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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. The Votes Are In: Fort Lee's Hiram's Has Bergen's DVlicious Best Hot Dogs

    The Votes Are In: Fort Lee's Hiram's Has Bergen's DVlicious Best Hot Dogs

    FORT LEE, N.J. -- For the second year in a row, Hiram's Roadstand has emerged victorious as the "Best DVlicious Hot Dog in Bergen County."The Fort Lee eatery won with 58  percent of the vote.Hiram's charm is that it hasn't changed over the years. Here since 1928, it's known for its quick counter-service, roadside ambiance, toasted buns and classic deep-fried hot dogs. Go HERE ...

  2. 'I'm Walking For Hope,' Says Montvale Woman Honoring Late Sister

    'I'm Walking For Hope,' Says Montvale Woman Honoring Late Sister

    MONTVALE, N.J. -- It's not fair when someone dies at 42."Meredith Joy Kawer was the most amazing, most inspirational woman I knew," said her sister Rosalyn of Montvale. "She loved living life and getting involved with all kinds of walks."All my sister ever wanted was to live a full life and have babies and never got that opportunity."Instead, Meredith passed ...

  3. Poll: Harry Potter Turns 20: How Will You Celebrate, Bergen County?

    Poll: Harry Potter Turns 20: How Will You Celebrate, Bergen County?

    BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.. -- Hard to believe that it was 20 years ago today --June 26  -- that the first Harry Potter book was published in the U.K.What will you do to celebrate, Bergen? 

  4. Final Hours Are Here: Vote For Bergen's DVlicious Best 'Dogs'

    Final Hours Are Here: Vote For Bergen's DVlicious Best 'Dogs'

    BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. -- Who has Bergen's best hotdogs? You have until 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 to voice your opinion and can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.Recaps on each finalist follow:Callahan's, NorwoodHiram's. Fort LeeJolly Nick's, Dumont

  5. Got What It Takes? 'Miss America' Is Looking For Bergen County Contestants

    Got What It Takes? 'Miss America' Is Looking For Bergen County Contestants

    BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. -- Could you or someone you know be the next Miss America?Applications are being accepted for contestants ages 17 to 23 to compete for the title of Miss America. Women who live, work or attend school in Bergen County are eligible to compete for the title of Miss Bergen County and women who live, work or attend school in Bergen, Passaic and Essex Counties are eligible ...

  6. Does Hiram's In Fort Lee Have The DVlicious Best Hotdogs?

    Does Hiram's In Fort Lee Have The DVlicious Best Hotdogs?

    BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. -- Will Hiram's in Fort Lee win "Best Hotdogs in Bergen County" two years in a row?So far, that's how it's looking -- though anything can change with the click of a keystroke. You have until 4 p.m. Tuesday, June 27 to voice your opinion and can vote multiple times, albeit once per day.Recaps on each finalist follow:Callahan's, NorwoodHiram's. Fort LeeJolly ...

  7. Who Let The Dogs Out? Celebrate 'Bring Your Dog To Work Day,' Garfield-Lodi

    Who Let The Dogs Out? Celebrate 'Bring Your Dog To Work Day,' Garfield-Lodi

    BERGEN COUNTY, N.J.-- Will you be bringing a furry friend to work today?Friday, June 23 is "Bring Your Dog to Work Day," a holiday that originated in 1999 by Pet Sitter as a way to foster adoptions.According to research from Virginia Commonwealth University (and published in the International Journal of Workplace Management), having dogs in the office boosts job satisfaction ...

  8. Alex Trebek Flubs 'Jeopardy!' Answer On Bergen's Blue Laws

    Alex Trebek Flubs 'Jeopardy!' Answer On Bergen's Blue Laws

    BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. --  Could "Jeopardy!" and Host Alex Trebek have gotten it wrong?Paramus Mayor Richard LaBarbiera thinks so -- and pointed it out on his Facebook post Tuesday night, garnering 240 comments.That's because the question on June 20 during the show's Double Jeopardy "Tangled Up in Blue" round was about Bergen's blue laws. The statement -- worth $1,600 ...

  9. Summer's Here, Bergen! Don't Miss These 15 Places To Drink, Dine Outside

    Summer's Here, Bergen! Don't Miss These 15 Places To Drink, Dine Outside

    BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. -- It's officially summer. Time to head outdoors and enjoy a slice of sunshine with your entree (or cocktail).Lucky for Bergen residents, there are plenty of options for dining alfresco.The only hard part? Picking just one. What follows is a sampling of outdoor spots; feel free to add your favorites in our Comments or on Facebook.Cafe Matisse, Rutherford: Want to ...

  10. Paramus Ex-Teacher Is Archie Comics' First Ever Female Exec

    Paramus Ex-Teacher Is Archie Comics' First Ever Female Exec

    MAHWAH, N.J. -- Nancy Silberkleit, publisher and co-CEO of Pelham, N.Y.-based Archie Comics, credits her years as a Bergen County public schoolteacher, for helping her navigate the comic book world.Hard as it is to believe (for those who grew up with the series), Archie is 76 this year. And many of his stories -- along with his gang of Veronica, Betty and Jughead -- are still relevant, ...

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