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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. 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 ...

  2. Norwalk Native Lands Role On 'The Young and The Restless'

    Norwalk Native Lands Role On 'The Young and The Restless'

    NORWALK, Conn. -- Don't be surprised if you recognize a familiar face when you tune into "The Young and The Restless."Daniel Hall, who grew up in Norwalk and Westport, was recently cast as Scotty Grainger in the popular Emmy Award-winning soap opera. His character was first introduced to audiences in 2005, played by actor Blair Redford, but after about six episodes Grainer ...

  3. Wilton, New Canaan Siblings Hiking Grand Canyon To Help Mom Fight Cancer

    Wilton, New Canaan Siblings Hiking Grand Canyon To Help Mom Fight Cancer

    WILTON, Conn. — Siblings Bernadette Hess and Colin Coogan are moving mountains this week by hiking the Grand Canyon to raise funds and awareness for the Norwalk-based Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures. Training for this event was a big challenge, the two siblings said on their Facebook page -- Hess lives in Wilton; Coogan from New Canaan -- but nothing compares ...

  4. Say Olé: Fairfield County Celebrates Cinco De Mayo

    Say Olé: Fairfield County Celebrates Cinco De Mayo

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Spice up your fiesta, Fairfield County. It's Cinco de Mayo -- a day filled with tacos, tequila, and deals.Here's a sampling of what you'll find around town. Feel free to add your own to our Facebook page or better yet, send a photo and show us where you end up going.Bartaco, Westport, Stamford: Bartaco is launching its tenth #bartacosecret -- the crispy soft-shell ...

  5. 'Gather, Eat, Drink' Is Motto At The New Barn Door In Ridgefield

    'Gather, Eat, Drink' Is Motto At The New Barn Door In Ridgefield

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Westchester restaurateur Arber Muriqi is bringing his 25 years-plus experience to Ridgefield with the opening of The Barn Door.The eatery, which has taken over the space formerly housed by La Piazza, is set to open Wednesday, May 10.According to Muriqi, it will feature American cuisine with a nod to Mediterranean flavors. On the menu: an extensive raw bar, a variety ...

  6. Ridgefield Cheese & Wine Shop Helps Create Record-Setting 109 Cheese Pizza

    Ridgefield Cheese & Wine Shop Helps Create Record-Setting 109 Cheese Pizza

    NORWALK, Conn. -- Talk about cheesy — in more ways than one.One hundred and nine -- that's right -- 109 -- different kinds of cheeses were used to help DJ Ken Tuccio of 95.9 THE FOX First Thing Fairfield County make history.His dream to create the most cheese on a pizza was made into reality thanks to Letizia's Pizza in Norwalk and 109 Cheese and Wine in Ridgefield.The idea came into ...

  7. We Need To Grow The Middle Class, Says Daily Voice Co-Founder, In New Book

    We Need To Grow The Middle Class, Says Daily Voice Co-Founder, In New Book

    Income inequality and lost opportunities will create a major crisis for the U.S. economy.Such is the message of Peter Georgescu, one of the founders of Daily Voice, whose latest book, "Capitalists Arise!: End Economic Inequality, Grow the Middle Class, Heal the Nation," deals with the erosion of the American dream and the challenges business leaders need to take to get the ...

  8. Vote In Our DVlicious 'Best Bagels In Fairfield County' Contest

    Vote In Our DVlicious 'Best Bagels In Fairfield County' Contest

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- On Sunday morning, nothing tastes better than a soft, chewy, often warm-from-the-oven bagel. Add a smear, a jolt of java, and you're in breakfast heaven.We asked for your favorite DVlicious bagel places in the county; of those five finalists have emerged. Now it's time to vote.Profiles on each will run the week of May 15. You have until 4 p.m. Monday, May 30 ...

  9. War Stories: Combat Vet To Recount Tour Of Duty In Iraq In Brookfield Talk

    War Stories: Combat Vet To Recount Tour Of Duty In Iraq In Brookfield Talk

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. -- Michael Zacchea's life sounds like something out of a war movie.And now, thanks to his new book, as well as his involvement with the Brookfield Democratic Town Committee (BDTC), folks will get to hear some uncomfortable truths.Deployed to Iraq after the overthrow of Saddam Hussein, Zacchea's mission was to build and lead in combat the first Iraqi Army battalion ...

  10. Tale Well Told: Shelton Native Is Voice Behind Blockbuster Podcast 'S-Town'

    Tale Well Told: Shelton Native Is Voice Behind Blockbuster Podcast 'S-Town'

    SHELTON, Conn. — A Shelton native is enjoying newfound fame as the host and executive producer of "S-Town," a podcast from the creators of "Serial" and "This American Life."Brian Reed, host and executive producer of the hit series — which took him more than three years to produce — has told various press outlets he's used to leading the interviews, not ...

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