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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. The Chophouse Grille In Mahopac Wins DVlicious Best Steakhouse In Putnam

    The Chophouse Grille In Mahopac Wins DVlicious Best Steakhouse In Putnam

    MAHOPAC, N.Y. -- Daily Voice readers have spoken.The Chophouse Grille in Mahopac is the winner of our DVlicious "Best Steakhouse in Putnam County" contest, with 49 percent of the vote.The restaurant, in business since 2012, is known for its aged, hand-carved steak and chops. Owners David Gallo and Toni Vulaj say their professionalism, gleaned from more than 25 years in the ...

  2. Jerry Seinfeld Films 'Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee' At Bear Mountain

    Jerry Seinfeld Films 'Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee' At Bear Mountain

    TOMKINS COVE, N.Y. --  A 1958 blue Bentley in all its glory sits front and center in front of Bear Mountain Lodge in one of the newest episodes of Crackle's "Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee." Jerry Seinfeld's popular show, where he takes a fellow comic for coffee, starts with a long shot of the car and the Tomkins Cove Lodge before Seinfeld heads into the City to pick up ...

  3. Voting Nears End In DVlicious 'Best Steakhouse In Putnam' Contest

    Voting Nears End In DVlicious 'Best Steakhouse In Putnam' Contest

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Have you voted?Our DVlicious "Best Steakhouse in the County" contest ends Thursday, Jan. 26 at 4 p .m.Profiles have run on each. Visit the links below for a recap, then let your fingers do the clickingProfiles have run on each. Visit the links below for a recap, then let your fingers do the clicking.The Carriage House, Mahopac, PattersonChar Steakhouse ...

  4. Hudson Valley's Denzel Washington Becomes Most Oscar-Nominated Black Actor

    Hudson Valley's Denzel Washington Becomes Most Oscar-Nominated Black Actor

    MOUNT VERNON, N.Y. -- The Oscar nominations are out and Denzel Washington is on the list for "Best Actor" for his role as a former (fictional) Negro Leagues baseball player Troy Maxson in "Fences."More importantly, with this nod, Washington, a two-time Oscar winner who grew up in Mount Vernon,  becomes the only black actor to land eight Oscar nominations. So reports ...

  5. DVlicious 'Best Steakhouse In Putnam' Contest Continues To 'Sizzle'

    DVlicious 'Best Steakhouse In Putnam' Contest Continues To 'Sizzle'

    PUTNAM COUNTY, N.Y. -- Chew on this, Putnam. The three finalists in our DVlicious "Best Steakhouse in the County" continue to vie for the "prime" spot ... it's up to you who will win. You have until 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26 to vote.Profiles have run on each. Visit the links below for a recap, then let your fingers do the clicking.The Carriage House, Mahopac, ...

  6. Hudson Valley Deli Owner Invites Trump To Talk Immigration, Meet Customers

    Hudson Valley Deli Owner Invites Trump To Talk Immigration, Meet Customers

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Sindi Zhinin hopes her new deli, Rincon La Chorrera, not only introduces Elmsford to her delicious empanadas and other South American treats, but shines a light on the immigration problems our country faces.In light of President Donald J. Trump's recent comments on the campaign trail about immigration, she is particularly concerned.Zhinin, who was born in ...

  7. Arlington HS Grad Seeks GoFundMe Help With New EP

    Arlington HS Grad Seeks GoFundMe Help With New EP

    LAGRANGEVILLE, N.Y. -- A Lagrangeville 18-year-old singer/songwriter has started a GoFundMe page to help raise money so she can finish recording her EP. Kayla Barone, who plays the piano and, more recently, the guitar, considers herself a modernized version of Amy Winehouse with a Lady Gaga/Lana Del Rey flair, has raised $280 but is hoping for $500. "No contribution is too ...

  8. Who Has Putnam's Best Steak? Vote Now In Our DVlicious Contest

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

    PUTNAM 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. DVlicious Asks: What's The Best Steakhouse In Putnam?

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

    PUTNAM 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 Putnam 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.

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