- First Annual Frankford Community Choir Festival
When – Sun, January 31, 3pm – 6pmWhere – Frankford Memorial United Methodist Church, 1500 Dyre Street (map)Description – Frankford Memorial United Methodist Church, 1500 Dyre Street, will be hosting the First Annual Frankford Community Choir Festival on Sunday, January 31st, at 3:00 p.m. in the Church Sanctuary. Church Choirs from around Frankford will be here to take part. This is an event the whole family will enjoy! Covered Dish Dinner to follow. If you plan to attend dinner, please bring a covered dish that will serve at least six. Info – Frankford Memorial United Methodist Church, 215-288-9800 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Frankford Special Services District Annual Public Meeting
When – Mon, February 1, 9am – 10amWhere – Office in St. Mark’s Church, 4442 Frankford Ave (map)Description – Frankford Business Owners and Residents • Meet with Board of Directors • Discuss Frankford’s Sidewalk Cleaning • Consider Additional Services • Voice Business Corridor Concerns • Board Officer Elections • Announce Future Meetings JOIN THE BOARD The FSSD is seeking Frankford residents and business owners to serve in volunteer positions on our Board of Directors. To Apply: www.frankfordssd.org/vacancies (215) 535-2637
- Frankford Civic Association Meeting
When – Thu, February 4, 7pm – 8pmWhere – Frankford Hospital – 2nd floor conference room (map)
- Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House
When – Sun, February 7, 12pm – 5pmWhere – 4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)Description – Presentation at 1:30 PM: Black History Month Albert El and the 3rd USCT
- Northwood Civic Association Meeting
When – Tue, February 16, 7pm – 8pmWhere – St. James Lutheran Church, at Castor Avenue and Pratt Street. (map)
- Italian Style Family Dinner
When – Sat, February 20, 4:30pm – 8:00pmWhere – St. Joachim’s Church, 1527 Church Street, Phila., PA 19124 (map)Description – MARK YOUR CALENDAR Every Third Wednesday from September thru May Italian Style Family Dinner The Dinners will be served from 4:30 PM to 8 PM in Fitzmaurice Hall Take-out will be available. COST: $8.00 for Adults, $4.00 for Children. Come Join us!
The annual public meeting is for Frankford Business Owners and Residents to meet with Board of Directors, discuss Frankford’s Sidewalk Cleaning, consider Additional Services, voice Business Corridor Concerns, board Officer Elections and announce Future Meetings
Monday, Feb 1, 2010, 9AM
Office in St. Mark’s Church, 4442 Frankford Ave
If you are interested in joining the board, The FSSD is seeking Frankford residents and business owners to serve in volunteer positions on our Board of Directors. To Apply: www.frankfordssd.org/vacancies (215) 535-2637
The meeting of the Frankford Civic Association covered quite a few issues, so I haven’t had the time to report on an important piece of news that did come out. When the Frankford Special Services District (FSSD) came into being several years ago it included a zoning overlay. That was to take some control over what types of businesses would open up in the district. When the FSSD legislation expired in December of 2005 the zoning overlay also expired.
The city law department has determined that since the FSSD has now been resurrected, the zoning overlay is also now in effect. The result is that the community once again has some influence over the opening of certain types of businesses. This places a greater burden on the board of the Frankford Civic as our representatives in these zoning issues. There will be more cases that they will have to review.