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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. Dutchess County 21-Year-Old Releases First Film

    Dutchess County 21-Year-Old Releases First Film

    A 21-year-old Hudson Valley native is behind the debut of a new film, available on Amazon Video.Matt Hagerty, a native of Rhinebeck in Dutchess County, wrote, directed and starred in "Anatomy of a Breakup."The 17-minute film, which the Cornell grad describes as both a short film and a TV pilot, takes the audience on a whirlwind journey through the mind of a heartbroken college ...

  2. Lyme Disease Is Still Very Real Well Into Fall, Says Hudson Valley Expert

    Lyme Disease Is Still Very Real Well Into Fall, Says Hudson Valley Expert

    Just because it's fall doesn't mean ticks -- and the risk of Lyme disease -- disappear.Nor should you think you're off the hook just because you're not the outdoors type. Simply walking through the grass to the mailbox can put you at risk.So explains Debra Adler-Klein, M.D., a board-certified internist and infectious disease expert at NewYork-Presbyterian Medical Group ...

  3. Two Hudson Valley Women Rethink The Kitchen Sponge

    Two Hudson Valley Women Rethink The Kitchen Sponge

    Two local women -- best friends since second grade -- have launched a new lifestyle company designed around the kitchen sink.Skura Style, which officially launched Monday, Oct. 9, basically started with one clean freak and two marketing minds. Linda Sawyer, a Larchmont resident who grew up in Rockland County, admits one of her happy places has always been at the kitchen sink cleaning ...

  4. Filming For Movies, TV Growing Steadily In Dutchess County

    Filming For Movies, TV Growing Steadily In Dutchess County

    DUTCHESS COUNTY, N.Y. — Approximately 200 people both inside and outside the film industry recently came together to attend The Accelerator’s Hudson Valley Film Industry Conference at SUNY Orange’s Kaplan Hall in New Windsor.The mission: To learn and share ideas about various aspects of the rapidly expanding sector in the Hudson Valley, including choosing career paths, finding film ...

  5. Here's Where To Go For Dutchess County's Best Apple, Pumpkin-Picking

    Here's Where To Go For Dutchess County's Best Apple, Pumpkin-Picking

    DUTCHESS COUNTY N.Y. -- Embrace the season and head for the hills -- and orchards -- for apple and pumpkin picking -- and the quintessential outdoor fall experience (cider doughnuts optional).A sampling of Dutchess County spots follows.Barton Orchards, Poughquag: With more than 120 acres, you'll find loads of apple choices along with hayrides through the pumpkin patch, petting zoo, ...

  6. Showtime's 'Billions,' Netflix Series Both Shoot In Hudson Valley

    Showtime's 'Billions,' Netflix Series Both Shoot In Hudson Valley

    Showtime's' "Billions" is back in the Hudson Valley.According to On Location Vacations, the TV series, in production for its third year, is shooting on Tuesday, Oct. 3 around Bowman Ave and Polly Park Drive in Rye.The drama, created by Brian Koppelman, David Levien, and Andrew Ross Sorkin, stars Paul Giamatti and Damian Lewis and is loosely based on the activities of Preet ...

  7. 'The Irishman' With Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro Films In Hudson Valley

    'The Irishman' With Al Pacino, Robert DeNiro Films In Hudson Valley

    A different kind of learning may have gone on at Mamaroneck High School on Thursday, Sept. 28.That's because "The Irishman," which has been filming through the area, was shooting there, according to On Location Vacations. The new Netflix series with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino about a mob hitman who supposedly was involved in the death of Jimmy Hoffa.The film also stars Joe ...

  8. Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Lineup Goes Live

    Hudson Valley Restaurant Week Lineup Goes Live

    It's official. The restaurant line-up for The Valley Table’s fall 2017 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week (HVRW) is live, with 200 participating restaurants throughout Orange, Westchester, Dutchess, Rockland, Putnam, Sullivan and Ulster counties.Running from Monday, Oct. 30 to Sunday, Nov. 12, Fall 2017 HVRW welcomes a brand new, creative element: Purple, as in purple produce. Chefs this ...

  9. A Bronx Tale: New Bakery, With Arthur Avenue Ties, Opens Near Dutchess

    A Bronx Tale: New Bakery, With Arthur Avenue Ties, Opens Near Dutchess

    For those craving a taste of the Bronx, it's about an hour's drive (not counting traffic). But now, thanks to a new bakery, Arthur Avenue has arrived near the Northern Westchester/Putnam/Connecticut border.Bronx Buns, Bread & More, at 2 Mill Plain Road in Danbury, is all about fresh bread, rolls, pastries, cookies, scones, and other baked goodies native to the Bronx, specifically ...

  10. Kids Get The Royal Treatment At Dutchess County's Little Pickles

    Kids Get The Royal Treatment At Dutchess County's Little Pickles

    RED HOOK, N.Y. -- To understand Little Pickles, the children's general store in Red Hook, you first have to understand the background -- and passion -- of Rebecca Rothstein, the founder and principal owner.Rebecca, who runs the story with her husband, Craig, has a Master’s in Early Childhood Education and used to teach pre-K on Roosevelt Island in New York City. Even back then, said ...

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