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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. Westport Native Wins Oscar For Best Song From 'La La Land'

    Westport Native Wins Oscar For Best Song From 'La La Land'

    WESTPORT, Conn. — "La La Land" was the star of the 89th Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 26, and Westport native Justin Paul was one of its winners.The 2003 Staples High grad won the Oscar, along with his writing partner Benj Pasek, for Best Original Song for "City of Stars." Justin Hurwitz also won the Oscar for writing the music for the song.The team beat out Justin ...

  2. Will Westport Native Win An Oscar For 'La La Land?'

    Will Westport Native Win An Oscar For 'La La Land?'

    WESTPORT, Conn. — It's anyone guess who will win when the Oscar envelope is opened Sunday, Feb. 26, but "La La Land" certainly has the edge -- and the buzz.And Westport has a stake in the game with Staples High grad Justin Paul up for two awards for his songs in the award-winning film."La La Land" received 14 nominations, tying the record. Paul received nominations ...

  3. Is Cafe Xpresso The DVlicious Best? Fairfield County Contest Nears End

    Is Cafe Xpresso The DVlicious Best? Fairfield County Contest Nears End

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. --- Is Cafe Xpresso in Newtown the "DVlicious Best Coffee" in Fairfield County? So far, that's what the results say, though anything can change based on your votes.Wilton's Coffee Barn is not far behind --and there's still time to chime in. Voting ends 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27.Five finalists are in the running with profiles on each recapped below.Cafe ...

  4. More Than An Area Code: 203 Brand Takes Off For Fairfield County Duo

    More Than An Area Code: 203 Brand Takes Off For Fairfield County Duo

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- A deeply rooted pride for Connecticut led a brother and sister team to start The Two Oh Three, apparel that highlights everything "203."  The lifestyle line, which began in 2014, includes shirts, hoodies, hats, cups, keychains, decals, koozies and even a doormat."To be honest, I don’t think I was able to truly appreciate this area until I went off to ...

  5. Fairfield County Entrepreneurs Celebrate Mardi Gras With Mardi Bra

    Fairfield County Entrepreneurs Celebrate Mardi Gras With Mardi Bra

    COS COB, Conn. -- Lucy Langley and Laura Delaflor admit they never would have imagined that a meeting 10 years ago, when their kids were on the YMCA Marlins swim team, would have led to a partnership collecting and distributing new, unused underwear to those in need.The Undies Project started with an idea Langley had in 2014 after volunteering at Neighbor to Neighbor, a local non-profit ...

  6. DVlicious Fairfield County Coffee Contest Heats Up: Vote Now

    DVlicious Fairfield County Coffee Contest Heats Up: Vote Now

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Had your locally brewed cup of joe yet?We asked for your favorites as part of our DVlicious "Best Coffee in Fairfield County" contest; five coffeehouses are now in the running. Have you voted? Profiles on each have run to help you decide. Here's a recap while you sip and click.Cafe Xpresso, NewtownCoffee Barn, WiltonNeat, DarienSource Coffeehouse, ...

  7. Fairfield County Mom Encourages Folks To Put On Their Game Face

    Fairfield County Mom Encourages Folks To Put On Their Game Face

    BETHEL, Conn. -- Imagine rooting for your team -- with colorful face paint --- while also treating your skin to a facial.Sound too good to be true? Bethel Art Teacher Adrienne Austermann -- despite not having a business background or skincare experience -- has you covered.Her new product, FanMasque, allows fans to wear their team's favorite shades -- on their face --  and not worry ...

  8. Fairfield Mom Finds Second Career In Wine Business

    Fairfield Mom Finds Second Career In Wine Business

    FAIRFIELD. Conn. -- Lisa Goldman, a special education teacher serving children from birth to age three, was looking to make extra money when she heard about a wine tasting direct sales company. The minute she heard OneHope Wine donates 50 percent of its profits to partner causes, she was "in.""I just like the philosophy and the idea of giving back," she said. ...

  9. Take Your Valentine For A 'Sweet' Meal, Fairfield County

    Take Your Valentine For A 'Sweet' Meal, Fairfield County

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- A lot of love goes into designing a Valentine's menu — and Fairfield County is ablaze with options. A sampling follows; feel free to add your own to our comments or Facebook page. Another way to keep your Valentine's "hot?" Check out our previous story on fireplace dining.Cafe Xpresso, Newtown: Indulge your sweet tooth with the chocolate mousse or ...

  10. 83-Year-Old Wilton Author Stirs Up Memories In New Family Cookbook

    83-Year-Old Wilton Author Stirs Up Memories In New Family Cookbook

    WILTON, Conn. — An 83-year-old former lawyer is finding a second calling as a cookbook author.Anthony LoFrisco said he's been amazed at the response he's been getting since self-publishing his book, "The LoFrisco Family Cookbook: How Josie Brought Sicily to Brooklyn" in December 2016. That includes a glowing thumbs up from Publisher's Weekly, which he's still reeling ...

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