15 min ago

East Falls Forward shared Dirty Frank's event...

EFF member Ed Lampe's good friend needs our support to pull thru after being struck on Lincoln Drive after working her shift tending bar at Dirty Frank's on the day of the Eagle's parade. Raffle items and other contributions welcome for Dirty Frank's March 4th fundraiser (contact organizers thru event page link). Please consider donating to the GoFundMe her friends & family have organized: https://www.gofundme.com/sheila-modglin-recovery-fund Read more about this beloved local woman fighting for her life: http://www.phillyvoice.com/family-beloved-dirty-franks-bartender-sees-positive-signs-recovery/

    Sheila Our SunShine Fundraiser
    Sheila our Sunshine! We LOVE you and our hearts are beating louder than ever we ever thought possible wishing, hoping, and praying for a full and...
    https://www.facebook.com

2 days ago

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

Join the conversation at State Rep. Pam DeLissio's 70th Townhall Meeting. Details below.

    Rep. Pam DeLissio
    My 70th Town Hall is next Thursday, February 22nd - 7pm at the Bala Cynwyd Library. Call my district office with any questions - 215-482-8726.
    https://www.facebook.com

3 days ago

Twenty Years that Changed Philly

With so much historic architecture in NW Philly, it’s easy to take our scenery for granted. Joseph Minardi explains how our city grew into such distinct neighborhoods so worthy of preservation today. 

    Twenty Years that Changed Philly
    With so much historic architecture in NW Philly, it's easy to take our scenery for granted. Joseph Minardi explains how our city grew into such distinct neighborhoods so worthy of preservation today. Philadelphia has been around for over three centuries, but there was a two-decade period that transformed the city into an industrial powerhouse and spurred a huge growth spurt in the city's population.
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

3 days ago

Pennsylvania Names Philadelphia’s Forbidden Drive as 2018 Trail of the Year

Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced that Forbidden Drive located in Wissahickon Valley Park, has been named 2018 Trail of the Year.

    Pennsylvania Names Philadelphia's Forbidden Drive as 2018 Trail of the Year - Friends of Wissahickon
    Natural Resources (DCNR) Secretary Cindy Adams Dunn announced that Forbidden Drive located in Wissahickon Valley Park, has been named 2018 Trail of the Year. "This trail truly is among so many Fairmount Park gems, and one that shines brightest for the thousands of hikers, bikers, anglers and others who travel it each year," Dunn said.
    https://www.fow.org

3 days ago

There and Back Again: The Upper Parking Lot Loop

By John Holback

    There and Back Again: The Upper Parking Lot Loop - Friends of Wissahickon
    By John Holback There are approximately 50 miles of trails in the Wissahickon Park. Three trails (Orange, White, and Yellow) run parallel to the creek for more or less the whole length of the park, while two smaller trail networks (The Lavender Trails and the Andorra Trails) fill in some of the gaps.
    https://www.fow.org

3 days ago

Get your nominations in for FOM's Executive B...

Get your nominations in for FOM's Executive Board. Nominate for one position or all! https://goo.gl/forms/Xt16tKYd0BvFsU0k2

    FOM Exec Board Nominations 2018
    Please nominate yourself or anyone else you think may be interested in an Executive Board role. These names ***along with any other nominations during the meeting*** will be put up for a vote at the General Meeting on Saturday the 17th at 8:30am at Vault+Vine.
    http://docs.google.com

3 days ago

Say Cheese, Speeders!

Pam Delissio & EF Traffic Committee propose speed cameras on Henry from Allegheny to Andorra.   

    Say Cheese, Speeders!
    It's a predictable and indisputable fact: speed kills. The faster a vehicle is moving when it crashes, the more severe the consequences. Our own Henry Avenue is a danger zone: since 2011, there've been more than 350 traffic crashes, and at least 7 fatalities.
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

4 days ago

TOMORROW is dress down day for $1! Wear HEART...

