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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. Newtown Woman Competes In 'America's Greatest School Nurse' Contest

    Newtown Woman Competes In 'America's Greatest School Nurse' Contest

    NEWTOWN, Conn. -- A Newton nurse has been chosen to represent Connecticut as the state finalist in a nationwide contest.Maddy Allen, who works at Newtown's Head O'Meadow Elementary School, was nominated for "always being available to tend to a scraped knee, chapped lips, or a broken heart, and caring for all children as if they were her own" as part of the quest for ...

  2. Farm Life: Stew Leonard's Launches 'Name Our Animal Babies' Contest

    Farm Life: Stew Leonard's Launches 'Name Our Animal Babies' Contest

    DANBURY, Conn. --  Stew Leonard’s Little Farm locations in Danbury and Norwalk will open for the season on Saturday, April 29.And that means greeting some new spring arrivals.The birth of two baby cows, two baby goats and two baby sheep are planned for 9 to l0 a.m. in Norwalk (100 Westport Ave., 203-847-7214) and 2 to 3 p.m. in Danbury (99 Federal Rd., 203-790-8030). To honor the ...

  3. Just In Time For Easter, Gift Cottage In Bethel Expands Its Chocolate Room

    Just In Time For Easter, Gift Cottage In Bethel Expands Its Chocolate Room

    BETHEL, Conn. -- It's been 26 years but Joan Craybas, owner of The Gift Cottage in Bethel, is still as excited about the wares in her shop as she was when she first opened."It's all about reinventing yourself," she said. "Having a nice mix of items."To that end, there is now less higher-end jewelry and more chocolate. The store, which Craybas runs with her son, Bob, ...

  4. New Syrian Aid Facebook Group Attracts Fairfield County Residents In Droves

    New Syrian Aid Facebook Group Attracts Fairfield County Residents In Droves

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Amber Lewis has never been to Syria or had any prior personal connections to its people but, as a humanitarian  -- and a mom -- she felt she could no longer sit idly by. And so, in late December 2016, the Yonkers, N.Y. resident made a post in a Facebook Mom's group proposing small but positive actions to combat the horrific images coming out of this Middle ...

  5. Weston Moves Up The Ranks In 'Safest Cities Of America' List

    Weston Moves Up The Ranks In 'Safest Cities Of America' List

    WESTON, Conn. -- Weston ranks among the top ten "Safest Cities in America," according to a new report by Safewise.Last year, it was number 15; this year it has climbed to number 6.The town was rated favorably for its lack of violent crimes and proactive safety programs like Weston’s CodeRED emergency notification system which sends alerts to residents in case of severe weather ...

  6. Get Carb Happy: It's National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, Fairfield County

    Get Carb Happy: It's National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- In the mood for some cheesy goodness?Go ahead and indulge. Wednesday, April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, one of the top-rated comfort foods in the U.S. It even has its own Facebook page.According to food historians -- and the National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day website -- cooked bread and cheese dates back to ancient times and is enjoyed across ...

  7. Watch Out Lindsey Vonn: Greenwich Teen Skis To National Title

    Watch Out Lindsey Vonn: Greenwich Teen Skis To National Title

    GREENWICH, Conn.-- We in Fairfield County may be thinking spring, but one Greenwich resident is still all about the snow.Olivia Holm, 15, of Old Greenwich, recently earned the title of Overall U16 National Champion at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s U16 Championships held at Maine's Sugarloaf Mountain. The Championships, held March 31 to April 3, featured races in Super-G, ...

  8. Stamford Wins Accolades As An 'American City Of The Future'

    Stamford Wins Accolades As An 'American City Of The Future'

    STAMFORD, Conn. --  Here's a top 10 list to smile about: Stamford has been ranked number seven in this year’s Financial Times’ fDi “American Cities of the Future 2017/2018” report. The city was one of more than 200 locales with populations between 100,000 and 350,000 analyzed by the Financial Times’ Foreign Direct Investment (fDi) Intelligence.Mayor David Martin and Economic Development ...

  9. Going Natural: New Canaan 14-Year-Old Builds Beauty Business

    Going Natural: New Canaan 14-Year-Old Builds Beauty Business

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Nicole Ayoub doesn't want folks to go through the bad eczema issues she had as a youngster. And so, at age nine, she started making her own lotions and scrubs.Now 14, the New Canaan resident and founder of Truly You, has a full-blown natural and organics skincare business complete with nine products sold at area stores, and, coming soon, via the web at ...

  10. Women Empowering Women: Stamford Event Looks To Inspire

    Women Empowering Women: Stamford Event Looks To Inspire

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Five industry-leading women will speak at the fifth annual Women Empowering Women event in Stamford on Wednesday, April 19.Focusing on the unique challenges and successes women face today, each featured panelist will share stories of personal and professional growth to empower others.This year’s panel includes Stamford resident Claudia Poccia, chief marketing officer, ...

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