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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. Several With Dutchess Ties Shine At Oscars

    Several With Dutchess Ties Shine At Oscars

    As it happens every season, those with ties to the Hudson Valley saw their share of Oscar nods at the 89th annual Academy Awards, held Sunday, Feb. 26 in Los Angeles.Declan Baldwin, a Yonkers native who lived in Nyack for 20 years who began his career as a production assistant in New York City, saw "Manchester by the Sea," which he executive produced, win Oscars in two of the ...

  2. Is Blackboard Cafe The DVlicious Best? Dutchess Coffee Contest Nears End

    Is Blackboard Cafe The DVlicious Best? Dutchess Coffee Contest Nears End

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Is Blackboard Cafe in Wappingers the "DVlicious Best Coffee in Dutchess County?" So far, that's what the results say -- though they can change based on your vote. There's still time to chime in.See below for a recap of each, then start clicking. Voting ends 4 p.m. Monday. Feb. 27.Bank Square Coffeehouse, BeaconBlackboard Cafe, Wappingers FallsThe Ugly ...

  3. DVlicious Dutchess County Coffee Contest Heats Up: Vote Now

    DVlicious Dutchess County Coffee Contest Heats Up: Vote Now

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Had your locally brewed cup of joe yet?We asked for your favorites as part of our DVlicious "Best Coffee in Dutchess County" contest; three coffeehouses are now in the running. Have you voted?Profiles on each have run to help you decide. Here's a recap while you sip and click.Bank Square Coffeehouse, BeaconBlackboard Cafe, Wappingers FallsThe Ugly Mug, ...

  4. Poughkeepsie's Ugly Mug Is 'Strong' Contender In DVlicious Coffee Contest

    Poughkeepsie's Ugly Mug Is 'Strong' Contender In DVlicious Coffee Contest

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Coffee rules. Especially at 7 am on a Monday. Or 9 a.m on a weekend you’re your morning cuppa soothes the soul. We asked for your favorites; three are now in the running in our DVlicious contest for the best coffeehouse in Dutchess. Each has been profiled this week. Let your fingers do the clicking while you sip, savor – and vote. Voting ends at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. ...

  5. 22K & Counting: Beacon Crafter Sews Her Way To Social Media Stardom

    22K & Counting: Beacon Crafter Sews Her Way To Social Media Stardom

    BEACON, N.Y. -- What started as a sewing blog in 2009 has turned into a full-blown career for Gretchen Hirsch.An avid crafter who'd always been into the retro look, she started writing "Gertie's New Blog for Better Sewing" with the goal of sewing her way through a vintage sewing book. This, after being laid off from her NYC job in children's book publishing."Sewing was my ...

  6. Who Says Radio Is Dead? WPWL In Dutchess Is Just Getting Started

    Who Says Radio Is Dead? WPWL In Dutchess Is Just Getting Started

    PAWLING, N.Y. -- Pawling Public Radio (WPWL) is celebrating its 10th year and, despite what folks say about radio and its demise, this 501(c) 3 company is going strong. Think -- thanks to streaming -- more than 8,000 website hits a month.Chairman of the Board Bill Bonecutter whose "day job" is as a licensed real estate salesperson in Millbrook, explained that, as the station ...

  7. Get Caffeinated & Vote For Your DVlicious Favorite Coffeehouse, Dutchess

    Get Caffeinated & Vote For Your DVlicious Favorite Coffeehouse, Dutchess

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Aroma, taste, rotating beans from the world’s finest roasters, community ... such are some of the factors "brewed" into the three finalists you selected in our DVlicious coffee contest. Now's time to vote.Profiles on each will run the week of Feb. 20. In the meantime, grab a cuppa and let your fingers do the clicking.Voting ends at 4 p.m. Monday, Feb. ...

  8. Perk Up & Nominate Dutchess County's DVlicious Best Coffee

    Perk Up & Nominate Dutchess County's DVlicious Best Coffee

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Where do you like to go for your morning java jolt? We are interested in locally owned places only -- no national chains - for our second annual DVlicious "Best Coffee in Dutchess County" contest.Send nominations to dvlicious@dailyvoice.com by 5 p.m. Friday, Feb. 10. We will then cull down to several finalists and let you do the voting.

  9. 12-Year-Old Dutchess Actress Gets Royal Treatment In New Nickelodeon Show

    12-Year-Old Dutchess Actress Gets Royal Treatment In New Nickelodeon Show

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Akira Golz, a 12-year-old Southern Dutchess resident is the voice behind the new Nickelodeon show, "Nella the Princess Knight."The animated show, geared to the preschools set, airs Monday, Feb. 6 at 10 a.m. The series centers on Nella, an unconventional 8-year-old who possesses the royal qualities of a princess, like compassion and grace, while also ...

  10. Poughkeepsie Boutique Makes Gift Giving Fool Proof

    Poughkeepsie Boutique Makes Gift Giving Fool Proof

    POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. -- Gift boutiques are on the decline, especially locally-owned ones, which is partly why Jennifer Tell is so passionate about her Poughkeepsie shop, Sierra Lily, especially as Valentine's Day approaches. "All Hudson Valley residents should shop with us," she said. "We live in a time where malls are nothing but chain clothing stores and the chances of ...

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