| July 4, 2013

Family fun run set for Centennial Park

Summer concerts in the park series

The village’s 2013 summer concert series in Central Park began June 13, and continues through the summer with free concerts every second and fourth Thursday through August at 7 p.m. Concert goers will be treated to a variety of great genres including classic rock and roll, oldies, Latin grooves and beach party music.

“These outdoor concerts really help to create a family atmosphere and bring back a sense of nostalgia that we can all enjoy,” Village President Angelo “Skip” Saviano said. “We hope that these events deepen our already strong sense of community and allow residents to relax and have a good time this summer.”

The Stingrays, a classic rock and oldies band, kicked off the concert series on June 13th, followed by The Hat Guys, another cover band, on June 27. Caliente, a Latin groove band, will perform on July 11. The 70s and 80s cover band Voyage will perform on July 25, and Dave Rudolph’s Beach Party will play on August 8. J.P and The Cats, an all-genre cover band, will wrap up the series on August 22. Admission is free, and the village encourages concertgoers to bring their own lawn chairs to these shows.

The Elmwood Park Farmers’ Market in Central Park also continues on the second and fourth Sundays of June, July, August, September and October. The market opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 1 p.m. and features a variety of fresh produce, dairy products, meats, prepared foods and homemade treats from area farmers, restaurants and businesses.

“We encourage residents to get out of the house and enjoy summer in Elmwood Park” said Saviano. “With all of these events we hope to bring residents together and bolster the strong sense of community pride that is characteristic of Elmwood Park and its residents.”


ELMWOOD PARK – The Village Board has approved Village President Angelo “Skip” Saviano’s appointees to a new Economic Development Commission. The five member committee was sworn in by Saviano at Monday’s board meeting.
“I’m excited about this commission,” Saviano said. “This panel will be aggressive in attracting and keeping business here in the Village. We already have a number of great projects underway.”
The new commission will be chaired by Philip Marcantelli. Other members include Bina Conte, former Village Board member Al Fang, Jr., Peter Volpe and James Pape. Village Trustee Angelo Lollino will serve as board liaison. All of the members have extensive business experience and strong ties to the village.
Under an ordinance approved by the Village Board, the Economic Development commission will work independently from the Plan and Zoning Commission, but with similar objectives. Saviano said the change in structure will allow for a more focused approach to economic development.
“They’ll hit the ground running,” Saviano said. “My hope is that they’ll maximize opportunities, think outside the box and bring new ideas to the table. Among the many benefits, economic development will generate new tax revenue for the Village, which translates to less cost to residents for services and programs.”
In other action, Saviano announced that a second canvass of village properties will be conducted on June 21. Department heads, elected officials and staff members will fan out across the south side of the village, looking for homes or businesses with excessively high grass, weeds or debris. Property owners out of compliance with village code will be reminded and encouraged to properly maintain their property.
“The first canvass earlier this month found that overall, property owners keep their places neat and clean,” Saviano said. “We want to make sure we do everything we can to keep our village clean, safe and beautiful.”




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