Here’s a look at stories NewsWorks will cover this upcoming week in Northwest Philadelphia.
1. In late November, NewsWorks asked its readers a simple question: Who are the best school employees in Northwest Philadelphia? Among the numerous responses received were five MVPs who stood out from the crowd. Our series on those valued community members launches on Monday.
2. With the future of The Fallser — East Falls’ monthly community paper — in flux, NewsWorks has taken a look at the state of community media throughout Northwest Philadelphia over recent weeks. (This story was originally scheduled for last week, but will run this upcoming week.)
3. Community members gathered on Saturday morning to run a 5K to help raise funds for Roxorough’s Montgomery family. After their son Shane Montgomer went missing in the early hours of Thanksgiving, parents Karen and Kevin Montgomery, along with police, family and countless community members have been on a nonstop search for the 21 year old. Check back for a look from Saturday’s fundraiser, which started at Manayunk’s Goals Fit.
4. Over the summer, we wrote about the revival of local favorite Walk a Mile Crooked Books and its move to Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy. The used-bookstore was renamed Read and Eat. We checked in with owner Jake Sudderth to see how the store is doing and what he has planned next.
5. The 4th Annual Inter-Communal Giveback Feast & Concert was held at Simons Recreation Center in West Oak Lane on Saturday. The program aims to help children and families from low income communities by providing a quality meal, gently-used clothing, entertainment before the holidays. Check back for a recap of the event.
6. The long battle over 365 Green Lane in Roxborough has come to a near-end with a recent agreement between the owner, the civic association and neighbors to save the house and restore it. Check back a full story on the developments.