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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. 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, as many in town may recall, 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 ...

  2. Wilton Social Worker Starts Practice For Special Needs Families

    Wilton Social Worker Starts Practice For Special Needs Families

    WILTON, Conn. -- Jennifer M. Iannuzzi is passionate about re-defining what it means to be a parent of a special needs child.That's because -- as both a social worker and a mom of a child with a rare genetic syndrome called Smith Magenis Syndrome -- she knows the challenges.An active blogger on her Strength for Sydney site, the Wilton resident has written dozens of posts with brutal ...

  3. Rebeccas Of Greenwich Sparkles With AAA Four Diamond

    Rebeccas Of Greenwich Sparkles With AAA Four Diamond

    GREENWICH, Conn. --- For the seventh consecutive year, Rebeccas of Greenwich has earned a AAA Four Diamond award for its world-class service, facilities, and amenities. AAA’s Four- and Five-Diamond award ratings are the travel authority’s highest designations for properties and restaurants. Each year, AAA inspectors visit more than 28,000 establishments across the U.S., Canada, Mexico ...

  4. Steer Clear — If You Can: Fairfield County Is Pothole Heaven

    Steer Clear — If You Can: Fairfield County Is Pothole Heaven

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- How bad are Fairfield County's potholes?You don't need an expert to tell you're they're substantial -- and dangerous -- but Greenwich resident Rebecca Lindland, an executive analyst at Kelley Blue Book, confirms what you (and your car tires) already know: More than half of Fairfield County's roads are in poor repair -- at least 55 percent, said Lindland. The ...

  5. Aux Délices Expands Throughout Fairfield County With New Westport Spot

    Aux Délices Expands Throughout Fairfield County With New Westport Spot

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Aux Délices, with locations in Riverside, Darien, Greenwich, and Westport, is about to open its second Westport spot.Owner Debra Ponzek said she was drawn to the space, at 44 Church Lane where SoNo Baking Company has stood, because of its proximity to town. "The store is easy to get to whether you're driving or walking," she said.The outdoor patio in front ...

  6. South Norwalk Boasts New Pub With Eight Beers Brewed Onsite

    South Norwalk Boasts New Pub With Eight Beers Brewed Onsite

    NORWALK, Conn. -- Beer lovers in Fairfield County have something to toast: the new Hell or High Water Brewpub in South Norwalk.The tavern, at 136 Washington St., features eight beers brewed on the premises with another three in the works under Head Brewer Anderson Sant’anna Delima.Some of what you'll find on the menu: California Brown Lager, Belgium-style Red Strong Ale, American Porter ...

  7. Woman From Stamford Finds Her Calling In Helping Disabled Vets

    Woman From Stamford Finds Her Calling In Helping Disabled Vets

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Stamford native Adriana Mallozzi has received a $200,000 grant from Veterans Affairs for developing technology to aid disabled veterans and help them live independently. The Puffin is a breath-activated portable input device that connects to mobile devices and computers – facilitating access to apps such as home automation systems. This allows users to control their ...

  8. Jazz It Up: Stamford's Coalhouse Pizza Shoots For DVlicious Win

    Jazz It Up: Stamford's Coalhouse Pizza Shoots For DVlicious Win

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Bright plum-tomato sauce, puddles of melted mozzarella, a perfectly charred crust … does life get any better with the perfect slice in front of you? We think not.Five finalists are vying for Fairfield County's DVlicious "Best Pizza," each of which is being profiled this week.Click and vote for your favorite – you have until 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27 and you ...

  9. Safeguard Your Home From Ticks; Norwalk Company Explains How

    Safeguard Your Home From Ticks; Norwalk Company Explains How

    NORWALK, Conn. -- Spring has barely sprung, and it’s already shaping up to be a particularly rough year for Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases.That’s according to staff at the Connecticut Agricultural Experiment Station, who said an unusually high number of ticks were submitted for testing this month. The higher tick abundance appears to be related to lower winter temperatures ...

  10. Fairfield County Residents Follow Stamford 'Paperpreneur' To Westport

    Fairfield County Residents Follow Stamford 'Paperpreneur' To Westport

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Phyllis DeNicola admits she wasn't sure what she was going to do when Milestones closed in New Canaan.For stationery lovers who followed the store ---  it was there more than 12 years and catered to thousands of locals over countless occasions -- DeNicola, who lives in Stamford, was a constant presence.“I helped the Mulherns set up Milestones for its grand opening, ...

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