2 days ago

2 days ago

Tomorrow's General Meeting is CANCELED due to...

Tomorrow's General Meeting is CANCELED due to potentially icy morning conditions! Stay tuned for a make-up date! *If you'd like an advance copy of the agenda, give us a shout here or email lynseyaug@gmail.com https://media.giphy.com/media/Yy26NRbpB9lDi/giphy.gif

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2 days ago

Friends of the Mifflin School, East Falls add...

It's the perfect snowy weather for pajama day! ❄️ ❄️ ❄️ Thomas Mifflin School

    Friends of the Mifflin School, East Falls
    Friends of the Mifflin School, East Falls. 242 likes · 9 talking about this. A committee of the East Falls Community Council
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2 days ago

FOW is Hiring

Friends of the Wissahickon is hiring for the following positions.  Applications are being accepted and considered on a rolling basis.  Please visit the Idealist posting for a detailed job description and application details.

    FOW is Hiring - Friends of Wissahickon
    Friends of the Wissahickon is hiring for the following positions. Applications are being accepted and considered on a rolling basis. Please visit the Idealist posting for a detailed job description and application details. Position Description: Development and Outreach Assistant Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) is seeking a full time Development and Outreach Assistant responsible for ...
    https://www.fow.org

3 days ago

Holiday Road Trips with Your Pet

Hitting the road the right way for the holidays.

    Holiday Road Trips with Your Pet
    With the holidays upon us many people are traveling to visit friends and family and want to bring their dog or cat with them. There are many things you can do to make travel easier and less stressful for your pet.
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

3 days ago

DIY Art Corner: Make a Mason Jar Winter Wonderland Lantern!

With just basic supplies, you can make Christmas candle jars that look amazing when illuminated at night. 

    DIY Art Corner: Make a Mason Jar Winter Wonderland Lantern!
    One of the things I love most about handmade items is their uniqueness. No one else will have exactly the same piece... even if they follow the exact same instructions. This is definitely one of those projects! Here's what you'll need: A clean empty jar. I've used coffee jars and mason jars.
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

4 days ago

East Falls Community Council shared their eve...

FYI! We're moving the caroling indoors! Starting at 7pm at Falls Presbyterian. Hope to see you tonight!

    Annual Caroling Event at McMichael Park
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

East Falls Community Council added an event.

    Annual caroling - VENUE Change!
    https://www.facebook.com

4 days ago

Northern Exposure

After a lifetime in Columbia SC, a new neighbor takes a chance on East Falls.

    Northern Exposure
    Brandy Doby lived her whole life in Columbia, SC until about three months ago. Out of the blue, one of her lifelong friends asked her if she was up for an adventure - a move north to Philly. Eight weeks later, she'd packed up and was on the road north with Mollie and another BFF, Beth.
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

5 days ago

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

Reminder! The last General Membership meeting of the year is today at 7pm.

    General Membership Meeting
    The WICA General Membership meets the second Wednesday of every month. Meetings are held in the Board Room of Northern Children's Services. The entrance...
    https://www.facebook.com

5 days ago

Help this Mutt Strut!

Hobbled hound hopes for happy howliday!

    Help this Mutt Strut!
    We didn't want to go all Tiny Tim on you, but it's the Christmas season and we're not above tugging heartstrings! This adorable mutt is Darwin, party animal, bareback rider, and puppy dynamo. Ever since he was rescued from a kill shelter over five years ago, he's also been a rock for his owner Katarina.
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

5 days ago

Christmas Bells

Charlie Brown rides the Polar Express? A mashup tale of two Christmas icons.

    Christmas Bells
    For all his life, Charlie Brown just wanted to kick a field goal. Other kids wanted to play quarterback or wide receiver, so that they could break records and score more and more points, but Charlie Brown had milder aspirations. He didn't want to score the game-winning points or lead the team to victory.
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

5 days ago

Merry Crustmas!

Naughty or nice? The Pizza Ninja decides which list Larry’s Steaks is on.

