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Happy 125th Birthday Granite City! The Music In The Park Series continues through the end of this month, you don’t want to miss a fun night out listening to some great music. Check below for who will be performing next. The Granite City Park District, along with GCS Credit Union will be sponsoring a “movie under the stars”, check below for time and date. We will post new announcements as we receive them, so scroll through the home page to make sure you do not miss new events, information and additions. Is there something you would like to see included on our website? If so, we would love your suggestions and feedback, just drop us an email.



GRANITE CITY WEATHER

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic — Noon to 4 p.m. Thursday, July 29, 2021 at the Metro East Worship Center, 1416 Niedringhaus Avenue, Granite City. Vaccines available to ages 12 and up. Pfizer vaccines will be distributed. No appointment required. Please bring ID and insurance information (insurance not required, no out-of-pocket costs). Provided by Touchette Regional Hospital and SIHF Healthcare.

Starting August 2, for approximately 90 days, the Granite City Township Hall will be closed for much needed repairs and updates in the hall, kitchen and bathrooms . Coffee, donuts, and senior activities will be continued in SUITE B of our building. The main office will remain open and our bus services will also remain in place during this time. If you have any questions please call our office at 618-877-0513!

Granite City, Ill., July 22, 2021 – Granite City High School has announced tryout dates and times for students interested in competing in Fall sports for the 2021-22 school year. Click banner for dates, times and additional information.

Granite City, Ill., July 22, 2021 – Granite City Community Unit School District #9 announced its school supply lists for the upcoming 2021-22 school year, which is set to begin on Thursday, August 19. 2021. Click the banner for supply list by school.


Granite City High School will host a free school-based COVID-19 vaccination clinic on Thursday, August 12 in the GCHS cafeteria. Vaccinations are open for ages 12 and older. Thursday, August 12 – 3:30-7:30 p.m. in the Granite City High School Cafeteria, 3148 Fehling Rd. (Next to Kevin Greene Football Field) Bring a photo ID, appointments are preferred but walk-ins are welcome. The vaccine is free. Masks are REQUIRED and a parent/guardian must accompany minors 12 to 17 years of age. Schedule your appointment at https://events.juvare.com/IL-IDPH/pubbc/or call 618.692.8954, Ext 2.


GRANITE CITY SENIOR SOCIAL CLUB BINGO – PLEASE NOTE  TEMPORARY LOCATION CHANGE to ST JOHN UCC,
FOR THOSE WHO ARE 50 AND OVER OR DISABLED.
August 1, 2021 – DOORS OPEN 12:30 BINGO STARTS AT 1:30 $1 TO PLAY AND $1 FOR 4 CARDS. BRING YOUR OWN SNACKS AND DRINKS. MASKS RECOMMENDED. THE SAME LOCATION WILL BE USED SEPTEMBER 5th and OCTOBER 3rd. HAVE QUESTIONS? CALL 618 444 6771

How GraniteCityGossip.com was born

What started out to be a glance back at the July 4 archived homepages from our previous fourteen years of creating GraniteCityGossip.com, ended up turning into so much more. Through the years we have met countless amounts of friends and created relationships, that has been the pay-off and driving force to continue on this journey for so many years. Now, just one month shy of fifteen years of designing page layouts, articles, monthly page themes and graphics I find myself asking where did the last fourteen years go. Continue reading…


Join us for fun, food, fellowship and more! For every 25 school aged kids in attendance., one student will get to pie Pastor Teri in the face! And, on Sunday July 25, for every child who attended on Saturday, their name will be put in a drawing for gift cards. GC First Assembly of God . 2317 Madison Avenue



Illinois’ unclaimed property program – also known as ICash – is one of the state’s oldest consumer protection initiatives

“In Illinois, the state treasurer is tasked with safeguarding unclaimed property, such as unpaid life insurance benefits, forgotten bank accounts, and unused rebate cards. Illinois holds more than $3.5 billion in unclaimed property.

The state treasurer is legally required to return the property to the rightful owners no matter how long it takes. Individuals can search the state treasurer’s database for their name or the name of their business or non-profit at:

www.illinoistreasurer.gov/ICASH.

