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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. Got Mail? This Is Only Hudson Valley Post Office Open Labor Day

    Got Mail? This Is Only Hudson Valley Post Office Open Labor Day

    Believe it or not, you can send a letter on Labor Day, Hudson Valley residents. In some cases, you may need to travel a bit to do it, and even cross a bridge.Hint: Make that the new bridge.The Postal Service’s Palisades Postal Store at the mall in West Nyack is the only post office in the Greater Hudson Valley that is open on Labor Day. Full postal retail services are available from 11 ...

  2. Shop & Help: Stew Leonard's Donates Wishing Wells To Hurricane Harvey

    Shop & Help: Stew Leonard's Donates Wishing Wells To Hurricane Harvey

    Stew Leonard's is hoping to make someone's wish come true in Houston.For the next three weeks, all six of its locations will donate the change from its Wishing Wells to the American Red Cross/Hurricane Harvey Relief.The signage is not up in all locations yet but will be soon, said a spokesperson.

  3. Hudson Valley 13-Year-Old To Sing At US Open

    Hudson Valley 13-Year-Old To Sing At US Open

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Twelve vocalists age 14 and under will perform patriotic-themed songs during the night sessions of the 2017 US Open and- - and one Yonkers resident is among them.Thirteen-year-old Brandon Hernandez will be returning for his second consecutive year to sing "America the Beautiful." Other performers include talent from throughout the New York ...

  4. Putnam: Are Your Food Tastes On Par With The Rest Of New York?

    Putnam: Are Your Food Tastes On Par With The Rest Of New York?

    How do you feel about ranch on pizza?According to the latest Hater map, New York -- as an overall state -- isn't a fan.Hater, for those who don't know, is a dating app that can help you find your soul mate based on the things you hate.The map, which can be found HERE, gives you a sense of what folks in nearby states -- and maybe who/what to avoid when dating. Connecticut residents, for ...

  5. Putnam County Exec MaryEllen Odell Joins Festivities At New TZB Ceremony

    Putnam County Exec MaryEllen Odell Joins Festivities At New TZB Ceremony

    ON THE TAPPAN ZEE BRIDGE, N.Y. -- More than one reference was made to the fact that "someone was looking down and smiling" at the more than 800 dignitaries, union workers and residents from Rockland and Westchester gathered on the cable-stayed area of the first span of the new Tappan Zee Bridge on Thursday, Aug. 24."The Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge ... sounds good, ...

  6. New York Bound 'American Pickers' Seeks Big Collectors

    New York Bound 'American Pickers' Seeks Big Collectors

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. --  "American Pickers" is headed toward New York and wants to show off your collection.The History Channel show is headed toward New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, and, according to a press release, is searching for "big collections" and "big ticket items."The show follows antique and collectible pickers Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz ...

  7. Carmel Student Wins Simon Youth Foundation Scholarship

    Carmel Student Wins Simon Youth Foundation Scholarship

    CENTRAL VALLEY, N.Y. — Staff from Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, a Simon Premium Outlet, honored a local college scholarship winner with a check presentation at the Outlets on Saturday, August 19.The scholarship, valued at $10,000 over the course of four years, is provided by the Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit that champions educational opportunities for students of all ...

  8. Somers Photographer Gets 'Stamp Of Approval' From US Postal Service

    Somers Photographer Gets 'Stamp Of Approval' From US Postal Service

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. --  Bonnie Sue Rauch never thought a photo she took of a monarch butterfly perched on a zinnia nine years ago would end up on a Forever Stamp.But thanks to an image she had on file with a stock agency, her photograph was selected as part of the U.S. Postal Service pollinators series -- basically a one in 40,000 shot based on the number of submissions the Postal ...

  9. Casting Call: Hudson Valley Extras Needed For Al Pacino Film

    Casting Call: Hudson Valley Extras Needed For Al Pacino Film

    If you missed your chance to be an extra in a new untitled Al Pacino film, no worries: Second time's a charm.  NYC-based Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking locals from the Hudson Valley 18 years and older to portray press types and college students for background work on Monday, Aug. 21, Tuesday. Aug. 22 and Friday, Aug. 25 in HBO's Untitled Levinson Project.The movie stars Pacino as Penn ...

  10. New Steakhouse 'Sparks' Excitement In Yorktown Heights

    New Steakhouse 'Sparks' Excitement In Yorktown Heights

    YORKTOWN HEIGHTS, N.Y. -- Spark Valley Steakhouse prides itself on bringing a New York experience to Westchester.The restaurant, which opened in April, specializes in Porterhouse rib-eyes, New York sirloins, filet mignon, extra thick veal chips, Colorado rack of lamb and its piece d resistance: the tomahawk steak. Of course you'll also find other goodies such as seafood, salads, lobster ...

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