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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. The Granola Bar Stamford Opens With 'To Go' Options, Free Coffee

    The Granola Bar Stamford Opens With 'To Go' Options, Free Coffee

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Fans of The Granola Bar, with locations in Westport and Greenwich, have reason to celebrate. The Stamford locale opened Monday, May 8, making the trek for artisanal coffee, avocado toast, salads, sandwiches and, of course, freshly made granola, that much closer (depending on where you live). Even better: Complimentary coffee. The eatery is offering free small drip, ...

  2. Back To High School: College Student Returns To Wilton To Film Movie

    Back To High School: College Student Returns To Wilton To Film Movie

    WILTON, Conn. -- "Don't Panic," a new movie by a former Wilton High School student, is in the process of both raising funds and looking for college students who want to participate.Filming for this production team's first feature film begins directly after the semester ends in May and goes into the remainder of the summer in August. With the donations collected via GoFundMe, ...

  3. Love My Shop: New Consignment Boutique Opens In Monroe

    Love My Shop: New Consignment Boutique Opens In Monroe

    MONROE, Conn. — Ali Papageorge was brought up in a mom-and-pop shop. Her dad owned Oscar's Deli in Westport -- and so, after his recent death and feeling like "life's too short" --  she took the plunge and opened Olive My Stuff consignment. The Monroe store is named for her 9-year-old daughter, Olive, though the concept gets a big shout out to her dad, who Papageorge said ...

  4. Layla's 'Made With Love' Falafel Plans Late May Opening In Westport

    Layla's 'Made With Love' Falafel Plans Late May Opening In Westport

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- It's May and that means the opening of the new Layla's Falafel in Westport is -- fingers crossed -- less than a month away.J.P. Sakakini, the son of owners (and Trumbull residents) Dino and Layla Sakakini, said the new location -- the company's fifth -- will open at the end of May, early June the latest.J.P. said his parents  -- his dad hails from Jerusalem, his mom ...

  5. Outdoor Traders Says Goodbye To Greenwich With Big Sale

    Outdoor Traders Says Goodbye To Greenwich With Big Sale

    GREENWICH, Conn. -- Grab your shopping bags. After 27 years of serving Greenwich and the surrounding area, Outdoor Traders is closing its doors. But it's not going out without a bang.Owners Dick and Jean Hoyt have kicked off their retirement by holding a huge sale with all items up to 60 percent off in their Greenwich store.That includes skis, snowboards, ski accessories, camping and ...

  6. Fairfield's Saltwater Boutique Toasts Mother's Day Early — With Beer

    Fairfield's Saltwater Boutique Toasts Mother's Day Early — With Beer

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Saltwater is celebrating its first Mother's Day with a call out to dads.Jake Sokol and Brad McBrair, the husbands of owners Jessica Sokol and Sarah McBrair, will be on hand Sunday, May 7, for a special shopping event -- with beer from Aspetuck Brew Lab.The promotion, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., will send 10 percent of its proceeds to The Cancer Couch Foundation, a local ...

  7. Norwalk Native Lands Role On 'The Young and The Restless'

    Norwalk Native Lands Role On 'The Young and The Restless'

    NORWALK, Conn. -- Don't be surprised if you recognize a familiar face when you tune into "The Young and The Restless."Daniel Hall, who grew up in Norwalk and Westport, was recently cast as Scotty Grainger in the popular Emmy Award-winning soap opera. His character was first introduced to audiences in 2005, played by actor Blair Redford, but after about six episodes Grainer ...

  8. What's The Best Brew? Beer Garden In Stamford Taking Requests For Lineup

    What's The Best Brew? Beer Garden In Stamford Taking Requests For Lineup

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- The Beer Garden in Shippan Landing is gearing up for its May 18th opening by asking fans to help select the beer lineup. Make your comments known HERE; the winning beer will go on tap, keeping in mind there are some variations they can't sell (i.e. Heady Topper because they don't distribute/sell to Connecticut). The Beer Garden, known for its special events, will also ...

  9. Wilton, New Canaan Siblings Hiking Grand Canyon To Help Mom Fight Cancer

    Wilton, New Canaan Siblings Hiking Grand Canyon To Help Mom Fight Cancer

    WILTON, Conn. — Siblings Bernadette Hess and Colin Coogan are moving mountains this week by hiking the Grand Canyon to raise funds and awareness for the Norwalk-based Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation (MMRF) Team For Cures. Training for this event was a big challenge, the two siblings said on their Facebook page -- Hess lives in Wilton; Coogan from New Canaan -- but nothing compares ...

  10. Say Olé: Norwalk Celebrates Cinco De Mayo

    Say Olé: Norwalk Celebrates Cinco De Mayo

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Spice up your fiesta, Fairfield County. It's Cinco de Mayo -- a day filled with tacos, tequila, and deals.Here's a sampling of what you'll find around town. Feel free to add your own to our Facebook page or better yet, send a photo and show us where you end up going.Bartaco, Westport, Stamford: Bartaco is launching its tenth #bartacosecret -- the crispy soft-shell ...

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