11 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.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

32 hours 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

34 hours 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.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

36 hours 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

37 hours 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...
    https://www.facebook.com

3 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.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

4 days ago

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4 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!!

6 days ago

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!
    https://www.facebook.com

6 days ago

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 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!
    https://www.facebook.com

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

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

May 11

Wheel lug nuts stolen!?

I recently had 9 lug nuts stolen from my parked car while Home on Umbria. They left the wheel lock but took the 3 lug nuts from 3 of my tires. Lucky the tires didn’t fall off. Has anyone else had this happen in the area?

May 10

Comedy at the Trolley Car Cafe!

Comedy at the Trolley Car Cafe!

    East Falls Development Corporation
    Comedy at the Trolley Car Cafe!
    https://www.facebook.com

May 10

www.facebook.com/events/2030413703881895 htt...

www.facebook.com/events/2030413703881895 https://twinbridge.yapsody.com/event/index/242346/dirty-old-town-stand-up-comedy-showcase

    East Falls Development Corporation
    www.facebook.com/events/2030413703881895 https://twinbridge.yapsody.com/event/index/242346/dirty-old-town-stand-up-comedy-showcase
    https://www.facebook.com

May 10

Safety First: Driving for Dollars

Driving and delivering thru Uber/Lyft/etc. can be a tempting way to earn some extra cash this summer. Here are some quick tips to be as safe on the road as possible. 

    Safety First: Driving for Dollars
    Driving and delivering thru Uber/Lyft/etc. can be a tempting way to earn some extra cash this summer. Here are some quick tips to be as safe on the road as possible.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

May 09

We're getting close to the dead line, if you...

We're getting close to the dead line, if you've already donated thanks. If not plse do. As little as $10 Will help gofundme.com/Thomas-Mifflin-8th-gr-trip

    Click here to support Thomas Mifflin's 8th Grade trip organized by Kenya Nation-Holmes
    Star Date 2018. These are the students of the Starship Thomas Mifflin. Seeking out new knowledge and new destinations(8th grade trip). Plse help fuel this starship with donations. Help these students to boldly go on their 8th grade trip to New York. They will all miss Mifflin, don't let them mis...
    https://www.gofundme.com

May 08

Trailhead Spotlight: Hartwell Lane

By Shawn Green

    Trailhead Spotlight: Hartwell Lane - Friends of Wissahickon
    By Shawn Green On beautiful summer weekends, when the Valley Green parking areas are overflowing with cars and people, it might seem hard to believe that just a short distance away is a quiet, less-used entrance to the park. Adjacent to Springside Chestnut Hill Academy (SCH), and nestled along the curve where Cherokee Street turns ...
    https://www.fow.org

May 08

Northwest Philly Spring Festival Saturday, Ma...

Northwest Philly Spring Festival Saturday, May 26th 7100-7200 blocks of Ogontz Avenue 2pm-8pm

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

May 08

Celebrate Trees at the 23rd Annual East Falls...

Celebrate Trees at the 23rd Annual East Falls Tree Tenders Arbor Day Celebration at Inn Yard Park Join local school students Friday, May 11th, at 10 am at Inn Yard Park to celebrate trees and spring. Future tree tenders from Thomas Mifflin, William Penn Charter, and Wissahickon Charter schools through poems and songs will celebrate trees, ie handsome air purifiers. Following a range of activities from wet sponge relays to learning about our carbon footprint, they will picnic in this bucolic jewel. Sponsored by Philadelphia Parks and Recreation with funding support from DNB First and East Falls Ridge Partners, LLC. Questions? Contact Cynthia Kishinchand at crk3114@msn.com or telephone (2150 849-2474

    https://www.facebook.com

May 07

Not So Fast

Weather, work, and holidays can throw real roadblocks into training plans. Even when we couldn’t make our schedules fit, Naomi had our back.

    Not So Fast
    Weather, work, and holidays can throw real roadblocks into training plans. Even when we couldn't make our schedules fit, Naomi had our back. For a while there, it seemed we were making amazing progress with our reactive/impulsive dog Ducky. After learning some long-line skills, we'd moved onto greeting behaviors.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

May 06

The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) is ...

