21 hours ago

Supermarket Sweep

One neighbor’s efforts to clean up a local grocery’s image is a win-win for the whole community.

    Supermarket Sweep
    Facebook was in a flurry this spring with complaints about the new Chelten Market IGA that opened on Chelten Avenue last year. When Sharrieff Ali first read the posts, he was surprised the Health Department hadn't shut the place down! But according to public records, this store was violation-free.
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46 hours ago

Chestnut Hill: Death by Starbucks

Sounds like someone's dying for a coffee.

    Chestnut Hill: Death by Starbucks
    There's a new guy at Starbucks, and he's obsessed with getting everyone's name right. He's also super friendly, and even though statistically speaking it's unlikely that he's a serial killer, because he's not a White Man, it makes me nervous. He's very polite, but a bit... Intensely nice.
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2 days ago

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    FOR THE ERECTION OF AN ATTACHED STRUCTURE MAXIMUM HEIGHT NE 79.7 FT AND A ROOF TOP PILOTHOUSE/MECHANICAL (ROOF ACCESS ONLY); A ROOF TOP DECK & PUBLIC ACCESS SWIMMING POOL ON REAR FOURTH FLOOR; AND ROOF TOP DECK (FOR RESIDENTIAL USE ONLY) ON REAR 3RD, 4TH, 5TH & 6TH FLOOR. SIZE AND LOCATION AS SHOWN IN THE APPLICATION. FOR USE AS VACANT COMMERCIAL SPACE (USE REGISTRATION PERMIT REQUIRED PRIOR TO OCCUPANCY) ON FRONT FIRST/GROUND FLOOR AND HOUSEHOLD LIVING MULTI-FAMILY DWELLING TWO HUNDRED-SIX (206) UNITS FROM 2ND TO 6TH FLOOR; AND TWO HUNDRED-SEVEN (207) OFF STREET INTERIOR ACCESSORY PARKING (INCLUDING 6 COMPACT SPACES AND 9 ADA SPACES) ON BASEMENT & GROUND FLOOR; AND PUBLIC ACCESS SWIMMING POOL WITH ROOF DECK AND FOOD SERVICES FOR PUBLIC ON REAR FOURTH FLOOR; AND TWO (2) OFF STREET INTERIOR LOADING SPACES AND SEVENTY-TWO (72) OFF STREET BICYCLE PARKING SPACES ON AN ACCESSIBLE ROUTE.

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3 days ago

Great turn out tonight at McDevitt! If you co...

Great turn out tonight at McDevitt! If you couldnt make it, there will be a few more over the next two months. Be on the look out for announcements!

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3 days ago

Got That Swing

How local saxophonist, composer, and orchestra leader Jack Saint Clair found his rhythm.

    Got That Swing
    Growing up in a family of athletes, Jack St. Clair was no jock. While his siblings excelled in competition, Jack "didn't have that gene" - his least favorite class in high school was gym which he almost failed once for not doing pushups.
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4 days ago

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https://mailchi.mp/262787469ec1/july-week-2

    🐱 Cat Adoption Event, Farm to Vase Workshop 💐
    Cat Adoption Event and Fundraiser | 11am-4pm Prepare to fall in love and meet your furrever friend! We'll have cats up for adoption in our space upstairs. 10% of the cafe proceeds from the day will go to the cat adoption service.
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4 days ago

EFDC would like to start a campaign to bring ...

EFDC would like to start a campaign to bring Indego bike share to East Falls. We have support from some developers and business owners and we already have a designated location for a docking station. The EFDC has met and corresponded with Indego bike share for the last couple of years but with no success. You can help this initiative and be part of the campaign by lobbying Philly's bike share program. Please consider doing the following: 1) Submit a message/letter of support to bring Indego bike share to East Falls. Go to: https://www.rideindego.com/about/contact/ 2) If you see any Indego bikes around East Falls, please snap a picture and submit it with your letter of support. Thank you so much for your help with this campaign!

    East Falls Development Corporation
    EFDC would like to start a campaign to bring Indego bike share to East Falls. We have support from some developers and business owners and we already have a designated location for a docking station....
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5 days ago

East Falls Development Corporation published ...

Indego contact link 1

    East Falls Development Corporation
    East Falls Development Corporation, Philadelphia, PA. 1,150 likes · 2 talking about this · 21 were here. For residents, businesses, and visitors to post photos fand ind out what is happening. By the...
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6 days ago

Cool Off and Meet New Friends Wednesday, Jul...

