10 hours ago

Yoga and a brew in East Falls - Sundays at Wi...

Yoga and a brew in East Falls - Sundays at Wissahickon Brewing Co. !

    How to justify your day-drinking: beer-yoga at Wissahickon Brewing in East Falls
    This is the standard Sunday afternoon ritual at East Falls' Wissahickon Brewing, part of a craft brewery boom that has swept across Philadelphia, bringing with it an influx of yoga-beer combination offerings. - Samantha Melamed, Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News
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16 hours ago

The Songsters Unlimited Choir presented our E...

The Songsters Unlimited Choir presented our Executive Director Lynn Fields Harris with a farewell token of appreciation.

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    The Songsters Unlimited Choir presented our Executive Director Lynn Fields Harris with a farewell token of appreciation.
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17 hours ago

Volunteer Spotlight: Morgan Sims

How do you volunteer with FOW?

    Volunteer Spotlight: Morgan Sims - Friends of Wissahickon
    How do you volunteer with FOW? Woodshop, or "The Hive," as some of the guys affectionately call it. We make trail signs, bird, and bat houses, benches, picnic tables, fence railings, and whatever else the park needs. What do you love about Wissahickon Valley Park?
    https://www.fow.org

18 hours ago

Ghosts in the Graveyard?

Insights from a local paranormal investigator at Laurel Hill Cemetery and… beyond… On a warm spring night in East Falls my wife Mary and I joined around thirty skeptics and believers at Laurel Hill Cemetery to search for ghosts with the Free Spirit Paranormal Investigators and Laurel Hill tour guides. Armed with digital-magnetic field detectors and electronic voice recorders we went from grave to grave, asking questions, hoping to see or hear proof that ghosts exist. A branch moved. A pinwheel shifted. Signs of paranormal activity? Or just the wind. For two hours, through occasional rain, carefully avoiding gopher holes that could swallow half a leg, the  roar of motorcycles along Kelly Drive below us, we hunted. We learned about the lives of the locals buried there, including the story of Mary Peterson, who, when she died in 1912, asked that her heart be taken out of her body to be buried near her first husband, while the rest of her body was buried near the second. But still, no proof of ghosts. Different cultures around the world have always believed in ghosts. The Aztecs celebrated the Day of the Dead 3,000 years ago, the Bible has ghosts, and almost every family has a version of a ghost story. Even without concrete evidence,  polls suggest that there are many of us who believe in ghosts. According to a HuffPost poll, 45% of Americans believe that the dead can make some kind of appearance and 28% report having seen a ghost. This corresponds to a 2000 Gallup Poll that showed that 31% of Americans believed in ghosts, while in 1978 only 11% of Americans believed. While this increase in belief may have something with more ghost hunting shows on television and the amount of supernatural content in our popular culture, my guess is that it also has to do with our increasing dissatisfaction with reality. A 2015 Pew Report indicated only 19% of Americans said they trusted the Government — and this is before the Trump era. In 1958 that number was 73%.  Our trust in religion and the media  have also decreased. Not only is our trust in these institutions waning, but the real horrors they have inflicted upon the world are far scarier than what most ghosts could ever imagine. Philadelphia itself can be a spooky place. We not only have Laurel Hill Cemetery, but Eastern State Penitentiary and Fort Mifflin just down I-95. Even University of Pennsylvania formed its own Humanities workshop called “The Penn Ghost Project.” Indeed, the most convincing paranormal experience I’ve ever had happened right here in Philadelphia. On a hot July night seventeen years ago, in a first floor apartment on Christian Street across the street from a funeral home that was being gutted (to make room for an art gallery), the room suddenly went ice cold.  Mary blew a smoke ring that turned parallel to the floor and didn’t break until it almost reached the walls. Something lifted her arm that night. The next morning I saw what looked like the form of a five-year-old boy run through the apartment. I asked the neighbors about it. They said a five-year-old boy died on his tricycle in the backyard a few years before. We had nightmares. More ghosts came. I broke the lease and moved out. But even before I saw that ghost, I believed. Dead grandmothers, relatives, friends and professors would visit me in both dreams and memories. I see them still, in both the past and the present, often times with the message that things are going to be just fine. So even though we didn’t see any ghosts at Laurel Hill that night, I came away with the sense that there is a communal desire to believe that things don’t end when we die and that there are ghosts among us, perhaps waiting patiently, for that perfect moment to show us that something we’ve believed in for so long is actually real. Nate House and Mary Conway moved to Calumet Street in East Falls several months ago after living on the Delaware Bayshore for two years. They have yet to see a ghost in East Falls. Before that they lived in Philadelphia neighborhoods from the Northeast to South Philly. They teach English, Communications and Gender Studies at Community College of Philadelphia. Links to other stories about ghosts, birds, dogs and magical fish can be found at www.natehouse.wordpress.com.

