1 hour ago

Play to Win

After a successful kick-off fundraiser and a spontaneous Community Council vote to support a McMichael Playspace, it’s a win-win-win for East Falls.  Photo by Gerard Plourde

    Play to Win
    After a successful kick-off fundraiser and a spontaneous Community Council vote to support a McMichael Playspace, it's a win-win-win for East Falls. We couldn't agree more with EFCC president Bill Epstein (Penn St) more when he called the overwhelming support for McMichael's proposed playspace a "win-win" for the community in the organization's newsletter last month.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

10 hours ago

Northern Living

Bourbon aficionado, avid reader, and outdoorsman Scott Frith leaves Knoxville for love in the Falls. Fly fishing in Iceland

    Northern Living
    He'll miss the Great Smoky Mountains and kayaking the Mississippi, but Scott Frith moved to the Falls for a different kind of beauty. Now that he's settled in with his fiancée, Bridget McCullough, on Sunnyside he's found all sorts of reasons to love his new home town. How did you find East Falls?
    http://eastfallslocal.com

22 hours ago

Mind Your Business: Piggyback Treats

Hopping on board a local, sustainable pet treat business

    Mind Your Business: Piggyback Treats
    Like so many customers, we were led to Piggyback Treats by the nose - our dog's nose. Ducky's had training in canine nosework, an offshoot of bombsniffing, but it didn't require much nosepower to detect a bag of salmon skins on the Piggyback table at a Laurel Hill cemetery flea market last summer.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

28 hours ago

How Novel!

A new East Falls author on his first book: a coming-of-age mashup of literary and pulp fictions with a dash of Diana Ross.

    How Novel!
    A new East Falls author on his first book: a coming-of-age mashup of literary and pulp fictions with a dash of Diana Ross. For David Jackson Ambrose, words have always been a real lifeline. Growing up, reading provided an escape from his difficult home life and the stress of being bullied at school.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

32 hours ago

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34 hours ago

Oral History #27David West, b. 1931

Interviewee: David West (DW) Interviewer: Katy Hineline (KH) Date of Interview: June 26, 2013 at Foulkeways Retirement Village

    Oral History #27David West, b. 1931
    Interviewee: David West (DW) Interviewer: Katy Hineline (KH) Date of Interview: June 26, 2013 at Foulkeways Retirement Village Engrossing memories of growing up on Queen Lane and Penn Street: stickball, polio scare, writing a neighborhood newspaper, WWII, John B, Kelly, Sr. DW: My mother was born in England, Yorkshire, 1902.
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

34 hours ago

Oral History #28Kelly Sisters

Lizanne LeVine (1933 – 2009)  and Peggy Conlan (1925 – 1991)

    Oral History #28Kelly Sisters
    Interviewees: Lizanne Kelly LeVine (LL) and Peggy Kelly Conlan (PC) Interviewer: Cherie Snyder (CS) with Ruth Emmert (RE) Date of interview: April 24, 1981 Transcribers: Anne Farnese and Wendy Moody Entertaining interview with the sisters of Grace Kelly reminiscing about their growing up in East Falls. N.B. This tape is in poor condition.
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

34 hours ago

Oral History #26Mary Webster, b. 1897

Interviewee: Mary Webster (MW) Interviewer:  Cherie Snyder (CS) with Ruth Emmert (RE) Interview: Sunday, June 21, 1981 Transcribed By: Samantha Kane, Student, Philadelphia University “Day of Service” (Fall 2009)

    Oral History #26Mary Webster, b. 1897
    Interviewee: Mary Webster (MW) Interviewer: Cherie Snyder (CS) with Ruth Emmert (RE) Interview: Sunday, June 21, 1981 Transcribed By: Samantha Kane, Student, Philadelphia University "Day of Service" (Fall 2009) Mary describes working at Dobson Mills, talks of the Dobson family, and shares memories of Forest School, doctors, and life in East Falls.
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

34 hours ago

Oral History #29Rose Whitty, 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 Whitty, 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

34 hours ago

Oral History #30Edna Woolley, b. 1901

Interviewee: Edna Woolley (EW) Interviewers: Cherie Snyder (CS) and Ruth Emmert (RE) Date of Interview: March 30, 1983 Transcriber: Keisha Rigby 2/22/2011

    Oral History #30Edna Woolley, b. 1901
    Interviewee: Edna Woolley (EW) Interviewers: Cherie Snyder (CS) and Ruth Emmert (RE) Date of Interview: March 30, 1983 Transcriber: Keisha Rigby 2/22/2011 Edna talks about "Methodist Row" on Sunnyside, being a homemaker, and medical care - with details about Ms. Dunn, the local midwife.
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

39 hours ago

Oral History #17 : Jack McNicholas, b. 1931

Interviewee: Jack McNicholas (JM) Interviewer: Lyda Doyle (LD) Date of Interview: March 19, 2011

