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FNA communications committee meeting

Fishtown Neighbors Association communications committee is seeking volunteers of all skills and abilities.

If you are looking to exercise your creative side – through design, writing content or social media posts, or if just open to rolling up your sleeves and learning – there are opportunities for you to plug into.

FNA will host its 2021 strategy kickoff meeting on Zoom on Thursday, Feb. 4, at 7 p.m. 

Register in advance using the link below:

https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJEqcO2opj4qE9Gid39jC8pCO3C_WQnha1cK. ••


PROPAC monthly meetings

Port Richmond on Patrol and Civic will begin its regular monthly meetings via Zoom starting on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 7 p.m.

Two zoning issues will be addressed and voted on: 3685 Richmond St. and 2361 E. Allegheny Ave.

Meeting ID and passcode is available on the PROPAC Facebook page. ••


Port Richmond blood drive

The American Red Cross will host a Port Richmond blood drive at Samuel Recreation Center, 3539 Gaul St., on Thursday, Feb. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

To schedule an appointment, call 800-RED CROSS or visit RedCrossBlood.org and enter “Port Richmond Community.”

To receive a $5 Amazon gift card for participating, visit amazon.com/gc-legal. ••


Portside Arts Center virtual art classes

Portside Arts Center, 2531 E. Lehigh Ave., is offering virtual classes.

Available classes include Recycle Remix for ages 4 to 6 on Saturdays, from 10 to 11 a.m.; 

Animals Around The World for ages 4 to 6 on Sundays, from 10 to 11 a.m.; Art Around The World for ages 7 to 9 on Saturdays, from 10 to 11 a.m.

Classes cost $10 each.

Refer a friend and get one class free using code referafriend in checkout.

Refer a friend out of state and get two classes free.

For more details, call 215-427-1514 or visit www.portsideartscenter.org. ••


24th Police District community alert

An increase in catalytic converter theft has been reported in the area. Below are tips from the 24th Police District to help protect your vehicle:

  • When possible, park in well-lit areas and close to building entrances.
  • If you have a garage, park inside and keep the garage door shut.
  • Have the catalytic converter welded to the car’s frame, which may make it more difficult to steal.
  • Consider engraving the Vehicle Identification Number on the catalytic converter. This may alert a scrap dealer it was stolen and make it easier to identify the owner. 
  • Calibrate your car for the alarm to set off when it detects motion. ••


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