TOMORROW is dress down day for $1! Wear HEARTS+RED and feel the love! *noon dismissal

    Friends of the Mifflin School, East Falls
    TOMORROW is dress down day for $1! Wear HEARTS+RED and feel the love! *noon dismissal
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

Help the Theatre Club and send a friend some ...

Help the Theatre Club and send a friend some LOVE! Candy-Grams are on sale all week for 50 cents!

    Friends of the Mifflin School, East Falls
    Help the Theatre Club and send a friend some LOVE! Candy-Grams are on sale all week for 50 cents!
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

LOTS going on at school this week! NOON dismi...

LOTS going on at school this week! NOON dismissal Wednesday-Friday due to conferences. And don't forget to wear your Hearts+Red for dress down day on Wednesday (bring $1)! See the calendar for all the details: https://thomasmifflinschool.org/calendar/?view=calendar&month=February-2018

    Calendar
    Never miss a Mifflin moment.
    https://thomasmifflinschool.org

4 days ago

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

Love your neighborhood? We do! 😍 Our regular monthly membership is ON for February 14th at 7pm at Northern Children's Services.

    General Membership Meeting
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

Please nominate yourself or anyone else you t...

Please nominate yourself or anyone else you think may be interested in a FOM Executive Board role. These names ***along with any other nominations during the meeting*** will be put up for a vote at the General Meeting on Saturday the 17th at 8:30am at Vault+Vine. If you nominate someone, please let them know their name is in the hat. It would be ideal to have all nominees present for voting in order to confirm their interest. If a nominee is selected by the group, but not present, we will make every effort to confirm interest within 48 hours. If we can't confirm with the nominee, we will default to runner up. If you have any questions please reach out on the google group here: https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/friendsofmifflin *this form is anonymous https://goo.gl/forms/1lYMySYBGPk6T7E12

    FOM Exec Board Nominations 2018
    Please nominate yourself or anyone else you think may be interested in an Executive Board role. These names ***along with any other nominations during the meeting*** will be put up for a vote at the General Meeting on Saturday the 17th at 8:30am at Vault+Vine.
    http://docs.google.com

Feb 10

Full House in the Falls

East Falls brought the love to the first-ever Philly Theatre Week! Tickets still available for tomorrow’s matinee… 

    Full House in the Falls
    East Falls brought the love to the first-ever Philly Theatre Week! Tickets still available for tomorrow's matinee... Sold-out crowds for Play Appetizers, savory short plays at Vault + Vine's lovely upstairs venue. Coffee, pastries, and original local drama! Play Appetizers features three short plays, written by Philadelphia-area playwrights and performed by some of Philly's finest actors.
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

Feb 09

Feb 08

Jambalaya

Home cooking is where the heart is in this month’s short story by Matt Suwak.

    Jambalaya
    For forty-seven years Janine was privy to the reasons Albert had for why movies weren't funny, and she rolled her eyes when he grumbled about why nobody made brown cars anymore, or when he voiced his staunch opinion on the dire state of modern fashion.
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

Feb 07

Protecting Your Pet’s Skin in Cold Weather

Some tips for keeping your pets comfortable when the temps dip.

    Protecting Your Pet's Skin in Cold Weather
    Frigid temperatures are here which means we must take some extra precautions with our pets. As we crank up the heat in our homes, the dry air can negatively affect the skin on our dogs and cats. Some pets are much more sensitive to the dry air than others and will develop dry, flaky skin in the winter.
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

Feb 07

From the Archives: Winter Birding in the Wissahickon

by Steve Lawrence

    From the Archives: Winter Birding in the Wissahickon - Friends of Wissahickon
    by Steve Lawrence One in an occasional series in which FOW publishes articles that appeared in our publications in the past, and still resonate with us today. This piece was written by Steve Lawrence (1921-2012) for FOW's Winter 2006 Newsletter. He was an FOW Board Member, Chair of the Wildlife Committee, and an avid bird-watcher ...
    https://www.fow.org

Feb 01

Updated Feb 07

East Falls Community Council shared Philadelp...

