May Surprise You

    What You Don't Know About Gulls May Surprise You

    There's no doubt birds are clever animals. The speech capacity of parrots is well known, as is the mental acumen of crows and ravens. One species of crow, found only on the Pacific island of New Caledonia, has become particularly adroit at using tools to obtain hidden or hard to access food. You need not venture to the other side of the globe, however, to witness birds using ingenious ...

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