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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. Hudson Valley 13-Year-Old To Sing At US Open

    Hudson Valley 13-Year-Old To Sing At US Open

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Twelve vocalists age 14 and under will perform patriotic-themed songs during the night sessions of the 2017 US Open and- - and one Yonkers resident is among them.Thirteen-year-old Brandon Hernandez will be returning for his second consecutive year to sing "America the Beautiful." Other performers include talent from throughout the New York ...

  2. Hudson Valley Photographer Gets Stamp Of Approval From US Postal Service

    Hudson Valley Photographer Gets Stamp Of Approval From US Postal Service

    WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. --  Bonnie Sue Rauch never thought a photo she took of a monarch butterfly perched on a zinnia nine years ago would end up on a Forever Stamp.But thanks to an image she had on file with a stock agency, her photograph was selected as part of the U.S. Postal Service pollinators series -- basically a one in 40,000 shot based on the number of submissions the Postal ...

  3. Casting Call: Hudson Valley Extras Needed For Al Pacino Film

    Casting Call: Hudson Valley Extras Needed For Al Pacino Film

    If you missed your chance to be an extra in a new untitled Al Pacino film, no worries: Second time's a charm.  NYC-based Grant Wilfley Casting is seeking locals from the Hudson Valley 18 years and older to portray press types and college students for background work on Monday, Aug. 21, Tuesday. Aug. 22 and Friday, Aug. 25 in HBO's Untitled Levinson Project.The movie stars Pacino as Penn ...

  4. Hudson Valley's David Letterman Returns To TV With New Netflix Show

    Hudson Valley's David Letterman Returns To TV With New Netflix Show

    David Letterman, the original host of "Late Night" (NBC) and "The Late Show" (CBS) will be back broadcasting for a new series on Netflix.The yet-to-be-named, six-episode series has the longtime North Salem resident combining two interests for which he is renowned: in-depth conversations with extraordinary people, and in-the-field segments expressing his curiosity and ...

  5. Pawling Public Radio Goes 'Country' With New Show

    Pawling Public Radio Goes 'Country' With New Show

    PAWLING, N.Y. -- Pawling Public Radio (PPR/WPWL), aka WPWL 103.7 FM, is going country.The new one-hour, pre-recorded show, entitled "Rockin Country with T," will include spirited conversations between Tina Marie and Andrew Gallagher, founding members of the New Jersey-based country music band Whiskey Crossing. The two currently host a three-hour music program on WSRX-LP 107.9 ...

  6. Joe's Dairy Bar In Hopewell Junction Wins DVlicious Best Ice Cream Contest

    Joe's Dairy Bar In Hopewell Junction Wins DVlicious Best Ice Cream Contest

    HOPEWELL JUNCTION, N.Y. -- It was a tight race but in the end, Joe’s Dairy Bar won our DVlicious "Best Ice Cream in Dutchess County" contest.The Hopewell Junction shop, which claims to sell more milkshakes than any vendor in the Hudson Valley -- its "Freak Shakes" are legendary --  won with 38 percent of the vote. Go HERE for earlier story.Joe's will receive a ...

  7. Last Day To Vote For Dutchess County's DVlicious Best Ice Cream

    Last Day To Vote For Dutchess County's DVlicious Best Ice Cream

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Have you voted? Dutchess County's best ice cream is up to you.You have until 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 26 to voice your opinion.Read below for a recap of each finalist:Holy Cow, Red HookJoe’s Dairy Bar, Hopewell JunctionZoe’s Ice Cream Barn, Lagrangeville

  8. Does Joe's Dairy Bar Have Dutchess County's DVlicious Best Ice Cream?

    Does Joe's Dairy Bar Have Dutchess County's DVlicious Best Ice Cream?

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Last days to place your opinion on Dutchess County's best ice cream. So far, Joe's Dairy Bar and Grill in Hopewell Junction is in the lead -- but anything can change. You have until 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 26 and can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.Read below for a recap of each finalist:Holy Cow, Red HookJoe’s Dairy Bar, Hopewell JunctionZoe’s Ice Cream ...

  9. Who Has Dutchess County's DVlicious Best Ice Cream?

    Who Has Dutchess County's DVlicious Best Ice Cream?

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Get your scoop fix -- then vote for Dutchess County's best ice cream.In the running:Holy Cow, Red HookJoe’s Dairy Bar, Hopewell JunctionZoe’s Ice Cream Barn, LagrangevilleYou have until 4 p.m. Wednesday, July 26 and can vote multiple times, albeit once per day. 

  10. Get The Scoop On National Ice Cream Day; Then Vote For Dutchess Fav

    Get The Scoop On National Ice Cream Day; Then Vote For Dutchess Fav

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. -- Today's the day to go off your diet. It is, after, all, National Ice Cream Day.The day -- yes, it's an unofficial holiday (President Reagan proclaimed its glories in 1984 to promote the economic well-being of the U.S. dairy industry) --  is observed on the third Sunday in July and is a part of National Ice Cream Month. It's meant to be celebrated with a bowl, ...

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