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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

Sea Cliff author Margaret Gay Malone is one of 11 authors whose short stories have been selected for publication in the Tuscany Press Anthology in 2015. 

 

The story, Jimmy’s Gift, centers around a boy whose generosity and selflessness put him in danger on a brutally cold and snowy day. Malone says it is based on a true story after reading a blurb in Reader’s Digest a few years ago about a 12-year-old boy who walked through the snow to help deliver food baskets to those in need; and it turned out that his family’s name was also on the list of those in need of help in the community.

Members of the Glen Cove Boys & Girls Club and their families will be treated to a scrumptious Thanksgiving meal on Tuesday, Nov. 25, an event that has become an annual tradition for local families. 

 

This will be the 14th year that Andrea Correale, the president of Elegant Affairs Caterers, has donated this festive dinner, which in the past has served more 250 adults and children with a full turkey with all the trimmings followed by the always-fun ice cream bar. 

 

I can’t even believe it’s been 14 years,” says Correale. “And so many of the same people come back year after year.”


Sports

The Glen Cove High School girls basketball team was invited to participate in the prestigious KSA Holiday Basketball Tournament that will be held in Orlando, FL, this December. The tournament brings to the court teams from all over the United States that would otherwise not be competing. It is held in the finest professional and amateur athletic venues around the nation with teams seeded into brackets that will provide an appropriate level of competition. 

The North Shore Women’s Cross Country Team won the Nassau County Class I Championship for the eighth consecutive year. They will be competing in the State Qualifier Competition at Bethpage State Park this month.


Calendar

Annual Shop Glen Cove Showcase - November 19

Native American Feast - November 22-23

NSHS Fall Musical - November 21-22 


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