Top 4 stories to watch for in Northwest Philadelphia

 Roosevelt Principal Byron Ryan at an assembly on Thursday introducing the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports initiative to the school. (Brad Larrison/for NewsWorks)

Roosevelt Principal Byron Ryan at an assembly on Thursday introducing the Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports initiative to the school. (Brad Larrison/for NewsWorks)

Here’s a look at what’s to come: 

1. Germantown’s Roosevelt Elementary has spend the year transitioning from a 320 student body to one more than double the size. On Thursday Principal Byron Ryan implemented PBIS — short for Positive Behavioral Intervention and Supports — a program meant to encourage positive behavior at school. Check back this week to learn more abou how the program works and a look back at the year with Ryan. 

2. The 44th annual Mt. Airy Day was held on the ground of the Cliveden in Mt. Airy on Saturday and today, the annual Chestnut Hill Home and Garden Show is coming to the Germantown Avenue in Chestnut Hill. Both events are a highlight of the year for residents of Northwest Philadelphia. We’ll have a recap of both events this week. 

3. The bike race in Manayunk — in whatever form it takes — is a time-honored tradition in Northwest Philadelphia. With this year’s race less than one month away, we’ll be bringing readers a look at different aspects of the race each week leading up to the big race. We’ll start this series off by looking at the history of the race this week. 

4. Republican and Manayunk resident Bill Pounds is vying for the 194th Legislative District state representative seat. He will be up against state Rep. Pam DeLissio or her Democratic contender Dave Henderson in the Nov. 4 general election. Check back here to learn more about Pounds. 

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