Mifflin Archive Arrives!

“Much in life is learned and accomplished by accident.” – Harley Brown, artist On Tuesday November 18, Ellen Sheehan presented the Mifflin Archive, a volume of historical documents about the school, to Principal Leslie Mason. Two years in the making, the Archive is the carefully curated result of a fortunate accident. “I didn’t go to […]

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Businesses of East Falls 80 Years Ago

Empty storefronts are a problem in many growing communities like East Falls — not just vacancies, but also finding the right businesses to ensure lively streetscapes & commerce, while preserving our historic buildings and regional charm. Was East Falls always so tricky for development? We might not have answers but in the spirit of Throwback […]

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East Falls past: Love and suicide

What possible connection could our 15th president, James Buchanan, have with East Falls? As it turns out, Buchanan’s financee was buried at Laurel Hill cemetery (ed note:  whoops! Suburban Press got this wrong — see below). The tragedy of her dying before they were married, some say, was the reason he remained our only bachelor […]

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