Top 5 stories to watch for in NW Philly

 Students working on land at W.B. Saul High School in Roxborough. Check back next week for a story on the school's farm-to-cafeteria initiative. (Aaron Moselle/WHYY)

Students working on land at W.B. Saul High School in Roxborough. Check back next week for a story on the school's farm-to-cafeteria initiative. (Aaron Moselle/WHYY)

Here’s a look at what’s to come:

1. For the past five years, students at W.B. Saul High School in Roxborough have helped plant and harvest crops on a small farm on Henry Avenue. And each week, members of the farm’s community supported agriculture program have come to pick up a share of the yield. Now, thanks to a new initiative, the entire student body is enjoying some of the same produce for lunch. Check back next week to learn more.

2. It’s do-or-die time for the Martin Luther King High School football team. After reeling off five straight wins, the Cougars are one victory away from reaching the playoffs for the first time in years. They’ll first need a win against Olney. Check back next week to see how they fared.

3. Over the summer, Germantown residents enjoyed a block party organized to celebrate and showcase Maplewood Mall, a small commercial sliver in the center of the neighborhood that’s on track for an overhaul. On Saturday, residents once again gathered for the Re-Imagine Maplewood Mall in the Fall fundraiser. Check back next week to learn more.

4. A large, historic church in Germantown will soon be the home of The Waldorf School of Philadelphia, a private elementary school. On Saturday, a groundbreaking ceremony was held at the Wayne Avenue site. Check back next week for more details.

5. On Sunday, a group of homeowners in Northwest Philadelphia will open their doors to the public as part of a house tour organized by Historic Germantown. All of the tour’s stops are properties that were overhauled and dramatically restored.

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