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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. Here's What To Buy, What Not To Buy On Black Friday

    Here's What To Buy, What Not To Buy On Black Friday

    Do you have a game plan for Black Friday? According to BlackFriday.com, here's what you should -- and shouldn't -- buy. The Best Things to Buy Smartphones: The newest models will likely come with gift cards or even be completely free with a trade-in. And with three new iPhones and the Google Pixel 2 debuting this fall, older models and less-popular brands will be thirsty for business. ...

  2. Tell Us Your Thanksgiving Traditions, Putnam

    Tell Us Your Thanksgiving Traditions, Putnam

    Happy Thanksgiving.How are you celebrating today? If your'e like most folks, you've got certain traditions -- 82 percent of Americans say they have special ones this holiday.According to MiLegacy, a new social network, 43 percent of Americans have food-related traditions, while another 39 percent have timeless family rituals.For many (34 percent) hearing family updates and stories is ...

  3. Here Are Craziest Thanksgiving Dishes Enjoyed By New Yorkers

    Here Are Craziest Thanksgiving Dishes Enjoyed By New Yorkers

    Would it surprise you to know crab cakes are on the menu at many Maryland Thanksgiving tables? Or that you can find Buffalo chicken dip as an appetizer in Pennsylvania? According to a state-by-state roundup by Delish.com of the craziest Thanksgiving food traditions, New York takes the cake... the cheesecake.The site says the classic dessert is a must for many New Yorkers come the ...

  4. Northern Westchester Chef Plans Free Thanksgiving Brunch Sixth Year In Row

    Northern Westchester Chef Plans Free Thanksgiving Brunch Sixth Year In Row

    Bonnie Saran, the chef/owner of Little Drunken Chef is, as is her tradition, opening the doors to her Mount Kisco restaurant on Thanksgiving day for those looking for camaraderie and a meal.For free. Come Thursday, Nov.23, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. anyone who walks through the door will be treated to an early afternoon feast of turkey, mashed potatoes, Brussel sprouts, chicken tikka ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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 ...

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