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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. Wilton's Coffee Barn Brews Up Win In DVlicious 'Best Coffee' Contest

    Wilton's Coffee Barn Brews Up Win In DVlicious 'Best Coffee' Contest

    WILTON, Conn.--  Cafe Xpresso in Newtown held strong, but in the end, Wilton's Coffee Barn won our DVlicious "Best Coffee in Fairfield County" contest with 43 percent of the vote.Just five years old, this coffeehouse is already brewing with community -- and really good java. Folks rave about the creamy cappuccinos, robust espressos and nutella latte.Beans come from Coffee Labs ...

  2. Prone To Colds? Fairfield County Doctor Comes Up With A Solution

    Prone To Colds? Fairfield County Doctor Comes Up With A Solution

    WESTPORT, Conn. -- A Yale physician and Westport resident has created a one of a kind nutritional supplement meant to combact colds.Westport resident Lawrence Saperstein, a nuclear radiologist, said he came up with the idea for Zyta-C because he was prone to debilitating colds that would last for weeks. So, he did what he does best: research.The product worked so well  -- he hasn't had ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Redding Salon Owner Credits 57-Year Success To Loving Her Craft

    Redding Salon Owner Credits 57-Year Success To Loving Her Craft

    STAMFORD, Conn. — Not many businesses — family-owned at that — can lay claim to being in Stamford 57 years. But La Jolie Salon, Color Bar, Spa has that distinction. Not only that, the salon has also tripled its staff and tripled its sales since 2000.Cheryl Van Voorhies and Toni Ann Lupinacci-McClenny, the two sisters who own it, credit their success to hard work, collaboration and a ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Ridgefield Market Owner Is On A Mission To Heal

    Ridgefield Market Owner Is On A Mission To Heal

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Nature's Temptations is more than a market. For Ridgefield Owner Jeff Konchalski, the organic grocery shop is his life's calling.The desire to get -- and stay healthy-- started as a young boy based on the fact that Konchalski was sick a lot. He had spinal meningitis and so was unable to participate in many of the activities his peers were doing. At 15, he started ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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, ...

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