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Top 10 Ways to Embrace Hygge In Greenfield

You know that warm feeling you get when you’re surrounded by your loved ones, laughing, and enjoying each other’s company? Or the feeling of being wrapped up in a fuzzy blanket while sitting next to a crackling fireplace and smelling fresh bread waiting on the counter to be enjoyed. The Danish have a word that […]

What’s Happening this Fall at Greenfield-Central Schools

Fall means the start of a new school year, and despite the challenges that COVID-19 has brought, the 2021-2022 year has successfully begun at Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation. With eight schools serving more than 4,500 local students and their families, Greenfield offers top-notch educational opportunities that fulfill the corporation’s mission to “prepare students to be […]

The Best of the Arts in Hancock County this Fall

Autumn can be a magical time, with the arrival of fall colors, crooked grinned jack-o’-lanterns and the anticipation of the holiday season. This time of year is also special in Greenfield because of the abundance of incredible arts events for you and your family to enjoy. Check out these hot spots for the arts in […]

What to Expect at the 2021 Riley Festival

Hancock County is home to many fun festivals and events, with one of the most anticipated being the annual Riley Festival each fall. This event is the state’s largest four-day festival and will take place over the weekend of Oct. 7-10, 2021 in downtown Greenfield. Join us at this well-known craft festival to visit hundreds […]

Greenfield Farms to Visit this Fall

Fall is a great season for residents and guests alike to enjoy the many activities that Greenfield has to offer. There are multiple local Greenfield farms with fun attractions for all ages, including fall traditions like pumpkin patches, corn mazes, hayrides and more. Plan your trip to one of these local Greenfield farms today and […]

What’s Happening in Hancock County this Fall?

Cooler weather is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the harvest season than to attend some fun, family-friendly events in Hancock County this fall? From pumpkins to camping to festivals, you can find just about everything here. Farmer’s Market at the Fairgrounds You may have visited the farmer’s market during the […]

What are Blessing Boxes and Where to Find Them in Greenfield?

Have you ever wanted to fill a simple need in someone’s life but weren’t sure how? You can be a blessing to someone else’s life with the many Blessing Boxes located throughout Greenfield and Hancock County. Sponsored by several different community-based organizations as well as regular citizens, these little spaces seek to offer local residents […]

Love INC of Greater Hancock County

Are you in need of a little extra support for yourself or your family? Are you interested in volunteering with fellow Christian churches to serve others for a larger purpose? Love INC of Greater Hancock County is committed to uniting churches to live out their faith by serving local residents in need. With services ranging […]

Greenfield Great Neighbor Contest

Hey, Greenfield! Do you have the best neighbors ever? We want to hear about them with the Greenfield Great Neighbor Contest! In partnership with the City of Greenfield, Greenfield-Central Community School Corporation, Hancock Health, and NineStar Connect, Greenfield-Community is excited to honor area neighbors who step up and go above and beyond to take care […]

Best Fall Foliage & Autumn Stroll Spots in Hancock County

Fall will be here before we know it, so we’re rounding up the best places in Hancock County to spot beautiful fall foliage or take a crisp autumn stroll. With a number of beautiful parks and trails in Greenfield and the surrounding area, there’s no shortage of options to take in the changing autumn sights […]

It’s Time for Back-to-School in Hancock County!

For the past year and a half, many of us have spoken about a “return to normal” or a “new normal” post-pandemic. Now that local districts are about to begin their 2021-2022 school year here in Indiana, it is time to see just what this “normal” brings to both students and our wider communities.  The […]

The Depot: A New Restaurant with an Old Story

As Greenfield patiently awaits the construction of the new Depot Street Park, another new venture is getting ready to open its doors. The Depot restaurant will be right next to the new park location on Depot Street and residents couldn’t be more excited about this one-of-a-kind eatery. [Photo credit: The Depot Restaurant Facebook] Where delicious […]

