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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. Bethel Restaurant Holds Ribbon Cutting With Complimentary Apps

    Bethel Restaurant Holds Ribbon Cutting With Complimentary Apps

    BETHEL, Conn.--  Le Madri Ristorante, which opened in Bethel in late September, is having its ribbon cutting Wednesday, Nov. 15 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. And that, folks, means complimentary appetizers and drink specials.The restaurant is a family owned and operated eatery run by Chef Vinicio Llanos of Westport's Arezzo Ristorante & Wine Bar. The new place features rustic Italian ...

  2. Stew Leonard's Hosts 38th Annual Turkey Brigade

    Stew Leonard's Hosts 38th Annual Turkey Brigade

    NORWALK, Conn. -- Stew Leonard’s continues its long-standing tradition of giving thanks to the communities it serves with its 38th annual “Turkey Brigade.” The event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 16 at 10 a.m. at the Norwalk store and at 11 a.m. at the Danbury location. Approximately 2,500 turkeys will be distributed to more than 100 churches, civic groups, elderly housing and ...

  3. New Italian Kitchen & Tapas Bar Opens In Shelton

    New Italian Kitchen & Tapas Bar Opens In Shelton

    SHELTON, Conn. -- Barra Italian Street Kitchen has opened in Shelton. The new tapas bar, with an emphasis on street food (albeit in an upscale fashion), is meant to be a casual and affordable eatery where folks can dig into Italian tapas, brick oven pizza, wine, craft beer, gelato and more.According to the website, "Barra" in Italian means bar.Set amidst a sophisticated ...

  4. Your 'Guy' Is Here: GYMGUYZ Expands In Fairfield County

    Your 'Guy' Is Here: GYMGUYZ Expands In Fairfield County

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- There's a new franchisee behind GYMGUYZ in Fairfield County -- and he's looking to expand.Dan Spano, a longtime personal trainer, took over the Greenwich franchise of the at-home gym service in October. The company, which brings a van packed with fitness equipment to you -- think 365 pieces -- was first open a year ago and run by a previous owner.The grand reopening ...

  5. Dream Bigger, Says Stamford Singer, Who Doubles As Massage Therapist

    Dream Bigger, Says Stamford Singer, Who Doubles As Massage Therapist

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Sometimes, the hardest times bring about the greatest achievements. So it was for Christina Connors who used her years of struggling to make it as a New York City singer/actress into a new album.Now a Greenwich massage therapist who continues to perform on the side, Connors has just released "Dream Bigger: Songs of Hope, Healing, and Inspiration."The album ...

  6. Danbury Adds Another Italian Restaurant To Dining Scene

    Danbury Adds Another Italian Restaurant To Dining Scene

    DANBURY, Conn. -- Pasta Giardino, a new Italian eatery, is open in Danbury.The restaurant, located in the spot formerly occupied by Prespa’s, opened a few weeks ago. It is owned by Johnny Mersini Rugova a longtime restauranteur who is also behind Della Francesca, just down the road. Expect Italian classics such as fettucini alfredo, spaghetti and meatballs, stuffed rigatoni Bolognese, ...

  7. Cue The Mariachis: Ridgefield's Prime Taco Opening For Business

    Cue The Mariachis: Ridgefield's Prime Taco Opening For Business

    RIDGEFIELD, Conn. -- Prime Taco, the sibling to Ridgefield's Prime Burger, will have its grand opening Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m.Customers will be treated to a mariachi band, face painting, giveaways and more. According to co-owner Anthony Valente, the new eatery was four years in the making. Valente had moved from Malibu, Calif., to Connecticut years ago to open Prime Burger with ...

  8. New Canaan Restaurant Gets Artsy, Celebrates 10 Years With Upgrades

    New Canaan Restaurant Gets Artsy, Celebrates 10 Years With Upgrades

    NEW CANAAN, Conn. – In honor of its 10-year anniversary, Chef Luis Restaurant, in the heart of New Canaan, is starting a new chapter.The restaurant is currently undergoing dramatic renovations, with industry veteran and newly-appointed General Manager Sergio Tamburlini leading the charge.Renovations, which are currently underway, are dramatically changing the outdated colors of the ...

  9. More Than Coffee: Stamford Diner Celebrates 30 Years In Business

    More Than Coffee: Stamford Diner Celebrates 30 Years In Business

    STAMFORD, Conn. -- Elm Street Diner celebrated its 30 year anniversary on Tuesday, Nov. 7 with -- what else? -- cake. And oh, what a cake it is. Created by New City, N.Y.'s Caked Up Cafe, it highlighted some of what the popular Stamford diner is known for -- pancakes, donuts and lots of gooey, sugary concoctions (have you seen their freak shakes?). (The cinnamon sugar donuts that they ...

  10. A New Wellness Resource Opens In Norwalk

    A New Wellness Resource Opens In Norwalk

    NORWALK, Conn.–  The mantra at Soma Samadhi Yoga and Dance in Norwalk is to be "effective, fun and uplifting."Owners Andrew and Alexa Lane, who previously operated a yoga studio on West Avenue for 16 years, believe these qualities are essential to the development of programs designed to enhance one’s life. To that end, the new boutique offers both adult fitness classes as well ...

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