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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. Will Newtown Author Say Yes To Another 'Hunger Games?'

    Will Newtown Author Say Yes To Another 'Hunger Games?'

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. --- Would Suzanne Collins be up for another "Hunger Games?" The Newtown author isn't saying but according to Variety, there’s been talk of more “Twilight” and “Hunger Games” films. Lionsgate, the studio that owns both film rights is open to a series of ideas, i.e. sequels, prequels or spin-offs.Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer was quoted in the Variety ...

  2. Staples Grad Justin Paul Serves Up Christmas Surprise

    Staples Grad Justin Paul Serves Up Christmas Surprise

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Staples High School grad Justin Paul is in the news again.It was recently announced that Actress Maya Rudolph will star in Fox's live presentation of "A Christmas Story" this winter. She will play the mother of the 9-year-old protagonist Ralphie Parker."La La Land" composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul who wrote the stage musical are ...

  3. The Water Makes A Difference At Ridgefield's Nod Hill Brewery

    The Water Makes A Difference At Ridgefield's Nod Hill Brewery

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Kyle Acenowr has been named head brewer at Nod Hill, Ridgefield’s newest craft brewery.An upstate New Yorker, Acenowr began his career at The North Brewery in Endicott N.Y., where his beers won critical acclaim and production increased yearly. His focus at Nod Hill will be on American and Belgian-style brewing: IPAs, stouts, and pale ales with hoppy flavors ...

  4. Fairfield County's David Letterman Returns To TV With New Netflix Show

    Fairfield County's David Letterman Returns To TV With New Netflix Show

    David Letterman, the original host of "Late Night" (NBC) and "The Late Show" (CBS) will be back broadcasting for a new series on Netflix.The yet-to-be-named, six-episode series has the former New Cannan resident combining two interests for which he is renowned: in-depth conversations with extraordinary people and in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and ...

  5. Fairfield County Chef Serves Up 'Sweet' Concoctions, Homecooked Meals

    Fairfield County Chef Serves Up 'Sweet' Concoctions, Homecooked Meals

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- After losing her job last year, Paty Mendes turned to cooking.It is, after all, a passion. The New Milford resident has been cooking and baking since she was 15 in her native Brazil -- her family owns a restaurant there.She started off baking breads, cakes and cookies for friends. When she got positive feedback, she approached local stores, which also started ...

  6. Westport Moms Build An Empire Out Of Granola; Expand To Westchester

    Westport Moms Build An Empire Out Of Granola; Expand To Westchester

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- The Granola Bar, with locations in Westport, Greenwich, and Stamford, is expanding to Westchester, N.Y. with openings in Armonk and Rye.The new Armonk spot, set to open later this month at 575 Main St., is hiring now. Send applications to lexi@thegranolabarct.com.The Granola Bar is also opening at 96 Purchase Street in Rye in mid to late September. Fans of the ...

  7. Historic Norwalk Landmark Reopens With Fresh New Look

    Historic Norwalk Landmark Reopens With Fresh New Look

    NORWALK, Conn. -- The Inn at GrayBarns formerly the Silvermine Inn and Tavern, has reopened.The Norwalk property, which dates to around 1800, was purchased by the Glazer Group in 2015 and underwent an extensive two-year renovation. In its long history, it's been a tavern, a textile factory, and a speakeasy. It is now a six-suite inn. A restaurant serving traditional American fare will ...

  8. Fairfield Mom 'Fuels' Organic Beverage Company

    Fairfield Mom 'Fuels' Organic Beverage Company

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Amy Barnouw is on a mission. Driven by a desire to provide healthier beverages for her three kids, Barnouw and her husband launched Planet Fuel Beverage Company with a line of organic, lower-sugar juices.Never a fan of sodas, Barnouw found there was a thirst in the marketplace for healthy organic beverages crafted with tweens and teens in mind. “Most options contain ...

  9. Ex-Norwalk Resident Goes 'Hollywood' With Bus Tours

    Ex-Norwalk Resident Goes 'Hollywood' With Bus Tours

    NORWALK, Conn. --  It's lights, camera, action for Georgette Blau.Which, in her case, means putting everything in "drive."Blau, a former Norwalk resident, is the owner of On Location Tours, the world's largest TV and movie bus tour company.And yes, that means she knows a lot of TV and movie trivia, including where the apartment was for Carrie from "Sex and the City," ...

  10. Donut Crazy Serves Up New Kind Of Glazed Goodie In Shelton, Stratford

    Donut Crazy Serves Up New Kind Of Glazed Goodie In Shelton, Stratford

    SHELTON, Conn. -- A new kind of "crazy" has come to Fairfield County: Donut Crazy's new Donut-Go-Crazy-Monte-Crisco.The new concoction has a glazed bottom with ham turkey and Swiss cheese, and a glazed top with raspberry preserves and some powdered sugar.It's available at the Shelton and Stratford locations only starting Tuesday, Aug. 1. Go to www.donutcrazyct.com for more ...

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