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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. Westchester Professor Wins Emmy Award For Lady Gaga's Super Bowl Show

    Westchester Professor Wins Emmy Award For Lady Gaga's Super Bowl Show

    The Emmy Awards are Sunday, Sept. 17 but one local resident already got his gold statue.Purchase College Professor Dave Grill just received his fourth Emmy Award for lighting Lady Gaga’s Super Bowl Halftime Show in the category of "Outstanding Lighting Design/Lighting Direction For A Variety Special."The associate professor of theatre design/technology, a Mahwah, N.J. ...

  2. Twin Sisters Bring A New Kind Of Sugar High To Westchester

    Twin Sisters Bring A New Kind Of Sugar High To Westchester

    Freak shakes and gourmet cakes are coming to Armonk.The space, at 380 Main St., will soon turn into a Willy Wonka-like confectionery of chocolate, candy and creative milkshakes -- known as freak shakes -- sometime around Columbus Day weekend (think Oct. 7 or 8).Hilary Assael, a self-taught baker, is opening the shop -- aptly named Sugar Hi -- with her twin sister, Elissa Weinhoff, after ...

  3. Lifetime's Project Runway Films At Lyndhurst Mansion

    Lifetime's Project Runway Films At Lyndhurst Mansion

    Lyndhurst Mansion in Tarrytown serves as the backdrop for contestants on an upcoming episode of Lifetime's Project Runway. The reality show, hosted by model Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn, focuses on fashion design with contestants competing against each other to create the best clothes. Designs are then judged, and one or more designers are eliminated each week. In the episode airing ...

  4. A 70-Year-Old Story Comes To Life In New Book By Westchester Author

    A 70-Year-Old Story Comes To Life In New Book By Westchester Author

    You know how you hear your grandparent's stories over and over but then one day you finally listen and realize there's something incredible there?In a way that's what happened to Yvette Manessis Corporon. When the Yonkers resident first wrote "When the Cypress Whispers" in 2014, a novel about the deep bond between an American woman and her Greek grandmother, she wove in the ...

  5. No Shame: Westchester Singer Won't Let Cancer -At Age 11 - Get Her Down

    No Shame: Westchester Singer Won't Let Cancer -At Age 11 - Get Her Down

    Want to hear a powerful performance?Head to Tarrytown's Pierson Park's Band Shell Friday, Sept. 15 at 6 p.m. where Singer Bianca Muñiz will be belting it out. The Sleepy Hollow resident, an alumnus of the Lagond Music School in Elmsford, is a two-time cancer survivor. She got ovarian cancer at age 11, was in remission for years and then was diagnosed with breast cancer at 22.But instead ...

  6. Beltway Bound: Scarsdale Staple Zachys Expands To Washington, D.C.

    Beltway Bound: Scarsdale Staple Zachys Expands To Washington, D.C.

    Zachys Wine & Liquor, a longtime fixture in Scarsdale (73 years!) has expanded to Washington, D.C.According to The Washington Post, the new Zachys is a 17,000-square-foot warehouse created for wine sales and storage, tastings, classes, corporate meetings and office space.The store opened in July but will celebrate its grand opening later this month.Go to www.zachys.com/ for more ...

  7. Westchester Firefighter Shows 'Valor' With New Spirits Business

    Westchester Firefighter Shows 'Valor' With New Spirits Business

    A passion for giving back has helped catapult a two- month-old Fairfield, Conn.-based spirits company into the limelight -- and onto liquor store shelves.Valor Spirits, founded by Mamaroneck native Alex J. Plitsas and Alex Mackiewicz, who grew up in Shelton, Conn., are all about donating 10 percent of their company's net profits to first responders and veteran charities.They're also all ...

  8. Sweet News: Westchester Baker Opens Pop-Up

    Sweet News: Westchester Baker Opens Pop-Up

    Baked by Susan, a bakery staple in Croton, has opened a second location in Tarrytown.Owner Susan O'Keefe said she decided on Tarrytown because she wanted to be in a town "with life and energy."They don't bake at the pop-up but instead bring in fresh product each morning. Some things like the packaged cookies and loaf breads have a longer shelf life so they get brought in fresh ...

  9. NBC's Savannah Guthrie To Appear At Westchester Barnes & Noble

    NBC's Savannah Guthrie To Appear At Westchester Barnes & Noble

    Those who wake up to NBC's "Today" can meet Co-Anchor Savannah Guthrie at Barnes & Noble Eastchester on Tuesday, Sept. 12.Guthrie, along with Educator Allison Oppenheim have a new children's book. "Princesses Wear Pants" is billed as "an empowering fairy tale with a twist" that follows the unflappable Princess Penelope Pineapple. Guthrie and Oppenheim ...

  10. 'Sneaky Pete,' 'Bull' Film In Westchester

    'Sneaky Pete,' 'Bull' Film In Westchester

    Two TV series are filming Wednesday, Sept. 6  and Thursday, Sept. 7 in Westchester according to On Location Vacations and @Hastings10706."Sneaky Pete," the Amazon show starring Giovanni Ribisi fimed along Hartsdale Avenue and Beverly Road in White Plains on Wednesday and are at King St and Anderson Hill Road in Rye Brook Thursday.In Hastings, the CBS show "Bull" ...

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