    Home - Love Your Park Week
    Save the Date for Love Your Park Week 2018! Sign up here to get newsletter updates.
    http://loveyourpark.org

  • Please join the EFCC at its general membership meeting at 7 pm Monday, Feb. 12, at the EF Presbyterian Church, Midvale Av. at Vaux St. The agenda will include a presentation by officials from the City of Philadelphia's Vision Zero program -- the City's effort to reduce auto and bicycle accidents.

    A reminder that dues to be a voting member of the EFFC are $10/year and can be paid at www.eastfallscommunity.org.

Feb 06

See You at the Parade!

East Falls exploded in joy Sunday after the Eagles’ big win. Our highlights, plus local scoop on Thursday’s massive celebration. 

    See You at the Parade!
    East Falls exploded in joy Sunday after the Eagles' big win. Our highlights, plus local scoop on Thursday's massive celebration. OMG, it really happened! After decades of crushed dreams, Philadelphia fans finally realized sweet victory at last. The brouhaha's not over, either - over 2 million people are expected to soon flood the city, with some repercussions in our neighborhood.
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

Feb 04

February's General Meeting is scheduled for F...

February's General Meeting is scheduled for February 17th 8:30am at the lovely Vault + Vine! Please join us as we are hosting our Executive Board Elections. Take our short survey to make your meeting location/date preferences known: https://goo.gl/forms/g2WwUzbOIprWmqfD2

    FOM General Meeting Schedule
    Hey all! February's meeting is tentatively booked for the Saturday the 17th at Vault+Vine, more to come on that. However, as we discussed, we want to do what works best for everyone. Have a look at the dates and times, and select a few that work for you over the coming months.
    http://docs.google.com

Feb 04

  • ALTERATION PERMIT

    FOR THE INSTALLATION OF TWO SETS (42 PANELS EACH) OF SOLAR PANELS EACH WITH OUTPUT OF 10.5 KW AND 11.76 KW ON ROOF TOP OF AN EXISTING STRUCTURE AS PART OF AN EXISTING SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING AS SHOWN ON THE PLAN.SEPERATE PERMIT REQUIRED FOR ELECTRICAL WORK

    4101 TIMBER LN Issued February 2, 2018 Comment

Feb 03

Rutgers students inspire Mifflin 4th graders ...

Rutgers students inspire Mifflin 4th graders with their adventures! https://thomasmifflinschool.org/news/2018/1/10/adventurers-inspire-the-4th-grade

    Adventurers Inspire the 4th Grade!
    Antarctic Adventurers Share Their Story With The 4th Grade Ms.Boyd's fourth graders are studying the continents. As luck would have it, Ms.Boyd stumbled upon an article about a team of students setting out on a climate change research adventure to Antarctica. She wrote to the journalist covering the
    https://thomasmifflinschool.org

Feb 02

Our February General Meeting will be hosted b...

Our February General Meeting will be hosted by Vault + Vine! We have lots of great content on the agenda, including exec board elections. So join us upstairs after you refuel in their beautiful café with delicious coffee and a breakfast treat! We can't wait to see you, hear your thoughts, and support Thomas Mifflin School TOGETHER. *Want to get in on all the great stuff already happening? Join our Internal Communication Google Group here and follow the link to subscribe: https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en#!forum/friendsofmifflin

    Friends of the Mifflin School, East Falls
    Our February General Meeting will be hosted by Vault + Vine! We have lots of great content on the agenda, including exec board elections. So join us upstairs after you refuel in their beautiful café...
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 02

Never miss a Mifflin moment! February's calen...

Never miss a Mifflin moment! February's calendar is live. https://thomasmifflinschool.org/calendar/?view=calendar&month=February-2018

    Calendar
    Never miss a Mifflin moment.
    https://thomasmifflinschool.org

Feb 02

Feb 01

How much do you know about the Seven Historic Wissahickon Road Houses?