Three Favorite Midwest Restaurants Coming to Greenfield

Greenfield, Indiana has a number of delicious hometown and chain restaurants, but there are a few Midwest favorites that locals have been craving for some time now. Proposed for a location on North State Street near I-70, Midland Atlantic Properties has filed plans with the city to open new locations for Chipotle Mexican Grill, Panera […]

Hancock County July Preview

July is nearly here and we’re closing out summer with some great events in Hancock County! No matter if you’re looking for family-friendly events, delicious food, arts & cultural experiences, or back-to-school preparation, there’s something for us all in Hancock County this July. Follow the Greenfield Community events page for additional details and more events […]

Your Hancock County June Preview

June means summer in Greenfield, and we’ve got a number of fun events for you and your family to enjoy! Whether you enjoy live music, festivals, local food or shopping, Hancock County has something for everyone this month. Make sure to follow our events page for updates and new events in our community and beyond.  […]

Go on a Nature Scavenger Hunt in Local Parks

One of the best parts of summer in Hancock County is getting outside! You and your family can discover more about our local flora and fauna this season with a nature scavenger hunt in one of our beautiful local parks, trails or green spaces. Use the list below and see how many items you and […]

Things to Do in Greenfield This Summer

Summer is coming, and that means it’s a great time to visit or live in Greenfield, Indiana! Our city offers a number of places to visit on your own time, as well as local community events to attend, that will make 2021 a fun summer for all. Check out the following summer activities and be […]

Depot Street Park and Downtown Façade Updates

Expanding our downtown Greenfield footprint and making it more walkable and friendly has been a priority of the city for more than a decade. And with more community updates coming soon, we are getting closer every day to these improvements.. One of the next projects to be completed will be the Depot Street Park, in […]

15 Ways to Be a Great Neighbor

Greenfield is known for its caring community, fun activities for the whole family and a plethora of amenities. Did you know, however, that neighborly kindness also has a huge place in the heart of our city? You can’t put a price tag on good neighbors, especially those who truly care, and they are one of […]

The Riley Literary Trail, Coming Soon to Greenfield

The community of Greenfield, Indiana is home to a rich history and culture that is unique within the state of Indiana. In an effort to spread more cultural awareness to both local residents and visitors, the City of Greenfield and Parks & Recreation Department is working on a new project called the Riley Literary Trail, […]

COVID-19 Vaccination FAQ for Hancock County

Are you planning on getting vaccinated against COVID-19 in Hancock County? We’ve got answers to all your frequently asked questions about the COVID-19 vaccination. With the top-notch health care facilities in Greenfield and Hancock County, our city’s dedication to providing a wide array of quality health care services has paid dividends for the health of […]

A Master Gardener’s Tips for your Spring Garden

Are you planting a garden this spring? Getting your hands dirty in a garden bed is one of the greatest ways to reduce stress and spend time enjoying the outdoors. Here in Central Indiana, the growing season has begun, but if you haven’t even planted a single vegetable or flower yet, no worries. Whether you […]

All About Greenfield Main Street

As the proud heart of Hancock County, downtown Greenfield is full of opportunities for small business owners and local residents alike. Fostering these connections is Greenfield Main Street, Inc., an organization dedicated to providing a vibrant place for our community to be. Today we’re talking with Debra Smith, executive director of Greenfield Main Street, about […]

Top 10 Things to Do for an Active Lifestyle in Hancock County

Are you and your family looking for the perfect place to pursue your active lifestyle? Well, look no further than Hancock County, and check out these top 10 local activities to get you started! 1. Take a walk on our historic trails Go for a hike and observe local wildlife on one of Hancock County’s […]

Reviving the Lost Art of Porch Sitting

Now more than ever, people are craving connection with others as we enter the second year of the COVID-19 pandemic. But finding safe ways to spend time with friends and family can seem few and far between. This spring and summer, we want to help the community of Greenfield revive the lost art of porch […]

