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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. Your 'Guy' Is Here: GYMGUYZ Expands In Fairfield County

    Your 'Guy' Is Here: GYMGUYZ Expands In Fairfield County

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- There's a new franchisee behind GYMGUYZ in Fairfield County -- and he's looking to expand.Dan Spano, a longtime personal trainer, took over the Greenwich franchise of the at-home gym service in October. The company, which brings a van packed with fitness equipment to you -- think 365 pieces -- was first open a year ago and run by a previous owner.The grand reopening ...

  2. Dream Bigger, Says Stamford Singer, Who Doubles As Massage Therapist

    Dream Bigger, Says Stamford Singer, Who Doubles As Massage Therapist

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Sometimes, the hardest times bring about the greatest achievements. So it was for Christina Connors who used her years of struggling to make it as a New York City singer/actress into a new album.Now a Greenwich massage therapist who continues to perform on the side, Connors has just released "Dream Bigger: Songs of Hope, Healing, and Inspiration."The album ...

  3. Danbury Adds Another Italian Restaurant To Dining Scene

    Danbury Adds Another Italian Restaurant To Dining Scene

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Pasta Giardino, a new Italian eatery, is open in Danbury.The restaurant, located in the spot formerly occupied by Prespa’s, opened a few weeks ago. It is owned by Johnny Mersini Rugova a longtime restauranteur who is also behind Della Francesca, just down the road. Expect Italian classics such as fettucini alfredo, spaghetti and meatballs, stuffed rigatoni Bolognese, ...

  4. Ventura Law To Provide Thanksgiving Turkeys for Danbury Food Pantry

    Ventura Law To Provide Thanksgiving Turkeys for Danbury Food Pantry

    DANBURY, Conn. — Ventura Law has joined The Daily Bread Food Pantry to help feed the hungry and bring awareness to hunger issues in Danbury.The Danbury-based law firm will provide 100 turkeys for families and individuals in need for the holiday as part of a nationwide community outreach event known as the Injury Board Day of Action (#IBDayofAction).Turkeys and canned goods will be ...

  5. Cue The Mariachis: Ridgefield's Prime Taco Opening For Business

    Cue The Mariachis: Ridgefield's Prime Taco Opening For Business

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Prime Taco, the sibling to Ridgefield's Prime Burger, will have its grand opening Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m.Customers will be treated to a mariachi band, face painting, giveaways and more. According to co-owner Anthony Valente, the new eatery was four years in the making. Valente had moved from Malibu, Calif., to Connecticut years ago to open Prime Burger with ...

  6. New Canaan Restaurant Gets Artsy, Celebrates 10 Years With Upgrades

    New Canaan Restaurant Gets Artsy, Celebrates 10 Years With Upgrades

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. – In honor of its 10-year anniversary, Chef Luis Restaurant, in the heart of New Canaan, is starting a new chapter.The restaurant is currently undergoing dramatic renovations, with industry veteran and newly-appointed General Manager Sergio Tamburlini leading the charge.Renovations, which are currently underway, are dramatically changing the outdated colors of the ...

  7. More Than Coffee: Stamford Diner Celebrates 30 Years In Business

    More Than Coffee: Stamford Diner Celebrates 30 Years In Business

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Elm Street Diner celebrated its 30 year anniversary on Tuesday, Nov. 7 with -- what else? -- cake. And oh, what a cake it is. Created by New City, N.Y.'s Caked Up Cafe, it highlighted some of what the popular Stamford diner is known for -- pancakes, donuts and lots of gooey, sugary concoctions (have you seen their freak shakes?). (The cinnamon sugar donuts that they ...

  8. Metro-North Is A Joke: Local Comedian Uses Westchester As Inspiration

    Metro-North Is A Joke: Local Comedian Uses Westchester As Inspiration

    Heard the joke about Metro-North?Nore Davis has a bunch of them. The comedian, who was born and raised in Yonkers, N.Y., likes to riff about everyday life in Westchester. That includes bits about the friend he's known forever that recently turned gluten-free (making dining out tough), how Staples is benefiting from the protest movement (which has practically turned into Pokémon GO) and ...

  9. Fairfield County Moms Create A New Kind Of Online Marketplace

    Fairfield County Moms Create A New Kind Of Online Marketplace

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- By now, most everyone knows Autism Speaks, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting solutions for the needs of individuals with autism and their families through advocacy and support.But what about autism shops?Two Fairfield County women, both mothers of children with sensory issues, were frustrated with the lack of websites featuring real-world products that worked ...

  10. Muffin Madness: Donut Crazy Creates New Taste Sensation With The 'Cruffin'

    Muffin Madness: Donut Crazy Creates New Taste Sensation With The 'Cruffin'

    Add "The Cruffin" to your list of snack-worthy must-haves.It's the latest taste senation from Donut Crazy, a family-owned eatery with locations in Stratford, Shelton, Bridgeport and Westport known for its unique -- and Instagrammable -- donut flavors.The croissant-muffin crossover is a celebratory result of the New Haven location's first year in business.It is now available at ...

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