Top 4 stories to watch for in NW Philly

 Check back this week for a look at State Rep. Pam DeLissio's bid for a third term in office. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks, file)

Check back this week for a look at State Rep. Pam DeLissio's bid for a third term in office. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks, file)

Here’s a look at what’s to come:

1. State Rep. Pam DeLissio — who represents Roxborough, Manayunk and East Falls —is running for a third term in office. She’ll first have to best David Henderson, a first-time candidate who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Check back next week to learn more.

2. On Saturday, Main Street in Manayunk was shut down for the spring edition of the StrEAT Food Festival. Dozens of food trucks lined the neighborhood commercial corridor as an appetizer to Restaurant Week, which kicked off Sunday. Once again, vendors were encouraged to incorporate strawberries into their menus. Check back next week for more details.

3. Morris Arboretum in Chestnut Hill kicked off its annual Cherry Blossom Festival on Saturday. The flowering trees were, of course, a main attraction. So too, though were a number of Japanese- themed cultural activities, including Taiko drumming. Check back next week to learn more.

4. The Philadelphia Cultural Fund (PCF) recently handed out grants to 33 organizations in city’s Eighth Councilmanic District, which serves residents in Chestnut Hill, Mt. Airy and Germantown. Check back next week for more details.

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