By Sarah West

    How much do you know about the Seven Historic Wissahickon Road Houses? - Friends of Wissahickon
    By Sarah West The Wissahickon Road House Era lasted from the 1840's to about 1915. See if you can match each of the seven pictures below to its name. These photos were taken before 1916. (Source of Information: Chestnut Hill Local, Dec 13, 1990, Helen Moak, Jefferson Moak, Sioux Baldwin pp 72- 75) a.Valley Green ...
    https://www.fow.org

Feb 01

February's School Calendar is LIVE! THIS Fr...

February's School Calendar is LIVE! THIS Friday is Eagles Green + Jeans dress down day. Wear your Eagles gear or something green and bring $1 or a can of dog food. We will be rooting for our beloved Eagles and at the same time, thinking about the Underdogs of the SPCA that are waiting to be adopted! ***Here's the SUPER exciting part: Principal Mason promised to allow students to dye her hair green in front of the whole school if we get at least $100 or 100 cans of dog food! GO EAGLES!

    Friends of the Mifflin School, East Falls
    February's School Calendar is LIVE! THIS Friday is Eagles Green + Jeans dress down day. Wear your Eagles gear or something green and bring $1 or a can of dog food. We will be rooting for our...
    https://www.facebook.com

Feb 01

Green Light for LeBus

It’s coming! It’s coming! LeBus East Falls has announced they’ll be open for business Wednesday February 7th. 

    Green Light for LeBus
    After some delays in 2017, David Braverman's new restaurant at Ridge & Midvale is just about ready to go. This last week of prep, LeBus East Falls "practices" on local business & community leaders, including our favorite global tech entrepreneur, pictured here.
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

Jan 28

Although neighbor input isn't as important fo...

Although neighbor input isn't as important for special exceptions as it is for variances, East Falls Forward members are invited to please weigh in on this important local issue: http://eastfallsforward.org/

    East Falls Forward
    Although neighbor input isn't as important for special exceptions as it is for variances, East Falls Forward members are invited to please weigh in on this important local issue:...
    https://www.facebook.com

Jan 27

Get a Loom!

Everyone’s doing it — weaving puts your hands to work, quiets the mind, and connects you to a rich tapestry of local history and new friends. 

    Get a Loom!
    Everyone's doing it - weaving puts your hands to work, quiets the mind, and connects you to a rich tapestry of local history and new friends. Our first question when contacted by the Philadelphia Guild of Handweavers was "Are you calling from the 18 th century?"
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

Jan 26

Happy Friday! Take our QUICK general meeting ...

Happy Friday! Take our QUICK general meeting schedule survey. What days of the week work for you? Let us know! SURVEY: https://goo.gl/forms/0k7f3ntOmmHvzc4T2 https://media.giphy.com/media/l2Sqf1Y2g9C3F97kA/giphy.gif

    The Office Friday GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY
    Discover & share this Dance GIF with everyone you know. GIPHY is how you search, share, discover, and create GIFs.
    http://giphy.com

Jan 25

Renting In Philadelphia: What Will $1,500 Get You?

Here's a 950-square-foot 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom single-family home at 3425 W School House Ln., which is going for $1,500 / month. In the unit, you'll get in-unit...

This article has 4 other Philadelphia locations (Show)

...1,500 / month, this 960-square-foot 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom townhouse is located at 333 W Girard Ave. In the townhouse, you can expect hardwood floors, granite counter tops, in-unit laundry and...

Next, there's this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment over at 1314 N Front St. It's also listed for $1,500 / month for its 700 square feet of space...

Next, check out this 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment that's located at 4308 Fleming St. It's listed for $1,500 / month. In the unit, you'll get hardwood floors...

Located at 723 Sansom St., here's a 1-bedroom, 1-bathroom apartment that's listed for $1,500/ month. In the bright unit, you can expect hardwood floors, high ceilings, a dishwasher and in-unit laundry. Pets are negotiable. (Check out the complete listing here.)