    Ghosts in the Graveyard?
    Insights from a local paranormal investigator at Laurel Hill Cemetery and... beyond... On a warm spring night in East Falls my wife Mary and I joined around thirty skeptics and believers at Laurel Hill Cemetery to search for ghosts with the Free Spirit Paranormal Investigators and Laurel Hill tour guides.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

18 hours ago

Did you know today is #LuckyPennyDay? What ye...

Did you know today is #LuckyPennyDay? What year is your lucky penny?

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    Did you know today is #LuckyPennyDay? What year is your lucky penny?
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19 hours ago

Center in the Park added 2 new photos.

Channeling Nancy Wilson . . . Guess Who I Saw Today? . . . CIP Songsters doing smooth jazz . . .

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    Center in the Park added a new photo.
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19 hours ago

Another SRO CIP Songsters Spring Concert

Another SRO CIP Songsters Spring Concert

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    Another SRO CIP Songsters Spring Connlcert
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19 hours ago

Another SRO CIP Songsters Spring Connlcert

Another SRO CIP Songsters Spring Connlcert

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    Another SRO CIP Songsters Spring Connlcert
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21 hours ago

Do you or a friend need assistance becoming i...

Do you or a friend need assistance becoming independent again? Center in the Park can help! Learn more on our website:

24 hours ago

Join our Enhanced Fitness Class Tuesday’s & T...

Join our Enhanced Fitness Class Tuesday’s & Thursday’s at 9AM...FREE to Center in the Park members.

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    Join our Enhanced Fitness Class Tuesday's & Thursday's at 9AM...FREE to Center in the Park members.
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31 hours ago

40 hours ago

Hop for the Best

Beer-loving couple seeks to brew up community support in Wayne Junction – but some neighbors are fermenting with apprehension.

    Hop for the Best
    Beer-loving couple seeks to brew up community support in Wayne Junction - but some neighbors are fermenting with apprehension. Earlier this month, Todd and Laura Lacy held an investors night at Germantown's Our House Cultural Center to showcase plans for Attic Brewery.
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42 hours ago

On #NationalSolitaireDay, don't forget about ...

On #NationalSolitaireDay, don't forget about card playing every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30-4! http://www.centerinthepark.org/programs-other.html

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    CIP promotes positive aging and fosters community connections for older adults in Northwest Philadelphia whose voices are critical instruments in shaping its activities and direction.
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46 hours ago

Are you going on the trip to the Crab, Shrimp...

Are you going on the trip to the Crab, Shrimp, and Seafood Fest? Travel, all-you-can-eat seafood and sides, and premium open bar are included with in the cost! Learn more:

    Center in the Park
    CIP promotes positive aging and fosters community connections for older adults in Northwest Philadelphia whose voices are critical instruments in shaping its activities and direction.
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2 days ago

2 days ago

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

    New development controls proposed for a hidden gem of the Northwest
    New limits on development are in the works for a leafy Northwest Philadelphia neighborhood best known for its proximity to the sprawling park with which it shares a name.
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2 days ago

Graced with Art

When you see the princess’s mural at Conrad and Bowman, look up! Another East Falls icon defines Mackenzie Day’s new spin on the former “Epicure Café” building, and reflects her ever-evolving aesthetic.