Greenfield’s Winter Farmers Market Treasures

If you live in Greenfield, Indiana, then you know that farm-fresh produce is not uncommon. Nestled close to both the Indianapolis Metro area as well as the plentiful farmlands of rural Indiana, residents of this up-and-coming community are used to eating farm-to-table goodness during the growing seasons. What you may not realize, however, is that […]

Let’s Talk Indiana Tenderloin: Best in Hancock County

A tenderloin sandwich is a local Hoosier delicacy, made from thinly-sliced pork loin and hammered thin and wide. Traditionally breaded and fried, it is then usually topped with pickles, lettuce, tomato, mayo and mustard on a bun (which might not even fit the pounded flat pork). If that sounds delicious, then you’re in luck, because […]

Love Is in the Air: Local Wedding & Shower Venues

Will you be celebrating the love with the 2021 wedding or bridal shower in Greenfield? No matter the size of your wedding party, Hancock County has something just right for your big day. Support local small businesses, and let us help you plan your special event, wedding reception or bridal shower with this list of […]

Hot Cocoa Bomb Trend Explodes in Greenfield

If you are looking to enjoy this winter’s latest craze, hot cocoa bombs, then you don’t have to look far. The hot cocoa bomb trend is sweeping the nation; they are made of a hollow chocolate shell filled with hot cocoa mix and other treats that melt and transform into a delicious mug of hot […]

Winter Activities for your Greenfield Family

As the holiday season comes to a close and school is back in session, the winter boredom can start to set in. However, while we all wait for the temperatures to rise and spring to come around the corner, there are still plenty of opportunities to enjoy the winter weather while it is still here. […]

Greenfield Parks and Recreation 2021 Preview

Winter brings a mixed bag of weather in Central Indiana, but the Greenfield Parks and Recreation Department is committed to bringing our community exciting programs, events and park updates no matter the time of year. The Parks department has exciting plans for 2021, and we think you’ll find that they will truly enhance the quality […]

Hey, Greenfield! What’s New for 2021?

If these fun updates and 2021 events are any indication, brighter days are coming, Greenfield-Community friends! Enjoy a round-up from all our City of Greenfield partners on what’s upcoming and new for 2021. Greenfield and the Health & Heritage Stellar Region First, let’s kick off with the Greenfield and the Health & Heritage Stellar Region! […]

Hancock Health Receives A Rating for Hospital Safety

It was recently announced that Hancock Health received an A rating for hospital safety in fall of 2020 from The Leapfrog Group, an independent nonprofit organization committed to driving quality, safety, and transparency in the U.S. health system. This is the third consecutive A rating that Hancock has received, demonstrating their prioritization of patient safety […]

Greenfield Christmas Eve Services

Are you looking to celebrate Christmas Eve with a church service this year? Local Greenfield residents have a wide variety of service options to choose from, including in-person and virtual events. If you are planning to attend an in-person service, make sure to check that church’s website for any seat reservations or COVID-19 protocol that […]

Favorite Coffee Spots in Greenfield

Are you a major coffee lover? Winter is the best time of year to curl up with a mug of something warm and read a good book or enjoy a holiday movie. If you are looking for your new favorite coffee spot in Greenfield, check out these local shops and restaurants for a piping hot […]

What is Healthy365 doing for Hancock County?

Founded a mere five years ago, with a brick and mortar center opening in January of 2020, the Healthy365 network is committed to making improvements in the healthcare and quality of life here in Hancock County. By recognizing that the choices we make are often shaped by the choices we have available to us, this […]

Your Winter Survival Guide

As we move into winter with the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us may be worried about how to spend our time safely at home without much to do. It may seem like you exhausted all of your indoor activities during spring’s quarantine, but we’ve got some fun tips for this winter to keep your family […]

Letter From the Hancock County Commissioners

To the Residents of Hancock County; The following statement was developed jointly with the Hancock County Health Department, Hancock County Emergency Management, and Hancock Health. We have reached a critical point in Hancock County’s journey through the pandemic. Today, our county will be designated a “red” county by the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH). […]

