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Day of Service in Honor of Veterans Day

Posted on 24 October 2014

Frankford CDC along with Philly Rising and the Travis Manion Group will be doing a massive clean up of the corridor from the 5200 to 4200 of Frankford Avenue. We will be cleaning Frankford Avenue and the surrounding neighborhood but we need your help!!!  For additional information or to register as a volunteer, please contact
Sanya Brown, Northeast Divisional Coordinator with PhillyRising at 215.686.8413.

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Overington Park’s Big Weekend!

Posted on 24 October 2014

What a great weekend in Overington Park! Friday night October 17th we had 70 people show up in our park to watch the LEGO Movie, sponsored by our State Rep. James Clay and the Friends Of Overington Park. We gave out popcorn and chips, and watched the film. Every bench was filled and blankets were overflowing with families having a good time in their neighborhood. This was our rain date for our summer movie that was washed out. The weather was on our side this weekend. With a little chill in the air, we came together and enjoyed a good evening of fun and fellowship.overington park

Saturday October 18th we held our annual Fall Festival from 12 to 3pm. We gave away 125 pumpkins in our pumpkin patch, to any child that could find their little orange treasure, under the straw. Soft pretzels, and popcorn kept everyone full while they played the games developed by our own SMA (seasonal maintenance assistant).

We had a cardboard castle for the little ones to play in, and picture taking through the rose windows. Parents were grateful for something fun and free in their neighborhood for their families to enjoy, and we, the Friends of Overington Park (FOOP) were pleased to have so many good people attend our event.Special thanks to the Frankford High School’s JR ROTC.  We would be lost without them!

There was a art station for printing a Fall bookmark or card to take home. We gave away plants started by our FOOP vice president to any gardeners that attended. At the end of the event small bags of candy and toys, (150) were given to each child attending the Festival. All in all the day was a big success! 

Diane Kunze, president, Friends of Overington Park

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Coming Up in Frankford 10/25 to 11/21/2014

Posted on 24 October 2014

 

