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Police: 219-924-3141
Fire: 219-924-3151

Town Hall:
111 North Broad Street
Griffith, IN 46319
Phone: 219-924-7500

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News and Announcements
The Times Article On Griffith Wresterl Click to view more
The Times Article On Calumet Township Click to view more
The Times Article on Griffith Chamber of Commerce Click to view more
The Times Story On Angel Hair Restaurant Click to view more
The Times Article On Spinnin Yarns Click to view more
The Times Article On Out Of District Students Click to view more
Indiana DNR Special Events Calendar [read more...] Click to view more
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Last updated: 04-28-2015 10:34 AM
Events
2015-04-23 Crime Watch Meeting - 6:30 pm Click to view more
2015-04-27 Library - Moon Called Book Discussion - 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm Click to view more
2015-04-28 Library - Great Discussions Group - 6:30 pm - 8 pm Click to view more
2015-04-28 Griffith High School Basketball Parade - 4 pm Click to view more
2015-04-30 Library - Thursday Threaders - 10:30 am - 1 pm Click to view more
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Last updated: 04-28-2015 10:34 AM
Featured Articles
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):

May 1st - Upsidedown and Backwards (NWI Premiere Blues-Funk-Soul Band)

May 8th - Hot Sauce (Eclectic Acoustic Duet)

May 15th - Jason Jacques (Country Artist)

May 22nd - David Blixt Duo (A harmonious blend of oldies, classic rock, Motown and more)

May 29th - Johnson Blues Band (Soulful Chicagoland Blues Band)

A Spice Above DIps Authentic Honey Farms Autistic Eye Art AY CHIHUAHUA'S
Ben's Pretzels Bridges Scoreboard Buck's BBQ Cookielicious Bakery
Crafy Colors Divine Chef Early Bird Vegan Elite Sweets
Everyday Upcycle Festive Foods Flagel's Sugar House Fruit Blends
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 1Eighty Scentaffection Scoville Brothers
Sinfullydelicious Brownies Staci's Beads & Jewelry Stamper Cheese Company Sweet Frog
Taste and See Tiffany's Tearoom Tiffany's Gourmet Hot Dogs Treasured Friends (Griffith Animal Shelter)
T&S Catering Wilk Wear Yin Yang Gourmels  

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Griffith High School Basketball Parade - 4 pm

Supported by the Town of Griffith, the Griffith High School will be hosting a small parade commemorating the Griffith High School Boys Basketball Team in achieving the ranking of runner up in the IHSAA Class 3A Championship. The parade will depart the Franklin Center at 4:00pm on Tuesday April 28th and travel north on Broad St to Pine St and end at the student parking lot on Wiggs St adjacent the high school. Please come out to express your community spirit and support for the teams efforts and accomplishment. Go Panthers!!!

Written: 04-27-2015 12:00 AM

Loving Cat Looking For A Loving Home

Max is the most loving cat! One of our fosters were driving and seen him get hit by a car. Rushed him to the vet and had a broken jaw. He is doing great. Has to eat mostly canned food right now but eats some dry kibble. Needs his face washed after he eats. If you can find a home for this boy he would be so great full. LOVES TO BE PETTED. Does not stop purring. 

To get more info on this possible friend or any of the loving animals at Griffith Animal Control please call 219-922-1766 or email Griffith Animal Control Officer Sandi Litke at sandi.litke@griffith.in.gov

Written: 04-27-2015 12:00 AM

Senior Center Fashion Show

Champagne brunch and fashion show at the Senior Center - 349 N. Indiana St. The date is Saturday May 2nd. Doors open at 10:30 am and the show starts at 11 am. Tickets are $17.95. Brunch will be served by 11:30 am. Fashion show by Eco Chic of Dyer. Fashions and accessories will be available for purchase after the show. Many beautiful pricess will be raffled off and sever door prizes will be given away. To get tickets or get more information, please contact Joelle at 219-924-1405.