Staying Healthy and Having Fun this Winter

Staying healthy is the top priority on everyone’s mind this winter with the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to rear its ugly head. Getting creative with virtual gatherings, outdoor sports and socially distanced activities will help banish boredom during the colder months — while still keeping your family safe. We’ve got some great out-of-the-box tips from Hancock […]

City of Greenfield Continues City-Wide Spirit Initiatives Throughout the Holidays

Home for the Holidays in Greenfield Indiana City of Greenfield Continues City-Wide Spirit Initiatives Throughout the Holidays Greenfield (November 23, 2020)  – Earlier this year the City of Greenfield launched #GreenfieldCares, a city-wide initiative to spark spirit and encourage fun and creative ways for residents to remain connected and support one another despite the limitations […]

Ten Ways to Make Your Holiday Zoom Party Awesome

Last year at this time, we probably didn’t even have an inkling of what this holiday season would look like. At the very least, nobody thought we would be relying on Zoom and other video chat methods for connecting with relatives during this season of celebrations. Now that this time is upon us and it […]

How to Give Thanks During the Pandemic

Is everyone tired of hearing about the pandemic yet? Massive changes in how we live and relate to one another have become our new “normal” since the beginning of the COVID-19 outbreak. As Thanksgiving rounds the corner, Hoosiers here in Greenfield will face the ultimate test: can we safely contain this virus and still enjoy […]

Gov. Holcomb Announces New By County Restrictions Amid COVID-19 Surge

November 11, 2020 – Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Wednesday that he would sign an executive order establishing new pandemic restrictions for most of the state. Watch his address via WTHR here. The restrictions would begin Nov. 15 and last for one month, meaning it would include Thanksgiving festivities. They include limiting social gatherings to 25 […]

Won’t You Be My Neighbor? | Moving to the City of Greenfield

Are you looking for a new home in Central Indiana? The City of Greenfield has something for everyone! We have that local small-town feel that so many of us desire, along with the benefits of a major metropolitan city less than half an hour away. Let us help you explore the many highlights you’ll enjoy […]

Home for the Holidays in Greenfield Indiana

The holidays may look a little different this year due to the pandemic, but there is still holiday magic to be found all over Greenfield Indiana this season. From local shopping and dining to grabbing hot cocoa or a signature local coffee and enjoying the holly jolly light displays of your neighbors. Keep an eye […]

Fall Maintenance Tips for your Greenfield Home

Fall brings beautiful changes to the leaves and the cooler weather that many Midwesterners crave. But it can also bring damage to your home if you don’t perform some key annual maintenance tasks. Check out these fall maintenance tips to keep your Greenfield home in peak condition and prepare it for winter weather.  Clean Roof […]

5 Best Fall Date Night Spots in Hancock County

Fall is here and it’s a great time to spend a little dedicated time with your spouse or partner. Plan your next date night in Hancock County at one of these top spots for the best fall offerings. After the chaos of a quarantined summer and virtual learning this fall, you and your favorite person […]

Local Coat Resources for Fall and Winter

Are you in need of cold weather clothing for fall and winter this year? Or are you looking to offer your gently used coat to an organization for someone else who can use it as the temperatures drop? Today we are sharing local coat resources for donations of cold weather gear right here in Hancock […]

Famous‌ ‌Indiana‌ ‌Chili‌ ‌Recipes‌ ‌

On a cool fall day, one of the best ways to warm up is with a steaming hot bowl of chili. Do you have a favorite family recipe? Whether you’ve been cooking chili at home for years or have never tried your hand making it, these famous Hoosier recipes will have you reaching for your […]

Greenfield Indiana Volunteer Opportunities

If you are a Greenfield resident, you know that our community is full of compassionate and caring people. We are proud to say that there is a large number of non-profits located right here in Greenfield, and many more in the surrounding areas. As the time of year is approaching when we all begin to […]

10 Greenfield Indiana Fall Activities

Already starting to miss your usual Greenfield Indiana fall activities? Autumn doesn’t have to be a bummer. The pandemic may have put a damper on many plans, but there is still plenty of fun to be had. Check out our list of 10 things to do in Hancock County Indiana this autumn. Greenfield Indiana Fall […]

