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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. Father/Son Duo Get 'Hopping' With Redding Beer Company

    Father/Son Duo Get 'Hopping' With Redding Beer Company

    REDDING, Conn. -- A new brewery is coming to town, complete with a lot of community heart and backing.Redding residents Jim Baulsir and his son, David, are three to four weeks away from opening The Redding Beer Company in the space formerly occupied by Aranci 67.Jim said to expect five beers on tap, as well as snacks from local vendors -- think pretzels from Uncle Leo’s Not Just Coffee ...

  2. He Did It For His Son: Westport Man Braves The Odds To Combat Brain Cancer

    He Did It For His Son: Westport Man Braves The Odds To Combat Brain Cancer

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- It's the words one hates to hear: "We found something."Westport native Peter Green talks about those words -- and the battle with brain cancer that followed -- in his new book, "Cancer Crossroad."The book, set for a late September release, will also feature Green's unique adaptive exercise program designed specifically for the needs of those going ...

  3. Travel Back In Time To Norwalk's Past With New World War I Tour

    Travel Back In Time To Norwalk's Past With New World War I Tour

    NORWALK, Conn. -- History buffs, take note  -- and then buy your tickets.“Over Here: Norwalk in WW I,” a new tour by the Norwalk Preservation Trust, will explore the social, artistic and architectural heritage from that tumultuous time.The tour on Sunday, Sept. 17, will visit the homes, monuments and memorials that tell the story of Norwalk during the Great War and its participation in ...

  4. Norwalk Mom Of Three Puts Her Best Foot Forward With Year-Old Shoe Company

    Norwalk Mom Of Three Puts Her Best Foot Forward With Year-Old Shoe Company

    NORWALK, Conn. -- Devyn Taylor has always had a passion for shoes.So, when her corporate fashion industry job started getting to her thanks to a four-hour daily commute into Manhattan, along with some health issues (she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2013), the Norwalk resident figured something had to give.Inspiration struck shopping for her son's birthday about a week after ...

  5. Meet A 'Real Housewife' At 'Do-Good' Westport Event

    Meet A 'Real Housewife' At 'Do-Good' Westport Event

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Like animals? Want to do good?Social media guru Kami Evans of Fairfield is hosting an evening with two moms who have built their brands in the face of challenges and adversity. All proceeds from the event will be forwarded to the Rescue Efforts of Hurricane Harvey through the U.S Humane Society.Scheduled to speak on Sunday, Sept. 17: Animal Activist Dolores Catania ...

  6. Stamford Brews Up Fun At First Annual Brew & Whiskey Festival

    Stamford Brews Up Fun At First Annual Brew & Whiskey Festival

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford continues its foodie reign with the first annual Stamford Brew & Whiskey Festival (SBWF).The event, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 14  at Harbor Point, will feature live music, boardwalk games, food, and plenty of whiskey and craft beer tasting from over 30 vendors. Special guests like FOX radio’s street team, as well Stamford’s mayor, David ...

  7. Shelton Native Shows 'Valor' With New Spirits Biz; Raises Funds For 9/11

    Shelton Native Shows 'Valor' With New Spirits Biz; Raises Funds For 9/11

    FAIRFIELD, Conn.--  A passion for giving back has helped catapult a two- month-old Fairfield-based spirits company into the limelight -- and onto liquor store shelves.Valor Spirits, founded by Mamaroneck, N.Y. native Alex J. Plitsas and Alex Mackiewicz, who grew up in Shelton, are all about donating 10 percent of their company's net profits to first responders and veteran ...

  8. A Touch Of Arizona Is Coming To Bethel With New 'Spiritual Boutique'

    A Touch Of Arizona Is Coming To Bethel With New 'Spiritual Boutique'

    BETHEL, Conn. -- A popular Ridgefield gift shop is opening a second location in Bethel.Touch of Sedona will have its grand opening and ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Sept. 13.The "spiritual boutique" is known for its Native American and spiritual undertones (think crystals, books, jewelry, and candles) -- a bit of Arizona in the heart of Connecticut.Go to their Facebook page ...

  9. New Ridgefield Store Is All About Catering To Active Lifestyles

    New Ridgefield Store Is All About Catering To Active Lifestyles

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. --  Megan Searfoss has always loved Ridgefield and especially Main Street, so when a spot opened up near her shop, The Ridgefield Running Company, she jumped on it.Everywear on Main, which will sell athleisure and lifestyle shoes, apparel and accessories for men, women and young adults, will open early October. Searfoss is hoping for a grand opening timed with Fall in ...

  10. Crush Some Grapes, Then Join The Shelter Rock Winery Party In Danbury

    Crush Some Grapes, Then Join The Shelter Rock Winery Party In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Ready to stomp some grapes a la "I Love Lucy?"To celebrate five years of successful wine making, Shelter Rock Winery and Wine Making Club will host a gala Harvest Celebration on Sept. 16 complete with a crushing of the grapes. The stomping of the grapes goes from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m, with the party set to go until 11 p.m.Since its founding, the winery has ...

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