Wednesday, April 3, 2013
The Honor Flight Art Show, a traveling display of more than 120 professional photographs that tell the story of what the Honor Flight is all about, is on display in Greenfield for the next month.
Updated April 3 The Honor Flight Art Show, a traveling display of more than 120 professional photographs that tell the story of what the Honor Flight is all about, is on display at Southwest YMCA in Greenfield now through April 20. The display will then go to Greenfield High School from April 20 through May 4. The display was previously in the City Hall rotunda. Read more about the art display here.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
One of Barbara Stull's ancestors owned the historical society's log cabin.
City Hall got a special visit Monday from Les and Barbara Stull of Bluffton, S.C. According to the city’s historical society, Barbara’s ancestors, the Lavies family, owned 80 acres surrounding the present City Hall, operated the nearby Root Creek post office, served as town chairman and treasurer, donated land for a nearby church and operated two thriving saloons, back when whiskey was 50 cents per gallon. Another of Barbara’s ancestors owned the historical society’s log cabin, which has been moved to its present location on 56th and Layton Avenue. The Stulls are in town for Wednesday’s 10th annual historical society dinner: “Tavern Tales From Whiskey Corners: 19th Century Greenfield’s Thriving Saloons and the Families That Operated Them."
Monday, September 17, 2012
A quick afternoon thunderstorm produced high winds that knocked down as many as 15 trees that needed to be cleared from city streets Monday.
An afternoon thunderstorm that brought with it plenty of wind, rain and hail hung around Greenfield just long enough to be a nuisance. Just how much of a nuisance remains to be seen. According to Division of Public Works Superintendent Dan Ewert, four, two-person crews were called in to clear at least 15 trees from city streets after the storm. In addition, Ewert reported flooding in the basement of City Hall. The extent of the damage was not known as of 10:30 p.m. Monday. Greenfield police responded to more than a dozen calls for downed trees, some of which were blocking roads; more than 10 building alarm calls; and 15 calls about flooding, according to Greenfield Police Chief Brad Wentlandt. Share your weather photos with Patch by …
Monday, May 7, 2012
Tuesday is primary day in Wisconsin's recall elections. Patch has the information you need to head to the polls.
Updated 4 p.m. May 8 City Clerk Jennifer Goergen said the biggest election day issue in Greenfield had nothing to do with the actual elections being decided on the ballot. According to Goergen, several individuals — at least one at nearly every polling location — collecting nomination signatures for Jim Ward (D-Greendale), a candidate for the 28th District's state senate seat, raised eyebrows throughout the day. "A number of voters were complaining and wondering if they were able to do that, and yes, they are because they were getting nominations that weren’t specifically related to this election," Goergen said. But some of those collecting signatures were committing a no-no, according to Goergen. Party affiliation signage or political …
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Dozens of supporters, volunteers and local dignitaries were at City Hall Saturday morning to plant trees on the campus as part of the city's annual Arbor Day celebration.
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Saturday, May 5, 2012
Dozens of supporters, volunteers and local dignitaries were at City Hall on Saturday, May 5, to plant trees on the campus as part of the city's annual Arbor Day celebration. The city was presented its 18th consecutive Tree City USA Award and its 17th straight Growth Award from Kim Sebastian, regional director of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.
Friday, May 4, 2012
The city's Arbor Day celebration will focus on the areas around City Hall and the Community Center.
On a dreary and soggy Friday morning, steps were being taken to make Greenfield's City Hall campus vibrant and beautiful. Division of Public Works employees were busy digging holes for 29 trees and 30 rose bushes to be planted during the city's annual Arbor Day Celebration on Saturday. Meanwhile, employees of Terra-Firma Landscaping Inc. worked earnestly on the area south of the Community Center, where a new terrace is being built thanks to a generous donation by longtime Greenfield resident Bill Radler. "When you mix a substantial gift, a tremendous effort from staff and volunteers, and a real desire to make something special, you get a result that the entire city can be proud of," Mayor Michael Neitzke said. Radler, the former director …
Thursday, April 19, 2012
The city's annual celebration will focus improving the area around City Hall and the Greenfield Community Center.
In two short weeks, the Greenfield Beautification Committee will be focusing its annual Arbor Day Celebration efforts cleaning, and green-ing up the City Hall campus. But initial steps have already been taken. In recent weeks, City Forester Dennis Fermenich identified several declining ash trees around City Hall and the Community Center, trees susceptible to Emerald Ash Borer. The trees, as well as several large shrubs, were marked with pink ribbons and taken down by Division of Public Works employees. The good news, according to a recent Patch column submitted by Fermenich, is the citizens of Greenfield will "restore healthy trees and shrubs to City Hall, thanks to the help of a Wisconsin DNR Urban forestry grant, Greenfield DPW, Arbor …
Friday, July 1, 2011
City Hall employees and those in the Department of Public Works will not be working Friday.
City Hall and the Department of Public Works will be closed Friday, July 1, because of employee furloughs. Police and fire protective services will not be affected, nor is the library, an independently governed city entity. The remaining furlough dates for City Hall employees are Friday, Aug. 19; Monday, Oct. 10; and Friday, Nov. 11.
Monday, June 6, 2011
The Whitnall School Board's work session is among four school/city meetings this week.
The Whitnall School Board will hold a work session at 6:30 p.m. this evening at the Whitnall School District community/board room in advance of next Monday’s regularly scheduled school board meeting. Board members will discuss the status of, and begin prioritizing, the $6.5 million facilities project. The board will also discuss board operations for the 2011-2012 school year. Check back with Greenfield Patch for a recap of the meeting. In the week’s city meetings, the Board of Review will get together at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday in the Common Council chambers, Rm. 100, of City Hall. Members will listen to written objections properly filed with the city clerk regarding property assessments. On Wednesday, the Finance and Human Resources Committee …
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Parks and Rec and Zoning Board of Appeals will not meet today.
Greenfield's Park and Recreation Board meeting , originally slated for 7 p.m. Thursday, at City Hall, has been canceled. The board is not slated to meet again until 7 p.m. Thursday, June 23. The city's Zoning Board of Appeals meeting, set for 6 p.m. Thursday, was also canceled because of a lack of an agenda. That board will meet again at 6 p.m. Thursday, June 23.