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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. Popsicle Paired With Booze? The Best Summer Cocktails In Fairfield County

    Popsicle Paired With Booze? The Best Summer Cocktails In Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. --- The heady days of summer call for a tall, frosty, fizzy, spritzy, fruity, icy or frozen drink. One with booze is even better. What's your favorite cooling cocktail, Fairfield County? We've rounded up a few to try but love to know what else is out there.PopStyle, Cask Republic, Stamford, Norwalk: Enjoy the best of adulthood and childhood with this drink, a ...

  2. There's A New Twist On Ice Cream At Fairfield's Freezing Moo

    There's A New Twist On Ice Cream At Fairfield's Freezing Moo

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Freezing Moo is dishing out a new kind of ice cream.The store, which specializes in Thai fried ice cream rolls with no preservatives or chemicals, opened on July 5 in Fairfield. According to Owner Sam Kok, Freezing Moo offers an East Asian method of ice cream production that prides itself on its freshness.Flavors run the gamut from Mucho Mangos, Mint To Be, S'More ...

  3. Fairfield Mom Keeps It 'Social' With 60 Facebook Pages & Lots Of Likes

    Fairfield Mom Keeps It 'Social' With 60 Facebook Pages & Lots Of Likes

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Kami Evans was just trying to "get the lay of the land" as a mom when she started a bunch of Facebook pages asking pointed questions about local services."I didn't think all my friends needed to know I was looking for a dry cleaner in town, so I set up a page asking for support," she said. When that took off -- she set up another page. And ...

  4. 'Undie Sundays' Expands Throughout Fairfield County

    'Undie Sundays' Expands Throughout Fairfield County

    COS COB, Conn . -- Undie Sundays are becoming a regular thing.It's all part of a donation drive by The Undies Project, a two-year-old Cos Cob-based non-profit that collects and distributes new, unused men's, women's and children's underwear to those in need (go HERE for earlier Daily Voice story).As a relatively new organization, The Undies Project hosted its first Undie Sundays in May ...

  5. Lobster Rolls: 9 Fairfield County 'Can't Miss' Summer Seafood Stunners

    Lobster Rolls: 9 Fairfield County 'Can't Miss' Summer Seafood Stunners

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. --  It's lobster season, which means it's time to indulge in plump lobster rolls, piled high on soft buns drizzled with creamy, tangy, buttery flavors. All of which begs the question: Where do you go when you're in a seafood medley type of mood? We've listed some spots below but would love your thoughts on area favorites.Black Duck Cafe, Westport: The lobster ...

  6. Father/Son Duo Are Behind New Brewery In Ridgefield

    Father/Son Duo Are Behind New Brewery In Ridgefield

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- It's all in the family for Nod Hill Brewery in Ridgefield.The new business, run by the father and son team of Rob and David Kaye, will feature boldly flavored, highly drinkable beers when it opens on Ethan Allen Highway in October. And, they say, it will be served in an elegant and comfortable taproom that combines the building’s industrial feel with a cozy pub ...

  7. Who Has Fairfield County's DVlicious Best Ice Cream?

    Who Has Fairfield County's DVlicious Best Ice Cream?

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Get your scoop fix -- then vote for Fairfield County's best ice cream.So far it seems to be a tight race between Il Bacio and Saugatuck Sweets, but anything can change. The winner is up to you.In the running:Cream & Sugar, BethelFerris Acres, NewtownIl Bacio, DanburyMilkcraft, FairfieldSaugatuck Sweets, Westport, FairfieldTimothy’s, BridgeportYou have ...

  8. Stew Leonard's In Danbury Partners With Brookfield-Based Vroom

    Stew Leonard's In Danbury Partners With Brookfield-Based Vroom

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Thanks to Vroom Service Now, folks with a hankering for Stew Leonard's Hoedown meals can now get their food delivered. The service is only available at the Danbury store.The Brookfield-based Vroom will offer Hoedown Grill items such as cheeseburgers, lobster dinner, lobster roll, pizza, pulled pork sandwiches, and sushi as well as watermelon chunks, cookies and ...

  9. Ex-Chef Cooks Up Business for Fairfield County Eateries

    Ex-Chef Cooks Up Business for Fairfield County Eateries

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- For a long time, cooking in the kitchen was all Stamford resident Linda Kavanagh did. A trained chef and caterer, she hung up her apron after 10 years to cook up something else -- a PR and Marketing firm that in January celebrated 20 years.It's a journey Kavanagh admits she would never have expected -- and says would not have happened -- had the restaurant business ...

  10. Three Fairfield County Hot Dogs Named 'The Best In America'

    Three Fairfield County Hot Dogs Named 'The Best In America'

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY. Conn. -- Fairfield County is a hotbed for hot dogs, at least according to The Daily Meal.A new list by the site ranks three area eateries among the best in the nation.Super Duper Weenie in Fairfield, Rawley's Drive-In in Fairfield and Danny's Drive-In in Stratford were named "The best hot dogs in America."Walters Hot Dog Stand in Mamaroneck N.Y., which is ...

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