The Recorder – Greenfield Notebook: July 8, 2021

Published: 7/7/2021 3:48:08 PM

Church awards scholarships to four pupils

GREENFIELD — The Next Congregational Church of Greenfield has awarded scholarships to Ruthie Davis, Kevin Gifford, Courtney Kimball and Julie Payne Britton for the future academic year.

Davis, Gifford and Payne Britton live in Greenfield, when Kimball lives in Wilbraham but is affiliated with a Next Congregational Church loved ones.

Davis will be a freshman at Norwich University in Northfield, Vt., majoring in nursing.

Gifford is in his last 12 months at Bentley College in Waltham, majoring in finance, with options to expend the drop semester in Madrid.

Kimball is enrolled at Westfield Point out College and is pursuing a master’s diploma in elementary instruction.

Payne Britton is embarking on the last jobs of her grasp of divinity diploma at the Chicago Theological Seminary.

Funding is obtainable to associates and affiliates of Next Congregational Church as a result of the Frances W. and Charles W. Saunders scholarships, Florence V. Leach Scholarship and the Memorial Scholarship.

Beanstack app can help library patrons monitor summer time reading through

GREENFIELD — Greenfield Community Library has a new app for tracking summertime examining termed Beanstack, and is issuing a problem to the local community in lookup of prime readers.

Beanstack, regarded as the “Fitbit for reading” is a free of charge, digital way to take part in the library’s summer time reading plan in the topic of “Tales and Tails.” According to a Greenfield Public Library push release, Beanstack makes it possible for audience to track the guides or minutes they examine, log actions and additional. Patrons can use the app to scan their book’s ISBN quantity, which will support them continue to keep observe of their looking at, give them a chance to get prizes and place them in the functioning to be one of Greenfield’s top rated 10 viewers.

“We ended up wanting for a exciting way to assistance get additional people studying this summertime,” reported Jeremiah Rood, assistant head of borrower products and services. “We’re hoping people today will use the app to make looking at extra of a habit this summer months.”

The library is also difficult the neighborhood to browse 117 books this summer, in honor of the selection of decades Greenfield General public Library has been serving patrons, the launch states. The summer time studying application consists of pursuits for grown ups, teens and young children.

“Every year the state picks a theme to target on,” Rood defined. “We made a decision to concentrate on animal stories and combine that with pondering about people’s pets. Animals have aided so lots of folks by way of the pandemic and we wanted to thank them.”

To sign up for the summer studying application, go to

UMass Lowell Dean’s List
features Greenfield scholar

GREENFIELD — Jenna Silk of Greenfield was named to the Dean’s Checklist at the University of Massachusetts Lowell for the spring semester. She is majoring in exercise science.

Greenfield resident graduates from Williams College or university

GREENFIELD — Anna C. Jackowski, daughter of Alison and Edward Jackowski of Greenfield, graduated from Williams College in Williamstown.

Though enrolled at Williams Higher education, Jackowski, who majored in chemistry and French, was a member of the equestrian staff. She received substantial honors in chemistry and was elected to Sigma Xi.

Greenfield university student earns honors at Cheshire Academy

GREENFIELD — Greenfield resident Paige Bernier, daughter of Kerry Larabee and the late Marc Bernier, attained superior honors and earned an tutorial award in the spring semester of her junior year at Cheshire Academy in Cheshire, Conn. She was also inducted into the Countrywide Honor Society.