Cool Off and Meet New Friends Wednesday, July 11, 6 to 7:30 PM McDevitt Playground Splash Pad Scotts Lane Do you have a child starting kindergarten? Are you considering Thomas Mifflin School for your children? Please join the Friends of Mifflin on Wednesday, July 11th at McDevitt Playground. 6:00 to 7:30, pm. There will be several families with children of all ages, whose children attend Mifflin, available to answer questions and review all the positives of being able to walk your child to a great school right down the street from your house. Already have children at Mifflin? Come and share your experiences with prospective families. Bring all your children! They can cool off at the Splash Pad! https://twitter.com/FriendsOMifflin/status/1015972413123842048?s=19

    Friends of Mifflin on Twitter
    Cool Off and Meet New Friends - https://t.co/lmoUXLuZQe
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Jul 08

Wood You Believe?

New wood shop at St James teaches valuable lessons.

    Wood You Believe?
    A new kind of class, one with no textbooks or blackboards, has just finished its first semester in a basement on the St. James' School campus. In the cool new workshop space, St. James' high school-aged graduates learn the basics of carpentry from Lenard Haley using routers, saws, and a host of other professional grade tools.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

Jul 07

Into The Magic Shop

With catchy lyrics and sharp social commentary, global pop sensation BTS finds a big fan in the Falls. For Carole Showell, the group "gives us the best of us" during a troubling time.

    Into The Magic Shop
    With catchy lyrics and sharp social commentary, global pop sensation BTS finds a big fan in the Falls. For Carole Showell, the group "gives us the best of us" during a troubling time.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

Jul 06

Yoga Without Limits!

Bodies are human and imperfect -- and that's ok! Gentle, joyful, respectful yoga for all sizes, shapes, ages, and abilities. 

    Yoga Without Limits!
    Bodies are human and imperfect - and that's ok! Gentle, joyful, respectful yoga for all sizes, shapes, ages, and abilities. How many of us have had this thought upon seeing ads or notices for yoga classes? "I would love to try yoga! Oh wait, I can't do yoga, who am I kidding?
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Jul 05

Guess who is ranked one of Philly's best beer...

Guess who is ranked one of Philly's best beer gardens?!! EAST FALLS BEER GARDEN!!! Congratulations!! http://wooderice.com/8-of-the-best-lowkey-beer-gardens-in-philly-to-grab-a-drink-and-relax/

    8 of the Best Lowkey Beer Gardens in Philly to Grab a Drink and Relax - Wooder Ice
    8 of the Best Lowkey Beer Gardens in Philly to Grab a Drink and Relax For most a beer garden is an oasis where you mix and mingle with crowds while enjoying cold brews. However, with the explosion of beer gardens in Philly, many have become more of a frat party atmosphere than a place to vibe out and enjoy a brewski.
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Jul 04

Jul 03

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Jul 01

Resistance Reading

Social Justice Fuels New Neighborhood Book Club

    Resistance Reading
    It goes without saying that there has been a shift in many of our lives since November 2016. After the election, many Philadelphians felt a need to get involved in our community, learn more, and help inspire positive social change. In September 2017 this exact desire led to the creation of The East Falls Social Justice Book Club.
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Jun 30

A Farm Grows in Germantown

Kitchen Garden’s Amanda Staples talks about the successes and challenges of urban farming.

    A Farm Grows in Germantown
    "I don't really hate groundhogs," says Amanda Staples about her farm's number one produce predator. "I wouldn't even mind them if they didn't have such expensive taste." Like fine diners, they insist on only the best part of the farm's lettuce, boring out the tender center of each head, while leaving the rest of it to rot.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

Jun 30

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Jun 29

We Want YOU!

A free monthly newspaper for community and democracy seeks local hearts, minds, and spirits. 

    We Want YOU!
    WANTED: Neighborhood cheerleaders, whistle blowers. jesters, artists, talents, influencers, educators, nurturers, advocates, adventurers, and hosts. FOR: Free independent press for neighbors, by neighbors. Make no mistake: there's a pronounced but indescribable difference between reading something online and seeing it in print. A newspaper is analog: real life in your hands.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

Jun 29

East Falls Development Corporation added 6 ne...

There were 2 awesome grand openings last night in East Falls! We are lucky to have 2 beautiful new retail locations! WELCOME The Artist Haus and Alice|Alexander to East Falls!

    East Falls Development Corporation
    East Falls Development Corporation added a new photo.
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Jun 29

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Jun 26

Philly Free Streets coming August 11th!

Have you heard about Philly Free Streets? Come out and play on car-free North Broad Street, between City Hall and Erie Avenue, on Saturday, August 11 from 8AM to 1PM!

