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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. Birthday Parties First, Then Camps: Westchester Moms Launch Booking Site

    Birthday Parties First, Then Camps: Westchester Moms Launch Booking Site

    CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- Visit any mom's Facebook group page and you'll find the same question over and over again: Where should I go or who should I hire for my children's birthday party?Mom of two Claire Gilvar was one of them. As was Meryl Lefkowitz. So, it seemed only natural that when the two were introduced by a mutual friend, they got to discussing it.Gilvar, who, like Lefkowitz, has a ...

  2. Voting Nears End In DVlicious 'Best Burger In Westchester' Contest

    Voting Nears End In DVlicious 'Best Burger In Westchester' Contest

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Last chance to cast your ballot for Westchester's best burger. Five finalists are in the running; recaps of each are listed below. Now, grab the ketchup and start clicking.Buns-N-Bourbon, PeekskillThe Blazer Pub, North SalemSquires, Briarcliff ManorValhalla Crossing, ValhallaWestchester Burger Company, White Plains, Rye Brook, Mount KiscoThe deadline for ...

  3. Spring Has Sprung: Rita's Westchester Locales Serve Up Peeps-Flavored Ices

    Spring Has Sprung: Rita's Westchester Locales Serve Up Peeps-Flavored Ices

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Rita's is getting into the spring spirit with PEEPS Italian Ices at its Yorktown ad Elmsford locations.The new flavor, which a spokesperson said tastes just like the iconic springtime candy (think deliciously sweet with a subtle hint of vanilla) is available for a limited time only, beginning Monday, March 27.Rita's is located at 1881A Commerce St. Yorktown ...

  4. Vote Now: DVlicious Best Burger In Westchester Contest Continues To 'Flip'

    Vote Now: DVlicious Best Burger In Westchester Contest Continues To 'Flip'

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Have you voted?It's up to you, Daily Voice readers, for who has the DVlicious best burger in Westchester. Five finalists are in the running; recaps of each are listed below.Now grab the ketchup and start clicking.Buns-N-Bourbon, PeekskillThe Blazer Pub, North SalemSquires, Briarcliff ManorValhalla Crossing, ValhallaWestchester Burger Company, White Plains, ...

  5. 'Pretty In Pink' Actor Debuts New Novel, Plans Westchester Appearance

    'Pretty In Pink' Actor Debuts New Novel, Plans Westchester Appearance

    SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- Who knew?"Pretty in Pink" actor Andrew McCarthy, who's also appeared in "St. Elmo’s Fire," and "Less Than Zero" has a new young adult book out -- his first novel.The television director ("Orange is the New Black" and "The Blacklist"), and award-winning travel writer will be appearing on Wednesday, March 29 at 7 p.m.at ...

  6. Popular Eatery Opens New Location In Southern Westchester

    Popular Eatery Opens New Location In Southern Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Village Social Kitchen + Bar, the popular Mount Kisco eatery known for its bustling ambiance and creative approach to traditional American fare, has opened a second location in Rye.The restaurant, with the motto "Taste, Toast, Talk, Tell, Tip, Take-out,"  has been quietly seating diners for dinner since Saturday, Feb. 18 (go HERE for menu details). ...

  7. Popular Eatery Opens New Location In Southern Westchester

    Popular Eatery Opens New Location In Southern Westchester

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Village Social Kitchen + Bar, the popular Mount Kisco eatery known for its bustling ambiance and creative approach to traditional American fare, has opened a second location in Rye.The restaurant, with the motto "Taste, Toast, Talk, Tell, Tip, Take-out,"  has been quietly seating diners for dinner since Saturday, Feb. 18 (go HERE for menu details). ...

  8. 'Bad Moms' Star Shoots Netflix Movie In Westchester

    'Bad Moms' Star Shoots Netflix Movie In Westchester

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. -- "Private Life," a new Netflix movie about a woman undergoing fertility therapies and the stress it places on her relationship with her husband, is being filmed Monday, March 20 along Main Street and North Broadway in White Plains, according to On Location Vacations.The drama stars Kathryn Hahn, who caught audience's attentions in the STX comedy, "Bad ...

  9. Westchester Teen Band Favors Old Time Rock 'N Roll

    Westchester Teen Band Favors Old Time Rock 'N Roll

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- A bunch of old souls are rocking the tristate area.Gilbert, a five-person band made up of North Salem students, includes 14-year-old Tara Curran (vocals), 15-year-old Eddie Fiscella (keys), Justin Giacchetto, 16 (guitar), 13-year-old Owen Hughes (drums), and 15-year-old Wilson Yarnall (bass). Most of their music is classic rock/soul/funk covers -- think Led Zep, ...

  10. Westchester Eateries Serve Up A Taste Of Ireland On St. Patrick's Day

    Westchester Eateries Serve Up A Taste Of Ireland On St. Patrick's Day

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Irish eyes are smiling. And stomachs are being satiated across the county with Irish soda bread, corned beef and cabbage and a host of other specials, not to mention plenty of Guinness.A brief sampling of where to get your green on follows. Feel free to add your own favorites to our Facebook page or in our comments. After all, we're all a wee bit (or a whole ...

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