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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 from now through Dec. 1 and see firsthand just how skilled and creative our local designers are. 

 

Designer: Margreet Cevasco

 

Margreet Cevasco Design, based in Sea Cliff, has participated in many local showhouses, most recently Ronald McDonald House Project 2013. This was a permanent installation that included the renovation and design of multiple bedrooms and common areas. Margreet Cevasco, in collaboration with Vasi Ypsilantis Associates fully renovated the  kitchen and  communal dining room of the house. 

 

“We are dedicated to making our businesses work for the good of others,” says Cevasco. “Ronald McDonald families shelter in the facility while caring for sick children. This was an extraordinary way to give back through design. The

American Heart Association will benefit from the Glen Cove Showhouse. As charitable designers we get to display our talents for the benefit of these wonderful organizations.”

 

Cevasco took on the project of transforming the breakfast room in the showhouse, which she says “is a natural extension of the beautiful kitchen.” 

 

 “We were inspired to create an intimate, comfortable space that would be used for informal dining and gathering. The room has black lacquer cabinetry, bar sink, wine refrigerator and dishwasher for entertaining.  The graphic wall covering and upholstered chairs create an intimate feel.  We chose to use lamps on the dining table rather than a ceiling fixture to bring the lighting down and make the room feel more casual and less typical.  The intricate ceiling design repeats in the kitchen and breakfast room and adds architectural interest.”

 

Collaborating with Vasi Ypsilantis, Cevasco says they fully gutted and renovated the kitchen and breakfast room of the house. 

 

“The challenge was to make the rooms feel as if they could have been original to this magnificent home. We wanted to include classic elements that related to the original architecture, while making the space feel fresh and new. The cabinets and appliances are state of the art, yet the overall feel is in keeping with the traditional style of the home. We opened the space between the rooms, designed the ceiling detail, modified lighting, changed flooring and replaced all of the cabinetry and appliances, counter tops and back splash.  With the help of our incredible team of trades, vendors and staff, we were able to accomplish this full renovation within four weeks.”

 

Margreet Cevasco Design is a full service interior design firm located in Sea Cliff.  We specialize in high end residential and commercial projects throughout the tri-state area. Their work has been featured in many design publications. 

 

“Our vast experience allows us to work effectively in all areas of design--always with beautiful and functional results,” says Cevasco.


News

Richie Cannata may be best known for his song credits but his name will become a part of history this week. Cannata, a 28-year resident and business owner of Glen Cove, will be inducted into the Long Island Music Hall of Fame on Thursday, Oct. 23 at The Paramount in Huntington.

 

As a member of the Billy Joel Band, the saxophone player was propelled to fame in 1975 when he joined the band and played on songs including “New York State of Mind” and “Scenes from an Italian Restaurant.”

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.”


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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