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Easter Egg Hunt
04/01/2022

Easter Egg Hunt

Check out and RSVP to our next event on April 9th!

03/30/2022
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FALLEN LEAVES Do you know what it means to have a dream, and no one to share it with. As I climb to the top of the stairs, and look around, and no one's there, my dream just falls apart. Like leaves from a dying tree that has lost its grip, and starts to fall with grace and gentleness, and land on the ground, to be found by someone who collects fallen leaves....

https://frankfordgazette.com/2022/03/30/fallen-leaves/

Friends of Northeast Philadelphia History  Present A Northeast Philadelphia History Network Zoom Meeting 7:00 PM, Wednes...
03/29/2022
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Friends of Northeast Philadelphia History Present A Northeast Philadelphia History Network Zoom Meeting 7:00 PM, Wednesday, April 5, 2022 Topic: The Infamous Bank War Speaker: Cordelia Frances Biddle, Author The epic 1830s battle between financier Nicholas Biddle and US president Andrew Jackson over the fate of the Philadelphia-based Second Bank of the United States comes to vivid life in author Cordelia Frances Biddle’s compelling biography of political intrigue: ...

https://frankfordgazette.com/2022/03/28/23691/

Friends of Northeast Philadelphia History Present A Northeast Philadelphia History Network Zoom Meeting 7:00 PM, Wednesday, April 5, 2022 Topic: The Infamous Bank War Speaker: Cordelia Frances …

Garden Club members and friends, Meeting - Wednesday March 23, 6pm at Wissinoming Park Recreation Center (Doors open at ...
03/21/2022
Frankford Garden Club

Garden Club members and friends, Meeting - Wednesday March 23, 6pm at Wissinoming Park Recreation Center (Doors open at 5:30) Happy Spring!! We are finally -yes cautiously optimistically- returning from the pandemic - ready to heal & grow with our gardens. If you cannot get to the meeting please let me know here so i can create an updated Club list....

https://frankfordgazette.com/2022/03/21/frankford-garden-club-4/

Garden Club members and friends, Meeting – Wednesday March 23, 6pm at Wissinoming Park Recreation Center (Doors open at 5:30) Happy Spring!! We are finally -yes cautiously optimistically- ret…

It’s the First Day of Spring I REMEMBER Yes, I remember the first day of spring. Weeping Willow’s dancing in the breeze....
03/20/2022
The First Day of Spring

It’s the First Day of Spring I REMEMBER Yes, I remember the first day of spring. Weeping Willow’s dancing in the breeze. Frozen lakes and rivers now running free. Eagles flying high over cherry blossom trees. It’s at this time when the air is sweet and clean. It’s like a sweet and tender kiss coming off the ocean breeze. Little old ladies scrubbing steps on bended knees. YES-YES I remember the first day of spring. BY LENNY JAYNES

https://frankfordgazette.com/2022/03/20/the-first-day-of-spring/

It’s the First Day of Spring I REMEMBER Yes, I remember the first day of spring. Weeping Willow’s dancing in the breeze. Frozen lakes and rivers now running free. Eagles flying high over cherry blo…

Good news
03/09/2022

Good news

I'm happy to announce the Frankford Branch (Free Library of Philadelphia) was awarded a grant from the Pa. Dept. of Education to help with renovations to better serve our community. The Free Library of Philadelphia in Frankford is a valuable public resource for so many of our neighbors.

Community meeting
03/08/2022

Community meeting

Attention 179th Legislative District!

Join me on March 17th at 6 PM for my next Community Meeting! A wide array of issues will be discussed and your contributions are very important!

Please join us on the 17th!

Northeast Philadelphia History Fair The Northeast Philadelphia History Fair will be held this year on Saturday, April 30...
03/04/2022
Northeast Philadelphia History Fair

Northeast Philadelphia History Fair The Northeast Philadelphia History Fair will be held this year on Saturday, April 30th at the Cannstatter Volkfest Verein, 9130 Academy Road from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM. We're happy to say that we will be there with copies of our books: Frankford heroes, Frankford Stories and Frankford People. We'll also have a preview of 2 new books about the men from Northeast Catholic and Frankford High Schools who gave their lives in service to their country....

https://frankfordgazette.com/2022/03/04/northeast-philadelphia-history-fair/

Northeast Philadelphia History Fair The Northeast Philadelphia History Fair will be held this year on Saturday, April 30th at the Cannstatter Volkfest Verein, 9130 Academy Road from 10:00 AM to 3:0…