Get to Know the BIG Employers of Hancock County

Are you looking to move to Hancock County, or seeking out a new job in the area? Greenfield and surrounding Hancock County have hundreds of employers providing thousands of jobs to our local residents. Here are a few of the top employers in our county, sourced via the Hancock Economic Development Council with data updated […]

Mindfulness for Emotionally Overwhelming Times

We have been living in a global pandemic now for a while and it is having an obvious impact on how we feel emotionally. Maybe you have experienced that weird sensation when you are standing next to a family member and realize you are socially distancing yourself without realizing it? Or maybe you have been […]

History of the National Road Yard Sale — and What to Expect This Year

The Historic National Road, also known as U.S. Route 40, runs from Missouri to Maryland as the “Main Street of America.” The route is also home to a nearly 20-year yard sale festival tradition. This year, the event has been rescheduled for Aug. 19-23 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although the sale may look a […]

8-14-20 Hancock Health Update

“Wearying.”  That is a word that was shared with me recently to describe the world’s 2020 experience with COVID-19.  I thought this an aptly descriptive term for the journey we are on together.  You may not know, but this word actually has two definitions.  The first meaning, and the one that usually comes to mind, […]

Biking in Greenfield Indiana

Biking in Greenfield Indiana Are you looking for a fun way to get out and enjoy the rest of the beautiful summer weather in beautiful Greenfield, Indiana? Why not try biking with your family? Our city has some great biking and walking trail options for any skill level of biker. Get your heart rate up […]

Fast Seat for Our Heroes

Greenfield, Indiana – On behalf of HRM Insurance Services and the lndyCar Experience, we would like to thank each of our first responders for their selfless service to our community during the COVID-19 pandemic, and their everyday sacrifices. A Fast Seat for Our Heroes will be held on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, at 10 a.m. […]

Indiana Face Covering Mandate

July 22, 2020 – Gov. Holcomb announced today he will sign an executive order issuing a statewide Indiana face covering mandate starting July 27. The Governor notes that we did a good job during hunker down and this has now become necessary to help prevent transmission of the virus. Determining factors included: Getting children back […]

Hancock County Indiana Back to School Preview

School is nearly back in session, and it’s going to look different this year for families and staff alike in the wake of the global COVID-19 pandemic. The four Hancock County Indiana public school corporations have worked closely together and with the Hancock County Health Department to craft a joint statement on returning to school […]

Greenfield Round-Up | Greenfield Indiana Non-Profits

If you live in Greenfield, you know that you are part of a very caring and committed community. For that reason, many non-profits also call Greenfield Indiana their home base. Whether an organization is working to help homeless animals, feed the hungry, or create community for groups in need, you will find an outpouring of […]

6-27-20 Hancock Health Update

Stage 5 of Back on Track Indiana Opinion Editorial from Steve Long of Hancock Health: July 4th marks the beginning of Stage 5 of the “Back on Track” Indiana program.  This year Independence Day will not only commemorate the struggle to create a free country some 240 years ago, it may also commemorate a major […]

6-3-2020 Hancock Health Update

We are now one month into the re-opening of our state and have successfully moved into Stage 3 of the “Back on Track” plan from the Governor.  Restaurants have partially re-opened, churches are meeting again (with smaller crowds), barbershops and salons are open (with limited waiting areas), malls and shopping centers are open at 75% […]

Know Your Local Fireworks Regulations

Before You Celebrate, Know Your Local Fireworks Regulations Greenfield Indiana Fireworks It’s summertime again in Greenfield, which means that Fourth of July festivities are just around the corner! This year, however, there will be some changes in how residents celebrate due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Celebrations with huge crowds and fireworks may be postponed or […]

Oh the Amenities | Why Greenfield Indiana

Exploring all the great burbs to settle down in and around Central Indiana? Asking why Greenfield Indiana? Greenfield is an amazing place to live, and we’re not just saying that because we call it home. You can find the best of both worlds by living in this area… the small town feel with the big […]

