Meetings and Events

Coming Up in Frankford 4/25 to 5/22/2015

Posted on 23 April 2015

  • Satellite Office of State Rep. John Taylor -Every Thursday, 5pm – 7pm,  Simpson Playground, 1010 Arrott St. – Open to the public to meet Rep. Taylor or a member of his staff to discuss whatever issue is on your mind.
  • Live Music -Every Saturday 7pm – 10pm – Great Awakenings Cafe, 1466 E Cheltenham Ave.
  • Children’s Story and Craft Hour – Every Thursday  10am – 11am – Great Awakenings Cafe, 1466 E Cheltenham Ave.
  • Community Bible Study -Every Wednesday 6:30pm – 7:30pm – Great Awakenings Cafe, 1466 E Cheltenham Ave.
  • Keep the Faith in Frankford – Every Wednesday 6:30pm – 8:00pmSt Mark’s Church Frankford, 4442 Frankford Avenue
  • iPAD Lessons – Wed, April 29, 10am – 11am, Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center 4744 Frankford Avenue – Come experience the power of technology taught simply! A very informative, free of charge event.
  • Frankford Chargers 47th Annual Awards Banquet – Sun, April 26, 3pm – 6pm, Romano’s Catering, 1523 East Wingohocking Street – Tickets only in advance at Gambrel Recreation Center on Monday, Wednesday or Friday 6 to 730PM. $25. Ticket sales end April 6th.
  • Piano Recital by Joseph Krupa – Sun, April 26, 3pm – 5pm, Frankford Historical Society, 1507 Orthodox Street – Pianist Joseph Krupa has a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Calgary, appeared as a concerto soloist with the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia and Chestnut Hill Orchestra, and participated in workshops and master classes in Europe, Canada, and the United States. His piano performance will include compositions by Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff. Guests will have the chance to dialogue with him about the music and composers during a reception with light refreshments following the performance.
    Refreshments served. Members $12.00; Others $15.00
  • Frankford Parks Group – Mon, April 27, 6pm – 7pm, Frankford Community Development, Harrison and Griscom Streets – Discuss Love Your Park Week events
  • Senior Breakfast – Tue, April 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, April 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 Garden Club – Wed, April 29, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Wissinoming Park Playground
  • Northeast Philadelphia EPIC Stakeholders Group, Thu, April 30, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, 2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow Street – The Frankford CDC will hold it’s annual community meeting on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Second Baptist Church (1801 Meadow Street) in collaboration with the Northeast EPIC Stakeholder community meeting.  FCDC,s Director will go over the accomplishments for the organization since our transition in 2013, will introduce new staff members, and will lay out the CDC’s plan for neighborhood revitalization initiatives for the next year.  There will also be an announcement of the elected Neighborhood Advisory Committee members.
  • Roller Derby – Fri, May 1, 8pm – 10pm, Northeast Frankford Boys and Girls Club, 1801 Kinsey Street
  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House – Sun, May 3, 12pm – 5pm, 4278 Griscom Street – Presentation at 1:30 PM
  • Public Information Meeting – Tue, May 5, 6pm – 7pm, Frankford Friends Meetinghouse, 1500 Orthodox Street – To inform the school community and neighborhood about Frankford Friends School’s proposed outdoor classroom to be developed on the vacant lot at 1515 Orthodox Street, and about the environmental assessment that has been conducted.
  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting –Wed, May 6, 7pm – 8pm, St Mark’s Church Frankford, 4442 Frankford Avenue
  • Spring Bazaar – Sat, May 9, 10am – 6pm, in front of Holiday Thriftway at 5147 Frankford Avenue
  • Historical Society of Frankford Program – Tue, May 12, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, 1507 Orthodox St. – 800th Anniversary – MAGNA CARTA
    Jay H Ginsburg, Esquire – The signing of the Magna Carta in June 1215 began the arduous process of limiting absolute powers and setting the foundation for the rights and liberties guaranteed through the US Constitution and Bill of Rights.  Learn more about this document and the roles played by a Frankford judge and a Colonial Frankford family. 
  • Watershed Milestones Award Ceremony & Reception – Wed, May 13, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, TTF, Globe Dye Works, Worth Street – Anthony Smith, will be recognized by TTF as a Watershed Champion for his work down at Womrath Park
  • Neighborhood Advisory Committee Meeting – Thu, May 14, 7pm – 8pm, 2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow St.
  • Indoor Flea Market – Sat, May 16, 10am – 5pm, Frankford Historical Society, 1507 Orthodox Street – Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Clothing, Mid Century Modern.  Tables $15 Contact Diane Sadler for more information 215-817-4106
  • Spring Fair – Sat, May 16, 10am – 3pm, Frankford Friends School, 1500 Orthodox Street
  • Friends of Overington Park – Tue, May 19, 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.
  • Senior Breakfast – Tue, May 26, 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.
  • Watershed Heroes –Wed, May 27, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Globe Dye Works, Worth Street – What is a waterhshed?  Want to improve your water quality? Watershed heroes presentation – RSVP to Daryan 215.744.1853 or email daryan@ttfwatershed.org
  • Northeast Philadelphia EPIC Stakeholders Group – Thu, May 28, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, 2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow Street
  • PSA1 Meeting – Thu, May 28, 7pm – 8pm, Aria Hospital, 4900 Frankford Ave. – Meet the police who patrol Frankford to talk about crime and anything else that is on your mind.