FORGIVENESS When you start wrestling with the darkness of your past, Not knowing how much longer life's going to last. T...
03/01/2022
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FORGIVENESS When you start wrestling with the darkness of your past, Not knowing how much longer life's going to last. Then you reach down inside your soul, You start telling stories how life done you wrong. Then you start singing a different song, trying to forget all of the wrong you have done, And still looking for forgiveness because you may not have that long....

https://frankfordgazette.com/2022/03/01/23659/

FORGIVENESS When you start wrestling with the darkness of your past, Not knowing how much longer life’s going to last. Then you reach down inside your soul, You start telling stories how life…

01/31/2022

THE OTHER END OF THE LINE

A heart so affectionate, a heart so true,
Everybody needs someone they can tell their troubles to.
Don't sit alone and count the cracks in the floor,
Reach out for your phone and you will find, there's hope on the other end of the line.
Someone you can talk to, someone you will find,
That'll help you through your misery and help you find, a new way to look at life
So, you can carry on – and get rid of that heavy burden that's pulling from behind.
Look up not down, and reach out for your phone,
And you'll find hope on the other end of the line.
Someone, that will guide you through that pain, and misery,
And show you there is life on the other end of the line.
So, reach out and you'll find, someone that will give you hope, on the other end of the line.

BY
LENNY JAYNES

A new Suicide Hotline, 988, will launch in July 16th, 2022 - and offer expanded services - will Pennsylvania be ready? If not, why not.

Pass this on.

Congratulations
01/31/2022

Congratulations

Scholarship
01/24/2022

Scholarship

The #PaHouse Scholarship is now open for applications! Available to graduating High School Seniors in Pa., this scholarship awards a four-year grant to a Pa. college, university or career school.
Apply now ➡️ https://www.tfec.org/scholarships/pahr/

At the Zoom hearing on the 19th January 2022, the Nomination of the African Burial Ground of Frankford, located at 1651 ...
01/22/2022
Campbell AME Cemetery One Step Closer

At the Zoom hearing on the 19th January 2022, the Nomination of the African Burial Ground of Frankford, located at 1651 Kinsey Street at Campbell AME Church was approved by the Committee for Historic Designation. The Zoom Meeting was recorded and can be watched. Campbell is discussed at 2 hours and 16 minutes into the recording. The next hearing will be in February where the final decision is made.

https://frankfordgazette.com/2022/01/22/campbell-ame-cemetery-one-step-closer/

At the Zoom hearing on the 19th January 2022, the Nomination of the African Burial Ground of Frankford, located at 1651 Kinsey Street at Campbell AME Church was approved by the Committee for Histor…

Frankford StoriesReflections on life in a Philadelphia NeighborhoodOur new book Frankford Stories is out today, availabl...
01/19/2022

Frankford Stories
Reflections on life in a Philadelphia Neighborhood

Our new book Frankford Stories is out today, available on Amazon at this link https://www.amazon.com/dp/B09QLR8DQQ. It's available in print and also as an ebook and if you have Kindle Unlimited, its free.

This is the second in the Frankford series, following Frankford Heroes. Frankford People will be out later this year.

This is a collection of stories published in the Gazette going back to 2010. I had a good time reading them again as I put this collection together. There is a lot of humor and some nostalgia, mixed with a bit of some of the not so good. They are all interesting from the best story tellers from Frankford.

If you live in or have lived in Frankford or if you have roots in Frankford in generations past if you grew up in Philadelphia or any other big city, you will enjoy this book.

To the authors: Al Houston, Joe Menkevich, Jack Hohenstein, Julia (Robinson) Mitchell-Hoffman, Lyle Larkin, Peter Dawson, Terry R, Tony Wilkerson, and William Mastropieri; I'll get your copy to you as soon as I can receive them from the printer.

Virtual Town Hall
01/19/2022

Virtual Town Hall

This Thursday, at 6pm, join us for a virtual town hall with Councilwoman Sanchez, State Rep Dawkins, L+I, and the 15th Police District.

