Labor Day marks the unofficial end of summer as well as the end of summer break for many Northeast Philadelphia civic associations that will resume their monthly public meetings in September. The Northeast Times will strive to report on as many of these meetings as possible. But residents are also welcome to attend these sessions to find out what’s happening in their neighborhoods.
On Friday, the Northeast will celebrate the grand opening of the newest place to get a cup of coffee, Anthony’s Café Espresso, 4741 Princeton St. Celebrity gourmet coffee expert Todd Carmichael, who stars in the Discovery network’s Dangerous Grounds, will be on hand at 10 a.m., Friday, Sept. 5.
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Several people with Northeast ties will be honored on Sept. 10 at a gala sponsored by the Zionist Organization of America’s Greater Philadelphia District.
The Frankford Community Development Corporation is looking for a commercial corridor manager to cultivate relationships with Frankford Avenue’s diverse business operators and to serve as an intermediary for local businesses and city departments and technical assistance providers.
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The staff at VCA Knightswood Animal Hospital, 12121 Knights Road, took part in the ice bucket challenge on Saturday afternoon. Money raised will be donated to the ALS Association, and the local animal hospital has nominated other VCA hospitals to take the ice bucket challenge.
While the current Philadelphia Eagles were preparing for last week’s preseason game against the Steelers, a former Eagle was sharing some of his compelling football and life experiences with a group of Northeast youths.
More than 500 people turned out for the annual Danube Swabian Festival on Sunday at the Southampton Road club. At top, people dance during the festivities.