The School District of Philadelphia (SDP) is hosting it's district-wide Kindergarten Open House Week from May 7, 2018 - May 11, 2018 (next week)! Kindergarten Open Houses are opportunities for families to learn more about the kindergarten experience at their neighborhood school. Find the complete list of dates and times by school here: https://www.philasd.org/studentplacement/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/05/KOH-Open-House-Week-May-7-11-2018-Dates-and-Times.pdf. For more information on the SDP's kindergarten registration process, flyers in other languages, and/or additional resources to help prepare for kindergarten, please visit: www.philasd.org/kregistration. Also, please feel free to reach out to me at aphopkins-ext@philasd.org with any additional questions.

    https://www.philasd.org

May 05

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

    Click here to support We Love Our Philly Public Schools for printing costs and materials
    Looking for a way to show your love for Philly Public Schools? Order a shirt today--help spread the word about why you love Philly public schools!
    https://www.customink.com

May 04

Crime Report: Robbery on Kelly Drive

Details at link -- http://eastfallslocal.com/may-2018 (includes map -- click on address).

    May 2018
    5/3 Robbery 2700 Kelly Dr. 10:15PM Complainant had a verbal altercation with her daughter's father (offender) which turned physical. Compl tried to pull away in her car when the offender tried to pull her out of the car, grabbing her clothes first, then her throat.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

May 04

RESCUE ME: Can You Bisou?

This shepherd mix was dubbed “Kissy Face” by the intake volunteer who fell for her super sweet disposition. Fostered in the Falls, she’s now seeking a forever home for all the love she has to give. 

    RESCUE ME: Can You Bisou?
    This shepherd mix was dubbed "Kissy Face" by the intake volunteer who fell for her super sweet disposition. Fostered in the Falls, she's now seeking a forever home for all the love she has to give.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

May 03

Oral History #34Stan Gorski

Interviewee: Stan Gorski, Director, Gutman Library, Philadelphia University Interviewer: Ellen Sheehan Place: Philadelphia University Buildings Date: 9-15- 2009

    Oral History #34Stan Gorski
    Interviewee: Stan Gorski, Director, Gutman Library, Philadelphia University Interviewer: Ellen Sheehan Place: Philadelphia University Buildings Date: 9-15- 2009 Attached is the interview with Stan Gorski, Director, Paul J. Gutman Library at Philadelphia University (now Jefferson University) Library Director Stan Gorski gives the history of the significant buildings on the Philadelphia University campus.
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

May 02

Oral History #31Joe Petrone (1943 – 2015)

Interviewee: Joe Petrone (JP) with Kathleen Petrone (KP) Interviewers: Lyda Doyle (LD) and Wendy Moody (WM) Date of Interview: April 15, 2013

    Oral History #31Joe Petrone (1943 - 2015)
    Interviewee: Joe Petrone (JP) with Kathleen Petrone (KP) Interviewers: Lyda Doyle (LD) and Wendy Moody (WM) Date of Interview: April 15, 2013 LD: This is Wendy Moody and Lyda Doyle from the East Falls Historical Society interviewing Mr. Joseph Petrone, Sr. at his current home at 83 Tiller Drive in Waretown, New Jersey.
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

May 02

Oral History #32Robert Freed

Interviewee: Robert Freed (RF) – Historian, old Academy Playhouse Interviewer: Ellen Sheehan (ES) Date of Interview: March 26, 2009

    Oral History #32Robert Freed
    Interviewee: Robert Freed (RF) - Historian, old Academy Playhouse Interviewer: Ellen Sheehan (ES) Date of Interview: March 26, 2009 ES: Bob, I would like to ask you about growing up, where were you born, what section of the city?' BF: I was born in Logan but grew up in Germantown.
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

May 02

Oral History #33Gerald (Jerry) Porto, b. 1928

Interviewee: Gerald Porto (GP) Interviewers: Lyda Doyle (LD) and Wendy Moody (WM) Date of Interview: March 5, 2018 Place: Meadowview Rehab Center, Ridge Pike, Philadelphia

    Oral History #33Gerald (Jerry) Porto, b. 1928
    Interviewee: Gerald Porto (GP) Interviewers: Lyda Doyle (LD) and Wendy Moody (WM) Date of Interview: March 5, 2018 Place: Meadowview Rehab Center, Ridge Pike, Philadelphia Jerry Porto, born on Calumet Street in East Falls, talks about his life in East Falls - St. Bridget, Ridge Avenue, making wine at home.
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

May 02

A Little Help from Our Friends

As the Local reaches into nearby neighborhoods, a community Advisory Board keeps our message on track.

