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Doggie Makeovers!

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Meet Deb, a darling Cocker Spaniel

Meet Deb, a dreamer of a dog who loves to watch the world from the comfort of cool tile on hot summer days!  This sweetheart Cocker Spaniel is just 6 years old and is one of the 1,200 dogs rescued from Puppy Haven Kennels and brought to WHS.  She is experiencing new things everyday - the feel of grass beneath her feet, squeaky toys, ear scratches, a name of her own and the pride of wearing a brand new collar!   Deb will be a devoted, loving companion to a family or person who can help her build her confidence with positive reinforcement and encouragement. Check out Deb's profile page at WHS!

After the Vote

For the past two and a half years, it has been my privilege to be employed as a part-time shelver at the Greenfield Public Library. I am a 58 year old veteran of the private sector. As with all my associates at the library, I endeavor to serve my employers, the taxpayers of Greenfield, in the most efficient and productive manner possible. As anyone who has visited the library recently can affirm,  the inadequacy of the facility severely limits the staff's ability to serve its employers and patrons. Resolving this problem was, I believe, the purpose of the recent, arduous, failed effort to secure funding in order to construct a new facility. It wasn't so staff could have cushy offices and pretty light fixtures at their workplace. It was so we could do a better job serving you. We have been denied that opportunity. But the loss is not ours, really. The loss is yours. To the minibus full of physically and emotionally challenged people in wheelchairs who visit us on their weekly outing who must squeeze into a space jostling up against patrons using internet computers, sorry. To the children who must cross the street to go into city hall basement for storytime, tough luck, kids. To our seasoned citizens who can't find a large print book because even our overflow area has an overflow area, too bad, you don't deserve any better.

At some point, it becomes more than a financial issue. It is a human issue. Of course sewer systems and good roads are neccessary. No argument. But in some measure, the value of a road is a function of the quality of its destination. These things are related, entwined. It's called community. Where and how you live. Thanks to the library board and director for their efforts. Thanks to the three council members who supported the July 30th motion. Thanks to the two council members who did not, for voting their convictions. Thanks to the mayor and city attorney for their eloquent support.  Come visit us at the library. We are here to serve you.Sincerely, shelver Dennis 

UW Marching Band Performing at Konkel Park - Greenfield National Night Out Event

Community Events, Konkel Park

 

Greenfield’s 2nd Annual National Night Out (NNO) will be held Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at Konkel Park from 5:30-8:30 PM.

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Citizen's Academy

In my 10 years of service as a Police Officer I have heard many citizens question the behavior of police officers.  Examples of this are, "I told the officer I was sorry and offered to shake his hand.  He refused to shake my hand.  How inconsiderate!" or,  "I got out of my car like he asked and it was cold outside.  I put my hands in my pockets and he kept telling me I had to keep my hands out of my pockets.  I think he just wanted me to be cold!"  These and many other actions by the police may seem inconsiderate and impolite on the surface but officers respond in this manner based on their training and experiences as Law Enforcement Officers.

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Great Turnout for National Night Out

Community Events, Konkel Park

 
The University of Wisconsin Marching Band was a highlight at Greenfield's National Night Out event on August 5th at Konkel Park.

Greenfield residents packed Konkel Park on Tuesday evening for the City's 2nd Annual National Night Out event.  The event was coordinated and co-sponsored by several City departments and featured live music from Becca and the Boys, informational booths from the Health and Police departments, the American Red Cross, and GreenfieldNOW.com.  Police, fire, and public works vehicles were on display, and children had the opportunity to dunk the D.A.R.E. officer.  The evening capped off with a performance by the University of Wisconsin Marching Band and a flashlight walk.

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A Message from the Library Director

We will have a new library after all! On August 7th, the Greenfield  Common Council voted in the affirmative to provide an additional $625,000 funding through a low cost state loan. This step will allow us to sign the construction contract for the new Library immediately. We are moving ahead quickly to begin construction this month, and the groundbreaking ceremony has been set for Tuesday afternoon, August 26 at 4:30.  The public is invited to join us and help us celebrate this important moment in our City’s life.

 

On behalf of the Library Board, library staff and library supporters, we wish to thank Mayor Neitzke and all members of the Greenfield Common Council for their consideration during the difficult process of securing funding so that we can make this community-wide dream come true.  We look forward enthusiastically to a future when we will be better able to serve the Greenfield community with a real children’s library, a teen space, an easily accessible large print area specially designed for seniors and the visually handicapped, a community room for civic and cultural events, and adequate space for library users of all ages and interests. I know that I speak for the Board and all the staff in making a pledge to the community: we dedicate ourselves to make this a library the entire community will enjoy and be proud of for many years to come. Please join us August 26 to help us celebrate!

 

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Final Movie & Concert In The Park This Summer

Community Events, Konkel Park

The Greenfield Parks & Recreation Department will host its final movie in the park for the summer this Saturday evening, August 16th, at the Konkel Park gazebo beginning at sundown.  The feature presentation will be Shrek 3.

PyraMax Bank will provide FREE popcorn (while supplies last) and a visit from Moola Moose.  Conessions will also be available.  Bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on and don't forget the bug spray. 

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If you have ever wanted to dunk a state Senator...


Here’s your chance.

The Muskego Teen Advisory Board is hosting a dunk tank for the community festival at Moorland Park this weekend. Proceeds will be used toward two sand volleyball courts at the park.

I will be the target in the dunk tank this Sunday, August 24, from 2-3 pm.

Please attend the community festival  and try your skills. Dunk yours truly for a very good cause!

Fall Recreator Now Available

P&R Office, Recreator

Make some healthy choices this fall with activities and events that are 100% good for you.  View our fall program offerings online at the Parks & Recreation Dept's website.  Although the online version is now available, the print version will not be back from the printers until about the end of next week.  The print version will be mailed to all City of Greenfield residents after Labor Day and additional copies will also be available at Greenfield City Hall and Greenfield Public Library. 

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Coopers Hawk Park To Be Dedicated

Parks

 
 
Greenfield's newest neighborhood park, Coopers Hawk Park, will be formally dedicated on Monday, August 25th.  The ceremony begins at 6:30pm at the park, located at 3460 S. 45th Street.  The public is invited to attend the ceremony, which will include comments by special guests.

ADOPTED Mugsy a perfect gentleman

Are you looking for a special someone who is quiet and considerate? Someone who will give you his utmost attention but won't be overly demanding?

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Coopers Hawk Park Dedication & Ribbon Cutting

Parks

Greenfield's newest neighborhood park, Coopers Hawk Park, located at 3460 S. 45th Street, was formally dedicated on Monday, August 25th.  Special guests at the ceremony included Mayor Michael Neitzke, Alderpersons Linda Lubotsky, Don Almquist, and Shirley Saryan, former alderperson Don Carlson, and State Legislator Peggy Kruscik.  Rebecca Foerst, president of the Mitchell Highlands Neighborhood Association was also on hand, as well as several children and their families from the neighborhood.
 

Cutting the ribbon at the Coopers Hawk Park dedication were (from left): Alderperson Lubotsky, Alderperson Almquist, Mayor Neitzke, Alderperson Saryan, and Rebecca Foerst, President of the Mitchell Highlands Neighborhood Association.
 

Mayor Neitzke (center), along with several children from the neighborhood, get ready to unveil the park sign.
 

The Coopers Hawk Park sign.

Fire Safety for Citizens-Part 2

College Fire Safety

It is that time of the year when students are making their way back to college to broaden their horizons and become educated.  It's also a good time to discuss or refresh on the facts of fire safety, specifically College Fire Safety.

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