TURN ON THE LIGHT I'm in the jungle of confusion, in the valley of frustration, in a world with no direction. Looking at...
01/18/2022
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TURN ON THE LIGHT I'm in the jungle of confusion, in the valley of frustration, in a world with no direction. Looking at the hands on a clock thinking they will never stop, why can't we figure this out? You're damned if you do and you're damned if you don't. Can life be that uncertain, that we can't figure this out?...

https://frankfordgazette.com/2022/01/18/23641/

TURN ON THE LIGHT I’m in the jungle of confusion, in the valley of frustration, in a world with no direction. Looking at the hands on a clock thinking they will never stop, why can’t we…

Joe Menkevich just informed me that the Burial Ground at Campbell AME Church at 1651 Kinsey Street has been approved by ...
01/16/2022
Campbell AME Cemetery Recognized

Joe Menkevich just informed me that the Burial Ground at Campbell AME Church at 1651 Kinsey Street has been approved by the staff of the Philadelphia Historical Commission to be included on the Philadelphia Register of Historic Places. Joe has been researching Frankford for years and gathered all the evidence and presented it to the Commission last year. Joe includes much of Frankford history that is not well known within his nomination document. ...

https://frankfordgazette.com/2022/01/16/campbell-ame-cemetery-recognized/

Joe Menkevich just informed me that the Burial Ground at Campbell AME Church at 1651 Kinsey Street has been approved by the staff of the Philadelphia Historical Commission to be included on the Phi…

FIRST DATE I remember the first day we met, it was on a Sunday how can I forget. You walked past me smelling like a rose...
01/03/2022
First Date

FIRST DATE I remember the first day we met, it was on a Sunday how can I forget. You walked past me smelling like a rose. I stopped and I looked, and you gave me a pose. You stood there looking so dignified, in those black stockings running down your thighs, Fingernails the color of pure gold, a small diamond protruding from your nose....

https://frankfordgazette.com/2022/01/03/first-date/

FIRST DATE I remember the first day we met, it was on a Sunday how can I forget. You walked past me smelling like a rose. I stopped and I looked, and you gave me a pose. You stood there looking so …

Music lessons
12/28/2021

Music lessons

We are excited to announce our newest tenant partner

The Frankford CDC is returning to remote work until further notice. With the uptick in COVID cases, and the new Omicron ...
12/22/2021
Frankford CDC Returns to Remote Work

The Frankford CDC is returning to remote work until further notice. With the uptick in COVID cases, and the new Omicron variant, the Frankford CDC will be temporarily be returning to remote work. Services will continue to be provided via phone and email. Drop-offs for paperwork will be available. Holiday Hours: Frankford CDC will be closed from December 24 until January 3 for the winter holidays.

https://frankfordgazette.com/2021/12/22/frankford-cdc-returns-to-remote-work/

The Frankford CDC is returning to remote work until further notice. With the uptick in COVID cases, and the new Omicron variant, the Frankford CDC will be temporarily be returning to remote work. S…

Only a Dream I feel like I'm in a dream, like I'm flying over mountains, valleys, and streams. You take me higher than t...
12/19/2021
Only a Dream

Only a Dream I feel like I'm in a dream, like I'm flying over mountains, valleys, and streams. You take me higher than the birds and the bees. It's so beautiful being lost in a dream. My heart is beating so fast, how much longer can this last? "Lost in a dream", flying higher and higher until I reach the clouds....

https://frankfordgazette.com/2021/12/19/only-a-dream/

Only a Dream I feel like I’m in a dream, like I’m flying over mountains, valleys, and streams. You take me higher than the birds and the bees. It’s so beautiful being lost in a dr…

Life Gets Better Life only gets better when you learn to make lemonade, It turns real-life struggles into something you ...
12/13/2021
Life Gets Better

Life Gets Better Life only gets better when you learn to make lemonade, It turns real-life struggles into something you can handle every single day. So, don't be ashamed to walk in the shade cuz - "LIFE GETS BETTER "- when you learn to make lemonade. by Lenny Jaynes

https://frankfordgazette.com/2021/12/13/life-gets-better/

Life Gets Better Life only gets better when you learn to make lemonade, It turns real-life struggles into something you can handle every single day. So, don’t be ashamed to walk in the shade …

Historical Society back to in person meetings.  Meeting will also be streamed.
12/11/2021

Historical Society back to in person meetings. Meeting will also be streamed.

Community meeting
12/07/2021

Community meeting

Community meeting this Thursday!
Come hear from Jason Dawkins and the folks from the Frankford CDC about what we’ve been working on and what’s coming up!

Thursday, December 9 @ 6 PM
Second Baptist Church, 1801 Meadow St.

