Top 5 stories to watch for in Northwest Philly

 A scene from the Old Academy Players' 'Something Intangible.' Check back this week for a full look at the show. (Courtesy of Old Academy Players)

A scene from the Old Academy Players' 'Something Intangible.' Check back this week for a full look at the show. (Courtesy of Old Academy Players)

Here’s a look at what’s coming up this week in Northwest Philadelphia. 

1. Center City’s Le Bec Fin closed its doors for good in June of last year, making room for its replacement, Avance, to open late in the year. The new restaurant’s head chef, Justin Bogle, hails from Roxborough. Check back this week for an interview with Bogle.

2. Public transportation and SEPTA are a big part of living in Northwest Philadelphia. Have you ever wondered how old is old enough to ride SEPTA? NewsWorks parenting blogger, Jen Bradley, will shed some light on how to know when your child is old enough to start riding alone. Feel free to pitch in with thoughts and strategies that have worked for your family. 

3. The Woodmere Art Museum’s latest exhibit features a tribute to one of Philadelphia’s own — Martha Erlebacher. Erlebacher passed away in 2013 after a four decade long career as a figurative realist. Check back this week for a look at the exhibit. It runs at the Woodmere Art Museum in Chestnut Hill through March 2.

4. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is fast approaching on Jan. 20. In recent years, the day has been transformed into a day of service. Check back on Friday for a roundup of service opportunities in the area. 

5. The Old Academy Players have been performing out of East Falls for over 70 years. Check back this week for a look at their latest show by Philadelphia playwright Bruce Graham called “Something Intangible.”

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