East Falls

 By Kayla R. Cook and Sean Michael Smith

East Falls: Mary Kline Classic Brings Cancer Fight to Phila U

East Falls: Mary Kline Classic Brings Cancer Fight to Phila U

[vimeo 67596381] Some of the most highly recruited high school basketball players in the country came together at Philadelphia University Sunday night for the third annual Mary Kline Classic All-Star Memorial Event. The event is the brainchild of 19-year-old basketball recruiting analyst Alex Kline. The Syracuse University freshman, who has garnered national attention from college coaches […]

 By Joseph Van Dusen and Alexis Wilkinson

East Falls: Penn Charter Combines Art and Recycling

East Falls: Penn Charter Combines Art and Recycling

Below the Old Gym at William Penn Charter School, jumbo cardboard crates are filling up with discarded computers, printers and coffee makers; everything has a cord. There’s even an electric lawnmower. Above, on a basketball court turned into art gallery, students have been perusing found object sculptures by renowned artists like Leo Sewell, Steve Tobin […]

 By Joseph Van Dusen

East Falls: Glassblowing for Diabetes

East Falls: Glassblowing for Diabetes

The Eastern Pennsylvania/Delaware Chapter of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation will hold its annual Promise Ball on April 27. This year, the event will honor Sue Schick, CEO of UnitedHealthcare of Pennsylvania and Delaware, for her work with the foundation. A piece of glasswork, titled “Ladder to Light” created by acclaimed artist Andy Paiko, is […]

 By Francis Hilario and Hope Janelle Berninghausen

East Falls: Local Self-Taught Artists Run Own Businesses

East Falls: Local Self-Taught Artists Run Own Businesses

Floral Designer Turns Childhood Memories Into Career [vimeo 53970724] Growing up in Minneapolis, Minn., Necoh Brewington-Mitchell was always surrounded by flowers, so it came as no surprise that flowers would remain in her future as well. “[My mom] always had flowers growing and knew all the Latin names and all that good stuff, so I just […]

 By Francis Hilario and Hope Janelle Berninghausen

East Falls: Schools Use Music and Martial Arts to Promote Positive Changes

East Falls: Schools Use Music and Martial Arts to Promote Positive Changes

Rawk U School of Music Rocks [vimeo 53972340] Music has been a part of Daniel Cullen’s life ever since he first picked up an acoustic guitar when he was 11 years old. Now Cullen has the opportunity to share his passion for music with others through Rawk U School of Music. “I know I’m pretty lucky, […]

 By Hope Janelle Berninghausen

East Falls: Local Performers Show Their Talent in a Community Concert

East Falls: Local Performers Show Their Talent in a Community Concert

Music of all kinds resounded in East Falls as local residents sang, danced and played in the community concert. The East Falls Community Concert featured many talented local residents on Monday, including Frank Kaderabek, former principal trumpet for the Philadelphia Orchestra. The concert opened with a performance by the Diva Dollz, a group of young […]

 By Francis Hilario

Manayunk: Philadelphia Open Studio Tours Come to Manayunk, Roxborough and East Falls

Manayunk: Philadelphia Open Studio Tours Come to Manayunk, Roxborough and East Falls

[vimeo 50998066] From fused glass to woodworking, and hand weaving to encaustic mixed media, artists in the Manayunk, Roxborough and East Falls region participated in the Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, putting art at the forefront over the weekend. The Philadelphia Open Studio Tours, a program by The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, is the largest tour […]

 By Francis Hilario and Hope Janelle Berninghausen

East Falls: The Salvation Army Kroc Center Provides Arts and Music Opportunities

East Falls: The Salvation Army Kroc Center Provides Arts and Music Opportunities

In an effort to expose more local children to the arts, the Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Center joined forces with the New York Staff Band and Carol Jantsch of the Philadelphia Orchestra for a free music clinic and public concert this weekend. Located at 4200 Wissahickon Ave., the center and the performers wanted […]

 By Kaitlin Spotts

East Falls: Old Academy Players is a Piece of Community History

East Falls: Old Academy Players is a Piece of Community History

The historic building tucked away on Indian Queen Lane in East Falls may be easy to miss when driving down that small street, but that building now housing Old Academy Players theater is quite notable having stood for nearly 200 years. Before becoming home to the theater this building housed a church, a school and […]

 By Hilary A. Petrozziello and Kaitlin J. Spotts

East Falls: Red House’s Mission is to Teach Self-Sufficiency

East Falls: Red House’s Mission is to Teach Self-Sufficiency

Teaching the community to be creative and self-sufficient is the driving force behind Red House,  a nonprofit organization and sewing school all combined in a single space at 3733 Midvale Ave. in East Falls. Red House is run by Dahlia Wigfall and Cyan “Blu” Jeffries. These two women are incredibly passionate about not only expressing themselves […]