Greenfield Notebook: July 18, 2023

  • Keith Wegiel and Maddax Wegiel perform on drums with the Greenfield Military Band. The band is holding weekly concerts on Tuesdays at Energy Park throughout July. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO

Published: 7/17/2023 7:12:01 PM
Modified: 7/17/2023 7:11:32 PM
Greenfield Military Band continues summer concerts

GREENFIELD — Barring inclement weather, the Greenfield Military Band will perform its next concert at Energy Park on Tuesday, July 18, from 7 to 8 p.m.

The program will open with ‘The Star-Spangled Banner” and “The Klaxon March.” It will also include “American Patrol,” “Irish Suite,” “Hallelujah,” “Jazz Rondo,” “What a Wonderful World,” “A Tribute to Glenn Miller” and selections from “Oliver,” “A Johnny Mercer Medley” and “The Lion King.” The band ends each program, which may be adjusted by the conductor, with a march.

Energy Park concerts by the Greenfield Military Band will be a regular occurrence on Tuesdays at 7 p.m. in July. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets. The July 18 concert will be canceled in the event of rain.

The concert is sponsored in part by the Greenfield Cultural Council, Greenfield Cooperative Bank, Greenfield Savings Bank, Franklin First Credit Union, City of Greenfield, The Arbors at Greenfield, Charlene Manor Extended Care and RegalCare.

LAVA Center to host Third Tuesday Greenfield Word

GREENFIELD — The Third Tuesday Greenfield Word organized by Human Error Publishing will be held at The LAVA Center, 324 Main St., on July 18, from 7 to 10 p.m. Open mic starts at 7:30 and featured authors start at 8:30.

LAVA Center begins Puppetry Percolator

GREENFIELD — The LAVA Center at 324 Main St. is offering Puppetry Percolator, an informal exploration of the worldwide art of puppetry, on the fourth Thursday of each month from 5 to 8 p.m. The next session will be held Thursday, July 27.

Drop in to examine puppetry’s history and evolution as an art, play with different forms, and workshop simple puppets and performance with facilitator Jovonna Van Pelt, former director of Puppet Showplace Theatre.

This event series is appropriate for teens and adults. Donations are welcome.

City participating in municipal finance fellowship program

GREENFIELD — As part of the Massachusetts Municipal Finance Fellowship Program, Greenfield Community College student Alina Cecunjanin recently began her internship with the Greenfield Finance Department.

The Massachusetts Municipal Finance Fellowship Program is offered annually to 30 college students in good academic standing. Each participant receives a stipend while gaining an understanding of general concepts and practices related to municipal finance through a multi-step educational initiative.

Before starting her field experience, which will continue through August, Cecunjanin underwent a four-week training on municipal finance managed by the state’s Division of Local Services and supported by the Massachusetts Collectors and Treasurers Association and the Massachusetts Municipal Auditors’ and Accountants’ Association.

Under the guidance of Finance Director Diana Schindler, Cecunjanin will be working with the chief assessor, treasurer/collector, city accountant and chief procurement officer to gain experience in all facets of municipal finance. The fellowship imparts education and field training on a range of topics, including public budgeting, municipal accounting, tax issuance and collections, data trends and forecasting, property taxes and assessment, and debt/cash management.

“I’m pleased to have been offered the opportunity of this fellowship through Greenfield Community College,” Cecunjanin, a Greenfield resident majoring in business administration, said in a statement. “More so, I am thankful to have been placed in my hometown and [to be] working closely with all of the departments within City Hall. I didn’t think municipal finance would interest me, but after a month of training with the Division of Local Services, you learn about all the practices that make up the city/town and realize that it is one of the ways to be closely involved with the community. That is what stands out to me most.”

“The city of Greenfield is excited to participate in the Municipal Finance Fellowship Program offered through the Division of Local Services,” Schindler said in a statement. “Their willingness to implement this program in partnership with cities and towns shows their recognition of how imperative it is for the future of our commonwealth that we continue to attract and retain skilled employees in local government, especially in municipal finance.”


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