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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. From The Projects To 'Chopped:' Bridgeport Chef Never Forgets Her Roots

    From The Projects To 'Chopped:' Bridgeport Chef Never Forgets Her Roots

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Roshara Sanders is living her dream life through food and teaching. But it wasn't always this way. At age seven, the Bridgeport native fell in love with cooking, eventually attending Bullard-Havens Technical High School to learn the craft. It was during a class visit to the Culinary Institute of America (CIA) in Hyde Park that she knew that was where she ...

  2. Need Some R&R? Hunker Down In Ridgefield's Salt Cave

    Need Some R&R? Hunker Down In Ridgefield's Salt Cave

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. --  We all know our doctors would like us to have less salt in our diets but Redding resident Anna Pogoda believes more salt is good for you. Twelve thousand pounds, to be exact.That's the amount piped into the room at Saltana Cave and Spa in Ridgefield, the business she's owned since 2013. Salt, she said -- in the air as opposed to in our diets -- helps with a host of ...

  3. A Son's Illness Forces Former Weston Teacher To Rethink Her Career Path

    A Son's Illness Forces Former Weston Teacher To Rethink Her Career Path

    NORWALK, Conn. --- It's not many people that can say their job is a lifesaver. But for former Norwalk resident Carinne Mossa, it's the truth.Mossa, a Stella & Dot independent stylist, said the community of women she has met through selling jewelry has been instrumental in helping her both retain her ties to the professional world while also raising two kids under five.Now living in ...

  4. Weston Parenting Expert Shares Guidance, Voice Of Reason On Baby Blog

    Weston Parenting Expert Shares Guidance, Voice Of Reason On Baby Blog

    WESTON, Conn. -- Are you a new parent overwhelmed with what to buy for baby?Weston resident Sandra Gordon can help. The health/medical writer runs Baby Products Mom where she curates items to help new parents gear up safely and within their budget. The blog, which she started in 2009, is an outgrowth of her book, “Consumer Reports Best Baby Products.” "Baby products are a ...

  5. Stamford 13-Year-Old Puts Her Heart & Soul Into Fighting Pediatric Cancer

    Stamford 13-Year-Old Puts Her Heart & Soul Into Fighting Pediatric Cancer

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Grace Targonsk, an eighth-grader at Dolan Middle School, is like most students. She texts (a lot!), goes to after-school guitar lessons, does her homework diligently (she's a straight A student) — and, oh yeah, started her own charitable foundation to help those affected by pediatric cancer.This, despite not having a personal connection to the disease.Since ...

  6. Who Has Fairfield County's Best Pizza? Nominate Your DVlicious Favorite

    Who Has Fairfield County's Best Pizza? Nominate Your DVlicious Favorite

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn, -- No matter how you slice it, pizza is popular in Fairfield County.But who has the best?  Tell us where you like to go; we will then narrow down to a finalist list where you can vote for your DVlicious favorite. Send suggestions to dvlicious@dailyvoice.com by 3 p.m. Monday, April 3.

  7. Bucatini Could Be The Next Big Thing In Westport With Opening Of Amis

    Bucatini Could Be The Next Big Thing In Westport With Opening Of Amis

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- Get your tastebuds ready, Westport. A new restaurant loaded with rustic and seasonally driven small plates, handcrafted pastas, local seafood and antipasti selections will open Friday, March 31.Amis Westport, complete with an open kitchen, hails from the Philadelphia-based Vetri Family of Restaurants and will feature a variety of traditional and contemporary offerings ...

  8. Wilton Boutique Owner Stocks Store With Friends, Family In Mind

    Wilton Boutique Owner Stocks Store With Friends, Family In Mind

    WILTON, Conn. -- Megan Abrahamsen is forever thinking of those close to her when she's sourcing for her Wilton boutique, Blue Star Bazaar."I think of my family and friends as I choose the items for my store," said Abrahamsen. "My sister, my mom, my nieces. "What would they like to give and get? What will they think is stylish but appropriate for their lifestyle and ...

  9. Five Local Restaurateurs 'Spread' The Love In Norwalk And Beyond

    Five Local Restaurateurs 'Spread' The Love In Norwalk And Beyond

    NORWALK, Conn. -- Philanthropy, friendship and deep roots in the community are what keep The Spread in Norwalk going  -- and growing.Less than five years into its run-- The Spread turns five Oct. 20  -- the five friends who own it are gearing up for restaurant number three. They opened number two -- El Segundo in Norwalk  -- in August 2016.While nothing is set in stone, Co-Owner Chris ...

  10. Norwalk's Bogey's Wins 'DVlicious Best Burger In Fairfield County' Contest

    Norwalk's Bogey's Wins 'DVlicious Best Burger In Fairfield County' Contest

    NORWALK, Conn. -- For the second year in a row, Bogey's Grille & Tap Room has won our DVlicous "Best Burger in Fairfield County" contest.The Norwalk eatery got 56 percent of the vote. According to Owner Jim Stablein, Bogey's serves patties grilled to charcoal perfection using three percent prime beef. Folks also like the build-your-own burger options and list of specials. ...

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