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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. What Are You Grilling For July 4, Fairfield County?

    What Are You Grilling For July 4, Fairfield County?

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Let freedom ring -- in the most delicious way possible. Think crunchy corn-on-the-cob, creamy potato salad, and perfectly charred hotdogs and hamburgers.According to the National Retail Federation, 65.5 percent of Americans will take part in some kind of barbecue, cookout or picnic, spending an average of $73.42. Last year, says a report by Nielsen, Americans ...

  2. Here's The Scoop: Martha Stewart Pops By Bethel's Dr. Mike's For Ice Cream

    Here's The Scoop: Martha Stewart Pops By Bethel's Dr. Mike's For Ice Cream

    BETHEL, Conn. -- Talk about "cool."Martha Stewart recently stopped by Dr. Mike's; though no word on what she ordered.The Bethel ice cream shop has seen its share of celebrity sightings over its 42-year run. According to their Facebook page, Meg Ryan used to drop by when she returned home to Bethel to visit family, and Singer Daryl Hall would hum his music to pass the time ...

  3. Summer Is Meant For Sliders: Norwalk Food Truck Uses 'Chopped' Recipes

    Summer Is Meant For Sliders: Norwalk Food Truck Uses 'Chopped' Recipes

    NORWALK, Conn. -- A dedicated ice cream guy has just started a food truck.Norwalk resident Anthony Luciani and his wife, Rosa, have long run Mr. Frosty’s Ice Cream Shop at 6 First Street -- this is their 11th season in business. Now, they've added Seaside Sliders to their repertoire.The new truck, in operation since June 3, is all about natural, organic, grass fed beef. "Everything ...

  4. Enjoy A Taste Of Connecticut At Stamford's First Food Festival

    Enjoy A Taste Of Connecticut At Stamford's First Food Festival

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Celebrate the bounty of Connecticut food at the first-ever Hey Stamford Food Festival, to be held Saturday, August 26 at Mill River Park in Stamford.The family-oriented event, set for 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. will highlight over 30 area eateries along with regional and national breweries, food trucks, local chefs and live music by “The Fresh Kids of Bel Air” and “Jessie’s ...

  5. Fairfield County Visionary Is Behind The 'Battery Of The Future'

    Fairfield County Visionary Is Behind The 'Battery Of The Future'

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. -- Imagine not having to charge your cellphone for two weeks, due to a new, stronger battery. Or owning a battery-powered car that could go twice the distance of a Tesla with 1/10 the charge time (a Tesla currently needs six and a half hours to recharge and can go 200 miles before conking out).Jerome Feldman, the chairman and founder of Westchester-based alpha-En ...

  6. It's Beach Read Season: What's On Your List, Fairfield County?

    It's Beach Read Season: What's On Your List, Fairfield County?

    BETHEL, Conn. -- Everyone's idea of a good beach read differs. Are you a mystery person? Prefer romance? A little science fiction perhaps? Sure, you can see what a computer (aka Amazon) picks for you, or you can go the local angle. Alice Hutchinson, owner of Byrd's Books in Bethel, gave us her top four suggestions.Into the Water by Paula Hawkins: The author of "The Girl On The ...

  7. Norwalk Owners Close Wilton's Culture Tea

    Norwalk Owners Close Wilton's Culture Tea

    WILTON, Conn. -- Culture Tea, at 101 Old Ridgefield Road in Wilton, has closed. Alex Higle and Shu-Chuan Chen of Norwalk, who opened the tea shop last August, were known for offering high-quality organic teas from around the world. Their tearoom also featured scones, sandwiches, and pastries and earlier this year sponsored a series of free health talks.In the end, they just didn't earn ...

  8. Fairfield Expert Shares 6 Tips On Smart Summer Snacking

    Fairfield Expert Shares 6 Tips On Smart Summer Snacking

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- As a parent with a master’s degree in elementary education, Gaby Healey believes every meal is a lesson.Which is why, as Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Manhattan-based SoloFresco, the Fairfield resident believes providing children with healthy food so they understand what good food tastes like is essential to one's physical and mental development. Healey's ...

  9. Who Has Fairfield County's Best Ice Cream? Nominate Your DVlicious Fav

    Who Has Fairfield County's Best Ice Cream? Nominate Your DVlicious Fav

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, N.Y. --  National Ice Cream Day is Sunday, July 16 but we don't need anyone to tell us summer is synonymous with the rich cool treat.So, who has the best in Fairfield County? We're looking for the best local shop to highlight in our DVlicious contest.Submit your suggestions to dvlicious@dailyvoice.com by Monday, July 3. Replies will be calculated and finalists ...

  10. Your Foodie Bucket List: 12 Things To Eat In Fairfield County This Summer

    Your Foodie Bucket List: 12 Things To Eat In Fairfield County This Summer

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- It's officially summer and that means sipping, slurping and chewing your way through the best of Fairfield County's seasonal charms.Here, in no particular order, is a foodie's bucket list specifically for this time of year.Stock Up At The Farmers Market: Fairfield County is blessed with lots of great farmers market but two favorites -- and winners of our ...

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