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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. Greenwich Sailor Checks Off His Bucket List & Heads For High Seas

    Greenwich Sailor Checks Off His Bucket List & Heads For High Seas

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Greenwich resident Benoit Ansart is about to fulfill one of his longtime bucket list items by sailing around the world.The trip, part of the Clipper Race, one of yachting's most unique global challenges, leaves Aug. 20 from Liverpool England. The first leg goes to Uruguay before continuing on a record breaking 40,000 nautical mile race which pits 12 70-foot ocean ...

  2. Helping Children Grieve Is Mission Of New Book By Easton Native

    Helping Children Grieve Is Mission Of New Book By Easton Native

    EASTON, Conn. -- Recovering from a tragedy is never easy, but writing -- and talking about it -- helps.Nancy Sharp knows first hand. Her powerful memoir,  "Both Sides Now: A True Story of Love, Loss, and Bold Living" (Books & Books Press, 2014), was the recipient of eight literary honors including Books For A Better Life and the Colorado Book Award. Now, the Easton native ...

  3. Growing Up In Greenwich Helped Lead To Success, Says Lyft President

    Growing Up In Greenwich Helped Lead To Success, Says Lyft President

    COS COB, Conn. --John Zimmer, president of Lyft, credits his drive for success to growing up in Greenwich.At least that's what he said in a New York Times article, published Sunday, July 23.In the "Corner Office" story, Zimmer said growing up in "the environment of Greenwich" -- he's from Cos Cob -- led to a certain kind of perfectionism. "My parents didn’t put ...

  4. Drink In The Wonders Of Fairfield County On #NationalTequilaDay

    Drink In The Wonders Of Fairfield County On #NationalTequilaDay

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Grab the lime and some salt. Monday, July 24 is National Tequila Day, which means it's fiesta time. We've listed a few spots to start your celebration; feel free to add your favorites to our Comments or on Facebook. bartaco, Westport, Stamford: Tequilas and tacos are hallmarks of many a meal here, with lots of varieties to choose from. Test the tequila waters ...

  5. Saugatuck Sweets Or Il Bacio? Who Has Fairfield County's Best Ice Cream?

    Saugatuck Sweets Or Il Bacio? Who Has Fairfield County's Best Ice Cream?

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Last days to place your opinion on Fairfield County's best ice cream. So far, it's a tight race between Saugatuck Sweets and Il Bacio -- but anything can change. You have until 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 26 and can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.Read below for a recap of each finalist:Cream & Sugar, BethelFerris Acres, NewtownIl Bacio, ...

  6. Popsicle Paired With Booze? The Best Summer Cocktails In Fairfield County

    Popsicle Paired With Booze? The Best Summer Cocktails In Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. --- The heady days of summer call for a tall, frosty, fizzy, spritzy, fruity, icy or frozen drink. One with booze is even better. What's your favorite cooling cocktail, Fairfield County? We've rounded up a few to try but love to know what else is out there.PopStyle, Cask Republic, Stamford, Norwalk: Enjoy the best of adulthood and childhood with this drink, a ...

  7. There's A New Twist On Ice Cream At Fairfield's Freezing Moo

    There's A New Twist On Ice Cream At Fairfield's Freezing Moo

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Freezing Moo is dishing out a new kind of ice cream.The store, which specializes in Thai fried ice cream rolls with no preservatives or chemicals, opened on July 5 in Fairfield. According to Owner Sam Kok, Freezing Moo offers an East Asian method of ice cream production that prides itself on its freshness.Flavors run the gamut from Mucho Mangos, Mint To Be, S'More ...

  8. Fairfield Mom Keeps It 'Social' With 60 Facebook Pages & Lots Of Likes

    Fairfield Mom Keeps It 'Social' With 60 Facebook Pages & Lots Of Likes

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Kami Evans was just trying to "get the lay of the land" as a mom when she started a bunch of Facebook pages asking pointed questions about local services."I didn't think all my friends needed to know I was looking for a dry cleaner in town, so I set up a page asking for support," she said. When that took off -- she set up another page. And ...

  9. 'Undie Sundays' Expands Throughout Fairfield County

    'Undie Sundays' Expands Throughout Fairfield County

    COS COB, Conn . -- Undie Sundays are becoming a regular thing.It's all part of a donation drive by The Undies Project, a two-year-old Cos Cob-based non-profit that collects and distributes new, unused men's, women's and children's underwear to those in need (go HERE for earlier Daily Voice story).As a relatively new organization, The Undies Project hosted its first Undie Sundays in May ...

  10. Lobster Rolls: 9 Fairfield County 'Can't Miss' Summer Seafood Stunners

    Lobster Rolls: 9 Fairfield County 'Can't Miss' Summer Seafood Stunners

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. --  It's lobster season, which means it's time to indulge in plump lobster rolls, piled high on soft buns drizzled with creamy, tangy, buttery flavors. All of which begs the question: Where do you go when you're in a seafood medley type of mood? We've listed some spots below but would love your thoughts on area favorites.Black Duck Cafe, Westport: The lobster ...

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