    Oral History #17 : Jack McNicholas, b. 1931
    Interviewee: Jack McNicholas (JM) Interviewer: Lyda Doyle (LD) Date of Interview: March 19, 2011 Raised in East Falls and a postman here, Jack shares memories of sports, D-Day, local stores and factories, the Beneficial Club, golf, and more. JM: Ok, I was born November 2, 1931 and actually born in Roxborough Memorial Hospital.
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

39 hours ago

Oral History #24 : Joan Specter, b. 1934

Interviewee: Joan Specter Interviewer: Herb Henze Date: April 29, 2013 Transcriber: Wendy Moody

    Oral History #24 : Joan Specter, b. 1934
    Interviewee: Joan Specter Interviewer: Herb Henze Date: April 29, 2013 Transcriber: Wendy Moody HH: Its April 29 (2013) and we're here at Joan Specter's marvelous house in East Falls and were going to have a talk - she's gracious enough to give her remembrances of East Falls, and her life and politics with her beloved late husband, Arlen.
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

39 hours ago

Oral History #21 : Shirley Shronk (1926 – 2015)

Interviewee: SHIRLEY SHRONK (SS) Interviewer Ellen Sheehan (ES) Date: July 17, 2013 Place: Conducted at 3304 W. Queen Lane with Shirley and her daughter, Judy.

    Oral History #21 : Shirley Shronk (1926 - 2015)
    Interviewee: SHIRLEY SHRONK (SS) Interviewer Ellen Sheehan (ES) Date: July 17, 2013 Place: Conducted at 3304 W. Queen Lane with Shirley and her daughter, Judy. Married to a descendent of one of East Falls' oldest families, the Shronks, Shirley talks about childhood fun, Breck and Mifflin Schools, 4th of July, etc.
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

39 hours ago

Oral History #22 : Catherine (Kitty) and Joe Rocks, b. 1928

Interviewees:  Catherine (Kitty) and Joseph Rocks (KR) (JR) Interviewer - Ellen Sheehan (ES) Date: December 31, 2006

    Oral History #22 : Catherine (Kitty) and Joe Rocks, b. 1928
    Interviewees: Catherine (Kitty) and Joseph Rocks (KR) (JR) Interviewer - Ellen Sheehan (ES) Date: December 31, 2006 KR: My name is Kitty Rocks and I lived in East Falls on East Park Drive. I don't remember my address there. KR: That was on Ridge Avenue.
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

39 hours ago

Oral History #25 : Lee Snyder, Ph. D. (1921 – 2013)

Interviewee: Lee L. Snyder, Ph.D. (LS) Interviewer: Kenneth A. Hinde (KH) Date of Interview: February 2010

    Oral History #25 : Lee Snyder, Ph. D. (1921 - 2013)
    Interviewee: Lee L. Snyder, Ph.D. (LS) Interviewer: Kenneth A. Hinde (KH) Date of Interview: February 2010 Dr. Snyder, first Chairman of the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at (what was then) Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science, talks about his experiences at the College and life in East Falls.
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

2 days ago

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

More Zoo fun yesterday! Team Girl Power had a blast!

    Friends of the Mifflin School, East Falls
    Friends of the Mifflin School, East Falls added a new photo.
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2 days ago

2 days ago

For The LOVE of Beer

All you need is Love (City). Top beers from a brand new Philly brewery. 

    For The LOVE of Beer
    All you need is Love (City). Top beers from a brand new Philly brewery. I think its safe to say that all of my loyal readers and followers know how much I LOVE beer, food, and all the little extras that surround those areas, but what I don't think we realize in Philadelphia is just how GREAT we have it!
    http://eastfallslocal.com

2 days ago

Alexis Franklin, Re: McMichael Park

Interviewee: Alexis Franklin, Founder and Coordinator of Friends of McMichael Park (AF) Interviewer: Ellen Sheehan (ES) Date of Interview: July 22, 2009

    Alexis Franklin, Re: McMichael Park
    Interviewee: Alexis Franklin, Founder and Coordinator of Friends of McMichael Park (AF) Interviewer: Ellen Sheehan (ES) Date of Interview: July 22, 2009 Alexis Franklin, founder of the Friends of McMichael Park, talks about the formation of the Friends and activities and maintenance in the park.
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

2 days ago

Catherine McBeth

Interviewee: Catherine McBeth (CM) Interviewer: Kathy Woods (KW) Date of Interview: May 8, 2013 Place: 3409 Penn Street, East Falls

    Catherine McBeth
    Interviewee: Catherine McBeth (CM)Interviewer: Kathy Woods (KW)Date of Interview: May 8, 2013 Place: 3409 Penn Street, East Falls NOTE: When asked her date of birth she said that she does not give out that Information. CM: My grandmother and mother. My grandmother was born in Northern Ireland.
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

