Top 5 stories of the week in NW Philly

 The Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church is one of the properties Ken Weinstein is working on redeveloping next year. Check out the full story to learn more. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

The Mt. Airy Presbyterian Church is one of the properties Ken Weinstein is working on redeveloping next year. Check out the full story to learn more. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Here’s a look at what you may have missed:

1. State Rep. Dwight Evans discusses highs and lows of more than 30 years in office

State Rep. Dwight Evans has represented Philadelphians in Harrisburg for more than three decades. He’s dedicated a lot of hours to improving West Oak Lane, the heart of his district, and has run for governor and mayor. Now, he’s written a book detailing his life in politics. Check out Aaron Moselle’s story for more details.

2. Dispatches from Hollywood: GFS alumnus, producer Dan Sterling returns for speaker series

Since graduating from Germantown Friends School, Dan Sterling has had his hands in a number of noteworthy projects. South Park, The Daily Show and the King of Hill are just some of the shows he’s worked on. He also just finished production on his first feature film. Check out Matt Grady’s story for more details.

3. Local developer Ken Weinstein discusses 2014 plans for NW Philadelphia

Ken Weinstein has been a major player in Northwest Philadelphia’s real estate scene for some time now. Recently, though, he’s taken on some larger, more visible projects. Two in particular — one in Mt. Airy and one in Germantown — are certainly worth keeping an eye on in the New Year. Check out Alan Jaffe’s story to learn more.

4. Inside the world of medical illustration with Mt. Airy artist Birck Cox

In his Mt. Airy basement, Birck Cox creates anatomical images for textbooks and medical journals using a combination of brush strokes and mouse clicks. The Northwest Philadelphia resident helps draw up new inventions for medical device companies. Check out Carolyn Beeler’s story for more details.

5. What Happened Next: Updating stories from July and August

As 2013 winds down, we’re bringing you updates on some of the most important stories to come out of Northwest Philadelphia this year. Be sure to check out each installment, arranged chronologically for your convenience. The series wraps up next week.

What Happened Next: Updating stories from Jan. and Feb.
What Happened Next: Updating stories from March and April
What Happened Next: Updating stories from May and June

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