Top 4 stories of the week in NW Philly

 In this Aug. 28, 1963 file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, addresses marchers during his

In this Aug. 28, 1963 file photo, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., head of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference, addresses marchers during his "I Have a Dream" speech at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington. (AP Photo, file)

Here’s a look at what you may have missed:

1. ‘I Have A Dream’ at 50: Discussing the legacy of MLK’s speech at a Germantown black-poetry festival

It’s been a half century since Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and delivered what was perhaps the defining speech of the civil rights movement. We recently caught up with Northwest Philadelphia residents to see what King’s words mean to them today. Check out Brad Larrison’s story and video for more details.

2. Teen from East Falls tennis center takes the court vs. Serena, Federer and Nadal – and wins

Kyle Seelig recently got the opportunity of a lifetime while taking in the competition at this year’s U.S. Open. After besting four fellow amateurs in a skills competition, Seeling took on three tennis greats. It went better than he ever imagined. Check out Brian Hickey’s story to learn more.

3. Awbury Arboretum hopes $300K grant leads to sustainable future in Northwest Philly

Funding from the William Penn Foundation will be used for new initiatives at the 55-acre site in East Germantown that aim to make Awbury a stronger organization with even more opportunities for the public to enjoy the grounds. Check out Alan Jaffe’s story for more details.

4. Germantown vs. Camelot: A former GHS teacher’s take

Camelot Schools wanted to lease Germantown High School’s now-shut building to house three of its alternative education programs. Though that plan is now on hold, the experience of watching the for-profit company make its pitch to the community was eye-opening for former GHS teacher Dave Lewandowski. Check out his essay to learn more.

 

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