Hunting Park Avenue is not in Frankford. Never has been.
See there’s this thing called the Frankford Creek. It’s a blue squiggly line on the map that separates the southern portion of Northeast Philadelphia from the rest of the city. And Hunting Park Avenue is on the not-Northeast side of the Creek.
One could therefore deduce that Hunting Park Avenue is not in Frankford. Unless one works for the Daily News. continue reading »
Mike Ferris (left foreground) catches up with Ted Silary (right foreground) at a North game. Photo by Bill Achuff.
When most people think of North Catholic, they don’t think of Mike Ferris. But among the many memories North students make, you’ll find sports teams – and that’s where Ferris comes in.
A 1982 North graduate and former center for the Falcons football team, 45-year-old Ferris earns his living in the computer field, where he puts his degrees from Peirce and Drexel to work. But in his spare time, Ferris is devoted to running several Web sites dedicated to North Catholic sports.
Ferris grew up on Marlowe Street in Frankford, went to St. Bart’s and still lives in his old neighborhood. He got to relive some of his highschool experiences while his son (class of ’07) attended North, but thanks to his sites, like The Falcon Nest and North Catholic Soccer, Ferris has a permanent connection to North – something that won’t change, even when the school closes its doors for good in May.
NEast Philly’s exclusive interview with Mike and a photo of his North Catholic tattoo are below. continue reading »