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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. Bridgeport's Fire Engine Pizza Wins DVlicious Best Pizza In County

    Bridgeport's Fire Engine Pizza Wins DVlicious Best Pizza In County

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- Any way you slice it, Fire Engine Pizza Company has the best pizza in the county, at least according to Daily Voice readers.The Bridgeport eatery won our DVlicious contest in a tight competition. The alarm-winning pizza company won with 44 percent of the vote just ahead of Colony Grill which had 43 percent.Thanks to all who voted -- and kept us biting our nails to ...

  2. Shelton's New Cafe Serves Up A Mission Behind Its Entrees

    Shelton's New Cafe Serves Up A Mission Behind Its Entrees

    SHELTON, Conn. -- At first glance, MCK Gourmet in Shelton looks like any other office park restaurant with its array of salads, sandwiches, and hot food, but scratch the service and you'll find a teaching institute, the fruition of Owner Kashia Cave's mission.Cave, a professional chef who grew up in Trinidad eating and cooking fresh-from-the-farm food, saw a need when she moved to the ...

  3. Last Chance To Vote For Fairfield County's Best Pizza

    Last Chance To Vote For Fairfield County's Best Pizza

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn -- Who has Fairfield County's best pizza? Five eateries are in the running -- chosen by you. Profiles on each have run; recaps below. Coalhouse Pizza, StamfordColony Grill, Stamford, Fairfield, NorwalkFire Engine Pizza, BridgeportFrank Pepe Pizzeria Napoletana, Fairfield, DanburyTarry Lodge, WestportVoting ends 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27. 

  4. Mudfest To Honor Sandy Hook Victim Gears Up For Fifth Season

    Mudfest To Honor Sandy Hook Victim Gears Up For Fifth Season

    NEWTOWN, Conn. – Are you ready to get muddy? Join a record-breaking 1,000 runners, spectators and volunteers as they prepare for the 5th annual Daniel Barden Mudfest presented by Pepsico. Daniel was one of the first-graders killed in the Sandy Hook tragedy in December 2012. Part of his story -- and the life-affirming mudfest -- are highlighted in the recently released film, ...

  5. New Yorker Runs 200 Miles In Central Park To Benefit Norwalk Nonprofit

    New Yorker Runs 200 Miles In Central Park To Benefit Norwalk Nonprofit

    NORWALK, Conn --- What does it take to run 200 miles in Central Park in one weekend? The new film, "200 Miles," showing at Tribeca Film Festival Thursday, April 27, has the answer thanks to its main subject, Ultramarathoner Eric Gelber, of Chappaqua, N.Y.More than 250,000 steps12 gallons of water; two liters of ginger aleSix pairs of shoes; nine pairs of socksOne pound of ...

  6. New Comedy Club Brings Live Stand-Up To Fairfield

    New Comedy Club Brings Live Stand-Up To Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn. -- Get ready to laugh. And BYOB.The new Fairfield Comedy Club is opening Saturday, April 29, at the Circle Inn in Fairfield. It will feature local and regional talent from HBO, Netflix, Comedy Central, MTV and more. Shows will be presented every Saturday night at 8 p.m.The shows, a partnership between Emilio Savone, owner of New York Comedy Club, Comedian Joe Gerics, ...

  7. Puppy Love: Putnam Service Dogs Welcomes Class From Danbury, Ridgefield

    Puppy Love: Putnam Service Dogs Welcomes Class From Danbury, Ridgefield

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. -- Two puppies rescued from Fairfield County shelters are now at their new home at Putnam Service Dogs in Brewster.The class for Volunteer Puppy Raisers begins this month. The puppies all came from High Kill Shelters in the South and were adopted by Putnam Service Dogs from local rescue groups.Here are their stats: Anna: Yellow Lab Mix. About 12 weeks old. She ...

  8. Colony Grill Or Fire Engine? Fairfield County Pizza Wars Heat Up

    Colony Grill Or Fire Engine? Fairfield County Pizza Wars Heat Up

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn -- The Fairfield County pizza wars are heating up with Colony Grill in Stamford and Fire Engine Pizza in Bridgeport in a close race for the DVlicious best.Recaps on each finalist is below. Grab the Parmesan and keep clicking -- voting ends 4 p.m. Thursday, April 27 and it's still anyone's guess on who will win.Coalhouse Pizza, StamfordColony Grill, Stamford, ...

  9. Fire Up The Paella: New Catering Company Opens In Fairfield

    Fire Up The Paella: New Catering Company Opens In Fairfield

    FAIRFIELD, Conn.— If you like paella, you're going to love the offerings at the new Fire & Rice in Fairfield.The catering company, headed by culinary entrepreneur and Fairfield native Glenn Michael Tatangelo, specializes in the Spanish dish which uses traditional techniques and ingredients including rice from the Valencia region of Spain as well as Spanish saffron. Preparing paella ...

  10. Shelton's Stone Gardens Cut Flowers Expects A Blooming Spring

    Shelton's Stone Gardens Cut Flowers Expects A Blooming Spring

    SHELTON, Conn. -- You kind of have to see them to believe them but the flowers at Stone Gardens Cut Flowers are just beginning to show off their spring glory.The 3-year-old Shelton flower farm, which works alongside the family-run Stone Gardens Farm, offers Connecticut home grown vegetables, meat, and poultry along with a flower CSA which runs from mid-July to mid-September. You can ...

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