2 days ago

Robert McClenahan, b. 1944

Interviewee: Robert McClenahan (RM) Interviewer: Lyda Doyle (LD) Date of Interview: June 9, 2014 Transcriber: Wendy Moody

    Robert McClenahan, b. 1944
    Interviewee: Robert McClenahan (RM) Interviewer: Lyda Doyle (LD) Date of Interview: June 9, 2014 Transcriber: Wendy Moody Interviewed at age 99 in 1981, Louise shares her memories of working in Dobson Mills, attending Forest School, and reminiscing about her father, who was a lamplighter.
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

2 days ago

Louise Halstead, b. 1892

lnterviewee: Louise Halstead, lifelong resident of East Falls Interviewer: Cherie Snyder Date of Interview: 3/21/1981 Transcribed by: Haley Gregersen, Philadelphia University, Day of Service, September 15th 2009

    Louise Halstead, b. 1892
    lnterviewee: Louise Halstead, lifelong resident of East Falls Interviewer: Cherie Snyder Date of Interview: 3/21/1981 Transcribed by: Haley Gregersen, Philadelphia University, Day of Service, September 15th 2009 Interviewed at age 99 in 1981, Louise shares her memories of working in Dobson Mills, attending Forest School, and reminiscing about her father, who was a lamplighter.
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

2 days ago

David McClenahan, b. 1947

Interviewee: David McClenahan              Interviewer: Lyda Doyle Date of interview: June 2, 2014 Transcriber: Wendy Moody

    David McClenahan, b. 1947
    Interviewee: David McClenahan Interviewer: Lyda Doyle Date of interview: June 2, 2014 Transcriber: Wendy Moody LD: So, we'll start with when and where you were born. DM: Well I was born in Philadelphia in Chestnut Hill Hospital. I lived at 3434 Midvale at the time with my parents.
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

2 days ago

Dine & Dance at The Top of the Falls

June 9th — an East Falls rooftop soiree, featuring the chef of Balboa Supper Club. Live music. Skyline views and starry skies with your friends at The Local.

    Dine & Dance at The Top of the Falls
    June 9th - an East Falls rooftop soiree, featuring the chef of Balboa Supper Club. Live music. Skyline views and starry skies with your friends at The Local. Start your summer off with a one-of-a-kind party high above the neighborhood.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

3 days ago

Edith Gotwols (1919 – 2018)

Interviewee: Edith Gotwols (with her daughter Carol Dougherty - CD) Interviewer: Dave McClenahan Date: June 24, 2009

    Edith Gotwols (1919 - 2018)
    Interviewee: Edith Gotwols (with her daughter Carol Dougherty - CD)Interviewer: Dave McClenahanDate: June 24, 2009 Interview focuses on Edith's involvement with Old Academy Players and the Falls Presbyterian Church. She received an honorary plaque from Old Academy in 2014 - text of speech and photo attached.
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

3 days ago

Spring Checklist: Protecting Your Pet

Dr. Patten’s simple steps for a safer spring season.

    Spring Checklist: Protecting Your Pet
    Spring is here, which means it is time to get your pet ready to spend more time outside. With a few simple steps you can make sure your pet is prepared for the warmer weather. Preventatives Dogs should stay on heartworm and flea/tick preventatives year round; however, many people stop these medications in the winter.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

4 days ago

Eileen Flynn & Nancy Ann Sullivan Oral History

Interviewee: Eileen Flynn (EF) and Nancy Ann Sullivan (NS), sisters

    Eileen Flynn & Nancy Ann Sullivan Oral History
    Interviewee: Eileen Flynn (EF) and Nancy Ann Sullivan (NS), sisters Interviewers: Martie Ann (MAP) and Jeff Polaski (JP) Date of Interview: February 2, 2014 Transcriber: Wendy Moody JP: To introduce, this is an interview of Nancy Sullivan and Eileen Sullivan Flynn. Flynn with two "n's. Martie Ann Polaski and Jeff Polaski are doing the interview.
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

4 days ago

Daniel Furman, b. 1935

Interviewee: Daniel Furman (DF)

    Daniel Furman, b. 1935
    Interviewee: Daniel Furman (DF) Interviewer: Lyda Doyle (LD) Date of Interview: May 25, 2011 Transcriber: Carolyn Connor Daniel's descriptive memories of growing up in East Falls focus on recreation, sports - especially rowing, and church picnics. DF: I was born in Philadelphia, the 31 st of October 1935, that's Halloween (laughter).
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

4 days ago

‘Five Fishes’ Oral History with Tom Williams & Keith Shively

Interviewees: Tom Williams (TW) and Keith Shively (KS) (formerly of 3806 Henry Avenue)

