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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. In The Hot Seat: Westchester Eateries Serve Up Refuge From Cold

    In The Hot Seat: Westchester Eateries Serve Up Refuge From Cold

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y.  --  Few pleasures compare to a crackling fire on a cold winter's night. Add a crisp, white tablecloth to the equation accompanied by a glass of wine, a slab of steak and you’re in restaurant nirvana.The fire doesn’t have to be wood-burning to entice; all kinds of fireplaces up the ambiance factor, adding warmth and romance to what normally would be a simple ...

  2. Who Has Westchester's Best Steak? Vote Now In Our DVlicious Contest

    Who Has Westchester's Best Steak? Vote Now In Our DVlicious Contest

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Looking for a classic chophouse experience? We asked for the top steakhouses in the county and you chimed in with your meat and potato favorites.The result? A culled down tally of three nominees now in the running for the DVlicious best. Profiles on each will begin running Tuesday, Jan. 17. In the meantime, let your fingers do the voting.You can vote multiple ...

  3. Steak Out: Vote For Westchester's DVlicious Steakhouse Nominees

    Steak Out: Vote For Westchester's DVlicious Steakhouse Nominees

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Looking for a classic chophouse experience? We asked for the top steakhouses in the county and you chimed in with your meat and potato favorites.The result? A culled down tally of three nominees now in the running for the DVlicious best. Profiles on each will begin running Tuesday, Jan. 17. In the meantime, let your fingers do the voting.You can vote multiple ...

  4. Feeding Frenzy: What You Need To Know For Backyard Birds

    Feeding Frenzy: What You Need To Know For Backyard Birds

    Feeding birds is a hobby enjoyed by millions of Americans and winter is a perfect time to join the fun. As birds’ natural food sources become scarce during the colder months, you can provide them with a wide variety of delectable treats to make the season a bit less difficult. A wide variety of bird feeders exist, from simple “platform” type feeders to elaborate tube and hopper shaped ...

  5. 98-Year-Old Westchester Yogi Gets 'Model' Treatment From Athleta

    98-Year-Old Westchester Yogi Gets 'Model' Treatment From Athleta

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- "The joy of living is inside you. Live it. Believe it."Such is the proclamation on the January 2017 cover of Athleta, a national catalog of athleisure apparel featuring 98-year-old Tao Porchon-Lynch, founder of the Westchester Institute of Yoga.The White Plains resident -- at the moment teaching classes in the Bahamas -- has a certain je ne sais quoi that ...

  6. DVlicious Asks: What's The Best Steakhouse In Westchester?

    DVlicious Asks: What's The Best Steakhouse In Westchester?

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Where's your favorite place for a thick, juicy steak? Whether it's porterhouse, sirloin or rib-eye, you know you can find it in Westchester where a plethora of steakhouses abound. So, where's the DVlicious best?Email dvlicious@dailyvoice.com by 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 6 with your recommendation. We will narrow down the top picks, then start the voting.

  7. Westchester 9-Year-Old Soars To New Heights In 'Finding Neverland'

    Westchester 9-Year-Old Soars To New Heights In 'Finding Neverland'

    The first time Jordan Cole saw "Annie" on Broadway, he knew he wanted to be an actor. He was 4-years-old and that dream, at the ripe "old" age of nine, has already become a reality.The New Rochelle native whose real name is Jordan Feigenbaum, is currently touring as Michael Llewelyn Davies in "Finding Neverland." This is his first big role outside of local ...

  8. Make New Year's Fitness Goals Stick: Westchester Pro Shows How

    Make New Year's Fitness Goals Stick: Westchester Pro Shows How

    HARRISON, N.Y. -- Thinking about your new year's fitness resolutions?Lisa Avellino, a Scarsdale resident and Fitness Director for Harrison-based NY Heath & Wellness, offers the following suggestions.Keep Your Eye On The Prize. Your body is your living sculpture and you have the opportunity to work on it every day. Although motivation seems highest because of your new year's ...

  9. Westchester Mom, Daughter Duo Get 'Carried Away' With Tote Business

    Westchester Mom, Daughter Duo Get 'Carried Away' With Tote Business

    MOUNT KISCO, N.Y. -- What started as a night out on the town with high heels has turned into a budding business for a Northern Westchester mother and daughter.Laura Massari, of Mount Kisco and her mom, Cindy Massari of Katonah, started a tote bag line called The Flip Flop Bitch four years ago after an evening when Cindy -- thinking ahead -- brought along a sparkly tote she had made so ...

  10. Feeling Chilled? Westchester Spirits Expert Suggests Chicken Soup Hot Toddy

    Feeling Chilled? Westchester Spirits Expert Suggests Chicken Soup Hot Toddy

    VALHALLA, N.Y. -- Chicken soup is not just for curing colds. But it IS a great winter warmer when the weather outside dips below what's comfortable.Kara Newman, who writes about cocktail trends for Valhalla-based Wine Enthusiast, is a big fan of the Chicken Soup Hot Toddy, a boozy broth made with chicken stock, ladled hot into a brandy snifter with Nolet’s Gin. This drink comes courtesy ...

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