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Water Ice Coming to Northwood

Posted on 23 April 2015

At the Northwood Civic Association meeting on April 22nd, Bianca Reyes presented her plans for opening “Nini’s Sweets and Treats, Water Ice and More” at the intersection of Adams Avenue and Castor Avenue.  The location had last been used for water ice sales but has been closed for several years.  She said there will be water ice and ice cream from the take out window with no outside seating available and no outside music.  She anticipates an opening in mid May.  Neighbors expressed their concern about noise, traffic and lighting and she answered all questions.

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“Nini’s Sweets and Treats, Water Ice and More”

Joe Krause, President of the Civic opened the meeting and discussed open issue the last month’s meeting.  The Civic donated $50 to the Lewis Family easter egg hunt at Northwood Park this year.  The event entertained about 250 kids and was the biggest one so far.  The could use more community support and the Civic would like to do more for next year.

The Civic also plans to make a donation to the Simpson Playground for much needed equipment.  That will be taken up at the next board meeting.  The board will also be looking into the possibility of getting a dog park established in Northwood in the hopes that it might curtail the dog dropping problem.

It is know that Wawa was interested in the former K Mart property as a new location for a new store and gas station to replace the one across the street.  The owners of the property however have a agreement with the Supreme grocery store to not lease to a business that would sell the same products which would seem to bar a Wawa at that location.  The Civic believes the community would benefit from the Wawa moving to the new location.

Stewart Graham, Chief of Staff for Councilman at Large David Oh was present and said he would be attending future meetings whenever possible to keep the Councilman advised of issues in Northwood.

Darrion Shuford, Chief of Staff for State representative Jason Dawkins announced that there is a financial Literacy Workshop Saturday April 25 at the Greater Olney Free Library at 5501 North 5th Street from 10 AM to 1 PM.  There is also a free health insurance enrollment event being held Saturday April 25th at the Northeast Baptist Church at 4744 Tackawanna Street from 11 AM to 3 PM.

As a result of Councilwoman Sanchez attendance at last month’s meeting, several city representatives were on hand to address issues raised at that time.

City traffic engineer Nicholas Cinciruk talked about neighborhood complaints about noise and traffic on Castor Avenue between Foulkrod and Pratt Streets.  He said that the Streets Department can erect signs controlling these issues but the police still will have to enforce them.  On the issue of truck parking in Northwood, he had a list of the streets where Councilwoman Sanchez has drafted legislation prohibiting parking as requested by the Civic and had signed off on the work orders for the signage.  He did say that work crews are behind schedule and it would take some time to get them put up.

Keith Lemchak, Engineering Supervisor for the city Air Management Services talked about the noise and vibration problems report by residents on Ramona Avenue near Adams caused by heavy traffic.  He told the group what testing could be done and was available after the meeting for specific questions.