  • Haunted Hedge – A Fall Festival for Kids & Families – Sat, October 25, 1pm – 3pm, Hedge St. Park (Intersection of Orthodox St. & Hedge St.) – games, challenges, facepainting, a cider press, and more. The event is being led by the Wooden Boat Factory’s Riverguides and is in collaboration with Pop Up Play.
  • HIV and Hepatitis C Testing – Sun, October 26, 11am – 4pm,  St. Mark’s Church, 4442 Frankford Avenue – Philly Faith in Action was brings the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Drexel University with their mobile medical center to St Marks for rapid HIV and hepatitis C testing, counseling and follow up care. They will be here the 2nd Saturday of every month.
  • 17th annual Tricky Trays – Sun, October 26, 11am – 3pm, St.Joachim Church,1527 Church St – “Court St. Francis De Sales #2617 will hold the 17th annual Tricky Trays at St.Joachim Church. Admission $4.00 adults $2.00 children. includes lunch, dessert and 2 raffle tickets additional raffle tickets avail for sale. Bring canned goods and get an free raffle ticket.”
  • Philadelphia Open Studio Tour at the Globe – Sun, October 26, 2pm – 4pm,  Globe Dye Works, 4500 Worth Street- http://philaopenstudios.org/post/neighborhood/east
  • Frankford Garden Club – Mon, October 27, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Wissinoming Park Playground
  • Senior Breakfast – Tue, October 28, 8am – 10am,  Aria Health, Frankford – 2nd floor cafeteria- Aria will provide our community seniors with monthly, insightful tips and information on issues that are directly affecting you and your health. Breakfast will be provided free of charge. To reserve your seat call 1-877-808-2742 and then press 2.
  • Monthly Birthday Party – Tue, October 28, 11:45am – 12:45pm, Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center 4744 Frankford Ave. – Come celebrate your birthday! We have a monthly birthday party. Join us for cake, ice cream, lunch, and live entertainment!
  • Frankford Business and Professional Association – Tue, October 28, 12pm – 2pm, NET, 4625 Frankford Ave. – Hear from our President, Diane Richardson about our accomplishments from 2013 -2014 and learn about what we have in store for the upcoming year. Representatives from Ready Philadelphia will be joining us to discuss business emergency preparedness and Project HOME will be discussing what we can do to help address the issue of homelessness in Frankford. SEPTA will also be in attendance to give an update on the 2015 Arrott Terminal (Margaret Orthodox Station) construction project.
  • Frankford Parks Group – Tue, October 28, 6:30pm – 7:30pm,  CDC Building, 4900 Griscom St. – There will be an official community vote about renaming Hedge Street Park and Wilmot Park. There will also be a discussion about the design for the Mural to go back in Hedge Street Park. If you cannot attend the meeting you can send your suggestions to frankfordparksgroup@gmail.com
  • Dance Movement Therapy Class – Wed, October 29, 10am – 11am, Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center 4744 Frankford Ave. – Please join us for our Dance Movement Therapy Classes. Come join this hot new program!
  • Greensgrow Fruit and Vegetable Truck – Thu, October 30, 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center 4744 Frankford Ave. – Greensgrow Fruit and Vegetable Truck will be here. Fruit and vegetable can be purchased with food vouchers, access card, or cash.
  • Northeast Philadelphia EPIC Stakeholders Group – Thu, October 30, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, 2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow Street
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Forum – Thu, October 30, 5:30pm – 8:00pm, Sankofa School, 4290 Penn Street – 5:30 – 6PM DINNER & RESOURCES, with handouts & giveaways – 6PM – 7PM Special performance by Henrietta Hadley titled “Promises, 7pm – 8pm Panel discussion with Shenise N. Henderson, the Enhanced Home Visitation Project – For More Information, please email Nafisah Lewis : nlewis@coraservices.org Tanya Morris: tamorris@tp4c.org R.S.V.P by October 23rd
  • PSA1 Meeting – Thu, October 30, 7pm – 8pm, Aria Health Frankford Campus, 4900 Frankford Ave.
  • TURNING POINTS SPOOKTACULAR EVENT – Fri, October 31, 4pm – 6pm, 4329 Griscom St. – COME JOIN US FOR A SPOOKTACULAR COSTUME EVENT. WHERE YOU CAN FEEL SAFE AND CHILDREN CAN HAVE FUN! COSTUME PARADE, FACE PAINTING, GAMES, CANDY AND PRIZES. BEST CHILD’S COSTUME WINS A PRIZE!!!! COME TO 4329 GRISCOM STREET PARKING LOT ON OCTOBER 31ST FROM 4PM-6PM. DONT MISS OUT ON THE FUN IN FRANKFORD WITH TURNING POINTS!
  • Harvest Fest and Trunk or Treat – Fri, October 31, 5pm – 7pm, Second Baptist Church of Frankford, 1801 Meadow St – A Christian based activity for all. Dunking for apples, pumpkin carving, best costume, best decorated trunk, light refreshments, treats, walk the “Blessed Trail”
  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House – Sun, November 2, 12pm – 5pm, 4278 Griscom Street – Presentation at 1:30 PM: Ed Bonekemper – General McClellan
  • Interested in Becoming a Foster Parent? -Wed, November 5, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Turning Points or Children, 4329 Griscom St – Attend an orientation session – refreshments will be provided. RSVP at 215-287-4353 or 215-287-4745
  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting – Thu, November 6, 7pm – 8pm, Aria Hospital, 2nd floor
  • Day of Service in Honor of Veterans Day -Sat, November 8, 10am – 2pm,St. Mark’s Church, Frankford 4442 Frankford Avenue - Frankford CDC along with Philly Rising and the Travis Manion Group will be doing a massive clean up of the corridor from the 5200 to 4200 of Frankford Avenue. We will be cleaning Frankford Avenue and the surrounding neighborhood but we need your help!!! For additional information or to register as a volunteer, please contact Sanya Brown, Northeast Divisional Coordinator with PhillyRising at 215.686.8413
  • Historical Society of Frankford program – Tue, November 11, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, 1507 Orthodox St – FRANKFORD’s DEED RESTRICTIONS Including Northwood’s Burk Deed Joseph Menkevich and Debbie Klak, Researchers Learn of the genesis and current impact of the Frankford area’s various historic deed restrictions—with a special look at Northwood’s Burk Deed restrictions
  • Neighborhood Advisory Committee Meeting – Thu, November 13, 7pm – 8pm,2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow St
  • Love Your Park Fall Service Day – Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 – All Frankford Parks
  • Arts & Crafts Fair -Sat, November 15, 10am – 3pm, Frankford Friends School, Penn and Orthodox Sts. – Artists, Crafters and Vendors
  • Friends of Overington Park -Tue, November 18, 7pm – 8pm, Overington Park, Orthodox St. – We will meet in the park in fair weather and at 1500 Orthodox St. , the Friends Meeting House, in bad weather or cold months.
  • Northwood Civic Association Meeting – Tue, November 18, 7pm – 8pmSt. James Lutheran Church, at Castor Avenue and Pratt Street.
  • Senior Breakfast – Tue, November 25, 8am – 10am,  Aria Health, Frankford – 2nd floor cafeteria- Aria will provide our community seniors with monthly, insightful tips and information on issues that are directly affecting you and your health. Breakfast will be provided free of charge. To reserve your seat call 1-877-808-2742 and then press 2.

