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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.

Jeanne Muchnick's Contributions

  1. Steak This Good Is Rare: Area Steakhouse Delivers Hudson Valley Pride

    Steak This Good Is Rare: Area Steakhouse Delivers Hudson Valley Pride

    The name says it all: What had previously been Spark Valley Steakhouse in Yorktown Heights is now Hudson Valley Steakhouse.It's the same owners. And the same great service and food -- just a new name.Elvis Cutra, Klevis Tana and Timmy Prengjoni -- the first two are brothers-in-law; Prengjoni is their uncle-in-law -- say the revised moniker, which they changed two weeks ago, better ...

  2. Cross River's Tambor Leaving Hit Show Amid Sex Harassment Allegations

    Cross River's Tambor Leaving Hit Show Amid Sex Harassment Allegations

    Northern Westchester's Jeffrey Tambor is leaving the hit Amazon show "Transparent" that's garnered him numerous accolades, including two Emmys, after claims made earlier this month that he is under investigation that he behaved in a sexually inappropriate manner.The Cross River resident issued a statement Sunday, Nov. 19 saying how, in the wake of accusations of sexual ...

  3. New Area Restaurant Focuses On Organic, Local, Non-GMO

    New Area Restaurant Focuses On Organic, Local, Non-GMO

    Expect a menu filled with organic, gluten-free, non-GMO and locally sourced food at Eda's Garden in Yorktown Heights. The new restaurant, which had its soft opening Saturday, Nov. 4, has also just unveiled its website."We want to show diners that healthy is delicious and can be satisfying,' said Yorktown Heights longtime business Owner Adil Mustafaj. "We also want the ...

  4. Northern Westchester Native Loses Final Round In 'Jeopardy!'

    Northern Westchester Native Loses Final Round In 'Jeopardy!'

    He's still a winner in our books.Austin Rogers, the "Jeopardy!" contestant who's gained celebrity for his antics and outfits, came in third among the winners in the 2017 Tournament of Champions final, which aired Friday, Nov. 17 on WABC-TV.The Pound Ridge native and Fox Lane High School grad, who now works as a New York City bartender, started the night in second place behind ...

  5. Dinner With A View: New Waterfront Restaurant Opens Near Putnam

    Dinner With A View: New Waterfront Restaurant Opens Near Putnam

    Fin & Brew, Northern Westchester's newest waterfront restaurant, is open for business.The New American eatery, with a high-end focus on comfort food and small plates, opened quietly on Friday, Nov. 3 in Peekskill. Among the items on the menu: wild striped bass, Ora king salmon, charred octopus, beer-steamed mussels, and a selection of East and West Coast oysters.The restaurant is a ...

  6. Brewster Restaurant Rebrands; Celebrates Grand Opening

    Brewster Restaurant Rebrands; Celebrates Grand Opening

    There's been a rebranding of Kass Restaurant and Bar in Brewster, with some interior changes as well as modifications to the menu.Expect foods from around the globe -- think Latin, Asian, Italian Pasta, Indian, American, gluten-free and vegetarian. The restaurant opens Wednesday, Nov. 15, with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting on Friday, Nov. 17, complete with free tastings that day ...

  7. Dinner With A View: Garrison Restauranteur Opens New Peekskill Eatery

    Dinner With A View: Garrison Restauranteur Opens New Peekskill Eatery

    GARRISON, N.Y. -- Garrison resident Louie Lanza, the dynamo behind the Hudson Hospitality Group, has opened Fin & Brew in Peekskill.The New American eatery, with a high-end focus on comfort food and small plates, opened quietly on Friday Nov. 3. Among the items on the menu: wild striped bass, Ora king salmon, charred octopus, beer-steamed mussels, and a selection of East and West ...

  8. Cue The Mariachis Putnam: Prime Taco Will Open Saturday In Ridgefield

    Cue The Mariachis Putnam: Prime Taco Will Open Saturday In Ridgefield

    Prime Taco, the sibling to Prime Burger in Ridgefield, Conn. 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, CA to Connecticut years ago to open Prime Burger with his childhood ...

  9. New Ellen DeGeneres Series Follows Hudson Valley Student's Freshman Year

    New Ellen DeGeneres Series Follows Hudson Valley Student's Freshman Year

    A SUNY Purchase student is one of six students being followed by the Ellen DeGeneres Show.Quincy Phillips, a graduate of the Summit Academy Charter School in Red Hook Brooklyn, was selected last February with a full college scholarship donated by the show and Walmart.The Ellen DeGeneres show is now following his progress through his freshman year as part of their new "Summit ...

  10. Cold Spring Artist Highlighted In New ArtsWestchester Exhibit

    Cold Spring Artist Highlighted In New ArtsWestchester Exhibit

    Monday, Nov. 6 is the 100th anniversary of the women’s right to vote in New York State, and with Election Day on Tuesday, now's the perfect time to check out ArtsWestchester’s newest exhibit “Give Us the Vote.” The White Plains-based show examines the current state of voting rights in America and features new and commissioned works by 20 Hudson Valley artists including those from White ...

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