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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. Holiday Party Playlist: Fairfield County DJ Shares Top Christmas Picks

    Holiday Party Playlist: Fairfield County DJ Shares Top Christmas Picks

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- What Christmas songs put you in a jolly, merry mood? Two noted disc jockeys from 107.1The Peak radio station in North White Plains, N.Y. -- Scarsdale resident Jimmy Fink and Westport resident Chris Herrmann -- offer some of their personal favorites.From Herrmann:The Waitresses' "Christmas Wrapping": "Maybe the finest holiday song and bass line ...

  2. Celebrate Hanukkah With Latkes From Fairfield County Food Blogger

    Celebrate Hanukkah With Latkes From Fairfield County Food Blogger

    WESTPORT, Conn. — Looking for an "easy cheesy" recipe for Hanukkah, which starts the evening of Saturday, Dec. 24 and ends the evening of Sunday, Jan. 1?Check out this one from Westport kosher food blogger Liz Rueven, editor/founder of KosherLikeMe.com.Frozen shredded potatoes are about to make your Hanukkah latkes (aka potato pancakes) a whole lot easier, she writes on her ...

  3. Gluten-Free Bakery Opens In Greenwich

    Gluten-Free Bakery Opens In Greenwich

    GREENWICH, Conn. — By the Way Bakery, a much-loved gluten-free bakery that got its start in Hastings-on-Hudson, N.Y., and has since spread to Manhattan's Upper West and Upper East Sides, has opened its doors to customers in Greenwich — just in time for the holidays.The bakery is also kosher and serving up sufganiyot, perfect for Hanukah. The pastries are baked, not fried, and filled ...

  4. Fairfield County Bars Serve Up A Host of Holiday Spirit(s)

    Fairfield County Bars Serve Up A Host of Holiday Spirit(s)

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn -- Put some cheer into your holiday season — literally — with a host of revel-worthy cocktails created by Fairfield County mixologists. What follows are a few places to get the party started. Feel free to share your favorites in our Facebook comments.Artisan Ginger Crush, Artisan Restaurant, Tavern and Garden, Southport: Shake it up with this original concoction ...

  5. Darien Mom Grows Prepared Food Business With Homespun Charm

    Darien Mom Grows Prepared Food Business With Homespun Charm

    DARIEN, Conn. -- Megan Ruppenstein has always enjoyed cooking healthy. So much so that when she hosted dinner parties, her friends would comment on her tasty meals and prod her to start her own business."I was cooking all the time anyway so I figured, why not try," said the Darien resident. And so, she emailed 20 friends asking, if she prepared homemade meals to go would they ...

  6. Fairfield County Lice Experts Remind Vacationers To Pack Caution

    Fairfield County Lice Experts Remind Vacationers To Pack Caution

    GREENWICH, Conn. --  With Fairfield County families gearing up to go away this holiday season, Allyson Greifenberger and Kristy Gordon, owners of the Greenwich and Norwalk-based The Hair Genies, recommend packing caution.After all, head lice thrive equally in warm and cold climates.Girls should wear their hair pulled back in ponytails, advises Greifenberger, and parents should ideally ...

  7. Fairfield County Ice Cream Shop Owner Scoops Up Kindness With Al's Angels

    Fairfield County Ice Cream Shop Owner Scoops Up Kindness With Al's Angels

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- For Al DiGuido, the owner of Saugatuck Sweets in Westport and Fairfield, giving is a year-round endeavor.That's because the Westport resident is the charitable force behind Al's Angels, which he formed in 2004 with "the mission of providing moments of joy and comfort to families that are challenged by childhood cancer, rare blood diseases, AIDS, domestic ...

  8. Greenwich Designer Makes Her Mark On HGTV's  'Property Brothers'

    Greenwich Designer Makes Her Mark On HGTV's 'Property Brothers'

    GREENWICH, Conn.—Brittany Zachos of the Greenwich-based Zachos Design Group (ZDG) never imagined her career in interior design would land her on TV but so far, she's been on HGTV's "Property Brothers," as well as DIY's "Big Beach Builds."Look for her on Wednesday, Dec. 21 alongside "Property Brothers" Jonathan and Drew Scott in a project that had her ...

  9. Firefighter Brings Santa & 9/11 Tribute To Stamford Christmas Display

    Firefighter Brings Santa & 9/11 Tribute To Stamford Christmas Display

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- It's' not enough that Tony Pampena goes all out decorating his home with 60,000 lights for the holidays. The Stamford resident also offers free candy canes to visitors and, on Saturday, Dec. 17, will play Santa from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.All for the love of Christmas. "It sounds corny to say, but I love everything about Christmas," said the Greenwich ...

  10. Darien Expats Open Old-Fashioned Butcher Shop In New Canaan

    Darien Expats Open Old-Fashioned Butcher Shop In New Canaan

    NEW CANAAN, Conn -- An old-fashioned butcher shop a la the kind of shop you would find on the streets of Ireland has opened in New Canaan.South Avenue Butcher, which had its ribbon-cutting on Wednesday. Dec. 14, is the creation of longtime friends and Darien residents Dermot Flynn, Alan Griffin and James Farrell. The friends grew up in southern Ireland, where rural towns would have a ...

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