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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. Your 'Guy' Is Here: GYMGUYZ Expands In Fairfield County

    Your 'Guy' Is Here: GYMGUYZ Expands In Fairfield County

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- There's a new franchisee behind GYMGUYZ in Fairfield County -- and he's looking to expand.Dan Spano, a longtime personal trainer, took over the Greenwich franchise of the at-home gym service in October. The company, which brings a van packed with fitness equipment to you -- think 365 pieces -- was first open a year ago and run by a previous owner.The grand reopening ...

  2. Dream Bigger, Says Stamford Singer, Who Doubles As Massage Therapist

    Dream Bigger, Says Stamford Singer, Who Doubles As Massage Therapist

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Sometimes, the hardest times bring about the greatest achievements. So it was for Christina Connors who used her years of struggling to make it as a New York City singer/actress into a new album.Now a Greenwich massage therapist who continues to perform on the side, Connors has just released "Dream Bigger: Songs of Hope, Healing, and Inspiration."The album ...

  3. Archie Comics' First Female Exec Brings Literacy Message To Bridgeport

    Archie Comics' First Female Exec Brings Literacy Message To Bridgeport

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — You might think that the co-CEO of a comic book publisher is an unusual choice to be the speaker at a benefit for the Bridgeport Public Education Fund. But Nancy Silberkleit has an unusual background — she worked as art teacher for 25 years before taking the leadership role in Archie Comics. And she believes that the comic book as a graphic novel is a valuable tool ...

  4. Cue The Mariachis: Ridgefield's Prime Taco Opening For Business

    Cue The Mariachis: Ridgefield's Prime Taco Opening For Business

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Prime Taco, the sibling to Ridgefield's Prime Burger, will have its grand opening Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m.Customers will be treated to a mariachi band, face painting, giveaways and more. According to co-owner Anthony Valente, the new eatery was four years in the making. Valente had moved from Malibu, Calif., to Connecticut years ago to open Prime Burger with ...

  5. New Canaan Restaurant Gets Artsy, Celebrates 10 Years With Upgrades

    New Canaan Restaurant Gets Artsy, Celebrates 10 Years With Upgrades

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. – In honor of its 10-year anniversary, Chef Luis Restaurant, in the heart of New Canaan, is starting a new chapter.The restaurant is currently undergoing dramatic renovations, with industry veteran and newly-appointed General Manager Sergio Tamburlini leading the charge.Renovations, which are currently underway, are dramatically changing the outdated colors of the ...

  6. More Than Coffee: Stamford Diner Celebrates 30 Years In Business

    More Than Coffee: Stamford Diner Celebrates 30 Years In Business

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Elm Street Diner celebrated its 30 year anniversary on Tuesday, Nov. 7 with -- what else? -- cake. And oh, what a cake it is. Created by New City, N.Y.'s Caked Up Cafe, it highlighted some of what the popular Stamford diner is known for -- pancakes, donuts and lots of gooey, sugary concoctions (have you seen their freak shakes?). (The cinnamon sugar donuts that they ...

  7. Metro-North Is A Joke: Local Comedian Uses Westchester As Inspiration

    Metro-North Is A Joke: Local Comedian Uses Westchester As Inspiration

    Heard the joke about Metro-North?Nore Davis has a bunch of them. The comedian, who was born and raised in Yonkers, N.Y., likes to riff about everyday life in Westchester. That includes bits about the friend he's known forever that recently turned gluten-free (making dining out tough), how Staples is benefiting from the protest movement (which has practically turned into Pokémon GO) and ...

  8. Fairfield County Moms Create A New Kind Of Online Marketplace

    Fairfield County Moms Create A New Kind Of Online Marketplace

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- By now, most everyone knows Autism Speaks, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting solutions for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support.But what about autism shops?Two Fairfield County women, both mothers of children with sensory issues, were frustrated with the lack of websites featuring real-world products that worked ...

  9. Shelton Donut Shop Goes 'Crazy' With New Cruffin

    Shelton Donut Shop Goes 'Crazy' With New Cruffin

    Add "The Cruffin" to your list of snack-worthy must-haves.It's the latest taste senation from Donut Crazy, a family-owned eatery with locations in Stratford, Shelton, Bridgeport and Westport known for its unique -- and Instagrammable -- donut flavors.The croissant-muffin crossover is a celebratory result of the New Haven location's first year in business.It is now available at ...

  10. Westchester Potter 'Molds' His Future With Fairfield County Restaurants

    Westchester Potter 'Molds' His Future With Fairfield County Restaurants

    BETHEL, Conn. -- The owners of Tap Root in Bethel wanted a certain aesthetic when they opened their Connecticut inspired restaurant --- and that meant paying careful attention to the eatery's plates.That's where Connor McGinn, the force behind Connor McGinn Studios stepped in. The Westchester County resident, a Putnam native, is dedicated to both the design of each piece as well as the ...

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