There were four candidates for judge in the upcoming primary election on May 19th.  They introduced themselves and then waited until after the meeting to speak with all who were interested in getting their views and qualifications.

Betsy Wahl is running for the Court of Common Pleas.  link

Chris McCabe is running for the Court of Common Pleas.  link

Anthony Kyriakakis is running for the Court of Common Pleas.  link

Frank Bennett is running for the Court of Common Pleas and also Municipal Court.

The next meeting of the Northwood Civic Association will be held on Tuesday, June 16th at 7 PM at St. James Lutheran Church at Castor Avenue and Pratt Streets. (No meeting in May since it falls on Primary election day)

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Miscellaneous

Get Well John Loftus

Posted on 22 April 2015

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John Loftus, working in the garden with Tony Payton on Cleanup day in April of 2012

A big Frankford “Get Well” goes out to John Loftus of the Northeast Times this month. He has been a true friend to Frankford all through his time with the Northeast Times and previously the Northeast (Frankford) News Gleaner.

John is a story teller and a sharp observer and has always been able to find the good in Frankford which is often misunderstood by others in the media. He is recovering from surgery and we all look forward to seeing him back on the job.

 

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Business

Get to Know a Frankford Business: PA Auto Insurance Outlet

Posted on 22 April 2015

It is easy to miss on the corner of Harrison and Frankford but the PA Auto Insurance Outlet is one of the premier sources for auto insurance for a unique market segment. If you never had car insurance; if your credit history is not that great; if nobody else will insure you; they will usually find a way, at the best price and terms available.

I sat down with Bob Refice, one of the partners to get more of the story. The company actually was founded by Warren Kukish in 2001 with one employee. By 2004 when Refice joined the company, Ed Gerber was also on board. Together, the three have built the business to what it is today, insuring over 8,000 customers throughout the Delaware Valley.

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Warren Kukish, Ed Gerber, Bob Refice, Ike Reese and Mike Barkann as Mike and Ike broadcast live from PA Auto

The secret to their success is that they treat people with respect. As Warren says “We’re nice people”. With a customer base that has often been ill treated by other insurers, people appreciate that. In addition they will get you the lowest possible rate and aim to give the best follow-up service.

Frankford has been a great location for the business. They now own the building and have to use all three floors for their 17 employees. The office has a kind of old time feel where the customer feels welcome. The open floor plan facilitates communication and makes doing business there a pleasure.

The staff gives a high priority to customer service and the result is a large number of repeat customers. Rosa, Fatiha, Sonya, Warren, Ed and Jamayra are always ready to spend time with each and every customer that visits the store.

Part of this business is about maintaining good relationships with car dealerships and auto tag service centers that will often refer customers who need insurance to get driving. PA Auto has the same high standards for those folks, too. They had a large number of their commercial clients drop in on April 14th for the live broadcast of the 94WIP Mike and Ike show from their second floor offices. That was an opportunity for those clients to meet the staff in person and further forge their business relationship.

Looking to the future, they are firmly rooted in Frankford with no need to move. They were a sponsor of the Frankford Old Head Softball game last year. Refice in fact had a long career in insurance with MetLife but had his first job right on Frankford Avenue at Cramer’s. His dad was the long time manager of Robert Hall on Sellers Street and his mom also worked for Cramer’s. He says all through those years with MetLife he carried the idea of someday returning to Philadelphia to start something here. Family is an important part of the company with many family members also working in the business.

In addition to offering auto insurance to their traditional customers, the company has recently added new carriers who offer great rates to the average driver and they also now offer homeowners, renters and life insurance. If you need to register your car, get new tags or renew your registration, you can stop by PA Auto and they’ll help you with that, too.

As Warren says, they really are nice people. Stop in and say hello the next time you pass by.

 

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Meetings and Events

Northwood Civic Association Meeting

Posted on 20 April 2015

Tuesday April 21st, 2015 7:00PM at St. James Church- Castor Ave, and Pratt Street. The Water Ice Stand at Adams/Castor Avenue has been purchased. The new owner will be attending the meeting to give an overview of her plans for re-opening the business.

