Meetings and Events

Frankford Old Head Softball Game August 22nd

Posted on 03 August 2015

It started out as the Old Head Softball Game and now many call it Frankford Day.  It reminds me of Woodstock Frankford for the music and good times.

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Meetings and Events

Tickets Going Fast for Miracle of Christmas Trip

Posted on 02 August 2015

There are only 17 seats left for Court St. Francis De Sales Lancaster Show Trip.  3 Days-2 Nights. Tues-Thu, December 8-10, 2015.  Cost $299 p/p double occupancy.  $75.00 due on signing.  

Includes transportation, lodging, 2 continental breakfasts, 2 dinners, Miracle of Christmas show at Sight and Sound Millennium Theater, guided tour of Amish Country, Kitchen Kettle Village, visits to Vanity Fair Outlet and Rockvale Outlets for Christmas shopping, and more.  

Info call Tina Dambach 215-779-2054.

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Education

St. James Christian Pre-School in Now Enrolling

Posted on 31 July 2015

Here we are the last day in July and you know what that means, start thinking about school.  St. James is now enrolling for September. Take a look at the flier below.

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Meetings and Events

Coming Up in Frankford 8/1 to 8/7/2015

Posted on 31 July 2015

  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting – Thu, August 6, 7pm – 8pm, St Mark’s Church Frankford, 4442 Frankford Avenue

For more of what’s going on in Frankford, check out our community calendar at this link.

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Meetings and Events

July PSA1 Meeting

Posted on 31 July 2015

There were some new folks at the meeting on July 23rd to talk to the police about the issues on their block.  Lt. Gordon, Captain McCloskey and Officer Jacobs were on hand to deal with their questions.  We leave the details out to protect their anonymity.

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Also on hand was Andrew Jennemen, Assistant DA and head of the Public Nuisance Task Force.  He talked about how the task force works and what is required to take property of convicted drug dealers.  He also addressed the issue of the Frankford Deli, at Foulkrod and Frankford.  The proprietor has been arrested several times on drug charges and a large quantity of marijuana was seized at the store in one of those arrests.  Jennimen says that the proprietor is not the owner of the property and therefore the property cannot be taken. However, when he notified the owner, he got a call almost immediately saying that he had not been aware of the problems being caused and he would begin eviction proceedings immediately, which he did.  Eviction can take months but eventually there will be a new tenant at that location.  That was one way to handle it.

The next PSA1 meeting will be held on August 27th at 7PM at Aria Hospital.

 

 

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Business

Good News for Holiday Thriftway and Frankford

Posted on 31 July 2015

Rite Aid,who owns the property at 5147 Frankford Avenue, has extended the lease for Holiday Thiftway through at least October of 2018.

We have previously reported about the  SEPTA board of directors meeting and ongoing negotiations and the concern expressed by community residents of what the loss of the store would mean.

We’ll continue to report on the prospects for development in the area of the Frankford Transportation Center.

 

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Meetings and Events

Northwood Civic to Cleanup Northwood Park

Posted on 30 July 2015

At the Northwood Civic Association meeting on July 21st, President Joe Krause discussed the condition of Northwood park that resulted from the wind storm in June.  There are numerous trees that were knocked down.  The city says the cleanup will be done BY THE END OF THE YEAR.  The neighborhood finds that totally unacceptable and so the Civic will look into the cost of renting the equipment to do it with volunteer labor on a cleanup day.

Also at the meeting:

  • In September nominations will be accepted for those willing to sit on the board. If you are interested in becoming active in the Civic, come out to the next meeting for more information.
  • The proposal for stop signs on Castor Avenue between Harrison and Pratt Street has been submitted to Councilwoman Sanchez.
  • The Civic has been dealing with the people who are trying to take over 1301 Wakeling.  The scheme is to just take over the vacant property and rent it out.
  • They are working on the abandoned car around Baldwin field.
  • Town Watch will provide information on the police departments project ID at a future meeting.  It gives you property identification tags for your valuables in case of a burglary.  It makes it easier to recover your property in the event of a loss.

The next meeting of the Northwood Civic Association will be held on August 18th at 7PM at St. James Lutheran Church at Pratt and Castor.

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Business

New Construction Ground Breaking

Posted on 29 July 2015

On July 27th the builder broke ground, literally, for the new building adjacent to 4834 Penn Street.  The old building was completely redone and opened earlier this year as 6 apartment.  The new section will take up the entire rear yard out to Leiper St. and will contain multiple rental units.

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With the work going on at 4732-34 Griscom to rehab the old four story hotel into 8 rental units, this area of Frankford is seeing some interesting movement.

Today the former Mater Dolorosa and St. Joachim School buildings as well as the St. Joachim convent go to auction.  Those are huge opportunities for development.  We’ll be there to see who bids on what.

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Meetings and Events

Movie Night in the Park

Posted on 27 July 2015

Come out and join us at Overington Park for Movie Night
Wednesday, July 29, 2015
at 8:30 PM.
 
Bring a blanket or chair.
 
Snacks and Drinks will be provided by
Turning Points for Children. 
 
New movie Date
 
 

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Miscellaneous

WindowDressers Insulating Window Inserts

Posted on 27 July 2015

Sure its hot today but the cool weather will be here sooner then we all expect.  See the flier below for a low cost way of lowering your heating bills.

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