 

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TURNING POINTS SPOOKTACULAR EVENT

Posted on 23 October 2014

COME JOIN US FOR A SPOOKTACULAR COSTUME EVENT. WHERE YOU CAN FEEL SAFE AND CHILDREN CAN HAVE FUN!
COSTUME PARADE, FACE PAINTING, GAMES, CANDY AND PRIZES.

BEST CHILD’S COSTUME WINS A PRIZE!!!!
COME TO 4329 GRISCOM STREET PARKING LOT ON OCTOBER 31ST
FROM 4PM-6PM. DONT MISS OUT ON THE FUN IN FRANKFORD WITH TURNING POINTS!

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Basketball Season Starting Up at McIlvain

Posted on 23 October 2014

All games and practices will be held at Frankford High School.  Register no later than November 15th.  See details below.

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Education, Meetings and Events

The Haunted Hedge

Posted on 20 October 2014

This Saturday, from 1 to 3PM at Hedge Street Park, Orthodox and Hedge Sts.  Games, facepainting, cider press, obstacle course and more.  Sounds like a good time.

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Art Meets Environment at the Globe

Posted on 20 October 2014

It is no accident that the TTF (Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Creek watershed)  settled in Frankford among a collection of artists, they show their artistic passion for the environment which enriches us all.  This weekend as part of the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours they will open their doors along with some of the others at the Globe Dye Works to the public.

We are one of the co-sponsors of the event and will be on hand to photograph, video and talk with anyone who happens by.  See the details below.

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Miscellaneous

Things Are Looking Up at McIlvain Playground

Posted on 18 October 2014

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It was a chilly, rainy day when I stopped by to see Steve Schmidt Facility Supervisor, at McIlvain playground at Penn and Pratt Streets last week.

I found him surrounded by kids and that is how he likes it. The self-described “rec rat” had been an assistant recreation leader with Parks and Recreation for 16 years.

During that time he also taught at Mercy Vocational High School and then later got into social work. He always wanted to work full time in recreation and when the opportunity came along, he grabbed it and has been at McIlvain since April.

He grew up in Olney and has always worked in diverse neighborhoods so Frankford was a perfect fit.

When he first arrived he was surprised to find that there was only the after school program and the tot rec program.

He immediately brought back T ball. Soccer came next with a dance program, drama and tumbling being introduced recently.

Now there is a growing list of programs that has not been seen at McIlvain in quite some time.

There was not much in the line of equipment and the first thing he did was reach out to the contacts he had made throughout the years.

A friend at the Phillies came through with a connection to their Major League Baseball RBI (Reviving Baseball in the Inner Cities) program.

That brought in the equipment which helped keep the cost to parents down to $15. That includes uniform, trophy and a party at the end of the season.

