Top 5 stories to look for in Northwest Philly

 A scene from last year's town watch FunFest. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

A scene from last year's town watch FunFest. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Here’s a look at what’s to come next week. 

 

1. Hill-Freedman eighth-grader Maya Anderson has published a prequel to her book ‘Claws,’ and is in the midst of promoting her book. She’s using the proceeds from her book sales to help out Philadelphia school teachers buy art supplies for their classrooms. Check back for some more info. 

2. Germantown United CDC closed out 2014 with a very successful fundraising campaign, but 2015 isn’t offering any time to relax. By the beginning of February, the young CDC already has several new initiatives underway that promise big impact across the neighborhood’s creative, historic, development and business sectors. Check back to learn more. 

3. Wissahickon: A Photographic Journal, open at the Woodmere, features 24 breathtaking photographs of the Wissahickon captured by 10 local photography students and enthusiasts. The photographs focus on encapsulating the changing light of fall and were shot over the course of a two-day workshop. We’ll have more on the exhibit. 

4. The annual Mt. Airy Nippon Bryan Cresheim Town Watch FunFest is this weekend at 7165 Lounge. We’ll have scenes from the event. 

5. Making a decision about where to send your son or daughter for kindergarten is a tough choice. Parochial or charter? Public or private? What about moving to the suburbs? We follow one family as the begin navigating the choices. Check back this week for the story. 

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