Top 4 stories to watch for in NW Philly this week

Here’s a look at what’s to come in NW Philadelphia this week: 

1. Election Day is upon us. NewsWorks reporters and photographers will fan out across Northwest Philadelphia to bring you updates from polling sites and beyond throughout the day and into the evening as results start to roll in. We’ll also catch up with the area’s elected officials and the trio of hopefuls running in the Second Congressional District, which covers parts of Mt. Airy, Germantown and Roxborough. Check back with us throughout the day as the nation heads to the polls to vote for President Barack Obama or Gov. Mitt Romney.

2. More than 60 Philadelphians, including Mayor Michael Nutter, rappelled down a Center City skyscraper on Friday to raise money for Outward Bound Philadelphia. NewsWorks was on hand to capture the aerial event that included a handful of residents from Northwest Philadelphia. Check back for a set of photos and our story on the fundraiser.

3. One of the nation’s oldest football rivalries will take the field this coming Saturday. William Penn Charter School and Germantown Academy will square-off against one another for the 126th time. Penn Charter’s squad scored a major victory last season. Check back for the outcome of the latest matchup and to learn about the game’s deep history.

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4. Two years ago, a four-bay warming shed alongside Valley Green Inn in Roxborough caught fire after a live electrical wire allegedly came down during a strong rainstorm. Now, after a tireless fundraising effort, the historic structure in the Wissahickon woods has been rebuilt. The shed will be celebrated during a ceremony on Sunday. 

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