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Say It Isn’t So!

Neighborhood fixture Epicure Café closes up shop (sniff).

Every morning since I moved here in 2010, we started our day with a cup of java from Epicure Cafe. That tradition comes to a screeching halt this summer, when Tom and Arlene Leschak close their corner coffee shop on July 23rd, to retire from over 40 years in the restaurant biz. It all went down so suddenly…

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High Fashion in the Falls

Jovan O’Connor‘s designs shine at iconic Alden Park. Photography by Captured by Caity.

Alden Park’s a historic location that never gets old. With its rose-colored towers, Art Deco pool, and sprawling, landscaped grounds, it’s like something out of a movie or Vogue.

And the perfect backdrop for Jovan O’Connor’s special occasion designs!

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Howl to Make the World a Better Place

Clothes that move & groove with you — plus give back to the environment and community. A very yogic swimsuit shoot at Alden Park, with PhillyU senior and sustainable living advocate Nicole Boychuck.   

Yoga has hit East Falls hard this summer, with all ages & body types coming out for communal stretch-fests from McMichael Park to Wissahickon Brewing Company — and even the Mills, where Opportunity Barks hosted “Doga” featuring asanas for two legs, and four.

Although yoga’s not a team sport, these days it’s a great social activity where you can get a glow going with your neighbors that often carries over into food, beers, conversation. What to wear, when you want to work out but look cute afterwards, too?

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Mmmm… Mmmm… MIAMI!

Local restaurants and caterers put their best bites forward for Miami Days. Enjoy a mini-food fest of small plates ($5 and under) from noon till 4pm at Alden Park Apartments. Is that a cider tasting?

Miami Nights will delight with Marvin Graaf’s authentic Cuban menu — paired with tropical drinks and beer! — but Miami Days will tickle your tastebuds with local flavor. We’re psyched to present this exciting mix of local chefs showcasing their favorite dishes, plus a lovely way to wrap a historical tour:

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Havana Eat It All

One of the best things about Miami is the Cuban food! An addictive mix of Spanish, African, and Caribbean cuisines — fresh & flavorful, yet homey. Marvin Graaf’s “Miami Nights” menu hits all the highlights this July 22nd. With Jess’s magical tropical concoctions…

Alden Park’s “Miami Days & Nights” party is actually two parties on one day — with two entirely different food situations. Daytime offers a mini local food fest, with small bites from neighborhood restaurants & caterers. Then when the sun goes down, a Cuban feast comes out before us!

Marvin Graaf and his wife Jess (the duo behind Falls Taproom) have a whole menu of tempting party foods along with fruity drinks to keep the good vibes going:

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Leading with Love

The Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award is the most prestigious business award in the world — and this year Felicite Moorman brought one home to East Falls. Lessons from her way to the top.

“I’m in the presence of giants,” Felicite Moorman told the room full of Philadelphia business leaders gathered at Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year gala earlier this month. Accepting her award, she credited her team for their amazing efforts, “They create what I believe is the foundation for the greatest enabling opportunity of our century — smart cities.”

As CEO for BuLogics and StatIS, Felicite dreams big dreams that have steered the company forward at a breath-taking pace since they opened offices here on Midvale in 2013. Today, they’re globally-renowned trail blazers in wireless technology, and Felicite’s the biggest cheerleader for changing the world.

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Hell Yeah It’s a Popularity Contest!

Cheers for two local businesses who took home Reader’s Choice 2017 awards June 21st at Philly.com’s big center city gala honoring the city’s favorite shops & services.

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Miami Days and Nights at Alden Park

WEATHER CANCELLATION! Due to high winds & lightning, Alden Park’s management decided to cancel Miami Nights. We’re sorry and we hope to reschedule soon.

After an amazing $70+ million restoration, historic Alden Park’s ready to party this weekend!

CHECK IN NOW for the most epic party to hit East Falls in forevaaaaah!

For the first time ever, this local architectural wonderland opens its doors to the public for a full day of sunning, swimming & exploring the grounds and towers with family-friendly local vendors & attractions.

After dark, the spectacular Art Deco indoor pool lights up — the retractable roof rolls back — for an Adult Swim under the stars, in a setting that Sandy Smith of PhillyMag.com called “without a doubt the most photogenic apartment buildings in the city.”  Cuban food, music, dancing, and more.

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LOCAL BUSINESS BUMP: Little White Dog

UPDATE June 2017: Barb WON! Little White Dog is now the 2017 Reader’s Choice Award for Dog Daycare/Boarding in Philadelphia. Way to go, Barb, couldn’t happen to a nicer Faller.

UPDATE April 2017: Barb scored the nomination, now she needs our votes. CLICK HERE to vote for Little White Dog to win the 2017 Reader’s Choice Award in Dog Daycare/Boarding.

(Original article published March 28, 2017)

East Falls represent! Calumet street resident — and Scott’s lane business owner — wins a Philly.com “Reader’s Choice” nomination. We’ve got five good reasons to cast a vote for her, plus: adorable dog pics! 

One thing to know about Barb Berman: she’s a friend of ours, and our votes were entirely personal — as is this post. But the whole concept of a “Reader’s Choice” award is subjective, right? We’re not voting for “Best Of” or even “Top Rated.” We’re voting as readers.

We’re voting as neighbors too — this is a Philly.com contest, after all. Of course we wanna cheer on a fellow Fallser who’s trying to bring some good buzz to our community!

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Brews Under the Bridges

Beer, food, music, and vendors under the Twin Bridges every third Thursday from now thru September. 

Successful launch of East Falls’ new beer garden by the river. Thanks everyone for coming out for music, tacos, local vendors and beer of course.

We’ve got lots of pics plus great quotes from neighbors, businesses, and community leaders for our recap (on the way) — meanwhile, more video clips from the first spin of this monthly event.

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