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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. Fairfield Friends Show 'Valor' With New Spirits Biz; Raise Money For 9/11

    Fairfield Friends Show 'Valor' With New Spirits Biz; Raise Money For 9/11

    FAIRFIELD, Conn.--  A passion for giving back has helped catapult a two- month-old Fairfield-based spirits company into the limelight -- and onto liquor store shelves.Valor Spirits, founded by Mamaroneck, N.Y. native Alex J. Plitsas and Alex Mackiewicz, who grew up in Shelton, are all about donating 10 percent of their company's net profits to first responders and veteran ...

  2. Ridgefield 'Spiritual Boutique' To Open Second Location In Bethel

    Ridgefield 'Spiritual Boutique' To Open Second Location In Bethel

    BETHEL, Conn. -- A popular Ridgefield gift shop is opening a second location in Bethel.Touch of Sedona will have its grand opening and ribbon cutting on Wednesday, Sept. 13.The "spiritual boutique" is known for its Native American and spiritual undertones (think crystals, books, jewelry, and candles) -- a bit of Arizona in the heart of Connecticut.Go to their Facebook page ...

  3. New Ridgefield Store Is All About Catering To Active Lifestyles

    New Ridgefield Store Is All About Catering To Active Lifestyles

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. --  Megan Searfoss has always loved Ridgefield and especially Main Street, so when a spot opened up near her shop, The Ridgefield Running Company, she jumped on it.Everywear on Main, which will sell athleisure and lifestyle shoes, apparel and accessories for men, women and young adults, will open early October. Searfoss is hoping for a grand opening timed with Fall in ...

  4. Crush Some Grapes, Then Join The Shelter Rock Winery Party In Danbury

    Crush Some Grapes, Then Join The Shelter Rock Winery Party In Danbury

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Ready to stomp some grapes a la "I Love Lucy?"To celebrate five years of successful wine making, Shelter Rock Winery and Wine Making Club will host a gala Harvest Celebration on Sept. 16 complete with a crushing of the grapes. The stomping of the grapes goes from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m, with the party set to go until 11 p.m.Since its founding, the winery has ...

  5. Toast The End Of Summer With The Best Sangria In Fairfield County

    Toast The End Of Summer With The Best Sangria In Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Sangria may look easy -- a little wine, a little fruit, a filled-to-the-rim pitcher. But in reality, it's all about balance. Don't let summer come to an end without a taste of the refreshing — but not too sweet — fruity beverage. We've rounded up some of the best sangrias in Fairfield County: Barcelona Wine Bar, Stamford, Fairfield: White and red, complete ...

  6. Italian Flavor With Connecticut Flair: Bar Zepoli Opens In Stamford

    Italian Flavor With Connecticut Flair: Bar Zepoli Opens In Stamford

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- "Authentic Italian flavors served right to your table" is the mantra of Bar Zepoli, a new restaurant in Stamford.The eatery, in the spot formerly occupied by Napa & Co., will have its official grand opening on Thursday, Sept. 7.In the meantime, you can enjoy family favorites such as Nonna’s Meatballs and Gnocchi Puttanesca, alongside Mint Crusted Rack of ...

  7. Shop & Help: Wishing Wells At Stew Leonard's To Aid Harvey Victims

    Shop & Help: Wishing Wells At Stew Leonard's To Aid Harvey Victims

    DANBURY and NORWALK, Conn. -- Stew Leonard's is hoping to make someone's wish come true in Houston.For the next three weeks, all six of its locations will donate the change from its trademark Wishing Wells to the American Red Cross/Hurricane Harvey Relief.The signage is not up in all locations yet but will be soon, said a spokesperson.

  8. TV Pilot Filmed In Danbury Selected As Finalist In Flm Festival

    TV Pilot Filmed In Danbury Selected As Finalist In Flm Festival

    DANBURY, Conn. – The Jeskid TV Show pilot, shot and co-produced by Danbury’s RmediA, was recently selected as a “TV Comedy” finalist at the Independent Television Festival (ITVFest).According to Alicia Ghio, a RmediA co-producer, the downtown community really came through to help make this happen.“They supported this crazy endeavor and we cannot thank them enough," she said.When ...

  9. Stew Leonard's Ups Its Game To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

    Stew Leonard's Ups Its Game To Help Hurricane Harvey Victims

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- In an effort to support Hurricane Harvey relief and the city of Houston, Stew Leonard’s has put collection bins in each of its stores to collect non-perishable items.The company is also working with the American Red Cross to send these items to Houston in the coming weeks. It’s the Leonard family’s goal to collect an entire trailer load of goods to aid the ...

  10. Norwalk Company Recognized By Inc. Magazine Third Year In A Row

    Norwalk Company Recognized By Inc. Magazine Third Year In A Row

    NORWALK, Conn. -- New Canaan residents Eleanor Meredith and Steve Monroe and their Norwalk-based publishing company, Irving Levin Associates, Inc., are once again included in Inc. Media’s 36th annual Inc. 5000 list, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.This is their third year in a row.Irving Levin Associates is the only media company in the state of ...

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