    Merry Crustmas!
    Hello pizza fanatics and welcome to the Christmas edition of the pizza review, brought to you by the man who has a Santa-sized belly from all of his pizza eating. For this month's edition, the Ninja tries some pizza from a shop famous not for its pizza, but for its cheesesteaks.
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

6 days ago

2017: The Year in Review

Time flies, Fallsers – another year’s behind us. Before we turn the page on 2017, let’s take a look back at some highlights from the neighborhood. 

    2017: The Year in Review
    Time flies, Fallsers - another year's behind us. Before we turn the page on 2017, let's take a look back at some highlights from the neighborhood. JANUARY Fish sculpture returned to Inn Yard Park. NewCourtland announces plans to incorporate a dog park and a community garden into plans for their Henry Avenue senior services campus (in the former EPPI property).
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

6 days ago

East Falls Community Council shared their eve...

Will we see you tonight??? Come celebrate the season with your neighbors! ✨✨✨

    East Falls Community Council Holiday Party
    Come celebrate the season with your neighbors and be our guest at the East Falls Community Council Holiday Party! All are welcome! We'll be serving...
    https://www.facebook.com

Dec 10

East Falls Forward updated their cover photo....

    East Falls Forward
    East Falls Forward, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 462 likes · 3 talking about this. EFF
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Dec 10

East Falls Forward shared RAH Civic Associati...

    Come Caroling, East Falls: Door to Door
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Dec 10

Faces of East Falls

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. 

    Faces of East Falls
    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. Karaoke and poltergeists? Captured by Caity 's "Faces" gets off to an interesting start with Nick Malfitano and Kathy Anderson.
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

Dec 09

East Falls Dog Park shared Philadelphia Bully...

Tis the season for giving

    Philadelphia Bully Crew
    We sure could use some supplies! Puppy pads, collars, treats and poop bags are our biggest needs right now! Thank you! ・・・ Our @philadelphiabullycrew is in need of crucial immediate supplies such as...
    https://www.facebook.com

Dec 09

EAST FALLS WINTER MARKET! Great shopping, gr...

EAST FALLS WINTER MARKET! Great shopping, great beer and wine, great location! Come out today (12/9) and tomorrow (12/10) to sip n shop! See below for details and click here to learn more about the vendors: www.eastfallswintermarket.weebly.com

    East Falls Development Corporation
    EAST FALLS WINTER MARKET! Great shopping, great beer and wine, great location! Come out today (12/9) and tomorrow (12/10) to sip n shop! See below for details and click here to learn more about...
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Dec 08

East Falls Community Council shared their eve...

Calling all bakers! It's time for the Annual East Falls Candlelight Carol Sing! The Carol Sing will take place on Wednesday, December 13th, 7PM (music begins at 6:45), in McMichael Park. A baked goods and hot cider reception will follow at the Falls Presbyterian Church. We are looking for bakers who will volunteer to provide finger-friendly baked goods to make this another successful Carol Sing. Cookies, brownies and bars are always popular. Please bring your baked goods to the church any time on the day of the Carol Sing. A table will be set up right inside the Vaux Street doors starting at 7AM. If you can help by bringing baked goods to the Carol Sing, please e-mail me or call (215-849-7864) Thank you! Faith McDowell, Friends of Falls of Schuylkill Library fmcdowell@dvcs.com

    Annual Caroling Event at McMichael Park
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Dec 07

East Falls Community Council added an event.

Annual Caroling Event at McMichael Park Join us on Wednesday, December 13th for a night of caroling and community! We’ll start at McMichael Park and sing our way down to the Falls Presbyterian Church at Vaux and Midvale Plan to arrive at 7 pm at the park to join in the caroling. Immediately at the conclusion of the caroling, we'll sing our way down to Falls Presbyterian to enjoy dessert and hot cider. All are welcome!

    Annual Caroling Event at McMichael Park
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Dec 07

Stop and No!

Community activists finally got a win against “Stop and Go” corner liquor stores as Governor Wolf signed a bill last month cracking down on these nuisance establishments.