Unclaimed property is critical for state residents. Without this law, billions of dollars would not be returned to rightful owners by businesses and the state treasurer.” From Dan Brannan, Riverbender





IT’S BACK!!!!

Every child must be registered.
DEADLINE – 8/9/21

ONLINE: click on this link. Fill in the information requested.

TWIGS: Back to School BBQ & School Supply Giveaway Registration Form

PAPER: Forms will go out on Monday, 7/19 through all the lunch locations in Granite City AND must be turned in at one of the lunch locations.

Please Share and help us spread the word!



Join Sacred Roots Wellness as we connect with nature for a Hatha Hike, an infusion of yoga & nature.
Part of the Sacred Roots Wellness mission is connecting communities with nature and all the health & wellness benefits of time spent outdoors. We couldn’t think of a better way to accomplish this mission than by combining our love for hiking & nature with our passion for yoga!

This Hatha Hike will take place on Saturday 7/24/2021 from 9AM to 11AM at Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site in Collinsville, IL.
This is a FREE event, and you will be guided through one of the many hiking trails offered at this sacred historic site.

We will begin our hiking adventure with a short guided yoga practice & intention setting, and we will intersperse a few asanas, breathwork & a walking meditation during the hike to facilitate a connection between nature & YOU!

Enjoy the peaceful environment of this sacred place, look for wildlife & discover a piece of Native American history throughout the hike and at the top of Monk’s Mound! Connect with nature right in the Collinsville city limits with a Hatha Hike!

ALL are welcome at this event. No yoga or hiking experience is required! No yoga props are needed. Pets are welcome at this location, but must be on a leash and owners will need to pick up after their pet!


Mayor Parkinson’s Listening Series, an invitation to all residents, businesses and community members from Mayor. The Listening Series will be held on multiple dates, the next being

Monday, August 2: Police Chief Mike Nordstrom & Fire Chief Kenny Prazma

Monday, August 16: Mayor Mike Parkinson and Economic Development Director Cathy Hamilton.





Doctor Amy Miller

Welcome my beautiful friends to

Gossip With Dr. Miller

Cancel Culture

What does Cancel Culture really mean? Where does it end? And who is actually behind Cancel Culture? Let’s break it down. Cancel means “to stop supporting.” So, what are we actually trying to “stop supporting”?

Suppose we remove innocent children’s books and movies with people of color, an Indian from Land of Lakes butter, Mrs. Butterworth and Aunt Jemima from syrup, Eskimo from Eskimo pies, Redskins from football, Uncle Ben from rice, and so forth.  Aren’t we canceling all other races EXCEPT white?

Because if companies erase ALL black and brown people from ALL of the products that consumers use… we leave ONLY white people on the products! So, “Cancel Culture” is actually canceling all races but white! Continue reading…


Have a question or a comment for Dr. Miller? Send it to us at GraniteCityGossip@yahoo.com.

Click here to read Dr. Miller’s reader responses and archived articles.


EVERY WEDNESDAY – DON’T FORGET!

Now open, come join us on Thursday and Friday – 11 a.m.-2 p.m.


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These two sweet snugglers are very bonded and need a foster home together. They are currently separated at Granite City Animal Control, due to lack of kennel space. They need reunited as soon as possible. We are their only hope of staying together.

Boots was found as a stray and remains unclaimed. His finder had him fixed and updated on all shots. He is a 2 to 3 year old big boy that is loving, affectionate and wants lots of attention. Boots loves to play and needs someone to love and give him his furever home. If you think Boots is a match for you, please fill out the application.

Buddy sadly is missing his momma, as she adopted him in 2015 and gave him a wonderful home, but passed away. He doesn’t understand what’s happened and needs someone he can count on, that will give him the time needed to adjust. Buddy is trained and knows several commands and to “crate up”. He is now residing at Animal Control, waiting for you.



The Six Mile Regional Library offers many wonderful time saving services. Stop by and see everything that is available.


Thank you for visiting GraniteCityGossip.com. We will update as we receive new information just as we always have, so remember to send your announcements, fund raisers, birthday wishes to our email so we can include them on our page. Here is to the next fifteen years Granite City!

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Last updated July 22, 2021