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Once you work in the education field, you never ever retire because teaching and learning becomes a part of who you are. It was a real pleasure as well as refreshing to meet Jessica Hasben, the CEO of Qor Charter School. Once you meet Jessica, too, you’ll find that she does indeed have that passion for children and their education that you, too, become a believer and hope that she does indeed succeed.
17 hours ago
“...the moon on the breast of the new fallen snow gave a luster off midday to objects below...” Yes, this is one thing the snow makes better.
19 hours ago
POSTPONED - Tonight's Citywide tumbling meet has been POSTPONED due to weather. It is rescheduled for next Friday, December 22nd, at Gustine Recreation Center, same time as was set for this evening. Please be safe in this weather.
42 hours ago
You can get a really good pretzel, right here in Frankford. It’s up at 5331 Oxford Avenue. Pretzel Works has been there a long time baking pretzels and bagels for commercial customers. Mike Naselsky, the owner, decided to open up a storefront window for people to buy retail and I stopped by to see what was happening.
46 hours ago
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2 days ago
Here's another employment opportunity: a new ShopRite is getting ready to open in Northeast Philly, and they are hiring new staff members. Visit their hiring center at 4790 James Street, Tuesday - Thursday, 10am - 4pm
2 days ago
Big thanks to @templelaw for sponsoring our Holiday Toy Drive that we do every year with @teamdawkins. We love being able to do these events in addition to the work we do with local businesses and affordable housing, working with the community to make Frankford stronger.
2 days ago
Big thanks to Temple University Beasley School of Law for sponsoring our Holiday Toy Drive that we do every year with Rep. Jason Dawkins. We love being able to do these events in addition to the work we do with local businesses and affordable housing, working with the community to make Frankford stronger.
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The Frankford CDC is excited and honored to be one of this year’s recipients of the PECO Green Region grant! This funding will go toward completing the Frankford Pause Park.
3 days ago
The Aqua String Band monsters will be out and about on Sunday December 17, 2017 at approximately 1:00 pm to serenade our friends and neighbors in Bridesburg. We have no planned route so listen up and come find the band strolling through the streets. The band will be selling $1.00 raffle tickets, during the serenade, for a chance to win 2 tickets to the Eagles - Raiders game on Christmas night. Section 226, Row 9, seats 3,4 We look forward to seeing all of our friends and neighbors on Sunday! Don't forget to share and tag the band in your photos and videos on Youtube, Facebook, Instagram and Twitter with #lightsout
6 days ago
Frankford Chargers cheerleaders at Nationals!
On Saturday December 2nd, the 15th District PDAC (Police District Advisory Council) held its annual holiday meal to thank and honor the police officers of the 2nd and 15th District. Coordinating this special event was Pete Specos, Treasurer of the 15th PDAC.
Classroom fundraiser Franklin Towne Charter High School
Thanks for the beautiful night at Pennsbury Manor.
Ginger Rogers won the Oscar for her performance in the title role of the 1940 Movie “Kitty Foyle” about the star crossed love between a girl from Frankford and the son of an aristocratic Main Line Family. The book upon which the movie is based, written by Christopher Morley, contained much coverage of her early years in Frankford but that part of the story line did not make it to the screen.
The Frankford NAC will meet on Thursday, December 13 at 7 pm at 4667 Paul Street.
Happy Holidays from our family to yours!!
There will be no meeting of the Frankford Civic Association this month. The next meeting will on January 4, 2018.
There is an interesting story on Philadelphia Neighborhoods about the fluctuations in enrollment at Our Lady of Port Richmond School. Will parents pay more to send their children to what they see as better schools? Does the presence of those better school choices attract families to a neighborhood?
Frankford High School will be holding its 1st Annual Coffee House on Thursday December 14th from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. The night will consist of work from all classes from the Arts Department. These works of art will include screening of short films, photography assignments, drawings, ceramic pieces, musical performances, and short skits.
The Frankford Garden Club will host a Holiday Greens Workshop on Monday, December 11 from 10:00 am to Noon at The Daral Building. This has been an annual event held by the club.
Dozens sign up for affordable healthcare at senator tartaglione’s enrollment event.
McIlvain Playground Tot Recreation Program (Penn and Pratt Streets) still has openings. Ms. Angel does a great job down there. Contact her at 215-685-1228 for more information. See the details below.