Join us for family-friendly, people-powered fun and experience Philly streets in a new way! Walk, bike, and play on an 8-mile round trip route of car-free North Broad. People of all ages and physical abilities are invited. There is no formal start or stop—join the fun anywhere along the route. Participants are encouraged to arrive by foot, bike, or SEPTA.

For more information or to sign up to volunteer, visit www.PhillyFreeStreets.com.
Philly Free Streets is a people-powered initiative of the City of Philadelphia.

    Philly Free Streets
    215-686-5552
    http://www.phillyfreestreets.com

Jun 26

Cool as a Cucumber

This YogaBrain recipe is genius! Fast, simple, refreshing, YUM! 

    Cool as a Cucumber
    Quick-pickled cucumbers are one of my summer favs! My mom's recipe turned me on and of course I've added my own spin! And you should too. INGREDIENTS: White vinegar (feel free to blend apple cider vinegar as well!)
    http://eastfallslocal.com

Jun 25

Stop by The Artist Haus Thursday for their gr...

Stop by The Artist Haus Thursday for their grand opening!!

    East Falls Community Council
    East Falls Community Council, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 513 likes. East Falls Community Council represents and advocates for the residents of the...
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Jun 25

E.F.L. Writer – Steve Fillmore

STEVE FILLMORE

    E.F.L. Writer - Steve Fillmore
    STEVE FILLMORE (co-founder/co-editor) Steve was a financial/corporate writer for several decades after earning his BA in English from LaSalle University. He moved to East Falls in 2006, where he lived lightly until 2011, when Carolyn moved in with her dog and began dragging him on long walks around the neighborhood.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

Jun 25

E.F.L. Writer – Carolyn Fillmore

CAROLYN FILLMORE

    E.F.L. Writer - Carolyn Fillmore
    CAROLYN FILLMORE (co-founder/co-editor) Like Steve, Carolyn also graduated from LaSalle Unversity with a BA in English. Unlike Steve, she has absolutely no recollection that they took a class together there in 1990. Until last fall, Carolyn worked full-time producing computerized voices for phone lines (though she's been a writer all her life).
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Jun 25

Contributor – Carolyn

CAROLYN FILLMORE

    Contributor - Carolyn
    CAROLYN FILLMORE (co-founder/co-editor) Like Steve, Carolyn also graduated from LaSalle Unversity with a BA in English. Unlike Steve, she has absolutely no recollection that they took a class together there in 1990. Until last fall, Carolyn worked full-time producing computerized voices for phone lines (though she's been a writer all her life).
    http://eastfallslocal.com

Jun 25

Contributor – Steve

STEVE FILLMORE

    Contributor - Steve
    STEVE FILLMORE (co-founder/co-editor) Steve was a financial/corporate writer for several decades after earning his BA in English from LaSalle University. He moved to East Falls in 2006, where he lived lightly until 2011, when Carolyn moved in with her dog and began dragging him on long walks around the neighborhood.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

Jun 25

If you don't have plans yet for JULY 4TH...ce...

If you don't have plans yet for JULY 4TH...celebrate at the Preston in Falls Center! 7:30-11PM Rooftop Picnic and Catch the Fireworks!

    East Falls Development Corporation
    East Falls Development Corporation, Philadelphia, PA. 1,178 likes · 25 talking about this · 21 were here. For residents, businesses, and visitors to post...
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Jun 25

Get your vote on, East Falls! Info and links ...

Get your vote on, East Falls! Info and links for two neighborhood zoning issues: http://eastfallslocal.com/eff-time-to-vote

    EFF: Time to Vote!
    Neighbors have 48 Hours to weigh in on a multifamily unit on Ainslie and changes for Penn Charter's Strawbridge campus off School House. #1 SUPPORT OR DENY: Variance request for 3502 AINSLIE STREET Synopsis: The legalization of a long-existing multifamily building (from three to four units) located at 3502 Ainslie Street for the stated purpose of permitting for updates and upgrades.
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Jun 25

EFF: Time to Vote!

Neighbors have 48 Hours to weigh in on a multifamily unit on Ainslie and changes for Penn Charter's Strawbridge campus off School House. 

    EFF: Time to Vote!
    Neighbors have 48 Hours to weigh in on a multifamily unit on Ainslie and changes for Penn Charter's Strawbridge campus off School House. #1 SUPPORT OR DENY: Variance request for 3502 AINSLIE STREET Synopsis: The legalization of a long-existing multifamily building (from three to four units) located at 3502 Ainslie Street for the stated purpose of permitting for updates and upgrades.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

Jun 24

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Jun 22

GRAND OPENING Party for the Artist Haus! Sa...