Written: 03-19-2015 01:56 PM

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: 03-19-2015 01:56 PM

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: 03-19-2015 01:56 PM

Indiana State Police Encourage Motorists to Watch for Motorcycles



May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month and the Indiana State Police remind all motorists and motorcyclists to share the road and practice safe driving habits.

Many serious and fatal crashes occur when motorists turn in front of motorcyclists. Be aware of motorcycles, especially at intersections and while making turns and lane changes. It is difficult to accurately judge the time, speed and distance of an approaching motorcycle. Before you drive through an intersection or make a left turn, check the position of oncoming motorcycles at least 2-3 times.

Troopers urge all motorcycle riders to wear helmets. According to the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute, 151 motorcycle fatalities occurred in Indiana during 2012. Of those fatalities, 122 people were not wearing helmets. Not wearing a helmet might save you two seconds, but it could cost you the rest of your life.

Construction zones and uneven road surfaces can also be a deadly area for motorcyclists. Indiana State Police and the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) encourage all motorcyclists to be extra vigilant while riding through these sites. Many roadways will be resurfaced over the next several months and motorcyclists should be aware of “edge traps,” which occur when one lane is higher than the other. An inexperienced or inattentive motorcyclist can easily lose control when encountering these “edge traps.”

Troopers offer the following safety tips for motorcyclists:
• Wear a DOT approved helmet and riding safety gear.
• Don’t consume alcohol while riding. During 2012, 36 motorcycle fatalities occurred in Indiana involving alcohol.
• Be visible. Ensure your headlight, taillight and brake light work properly.
• Wear high visibility clothing.
• Use lane positioning to increase visibility and watch for turning vehicles.
• Avoid riding in blind spots.

Written: 05-01-2014 12:00 AM

Dog and Cat Food Coupons Dog and Cat Food Coupons

DOG AND CAT FOOD COUPONS

Do you have any coupons relating to dog and cat food that you will not need?  If so please consider donating them to Griffith Animal Control.

To donate any coupons, please take them to the Griffith Police Dept, which is located at 115 N. Broad St between 9am and 4pm and give them to the person on duty at the window. 
They will ensure they get to the right people.

Thank you!!!!!

Written: 03-18-2013 12:00 AM

Northwest Regional SWAT TEAM Northwest Regional SWAT TEAM

The Northwest Regional SWAT Team (which the Town of Griffith Police Dept has members in) is asking for assistance in the purchase of new equipment to help protect and serve the residents of Lake County which total over 200,000 residents over 130 square miles. To get more information on how you can help make a tax-deductible donation, please click http://cms.ngsltd.com/opencms/opencms/griffith/police-dept/Northwest_Regional_SWAT_Team/nrst_donations.pdf to see their request letter. Thank you.

Written: 03-18-2013 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

Pet Tags Pet Tags

Pet Tags are available from now through February 27th. The cost is $5 for neutered and $7 for non-neutered animals. Starting March 1st, a $10 penalty will be assessed. Please stop by the Clerk's Office at 111 N. Broad St to purchase the tag. Please remember to bring official paperwork showing a current rabies vaccination.

Written: 01-19-2014 12:00 AM
Imagine Griffith - Bicycle Art Submission Info

GRIFFITH RESIDENTS - Want to show your creativeness by submitting a bicycle art piece? Check out the details below. 

Contact Valerie Wotkun 922-8060 if you have any questions or are considering submitting a bike for display.

Acceptable Submissions

  • Real Bicycle
  • Artistically Painted or Decorated
  • Rubber Tires and Tubes Removed
  • Chain Removed
  • Durable for Outdoor Display
  • Appropriate for Public Display (Non-Offensive)


Written: 01-19-2014 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: 01-19-2014 12:00 AM

Town of Griffith Hydrant Testing and Flushing

In order for the Town of Griffith in insure fire hydrants are in working order, M.E. Simpson Company will be testing and flushing hydrants beginning Tuesday April 7th through Friday May 1st.