There will be a couple candidates for Common Pleas Court Judge attending to introduce themselves to the residents. They will answer questions at the meetings adjournment. Please bring a neighbor as we would like to continue the involvement we’ve had the last couple meetings.

Joe Krause

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Kid’s Medieval Workshop at the HSF This Sunday

Posted on 17 April 2015

 

COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE – Sun, April 19, 1pm – 3pm, Frankford Historical Society, 1507 Orthodox Street – Performance, Kid’s Medieval Workshop, For your amusement, Impresario David K Schreur (Baron Fum, Society for Creative Anachronism) and his group, I ZANNI ILLUMINATI, will entertain in the timeless tradition of the Commedia Dell’Arte.

Following their one-of-a kind presentation, a Medieval Performance Workshop will be conducted for the young folks, culminating in an impromptu production. As the children’s workshop is conducted, adults will enjoy listening to live music on period instruments, viewing the Society’s extensive library and museum collections reflecting the history of Northeast Philadelphia, and sipping adult libations.

A light Continental brunch will be available throughout. Community Social – Refreshments served. Fee $5.00

 

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Coming Up in Frankford 4/18 to 5/15/2015

Posted on 17 April 2015

  • Satellite Office of State Rep. John Taylor -Every Thursday, 5pm – 7pm,  Simpson Playground, 1010 Arrott St. – Open to the public to meet Rep. Taylor or a member of his staff to discuss whatever issue is on your mind.
  • Live Music -Every Saturday 7pm – 10pm – Great Awakenings Cafe, 1466 E Cheltenham Ave.
  • Children’s Story and Craft Hour – Every Thursday  10am – 11am – Great Awakenings Cafe, 1466 E Cheltenham Ave.
  • Community Bible Study -Every Wednesday 6:30pm – 7:30pm – Great Awakenings Cafe, 1466 E Cheltenham Ave.
  • Keep the Faith in Frankford – Every Wednesday 6:30pm – 8:00pmSt Mark’s Church Frankford, 4442 Frankford Avenue
  • iPAD Lessons – Wed, April 22, 10am – 11am, Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center 4744 Frankford Avenue – Come experience the power of technology taught simply! A very informative, free of charge event, also 4/29
  • First Time Homebuyer & Financial Literacy Workshop – Sat, April 18, 10am – 12pm, McIlvain Recreation Center, 5200 Penn Street – First Time Homebuyer & Financial Literacy Workshop: PHA Scattered Site & Housing Choice Voucher Program – Did you know that you could use your Section 8 or Section 5H voucher to qualify for a mortgage to purchase a home.?  Come out and learn about PHA’s Scattered Site & Housing Choice Voucher Homeownership Program.   First time homebuyers must complete housing counseling as a prerequisite.  Clarifi has a staff of certified credit and housing counselors who are ready to help you sort out your unique financial priorities. Learn about the services and resources that Clarifi has to offer first time homebuyers who are looking to qualify for one of PHA’s homeownership programs. 
  • 3rd Annual Healthy Trails 5k run/walk – Sun, April 19, 8am – 10am, Friends Hospital, 4641 Roosevelt Boulevard – The third annual Healthy Trails 5k run/walk in Tacony Creek Park will start and finish on the Friends Hospital campus. This event is on a fully paved, stroller and pet friendly trail. Bring the whole family! CONTACT: Robin Irizarry robin@ttfwatershed.org/215.744.1853 Registration opens: Friday, March 6 at 12 p.m.
  • 5th Annual Spring Tea – Sun, April 19, 11:30am – 2:30pm, St Joachim’s Church, 1527 Church Street
  • COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE – Sun, April 19, 1pm – 3pm, Frankford Historical Society, 1507 Orthodox Street – Performance, Kid’s Medieval Workshop, For your amusement, Impresario David K Schreur (Baron Fum, Society for Creative Anachronism) and his group, I ZANNI ILLUMINATI, will entertain in the timeless tradition of the Commedia Dell’Arte. Following their one-of-a kind presentation, a Medieval Performance Workshop will be conducted for the young folks, culminating in an impromptu production. As the children’s workshop is conducted,
    adults will enjoy listening to live music on period instruments, viewing the Society’s extensive library and museum collections reflecting the history of Northeast Philadelphia, and sipping adult libations. A light Continental brunch will be available throughout. Community Social – Refreshments served. Fee $5.00
  • Friends of Overington Park –Tue,  April 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, April 21, 7pm – 8pm, St. James Lutheran Church, at Castor Avenue and Pratt Street
  • PSA1 meeting – Thurs April 23, 7PM – Aria Hospital, 4900 Frankford Avenue