Summer 2020: 100 Things to Do in Hancock County Indiana

2020 doesn’t have to be a bummer summer. The pandemic may have put a damper on many summer plans, but there is still plenty of fun to be had. Check out our list of 100 things to do in Hancock County Indiana this summer. Okay, there might be a few items from just outside of […]

5-20-20 Hancock Health Update

The Governor announced today that the state would move more quickly to Stage 3 of the opening plan making it effective this coming Friday, just in time for the holiday weekend.  He also indicated Stage 4 could be advanced from the planned July 4 date to June 14th.  For more information, please check out the […]

Why Gratitude Matters

Sometimes, we humans have a strained relationship with gratitude.  Most people have been taught that it is important to be grateful for everything we have because there is always someone who has less or is in a tougher situation.  So, in this way, gratitude becomes a game of comparison.  What if, however, we only looked […]

The Power of Unplugging | Too Much Social Media

We all know that too much social media probably isn’t great for our mental health. But especially during the current health crisis, the power of unplugging from your smartphone for a while can be incredibly refreshing and beneficial. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month this May, learn more about how too much social media […]

Prioritize Your Mental Health with These 3 Practices

Many of us are experiencing an increased mental and emotional load associated with the global pandemic and quarantine.  May is Mental Health Awareness Month. We thought it would be helpful to provide you with a few easy ways to prioritize your mental health during this time.  There are many ways to keep yourself healthy but […]

5-6-2020 Hancock Health Update

Hancock County has been blessed in our journey with COVID-19, recognizing fewer cases and deaths than one would anticipate based on the numbers experienced in other parts of the state and country.  As we move into the multi-stage opening process outlined by Governor Holcomb it will be important to remember some key points: The virus […]

Teen Mental Health During the Pandemic

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and with the current health crisis we need to check in with ourselves and others now more than ever. If you have a teen or young adult in your life, they may be feeling especially depressed or anxious about school and event closures due to the novel coronavirus. Here […]

Governor Holcomb Outlines Back on Track Indiana Reopening

May 1, 2020: Governor Announces Roadmap to Safely Reopen Indiana Governor Eric J. Holcomb today announced the Back On Track Indiana plan to safely open the economy and remain vigilant about protecting Hoosiers’ health and well-being. “Across Indiana, we have witnessed a spirit of cooperation and caring for others that has touched my heart. May […]

Give Where You Live | #HeartforHancock on May 5

Wait, it’s time for Giving Tuesday… has fall come early? No, this Tuesday, May 5 Hancock Health is participating in #GivingTuesdayNow, a global day of giving and unity in response to the current COVID-19 health crisis. Here in our local community, we encourage you to support Heart for Hancock, a relief fund specifically for those […]

3-21-2020 Hancock Health Update from Steve Long

Growth in new cases of COVID-19 across the nation, state, and region has flattened in recent days, and in places like New York, has declined considerably.  This has given reassurance to federal and state administrations to begin planning for the next phase in the COVID crisis – the initial easing of restrictions on travel and […]

Self-Care Matters | Look After Yourself

Are you feeling stressed about the pandemic?  If you are, you are not alone.  In fact, you may only be alone if you aren’t feeling anything. Many Hoosiers are finding it difficult to make sense of the isolation, the worry, the fear, and the myriad of emotions surrounding our current predicament. It’s a good time […]

Look for the Greenfield Indiana Helpers

The global pandemic has raised the levels of stress and anxiety for everyone.  It has also shed light, however, on the resiliency and compassion of the human spirit.  We have witnessed an outpouring of support from our local Greenfield community as well as the larger Indiana community, proving the truth of Fred Roger’s quote about […]

3-8-2020 Hancock Health Update from Steve Long

As I craft this update, the world has reached 1.5 million people with COVID-19 and more than 420,000 in the U.S.  Of interest, nearly 80% of all cases worldwide are now in the U.S. and Europe.  New York and New Jersey comprise half of the cases in the U.S.  Indiana has 6,000 cases and the […]

