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

    Tale Well Told: Shelton Native Is Power 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 ...

  2. Get 'Primed' For Something New: Mexican Cafe To Open In Ridgefield

    Get 'Primed' For Something New: Mexican Cafe To Open In Ridgefield

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Get ready for some added spice in Ridgefield.A  new Mexican-themed eatery is coming to the downtown area, courtesy of Bob Sperry, co-owner of Ridgefield Prime and Prime Burger.Prime Taco will open sometime in late summer, either in late August or early September.No location has been confirmed yet though it's been hinted that the fast casual eatery will take over an ...

  3. Bridgeport's Fire Engine Pizza Wins DVlicious Best Pizza In County

    Bridgeport's Fire Engine Pizza Wins DVlicious Best Pizza In County

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Any way you slice it, Fire Engine Pizza Company has the best pizza in the county, at least according to Daily Voice readers.The Bridgeport eatery won our DVlicious contest in a tight competition. The alarm-winning pizza company won with 44 percent of the vote just ahead of Colony Grill which had 43 percent.Thanks to all who voted -- and kept us biting our nails to ...

  4. Redding Teen Hopes To Bring Community Together With The Hive

    Redding Teen Hopes To Bring Community Together With The Hive

    REDDING, Conn. -- A bit of Hawaii is coming to Redding on Sunday, May 14 thanks to the efforts of a local teen.The Hive, a new community-minded event created by Haven Hunt, was inspired by a weekly festival in Kalapana, Hawaii called Uncle Robert's that the 15-year-old visited with her family in December 2016.She said the vibe was so amazing -- filled with music, dancing, food trucks, ...

  5. Last Chance To Vote For Fairfield County's Best Pizza

    Last Chance To Vote For Fairfield County's Best Pizza

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn -- Who has Fairfield County's best pizza? Five eateries are in the running -- chosen by you. Profiles on each have run; recaps below. Coalhouse Pizza, StamfordColony Grill, Stamford, Fairfield, NorwalkFire Engine Pizza, BridgeportFrank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, Fairfield, DanburyTarry Lodge, WestportVoting ends 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27. 

  6. Mudfest To Honor Sandy Hook Victim Gears Up For Fifth Season

    Mudfest To Honor Sandy Hook Victim Gears Up For Fifth Season

    NEWTOWN, Conn. – Are you ready to get muddy? Join a record-breaking 1,000 runners, spectators and volunteers as they prepare for the 5th annual Daniel Barden Mudfest presented by Pepsico. Daniel was one of the first-graders killed in the Sandy Hook tragedy in December 2012. Part of his story -- and the life-affirming mudfest -- are highlighted in the recently released film, ...

  7. New Yorker Runs 200 Miles In Central Park To Benefit Norwalk Nonprofit

    New Yorker Runs 200 Miles In Central Park To Benefit Norwalk Nonprofit

    NORWALK, Conn --- What does it take to run 200 miles in Central Park in one weekend? The new film, "200 Miles," showing at Tribeca Film Festival Thursday, April 27, has the answer thanks to its main subject, Ultramarathoner Eric Gelber, of Chappaqua, N.Y.More than 250,000 steps12 gallons of water; two liters of ginger aleSix pairs of shoes; nine pairs of socksOne pound of ...

  8. Puppy Love: Putnam Service Dogs Welcomes Class From Danbury, Ridgefield

    Puppy Love: Putnam Service Dogs Welcomes Class From Danbury, Ridgefield

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Two puppies rescued from Fairfield County shelters are now at their new home at Putnam Service Dogs in Brewster.The class for Volunteer Puppy Raisers begins this month. The puppies all came from High Kill Shelters in the South and were adopted by Putnam Service Dogs from local rescue groups.Here are their stats: Anna: Yellow Lab Mix. About 12 weeks old. She ...

  9. Colony Grill Or Fire Engine? Fairfield County Pizza Wars Heat Up

    Colony Grill Or Fire Engine? Fairfield County Pizza Wars Heat Up

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn -- The Fairfield County pizza wars are heating up with Colony Grill in Stamford and Fire Engine Pizza in Bridgeport in a close race for the DVlicious best.Recaps on each finalist is below. Grab the Parmesan and keep clicking -- voting ends 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27 and it's still anyone's guess on who will win.Coalhouse Pizza, StamfordColony Grill, Stamford, ...

  10. Fire Up The Paella: New Catering Company Opens In Fairfield

    Fire Up The Paella: New Catering Company Opens In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn.— If you like paella, you're going to love the offerings at the new Fire & Rice in Fairfield.The catering company, headed by culinary entrepreneur and Fairfield native Glenn Michael Tatangelo, specializes in the Spanish dish which uses traditional techniques and ingredients including rice from the Valencia region of Spain as well as Spanish saffron. Preparing paella ...

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