    Renting In Philadelphia: What Will $1,500 Get You?
    Curious just how far your dollar goes in Philadelphia? We've rounded up the latest rental listings via rental site Zumper to get a sense of what to expect when it comes to hunting down a place in Philadelphia if you're on a budget of $1,500 / month.
    http://6abc.com

Jan 24

Keep Moving, Kids

Does East Falls deserve a special exception to the ZBA’s special exceptions for group homes in residential areas?  

    Keep Moving, Kids
    East Falls' latest zoning battle is a real doozie. In one corner: medically fragile children in need of transitional, residential care. In the other: near neighbors fearing lower property values and reduced quality of life. Tensions are building, along with guilt and snark and judging...
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

Jan 23

Partner Spotlight: Friends of the Cresheim Trail

By Susan Dannenberg, Chair, FoCT Board of Directors

    Partner Spotlight: Friends of the Cresheim Trail - Friends of Wissahickon
    By Susan Dannenberg, Chair, FoCT Board of Directors It has been an exciting year for the Cresheim Trail. The big news is that Councilwoman Cindy Bass introduced an ordinance that will authorize the City of Philadelphia to acquire the bridge and lease the railroad right-of-way from PECO that will allow the Cresheim Trail to continue ...
    https://www.fow.org

Jan 21

We saw lots of new faces and shared an enthus...

We saw lots of new faces and shared an enthusiastic General Meeting on Thursday! If you're interested in supporting Thomas Mifflin School with us please sign up for our Internal Communications group here: https://thomasmifflinschool.org/take-action Now is the time to take action! We'll be establishing an Executive Board and several dynamic committees in February.

    FOM
    Friends of Mifflin Donate
    https://thomasmifflinschool.org

Jan 18

Tomorrow (1/19) is Dress Down Bow Tie Day! Br...

Tomorrow (1/19) is Dress Down Bow Tie Day! Bring $1 and dress down with the addition of everyone's favorite accessory, the bow tie. Be creative. Be unique. Have fun. Most importantly, be you! *money collected benefits school programs and resources.

    Friends of the Mifflin School, East Falls
    Tomorrow (1/19) is Dress Down Bow Tie Day! Bring $1 and dress down with the addition of everyone's favorite accessory, the bow tie. Be creative. Be unique. Have fun. Most importantly, be you! *money...
    https://www.facebook.com

Jan 18

Delicious Local Drama

More live theater for the Falls, in three small tasty bites!

    Delicious Local Drama
    Philly Theatre Week comes to East Falls with Juniper Productions' PLAY APPETIZERS, February 9th, 10th and 11th at Vault + Vine, a charming new shop-florist-cafe in East Falls. The event features three short plays from Philly-area playwrights - Renee Lucas Wayne, Julie Zaffarano, and Queen Lane resident Kathy Anderson (who you may recognize from East Falls Faces).
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

Jan 18

Hooray! We are ON for our FOM General Meeting...

Hooray! We are ON for our FOM General Meeting tonight at 5:30pm at Thomas Mifflin School! Please join us to learn more about choosing an executive board, the formation of new committees, how we can support Mifflin in 2018, and MORE. We keep these meetings to an hour and children are welcome.

    Friends of the Mifflin School, East Falls
    Hooray! We are ON for our FOM General Meeting tonight at 5:30pm at Thomas Mifflin School! Please join us to learn more about choosing an executive board, the formation of new committees, how we can...
    https://www.facebook.com

Jan 18

Gr8 job history hunters #FOM

Gr8 job history hunters #FOM

    Friends of the Mifflin School, East Falls
    Gr8 job history hunters #FOM
    http://www.facebook.com

Jan 17

Introducing: Praiseworthy Pets

A trainer who does all the work for you? We’re intrigued… And putting our own dog to the test!

    Introducing: Praiseworthy Pets
    If you're busy with a challenging dog, Naomi Rotenberg is like a dream come true: she'll teach your pet everything he needs to know, and then show you how to handle him from here on out. No classes, no hassles. Naomi trains your pooch right at home and in your neighborhood while you're away at work or otherwise occupied.
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

Jan 17

East Falls Forward added an event.

