East Falls: Black-Owned Gym Raises The Bar For Local Fitness

East Falls: Black-Owned Gym Raises The Bar For Local Fitness

At the end of a long, dim hallway stands a wall painted with vibrant colors and big lettering. This is how members of Knight’s Gym know they are home. The gym, situated at the southern border of East Falls, brings an intimate fitness experience catering to those who embrace the inner-city lifestyle. The gyms walls are […]

 

East Falls and Germantown: Education Platforms Vital in 2016 Election

East Falls and Germantown: Education Platforms Vital in 2016 Election

The 2016 Presidential Election has been a topic of conversation throughout Philadelphia, as well as the rest of the nation. The communities East Falls and Germantown are no exception. Despite the many issues spurred in the various televised debates between candidates, many residents of East Falls and Germantown agree that the plan for children and […]

 

Northwest Philadelphia: Five Things To Indulge In This Spring

Northwest Philadelphia: Five Things To Indulge In This Spring

Philadelphia may be known as the City of Brotherly Love, but a little spring-time wandering through neighborhoods and you might think of it more as “the city of hidden gems.” The spring season certainly brings about a lot of movement and fun to be had throughout, and this year is no different. From a family-friendly […]

 

East Falls: Old Academy Players Reach Milestone

East Falls: Old Academy Players Reach Milestone

The Old Academy Players have been situated on Indian Queen Lane for 91 years as of this year, and have put on performances from lesser-known playwrights to the Bard himself.  They are getting ready to put on their 500th full –length play. The structure itself was built in 1819, when it was originally used as […]

 

East Falls: Falls Flowers Makes Things a Little Bit Greener

East Falls: Falls Flowers Makes Things a Little Bit Greener

Sustainability shows that it can serve as the centerpiece for many aspects of urban life, enticing Philadelphians to stop and smell the roses. Falls Flowers, located at 3421 Conrad Street in East Falls, has been providing the local community and beyond with flowers and floral arrangements, as well as other gift items that include cards, […]

 By John Moritz and Brendan Menapace

Northwest: Religions Come Together to Perform Play on Malcolm X and MLK

Northwest: Religions Come Together to Perform Play on Malcolm X and MLK

Despite appeals from the crowd, Tariq Karim El-Shabazz promised it would be his last performance onstage. The lawyer by trade joined with the Rev. Alyn Waller and took on their first, and at least for El-Shabazz last, roles as thespians, playing Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr., respectively in the play The Meeting. A […]

 

Health Beat: Dogs Helping People Get Fit

Health Beat: Dogs Helping People Get Fit

[vimeo 87640861] Owning a dog – known as man’s best friend – has been proven to promote a healthier lifestyle. Philadelphia has 15 dog parks for owners and their pups to go for a stroll and get fresh air. Since adopting his dog Gem over a year ago, Michael Green, 26, said Gem has helped him […]

 

East Falls: Annual Flea Market Set for June 15

East Falls: Annual Flea Market Set for June 15

McMichael Park will once again play host to the annual East Falls Flea Market being held this Saturday, June 15. The event, which is sponsored by the East Falls Community Council, will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the park, which is located at the corner of Midvale and Henry avenues. Over 150 […]

 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 […]

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