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Top 5 stories to watch for in Northwest Philadelphia

 A 104-year-old house on West Moreland Avenue in Chestnut Hill is at the center of a preservation debate. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

A 104-year-old house on West Moreland Avenue in Chestnut Hill is at the center of a preservation debate. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

Here’s a look at a few stories NewsWorks will be covering in Northwest Philadelphia this upcoming week:

1. The Philadelphia School of Circus Arts in Germantown presented an “Under the Sea” performance at the end of its Kinder and Youth Circus Summer Camp. In the show, “the kids perform their very own Circus show for their family, friends, and general public.” NewsWorks will have a story and photo gallery to run early this upcoming week.

2. Officers with the Philadelphia Police Department’s Fifth District will join with residents and local town-watch members at Roxborough’s Gorgas Park (6300 Ridge Ave.) from 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday to participate in the 31st annual National Night Out.

3. The proposed demolition of a historically significant house and the subdivision of the lot for the construction of two new homes would set a dangerous precedent for Chestnut Hill, according to community leaders. The 104-year-old house at the center of the preservation debate is on West Moreland Avenue, a street lined with impressive mansions and well-kept properties. NewsWorks will take a look at the controversy this week.

4. Sarah Holmes and Dan Nemiroff always joked that if they won the lottery, they’d open their own gourmet shop. Well, they didn’t win the lottery, but took a leap of faith and made that particular dream come true in the form of Petit Gourmand in Manayunk. We’ll talk to Holmes and Nemiroff about how it came to be, and how it worked out thus far.

5. Yards Brewery is working with Manayunk’s Tiny Terra Ferma garden supply and design to grow a hops wall at the local brewery. We’ll tell you more about the project next week.

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