Top 5 stories to watch for in Northwest Philadelphia

  Ridge Flats, located at the site of the former Rivage Ballroom in East Falls, will consist of 146 apartment units and 9,300 square feet of retail space. (Photo courtesy of Onion Flats)

Ridge Flats, located at the site of the former Rivage Ballroom in East Falls, will consist of 146 apartment units and 9,300 square feet of retail space. (Photo courtesy of Onion Flats)

Here’s a look at some of the stories we’ll be covering in Northwest Philadelphia next week:

 

 

1. On Thursday, Germantown United CDC will host its first-ever fundraiser. The organization has worked for the past two years to get its name out there and to show residents that they mean business. Now, they’re hoping neighbors will dip into their pockets to help support their work moving forward. Former Gov. Ed Rendell is scheduled to speak at the event. We’ll be there too and provide you with a preview so you know what to expect.

2. For years, Stanley’s Hardware has been a Ridge Avenue institution in Roxborough. A lot of that status was built by the staff, which residents across the city have relied upon to help them complete their household and construction projects. We’ll bring you the story of one employee that all the regulars at Stanley’s know and cherish.

3. Volunteers with Friends of Vernon Park have long worked to keep the Germantown Avenue spot a clean and welcoming place. On Monday, the group is set to receive a community-greening award from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society to keep up the good work with its rain garden. Check back next week to learn more.

4. On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Housing Authority will hold a non-mandatory pre-bid meeting on the proposed development of a piece of vacant land at Falls Ridge, a development in East Falls. Check back next week for more details.

5. This weekend, vendors will pack The Transfer Station on Main Street in Manayunk for the Philly Mart. We’ll have a gallery for you. We’ll also stop by Winter Fun Fest, an event hosted by the Mt. Airy-Nippon-Bryan Town Watch.

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