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Overington Park Fall Festival

The Fall Festival is being rescheduled from tomorrow to the rain date of Oct.24th due the bad weather we are having this weekend.  There will be around 15 vendors, flea market and craft people, a pumpkin patch for the little kids, face painting, water ice, ROTC color guard, Frankford garden club planting demonstration, and more. Please come out on Oct.24th and join the fun!

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Frankford Festival 2009

As opposed to years past, the Frankford Festival of 2009 resembled a bit of the old country fair.  The setting in Overington Park (Leiper St. and Orthodox St.) belied its proximity to the urban scene only a few hundred yards away.  It kind of wisked you back to a simpler time when things were, hmmm,  quieter.

IMG_3623The festival opened at 11 AM with music by “Second Hand Change”.  While the band played, the kids really enjoyed the petting zoo and the moon lamabounce. I took a walk around to see who all was represented.  You can see the pictures from my walk around at our slide show on Flickr by following this link.

At noon, the contestants for the Northeast Philly Idol competition began performing.  There were a total of five young folks, all very talented:  Raquel Alt, 16; Amber Barnes, 14; Sean Bradley, 19; Ciara DeSautel, 17 and Olive Paidge, 20.   The winner of the competition was Ciara DeSautel.


The remainder of the afternoon was filled with music and good times.  Music by The Red Alert Band the Butch Ballard Tribute Trio.

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Coming Up in Frankford

  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House
    When – Sun, September 6, 12pm – 5pm
    Where – 4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – Presentation at 1:30 PM: Jenny Wade of Gettysburg Judy Giesberg
  • Historical Society of Frankford program
    When – Tue, September 8, 7:30pm – 9:00pm
    Where – 1507 Orthodox St., Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    Description – The Historical Society of Frankford Invites you to Attend September’s Program “Gardens of Philadelphia” presented by Adam Levine Tuesday, September 8. 2009 At 7:30PM. HSF Members: Free Non Members: Suggested Donation $5.00 Light Refreshments Served At Historical Society of Frankford 1507 Orthodox Street Philadelphia, PA 19125 For more information call 215-743-6030 We hope you can make it!
    When – Sat, September 12, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
    Where – BET Network Comcast channel 21 in PhilaDELPHIA (map)
    Description – On Saturday, September 12, BET, a division of Viacom, will premiere two compelling specials as part of the network’s ongoing education initiative and Viacom’s new Get Schooled platform — award-winning documentary PRESSURE COOKER.
    When – Sun, September 13, 8:30am – 12:00pm
    Where – St. Joachim’s Fitzmaurice Hall, 1527 Church Street, Philadelphia, PA (map)
    Description – The menu will include: Juice, Pancakes and Sausage, Coffee, Tea, Milk, and Pastry. The cost will be $5.00 for Adults and Children $3.00 (ages 4yrs to 12 yrs.). We will also offer the McB Sandwich (Muffin, Egg, Cheese, Pork Roll) for $3.00. Take-out will also be available. You could also treat your Grandparents for Grandparents Day!
  • SBN (Sustainable Business Network)Meet Me in a Minute Networking Event
    When – Wed, September 16, 6pm – 7pm
    Where – Globe Dye Works, 4500 Worth Street (map)
  • Frankford Festival
    When – Sun, September 20, 11am – 4pm
    Where – Overington Park, Leiper St. and Orthodox St. (map)
    Description – The Philadelphia Parking Authority will extend courtesy for the Frankford Festival’s Tenth Anniversary celebration. Parking will be allowed in the “No Parking Any Time” zones on the following blocks adjacent to Overington Park: 4600 Leiper Street, W/S, Arrot Street to Orthodox Street, 1300 Orthodox Street, N/S, Pilling Street to Leiper Street, Leiper Street will not be blocked for the event and there will be no street closures. Moonbounce, Dunk Tank Petting zoo Rock Climbing Wall (Army National Guard) Face painting contest (St. James Church) T-shirt stamping and painting contest Northeast Philly Idol contest
  • Frankford Civic Association Meeting
    When – Thu, October 1, 7pm – 8pm
    Where – Frankford Hospital – 2nd floor conference room (map)
  • Grand Army of the Republic Museum Open House
    When – Sun, October 4, 12pm – 5pm
    Where4278 Griscom Street, Philadelphia, PA 19124 (map)
    DescriptionPresentation at 1:30 PM: Civil War Era Entertainment Dr Sid Copel
  • Mater Dolorosa 2nd Annual “Fall Gala”
    When – Sun, October 4, 2:00pm – 7:30pm
    Where – DiPinto’s Caterers, Torresdale & Frankford Ave (map)
    Description – PM to 6 PM. DiPinto’s Caterers, Torresdale & Frankford Ave., Buffet Dinner, Beer, Wine & Soda, DJ, Tickets $35.00 can be purchased at Rectory 215-535-4036 or call Lou Altomari 215- 285-2067.
  • Overington Park Craft Fair
    When – Sat, October 17, 9am – 1pm
    Where – Overington Park, Leiper St and Orthodox St. (map)
    Description – Craft fair/ flea market. $5.00 per space, The Frankford Garden Club will be doing a bulb planting demonstration and answering your garden questions. Please come out and take a look, join your neighbors for our Friends Of Overington Park Fall Fest. (rain date of Oct. 24)
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Things I’ve Learned From the Message Board and A Picture I’m Not Posting Here

Since the last time I pleaded for any of Frankford’s thirty eight THOUSAND residents to go over to our message board and strike up a conversation, I’ve learned quite a few things.

  • Too many things to list about Overington Manor, that thread itself has made setting the message board up worthwhile
  • The clubhouse for the Frankford Yellow Jackets was the corner house at Penn and Dyre
  • It has been alleged that Leandro’s Pizza is the best pizza in Frankford
  • The PMBC’s first cleanup this year is on April 4th

P.S.  I’ve posted 2 photos.  One is of Overington Manor in 1951, the second one is the exact same shot I just took this past Sunday, 58 years later.  I haven’t posted it here though.  It’s over on the message board.