Some of the 300 volunteers who swept through the Frankford business corridor gathered in the parking lot of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church on the 4400 block of Frankford Avenue on Nov. 8 before descending on the Avenue to pick up 9,994 pounds of litter and debris. On the same day, at nearby Overington Park at Orthodox and Pilling, 26 volunteers cleaned up the green space and planted 100 crocuses and some daffodils. Mezalik Design Studio also made a new sign for the park, which went up on Nov. 8.
The Anna T. Jeanes Foundation, which supports Jeanes Hospital, is accepting applications for its 2014 community grants program, which is designed to provide funding for projects that promote the health, wellness and safety of communities in the hospital’s service areas.
Community volunteers, including families from Father Judge, St. Hubert’s and Central high schools, Holy Family University students and parishioners from St. Matthew’s Roman Catholic and St. David’s Lutheran churches, joined the Friends of Pennypack Park for the group’s monthly cleanup event on Oct. 25.
Rev. Jonathan N. Clodfelter is on a mission of peace. The Frankford rector has reached out to the mayor and police commissioner to help keep the neighborhood safe.
The nonprofit Philadelphia Futures held a recent pep rally at Northeast High School to officially release its 25th anniversary edition of Step Up to College, a 66-page resource book designed to lead high school students through the college admissions and financial aid processes.
Burholme groups collecting food donations
Democrats Brendan Boyle and Mike Driscoll win open seats for the U.S. and Pennsylvania House of Representatives.
The new Wissinoming Civic Association won’t be a one-person operation. During the civic group’s third monthly meeting on Oct. 28, residents volunteered to lead nine different projects for the organization, ranging from community outreach efforts to internal management.
A couple small Frankford parks could receive new names, and some residents who have been fixing up and maintaining the neighborhood green spaces have chosen to honor local good guys.
Creativity is going digital at Swenson Arts and Technology High School, thanks to its new WHYY Flash Media Lab.