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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 Yorker Runs 200 Miles In Central Park To Benefit Norwalk Nonprofit

    New Yorker Runs 200 Miles In Central Park To Benefit Norwalk Nonprofit

    NORWALK, Conn --- What does it take to run 200 miles in Central Park in one weekend? The new film, "200 Miles," showing at Tribeca Film Festival Thursday, April 27, has the answer thanks to its main subject, Ultramarathoner Eric Gelber, of Chappaqua, N.Y.More than 250,000 steps12 gallons of water; two liters of ginger aleSix pairs of shoes; nine pairs of socksOne pound of ...

  2. Puppy Love: Putnam Service Dogs Welcomes Class From Danbury, Ridgefield

    Puppy Love: Putnam Service Dogs Welcomes Class From Danbury, Ridgefield

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Two puppies rescued from Fairfield County shelters are now at their new home at Putnam Service Dogs in Brewster.The class for Volunteer Puppy Raisers begins this month. The puppies all came from High Kill Shelters in the South and were adopted by Putnam Service Dogs from local rescue groups.Here are their stats: Anna: Yellow Lab Mix. About 12 weeks old. She ...

  3. Colony Grill Or Fire Engine? Fairfield County Pizza Wars Heat Up

    Colony Grill Or Fire Engine? Fairfield County Pizza Wars Heat Up

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn -- The Fairfield County pizza wars are heating up with Colony Grill in Stamford and Fire Engine Pizza in Bridgeport in a close race for the DVlicious best.Recaps on each finalist is below. Grab the Parmesan and keep clicking -- voting ends 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27 and it's still anyone's guess on who will win.Coalhouse Pizza, StamfordColony Grill, Stamford, ...

  4. Fire Up The Paella: New Catering Company Opens In Fairfield

    Fire Up The Paella: New Catering Company Opens In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn.— If you like paella, you're going to love the offerings at the new Fire & Rice in Fairfield.The catering company, headed by culinary entrepreneur and Fairfield native Glenn Michael Tatangelo, specializes in the Spanish dish which uses traditional techniques and ingredients including rice from the Valencia region of Spain as well as Spanish saffron. Preparing paella ...

  5. Who Has Fairfield County's Best Pizza? Vote In Our DVlicious Contest

    Who Has Fairfield County's Best Pizza? Vote In Our DVlicious Contest

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn -- Who has Fairfield County's best pizza? Five eateries are in the running -- chosen by you. Profiles on each have run; recaps below. Coalhouse Pizza, StamfordColony Grill, Stamford, Fairfield, NorwalkFire Engine Pizza, BridgeportFrank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, Fairfield, DanburyTarry Lodge, WestportVoting ends 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27. You can vote multiple ...

  6. Rooted Plow: Moms Team Up To Create Ridgefield-Centric Gifts

    Rooted Plow: Moms Team Up To Create Ridgefield-Centric Gifts

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. —  When Diana Arfine’s friend relocated from Ridgefield last winter, she sent her off with a custom “subway-style” print featuring popular Ridgefield landmarks. The stylized print was such a hit with everyone who saw it that an idea was born.That led to a discussion with Leslie Realander, her sister-in-law, about how the two might have a business on their hands. The ...

  7. Wilton Social Worker Starts Practice For Special Needs Families

    Wilton Social Worker Starts Practice For Special Needs Families

    WILTON, Conn. -- Jennifer M. Iannuzzi is passionate about re-defining what it means to be a parent of a special needs child.That's because -- as both a social worker and a mom of a child with a rare genetic syndrome called Smith Magenis Syndrome -- she knows the challenges.An active blogger on her Strength for Sydney site, the Wilton resident has written dozens of posts with brutal ...

  8. Steer Clear — If You Can: Fairfield County Is Pothole Heaven

    Steer Clear — If You Can: Fairfield County Is Pothole Heaven

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- How bad are Fairfield County's potholes?You don't need an expert to tell you're they're substantial -- and dangerous -- but Greenwich resident Rebecca Lindland, an executive analyst at Kelley Blue Book, confirms what you (and your car tires) already know: More than half of Fairfield County's roads are in poor repair -- at least 55 percent, said Lindland. The ...

  9. South Norwalk Boasts New Pub With Eight Beers Brewed Onsite

    South Norwalk Boasts New Pub With Eight Beers Brewed Onsite

    NORWALK, Conn. -- Beer lovers in Fairfield County have something to toast: the new Hell or High Water Brewpub in South Norwalk.The tavern, at 136 Washington St., features eight beers brewed on the premises with another three in the works under Head Brewer Anderson Sant’anna Delima.Some of what you'll find on the menu: California Brown Lager, Belgium-style Red Strong Ale, American Porter ...

  10. Yoga Goes To The Dogs At New Center In Newtown

    Yoga Goes To The Dogs At New Center In Newtown

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — It's not every yoga studio where you'll find a deaf albino American Bulldog sitting by the teacher's side. But at The Newtown Yoga Center, which opened Feb. 6, having what Owner Aline Marie calls a "doga" teacher is entirely appropriate. Marie said Truth Lightening, who she rescued when she lived in California, has been meditating and practicing yoga with her ...

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