    A Little Help from Our Friends
    As the Local reaches into nearby neighborhoods, a community Advisory Board keeps our message on track. Our little publication has undergone significant changes since switching to non-profit status thru CultureWorks of Greater Philadelphia last November. With all our content plus forums, events, and grant efforts, we could use almost constant feedback.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

May 02

Oral History #29Rose Whittey, b. 1899

Interviewee: Rose Welsh Whitty Interviewer: Cherie Snyder Interview: July 31, 1981 Transcribers: Jane Antheil, Philadelphia University (9/15/2009), Wendy Moody (2010)

    Oral History #29Rose Whittey, b. 1899
    Interviewee: Rose Welsh Whitty Interviewer: Cherie Snyder Interview: July 31, 1981 Transcribers: Jane Antheil, Philadelphia University (9/15/2009), Wendy Moody (2010) Born in East Falls, Rose gives a detailed account of working at Dobson Mills. She also describes her house on Sunnyside, St. Bridget School, and local stores.
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

May 01

What to See in the Wissahickon

By Wendy Willard, Trail Ambassador and Crew Leader with Don Simon, Trail Ambassador

    What to See in the Wissahickon - Friends of Wissahickon
    By Wendy Willard, Trail Ambassador and Crew Leader with Don Simon, Trail Ambassador Skunk Cabbage (a.k.a. Polecat Weed) Symplocarpus foetidus Skunk cabbage is a late winter to early spring ephemeral, one of the first signs of spring in February to March. To look its best, it needs mucky soil and sunlight before the deciduous trees ...
    https://www.fow.org

May 01

FOW is Hiring- Seasonal Outreach Assistants

Friends of the Wissahickon is hiring a 3 person seasonal outreach crew to work in Wissahickon Valley Park this summer.  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- Seasonal Outreach Assistants - Friends of Wissahickon
    Friends of the Wissahickon is hiring a 3 person seasonal outreach crew to work in Wissahickon Valley Park this summer. Applications are being accepted and considered on a rolling basis. Please visit the Idealist posting for a detailed job description and application details. Seasonal Outreach Assistant Friends of the Wissahickon (FOW) is seeking three (3) ...
    https://www.fow.org

May 01

East Falls Traveler: Down Yonder

Slices owner and devoted dad Jim Williamson travels to the Smoky Mountains with his wife Dana to help their son conquer the Appalachian Trail (and sneak in some Gatlinburg nightlife)

    East Falls Traveler: Down Yonder
    Slices owner and devoted dad Jim Williamson travels to the Smoky Mountains with his wife Dana to help their son conquer the Appalachian Trail (and sneak in some Gatlinburg nightlife) It wasn't all a tourist adventure for Jim Williamson (co-owner of Slices Pizza, with Jimmy Joyce) during his Tennessee travels last month - in fact, the idea to travel south began as a way to meet his son Michael during a break in the latter's hike of the Appalachian Trail.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

May 01

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

I want to say thank you yo some.of the many gr8 teachers @ Thomas Mifflin Elementary #TeacherTuesday

    Friends of the Mifflin School, East Falls
    Friends of the Mifflin School, East Falls added a new photo.
    https://www.facebook.com

Apr 30

Sweet!

A new “dessert studio” on Indian Queen? The Sugary takes a whisk in East Falls.

