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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

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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