    Oral History: Five Fishes
    Interviewees: Tom Williams (TW) and Keith Shively (KS) Interviewer: Ellen Sheehan (ES) Date of Interview: November 8, 2008 ES: It's November 8, 2008 and this is Ellen Sheehan. I'm here with Keith and Tom and they have donated the history of the Five Fishes on the river. Do you want to introduce yourselves?
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

4 days ago

Ruth Emmert Oral History

Interviewee: Ruth Emmert (RE)

    Ruth Emmert Oral History
    Interviewee: Ruth Emmert (RE) Interviewer: Cherie Snyder (CS) Interview: March 16, 1983 Transcribed by: Jacob Benson, Student, Philadelphia University, Day of Service, 9/15/2009, and Wendy Moody, EFHS, Summer 2010 RE: Oh, of course. You're proud of it when you get to my age. CS: So when were you born?
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

4 days ago

Theresa (Altomare) Corcoran Oral History

Interviewee:  Theresa (Altomare) Corcoran (TC)

    Theresa (Altomare) Corcoran Oral History
    Interviewee: Theresa (Altomare) Corcoran (TC) Interviewer: Louise (Corcoran) McShane, Theresa's daughter (LM) Date of Interview: August 2, 2009 TC: I was born in East Falls, on the 3600 block of Stanton Street. I was born in one of the houses that was demolished, one of the 13 houses.
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

4 days ago

Grace Davis & Hazel Stamm Oral History

Interview: June 17, 1981

    Grace Davis & Hazel Stamm Oral History
    Interviewers: Cherie Snyder (CS) and Ruth Emmert (RE) Interviewees: Grace Davis (GD) and Hazel Stamm (HS) Transcribed by: Frank Baseman, Associate Professor of Graphic Design at Philadelphia University, as part of the Day of Service 2009. Samantha Kibler, Graphic Design Student at Philadelphia, as part of SERVE-101 (Spring 2011).
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

4 days ago

Mary Cashman Oral History

Interviewee: Mary Cashman (MC)

    Mary Cashman Oral History
    Interviewee: Mary Cashman (MC) Interviewer: Gus Krebs (GK) Transcriber: Carolyn Connor Date: April 26, 2013 GK: We are here at 3681 Eveline St. We will start the interview by asking Mary about her family, where she was born, her school, her work and her memories of East Falls. So, here we go.
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

4 days ago

Robert Connolly Oral History

Interviewee: Robert Connolly

    Robert Connolly Oral History
    Interviewee: Robert Connolly Interviewer: Wendy Moody, Winston Moody Date of Interview: November 1, 2013 and six years of email correspondence Transcriber: Carolyn Connor, Wendy Moody Over the course of 7 years, Wendy Moody and Robert Connolly corresponded about his memories of growing up in East Falls (2008 - 2014).
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

4 days ago

Ella Boyd Oral History

Interviewer:  Cherie Snyder

    Ella Boyd Oral History
    Interviewer: Cherie Snyder Interviewee: Ella Boyd McGlynn Date of Interview: July 17, 1981 Transcribed by Greg Pilotti, 2 nd Year Architecture Student, Philadelphia University, Day of Service, and Wendy Moody. EFHS. CS: Ok, Mrs. McGlynn, why don't we just start out and you can tell us where you were born.
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

4 days ago

Paul Costello Oral History

Interviewee: Paul Costello – Olympic Rower (PC) & wife Freddie Costello (FC)

    Paul Costello Oral History
    Interviewee: Paul Costello - Olympic Rower (PC) & wife Freddie Costello (FC) Interviewer: Cherie Snyder (CS) with Ruth Emmert (RE) Date of interview: March 16, 1983 PC: I started out like anybody else; a nobody. I won one race the first year I was rowing.
    http://eastfallshistoricalsociety.com

5 days ago

Walk This Way

To heck with heeling! Sometimes a dog just needs to sniff around. Naomi shows us how to follow Ducky’s nose to control her fearful reactions.

    Walk This Way
    To heck with heeling! Sometimes a dog just needs to sniff around. Naomi shows us how to follow Ducky's nose to control her fearful reactions. I'm not trying to be funny, but we owe our dog an apology.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

5 days ago

Crime Report: April

Several aggravated assaults, burglary, and theft at Falls Presbyterian. Details at link -- http://eastfallslocal.com/april-2018 (includes map -- click on address).

6 days ago

6 days ago

Apr 19

Love For All

New brewery offers balanced beers with lots of heart that everyone can fancy. Just a brief bike ride away. Enjoy in the Falls this June!

    Love For All
    New brewery offers balanced beers with lots of heart that everyone can fancy. Just a brief bike ride away. Enjoy in the Falls this June! Love City is a Callowhill brewery with a local connection - they made their world debut with the EF Beer Garden last April, thanks to Jill Dougherty, whose brother Mike Tramontana is a linchpin in this new craft beer operation.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

Apr 19

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