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One Of Us

ONE OF US

I said I’d be there when the band starts playing.
I said I’d be there when they turn the lights down low.
I don’t know how you’re feeling, but one of us have to let go.

There comes a time when the journey is over, and one of us must take the high road.
So, just remember when the band stops playing, one of us have to let go.
You think there is no tomorrow, just like someone has just closed the door. You get all wrapped up in your feelings, thinking this is not how it’s supposed to go.

So, when the music stops playing, and they turn the lights down low,
Just remember that this is not the way it’s supposed to be,
But one of us must let go.

BY
LENNY JAYNES

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Frankford CDC Receives Grant

State Senator Christine Tartaglione (D-Philadelphia) is pleased to announce that the Frankford Community Development Corporation (FCDC) is among 43 community organizations statewide that have been awarded grant funding under the COVID-19 Relief – Supporting Elm and Main (SEAM) program.

FCDC, of 4667 Paul St., Philadelphia, will receive $50,000 to help it replenish income it lost due to the pandemic and support its Elm Street initiative. In all, $2 million in SEAM grants were awarded through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED).

“The Frankford CDC, under the leadership of Executive Director Kimberly Washington, has demonstrated a tremendous ability to foster economic growth and job creation in Lower Northeast Philadelphia while improving access to affordable housing and enhancing community spaces. Frankford needs the CDC. This funding will help sustain it through this very difficult period for us all,” Senator Tartaglione said.

“Frankford CDC is extremely grateful for an administration that recognizes the need to extend funding to small nonprofits who deliver services to vulnerable populations,” Executive Director Washington said. “This SEAM funding will ensure that Frankford CDC is able to continue to provide outreach and technical support to help sustain Frankford’s small businesses.

SEAM provides financial assistance to community revitalization organizations dedicated to community and economic development in older and historic downtowns, commercial districts, and neighborhoods. The Elm Street Program is a component of DCED’s Keystone Communities Program (KCP) focused on the revitalization of older residential areas bordering central business districts. Visit the DCED website for information about the SEAM program.

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PAWS Coming to Northwood Park

Exciting news! PAWS is partnering with the Friends of Frankford Library & Northwood Park in Philadelphia to bring “Yes You Can and Your Pet Can Too!” classes to their community.
These grassroots groups hope to train new PAWS teams in their neighborhood to bring PAWS for Reading opportunities to their area. The FREE ‘Yes You Can’ class will help folks understand what it takes to become a PAWS for People volunteer, what is expected of their pet and how to get started.
If you are interested in learning more about PAWS for People and the process to become a volunteer with your gentle and affectionate pet, please use the link provided to register for one of the two zoom sessions in April. Once you register for the FREE class, you will receive the zoom details. If you have any questions, please reach out to Moira Stephan, Training Director mstephan@pawsforpeople.org.
Wednesday, April 14th at 6:00 PM
OR
Saturday, April 17th at 10:00 AM
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Still Time to Help Renovate the Frankford Library

There is still time to answer the survey that helps design the renovation of the Frankford Library.  See below:

A renovation of the Frankford Library is being planned so that we can continue to serve our community now and in the future. While we are still in the early planning stages, your input is crucial to our design process!

Follow the link below, to give your input.
In English: https://forms.gle/TNdMTMroM3CVNow17
Para español, haga clic aquí: https://forms.gle/Ee99RDjQDP76hvn98

For more information please contact: FRKrenovate@freelibrary.org