    Graced with Art
    When you see the princess's mural at Conrad and Bowman, look up! Another East Falls icon defines Mackenzie Day's new spin on the former "Epicure Café" building, and reflects her ever-evolving aesthetic. True Story: The Artist Haus salon on Conrad Street wouldn't be here if owner Mackenzie Day hadn't entered a National stylist contest for KMS California in 2010.
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2 days ago

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

    New development controls proposed for a hidden gem of the Northwest
    New limits on development are in the works for a leafy Northwest Philadelphia neighborhood best known for its proximity to the sprawling park with which it shares a name.
    http://planphilly.com

2 days ago

East Falls Dog Park shared Philadelphia Bully...

This group is doing amazing work for the underprivileged and ignored dogs of Philly

    Philadelphia Bully Team
    We are struggling to pay Lily's vet bill. We have to stop rescue efforts on all other dogs until we get this balance paid off. Every dollar counts right now. If you're able to donate PLEASE do via...
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2 days ago

Now that it's getting warm out, it's finally ...

Now that it's getting warm out, it's finally time for #StrawberriesAndCreamDay!

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    Now that it's getting warm out, it's finally time for #StrawberriesAndCreamDay!
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2 days ago

Don't forget to join us on Wednesday at 1pm f...

Don't forget to join us on Wednesday at 1pm for the Songsters Unlimited Spring concert!

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    Don't forget to join us on Wednesday at 1pm for the Songsters Unlimited Spring concert!
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3 days ago

Follow Center in the Park on Instagram & Twit...

Follow Center in the Park on Instagram & Twitter @centerinthepark

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    Follow Center in the Park on Instagram & Twitter @centerinthepark
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3 days ago

Hey, adults can have fun at the playground to...

Hey, adults can have fun at the playground too! Check out the playground right next to Center in the Park on #TakeYourParentsToThePlaygroundDay

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    Hey, adults can have fun at the playground too! Check out the playground right next to Center in the Park on #TakeYourParentsToThePlaygroundDay
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3 days ago

Want to impress friends and family with your ...

Want to impress friends and family with your musical talent? Take piano lessons! Contact the Program Office for more information at 215-848-7722, ext. 225.

    Center in the Park
    CIP promotes positive aging and fosters community connections for older adults in Northwest Philadelphia whose voices are critical instruments in shaping its activities and direction.
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4 days ago

No View for You

If you’re waiting for the Kelly House Museum to open to the public, don’t hold your breath…

    No View for You
    If you're waiting for the Kelly House Museum to open to the public, don't hold your breath... When his serene highness Prince Albert of Monaco came to East Falls to speak at Jefferson University's commencement last month, he stayed in his mother's childhood home on Henry Avenue.
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4 days ago

Did you know Center in the Park can help you ...

Did you know Center in the Park can help you learn more about your iPhone or Android device? Contact the Program Office for information at 215-848-7722, ext. 225.

    Center in the Park
    CIP promotes positive aging and fosters community connections for older adults in Northwest Philadelphia whose voices are critical instruments in shaping its activities and direction.
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5 days ago

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5 days ago

Meet East Falls Farmer's Market Manager

While you are at the Market this Saturday,stop by the Friends of the Market table. Meet our ever present,energetic Market Manager ,Julia Margulies.Julie is a world traveler and owner of Indian Queen Soap.Her devotion to the Market far exceeds what anyone could expect from a Volunteer.Stop by the Friends of the Market table,chat with her ,or any of the Friends of the Market,to find out how you can support our ever growing Market.We welcome anyone willing to devote any amount of time ! Not planning to visit the Market this week? Contact Julie @ eastfallsfarmersmarket@gmail.com Looking forward to meeting you!!

