We had a few events here in the run up to Mother’s day. On Wednesday, there was a Jewelry and Craft show sponsored by the Frankford CDC at the Simply Flawless Salon at 4616 Frankford Avenue. On hand were Candi Ritzman of the Pampered Chef, Melissa Matos of Red Stag Jewelry and Noel Wallert of Thirty-One gifts. If you missed the show, feel free to contact them through their pages which are linked on their names above.
Saturday the Frankford Garden Club held their annual Mother’s Day plant sale in front of our Free Library Branch on Frankford Avenue. Business was booming and its no wonder because the value of the plants compared to the prices was outstanding. This group of folks is rebuilding Frankford, one plant at a time.
Have a look below at some pictures. Click on a picture for a full size view. Happy Mothers Day.
Come celebrate Mother’s Day at the Frankford CDC’s Mother’s Day jewelry and craft show, being held at Simply Flawless Salon (4616 Frankford Avenue) on May 4th from 5pm to 7pm! See below for more details!
Are you a musician looking for a way to showcase your talent? Email Michelle Feldman at email@example.com or call 215-743-6580 to learn about performance opportunities through the Frankford CDC throughout this coming summer!
“Do you make jewelry? Do you craft? If so, the Frankford CDC wants to talk to you! We’re planning an event to spotlight Frankford’s many wonderful jewelers and artisans and want to hear from you as we proceed. Please contact Michelle Feldman at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-743-6580 for more information or to become involved!”
UnLitter US, the movement for a litter free Philadelphia, kicked off in Frankford, Monday morning at 8:30 AM with Councilwoman Maria Quinones-Sanchez addressing a small crowd at the Frankford Transportation Center. As is often the case, I was a late arrival and only caught the last minute of her talk. Marie Delaney, President of the Frankford CDC and Tracey O’Drain, managing director were also on hand.
Now for the editorial rant. Some people will look at this effort and think “This ain’t going to make a difference”. Well I beg to disagree. Yes, it can make a difference. Harken back to 1979 when SEPTA hired David Gunn to be their the new General Manager. The first thing he saw was the deplorable state of the system which was covered with graffiti. I remember it well. There were some El cars with windows through which you could not see the light of day. He said that could not go on because it made people afraid to ride the El and subway. He said it had to be eliminated and it was.
Now why was that problem allowed to go on in the first place? Because people said “you can’t eliminate graffiti”. If you think you can’t do it, well of course you can’t. If you decide to solve the problem, at least you have a chance. You might fall short but you will be farther down the field than if you never had tried in the first place.
Cleaning crews have been in Frankford working since September 7th. I’ve seen them up on Oxford Avenue. They will continue until the 29th. A community cleanup is scheduled for October 2nd. There will be a big rally and fair on October 1st in front of the Thriftway at Frankford and Pratt from 11:30 to 2:30 PM.
We’ll pass along updates as they become available.