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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. New Blackstones Grille Sizzles In Southport

    New Blackstones Grille Sizzles In Southport

    SOUTHPORT, Conn. -- Blackstones Grille has opened a new Southport location with a larger selection of food items — including a new bar menu. The restaurant, which officially opened Thursday, May 11, is at 2600 Post Road and features such items as Clams Casino, Tuna Tartare, NY Strip Steak, Ribeye Steak Sandwich, American Spring Double Rib Lamb Chops, Salmon Filet and Grilled Loin Pork ...

  2. Norwalk's Wall Street Theater Opens With Sounds Of Broadway

    Norwalk's Wall Street Theater Opens With Sounds Of Broadway

    NORWALK, Conn. -- The curtain is once again rising at Wall Street Theater in Norwalk.In other words, after five years of renovating -- and a 20-year shuttering -- the 501c3 nonprofit organization, which operates under the mantra "Entertain. Enrich. Educate," is officially open.To celebrate, it will kick off its new season on Monday, May 15 with "8," featuring eight ...

  3. Ridgefield's Gilded Nest Is Moving Its Business Online

    Ridgefield's Gilded Nest Is Moving Its Business Online

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- The Gilded Nest is transitioning from a brick-and-mortar locale to a solely online operation -- and the sale is on.According to the shop's Facebook page, things are moving fast -- almost all of the furniture pieces are sold -- meaning this week could be the last before the store closes its doors for good. There is, however, still jewelry, home decor, and more -- all ...

  4. Stew Leonard's Makes Kids' Water Safety A Top Priority

    Stew Leonard's Makes Kids' Water Safety A Top Priority

    NORWALK, Conn. -- May is National Water Safety Month and Stew Leonard Jr., President and CEO of Stew Leonard’s, and his wife Kim, want every parent -- and every kid -- to be made aware of the water's possible hazards. The couple lost their toddler son in a drowning accident more than 25 years ago.Which is why they've made it their mission to educate folks -- in a fun way -- with their ...

  5. New Canaan's Silver Hill Hospital Delivers Straight Talk On Mental Illness

    New Canaan's Silver Hill Hospital Delivers Straight Talk On Mental Illness

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Ready for some "straight talk" on mental health?Silver Hill Hospital is partnering with HAN Network to educate the public about the many topics on mental illness and addiction with a new magazine format, lifestyle show that brings the conversation into the family rooms of households throughout Connecticut. "Straight Talk with Tracey," debuts ...

  6. Who Has Fairfield County's Best Bagels? Vote For Your DVlicious Favorite

    Who Has Fairfield County's Best Bagels? Vote For Your DVlicious Favorite

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Let the gourmands have their cronuts -- for the rest of us, the traditional bagel reigns supreme.Who makes your favorite, Fairfield County? Five finalists are in the running, so start voting.You have until 4 p.m. Monday, May 30 to voice your opinion. You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.

  7. Back To High School: College Student Returns To Wilton To Film Movie

    Back To High School: College Student Returns To Wilton To Film Movie

    WILTON, Conn. -- "Don't Panic," a new movie by a former Wilton High School student, is in the process of both raising funds and looking for college students who want to participate.Filming for this production team's first feature film begins directly after the semester ends in May and goes into the remainder of the summer in August. With the donations collected via GoFundMe, ...

  8. Love My Shop: New Consignment Boutique Opens In Monroe

    Love My Shop: New Consignment Boutique Opens In Monroe

    MONROE, Conn. — Ali Papageorge was brought up in a mom-and-pop shop. Her dad owned Oscar's Deli in Westport -- and so, after his recent death and feeling like "life's too short" --  she took the plunge and opened Olive My Stuff consignment. The Monroe store is named for her 9-year-old daughter, Olive, though the concept gets a big shout out to her dad, who Papageorge said ...

  9. Trumbull Owners Of Layla's Set Sights On Expanding To Westport

    Trumbull Owners Of Layla's Set Sights On Expanding To Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- It's May and that means the opening of the new Layla's Falafel in Westport is -- fingers crossed -- less than a month away.J.P. Sakakini, the son of owners (and Trumbull residents) Dino and Layla Sakakini, said the new location -- the company's fifth -- will open at the end of May, early June the latest.J.P. said his parents  -- his dad hails from Jerusalem, his mom ...

  10. Fairfield's Saltwater Boutique Toasts Mother's Day Early — With Beer

    Fairfield's Saltwater Boutique Toasts Mother's Day Early — With Beer

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Saltwater is celebrating its first Mother's Day with a call out to dads.Jake Sokol and Brad McBrair, the husbands of owners Jessica Sokol and Sarah McBrair, will be on hand Sunday, May 7, for a special shopping event -- with beer from Aspetuck Brew Lab.The promotion, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will send 10 percent of its proceeds to The Cancer Couch Foundation, a local ...

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