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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 Mother Wants You To Eat: Kosher Food Truck Coming To Westport

    Your Mother Wants You To Eat: Kosher Food Truck Coming To Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- There are food trucks and then there's the kosher food truck.Somewhere, your mom (or grandmother) is kvelling.Fairfield County residents will be treated to the delicacies of The Chosen Cholent --  pulled smoked brisket, smoked fried chicken, smoked short ribs, and of course, cholent (a traditional Shabbat stew) -- at the first-ever Southern Connecticut Jewish Food ...

  2. Fairfield County Is About To Get More Orangetheory FItness Studios

    Fairfield County Is About To Get More Orangetheory FItness Studios

    SHELTON, Conn. -- A new Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) is coming to Shelton in mid-June.This is a re-opening of a location that was previously opened in 2014 but, according to Fairfield County Owner Mark Molina, is now bigger and better. "The layout of the fitness area is a little different from my other locations, but the workouts, equipment, and technology are the same," he ...

  3. How To Talk To Your Kids About The Manchester Bombing

    How To Talk To Your Kids About The Manchester Bombing

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Not sure what to say to your kids about the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England?Experts at The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) say you’re better off talking through the tough stuff than shielding them from it. Just keep in mind what's age-appropriate.Some tips: Monitor social media use. Help children understand that ...

  4. Faith & Resilience Are Behind Clothing Line By Bridgeport Teen

    Faith & Resilience Are Behind Clothing Line By Bridgeport Teen

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- When Kayana Reid's mom was diagnosed with breast cancer, her therapist recommended drawing as a coping mechanism.That was six years ago and the 15-year-old hasn't stopped. What started as a way to deal with her frustrations and fears turned into designs -- and a clothing line called Chastity Divas.It wasn't something she planned but after family and friends praised ...

  5. Have Items To Donate? Here's Where To Go In Fairfield County

    Have Items To Donate? Here's Where To Go In Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Spring is a time for cleaning  -- and donating. But where's best to give away toys, clothes, books, etc. to those in need?We've rounded up a few ideas -- feel free to add your own in our comments or start a discussion on Facebook. Big Brothers Big Sisters: Will pick up a variety of household items. Details: 877-399-2570 or go to the website ...

  6. Stop State From Taxing Pet Adoptions, Says Connecticut Humane Society

    Stop State From Taxing Pet Adoptions, Says Connecticut Humane Society

    WESTPORT, Conn. —The Connecticut Humane Society has issued a statewide call to action regarding a bill that would allow the state to tax residents for adopting, rescuing and saving the life of a homeless animal.The Humane Society is urging residents to contact their state senators to oppose SB 130, which mandates that 5 percent of adoption fees be collected from all nonprofit rescues ...

  7. Hungry? Hold Tight, Ridgefield: New Eats Are Coming To Town

    Hungry? Hold Tight, Ridgefield: New Eats Are Coming To Town

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- The "R" in Ridgefield might just stand for "restaurants."The next few months will bring an infusion of eateries. Prime Taco, by the owners of Prime Burger, is one of them (see earlier Daily Voice story HERE) with Mexican favorites such as tacos, quesadillas, and burritos as well as craft beers, wines, and margaritasA speakeasy-style place is also ...

  8. What's Your Fav Food Chain, Fairfield County? Five Guys Wins In New Poll

    What's Your Fav Food Chain, Fairfield County? Five Guys Wins In New Poll

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Millennials, broadly defined as those born between 1981and 2001, like fast-casual eateries. And they are brand loyal.According to a newly released Harris Poll, Starbucks is their number one coffee-go-to, narrowly surpassing Dunkin’ Donuts as the top java chain. Five Guys, on the other hand, with locations in Stamford, Newtown, Westport, Fairfield, Norwalk, and ...

  9. Head Portside: New Family-Friendly Restaurant Opens In Westport

    Head Portside: New Family-Friendly Restaurant Opens In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport's Port Restaurant is officially open.Owners Melissa and Sal Augeri recently celebrated with a ribbon cutting featuring First Selectman Jim Marpe and Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Matthew Mandell.The new eatery, located on the first floor of National Hall and named after the town's nickname, is all about being a family-friendly hangout with affordable ...

  10. Bagelman In Danbury? Or Stew Leonard's? The DVlicious Bagel Wars Heat Up

    Bagelman In Danbury? Or Stew Leonard's? The DVlicious Bagel Wars Heat Up

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The heat is on for who has Fairfield County's DVlicious best bagels.So far, Bagelman, with locations in Danbury and Brookfield, and Stew Leonard's in Norwalk and Danbury are leading the pack, but that can change any minute with the click of your finger.Five finalists are in the running (recaps below). Now, grab some cream cheese and voice your opinion. You ...

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