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Spring Cleaning in Frankford!

Spring is coming, and we all know what that means: community clean ups right here in Frankford! See below for dates and locations (note that all clean ups will be held from 10:00a – 2:00p) – and be sure to contact Raymond Gant, 215-964-7627, with questions!

We hope you can join us!


1. Sat, 3/9 – 4300,4400 Paul Street, 19124 and surrounding neighborhoods.


2.Mon, 3/11 – 4900 Griscom Street, 19124 and surrounding neighborhoods.


3. Wed, 3/13 – 4700 Tackawanna Street, 19124 and surrounding neighborhoods.


4. Sat, 3/16 – 4700,4800 Griscom Street, 19124 and surrounding neighborhoods.


5. Sat, 3/23 – 4200,4300 Griscom Street, 19124 and surrounding neighborhoods.


6. Mon, 3/25 – 1300,1400 Ruan Street, 19124 and surrounding neighborhoods.


7. Sat, 3/30 – 5300,5200 Darrah Street, 19124 and surrounding neighborhoods.


8. Wed, 4/3 – 4700,4800,4900 Darrah Street, 19124 and surrounding neighborhoods.


9. Sat, 4/6 – 4600,4700 Paul Street, 19124 and surrounding neighborhoods.


10. Sat, 4/13 – The Mayor’s 6th Annual Spring Cleanup!! 3300 w. Hagart Street 19133, and surrounding neighborhoods.

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Become a 311 Neighborhood Liaison

As you may know, the City’s 311 system is the best way to request non emergency City services, or to get information about City government. Even better, you can sign up to become a neighborhood liaison through the Philly 311 system. (We at the CDC are!)

Click here to read more about the program, and to learn about how to get involved!

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Saturday, March 2nd: Frankford Transportation Center Community Visioning Workshop

On Saturday, March 2nd the City’s Planning Commission is hosting a community visioning workshop focused on the Frankford Transportation Center. The event will take place from 10:00a to 1:00p at Frankford Aria Health, 4900 Frankford Avenue, in the 2nd floor conference rooms / cafeteria.
We hope you will be able to join – and please help us spread the word for what will surely be a productive morning!
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Better Know a Frankford Business: How Terra Dukes Works Her Magic

A few months ago we profiled Frankford entrepreneur, Terra Dukes, whose home made, all natural beauty products have been impressing us for over a year now. We’ve been curious about how she makes her sugars and balms, and thought it was high time we take you behind the magic. Terra’s quite the talent, experimenting frequently with quantities and ingredients, and is always perfecting her craft!

To make her sugar scrubs, Terra uses sugar along with salts and oils. And we’re not just talking any salts and oils: there might be anything from Pink Himalaya to dead sea salt in your sugar scrub, combined with a whole variety of essential oils. Then, in her secret laboratory, she’ll add a fragrance to the mix so her customers will have more than just healthier skin that feels great. Curious as to what goes in to her fragrances? Essential oils!

Terra has also started to dabble in balms (and may even start making her own lotions, so stay tuned), and we wanted to know how she makes them, too! Butters are the foundation for her balms – and are a natural way to keep your skin young. Then she tosses in some olive oil, vitamin E, beeswax, and fragrance, and double boils the whole mixture. The beeswax keeps the balm solid, and you can use as much or as little as you want.

With new years resolutions still fresh in all of our minds, Terra’s products are an easy way to make 2013 a year of self-care and relaxation – and did we mention that they’re good for you too?! We know that Terra’s going places in the years to come, so be a part of her journey with her!