  • Frankford Chargers 47th Annual Awards Banquet – Sun, April 26, 3pm – 6pm, Romano’s Catering, 1523 East Wingohocking Street – Tickets only in advance at Gambrel Recreation Center on Monday, Wednesday or Friday 6 to 730PM. $25. Ticket sales end April 6th.
  • Piano Recital by Joseph Krupa – Sun, April 26, 3pm – 5pm, Frankford Historical Society, 1507 Orthodox Street – Pianist Joseph Krupa has a Master of Music in Piano Performance from the University of Calgary, appeared as a concerto soloist with the Orchestra Society of Philadelphia and Chestnut Hill Orchestra, and participated in workshops and master classes in Europe, Canada, and the United States. His piano performance will include compositions by Haydn, Beethoven, Chopin, Debussy, and Rachmaninoff. Guests will have the chance to dialogue with him about the music and composers during a reception with light refreshments following the performance.
    Refreshments served. Members $12.00; Others $15.00
  • Frankford Parks Group – Mon, April 27, 6pm – 7pm, Frankford Community Development, Harrison and Griscom Streets – Discuss Love Your Park Week events
  • Senior Breakfast – Tue, April 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, April 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 Garden Club – Wed, April 29, 6:30pm – 7:30pm, Wissinoming Park Playground
  • Northeast Philadelphia EPIC Stakeholders Group, Thu, April 30, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, 2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow Street – The Frankford CDC will hold it’s annual community meeting on Thursday, April 30, 2015 at Second Baptist Church (1801 Meadow Street) in collaboration with the Northeast EPIC Stakeholder community meeting.  FCDC,s Director will go over the accomplishments for the organization since our transition in 2013, will introduce new staff members, and will lay out the CDC’s plan for neighborhood revitalization initiatives for the next year.  There will also be an announcement of the elected Neighborhood Advisory Committee members.
  • Roller Derby – Fri, May 1, 8pm – 10pm, Northeast Frankford Boys and Girls Club, 1801 Kinsey Street
  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House – Sun, May 3, 12pm – 5pm, 4278 Griscom Street – Presentation at 1:30 PM
  • Public Information Meeting – Tue, May 5, 6pm – 7pm, Frankford Friends Meetinghouse, 1500 Orthodox Street – To inform the school community and neighborhood about Frankford Friends School’s proposed outdoor classroom to be developed on the vacant lot at 1515 Orthodox Street, and about the environmental assessment that has been conducted.
  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting –Wed, May 6, 7pm – 8pm, St Mark’s Church Frankford, 4442 Frankford Avenue
  • Spring Bazaar – Sat, May 9, 10am – 6pm, in front of Holiday Thriftway at 5147 Frankford Avenue
  • Historical Society of Frankford Program – Tue, May 12, 7:30pm – 9:00pm, 1507 Orthodox St. – 800th Anniversary – MAGNA CARTA
    Jay H Ginsburg, Esquire – The signing of the Magna Carta in June 1215 began the arduous process of limiting absolute powers and setting the foundation for the rights and liberties guaranteed through the US Constitution and Bill of Rights.  Learn more about this document and the roles played by a Frankford judge and a Colonial Frankford family. 
  • Watershed Milestones Award Ceremony & Reception – Wed, May 13, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, TTF, Globe Dye Works, Worth Street – Anthony Smith, will be recognized by TTF as a Watershed Champion for his work down at Womrath Park
  • Neighborhood Advisory Committee Meeting – Thu, May 14, 7pm – 8pm, 2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow St.
  • Indoor Flea Market – Sat, May 16, 10am – 5pm, Frankford Historical Society, 1507 Orthodox Street – Antiques, Collectibles, Vintage Clothing, Mid Century Modern.  Tables $15 Contact Diane Sadler for more information 215-817-4106
  • Spring Fair – Sat, May 16, 10am – 3pm, Frankford Friends School, 1500 Orthodox Street
  • Friends of Overington Park – Tue, May 19, 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, May 19, 7pm – 8pm, St. James Lutheran Church, at Castor Avenue and Pratt Street.
  • Senior Breakfast – Tue, May 26, 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.
  • Watershed Heroes –Wed, May 27, 5:30pm – 6:30pm, Tookany/Tacony-Frankford Watershed Partnership, Globe Dye Works, Worth Street – What is a waterhshed?  Want to improve your water quality? Watershed heroes presentation – RSVP to Daryan 215.744.1853 or email daryan@ttfwatershed.org
  • Northeast Philadelphia EPIC Stakeholders Group – Thu, May 28, 5:30pm – 7:30pm, 2nd Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow Street
  • PSA1 Meeting – Thu, May 28, 7pm – 8pm, Aria Hospital, 4900 Frankford Ave. – Meet the police who patrol Frankford to talk about crime and anything else that is on your mind.

