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Griffith, IN 46319
Phone: 219-924-7500

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News and Announcements
Blog Post On Griffith's Craft Beer Popularity Click to view more
The Times Article From 8-18 Council Mtg Click to view more
The Times Story On Griffith Woman Click to view more
The Times Story On Little Libraries Click to view more
The Times Article On Sports In Griffith Click to view more
The Times Article On Bears Players Coming To Griffith Click to view more
The Times Article on Griffith K-9 Unit Click to view more
The Times Article On Downtown Events Click to view more
The Times Story On Local Griffith Business Click to view more
The Times Story On Band Student's Award Click to view more
The Times Article On The Circus Click to view more
The Times Video On Griffith Football Click to view more
The Times Article on KMart Plaza Click to view more
The Times Article On Golf Course Property Click to view more
The Times Article On Flood Insurance Click to view more
The Times Pictures From 2015 Park Full of Art Click to view more
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Last updated: 08-29-2015 05:32 PM
Events
2015-08-29 Animal Control Garage Sale - 8 am - 2 pm Click to view more
2015-08-30 Visit The Griffith Historical Park and Depot Museum - 2 pm - 4 pm Click to view more
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Last updated: 08-29-2015 05:32 PM
Featured Articles
Griffith's 7th Annual Rock N Rail Street Festival

Griffith's 7th Annual Rock 'N' Rail Street Festival

Labor Day Weekend  - Thursday-Sunday, September 3-6, 2015

To view the flier with all the times for each band and other activities, please click HERE.

Like us on facebook  https://www.facebook.com/RockNRail

Vendor information/application click HERE  

 

The Griffith Historical Society will have the Museum located in the lower level of the Franklin Center (corner of Lake and Griffith Blvd)  open during RailFest!  The hours will be 11-6 on Saturday and 1-5 on Sunday the 6th of Sept.  Admission is free.  Please come and see all of the new things we have on display.  


[read more...] Written: 04-29-2015 12:00 AM
Griffith Animal Control Garage Sale


Griffith Animal Control will be hosting a garage sale on August 28th & 29th from 8:00 am to 2 pm at 121 N Wood St in Griffith. All proceeds will go towards improvements to be made to the new pound building and support of the animals. Donations in the form of money or goods that can be sold at the garage sale are most welcome. Beverages and light refreshments will be on hand at the sale. Please come out and shop in support of the Animal Pound and its staff who work so diligently to care for our local pet population. In order to coordinate getting donated goods to the pound or for other questions regarding the sale, please contact Aggie Patros at (773) 837-4802 or magg0304@yahoo.com.

Written: 08-07-2015 12:00 AM

Community: Governor Mike Pence Declares August 23-29, 2015 Rail Safety Week

(Indianapolis, IN)- Governor Mike Pence declared August 23 through August 29, 2015 as Indiana Rail Safety Week.  Indiana Operation Lifesaver, Indiana State Police, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), local law enforcement and railroad companies have partnered together to raise public awareness about the dangers of disregarding railroad crossings laws and trespassing on railroad property.

“Train versus car collisions are completely preventable,” states Jessica Feder, Executive Director of Indiana Operation Lifesaver.  “Indiana law enforcement agencies and railroad special agents will be out monitoring railroad crossings and checking for trespassers during Indiana Rail Safety Week. We want the public to know how dangerous it is to try and beat a train and that trespassing on railroad tracks and property is dangerous and illegal.” 

Indiana Operation Lifesaver has scheduled numerous enforcement blitzes throughout Indiana involving law enforcement agencies. There will also be public safety announcements throughout the state, safety information distributed at college campuses, posters on SouthShore commuter trains and at stations, and media coverage of events. INDOT will also have rail safety messages on the dynamic message boards along major roads. Indiana Operation Lifesaver is taking a proactive lead in the elimination of trespassing and pedestrian fatalities at railroad crossings.

In 2014, there were 122 railroad crossing collisions resulting in 50 people injured and nine fatalities in the state of Indiana. Indiana is currently ranked 4th nationally for railroad crossing collisions. The Hoosier State had 10 trespasser deaths last year as well as 11 injuries.  

“We are constantly striving to improve our statistics with both crossing collisions and trespasser incidents,” said Feder. “We encourage everyone to take these warning devices seriously and pay attention at all railroad crossings. It’s the law and it could save your life!”

Indiana Operation Lifesaver is a non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating collisions, deaths and injuries at highway-rail grade intersections and on railroad rights-of-way through public education, engineering and enforcement.  To learn more about Indiana Operation Lifesaver, please visit them online at www.oli.org or call (812) 528-4327.

