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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. Holy Guacamole: Danbury Hosts Connecticut's First Ever Taco Festival

    Holy Guacamole: Danbury Hosts Connecticut's First Ever Taco Festival

    DANBURY, Conn. -- For the first time ever, Danbury will host what's being billed as "The 1st Annual Connecticut Taco Festival." And if you book before July 4, you can get a 20 percent ticket discount.The event, set for Saturday, August 26 at the Danbury Ice Arena, will feature a variety of taco selections from restaurants and food trucks around Connecticut, frozen margaritas, ...

  2. Something Natural Moves Onshore, Brings Slice Of Nantucket To Connecticut

    Something Natural Moves Onshore, Brings Slice Of Nantucket To Connecticut

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Something Natural, an iconic Nantucket sandwich shop and bakery, has opened its first off-island location in Greenwich.The charming new spot, in a freshly renovated building nestled behind Saks Fifth Avenue at 189 Greenwich Ave., has been brought to Fairfield County by a group of local operators who are collaborating with Matt Fee and the crew from Something Natural ...

  3. Does JK's In Danbury Have The Best Hotdogs In Fairfield County?

    Does JK's In Danbury Have The Best Hotdogs In Fairfield County?

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- So far, JK's in Danbury is in the lead for "DVlicious Best Hotdogs," but that can change at any moment with the click of a few keystrokes.Our contest goes until 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 and you can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.Five finalists are in the running. Who will win? Recaps below:The Bethel Hot Dog Palace, BethelSuper Duper Weenie, ...

  4. Ice Cream + Booze = Tipsy Cones, A Stratford-Based Food Truck

    Ice Cream + Booze = Tipsy Cones, A Stratford-Based Food Truck

    STRATFORD, Conn. -- For Brooke Santagata-Albers, a former bartender, mixing ice cream with booze, just made sense.That is, after watching the news one Saturday and hearing a story about an ice cream shop in Oregon that partnered with a brewery to make a beer flavor. That's when the Shelton native got her "aha" moment and started telling her husband, Jon, how amaretto would ...

  5. Who Let The Dogs Out? Celebrate 'Bring Your Dog To Work Day,' Newtown

    Who Let The Dogs Out? Celebrate 'Bring Your Dog To Work Day,' Newtown

    WILTON, Conn. -- Friday, June 23 is "Bring Your Dog to Work Day," but for one local company, the dog holiday, which dates to 1999, is celebrated every day.At the Wilton headquarters of Canine Company, CEO Jennifer Hill said the antics of her staff's furry friends entertain employees and help relieve stress. Having dogs in the office also boosts job satisfaction and improves ...

  6. 'Voice' Winner, Newtown Native Sawyer Fredericks To Perform At Wolfe Park

    'Voice' Winner, Newtown Native Sawyer Fredericks To Perform At Wolfe Park

    MONROE, Conn. --  Sawyer Fredericks, a singer/songwriter who won the eighth season of "The Voice" in 2015 (Pharrell Williams was his coach) will perform Friday, June 23, at Monroe’s Wolfe Park.The event begins at 7:30 p.m. and is part of The Arts in the Park concert series, a program of the Monroe Parks and Recreation Department. Fredericks, 18, is originally from Newtown. ...

  7. Summer's Here, Fairfield County: Here Are 20 Places To Drink, Dine Outside

    Summer's Here, Fairfield County: Here Are 20 Places To Drink, Dine Outside

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. --   It's officially summer. Time to head outdoors and enjoy a slice of sunshine with your entree (or cocktail).Lucky for Fairfield County residents, there are plenty of options for dining alfresco.The only hard part? Picking just one. What follows is a sampling of outdoor spots; feel free to add your favorites in our Comments or on Facebook.Artisan Restaurant, ...

  8. Westport Teen Releases New App, Redefines 'Trouble'

    Westport Teen Releases New App, Redefines 'Trouble'

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- You'd expect the CEO of a Westport technology company to travel across the U.S. chasing business ventures.What you might not expect is that that executive is 17-years-old, and been designing apps since he was 13.Skylar Thomas, a rising senior at Staples High School and the founder of Troublemaker Technologies, has six apps under his belt, the latest of which is a 3-D ...

  9. Where Are Fairfield County's Best Happy Hours? Follow Local Instagram Page

    Where Are Fairfield County's Best Happy Hours? Follow Local Instagram Page

    NORWALK, Conn. -- For one Norwalk resident, satisfying her inner foodie has led to a second career.Kasia (last name withheld due to privacy issues) said she was just trying to keep track of happy hours in the area when she decided to start an Instagram account @HappyHappyHour.Now, a year later, it's taken off like gangbusters with invites from restaurants pouring in (no pun ...

  10. Singing For His Supper? Westport's Michael Bolton Dines In Fairfield

    Singing For His Supper? Westport's Michael Bolton Dines In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Singer/Songwriter Michael Bolton may be busy traveling the world giving concerts but one lucky Fairfield County resident sat next to him at 55 Wine Bar & Wood Grille in Fairfield.Mona Youwakim Mitri of Easton posted a photo on the restaurant's Facebook page Saturday, June 17.Bolton, a Westport resident, is originally from New Haven. His new album is "Songs ...

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