Working through the McIlvain Advisory Council, he applied for a city wide activities grant with the help of Councilwoman Sanchez and got two new air conditioners for the building.

With the help of the Frankford CDC, he got four laptops for the kids in the after school program. Democratic candidate for State Assembly Jason Dawkins has committed for three more.

During the summer he partnered with the Northeast Bible Fellowship and Pastor Alonzo Johnson to get some badly needed improvements made to the facility by groups from Orange City, Florida; Marietta, Georgia and Hopkinton, Massachusetts. They also ran a sport camp,

In a short time, it is starting to look like a major turnaround but he is not satisfied. Plans for the future are to maintain and improve the basketball and baseball program.

The former home of the Frankford Boys Club which left 5 years ago is in shambles and needs to be rebuilt to make it useable.

He wants to bring families back into the park and make it safe for use at all times of the day.

Planning is going on now for a Zumba class and Salsa dancing for adults.

Volunteers are always welcome and donations, both financial and material, are needed.

If you have useable sports equipment, it would be welcome. Financial donations to the McIlvain Advisory Council would be awesome.

Want to tutor kids or help them with homework? Call Steve. If there is coaching that you think you can handle, call Steve. This is your park, come out and help build it up.

As he says “This has been my dream job all my life…This is where I belong.”

You can reach Steve at 215-685-1228 or stop by the playground at 5200 Penn Street.

 

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Coming Up in Frankford 10/18 to 11/14/2014

Posted on 17 October 2014

 

