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Jeanne Muchnick

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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. Fairfield Mom 'Fuels' Organic Beverage Company

    Fairfield Mom 'Fuels' Organic Beverage Company

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Amy Barnouw is on a mission. Driven by a desire to provide healthier beverages for her three kids, Barnouw and her husband launched Planet Fuel Beverage Company with a line of organic, lower-sugar juices.Never a fan of sodas, Barnouw found there was a thirst in the marketplace for healthy organic beverages crafted with tweens and teens in mind. “Most options contain ...

  2. Ex-Norwalk Resident Goes 'Hollywood' With Bus Tours

    Ex-Norwalk Resident Goes 'Hollywood' With Bus Tours

    NORWALK, Conn. --  It's lights, camera, action for Georgette Blau.Which, in her case, means putting everything in "drive."Blau, a former Norwalk resident, is the owner of On Location Tours, the world's largest TV and movie bus tour company.And yes, that means she knows a lot of TV and movie trivia, including where the apartment was for Carrie from "Sex and the City," ...

  3. 'Casual Comfort Cuisine' Comes To Bethel

    'Casual Comfort Cuisine' Comes To Bethel

    BETHEL, Conn. -- J. Lawrence Downtown is open as of Tuesday, Aug. 1.The new restaurant, in the historic opera house building, bills itself on its website as a place where friends, family, and community come together in a relaxed, casual atmosphere that's a stylish mix of rustic New England charm and modern, suburban chic.Menu options include everything from braised pork belly to lobster ...

  4. Donut Crazy Serves Up New Kind Of Glazed Goodie In Shelton, Stratford

    Donut Crazy Serves Up New Kind Of Glazed Goodie In Shelton, Stratford

    SHELTON, Conn. -- A new kind of "crazy" has come to Fairfield County: Donut Crazy's new Donut-Go-Crazy-Monte-Crisco.The new concoction has a glazed bottom with ham turkey and Swiss cheese, and a glazed top with raspberry preserves and some powdered sugar.It's available at the Shelton and Stratford locations only starting Tuesday, Aug. 1. Go to www.donutcrazyct.com for more ...

  5. From Finance To Birthing Babies: Westport Educator Changes Career Focus

    From Finance To Birthing Babies: Westport Educator Changes Career Focus

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Westport resident Cynthia Overgard is the first to admit becoming an expert in childbirth education and the postpartum experience was never on her radar screen.A corporate executive and adjunct professor of finance at UConn, she didn't think much about birthing until she married, became pregnant and realized how ill-prepared she was for the experience.“Fortunately ...

  6. Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras Jazzes Up The Meaning Of 'Citizen'

    Greater Bridgeport Youth Orchestras Jazzes Up The Meaning Of 'Citizen'

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- When President Barack Obama was queried by reporters about how he would spend his time once he left office he replied that he would “be a citizen.”Those words inspired Dr. Rex Cadwallader, a world-renowned jazz musician and Emmy-award winning composer who teaches at Greens Farms Academy in Westport. He said it inspired him to explore the topic with his students ...

  7. Connecticut Has The 8th Best School Systems In America

    Connecticut Has The 8th Best School Systems In America

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Connecticut's public schools rank eighth in the U.S.So says a new report by WalletHub which did its analysis based on performance, funding, safety, class size and instructor credentials. Connecticut schools ranked just below Minnesota and above Iowa.Massachusetts was number one, followed by New Jersey. New York ranked No. 26.WalletHub’s analysts compared the ...

  8. Mother/Daughter 'Unbakers' Whip Up Cookie Creations In Norwalk

    Mother/Daughter 'Unbakers' Whip Up Cookie Creations In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn.-- Be happy with what you're doing and grow at your own pace.Such is the philosophy of Norwalk-based Whipped Up Creations, a mother/daughter owned company known for its Unbakeables cookie dough bites.Corey Tolkin, a Weston resident, runs the six-year-old company with her mom, Julie, also of Weston. The two believe balance is key to success. And so far, their gradual ...

  9. Hello Foodies: Greenwich Wine + Food Fest Announces All-Star Chef Line-Up

    Hello Foodies: Greenwich Wine + Food Fest Announces All-Star Chef Line-Up

    GREENWICH, Conn. – Famed Chef Mario Batali, a partner in Tarry Lodge in Westport and Port Chester, N.Y., is just one of a host of esteemed cooks who will be at the 2017 Greenwich Wine + Food Festival.The event, presented by Serendipity magazine, will be held Friday, Sept. 22 and Saturday, Sept. 23 with tickets on sale now.Batali will be appearing during Saturday's festivities at Sherman ...

  10. Ex-Westport Resident Justin Paul Teams With Alan Menken On 'Aladdin' Remake

    Ex-Westport Resident Justin Paul Teams With Alan Menken On 'Aladdin' Remake

    WESTPORT, Conn. --Justin Paul, the award winning songwriter -- he won a Tony for Best Original Score for "Dear Evan Hansen" with his writing partner Benj Pasek as well as an Oscar for "La La Land,"  -- has now been tapped to collaborate on "Aladdin"Famed Composer Alan Menken is leading the team on the Disney remake.Paul moved to Westport when he was six and ...

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