5 days ago

On National Visit Your Relatives Day, comment...

On National Visit Your Relatives Day, comment with your favorite family trip!

    Center in the Park
    15 Reviews of Center in the Park "An inviting atmosphere for Seniors to learn, explore, socialize, meet new friends, learn new skills ..." Philadelphia,...
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5 days ago

Want to try a DEVIL'S POOL Double IPA, KELPIU...

Want to try a DEVIL'S POOL Double IPA, KELPIUS KAVE Belgian Golden Ale, or RAVENHILL American Porter? Join us on FRIDAY, JUNE 8TH, and support Historic RittenhouseTown​ while enjoying Wissahickon Brewing Company​'s locally-inspired selection of beers! 🍻 Get your tickets for "Drink History!" while they last! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/drink-history-tickets-45542051502

    Drink History!
    See what Historic RittenhouseTown has on tap! One ticket includes: Two crafts beers (cider, juice, kombucha, and wine on tap also available and included) All-you-can-eat local small bites Fun games and contests alongside historical interpreters Enjoy an evening with friends and neighbors while raising critical funds to preserve and protect this important piece of Philadelphia history.
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5 days ago

Join us on Mondays , Wednesdays or Fridays f...

Join us on Mondays , Wednesdays or Fridays for Silver Sneakers Class 8:00am or 9:00am!

    Center in the Park
    Join us tomorrow for the Fitness Fiesta Health Fair, to learn more about using fitness to help you age gracefully! The fair begins at 10am- see you there!
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5 days ago

Join us tomorrow for the Fitness Fiesta Healt...

Join us tomorrow for the Fitness Fiesta Health Fair, to learn more about using fitness to help you age gracefully! The fair begins at 10am- see you there!

    Center in the Park
    Join us tomorrow for the Fitness Fiesta Health Fair, to learn more about using fitness to help you age gracefully! The fair begins at 10am- see you there!
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6 days ago

Hoarding is a serious problem amongst older a...

Hoarding is a serious problem amongst older adults. For National Pat Rack Day, learn how to help:

    5 Methods to Help Senior Hoarding
    It may seem like the elderly individuals within your life retain so many material items. With age comes great clutter. Often, belongings increase over the years; therefore, the more years a person has within their life, the more possessions they may own, generally speaking. There are various reasons why senior citizens are prone to hoarding.
    https://www.clutterhoardingcleanup.com

6 days ago

Center in the Park added 10 new photos.

There was a fiesta at Center in the Park today!🎉 A Fitness Fiesta Health Fair! A very informative event...Save the the date for our annual Balancing Dollar and $ense event on June 15th. For more information please contact the Program Office at (215)848-7722 ext. 224

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    Center in the Park added a new photo.
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6 days ago

Do you or a friend need housing or utility as...

Do you or a friend need housing or utility assistance? You can receive it at Center in the Park, learn more on our website:

    Center in the Park
    CIP promotes positive aging and fosters community connections for older adults in Northwest Philadelphia whose voices are critical instruments in shaping its activities and direction.
    http://www.centerinthepark.org

May 16

Congrats to Liz Robinson recognized for found...

Congrats to Liz Robinson recognized for founding the Energy Coordinating Agency and the community based network of neighborhood energy centers, such as at the Center on the Park . . . As she retires . . . sort of . . . She is now working on bringing solar energy opportunities to the community. Thank You, Liz.

    Center in the Park
    Congrats to Liz Robinson recognized for founding the Energy Coordinating Agency and the community based network of neighborhood energy centers, such as at the Center on the Park . . . As she retires...
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May 16

Great shot from The Local! Quick reminder of ...

Great shot from The Local! Quick reminder of tomorrow night’s meeting, to include discussion of Penn Charter’s plan!

    East Falls Forward
    Great shot from The Local! Quick reminder of tomorrow night's meeting, to include discussion of Penn Charter's plan!
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May 16

Center in the Park shared National Institute ...

