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Frankford Haunted History Tour

Another year, another great Haunted History Tour this past weekend!

In case you couldn’t join us, the Frankford CDC, the Historical Society of Frankford, St. Mark’s Church, Frankford Friends Meeting, South Jersey Ghost Research, and the Grand Army of the Republic Civic War Museum & Library (GAR) teamed up for our second annual haunted history tour of Frankford. We had a great crowd of folks young and old from throughout the City, and just loved showing them how fun and interesting Frankford truly is! From the crypt at St. Mark’s Church, to the artifacts in the GAR and the Historical Society, the stories and the experiences just got better and spookier throughout the night.

Of course, we couldn’t have put on the event without a little help from our friends at Revolution Cider (brewed right here in Frankford at Globe Dye Works), Fifth of a Farm, and the Washington-Rochambeau Revolutionary Route of Pennsylvania. The event wouldn’t have been the same without them!

And if you weren’t able to join us this year, we hope you will be able to when Halloween rolls around again – and in the mean time, check out some of the pictures we managed to snap here . Let us know if you spot an orb!

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Philly Food Bucks Program

You may know that The Food Trust, a great nonprofit working in Philly to spread access to affordable and nutritious foods, runs the Frankford Farmers Market.

But did you also know they run the Philly Food Bucks Program, $2 coupons to spend at participating farmers markets for fresh produce? Check out all the details about the program here, and then take advantage of it!

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Frankford Community Computer Lab Update

Hi All!

The Frankford CDC wanted to post a quick update about the Frankford Community Computer Lab.

We are in the process of downloading some new software on the computers, and so will be closing the lab for the next few days to make sure we can best accommodate all the wonderful Frankford residents who use the lab each and every day!

We will post again as soon as the lab is back open. But in the mean time, please feel free to give our offices a call at 215-743-6580 if you have any questions or concerns!

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Better Know a Frankford Business: PA Auto Insurance


Getting stopped by the police for a traffic violation can turn a bad day to worse in a hurry. That day can quickly change from worse to terrible if the car owner cannot provide proof that they have auto insurance. In Philadelphia, failure to provide proof of insurance can result in your automobile being impounded as well as hundreds of dollars in additional tickets and fees. If you run that risk, fear not, Frankford has the solution for your missing insurance card. The Frankford grown business PA Auto Insurance Outlet has been providing clients with low cost, high quality insurance services for over a decade, while at the same time staying involved in a community they proudly call home.

PA Auto Insurance Outlet, located at 4901 Frankford Ave, is spearheaded by three highly experienced insurance professionals. President Bob Refice has over 40 years of experience in the insurance business, and says his heart has always been in Northeast Philadelphia even when he lived as far away as Ohio.  His Vice presidents, Warren Kukish and Ed Gerber, add an additional 60 years of expertise in the industry. They describe themselves as neighborhood guys who pride themselves on friendly customer service and providing the best deals and discounts for their clients. PA Auto works with 6 insurance companies and specializes in low cost, low down payment insurance plans.  If you need immediate coverage PA Auto can obtain a policy for you for as little as 88 dollars a month. PA Auto also provides Auto Tag and Notary services, homeowner, renters, and life insurance from a variety of companies, conveniently providing all necessary insurance services in one place.  To them, low cost in no way means low service.

With over 100 years of total experience, PA Auto could have located anywhere, but they chose Frankford. They love the convenience of the El, the mix of people, the character of the neighborhood, and the shops along the Ave. To them, Frankford is a special place to run a business. They recently purchased the property they have called home for the last ten years, leaving no doubt that they will always be there for Frankford. They are active community members recently donating to Hope for Philly and Food for Troops. Hope for Philly is a charitable organization that provides area residents with, jackets, shoes, and other necessities. Food for Troops provides our service members overseas with snack boxes filled with some of their favorite Philly snacks.

If you’re having insurance issues, feel free to call PA Auto at 215-827-0800. If you aren’t sold by the low rates, we’re sure the warm face to face interaction and attention to detail will make you into one of their newest clients. Afterwards, make sure to refer a friend and you’ll be entered into monthly 50 dollar gift card drawing. If you aren’t ready to sign or switch policies, simply stop in for a free, no obligation quote and your name will be entered in the drawing too. Drive Safe!