58 min 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

58 min 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

58 min 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 hours 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

10 hours 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

26 hours 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

29 hours 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

29 hours 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

29 hours 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

29 hours 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

30 hours 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

30 hours 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

30 hours 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

30 hours 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

30 hours 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

30 hours 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

3 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

3 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).

3 days ago

3 days ago

4 days ago

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

4 days ago

5 days ago

Apr 16

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

Thank you to all the Thomas Mifflin students & community members for the gr8 clean up #ArboretumCleanup


Apr 14

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

Good job team. Thanks everyone in our project arboretum clean up @ Thomas Mifflin.


Apr 14

A Sit Down with Satan

The Prince of Darkness dishes on his life, his home, his plans  – and that Wissahickon swimming hole with his name on it.

    A Sit Down with Satan
    The Prince of Darkness dishes on his life, his home, his plans - and that Wissahickon swimming hole with his name on it . Many millennia ago, the sparkling waters of Cresheim Creek carved a steep ridge of schist into a basin roughly 15 feet deep and 20 feet wide that the first humans here dubbed a powerful, mystical place...
    http://eastfallslocal.com

Apr 14

Apr 13

Vote for East Falls

Vote blue, vote red, vote green or black or gray or wherever your ideals lie. But for the love of God: vote! This IQL resident (and candidate for Committee Person) explains why.  

    Vote for East Falls
    Vote blue, vote red, vote green or black or gray or wherever your ideals lie. But for the love of God: vote! This IQL resident (and candidate for Committee Person) explains why. I'm too busy. I'm not interested. I don't like my options. It's inconvenient. This doesn't affect me.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

Apr 13

Rescue on Ridge

A historic designation could be on the way for a favorite landmark at Ridge and Midvale. 

    Rescue on Ridge
    A historic designation could be on the way for a favorite landmark at Ridge and Midvale. Last fall's demolition of the beautiful old "Catfish Cafe" building on Scotts Lane sent local preservationists into overdrive. In particular, the stock green Mason's building in the heart of our riverfront district seemed particularly vulnerable, with its caving roof and rickety fire escape.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

Apr 13

  • ELECTRICAL PERMIT

    INSTALL POWDER ROOM FAN, LIGHT ABOVE LAVY SINK & GFCI OUTLET AS PER 2008 NEC (NORTH DISTRICT)

    3344 WIEHLE ST Issued April 11, 2018 Comment

Apr 12

MILO Vegan/Vegetarian Market+Cafe opening in ...

MILO Vegan/Vegetarian Market+Cafe opening in East Falls! https://philly.eater.com/2018/3/28/17169678/milo-restaurant-vegetarian-vegan-philadelphia-opening

    Chef's Lifestyle Change Leads to New Vegetarian Eatery in East Falls
    Chef Craig Wilson of the now-closed Gigi Italian Bistro and Maya.J in Manayunk is heading in a different direction with his new project, Milo Restaurant. The upcoming East Falls eatery will focus on "humanitarian and healthy" fare with a vegetarian menu and lots of vegan options.
    https://philly.eater.com

Apr 12

Move-In Day!!!

A rough first encounter in the Falls for new neighbor Lara Sharp.

    Move-In Day!!!
    Him (Parks a Black Range Rover with Dealer Plates, and he's wearing a Rolex Watch, AND an Apple Watch, black jeans with red European trainers, AND a black turtleneck shirt): 'Hey, babe... Moving in?' Me (Standing next to a moving truck, surrounded by boxes full of books, internally cringing): 'Whatever gave you that idea?!'
    http://eastfallslocal.com

Apr 12

East Falls Farmer's Market starts up again - ...

East Falls Farmer's Market starts up again - Saturday, May 5th!


Apr 12

Apr 12

  • SUPPRESSION PERMIT

    FOR INSTALLATION OF WET SPRINKLER AT TENANT SPACE C 5. TIED INTO THE EXISITNG AUTOMATIC FIRE SUPPRESSION SYSTEM AS PER NFPA 13R. ALL WORK SHALL BE DONE IN ACCORDANCE WITH APPROVED PLANS/HYDRAULIC CALCULATIONS.

    3500-08 SUNNYSIDE AVE Issued April 10, 2018 Comment

Apr 11

Apr 11

  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    REPLACE STORM & SANITARY CURB TRAPS TO CORRECT CROSS CONNECTION PA20180932100 "SELF-CERTIFICATION'S ARE NO LONGER PERMITTED" - "ALL EXCAVATIONS AND PLUMBING TRENCHES IN EXCESS OF 5 FEET IN DEPTH MUST HAVE APPROVED SHORING IN PLACE AT THE TIME OF INSPECTION"

    3426 W COULTER ST Issued April 9, 2018 Comment
  • PLUMBING PERMIT

    REPLACE STORM AND SANITARY CURB TRAPS PA ONE CALL #2018-03769

    3340 AINSLIE ST Issued April 9, 2018 Comment

Apr 10

Get Galvanized!

Motivated business owners are coming together in nearby Germantown.

    Get Galvanized!
    Motivated business owners are coming together in nearby Germantown. No community exists in a bubble in this interconnected city, Lawanda Horton reminded us at our last sit-down with Mission Incorporated, the Germantown consultation firm guiding us in our first year as a non-profit.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

Apr 10

A Fool for Beers

These five spring seasonals are brilliant.

    A Fool for Beers
    April's a time of showers, pranks, and more importantly BEER! Yes, my Falls friends this is that special time of year when we once again venture outside to enjoy the beauty of our exquisite neighborhood, hopefully whilst sipping on an alcoholic libation. It's also a time when many brewers start releasing great seasonal selections.
    http://eastfallslocal.com

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