During this time, every hydrant South of Glen Park (45th) will be tested and flushed. M.E. Simpson will notify residents via door tags hangers one day prior to testing of their area.

Residents should refrain from doing laundry on their scheduled day as you may experience periods of cloudy or discolored water. We ask that you run your cold water for a short period of time until the discoloration disappears.

Questions can be directed to Griffith Public Works at 219-924-3838.

Thank you.

Written: 04-02-2015 07:22 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

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 crime prevention program. There are meetings that take place in the basement of town hall (111 N. Broad St.) coming up on Tuesday April 21st at 10:30 am and Thursday April 23rd 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. Please click on the attached link that shows the ways you can help to prevent crime in your neighborhood and the town of Griffith. This meeting is where citizens can learn about upcoming improvements and changes to our program. Citizens interested in a more active role or those who have suggestions for improvement are encouraged to attend. We look forward to seeing you there.

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: 07-13-2014 12:00 AM

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: 07-13-2014 12:00 AM

FEMA Flood Map Information


Please click HERE to get information about FEMA and Flood Mapping.

To see the appeal letter that was written by the Town Council, please click HERE.

Written: 08-23-2014 12:00 AM

Griffith Park Reservations Griffith Park Reservations

Thinking about having a celebration or party in 2015 and want to have it in a park, if so please consider it having it at one of Griffith's Parks (Cheever, South Park, Central).

Griffith residents can make reservations now through February 28th. After that date, reservations will be open to everyone.

Rates and more info can be found HERE. To make a reservation or if you have questions, please contact the Park Department at 219-922-3078.

Written: 08-23-2014 12:00 AM
Written by RB

Griffith Fire Dept. Auxiliary Chili Cook Off

The Griffith Fire Department Auxiliary would like to thank the following donars for their contributions to the 2015 Chili Cook-Off and Silent Auction event. We would also like to thank those who took part in the event and bid on the auction items. The event was a great success!

1800 Board up
Abuelos
Accents on 45
Amarillo Roadhouse 
Arthur Murray Dance Center
Bagger Daves
Briar East Liquors
Bugaboo Tattoo
Buffalo Wild Wings – Hammond
Buffalo Wild Wings - Schererville
Burnadette Cope – SABA & ACE products & more
Calumet Harley Davidson
Charter Fitness - Schererville
Chicago Bears
Chicago Cubs
Chicago White Sox
Chief Roy Schoon
China Doll Tattoo
Colts
Coldstone Creamery
Comedy Sportz Theater
Cooper’s Hawk
Cracker Barrel Hammond
Creative Comics
Deanna Sipos FD Puzzle 
Destiny Kleist – Jamberry Nails and Cookies and Canvas Party
Disney
Double T Towing
Dunhill Tuxedos
El Salto Munster
Famous Legs Tattoos
Fire House Subs – Schererville
Five Guys - Munster
The Flutka Family – multiple baskets and Bean Bag Toss Game
G&G Hobbies 
Gary Rail Cats
Giola’s Photography
Griffith Fire Department
Griffith Parks Department
Hooters – Schererville
Hungry Hound
The Hydrant - Highland
Illiana Party Rentals
James and Son’s Jewelers – Highland 
Janeen’s on 45th 
Jen Hill Candles
LaCarreta – Schererville
Lady Gourmet Popcorn
Lincoln’s Highland
Malinich Jewelers
Meat Heads - Schererville
Meat Heads – Munster
Melissa Sipos – various items 
Miner Dunn
Munster Gyros
New Oberpfalz Brewery
Noodles & Co. – Schererville
Party Liquors
Pepsi
Plaza Lanes
Pokro Brewery
Salon 180
Salon Centric
Set’ em Up Lanes
Shrine of Christ’s Passion
Spill the Beans 
The Tattoo Lady
Tainted Skin Tattoo
Tara Werner Various items
Tru Whiskey Bar Munster
Valley Fire
World Gym
Zig-E’s Fun land

Written: 08-23-2014 12:00 AM

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