Here’s a look at a few of the stories we’ll be covering in Northwest Philadelphia this upcoming week:
1. The historic Fair Hill Burial Ground in Germantown was scheduled to host its annual “Community Summer Festival” on Saturday. Check back for a photo gallery by Bas Slabbers from the event that featured pony rides, performances and games.
2. Friends of the Wissahickon held a picnic in the Wissahickon Valley Park commemorating the organization’s 90th anniversary this weekend. The event featured an anniversary cake, live music and craft beer. Check back for Emily Brooks’ event coverage.
3. A number of Northwest Philadelphia restaurant owners are unhappy with the city’s recent Health Department inspections. These owners, from Chestnut Hill to East Falls and in between, will meet with department officials to discuss their concerns on Monday. Look for Matt Grady’s coverage this week.
4. Much attention has been paid to developer Ken Weinstein’s plans for five buildings located on the former Germantown Settlement campus at 4811 Germantown Ave. The drama school “Greatness Is In You” is up and running in a yet-named performing-arts center there. Aaron Moselle checked the program out and will have a full report later this week.
5. A pair of Free Library branches in Northwest Philly are stops on a tour that was held to help attendees get a better sense of the need to modernize sites across the city. The Lovett branch in Mt. Airy and the Falls of Schuylkill branch in East Falls are the local stops on a tour that started at the Central Branch. Look for Pam Forsythe’s story on the tour.