Greenfield Indiana Recipe Roundup

Greenfield Indiana Recipes Being stuck at home can be a great time to indulge in activities that may not normally fit into your busy schedule, packed with commuting to work, performing services in the community, or driving the kids in various carpools all over Central Indiana.  Maybe quarantine is your chance to get back into […]

White Ribbons for Healthcare Heroes

As we navigate the current COVID-19 health crisis, it sometimes feels like there is little in our control. Right now, our biggest directive in the U.S. is to stay home, but maybe you want to do more to actively show your support for the healthcare heroes in our Greenfield and Hancock County community. We are […]

3-3-2020 Update from Hancock Health’s Steve Long

Hancock County Coronavirus Update: April 3, 2020 On this first Friday in April, the Governor extended the “stay at home” order for an additional two weeks; the President issued a “disaster declaration” for the state of Indiana (which opens up new funding streams); and the federal government appears to be supporting the wearing of masks […]

Helping Isolated Seniors Amid Social Distancing

Social Isolation… All of us may be starting to feel its effects amid social distancing, especially if we rely on face-to-face interaction with others as part of our own well-being.  One group that has been affected most of all is our community’s elderly population. Many seniors live on their own and rely on social gatherings […]

Ways to Celebrate Easter at Home in Greenfield Indiana

We may be celebrating Easter at home in Greenfield, Indiana this year, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still make the most of the holiday with those in our household. Check out a few of our tips for family activities that will make your Easter holiday at home a fun and joyful one to remember. […]

Resources for Small Businesses During This Crisis

Some of us in Indiana may be considering the Stay at Home order an extended vacation, but for small business owners this can be a very difficult time with few or no ways to reach customers to sell goods and services. If you own a small business, check out some of these tips and resources […]

Managing Stress and Anxiety With Meditation

The unknown is a source of anxiety for many people, as most of us like to think we have control over our lives.  Now that our country, our world, is facing a pandemic, things have become anything but routine and expected, causing anxiety and stress to sky-rocket.  So how do we deal with this sudden […]

Tips To Help Kids Tackle the Pandemic

As parents, many times, we hear the phrase “kids are so resilient.”  The truth is that, although they can absolutely be resilient, they also need guidance from the trusted adults in their life to help them feel safe.  Right now, our community, our country, and our planet are facing a true crisis, a pandemic.  Schools […]

3-26-2020 Update from Hancock Health’s Steve Long

As per the update at http://www.hancockregionalhospital.org/coronavirus/ 48,000 new cases of COVID-19 were reported worldwide yesterday with the total number of infected now exceeding half a million people. The United States is third highest on the list of COVID-infected countries and is poised to overtake Italy by early next week and likely China by the end […]

Greenfield Indiana Best Places for a Walk

The Top 8 Near Greenfield, Indiana Best Places for a Walk *As voted by locals on Greenfield Gabber Pennsy Trail Beckenholdt Park (includes a dog friendly paved path and 2 acre dog park) Thornwood Preserve (includes hiking trails) Falls Park in Pendleton, Indiana Flat Fork in Fortville area Ft. Benjamin Harrison State Park Mounds State […]

3-23-2020 Update from Hancock Health’s Steve Long

Covid 19: 32,000 new cases were reported worldwide yesterday, with nearly 10,000 of those in America, and 58 in Indiana. Indiana has had a total of 259 Cases in 37 Counties and 7 Deaths; 2,000 have been tested. Today, Governor Holcomb issued a “Shelter in Place” order for all non-essential companies. At Hancock Health, we […]

How Not to Snack Your Way Through the Stay at Home Order

We’ve all heard of the freshman 15 but more recently, you might have also heard about the quarantine 15 or the COVID “19” while we’re all staying at home right now. A little stress eating is definitely to be expected while we adjust to our new normal right now, but if you want to curb […]