Written: 08-24-2015 10:27 AM

2015 Town of Griffith Parade Winners

The Griffith Special Events Committee has awarded the following from the 2015 4th of July parade. Thank you to everyone who participated!!!

1st - St. Timothy's

2nd - Mustang Hockey

3rd - Scout Pack 518

Written: 07-27-2015 10:48 AM

Griffith Central Market Is HERE Griffith Central Market Is HERE

In the Spring of 2013 we opened the Market in Central Park. The idea was to bring a “farmer’s market” to the town. However, it didn’t take long before we realized that what was taking shape was far different than the ordinary “farmer’s market” and we quickly adjusted our creative thinking.

Griffith Central Market is a festival that begins each spring and winds it’s way through the summer. It’s a microcosm that celebrates everything that the Town of Griffith is. It’s great music, hand crafted wares, delicious foods, and locally brewed ale’s. Nestled under the old oak trees that stir a gentle breeze in the warm summer months, the Market sits along a winding path through the park.

The success of the Market has everything to do with quality vendors and the amazingly supportive citizenry of this great little town we call home. The townspeople love the Market and in turn the Market continues to evolve into a venue that embraces all the people of Griffith. It’s the place to be on Friday afternoon/evening.

The Market is scheduled to being on Friday May 1st weather permitting.

If you would like to get more information on the event via updates and have a Facebook account, please click HERE

Listed below are the first few weeks of musical acts as well as the vendor list (some vendors may not be at the market every week):

September 4th - Come out and enjoy the Rock N Rail Fest!

Sept 11 Pete Calacci & Billy O

Sept 18 To Be Announced

A Spice Above Dips Authentic Honey Farms Autistic Eye Art Ay Chihuahua's
Ben's Pretzels Bridges Scoreboard Buck's BBQ Cookielicious Bakery
Crafty Colors Divine Chef Early Bird Vegan Elite Sweets
Everyday Upcycle Festive Foods

Flagel's Sugar House 

Fruit Blends
Grindhouse Cafe Jill Marie's Lady's Gourmet Popcorn  Lellulo's
Mescolare Mother Wilma's Marshmellow Factory Nana's Tidbits
Pie Eyed Rolling Stonebaker S&T Baking Salon 180
Scentafection Scoville Brothers Sinfully Delicious Brownies 

Sizzlebox Food Truck

 Staci's Beads & Jewelry  Stamper Cheese Company
Sweet Frog
Taste & See
Tiddlywink Toffee
Tiffany's Tearoom  Tiffany's Gourmet Hot Dogs Treasured Friends (Griffith Animal Control)
T&S Catering
Wilk Wear
   

Written: 07-27-2015 10:48 AM

Griffith Senior Center Nashville Trip

For Seniors - Would you like to take a bus ride to Nashville and experience what the town has to offer? Please click HERE for more information.

Written: 07-13-2015 12:00 AM

Message from Griffith Police Dept and Griffith Crime Watch Message from Griffith Police Dept and Griffith Crime Watch

Graffiti is vandalism that scars our community, hurts property values, and diminishes our quality of life. To combat this crime and to maintain the beauty of our Town, the Town of Griffith offers free graffiti removal services to both public and private property owners.

To help us make this program a success, we ask that all of our residents and visitors to be on the look-out for any graffiti, on public or private property, and to report any observed instances to the Griffith Police Department at (219) 924-7503. 

Once notified of the vandalism a police report will be generated and that report will be forwarded to the Griffith Parks Department.  After receiving the report, the Griffith Parks Department’s trained employees will immediately remove graffiti from public property but will need permission from property owners prior to doing any removal on private property.

The Griffith Police Department is dedicated to the apprehension of graffiti vandals and it should be noted that offenders, or parents of offenders, will be held liable for any monetary damages.

Written: 07-13-2015 12:00 AM

Need A Room For A Meeting? Need A Room For A Meeting?

The Griffith Community Room at the Griffith YMCA is available by reservation for Sports team meetings, sign ups, club meetings, scrapbook and quilting or knitting groups. Please call the Y at 750-1082 and request the community room office.

Written: 07-13-2015 12:00 AM

Town of Griffith Ward Map Town of Griffith Ward Map

Have you wondered how the town ward's are laid out? If so, click HERE to see the map.

Written: 07-13-2015 12:00 AM

CodeRed Alert System CodeRed Alert System

The Town of Griffith is utilizing a notification system called CodeRED to notify residents of critical situations that may be occurring in town, emergencies, to make announcements, etc.  If you would like to receive notifications please click HERE.

