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Green Forest Celebrates Grand Opening

New veterinary hospital takes holistic approach to animal care    

Dogs, kids and music lovers all had a good time at the grand opening of Green Forest Veterinary Hospital in Glen Cove, celebrated some eight months after the facility actually opened. 

 

The festivities on Sunday, Aug. 18, offered a little something for everyone, including catered food from Tappo in Glen Cove, a bounce house for the kids and live music from Jelly Band. Pets competed for ‘best costume.’ Volunteers for

Wildlife gave demonstrations and tours. 

 

“The turnout was fabulous,” said owner Dr. Sheila Delijani. “Our clients came out to support us, plus new people came to ask questions and tour the facility.”

 

Vendors also lent support. The bounce house and cotton candy were courtesy of Alison’s Parties to Go. Dr. Maxine Mayreis was on hand (with her husband and kids) offering free 15-minute chair massages. Staff of the Glen Cove Animal

Lovers League brought a handful of adorable kittens, which provided further entertainment for the young and old.

 

In the costume contest, first place was Pablo the pug, dressed as Yoda; second place was Sofie dressed as a Boy Scout; Teddy Bear the guinea pig - dressed as an angel - came in fifth place. 

 

Green Forest Veterinary Hospital, at 120 Forest Ave., opened for business in January, but a snowstorm hit the day before the scheduled grand opening. They decided to wait until summer to do a big celebration. 

 

A 5,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility, the veterinary hospital uses a holistic approach.

 

“We practice integrated medicine,” says Delijani. “I do acupuncture and use Chinese herbs and nutraceuticals to support the care of animals. We really use more preventative medicine; we present people with different options than traditional vets.”

 

Call 516-676-4VET or visit www.greenforestvet.com for more information. 

News

In order to meet the necessary budget requirements, the Glen Cove School District will reduce school staff members, starting in the 2014-15 school year. One administrative staff member and nine instructional staff members will be let go, according to Superintendent

Maria Rianna’s report at the Monday night school board meeting. Staff reductions will also be made to teaching assistants, school monitors, substitute teachers and custodial and maintenance workers. The total savings for the district is $1,227,669.

 

As of March 31, revenues for the district total $79,281,428. The revenues include the tax levy ($64,780,719),  P.I.L.O.T.s ($1,908,060), tax on consumer utility bills ($1,250,000)n use of reserves ($1,250,000), State Aid ($8,751,799), all other revenues ($635,850) and appropriation of unassigned fund balance ($750,000).

 

The total appropriations for the district are $80,509,097 and revenues are $79,281,428 with a budget gap of $1,227,669.

 It has been five years since a particularly heavy rainfall closed all the beaches in Glen Cove including Crescent Beach. As per Nassau County Department of Health standards, beaches are ordered closed after heavy rainfall because of storm water runoff that adversely affects bacteria levels at local beaches. Typically, bacteria levels subside within a day or so, allowing for the beaches to be reopened. This was not the way it went with one popular beach after the June 2009 rain storm.

 

“Unfortunately, this was not the case with Crescent Beach,” said Glen Cove Parks & Recreation Director, Darcy Belyea, at last Wednesday night’s public forum at Glen Cove City Hall. “Elevated levels of microbiological contamination continued to be found in the bathing water months after the heavy rain and recent samples show they are still elevated today.”

 

Belyea was one of a number of panelists at the public forum, which included Glen Cove Mayor Reginald Spinello, City Attorney Charles McQuair, Director of the Hempstead Harbor Protection Committee Eric Swenson and representatives from the Nassau County Department of Health. 


Sports

 

Glen Cove High School players, from left, Tajah Garner, Dejon Taylor, Manny Sican, and Ralik Jackson, after the Long Island Colts u18’s team vs. St. Anthony’s at Robert Finley Middle School last week. Touchdown ‘tries’ by Garner, Taylor and Sican.


The third- and fourth-grade Knights took to the road last weekend as they faced off against Jericho early Sunday morning, April 6.  Jericho’s teamwork and hustle brought down the Knights by a final score of 5 – 0.  The early game may have been a factor as the boys started to play better and more like a team as the game went on.  Once again, goalie Tyler Shea played outstanding in goal and was relieved by Christian Maiorano, who did just as well in the second half.  Andrew Guster played solid defense in the loss.


Calendar

Eggstravaganza - April 16

Live Music - April 16

Community Easter Egg Hunt - April 19


Columns

1959: The Year The Music Stopped Playing
Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com

The Eccentric Heiress Of ‘Empty Mansions’
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Written by Michael A. Miller, mmillercolumn@gmail.com