The Outdoors Aren’t Closed | 5 Things to Do in Your Backyard

Hunkering down during this time of social distancing can make you stir crazy, but thankfully the outdoors aren’t closed! The weather is finally starting to get warmer, so take your kids or your pets in the backyard and get some fresh air. Remember, if you are in a neighborhood, park or other shared outdoor space, […]

COMMUNITY RESOURCES DURING THE COVID-19 CRISIS

Greenfield and Hancock County Indiana Community Resources We’re Helping Each Other Right Here MEALS ON WHEELS Still delivering meals as usual Focusing on individuals 60+ Prescription from a physician is required Call (317) 477.4345 Apply online at www.mealsonwheelsonline.org HANCOCK COUNTY FOOD PANTRY Distributing food through drive-thru A proxy can be sent to pick up food […]

Social Distancing 101

Do we really have to stay home right now? Can I go out to buy groceries? Should we cancel that playdate with the neighbors? And seriously, what’s up with everyone stocking up on toilet paper? Let’s learn together how to navigate social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic without freaking out. What exactly is social distancing? […]

Hancock Health Opens Hancock Triage, COVID-19 Testing Center

For immediate release: March 19, 2020 Patients encouraged to call (317) 325-COVD (2683); those with symptoms will be referred to the new Hancock Triage center Greenfield, IN (March 19, 2020)— Hancock Health has opened a dedicated COVID-19 triage center, Hancock Triage, with appointments available by referral only. Hancock County residents who are experiencing symptoms or have […]

Central Indiana Virtual Resources for Homebound Learning

As our communities continue to practice social distancing and self quarantine, we know that parents may be going especially stir crazy with children home from school while one or more adults work from home. Whether your local school sent your child home with a packet of worksheets, is offering an e-learning option or wasn’t able […]

Mayor Chuck Fewell Declares a State of Local Emergency

DECLARATION OF LOCAL EMERGENCY WHEREAS, the undersigned is the duly elected Mayor of the City of Greenfield, Indiana; and WHEREAS, Indiana Code § 10-14-3-29(a)(1) permits the principal executive officer of a political subdivision the ability to declare a local emergency; and WHEREAS, the Common Council and the Mayor have a duty to ensure the safe […]

Live Streams and Virtual Tours to Enjoy While at Home

Just because you may be stuck at home in Greenfield, Indiana for a few weeks, doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy springtime fun and creative activities from your laptop or smartphone! Numerous cultural and educational centers are offering free live streams, tutorials and virtual tours for families to view at home. Inspire creativity and alleviate […]

In the Midst of Uncertainty, Spread Kindness

Spread Kindness Socially Distant Style In the midst of anxiety and fear surrounding Coronavirus (COVID-19), we don’t really think about the act of spreading anything as being positive.  We would wager, however, that there are still a few things to spread far and wide.  Kindness, love, and connection with our communities are just a few […]

Questions About Coronavirus | Where To Go If You Are Ill

Hancock Regional Hospital and Hancock Health are committed to providing the entire community with the best care you need when you need it most. Individuals with questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19) or those feeling ill are encouraged to call our hotline at (317) 325.COVD or visit their website. On their website you can even sign up for […]

Open Letter to the Community from Hancock Health’s Steve Long

Open Letter From Steve Long, Hancock Health CEO It has been another day of change in our national, state, and local environments. The virus has now been diagnosed in all 50 states. The CDC released the “15 Days to Change” information and recommended limiting gatherings to less than 10 individuals. Governor Holcomb signed the Executive […]

News Release | Gov. Holcomb Signs Executive Order to Slow the Spread of COVID-19

Gov. Holcomb Latest News Release on Coronavirus (COVID-19) Issued 3-17-2020: INDIANAPOLIS — In a continuing effort to slow the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Governor Eric J. Holcomb has announced additional efforts. Here are additional directives from Governor Holcomb: Gov. Holcomb signed an executive order Monday memorializing that day’s announcements. A copy of the executive order […]