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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. Bethel Palace Jockeys For 'Top Dog' In Fairfield County

    Bethel Palace Jockeys For 'Top Dog' In Fairfield County

    BETHEL, Conn.-- Talk about "relishing" your dog days.June and especially July (it's National Hot Dog month, after all) are prime times for enjoying this quintessential American favorite. The only question: Who makes 'em best?Five "top dogs" are contenders in our DVlicious contest. Read on for a brief profile (all are being highlighted this week), then let your ...

  2. Just Add Strawberries: Shelton Farm Showcases Seasonal Stunners

    Just Add Strawberries: Shelton Farm Showcases Seasonal Stunners

    SHELTON, Conn. -- How does a nice cold glass of strawberry basil iced tea sound about now? Or a crowd-pleasing pitcher of strawberry sangria?Shelton's Jones Family Farms, which just opened its strawberry-picking area last week, offers a host of strawberry recipes on its website, including strawberry salsa, spinach salad with strawberry champagne vinaigrette and frozen strawberry ...

  3. Westport Native Wins Tony For 'Dear Evan Hansen' For Best Original Score

    Westport Native Wins Tony For 'Dear Evan Hansen' For Best Original Score

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Score another win for Staples High School grad Justin Paul.The Westport native won a Tony Award for Best Original Score for "Dear Evan Hansen," a Broadway show about an isolated and anxious teenager longing to be seen.The award was announced Sunday, June 11 at Radio City Music Hall where CBS broadcast the Tony Awards, billed as "Broadway's Biggest ...

  4. Who Has Fairfield County's Best Hotdogs? Vote Now

    Who Has Fairfield County's Best Hotdogs? Vote Now

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Five finalists -- selected by you, -- are in the running for the county's best dawgs.Have you voted? You have until 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 and can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.Profiles on each will follow next week. Winners will receive a DVlicious certificate and the knowledge they "out dogged" the competition.

  5. Good News For Kombucha Fans: Danbury Spouses Start Wholesale Company

    Good News For Kombucha Fans: Danbury Spouses Start Wholesale Company

    DANBURY, Conn. -- A personal passion has turned into a growing business for Danbury resident Liz Ceppos.Ceppos and her husband, Ian, are the owners of Cross Culture Kombucha which was formed earlier this year. The two have been brewing this ancient drink for years at home and have long enjoyed its health benefits.Kombucha, for those who don't know, is a fermented beverage made with a ...

  6. Is Your Fav Chef On The List? Greenwich Food Fest Highlights Local Talent

    Is Your Fav Chef On The List? Greenwich Food Fest Highlights Local Talent

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Talk about a stellar class of 2017. The Greenwich Wine + Food Festival has just released its "Most Innovative Chef" list for this year. Members include:Carlos Baez of The Spread in South NorwalkLisa and Steve Maronian of Sweet Lisa’s Exquisite Cakes in Cos CobMike Pietrafaso of Ada’s Kitchen + Coffee in RiversideBrad Spence of Amis Trattoria in WestportIan ...

  7. This Newtown Castle Is Full Of Riches

    This Newtown Castle Is Full Of Riches

    NEWTOWN, Conn. — For Erica Sullivan, the owner of Castle Hill Chocolate, the key to success is all about enjoying what you do.That, plus a great deal of planning.The self-proclaimed chocoholic, who has a background in marketing and retail, wanted to create a chocolate boutique featuring confections from around the world. That meant doing a lot of research  -- and taste testing-- to make ...

  8. Agora Restaurant Of Brookfield Celebrates Grand Opening With Free Apps

    Agora Restaurant Of Brookfield Celebrates Grand Opening With Free Apps

    BROOKFIELD, Conn. ---Agora of Brookfield is celebrating its grand opening with a ribbon cutting on Thursday, June 8 at 5 p.m.That means free appetizers and live music, along with a special guest, according to the restaurant's website.The Mediterranean restaurant is known for its $12.95 pre-fixed lunch and early bird specials. It's also known for the talents of its chef -- Julio ...

  9. Vote In Our DVlicious 'Best Hotdogs In Fairfield County' Contest

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

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- The humble hot dog, a staple of family picnics and cookouts, brings to mind the sights and sounds of summer. So, where do you go when you have a hankering for a simple ketchup-squiggled wiener?Our hunt for the DVlicious best in the county includes five finalists, selected by you, then narrowed down (based on the number of nominations) by our editors.Now's time ...

  10. Ridgefield's Toscana Ristorante Reopens After Renovation

    Ridgefield's Toscana Ristorante Reopens After Renovation

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. --- If you haven't been to Toscana Ristorante lately in Ridgefield, take another look. The Italian eatery has been renovated with a sleeker, more modern look.It's all thanks to new owners Valmir, aka Val, and Adelina Rraci. Val, it should be noted, is the son of  David “Giovanni” Rraci who has long run the popular eatery and is now taking a step back.The restaurant was ...

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