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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. New Police Show Films In Dutchess County

    New Police Show Films In Dutchess County

    BEACON, N.Y. -- Don't be surprised if you bump into a film crew the next time you're in Beacon. Or spot someone who looks familiar while eating dinner in Fishkill.Choice Films and Adam Dunn’s Aurelian Productions are in the midst of filming "Big Dogs," a new drama series based on Dunn’s futuristic crime books and are using the area as their base.According to imdb, "Big ...

  2. Maple Bacon Cupcakes Anyone? Dutchess Truck Whips Up Batches Galore

    Maple Bacon Cupcakes Anyone? Dutchess Truck Whips Up Batches Galore

    Nicole Conklin knows better than to show up in her Whipped Cupcakes truck without maple bacon cupcakes. The cupcakes, she said, are the perfect balance of sweet and savory -- a French toast cake with made-from-scratch maple buttercream – paired with caramelized slow cooked thick bacon mixed with brown sugar, cinnamon, and maple syrup.And yes, they sell out quickly at the various ...

  3. Lobstah To Linguine: Food Truck Brings Taste Of New England To Rhinebeck

    Lobstah To Linguine: Food Truck Brings Taste Of New England To Rhinebeck

    Three years ago Joe Carson was working as a business consultant for ADP in Westchester while his significant other Kathy Welte was working with autistic children in the Northern Valley School District in Bergen County. Today, they run Off The Hook Food Truck, based in Warwick, at Pennings Farm Market and are busier than ever.This wasn't what retirement was supposed to look like but the ...

  4. This Hudson Valley Town Is A Top National Foodie Destination Says Survey

    This Hudson Valley Town Is A Top National Foodie Destination Says Survey

    This Westchester location is a top foodie town from sea to shining sea.At least according to RewardExpert's ranking of the 2017 "Best American Foodie Towns," which accorded the honor to Tarrytown.The site -- all about helping users navigate the world of frequent flyer programs and credit card rewards -- analyzed 100 cities and towns with populations less than 100,000 and ...

  5. John Krasinski, Emily Blunt Shoot 'A Quiet Place' In Dutchess County

    John Krasinski, Emily Blunt Shoot 'A Quiet Place' In Dutchess County

    The Haarlem Valley, specifically the towns of Dover and Pawling, are getting their 15 minutes of fame -- and then some.Principal photography is underway on director John Krasinski’s “A Quiet Place," according to Paramount Pictures. (See earlier Daily Voice story here.)Krasinski ("The Hollars") also co-stars in the film alongside his wife, Emily Blunt (“The Girl on the ...

  6. 10 Retailers Open At Woodbury Common Just In Time For Labor Day

    10 Retailers Open At Woodbury Common Just In Time For Labor Day

    Zadig & Voltaire, a high-end French ready-to-wear brand, and Sayki, the Turkish menswear designer, are among several retailers that have opened at Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ahead of Labor Day weekend, adding to the shopping experience at one of the world’s foremost tourism destinations for elite brands.In addition, LeSportsac, the American lifestyle brand of casual bags, has ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Dutchess: Are Your Food Tastes On Par With The Rest Of New York?

    Dutchess: 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 ...

  9. Rhinebeck Chef Goes 'Wild,' Encourages Urban Food Foraging

    Rhinebeck Chef Goes 'Wild,' Encourages Urban Food Foraging

    RHINEBECK, N.Y. -- Gerard Viverito, aka "The Sustainable Chef," wants to redefine the concept of eco-friendly urban foraging. "Sure, sustainable eating includes limiting food waste, but not everyone wants to dumpster dive for their dinner,” he explained. “Nor is foraging reserved for outdoorsy people or those who live in the country.” Instead, his goal is to teach people ...

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

    New York Bound 'American Pickers' Seeks Big Collectors

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. --  "American Pickers" is headed here 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 who travel ...

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