    Stop and No!
    Community activists finally got a win against "Stop and Go" corner liquor stores as Governor Wolf signed a bill last month cracking down on these nuisance establishments. For years, activists in Allegheny West fought what seemed a losing battle against a surge of corner convenience stores whose only convenience seemed to be cheap beer and alcohol shots to go.
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

Dec 06

East Falls Community Council shared their eve...

Let’s party! Hope to see you there 😊 Make sure to RSVP! ✨✨✨

    East Falls Community Council Holiday Party
    Come celebrate the season with your neighbors and be our guest at the East Falls Community Council Holiday Party! All are welcome! We'll be serving...
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Dec 06

East Falls Community Council added an event.

Come celebrate the season with your neighbors and be our guest at the East Falls Community Council Holiday Party! All are welcome! We'll be serving up beer, wine, and soft drinks. Catering provided by Billy Murphy's. Party starts at 6pm on 12/11 upstairs at the Old Academy Players. RSVP by selecting GOING on the Facebook invite or send an email to info@eastfallscommunity.org

    East Falls Community Council Holiday Party
    Come celebrate the season with your neighbors and be our guest at the East Falls Community Council Holiday Party! All are welcome! We'll be serving...
    https://www.facebook.com

Dec 06

Their mountain is waiting, let's help them ge...

Their mountain is waiting, let's help them get on their way! Mifflin 2nd graders are eager to see the Theatreworks USA production of Cat in the Hat live at Irvine Auditorium! Let's make it happen! https://www.gofundme.com/thomasmifflin

    Click here to support To the Theatre for Thomas Mifflin! organized by Lynsey Augustus Larson
    "You find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax. All you need is a book." - Dr.Seuss The 2nd graders of Thomas Mifflin Elementary School experience magic together every day in their classroom, imaginations, and their collection of Dr.Seuss books. These students are curious, engaged, and ent...
    https://www.gofundme.com

Dec 05

Spotlight: Marc Snyder, FOW Volunteer of the Year 2017

FOW honored Crew Leader Marc Snyder by naming him Volunteer of the Year for 2017 at this year’s Volunteer Recognition Night on November 16 at Valley Green Inn. Other honorees included Kris Soffa, Trail Ambassador of the Year, Dan Mercer, Crew Leader of the Year, and Kevin Eikov, Structures Crew Member of the Year. FOW Volunteer Coordinator Christina Anthony had some questions for him that we are reprinting here from our fall newsletter. 

    Spotlight: Marc Snyder, FOW Volunteer of the Year 2017 - Friends of Wissahickon
    FOW honored Crew Leader Marc Snyder by naming him Volunteer of the Year for 2017 at this year's Volunteer Recognition Night on November 16 at Valley Green Inn. Other honorees included Kris Soffa, Trail Ambassador of the Year, Dan Mercer, Crew Leader of the Year, and Kevin Eikov, Structures Crew Member of the Year.
    https://www.fow.org

Dec 05

The Art of Getting Lost

Not all those who wander are lost.  ̶ J.R.R. Tolkien

    The Art of Getting Lost - Friends of Wissahickon
    Not all those who wander are lost. ̶ J.R.R. Tolkien It's not as though I ever actually set out to get lost. I'm an average map reader and as easily turned around in the forest as an average map reader might be. It's sometimes hard for me to be sure exactly what message the signs ...
    https://www.fow.org

Dec 05

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

Testimony in support of the temporary Demolition Moratorium on Ridge Avenue - Bill 17082

    Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association - WICA
    Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association - WICA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 202 likes. The Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association serves the Wissahickon Neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA 19128.
    https://www.facebook.com

Dec 04

Grandma Got Run Over by Some Rein-beers

Favorite beers to take the pain out of reindeer/pedestrian collisions over the holidays.

    Grandma Got Run Over by Some Rein-beers
    It's the holiday season once again and I'm already suffering from the Holi-daze. Holi-Daze (n): Confused & anxious behavior exhibited between the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, associated with family gatherings, extensive travels, enormous meals, unwarranted advice, excruciating Christmas song radio play, long checkout lines, and overall yuletide yada yada yada.
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

Dec 04

Secret Santa

For the 4th Christmas in a row, we’re going door-to-door caroling with the neighborhood. This year we’re spreading maximum cheer with a musical mystery guest who’s the holiday’s biggest fan.

