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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. Jelly Beans Top List Of Fairfield County Easter 'Musts'

    Jelly Beans Top List Of Fairfield County Easter 'Musts'

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Buttered popcorn leads the way when it comes to chomping down on your favorite jelly bean come Easter.Such is the latest report by CandyStore.com which rated the flavor as the number one pick in Connecticut with cherry and juicy pear right behind it.Americans gobble up more than 16 billion of the chewy candies on Easter. You can see the full report HERE.The ...

  2. Vote In Our DVlicious Best Pizza Contest, Fairfield County

    Vote In Our DVlicious Best Pizza Contest, Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn -- Who has Fairfield County's best pizza? We asked  -- and you answered. Five eateries are now in the running for the DVlicious "best" and will be profiled the week of April 17. In the meantime, start voting. Voting ends 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27. You can vote multiple times, albeit once per day. 

  3. Frank Pepe's Pizza In Fairfield, Danbury Named 'Best In State'

    Frank Pepe's Pizza In Fairfield, Danbury Named 'Best In State'

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Frank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana was recently named the best pizza in the state of Connecticut by The Daily Meal.The New Haven icon, which opened in Wooster Square in 1925, is a "checklist destination," said the report, meaning you have to go at least once.Lucky for Fairfield County residents, there are Frank Pepe locations closer to home -- in ...

  4. Newtown Woman Competes In 'America's Greatest School Nurse' Contest

    Newtown Woman Competes In 'America's Greatest School Nurse' Contest

    NEWTOWN, Conn. -- A Newton nurse has been chosen to represent Connecticut as the state finalist in a nationwide contest.Maddy Allen, who works at Newtown's Head O'Meadow Elementary School, was nominated for "always being available to tend to a scraped knee, chapped lips, or a broken heart, and caring for all children as if they were her own" as part of the quest for ...

  5. Farm Life: Stew Leonard's Launches 'Name Our Animal Babies' Contest

    Farm Life: Stew Leonard's Launches 'Name Our Animal Babies' Contest

    DANBURY, Conn. --  Stew Leonard’s Little Farm locations in Danbury and Norwalk will open for the season on Saturday, April 29.And that means greeting some new spring arrivals.The birth of two baby cows, two baby goats and two baby sheep are planned for 9 to l0 a.m. in Norwalk (100 Westport Ave., 203-847-7214) and 2 to 3 p.m. in Danbury (99 Federal Rd., 203-790-8030). To honor the ...

  6. Just In Time For Easter, Gift Cottage In Bethel Expands Its Chocolate Room

    Just In Time For Easter, Gift Cottage In Bethel Expands Its Chocolate Room

    BETHEL, Conn. -- It's been 26 years but Joan Craybas, owner of The Gift Cottage in Bethel, is still as excited about the wares in her shop as she was when she first opened."It's all about reinventing yourself," she said. "Having a nice mix of items."To that end, there is now less higher-end jewelry and more chocolate. The store, which Craybas runs with her son, Bob, ...

  7. New Syrian Aid Facebook Group Attracts Fairfield County Residents In Droves

    New Syrian Aid Facebook Group Attracts Fairfield County Residents In Droves

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Amber Lewis has never been to Syria or had any prior personal connections to its people but, as a humanitarian  -- and a mom -- she felt she could no longer sit idly by. And so, in late December 2016, the Yonkers, N.Y. resident made a post in a Facebook Mom's group proposing small but positive actions to combat the horrific images coming out of this Middle ...

  8. Weston Moves Up The Ranks In 'Safest Cities Of America' List

    Weston Moves Up The Ranks In 'Safest Cities Of America' List

    WESTON, Conn. -- Weston ranks among the top ten "Safest Cities in America," according to a new report by Safewise.Last year, it was number 15; this year it has climbed to number 6.The town was rated favorably for its lack of violent crimes and proactive safety programs like Weston’s CodeRED emergency notification system which sends alerts to residents in case of severe weather ...

  9. Get Carb Happy: It's National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, Fairfield County

    Get Carb Happy: It's National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- In the mood for some cheesy goodness?Go ahead and indulge. Wednesday, April 12 is National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, one of the top-rated comfort foods in the U.S. It even has its own Facebook page.According to food historians -- and the National Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day website -- cooked bread and cheese dates back to ancient times and is enjoyed across ...

  10. Watch Out Lindsey Vonn: Greenwich Teen Skis To National Title

    Watch Out Lindsey Vonn: Greenwich Teen Skis To National Title

    GREENWICH, Conn.-- We in Fairfield County may be thinking spring, but one Greenwich resident is still all about the snow.Olivia Holm, 15, of Old Greenwich, recently earned the title of Overall U16 National Champion at the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association’s U16 Championships held at Maine's Sugarloaf Mountain. The Championships, held March 31 to April 3, featured races in Super-G, ...

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