Top 6 stories to watch for in NW Philly

Here’s a look at what’s to come:

1. The Home and School Association at Cook-Wissahickon Elementary in Roxborough hosted a 5K Fun Run/Walk this weekend to raise money for the public school’s art program. Check back next week for a full-recap of the weekend event.

2. The annual fashion show at Philadelphia University in East Falls also took place on Saturday. The student-produced event was held this year at the Academy of Music and honored Nicole Miller, who specializes in designing women’s clothing. We’ll have a story and photos from the event next week.

3. “Dance Yourself Fit,” an initiative of Baby Steps to Healthy Living, was held Saturday inside Imani Charter School in Germantown. The event naturally featured dancing, but also fitness stations and opportunities to meet with health and nutrition professionals. A full recap is coming next week.

4. For six decades, Don Murphy’s no-frills barbershop has been a fixture on Germantown Avenue in Mt. Airy. While the shop isn’t open as frequently these days, Murphy is still every bit the community staple. NewsWorks sat down with the longtime barber to discuss his time behind the chair and in the neighborhood.

5. Weavers Way Co-op has started offering a unique service: curbside compost collection. For a fee, employees will swing by your home, haul away your kitchen waste, compost it, and return the finished product. Check back next week to learn more about the new initiative.

6. Since its inception, G-town Radio has been a web-based operation. Recently, however, a few more slots have been added to the city’s crowded FM dial and Gtown’s founders are considering applying for a change in format. Check back next week for more details.

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