    Sweet!
    We're usually not this slow when it comes to dessert news around here, but apparently East Falls has been getting sweeter since last summer. The Sugary, a "dessert studio" on Indian Queen began baking cupcakes, cookies, and cakes in August in a commercial kitchen in the old Falls Methodist Church building (across from Fiorino's).
    http://eastfallslocal.com

Apr 30

East Falls Village (another initiative of Eas...

East Falls Village (another initiative of East Falls Community Council) has been staffing the Mifflin Library and reading to students. We'll be having an orientation for our volunteers (current and prospective) which will include a viewing of the Volunteer Training video. https://mailchi.mp/603e24ac5229/foms-meeting-notice-1477253?e=d15efcea58

    Learn About Volunteering at Mifflin School
    Special Volunteer Session at Mifflin School Thomas Mifflin School Conrad St. an Midvale Ave. East Falls Village, a group of (mostly) older Falls residents, has been helping at Mifflin School with two programs. In "Read to Me!" we read with children one-to-one or in small groups.
    https://mailchi.mp

Apr 30

HISTORY MATTERS: Ladies First

How women doctors in America — and the world — got their start in East Falls.  From the Legacy Center archives, Drexel University College of Medicine

    HISTORY MATTERS: Ladies First
    How women doctors in America - and the world - got their start in East Falls. Philadelphia is a city known for many "firsts." One of the lesser-known, yet still extremely important Philadelphia originals, is the Women's Medical College of Pennsylvania, the first medical school for women in the entire world.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

Apr 29

Funny Fallser

This local Quizzo host and improv trouper will literally do anything for a laugh. Including our interview!

    Funny Fallser
    This local Quizzo host and improv trouper will literally do anything for a laugh. Including our interview! We checked out Sean Macguire's improv show, Playtime, at Old Academy last March and had to talk more with the man behind this spontaneous live show that comes to the neighborhood roughly every other month.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

Apr 28

Plse take a look.@ this srticle.from the Note...

Plse take a look.@ this srticle.from the Notebook. http://thenotebook.org/articles/2018/04/27/parents-campaign-we-love-our-philly-public-schools

    Parents' campaign: 'We Love Our Philly Public Schools'
    A group of public school parents from northwest Philadelphia has put together a campaign to support neighborhood public schools. They hope to spread the We Love Our Philly Public Schools campaign to every neighborhood in the city. The kickoff event will be held on Monday, April 30, at Lovett Library, and will function like an open house from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    http://thenotebook.org

Apr 28

Wissahickon Interested Citizens Association -...

    5th District PDAC Philadelphia
    Today is National Take Back Day and there is a box installed at the 5th District to take back your outdated drugs thanks to the family of Tim Strain. In Memory of Tim Strain his Dad, Bernie Strain,...
    https://www.facebook.com

Apr 28

Team Tarsiewicz: A Very Happy Ending

Given three months to live, a Fallser beats the odds and gets a new lease on life.

    Team Tarsiewicz: A Very Happy Ending
    By Meg Herrmann In May of 2016, my boyfriend, Matthew Tarsiewicz had some health issues pop up very suddenly. Around Mother's Day we started noticing that his eyes were yellow and a few days later his co-workers started getting worried because his skin started turning yellow, jaundice.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

Apr 27

Don’t Get Stuck

Finally! Highly-anticipated improvements to Lincoln Drive set to begin April 30th. 

    Don't Get Stuck
    Finally! Highly-anticipated improvements to Lincoln Drive set to begin April 30th. UPDATE 4/27/18: The Streets Department announces roadway improvements slated for Lincoln Drive between Wayne and Ridge Avenues to begin on/after April 30th. This phase of work is scheduled to last through December 2019. Lincoln Drive will be accessible during construction.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

Apr 27

Ready for Your Close-Up

East Falls’ favorite photographer launches stylish studio in nearby Germantown.

    Ready for Your Close-Up
    East Falls' favorite photographer launches stylish studio in nearby Germantown. We couldn't be more excited for Caity MacLeod of "Captured By Caity" and also her wildly popular "East Falls Faces" profiles in the Local. She's transformed 700 square feet in the Stenton Guild Arts Building into a warm, airy, vintage-inspired studio for portraits, headshots, and boudoir sessions.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

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