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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. Taste Autumn's Freshness With Rosh Hashanah Recipe From Westport Blogger

    Taste Autumn's Freshness With Rosh Hashanah Recipe From Westport Blogger

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- What are you cooking for Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year?Westport resident Liz Rueven, who blogs at Kosher Like Me, is busy prepping for the holiday by turning to her local farmers’ market as she plans vegetarian and dairy-free side dishes. "Mid- September is the glorious shoulder season when tomatoes and corn are still piled high while eggplant and squashes ...

  2. Westport Restaurateur Keeps It 'All In The Family' With New Bethel Venture

    Westport Restaurateur Keeps It 'All In The Family' With New Bethel Venture

    BETHEL, Conn. -- A popular Westport restaurateur has opened a new venture in Bethel.Le Madri, a family owned and operated eatery is the brainstorm of Chef Vinicio Llanos of Westport's Arezzo Ristorante & Wine Bar. The new place features rustic Italian cuisine set in an open and contemporary space with panoramic views of a bustling town.Ecuadorian born, Vincicio grew up with his ...

  3. Radio City Rockettes Kick Up Their Heels To Honor Sandy Hook Family

    Radio City Rockettes Kick Up Their Heels To Honor Sandy Hook Family

    NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Talk about a real "kick."The Rockettes will be visiting Newtown on Friday, Sept. 22 in celebration of the Marquez-Greene family. The family lost their daughter Ana Grace at Sandy Hook in 2012 and have a foundation in her name.Each year as the Christmas Spectacular gears up -- the famous Rockettes holiday show, the dancers' “Gift of Joy” program honors fans ...

  4. New Canaan Performer Sings His Heart Out To Help His ALS-Stricken Mom

    New Canaan Performer Sings His Heart Out To Help His ALS-Stricken Mom

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- The life Nick Depuy and his family used to know is no longer there.That's because Nick's mom, Ann, who used to work part-time at the New Canaan Library and headed the local Welcome Wagon, has been suffering from ALS for the past five years.ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease, is a debilitating nervous system disease that weakens muscles and impacts physical ...

  5. Pick Your Own Turns To Apples & Pumpkins This Fall In Fairfield County

    Pick Your Own Turns To Apples & Pumpkins This Fall In Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- This is the time of year meant for family fun at the farm, whether for apple picking or pumpkins. Where do you like to go? Our sampling of Fairfield County favs follows but feel free to add your own in our Comments or on Facebook.Ambler Farm, Wilton: It's all about apples and fall fun on Sunday, Oct. 1 from noon to 4 p.m. The yearly festival includes the Apple ...

  6. No Passport Required: A Taste Of Australia Comes To Stamford

    No Passport Required: A Taste Of Australia Comes To Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Ever had fried arancini balls?  Or grilled kangaroo?Those -- along with more standard fare such as diver-caught scallops, half-roasted chicken, and avocado toast are on the menu at Flinders Lane. The new Stamford restaurant, open about a month, takes inspiration from the cuisines of nearby Southeast Asia and subtle influence from the food of British settlers mixed ...

  7. Deep Fried Pickles Or Brisket? Southern Style BBQ Opens In Norwalk

    Deep Fried Pickles Or Brisket? Southern Style BBQ Opens In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn. -- Bobby Q’s Cue & Co., the latest offering from Bob LeRose of Bobby Q’s in Westport, Bobby Q’s Pit Stop in Greenwich fame,  has officially opened its doors in Norwalk’s new Waypointe District. The restaurant had a soft opening earlier this summer (see earlier Daily Voice story HERE), but had its official ribbon cutting on Tuesday, Sept. 12.Diners can expect lots of a ...

  8. Newtown Entrepreneur Is On A Maple Syrup Mission

    Newtown Entrepreneur Is On A Maple Syrup Mission

    SANDY HOOK, Conn. -- For 25 years Sandy Hook resident Dave Ackert did the daily grind, first working in direct marketing and later, in advertising and business development for media and technology start-ups. After his company was sold to a large corporation a few years ago he thought about doing something more meaningful that would help families be happier and healthier. His solution? ...

  9. Support Fairfield County's Undies Project At Annual Fundraiser

    Support Fairfield County's Undies Project At Annual Fundraiser

    RIVERSIDE, Conn. -- It's not too early to book your ticket for the "Cocktails & Comedy" fundraiser.The event, which benefits The Undies Project Inc., will be held  Saturday, Oct. 14 from 7 p.m. to 10:15 p.m at St. Catherine of Siena in Riverside and features Robin Fox, a comédienne who currently appears on Nickelodeon’s “NickMom Night Out”.The Undies Project is a ground ...

  10. Main Street Rx Brings Hometown Vibe To Newtown

    Main Street Rx Brings Hometown Vibe To Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. -- Main Street Rx, a hometown-themed pharmacy, recently opened its doors in the Plaza South Shopping Center in Newtown.According to owner — and Newtowner — Andy Delillo, “Newtown has a small-town aura. It’s everybody’s hometown. No big box retailers here. It’s the perfect community for Main Street Rx.” Delillo opened the business with his wife, Diane, and son, Aj, making ...

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