    Secret Santa
    For the 4th Christmas in a row, we're going door-to-door caroling with the neighborhood. This year we're spreading maximum cheer with a musical mystery guest who's the holiday's biggest fan. Meet Johnny Chobani - the man, the myth, the mistletoe! An alias, of course, because - like Saint Nick - Johnny's an undercover dude.
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

Dec 03

History Matters: Yule Wonder Why

Our favorite historian explains local Holiday oddities from long ago.

    History Matters: Yule Wonder Why
    Happy Holidays, Fallsers! As we know, the city of Philadelphia has many strange rituals, but there are a few bizarre customs that have been lost to history. Now's a good time to re-examine those weird and wonderful traditions of yore... "Der Belsnickel!"
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

Dec 02

On Tuesday 12/5/17, The Committee on Rules of...

On Tuesday 12/5/17, The Committee on Rules of City Council will hold a Public Hearing at 10:00 AM in City Hall, Room 400, to hear testimony on Bill 17082. This is the much anticipated Ordinance to establish a temporary Demolition Moratorium (entitled 'Historical Preservation') with respect to properties in the area of Ridge Ave. between Wissahickon Creek and Northwestern Ave. Written testimony from the 21st Ward RCO's (Registered Community Organizations) will be entered into the record and we expect two representatives from our groups will be permitted to speak. HERE IS YOUR CHANCE TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT! All you have to do is attend! We want to fill the seats! Your attendance will speak volumes to City officials. Councilman Jones has walked along The Ridge with RCO representatives and understands our concerns. We are most grateful to him and his staff for drafting this ordinance. See you there!

    Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association - WICA
    Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association - WICA, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 202 likes. The Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association serves the Wissahickon Neighborhood in Philadelphia, PA 19128.
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Dec 01

Friends of the Mifflin School, East Falls is ...

Just got some pics from Councilmember Helen Gym office from our Thanksgiving feast. Thanks Steve for coming. #FOM #THOMASMIFFLIN

    Friends of the Mifflin School, East Falls
    Just got some pics from Councilmember Helen Gym office from our Thanksgiving feast. Thanks Steve for coming. #FOM #THOMASMIFFLIN
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 30

East Falls Beer Garden shared an event to Eas...

Hey #doglovers! Come get your #corgi fix with Corgis of Philadelphia and East Falls Beer Garden at "Corgis, Beer, and Holiday Cheer Meetup at Opportunity Barks". On Dec. 3, we'll be at Opportunity Barks Behavior & Training, serving up delicious beer (TBD) and #hardcider by Young American Cider (Germantown)! Visit the event link below for more details!

    Corgis, Beer, and Holiday Cheer Meetup at Opportunity Barks
    We're teaming up with OpBarks again! On December 3rd, we will be meeting indoors at the OpBarks East Falls location. You have the choice of 3:00pm,...
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Nov 29

Bowman to Broadway

A citizen artist from the neighborhood aims for Broadway but never forgets where she’s from.

    Bowman to Broadway
    From St. Bridget's at age 5 to the Kimmel Center, Allison Boyle has followed her singing talent to bigger challenges and performance spaces ( anyone remember the national anthem before last year's Notre Dame/Temple game? That was Allison and her sister Jess bringing down the house).
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

Nov 28

There’s No Place Like Home

Is East Falls the kind of community that would welcome a home for sick kids by our favorite residential park? 

    There's No Place Like Home
    Is East Falls the kind of community that would welcome a home for sick kids by our favorite residential park? Who doesn't want to be home for the Holidays? During this time of year, especially, "home" takes on special meaning. We decorate them, make up our own little rituals when to light this, and where to hang that.
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

Nov 28

Explore the Wissahickon’s Hidden History

Devil’s Pool (ca. 1900)

    Explore the Wissahickon's Hidden History - Friends of Wissahickon
    The conservation easement program of Friends of the Wissahickon and the Chestnut Hill Conservancy (FOW) was created in 1990 to proactively address stormwater runoff in the lower Wissahickon watershed, promote natural drainage, and protect the area's significant privately-owned green spaces from development. This program to protect the vast network of adjacent, privately-held land is essential ...
    https://www.fow.org

Nov 27

PennDOT is hosting a public open house projec...