Belmont Tree There is a tree up on the hill that sets itself apart, From the daffodils and other trees that flourish in ...
12/03/2021
Belmont Tree

Belmont Tree There is a tree up on the hill that sets itself apart, From the daffodils and other trees that flourish in the park. This tree has lost all of its leaves, and its will to live on in the park. A tree that has stood tall for many years, and now it's losing its outer bark. But yet, there were times when it stood tall all through the day, and shadows in the dark,...

https://frankfordgazette.com/2021/12/03/belmont-tree/

Belmont Tree There is a tree up on the hill that sets itself apart, From the daffodils and other trees that flourish in the park. This tree has lost all of its leaves, and its will to live on in th…

11/30/2021

We at The Historical Society of Frankford hope that you have enjoyed our programming thus far this year. We have relied upon virtual presentations, but the costs of maintaining our building and premises have continued. So please consider including the Society in your Giving Tuesday generosity. All gifts today up to $100 will qualify for a 100% match, a special one-time offer.

Donations may be made at www.thehistoricalsocietyoffrankford.org.

Photos from Unique Dreams, Inc “Journey Toward Change”'s post
11/28/2021

Photos from Unique Dreams, Inc “Journey Toward Change”'s post

The Free library has partnered with the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) to support the distribution of portable Wi-Fi ...
11/24/2021
No Internet at Home?

The Free library has partnered with the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) to support the distribution of portable Wi-Fi hotspots and tablets for those with internet access challenges in the community. Those interested can sign up for this program at a Free Library branch.

https://frankfordgazette.com/2021/11/24/no-internet-at-home/

The Free library has partnered with the Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF) to support the distribution of portable Wi-Fi hotspots and tablets for those with internet access challenges in the communi…

Photos from Unique Dreams, Inc “Journey Toward Change”'s post
11/21/2021

Photos from Unique Dreams, Inc “Journey Toward Change”'s post

THANKFUL It's not easy raising a family today, You work hard - for very little pay. Wake up early and struggle through t...
11/21/2021
Thankful

THANKFUL It's not easy raising a family today, You work hard - for very little pay. Wake up early and struggle through the day, wondering how you going to pay those bills you just made - with very little pay. Yes, it's no wonder how you make it from day-to-day, Paycheck-to-paycheck - for very little pay. Holidays are coming so you must pray,...

https://frankfordgazette.com/2021/11/21/thankful/

THANKFUL It’s not easy raising a family today, You work hard – for very little pay. Wake up early and struggle through the day, wondering how you going to pay those bills you just made …

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FRANKFORD - FREE RABIES & DISTEMPER VACCINE CLINIC - February 23rd - see event for details https://www.facebook.com/events/272021058230308
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SPIN Frankford will be hosting a Preschool Enrollment Fair on Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. It will be held in our Pavilion. Just come through the black gates and down the ramp near the Large Play-Park. All of the information is on the flyer on what to bring. This is for children who are new to the program (3 years old on or before 9/1/2021 or turn 5 after 9/1/2021). Please share with any family member, friend, colleague or neighbor whose children would like to attend SPIN Frankford. Bring with your child's: 1. Birth Certificate 2. Insurance Card 3. Current Health Assessment with immunizations 4. Current Dental Exam 5. Documentation of Income (paystubs (weekly-4, biweekly-2, or financial support letter) 6. Proof of Philadelphia residency (Bill) 7. Documentation of TANF cash, SNAP food stamps, and/or medical assistance. - Please note that all CDC safety protocols are required by everyone: social distancing and wearing masks. If there are any questions regarding this enrollment fair, please call/text Chris Spross, Director of SPIN Frankford at 215-888-5485 or email ([email protected]).SPIN Frankford will be hosting a Preschool Enrollment Fair on Thursday, May 13, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. It will be held in our Pavilion. Just come through the black gates and down the ramp near the Large Play-Park. All of the information is on the flyer on what to bring. This is for children who are new to the program (3 years old on or before 9/1/2021 or turn 5 after 9/1/2021). Please share with any family member, friend, colleague or neighbor whose children would like to attend SPIN Frankford. If there are any questions regarding this enrollment fair, please call/text me at 215-888-5485 or email ([email protected]).
Hi Neighbors. I was wondering if someone can chat with me about the Northwood Burk Deed Restriction. Sort of a northwood neighborhood 101?
Missing over 24 hours.