[read more...] Written: 01-19-2014 12:00 AM
Public Safety and Community Day

This year our Public Safety and Community Day will take place again at Central Park on Saturday, September 19th, 2015 from 11 am - 4 pm (rain date September 20th). Public safety demonstrations will take place throughout the day (final schedule TBA). In addition to public safety exhibitions, last year we added our community partners and non-profit organizations from throughout the area which were also present at the event, and he hope to add even more this year. Athletic programs and other organizations from Griffith Public Schools will also be represented. If you are a member of a non-profit organization which would like to participate in this year's event, contact Officer Pete Ghrist at 219-924-4281 x3313, or by e-mail at pghrist@griffith.k12.in.us.


So come out and see a K-9 demonstration, helicopter landing, accident extrication, DUI investigation, and much more. There will be games for kids, bounce houses, a live DJ, and a visit from Ronald McDonald. You will be able to see Griffith's public safety vehicles and equipment up close, and meet the men and women responsible for keeping our community safe. This is a family friendly event and we encourage those of all ages to attend. Last year's event was the best one yet, and we hope to expand into an even more successful event this year. Much more information to follow as we get closer to the day of the event. Hope to see you on September 19th!

To join the Facebook page for the event and get updated information, please click HERE.

Written: 01-19-2014 12:00 AM

Road Construction UPDATES

Broad St.

The Lake County Board of Commissioners through the Lake County Highway Department is notifying all public agencies and the general public that Broad St. between Joliet St (73rd Ave.) and Avenue H will be closed for the replacement of Lake Country Bridge 306. The road will be closed at 7 am starting Friday August 21st, 2015 through Tuesday November 24th, 2015 (weather permitting).

North bound at Broad St: Take Joliet St. (73rd Avenue) West to Cline Ave. Take Cline Ave. North to Avenue H (61st)

South bound at Broad St: Take Avenue H (61st) West to Cline Ave. Take Cline Ave. South to Joliet St (73rd Ave.) Take Joliet St. (73rd Ave.) to East Broad St.

If you should have any questions please feel free to contact the Lake County Highway Dept., specifically Duane Alverson – Engineer, 1100 East Monitor St., Crown Point, IN 46307, Telephone # 219-663-9525, Fax # 219-662-0497.

Written: 08-10-2015 12:00 AM

Griffith Police And Fire Dept Thanks You

The Griffith Police Department was flattered to receive the pictured cards and gift basket from the "Kids at the Calumet-Griffith Library". You guys are our heroes, too! Thanks for the nice gesture of support.

The GFD received a wonderful gift basket full of goodies and thank you cards from the kids at the Griffith-Calumet Township Public Library. It's little things like this, that mean the world to us all. 

Written: 08-25-2015 12:00 AM

Child Seat Checks

Written: 08-25-2015 12:00 AM

Supplies Needed For Animal Control


We are in need of cleaning supplies! Bleach, laundry soap, Mr Clean, paper towels and dish soap. You can always drop off at the Police Station 24 hours a day which is located at 115 N. Broad St. THANK YOU!!!

Written: 07-13-2014 12:00 AM

Volunteers Needed



Griffith Special Events Committee is need of volunteers to help with yearly events such as the symphony night, Creeply Crawley and the 4th of July Parade.  If you are interested in helping at any of these events, please contact Julie Anderson at mander6668@scbcglobal.net or text/call her cell at (219)718-9831. Thanks!

Written: 08-21-2014 12:00 AM

Tips On How You Can Prevent Crime In Your Neighborhood Tips On How You Can Prevent Crime In Your Neighborhood

The Community Crime Watch Program would like to invite you to participate in its revamped crime prevention program. The meetings are going with a new format and will now take place in different parts of town on a monthly basis at 6:30 pm. The program is active and is expanding its presence. This forum provides an opportunity for citizens to present their concerns and problems regarding crime in our neighborhoods.

Come out to meet your neighbors and members of the police department to hear about what is going on in your area as well as other parts of town.

A drawing will be taking place for those who attend and light refreshments will be served.

The Thursday September 17th meeting will take place at the Mansards Clubhouse.

To view more information on Crime Watch and past presentations made at the Crime Watch meetings, please click HERE.

To view compiled crime reports, please click HERE.

[read more...] Written: 07-19-2015 12:00 AM

Mosquito Disease Warning Flier

Please click HERE to view a flier from Public Works on a mosquito disease warning flier.

Written: 06-03-2015 06:54 PM

Thinking of adopting a cat or dog? Thinking of adopting a cat or dog?

Are you considering adopting a cat or a dog? If so, please consider an animal from the Griffith Animal Control Dept. To see a list of animals looking for a good home, please click HERE.

Thank you.

Written: 06-03-2015 06:54 PM
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