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Frankford Library Resumes 5 Day In Person Service

The Frankford Branch will be resuming 5-day in-person service starting Monday, August 23rd. The hours will be:

Monday-Thursday: 10am-6pm, Friday: 10am-5pm

Although in-person hours have been extended, previous Covid restrictions regarding service still apply (i.e. limited computers and assistance and limited seating).

 

LaBae Daniels, Branch Manager

215-685-1473

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Free COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic at Frankford High

I am excited to reach out to you today to share that we will be hosting a free COVID-19 Vaccine clinic here at Frankford High School next Wednesday, July 21st. Our Partners from CityLife Health will be providing the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to any member of the Frankford Community ages 12 and above. This includes parents, grandparents, and siblings of Frankford students. The clinic will run from 8AM to 3PM and will be located in the gym. You can enter on the Oxford Avenue entrance. The second shot will be administered on Wednesday, August 11th. In order to receive a vaccine you must register beforehand through this vaccine link.

I am equally happy to share that our partners will also be providing sports physicals to all of our student athletes. If you are a student athlete and want a physical  you will also need to register through this sport physical link.

Please check for more updates and additional information on our social media accounts:

Facebook: @FrankfordHighSchool – Instagram: @Frankfordhs – Twitter: @FrankfordHS

Dr. Michael J. Calderone, Principal
Frankford High School
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Senior Center Doors to Swing Open Again

The long wait is finally over! 

The Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center is thrilled to announce that it reopened on Monday, June 28, 2021 at 9 a.m.  The Center is located at 4744 Frankford Avenue.

Pursuant to guidelines provided by the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging, initially the Center will be open on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays (but will be closed on Monday, July 5th).  Current members can attend a morning session or an afternoon session on those days; however, attendance at both sessions on the same day is prohibited.  Bingo will be held during the morning sessions, and an exercise or health and wellness activity will be offered during the afternoon sessions.  Limited table games will also be available at both sessions.  Anyone who uses CCT Services for transportation must attend the morning session.  Please contact the Center directly for information regarding changing current or establishing future transportation services at 215-831-2926.

The morning session will be held from 9 AM-12 noon, and a grab-and-go lunch will be provided to take home.  The afternoon session will be held from 1 PM-3PM.; breakfast should be eaten before coming to the Center.  As in the morning session, a grab-and-go lunch will be provided to take home.  The Center is currently not permitted to operate its dining room and kitchen.  On Tuesdays and Thursdays when the Center is closed for maintenance, grab-and-go lunches will be available for pick up.  As things progress to full-time hours of operations, it is anticipated that daily hot lunch service will also return.

Everyone who enters the building will be screened for symptoms of COVID 19, and anyone exhibiting symptoms will be required to leave.  Members and staff will be required to wear masks at all times, and a daily Health Status Form must be completed.  Social distancing guidelines will be observed.

The Senior Center is grateful for the opportunity to work with its members again and looks forward to welcoming new members throughout the year.  For a minimal annual fee of $10.00 members are offered an array of daily services and activities, including health and wellness activities, bingo, special events, use of computers and exercise equipment, and birthday/holiday celebrations, as well as enjoying social interaction with their peers.  Anyone interested in becoming a member should call the Center at 215-831-2926 to make arrangements.

The Peter Bressi Northeast Senior Center is designed to enhance the quality of life for senior citizens through social, recreational, educational and social service programs.  The Center is funded by the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging and is a community service project operated by the Northeast Community Center for Behavioral Health.

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United Against Gun Violence

United Against Gun Violence June 5th at Harding Middle School

I am reaching out to provide you with a flyer promoting an event organized by the Frankford Schools Coalition.

The coalition is a vision brought to life by the principal at Warren G Harding Middle School, Mary Sanchez.  In the light of several deaths of young people that she had a close association with, Mary felt it her purpose and duty to do more to uplift the citizens of Frankford and in turn create an environment where families and youth have productive outlets, support, tools to improve their lifestyles and a sense of connectedness to their fellow citizens.

Her first step was to reach out to other schools in our section of the city as well as some community organizations that had a common vision and invite them to join in on the initiative.  Through the passion and outreach of those core members, the Coalition has taken on a life of its own and is growing beyond what anyone had originally imagined.  This is only one event that we will be hosting and there will be many more in the future which we hope to share with you.