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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. Bucatini Could Be The Next Big Thing In Westport With Opening Of Amis

    Bucatini Could Be The Next Big Thing In Westport With Opening Of Amis

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Get your tastebuds ready, Westport. A new restaurant loaded with rustic and seasonally driven small plates, handcrafted pastas, local seafood and antipasti selections will open Friday, March 31.Amis Westport, complete with an open kitchen, hails from the Philadelphia-based Vetri Family of Restaurants and will feature a variety of traditional and contemporary offerings ...

  2. Wilton Boutique Owner Stocks Store With Friends, Family In Mind

    Wilton Boutique Owner Stocks Store With Friends, Family In Mind

    WILTON, Conn. -- Megan Abrahamsen is forever thinking of those close to her when she's sourcing for her Wilton boutique, Blue Star Bazaar."I think of my family and friends as I choose the items for my store," said Abrahamsen. "My sister, my mom, my nieces. "What would they like to give and get? What will they think is stylish but appropriate for their lifestyle and ...

  3. Stamford 13-Year-Old Puts Heart & Soul Into Fighting Pediatric Cancer

    Stamford 13-Year-Old Puts Heart & Soul Into Fighting Pediatric Cancer

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Grace Targonsk, an eighth grader at Dolan Middle School, is like most students -- she texts (a lot!), goes to after-school guitar lessons, does her homework diligently (she's a straight A student) --  and, oh yeah, started her own charitable foundation to help those affected by pediatric cancer.This, despite not having a personal connection to the disease.Since ...

  4. Five Local Restaurateurs 'Spread' The Love In Norwalk And Beyond

    Five Local Restaurateurs 'Spread' The Love In Norwalk And Beyond

    NORWALK, Conn. -- Philanthropy, friendship and deep roots in the community are what keep The Spread in Norwalk going  -- and growing.Less than five years into its run-- The Spread turns five Oct. 20  -- the five friends who own it are gearing up for restaurant number three. They opened number two -- El Segundo in Norwalk  -- in August 2016.While nothing is set in stone, Co-Owner Chris ...

  5. Norwalk's Bogey's Wins 'DVlicious Best Burger In Fairfield County' Contest

    Norwalk's Bogey's Wins 'DVlicious Best Burger In Fairfield County' Contest

    NORWALK, Conn. -- For the second year in a row, Bogey's Grille & Tap Room has won our DVlicous "Best Burger in Fairfield County" contest.The Norwalk eatery got 56 percent of the vote. According to Owner Jim Stablein, Bogey's serves patties grilled to charcoal perfection using three percent prime beef. Folks also like the build-your-own burger options and list of specials. ...

  6. Fairfield Native Explores The Complexity Of Addiction In New Indie Film

    Fairfield Native Explores The Complexity Of Addiction In New Indie Film

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Jonathan D’Ambrosio could have never imagined, when he was back at Fairfield High School, that he'd be where he is today: The filmmaker behind a new award-winning movie called "The Frogmarch."At the time, the Fairfield native was a high school dropout, and later, a drug addict. Sober for over 11 years, he has since moved on to become a published writer who's ...

  7. Westport Singer Takes Residents On Journey With One-Woman Show

    Westport Singer Takes Residents On Journey With One-Woman Show

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- By day, you'll find Kimberly Wilson overseeing administrative duties at an office job in Ridgefield but by night -- and when she's booked -- the Westport resident embodies the life of Maya Angelou, Harriet Tubman and Rosa Parks, among others, in her musical one-woman show, "A JOURNEY."Wilson, a former Miss Black Minnesota, and a longtime actress and singer, ...

  8. Voting Nears End In DVlicious Best Burger In Fairfield County Contest

    Voting Nears End In DVlicious Best Burger In Fairfield County Contest

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Last chance to vote for DVlicious "best burger," Fairfield County.Five finalists are in the running; recaps are below.Bogey's Bar & Grille, NorwalkJoey C's Boathouse Cantina & Grill, StratfordGates Restaurant, New CanaanLittle Pub, Cos Cob, Fairfield, Wilton, RidgefieldThe Hideaway, RidgefieldYou can click and pick until 4 p.m. Tuesday, March ...

  9. 'Bowled' Over: Norwalk Chef Powers Up Healthy Bowls In New Delivery Service

    'Bowled' Over: Norwalk Chef Powers Up Healthy Bowls In New Delivery Service

    NORWALK, Conn. --- You can thank Costa Rica for the concept behind Maikana Foods, a healthy "power bowl" food delivery service, currently in Norwalk and Darien.Chef/Owner Jamieson Van Loan, who ran a restaurant in Playa Grande for three years, created Maikana Foods from her desire to get back to her "pura vida" Central American living after moving back to Fairfield ...

  10. Cheers To Beers: Lock City Brewing Plans Stamford Opening

    Cheers To Beers: Lock City Brewing Plans Stamford Opening

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Here's a reason to say "Cheers:" Lock City Brewing Company is coming to Stamford as of later this spring.Head Brewer, Michael Bushnell, and Co-Founder Patrick Casicolo, plan to open their flagship location at 54 Research Drive in the Glenbrook/Springdale section.Go to www.lockcitybrewing.com/ for more information.

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