Top 4 stories to watch in NW Philly

Here’s a look at what’s coming up this week in NW Philly:

1. The Panthers of Imhotep Institute Charter High School put their state championship aspirations on the line this weekend when they went up against the Wyomissing Spartans. Both teams were undefeated, but Imhotep had the home-field advantage. The semi-final matchup took place in Germantown. Check back on Monday to see if the Northwest Philadelphia squad will play for it all on Dec. 15.

2. Discussions around a new park alongside Lovett Memorial Library in Mt. Airy continued during a community meeting this weekend. Ideally, the currently vacant patch on Germantown Avenue would feature, among other things, a courtyard entrance to the library, an outdoor reading garden, and an amphitheater for outdoor performances. Check back Monday to learn more about the project and how soon it may move forward.

3. C.W. Henry School students will be performing “The Little Mermaid” Thursday and Friday night next week. NewsWorks will head over to the Mt. Airy school to talk to students and staff about what went into making the Walt Disney classic come alive. We’ll have a video preview of the performance as well. Check back next week for more details.

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4. NewsWorks will be kicking off a brand new series Monday called “What Happened Next?” As the name implies, we’ll be bringing you updates on a variety of stories from across Northwest Philly as our way of wrapping up 2012. Next week, we’ll bring you stories sorted by category, including pets, people and development.

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