Here’s a look at stories you may have missed last week:
After nearly two decades in business, Walk A Crooked Mile Books will close its doors in August. Part of the reason, said owner Greg Williams, is old age. Lugging books around the cozy shop has gotten more difficult. But he’s also ready for something new. Residents will surely miss the community hub. Check out Karl Biemuller’s story to learn more.
At the end of next week, Germantown will be home to a brand-new coffee shop. Little Jimmie’s Coffee Roasters is the brainchild of Jimmie Reed, who also runs a café on Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy. Reed’s new venture will also feature sweet treats, but also fresh-roasted coffee thanks to his partnership with coffee connoisseur Jimmy Duran. Check out Neema Roshania’s story to learn more.
Two years ago, students at the Mt. Airy public school found themselves without a library. That’s when the school’s librarian was laid off. Neither the community nor the school’s new principal was happy about it. Check out Jana Shea’s story for more details.
This school year was full of memorable moments for Martin Luther King High School’s football squad. Winning the school’s first-ever public league championship was certainly one of them. Wednesday’s event, however, will also surely be one that players will look back on fondly. Check out Brian Hickey’s story to learn more. Also be sure read about where players from Imhotep Institute Charter High School will be competing in college.
For years now, the Philadelphia-launched business has been quieting the late-night hunger pangs of college students and residents. Now, Northwest Philadelphians can enjoy soft, fresh-baked cookies too. The company recently opened a location in Manayunk. Check out Emily Brooks’ story for more details.