KenCrest Conversations JOINT East Falls Forward and EFCC Zoning Meeting TODAY (Wednesday) January 17th, 2018 at 7pm Downs Hall on the Jefferson University Campus. East Falls Forward January Meeting TOMORROW (Thursday) January 18th, 2018 at 7pm (6:30 Social) BuLogics on Midvale. KenCrest will present AT BOTH MEETINGS and you are welcome at both or either! Materials that KenCrest has provided, including the updated site plans, elevations, the refusal and the draft agreement proposed by KenCrest are included in this post: http://www.eastfallslocal.com/theres-no-place-like-home/ East Falls Forward, as per our mission, will circulate our vote and poll AFTER KenCrest presents 1/18/2018. East Falls Community Council is circulating this document for feedback: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfns_Q4B-gHa8wWGKRkGwdR66M92LQ8oqkjAGznN91FtR0YAQ/viewform?usp=sf_link

    KenCrest Meeting
    https://www.facebook.com

Jan 16

What to See in the Wissahickon

By Wendy Willard

    What to See in the Wissahickon - Friends of Wissahickon
    By Wendy Willard American Holly (Ilex opaca) The American holly is an evergreen that bears showy fruit and a truly deer resistant Holly (yeah!), found in moist, well-drained soils, frequently in shaded woods. The trees are densely pyramidal when young, but become more open with age.
    https://www.fow.org

Jan 11

First Time’s the Charm for Local Soccer Champs

East Falls, we have a winner!

    First Time's the Charm for Local Soccer Champs
    In only its first year of existence, the East Falls traveling soccer team stormed through the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation League last year like Maradona through a B team defense (sorry, I imagine the kids these days prefer Ronaldo or Messi) and pulled off an upset win to take home the title for the 10 and under division in October.
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

Jan 11

What’s Going on in the Wissahickon

By Peg Shaw, Project Manager

    What's Going on in the Wissahickon - Friends of Wissahickon
    By Peg Shaw, Project Manager Construction at Andorra/Wissahickon Environmental Center FOW's Andorra Natural Area Stormwater Management and Sediment Reduction Project is scheduled for construction from March-June 2018. FOW first announced this project in the winter 2016 newsletter. This project will decrease sediment loads in the Wissahickon Creek by capturing and infiltrating surface stormwater flows throughout ...
    https://www.fow.org

Jan 09

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

Join the conversation at State Representative Pam DeLissio's 69th Townhall Meeting. Details below.

    DeLissio to discuss the budget process at her 69th January 20 town hall
    PHILADELPHIA, Jan. 5 - State Rep. Pamela A. DeLissio, D-Montgomery/Phila., will hold her 69th town hall meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 20 in Roxborough Memorial Hospital's Wolcoff Auditorium, 5800 Ridge Ave. DeLissio will discuss the failure of the current state budget and how the...
    http://www.pahouse.com

Jan 09

East Falls Faces

These are the people in our neighborhood! East Falls’ favorite photographer gets up close ‘n personal with neighbors who share their hobbies, happy places, and secrets for enjoying life as a Fallser. 

    East Falls Faces
    These are the people in our neighborhood! East Falls' favorite photographer gets up close 'n personal with neighbors who share their hobbies, happy places, and secrets for enjoying life as a Fallser. Can a bar be your best friend? Is it possible to adopt a cat by accident?
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

Jan 08

Cold Hands Warm Thoughts

A sucker for a sweet smile and a bad attitude hopes this time it’ll be different in a short story about love in wintertime.

    Cold Hands Warm Thoughts
    A sucker for a sweet smile and a bad attitude hopes this time it'll be different in a short story about love in wintertime. "I'm never doing this again." Paul rubbed his hands together to circulate the blood. He cursed once, twice, thrice, swearing unprintable words about the bitter Philadelphia winter.
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

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