    National Institute on Aging - NIH
    Caring for yourself is one of the most important things you can do as a caregiver. Share these self-care tips: http://bit.ly/2fkmPew
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May 16

On National LGBT Elders Day, learn more on ho...

On National LGBT Elders Day, learn more on how to help LGBT Elders with these resources:

    National Resource Center on LGBT Aging
    The National Resource Center on LGBT Aging is the country's first and only technical assistance resource center aimed at improving the quality of services and supports offered to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults. Established in 2010 through a federal grant from the U.S.
    https://www.lgbtagingcenter.org

May 16

Garlic Mustard – An Edible, Delicious Invasive

By Trish Fries, Environmental Education Program Specialist

    Garlic Mustard - An Edible, Delicious Invasive - Friends of Wissahickon
    By Trish Fries, Environmental Education Program Specialist Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is a common invasive plant seen all over the forest floor in the Wissahickon and throughout the eastern United States. A native of Europe and Asia, it was introduced into this country for use medicinally and as an edible herb.
    https://www.fow.org

May 16

Did you know the benefits of coloring include...

Did you know the benefits of coloring include stress relief and self expression? Join us tomorrow at 2:30 for adult coloring! Materials and sheets are provided.

    Center in the Park
    Did you know the benefits of coloring include stress relief and self expression? Join us tomorrow at 2:30 for adult coloring! Materials and sheets are provided.
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May 15

Delicious Italian cuisine in East Falls...htt...

Delicious Italian cuisine in East Falls...http://www.in-riva.com http://www.fiorino.us

    Italian Restaurant and Bar in East Falls, Philadelphia | In Riva
    In Riva is a Southern Italian inspired restaurant and bar with urban flair located in East Falls, Philadelphia "along the banks" of the Schuylkill River.
    http://www.in-riva.com

May 15

Welcome Well+Bone Wellness to East Falls!

Welcome Well+Bone Wellness to East Falls!

    East Falls Development Corporation
    Welcome Well+Bone Wellness to East Falls!
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May 15

Center in the Park added 7 new photos.

Center in the Park’s Town Hall Meeting with Secretary Lance Robertson. In addition to the the town hall meeting, we were honored with an Older Americans Month Proclamation Presentation by Secretary Teresa Osborne.

    Center in the Park
    Center in the Park added a new photo.
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May 15

It will be right across the street from Miffl...

It will be right across the street from Mifflin at the Fall of Schuylkill Library! So far we have plans for a short panel and networking. I appreciate any help spreading the word!FB event page: https://www.facebook.com/events/354645308391147/

    Friends of the Mifflin School, East Falls
    It will be right across the street from Mifflin at the Fall of Schuylkill Library! So far we have plans for a short panel and networking. I appreciate any help spreading the word!FB event page:...
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May 15

Happy National Chocolate Chip Day! What's you...

Happy National Chocolate Chip Day! What's your favorite recipe that includes chocolate chips?

    Center in the Park
    Happy National Chocolate Chip Day! What's your favorite recipe that includes chocolate chips?
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May 15

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

    Rep. Pam DeLissio
    FYI - On Wednesday, May 23rd from 6:30-7:30pm, the Philadelphia City Planning Commission is holding a public meeting where they will present draft plans for the Wissahickon Gateway Improvement Plan....
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May 15

Silver Sneakers meet tomorrow! There's a sess...

Silver Sneakers meet tomorrow! There's a session at 8am and again at 9. See you there!

    Center in the Park
    Silver Sneakers meet tomorrow! There's a session at 8am and again at 9. See you there!
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May 15

Visit the Center's website for an important a...

Visit the Center's website for an important announcemehttp://www.centerinthepark.org/about-news.html#0511nt!

    Center in the Park
    CIP promotes positive aging and fosters community connections for older adults in Northwest Philadelphia whose voices are critical instruments in shaping its activities and direction.
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