East Falls

 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 […]

 By Jon Ristaino and Kailey Meitzler

East Falls: Public School Progresses Despite Challenges

East Falls: Public School Progresses Despite Challenges

The Thomas Mifflin School, located at 3624 Conrad St., continues to grow and improve its reputation in the community despite budget cuts. The implementation of an open-door policy has helped improve the school’s reputation, Principal Leslie Mason said. Every Thursday morning community members are welcome to go on a tour of the school, take a […]

 By Jon Ristaino and Kailey Meitzler

East Falls: Community Supports Local Poets

East Falls: Community Supports Local Poets

Sharon White and Elaine Terranova, both poets from Philadelphia, came to the Falls of Schuylkill Library this week to share their work with the community for National Poetry Month. White and Terranova said they’ve always been passionate about the written word and both started writing when they were children. Terranova said she always loved to […]

 By Jon Ristaino and Kailey Meitzler

East Falls: Chili Cook-Off Brings Community Together

East Falls: Chili Cook-Off Brings Community Together

The 10th annual East Falls Chili Cook-Off, held this weekend, brought together friends, families and local businesses for a night of competition and fun. The competition was held by the East Falls Community Council as a way to raise money for the community and to bring residents together. Both amateur and professional competitors came to win awards for […]

 By Kailey Meitzler

East Falls: Neighborhood Sees an Increase in Reckless Driving

East Falls: Neighborhood Sees an Increase in Reckless Driving

An increase in fatal accidents in East Falls has brought light to the issue of reckless driving in the area and has brought community members to action. Earlier this year, there were three deaths in a single week, said Meg Greenfield, the first vice president of the East Falls Community Council and longtime East Falls […]

 By Jon Ristaino

East Falls: Store Provides Natural Alternatives for Health

East Falls: Store Provides Natural Alternatives for Health

The Garden of Eden, located at 4237 Ridge Ave., is an all-natural shop providing its customers with natural skin, hair and wellness products. Todzsa Brown, the owner, said she offers a wide variety of products to promote a healthy lifestyle. Many of the items she sells are made by hand, Brown said. She dips her own […]