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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. Blackboard Cafe In Wappingers Falls Wins DVlicious 'Best Coffee' In County

    Blackboard Cafe In Wappingers Falls Wins DVlicious 'Best Coffee' In County

    WAPPINGER FALLS, N.Y. --  Blackboard Cafe in Wappingers Falls has something else to be famous for, aside from its well-known rainbow cookie cheesecake.The homey spot won the "DVlicious "Best Coffee in Dutchess County" contest with 53 percent of the vote. Owner/Chef Andrew Rizzo makes his coffee with roasted and ground Colombian beans from Java Medic Eurocoffee, a ...

  2. Lin-Manuel Miranda Gives Oscar Shout Out To Hudson Valley Tuxedo Shop

    Lin-Manuel Miranda Gives Oscar Shout Out To Hudson Valley Tuxedo Shop

    The Oscar red carpet question "Who are you wearing?" has local significance to Actor/Composer/Playwright Lin-Manuel Miranda.In a New York Times article, the "Hamilton" star gives a shout out to San Marko in Yonkers for the outfit he wore on Sunday to the 89th Academy Awards. Miranda had been nominated for Best Original Song for “How Far I'll Go" from the movie, ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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, ...

  6. 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. ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Who Says Radio Is Dead? In Pawling, WPWL Is Just Getting Started

    Who Says Radio Is Dead? In Pawling, WPWL 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 ...

  9. Northern Westchester Resident Martha Stewart Tweets For Snow Help

    Northern Westchester Resident Martha Stewart Tweets For Snow Help

    BEDFORD, N.Y. -- We're not sure where this is but Bedford did get about a foot of snow on Thursday, Feb 9 with lots of people having a hard time navigating. That included homemaking maven and TV Personality Martha Stewart who tweeted that she decided to plow and got "darn stuck."The Winter Storm Warning issued for the quick-moving Nor'easter that blew through the area Thursday ...

  10. 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. ...

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