GRAND OPENING Party for the Artist Haus! Saturday, June 28, 6-9:30pm!! DON'T MISS IT!

    East Falls Development Corporation
    East Falls Development Corporation, Philadelphia, PA. 1,174 likes · 5 talking about this · 21 were here. For residents, businesses, and visitors to post...
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Jun 22

Right on Chime

The Wanamaker Tower at St. James School Rings True After Tuneup

    Right on Chime
    After 110 years, the Wanamaker Bell Tower in the St. James church graveyard still needs some major repairs - but at least its chimes are back in tune. David Kasievich, Head of St. James School, led an effort in May to restore the chimes as the first part of a larger restoration of the Tower and mausoleum.
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Jun 22

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Jun 22

  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    REPLACE 5" STORM AND SANITARY CURB TRAP AND FAI PA20181680088(SFD)"SELF-CERTIFICATION'S ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED" - "ALL EXCAVATIONS AND PLUMBING TRENCHES IN EXCESS OF 5 FEET IN DEPTH MUST HAVE APPROVED SHORING IN PLACE AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION"

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  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    REPLACE 5" STORM AND SANITARY CURB TRAP AND FAI PA20181680088(SFD)"SELF-CERTIFICATION'S ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED" - "ALL EXCAVATIONS AND PLUMBING TRENCHES IN EXCESS OF 5 FEET IN DEPTH MUST HAVE APPROVED SHORING IN PLACE AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION"

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Jun 22

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Jun 21

Town Watch Round Up

Roberta Ginsberg's got the skinny on the crew helping East Falls stay safe and clean.

    Town Watch Round Up
    The East Falls Town Watch discourages crime by keeping the neighborhood as free of graffiti, trash, outed lights, bandit signs, abandoned vehicles, and panhandlers as possible. By taking turns patrolling, members identify troubled spots that could use some repair and TLC.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

Jun 20

On the Road to Healthy Pets

Vetter Mobile Pet Care comes to NW Philly with high hopes (and a little trepidation). 

    On the Road to Healthy Pets
    I consider myself somewhat brave. I will kill a spider on the ceiling. I will go down into the basement when the light is burned out. I even watched the movie "It" while I was alone. But, I am currently dealing with an issue that is testing my courage and I am worried that I might not be so brave after all.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

Jun 19

This Old Barn

A charming piece of East Falls history gets a facelift as we dig into the property's storied past. 

    This Old Barn
    This historic barn on JeffU's campus goes "topless" for the next few weeks as it undergoes $300k+ in upgrades, including repointed walls, new rafters, and a new roof. The barn will still need further improvements before it's fully restored, but this first phase is a big step towards preserving this unique structure from the early 19th century.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

Jun 18

Butterflies of Love

Full day of family fun for honoring loved ones and sharing joy to be alive.

    Butterflies of Love
    Neighbors from East Falls, Manayunk, Roxborough - and all over NW Philly - came out for VNA Hospice of Philadelphia's 8th Annual Butterfly Release and Community Celebration of Life. At least 100 people of all ages enjoyed hot dogs, pretzels, water ice, face painting, kid's activities, and local vendors offering everything from free neck massages to caricatures, plus delectable samples from Simon Says Brownies and Fifth of a Farm Creations.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

Jun 18

Buddhist Blessings on the Falls Bridge

Imagine all the people, sharing all the world. 

    Buddhist Blessings on the Falls Bridge
    The colorful flags seen recently on the Falls Bridge aren't mere decoration, but an ancient Buddhist tradition for invoking peace, compassion and harmony. While associated today with Tibetan Buddhists, the practice of printing prayers on cloth flags has its roots in India.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

Jun 17

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    REPLACE STORM AND SANITARY HOUSE TRAPS PA20181620669 "SELF-CERTIFICATION'S ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED" - "ALL EXCAVATIONS AND PLUMBING TRENCHES IN EXCESS OF 5 FEET IN DEPTH MUST HAVE APPROVED SHORING IN PLACE AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION"

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Jun 17

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Jun 16

Let It Flow

An East Falls love letter to the Schuylkill, a streaming source of peace, beauty, and positive chi. 

    Let It Flow
    June is National Rivers Month, a time to reflect on the history, health and beauty of our nation's waterways. These majestic rivers include the Mississippi, the Colorado, the Rio Grande and here in East Falls, no matter how you spell or pronounce it, the Schuylkill.
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