PennDOT is hosting a public open house project update meeting this Wednesday, November 29th at 7pm in Downs Auditorium at Jefferson University – East Falls Campus at 4201 Henry Avenue for the upcoming Henry Avenue Safety Improvement Project.

    Details
    http://www.penndot.gov

Nov 27

Over the River and Through the Woods on the Challenge They Go!

by Laura Feragen

    Over the River and Through the Woods on the Challenge They Go! - Friends of Wissahickon
    by Laura Feragen Some of the best things about Wissahickon Valley Park are the many opportunities for exploring nature with your kids, from watching ducks and horses, to climbing on rocks and skipping stones in the creek, not to mention a place to get ice cream!
    https://www.fow.org

Nov 24

Fish Story, Wish Story

An East Falls fairy tail for our friends at Frequency Tattoo, and all our neighborhood’s cyclists & art lovers. 

    Fish Story, Wish Story
    Gather 'round, kids, here's a story about a wizard, a woodsman, and a fish who all met one day in a village by a river and a creek and a big green forest. The fish was the first one who spoke, "Good sir!"
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

Nov 20

UPDATE: Yellow Trail Closure to begin 11/27/17

Please see this map for an alternative route around the construction zone. 

    UPDATE: Yellow Trail Closure to begin 11/27/17 - Friends of Wissahickon
    Please see this map for an alternative route around the construction zone. UPDATE: The Yellow Trail Closure has been temporarily postponed. The closure is now scheduled to begin on Monday, 11/27/17. Due to construction on the Walnut Lane Bridge, The Yellow Trail below the bridge will be closed on 11/27/17 until further notice.
    https://www.fow.org

Nov 20

East Falls Dog Park shared a Page.

https://www.facebook.com/philadelphiabullycrew/

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Nov 20

5 Reasons We Chose Mifflin

In a neighborhood where over 90% of parents send their kids to private/charter schools, Lynsey and her husband Dan Larson are thrilled to recommend Mifflin. 

    5 Reasons We Chose Mifflin
    In a neighborhood where over 90% of parents send their kids to private/charter schools, Lynsey and her husband Dan Larson are thrilled to recommend Mifflin. We recently left behind two sets of grandparents and a bursting babysitter Rolodex in our home state of Delaware, and relocated to East Falls.
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

Nov 18

Friends of the Mifflin School, East Falls add...

The Annual Thanksgiving Feast was amazing. Smiles all around! We have so much to be thankful for.

    Friends of the Mifflin School, East Falls
    Friends of the Mifflin School, East Falls. 235 likes · 94 talking about this. A committee of the East Falls Community Council
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 18

Gr8 meeting #FOM

Gr8 meeting #FOM

    Friends of the Mifflin School, East Falls
    Gr8 meeting #FOM
    https://www.facebook.com

Nov 18

Wheel Big Winner

Possibly our favorite news of all year: a friend in our condo complex won almost $75k on Wheel of Fortune this October!

    Wheel Big Winner
    Possibly our favorite news of all year: a friend in our condo complex won almost $75k on Wheel of Fortune this October! Cori Frede didn't say a peep to us about applying, auditioning, flying out there... Nothing. We ran into her one morning walking her little white dog Benny as usual, except she looked like she was about to burst.
    http://www.eastfallslocal.com

Nov 17

Cathy Kulp shared a post to East Falls Dog Pa...

Hopefully this guy is from the neighborhood. Anyone recognize him? https://www.facebook.com/lwddaycare/posts/848587035301157

    Little White Dog Doggie Daycare
    Little White Dog Doggie Daycare, Philadelphia, PA. 759 likes. Little White Dog Doggie Daycare is located in East Falls
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