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The wooden walkway behind the Riverside Avenue medical complex is beautiful any time of year. It’s especially lovely in October.
Village Pediatrics takes full advantage. They’ve created a story walk there. They laminate pages of a popular children’s story, then mount them on pylons behind their office.
Children and parents love it. So do random walkers and joggers of all ages.
Unfortunately — as “06880” reported last month — someone stole a story walk. Hard to believe why anyone would want to do that — or even think of it — but it happened.
Fortunately, the pediatricians were not deterred. They found a great story — The Hallo-Wiener — that’s perfect for the upcoming Halloween holiday kids love. (And dentists hate.)
It’s fully laminated, mounted on pylons, and ready for everyone to enjoy.
Except, hopefully, the Grinch who stole the last one.
Village Pediatrics is a full-service practice.
As part of their mission to connect young patients and their parents, the pediatricians laminate children’s books. They spread them on pylons along the length of their very cool walkway over the Saugatuck River, behind their Riverside Avenue office.
Kids and adults enjoy the story — and the gorgeous view.
They’re not the only ones. Joggers, dog walkers and others also like them too.
The book choices are not random. The Village staff carefully reflects the season, or something relevant to the time of year. Around Election Day, for example, they displayed “Duck for President.”
Recently, they changed the story walk. “The Kissing Hand” is a beautiful book about a raccoon nervous for his first day of school. His mother teaches him that they are always connected — even when they’re physically apart.
Many youngsters and parents appreciated it, as they got ready for school to begin.
The other day though, the pediatricians looked out their window. The story walk was gone!
They also had a small live cam taped to one of the pylons, so everyone in the office could watch the swans rotate and eventually hatch their eggs. That camera was taken too.
They’ve asked “06880” to help. Please return “The Kissing Hand” and/or the camera — no questions asked.
Village Pediatrics wants our entire village to enjoy the book!
Doctors Nikki Gorman, Jenn Gruen and Robin Abramowicz have helped thousands of babies grow up healthy and strong.
But when it comes to swans, all they can do is watch.
Fortunately, they’ve got a great vantage point.
Village Pediatrics‘ office is on Riverside Avenue. Nearby — on the banks of the Saugatuck River — a swan built a large nest.
The doctors were fascinated. So were their patients. Many headed to the adjacent boardwalk, for a closer look.
The pediatricians set up a video cam, with a live feed. Kids and their parents monitored the progress of the eggs — and then the birth of a few cygnets.
On Tuesday, Jennifer Seymour, her husband and their sons ate dinner at Rive Bistro.
Suddenly, the swan family paddled by.
But the Semours’ excitement turned to sadness when they saw only one cygnet trailing the 2 adults swans. There were several more cygnets earlier that day.
Jennifer notes, “There are big lessons here on life, death, grieving and nature, to be tackled for patients and their parents.”