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Joseph Krupa Piano Recital at the Historical Society of Frankford

Posted on 16 April 2015

April 26th at 3PM the Historical Society is offering a Piano recital by Joseph Krupa.  See the details below.  This is an opportunity to support the HSF and have a pleasant afternoon.

Joseph Krupa:  Master of Music (Piano Performance), University of Calgary (Canada), Bachelor of Arts, Rutgers University, Studies w/ Dalton Baldwin, Martin Katz, Westminster Choir College. He has been performing solo recitals, chamber music recitals, accompanist and conducting for opera and musical theatre productions at community, high school, and college, and other private productions as a free-lancer in Seattle, WA since 1984, and in the Philadelphia, PA area since 1990.

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Frankford NAC April Meeting

Posted on 15 April 2015

By Franklin Daniel and Christine Dejesus

There were only two zoning cases on the agenda on April 9th.

  • 1933 John Street is seeking  variance to extent the back of the house. One local resident attended in support of the application.  The NAC will advise the zoning board of their support for the variance.
  • 5456 Erdrich Street is seeking to legalize a existing sign at the business location. They did not attend the meeting so case was presented and no action was taken.

The next Frankford NAC meeting will be held on Thursday May 14th at 7PM at Second Baptist Church at 1801 Meadow Street.

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Overington Park Update

Posted on 13 April 2015

By: Diane Kunze, president, Friends of Overington Park

A big thank you goes out to all of the good people that came out this past Saturday, April 11th, to help the Friends of Overington Park clean up the park for Spring!

We had 28 volunteers come out to help. Joy Of Living house, Frankford High School JR ROTC, Mormon Elders, Frankford Garden Club, our Friends group and neighbors came out on a beautiful day to lend a hand making our park a better place. We cleaned up the sidewalks around the park, big job, over 50 bags of trash and leaves. Our flower beds were cleaned out and made ready for spring planting, downed wood was collected, trash was picked up around the park. By the number of families playing in the park on Sunday we must be doing something right.

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The big job of installing our new bulletin board only made it halfway. Next weekend we hope to finish the job. Thanks to Mezalick Studio for receiving and delivering the board. Our City Councilwoman, Maria Quinones-Sanchez came by to check on our progress. It’s thanks to her that the community bulletin board is going up in Overington Park, thanks Maria!

Thanks also to Jason Dawkins, our new State Representative, for bringing pretzels for our volunteers, and printing up our flyers to get the word out about our events.

Thanks to the Mayor’s office for clean up support, and Parks and Recreation, for their year round help, guidance, and support.

The Friends of Overington Park are proud of the work we all have done together  to make this corner of Frankford shine.

Come out and join us next month on Saturday, May 16th, from 10 to 1, as we hold our 4th perennial plant sale, and park planting. We need your help, come pick up a beautiful plant for your home garden or lend us a hand making Overington park bloom. We will have refreshments and tee shirts for our volunteers. Hope to see you there!

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