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Local Designers Transform Estate

A former Pratt estate at 145 Dosoris Lane is currently a showcase for the work of some local talent.  The “Home Is Where The Heart Is” designer showhouse is a benefit for the American Heart Association, and those interested in seeing the newly renovated and redecorated home of Lydia Pratt can visit the house and see first hand just how skilled and creative our local designers are.

 

Showhouse Designer: Greg Lanza

 

Greg Lanza of Greg Lanza Design of Glen Cove says he has worked with producer Tony Manning several times in the past at the Hampton Designer Showhouse and at Old Westbury Gardens. He has also worked on many showhouses for Mansions & Millionaires.

 

 “Visitors know me as a regular and look forward to seeing my designs,” says Lanza. “I enjoy doing them and am one to help a charitable cause.”

 

 Lanza was tasked with redecorating the guest room on the first floor.

 

“I was always intrigued by this particular home and was excited it was selected. I have a circa 1900 Glen Cove home and believe it could have been designed by the same architect.  The details, proportion and construction are very similar to my smaller scale home,” says Lanza.

 

While some designers had to rip up floors to create the desired look, Lanza was a bit luckier with his room. 

 

 “The first floor bedroom already had incredible custom paint and stencil work done to it,” he says. “I kept it and took the challenge as if it were in a client’s home and they said it had to remain as part of the scheme. I decided to play with color and scale, and went with ready-made and found items from vintage and new design shops that are all local.”

 

 Lanza has been designing since 1994 and has completed projects locally and out of state. 

 

“I feel design is an important aspect of my well-being and find that even a single consultation with a design professional can help one live more comfortably and maximize the potential of their interior environment,” Lanza says. 

 

Visit www.americanheartshowhouse.com for more information.


News

If Heather Lehrman is not yet a familiar face to local pet owners, her name is likely to soon become a household name to dog lovers and families with young children, as her children’s book, Bullied at the Dog Park, was released this week. The book is based on a real-life incident with her own dog, Herbie, and fans will have a chance to meet her and Herbie at a book signing at Petco in Glen Cove on Saturday, Oct. 25.

 

“I wanted to help get the message out in my own way about the effects of bullying,” says Lehrman, a resident of Great Neck. “This book teaches children valuable lessons about treating all dogs (and people) with respect, and the importance of simple kindness.”

It was Dec. 31, 1999, the last day of the 20th century, and Florence Dolling was preparing an elaborate Thai dinner for a New Year’s Eve celebration in her home in Glen Cove when the phone rang.  It was her doctor reporting that, “Yes, it was breast cancer.” She kept on cooking, attempting to retain as much normalcy as she could muster, knowing that, with the new millennium, there would certainly come change.

 

“I wore a red strapless bustier for the party because I thought I was saying goodbye to the ‘girls’,” she says. “My husband, my sense of humor, and my friends, helped me get through that night,” she recalls.


Sports

On Tuesday, Oct. 7, the Glen Cove Finley Middle School opened their football season with a home game against Thompson Middle School. The game opened with the Glen Cove offense going on a nice drive, which saw quarterback Mike Vaughan score on a 30-yard touchdown run. 

Six North Shore High School athletes competed in the 2014 JCC Maccabi Games and led the New York Delegation to victory, winning gold. The students included Jacob Abramowitz, Brett Bennett, Drew Jacklin, Ben Lerner, Josh Mandell, and Ben Saltzman. The Maccabi Games is a week-long Olympic tournament for Jewish teenage athletes, ages 14-16 years old. It is held in numerous venues across the United States. 

 

Bennett proudly said, “Competing in the Maccabi Games was a unique and thrilling experience for me. It not only was a highly competitive basketball tournament, but it also emphasized the importance of building strong values such as good sportsmanship, leadership, team unity, compassion and respect.

This, for me, was an experience of a lifetime!” 


Calendar

PTA Meeting - October 15

Live Music - October 16

Wine Tasting - October 17


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