Friday, January 25, 2013
The show, which documents the Stars and Stripes Honor Flights taken by WWII veterans to Washington, D.C., will be in the area for the next six weeks.
Updated Feb. 25 Since 2008, the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight has flown more than 2,200 World War II veterans to Washington, D.C., to see the WWII Memorial. Just last year, a movie documenting the Honor Flights broke a world record at Miller Park. And now, those who wish to show their support for veterans or experienced the often times emotional trips the Stars and Stripes Honor Flight takes these veterans on can do so through the Honor Flight Art Show, a travelling display of more than 120 professional photographs that tell the story of what the Honor Flight is all about. “While our main mission is to get the veterans to D.C., and the timing is urgent as the WWII veterans are now in their 90s, another mission is to inspire and educate …
Monday, July 23, 2012
More than 100 people celebrated the center's anniversary at a social Friday.
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- David Cotey
Monday, July 23, 2012
Since Greenfield Patch launched in December 2010, perhaps no project has been more inspiring than the Greenfield Community Center. No other building has been a more clear-cut example of what good can happen when good people put their heads – and resources – together. When Ted Balistreri, owner of Sendik’s Food Market, presented a check for $20,000 to Parks and Recreation Department director Scott Jaquish and the city in January 2011, it marked the last major donation needed for the city to renovate its old library. Construction began in February, the center opened July 9, 2011, and since then Jaquish and his staff have worked diligently to ensure the building is self-sustaining without passing the buck onto taxpayers. On Friday, nearly 100…
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The monument-style sign that will have electronic reader boards, is expected to be completed within weeks.
The Greenfield Community Center sign, which will greet commuters as they travel down Cold Spring Road and Forest Home Avenue, is expected to be completed within weeks, according to Greenfield Parks and Recreation Department Director Scott Jaquish. The monument portion of the sign has been erected, and the electronic reader boards will be added soon. The sign created a bit of controversy during its approval process, but is expected to be a major source of annual income for the Community Center.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
BloodCenter of Wisconsin is holding a Greenfield community blood drive Friday, July 13, and Thursday, Aug. 2.
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- David Cotey
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
As if giving blood wasn't gratifying enough, BloodCenter of Wisconsin is making the goodwill gesture even more enticing. On Friday, July 13, from 12:30-4 p.m., all attempting blood donors at Jansen Fest Hall in the Greenfield Community Center, 7215 W. Cold Spring Rd., will receive one ticket to Cool Waters Family Aquatic Park in West Allis. The ticket is good for any day and any time in 2012. BloodCenter of Wisconsin will offer the same incentive from 2:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 2, at the Cool Waters pavilion, 2028 S. 124th Street. You can schedule an appointment at the Community Center online at www.bcw.edu/coolwater713, or at www.bcw.edu/coolwater802 for the Cool Waters pavilion session. You can also call 877-232-4376, and walk-ins are…
Friday, January 20, 2012
By changing the definition of "public signs" the city created its own loophole to allow off-premises advertising in some instances.
For the better part of a year, Greenfield Parks and Recreation Director Scott Jaquish has been asked to get creative when it comes to making the city’s new Community Center run like a self-sufficient business. On Tuesday at City Hall, the city got a little creative itself to lend Jaquish a hand. The Common Council voted 4-1 in favor of amending the municipal code to define the term “public sign.” The decision was in response to Jaquish’s proposal to allow Clear Channel construct, install and pay for the upkeep of a monument-style electronic reader board sign outside the Community Center. In exchange for the sign, Clear Channel would enter into a 20-year lease with the city, agreeing to maintain the sign and pay approximately $12,000 per …
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Approving the sign as presented would have violated the city's sign code.
Faced with deciding between a steady revenue stream for the city’s new Community Center and violating its own sign code, the Greenfield Common Council asked for more time. On Tuesday, the five alderpersons requested that a proposed agreement between the Parks and Recreation Department and Clear Channel, that would allow for the advertising company to install and operate a monument-style electronic reader board sign on the Community Center’s lawn, go back to the Parks and Recreation Board for some possible tweaking and fine-tuning. Approving the proposal as presented to the council Tuesday would violate the city’s sign code ordinance that does not allow off-site signage, or signage that does not directly relate back to the property the sign…
Saturday, December 10, 2011
More than 100 people came to have brunch with Santa and help Mayor Michael Neitzke light up City Hall's Christmas tree.
"Ho Ho Ho" is what many children came to hear from Santa as they arrived with their wish-lists to share with Mr. and Mrs. Claus after enjoying a panacake brunch, music and stories at the Greenfield Community Center on Saturday morning. It was the city's 10th annual Brunch with Santa. Later, the crowd moved to City Hall to assist Mayor Michael Neitzke in lighting up this year's Christmas tree. Children threw magic dust on the tree before the lights illuminated the room. Other activities included music from the Greenfield High School choir, more visits with Santa and free cookies and coffee. Both events were organized by the Greenfield Parks and Recreation Department.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Drop the kids off at one of these locations while you shop!
Let the kids have some fun while you get your holiday shopping finished. Or maybe you just need time to wrap your gifts. Either way, here are a few area organizations offering to watch your kids why you make a dent in that holiday to-do list. Friday Night Frenzy 5:30-10 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2 Greenfield Community Center - Jansen Fest Hall 7215 W. Cold Spring Rd. Ages: 4-10 $17 per child for Greenfield residents;$34 per child for non-residents Register with Greenfield Parks & Recreation Department at 414-3259-5370. Movies, munchies and games galore! Night begins with a pizza dinner followed by activities like the parachute and relay races. The night concludes with a snack and movie shown on the super-sized jumbo screen. Parent's Night Out 6-11…
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
The ceremony took place at the Greenfield Community Center on Monday.
More than 100 people gathered at the Greenfield Community Center to witness the swearing in of Fire Chief Jon Cohn and Police Chief Brad Wentlandt on Monday. The two chiefs were appointed interim chiefs in April and took over that post in June. Last month, they were appointed as permanent chiefs by the city's Police and Fire Commission. Be sure to check out Greenfield Patch's photo gallery of the event.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Scott Jaquish will receive the George Wilson Service Award from the Wisconsin Parks & Recreation Association next week.
Several years ago, Scott Jaquish had an opportunity to meet with George Wilson, a pioneer of the Milwaukee Public School system and one of the founding members of the Wisconsin Park & Recreation Association, and pick his brain. At the time, Jaquish worked in Oconomowoc as an up-and-coming member of the Parks and Recreation community. “George would stop in now and then and I was a young guy who thought he knew it all,” Jaquish said. “Talking with him brought a whole new sense of passion and what our profession means to people. I learned so much from him, and he was the type of person that wanted to learn from you.” Knowing the kind of person Wilson provides a unique level of perspective to Jaquish, the City of Greenfield’s Parks and …