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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. Love, Greed & Dictatorship Are Headlined In New Novel By Westchester Author

    Love, Greed & Dictatorship Are Headlined In New Novel By Westchester Author

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- What happens in the land of samba, Carnival and Bossa Nova when a brutal dictatorship takes over? If you're looking for a summer read, look no further than "Days of Bossa Nova," a family saga about love, music and greed, set in São Paulo.Scarsdale Author Ines Rodrigues grew up in the South American city and worked as a journalist there before landing in New ...

  2. Lights, Camera, Action: New Movies, TV Shows Film In Westchester

    Lights, Camera, Action: New Movies, TV Shows Film In Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Hastings once again takes center stage when it comes to Hollywood scouting.The village, recently profiled in The New York Times for its large number of TV and movie productions, is yet again the setting for a movie. According to the Facebook page Hastings Downtown 10706, filming is taking place until 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 23 for "You Can Choose Your ...

  3. Have You Voted, Peekskill? DVlicious Bagel Contest Heats Up

    Have You Voted, Peekskill? DVlicious Bagel Contest Heats Up

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Who has Westchester's DVlicious best bagels?Four finalists are in the running (recaps below). Now, grab some cream cheese and voice your opinion.You have until 4 p.m. Monday, May 30 and can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.Bagels on Hudson, CrotonJV Bagels, Jefferson ValleyPark Place Bagels, BronxvilleScarsdale Bagels, Scarsdale

  4. Westchester Foodie Follows Her Heart With Instagram & Kardashian Sass

    Westchester Foodie Follows Her Heart With Instagram & Kardashian Sass

    YONKERS, N.Y. -- Caitlin Duggan is passionate about food, so much so that she'll think nothing of traveling two hours roundtrip to Fairfield to go to Milkcraft just because she loves their over the top desserts.It's a journey she chronicles on Instagram @westchester_carbdashian which is about to hit 1,000 followers.The point of view of her account is high-quality food and higher quality ...

  5. Westchester, Your Mother Wants You To Eat: Hire This Kosher Food Truck

    Westchester, Your Mother Wants You To Eat: Hire This Kosher Food Truck

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- There are food trucks and then there's the kosher food truck.Somewhere, your mom (or grandmother) is kvelling.The Chosen Cholent specializes in pulled smoked brisket, smoked fried chicken, smoked short ribs, and of course, cholent (a traditional Shabbat stew).Rabbi Adam Gindea, the owner/pitmaster of the West Orange, N.J.- based truck, operates under the Vaad ...

  6. Westchester Father/Daughter Keep Paint Company 'All In The Family'

    Westchester Father/Daughter Keep Paint Company 'All In The Family'

    BEDFORD HILLS, N.Y. -- Talk about painting the town -- or the county -- red. Or blue. Or the ever-popular gray.Modern Paint, which dates to 1926 New Rochelle, continues to expand across the region. Its eighth store will open Wednesday, May 17 in Bedford Hills.The father/daughter duo behind it -- lifelong New Ro residents Elliot and Laurie Kracko -- have been expanding like crazy since ...

  7. Girl Power: Westchester Editor Launches New Women-Only Site

    Girl Power: Westchester Editor Launches New Women-Only Site

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Lesley Jane Seymour has spent her life helping women change the world. Now, the Larchmont resident is asking for a little help herself.The longtime women's magazine editor -- she oversaw editorial for More, Redbook, and Marie Claire for many years -- is working to raise money on ifundwomen.com for CoveyClub, a membership supported online-offline experience ...

  8. 57-Year-Old Westchester Mom Fights New Battles As Volunteer Firefighter

    57-Year-Old Westchester Mom Fights New Battles As Volunteer Firefighter

    LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- If you had told Robin Nesdale two years ago that she'd be suiting up in a helmet, turnout pants and jackets, she never would have believed you.But now, the Larchmont mom of one is a volunteer with the Town of Mamaroneck Fire Department (TMFD) and loving every minute of it.At 57, she believes she's the only woman of a certain age there and, to her knowledge the only ...

  9. Frank News: Westchester Staple Walter's Hot Dogs Plans New Location

    Frank News: Westchester Staple Walter's Hot Dogs Plans New Location

    MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- For all of those who've ever stood in line at Walter's Hot Dogs Stand, take note: There will be a second location opening in White Plains, Walter's announced on Friday.The new location, at 186 Mamaroneck Ave. will feature the same menu, along with new items and specials. It is expected to open something this fall.Check back to Daily Voice for more information 

  10. Surprise! 'Undercover Boss' Heads To Westchester Culinary School

    Surprise! 'Undercover Boss' Heads To Westchester Culinary School

    NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- New Rochelle's Monroe College will be featured on the celebrity episode of the CBS-TV series “Undercover Boss" on Friday, May 19 at 8 p.m.Earlier this year, internationally acclaimed chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson went undercover for the hit CBS show to find and mentor a number of talented, aspiring chefs in the New York area. His adventure ultimately ...

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