  • Flea Market – Sat, October 18, 7am – 1pm,  McIlvain Playground, 5200 Penn Street – We are across from the Frankford Transportation Center. $12 per spot, 2 for $20. Call 215-685-1228 for more information. Sponsored by McIlvain Playground Advisory Council
  • Overington Park Fall Festival – Sat, October 18, 12pm – 3pm, Overington Park, Leiper and Orthodox Sts. – Pumpkin patch, games, candy and fun
  • Friends of Overington Park – Tue, October 21, 7pm – 8pm – We will meet in the park in fair weather and at 1500 Orthodox St. , the Friends Meeting House, in bad weather or cold months.
  • Northwood Civic Association Meeting – Tue, October 21, 7pm – 8pm,  St. James Lutheran Church, at Castor Avenue and Pratt Street.
  • Peter Bressi 30th Anniversary Banquet – Fri, October 24, 11:30am – 1:30pm, Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center 4744 Frankford Ave. – Come join us to celebrate our 30th Anniversary with our very special Anniversary Banquet. Pre-registration is required. Please reserve your seat with Karen at 215-831-2926. $4.00 per plate donation requested.
  • HIV and Hepatitis C Testing – Sun, October 26, 11am – 4pm,  St. Mark’s Church, 4442 Frankford Avenue – Philly Faith in Action was brings the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and Drexel University with their mobile medical center to St Marks for rapid HIV and hepatitis C testing, counseling and follow up care. They will be here the 2nd Saturday of every month.
  • Philadelphia Open Studio Tour at the Globe – Sun, October 26, 2pm – 4pm,  Globe Dye Works, 4500 Worth Street- http://philaopenstudios.org/post/neighborhood/east
  • Frankford Garden Club – Mon, October 27, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Wissinoming Park Playground
  • Senior Breakfast – Tue, October 28, 8am – 10am,  Aria Health, Frankford – 2nd floor cafeteria- Aria will provide our community seniors with monthly, insightful tips and information on issues that are directly affecting you and your health. Breakfast will be provided free of charge. To reserve your seat call 1-877-808-2742 and then press 2.
  • Monthly Birthday Party – Tue, October 28, 11:45am – 12:45pm, Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center 4744 Frankford Ave. – Come celebrate your birthday! We have a monthly birthday party. Join us for cake, ice cream, lunch, and live entertainment!
  • Frankford Business and Professional Association – Tue, October 28, 12pm – 2pm, NET, 4625 Frankford Ave. – Hear from our President, Diane Richardson about our accomplishments from 2013 -2014 and learn about what we have in store for the upcoming year. Representatives from Ready Philadelphia will be joining us to discuss business emergency preparedness and Project HOME will be discussing what we can do to help address the issue of homelessness in Frankford. SEPTA will also be in attendance to give an update on the 2015 Arrott Terminal (Margaret Orthodox Station) construction project.
  • Frankford Parks Group – Tue, October 28, 6:30pm – 7:30pm,  CDC Building, 4900 Griscom St.
  • Dance Movement Therapy Class – Wed, October 29, 10am – 11am, Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center 4744 Frankford Ave. – Please join us for our Dance Movement Therapy Classes. Come join this hot new program!
  • Greensgrow Fruit and Vegetable Truck – Thu, October 30, 12:00pm – 1:30pm, Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center 4744 Frankford Ave. – Greensgrow Fruit and Vegetable Truck will be here. Fruit and vegetable can be purchased with food vouchers, access card, or cash.
  • Northeast Philadelphia EPIC Stakeholders Group – Thu, October 30, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, 2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow Street
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Forum – Thu, October 30, 5:30pm – 8:00pm, Sankofa School, 4290 Penn Street – 5:30 – 6PM DINNER & RESOURCES, with handouts & giveaways – 6PM – 7PM Special performance by Henrietta Hadley titled “Promises, 7pm – 8pm Panel discussion with Shenise N. Henderson, the Enhanced Home Visitation Project – For More Information, please email Nafisah Lewis : nlewis@coraservices.org Tanya Morris: tamorris@tp4c.org R.S.V.P by October 23rd
  • PSA1 Meeting – Thu, October 30, 7pm – 8pm, Aria Health Frankford Campus, 4900 Frankford Ave.
  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House – Sun, November 2, 12pm – 5pm, 4278 Griscom Street – Presentation at 1:30 PM: Ed Bonekemper – General McClellan
  • Interested in Becoming a Foster Parent? -Wed, November 5, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, Turning Points or Children, 4329 Griscom St – Attend an orientation session – refreshments will be provided. RSVP at 215-287-4353 or 215-287-4745
  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting – Thu, November 6, 7pm – 8pm, Aria Hospital, 2nd floor
  • Day of Service in Honor of Veterans Day -Sat, November 8, 10am – 2pm,St. Mark’s Church, Frankford 4442 Frankford Avenue - Frankford CDC along with Philly Rising and the Travis Manion Group will be doing a massive clean up of the corridor from the 5200 to 4200 of Frankford Avenue. We will be cleaning Frankford Avenue and the surrounding neighborhood but we need your help!!! For additional information or to register as a volunteer, please contact Sanya Brown, Northeast Divisional Coordinator with PhillyRising at 215.686.8413
  • Historical Society of Frankford program – Tue, November 11, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, 1507 Orthodox St – FRANKFORD’s DEED RESTRICTIONS Including Northwood’s Burk Deed Joseph Menkevich and Debbie Klak, Researchers Learn of the genesis and current impact of the Frankford area’s various historic deed restrictions—with a special look at Northwood’s Burk Deed restrictions
  • Neighborhood Advisory Committee Meeting – Thu, November 13, 7pm – 8pm,2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow St
  • Love Your Park Fall Service Day – Saturday, Nov 15, 2014 – All Frankford Parks
  • Friends of Overington Park -Tue, November 18, 7pm – 8pm, Overington Park, Orthodox St. – We will meet in the park in fair weather and at 1500 Orthodox St. , the Friends Meeting House, in bad weather or cold months.
  • Northwood Civic Association Meeting – Tue, November 18, 7pm – 8pmSt. James Lutheran Church, at Castor Avenue and Pratt Street.
  • Senior Breakfast – Tue, November 25, 8am – 10am,  Aria Health, Frankford – 2nd floor cafeteria- Aria will provide our community seniors with monthly, insightful tips and information on issues that are directly affecting you and your health. Breakfast will be provided free of charge. To reserve your seat call 1-877-808-2742 and then press 2.

 

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Harvest Fest and Trunk or Treat

Posted on 17 October 2014

At the Second Baptist on October 31st at 5PM.  See the details below for a good time for the family.

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