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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.
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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.
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More live theater for the Falls, in three small tasty bites!
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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.
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A trainer who does all the work for you? We’re intrigued… And putting our own dog to the test!
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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
East Falls, we have a winner!
By Peg Shaw, Project Manager
Join the conversation at State Representative Pam DeLissio's 69th Townhall Meeting. Details below.
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.
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.
This October, Hohenadel House is going back to its roots!
We’ve got three “Queen” lanes in East Falls — Queen, New Queen, and Indian Queen — but does anyone know who this “Queen/queen” is?
The long awaited Pennsylvania Historical Marker honoring the Kelly Family was dedicated on Saturday, Oct. 27 at 1:00 p.m. at McMichael Park, 3800 Henry Avenue.
Dr. Steve Peitzman will conduct a walking tour or the Medical College of Pennsylvania portrait collection at Drexel Medical College on Saturday, March 27, at 1:00 pm.
Wednesday, November 2, at 7:00 in the Falls of Schuylkill Library meeting room
On Saturday, May 19, at 6:00 pm, Harry Prime will appear at Epicure Cafe, Conrad and Bowman St. Harry will be entertaining with songs from the 40″s and 50″s Big Band era.
Tony Gallagher asks a deceptively simple question about when some of the streets in East Falls were renamed:
Of course it was! This area was strategically important as a major thoroughfare into the heart of Philadelphia, and it was also flush with natural resources. The Falls were prime fishing grounds, and the forests teamed with game.
They sure loved their oysters at the Hohenadel Brewery on Indian Queen Lane. We found hundreds of shells at the site this morning, unearthed by a construction crew digging up the site of the old brewery for condominiums.
Happy New Year! Become a member of WICA or renew your membership today for just $10 a year! This can be done through our website using PayPal or in person at a meeting. All memberships need to be renewed annually in January. Membership dues help fund the organization and members get to vote on WICA activity.
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 can be found on the Righter Street side of the main building. All are welcome to attend.
Fed up with lame pizza, the Ninja looks for a new challenge in the new year.
Stuck inside? Here’s the perfect family art project for riding out the arctic weather.
What is Wissahickon Valley Park? This is the question we posed at a public meeting in January of this year, part of a public dialogue that helped us determine what is achievable for FOW’s Strategic Blueprint 2018-2020. Through this meeting and the entire process of developing the Blueprint, we learned that the Wissahickon is not simply a nature preserve, a woodland, a forest, an urban park, or a watershed park. It is all these things and more.
JOIN US! Sign up here: https://thomasmifflinschool.org/take-action/ You'll have access to our monthly agenda, cancelations, events, ideas, and more! Thomas Mifflin School
Old man winter got us again! Tonight's FOM meeting is CANCELED due to school closure. Thomas Mifflin School We will reschedule shortly! Stay in the loop! Join our internal communications group by sending your email address to firstname.lastname@example.org
Start 2018 off with a good deed for our neighborhood’s public school. Your generosity makes a huge impact locally.
Find out how to help Thomas Mifflin through some really exciting teacher campaigns! https://thomasmifflinschool.org/donate/
Because life’s an adventure, and who knows what the New Year will bring?
We hit our GOAL! These students are heading to the theatre!!! Thank you to our donors, those who shared the campaign, and TheatreWorks for the discount. The students can't wait to see this production and share their experience through memories, stories, and lessons shared with family and friends. THANK YOU for helping us make this experience possible! https://www.gofundme.com/thomasmifflin
“Dear East Falls Local, what is going on in the old Redeemer church building? I WANNA SEEEEE!!!!!” Well okay, then. Let’s have a look, shall we?
In January, a Nominating Panel will start to recommend people for the city’s new Board of Education. Please share what you think is important for the Panel to know as they begin this process: www.phila.gov/LocalControlSurvey
Vizsla named Skip took off after something at the reservoir about an hour ago and we can’t find him. Please keep an eye out. Wearing a Green collar with name and phone number. Photo attached. If you see him please call Tish 215-868-9300. Thanks so much. Tish Gembala
Had a gr8 3days. Friday the winter concert @ Thomas Mifflin, Sat went shopping with the kids, sun built a ginger bread house. Today was blessed to have such a fr8 family & extended family to celebrate the holiday with. #FOM #THOMASMIFFLIN
Have a Happy and Healthy Holiday Season! East Falls Development Corporation (photo courtesy of Carolyn Fillmore, EF Local)
Come one come all to see the greatest show on Earth. Thomas Mifflin presents it's Winter Concert. Today @ Thomas Mifflin Elementary 9am. The show starts @ 9:30. Please be seated and ready to enjoy the show by 9:15. Thank you and see you there.
There is still time to put Wissahickon Valley Park on your gift list and FOW has eight great ways for you to support the park!
Labeled with their names and filled with school supplies and treats, Ms.Jansen's 1st graders were delighted with this holiday surprise!