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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. 7 'Must Read' Summer Books: Bethel Bookstore Owner Shares Top Titles

    7 'Must Read' Summer Books: Bethel Bookstore Owner Shares Top Titles

    BETHEL, Conn. -- With the Memorial Day weekend comes the start of beach reading season. So, what should be on your list? We went to Alice Hutchinson, owner of the independent Byrd's Books in Bethel, for some ideas.Adult TitlesInto the Water by Paula Hawkins: The author of "The Girl On The Train" returns with this addictive new novel of psychological suspense about a single ...

  2. Ridgefield Teen Sends 'BearHugs' To Military Families

    Ridgefield Teen Sends 'BearHugs' To Military Families

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- What started as a school project has turned into a full blown 501(c)(3) nonprofit for 15-year-old Campbell Kinsman.The Ridgefield High School sophomore came up with the idea after an eighth-grade teacher assigned the class a yearlong project on making a difference. "It sounds cliche, I know," said Kinsman, "But helping others is always something I ...

  3. Have You Voted, Fairfield County? DVlicious Best Bagel Winner Is Up To You

    Have You Voted, Fairfield County? DVlicious Best Bagel Winner Is Up To You

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- In the mood for a smear? Or like yours toasted? Five finalists are in the running for Fairfield County's DVlicious best bagels. If you're not hungry yet, you will be when you read each profile. But first, vote.You have until 4 p.m. Monday, May 30 and can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.Bagelman Danbury, BrookfieldBagel King, Bridgeport, FairfieldStew ...

  4. Barbecue Bliss: Five Finger-Licking 'Must Try' Fairfield County Caterers

    Barbecue Bliss: Five Finger-Licking 'Must Try' Fairfield County Caterers

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- It's barbecue season! Or, at least it will be once the rain stops and Memorial Day jump starts the unofficial start of summer.This year, let someone else to the grilling. We've rounded up five companies willing to do the work for you. Your go-to not on the list? Tell us about it in our Comments or add to the discussion on Facebook.Clambakes of Connecticut: ...

  5. In A Rush? Java Up At One Of Fairfield County's Drive-Thru Starbucks

    In A Rush? Java Up At One Of Fairfield County's Drive-Thru Starbucks

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Ya gotta love a drive-through Starbucks. And luckily, Fairfield County is full of them. Got a favorite? Tell us. Meanwhile here's where to go when you're in a rush and/or have a sleeping toddler in the car and/or are just too lazy (or it's raining too hard) to get out and walk across the parking lot.Bethel: Big Y Plaza, 87A Stony Hill Rd., 203-797-8265; open ...

  6. Your Mother Wants You To Eat: Kosher Food Truck Coming To Westport

    Your Mother Wants You To Eat: Kosher Food Truck Coming To Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- There are food trucks and then there's the kosher food truck.Somewhere, your mom (or grandmother) is kvelling.Fairfield County residents will be treated to the delicacies of The Chosen Cholent --  pulled smoked brisket, smoked fried chicken, smoked short ribs, and of course, cholent (a traditional Shabbat stew) -- at the first-ever Southern Connecticut Jewish Food ...

  7. Fairfield County Is About To Get More Orangetheory FItness Studios

    Fairfield County Is About To Get More Orangetheory FItness Studios

    SHELTON, Conn. -- A new Orangetheory Fitness (OTF) is coming to Shelton in mid-June.This is a re-opening of a location that was previously opened in 2014 but, according to Fairfield County Owner Mark Molina, is now bigger and better. "The layout of the fitness area is a little different from my other locations, but the workouts, equipment, and technology are the same," he ...

  8. How To Talk To Your Kids About The Manchester Bombing

    How To Talk To Your Kids About The Manchester Bombing

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Not sure what to say to your kids about the bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England?Experts at The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) say you’re better off talking through the tough stuff than shielding them from it. Just keep in mind what's age-appropriate.Some tips: Monitor social media use. Help children understand that ...

  9. Have Items To Donate? Here's Where To Go In Fairfield County

    Have Items To Donate? Here's Where To Go In Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Spring is a time for cleaning  -- and donating. But where's best to give away toys, clothes, books, etc. to those in need?We've rounded up a few ideas -- feel free to add your own in our comments or start a discussion on Facebook. Big Brothers Big Sisters: Will pick up a variety of household items. Details: 877-399-2570 or go to the website ...

  10. Stop State From Taxing Pet Adoptions, Says Connecticut Humane Society

    Stop State From Taxing Pet Adoptions, Says Connecticut Humane Society

    WESTPORT, Conn. —The Connecticut Humane Society has issued a statewide call to action regarding a bill that would allow the state to tax residents for adopting, rescuing and saving the life of a homeless animal.The Humane Society is urging residents to contact their state senators to oppose SB 130, which mandates that 5 percent of adoption fees be collected from all nonprofit rescues ...

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