Top 7 stories to look for in Northwest Philly

 Production Manager Rachel Sooy gets to work at Karen Singer Tileworks, Inc. in Germantown. The group is up for consideration in the

Production Manager Rachel Sooy gets to work at Karen Singer Tileworks, Inc. in Germantown. The group is up for consideration in the "Martha Stewart American Made" awards competition. (Lauren Gruber/for NewsWorks)

Here’s a look at stories NewsWorks will cover this upcoming week in Northwest Philadelphia.

 

1. The Center for Returning Citizens hosted a BLOC party (Build, Lobby, Organize, Campaign) and rally at Vernon Park in Germantown on Saturday. The rally was billed as a chance for those who’ve been incarcerated to “get registered to vote, get informed [and] get unified.”

2. The First Presbyterian Church in Germantown (35 W. Chelten Ave.) will host a community meeting from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday. “The State of Germantown” event is being hosted by state Rep. Stephen Kinsey along City Councilwoman Cindy Bass and state Rep. Rosita Youngblood.

3. In July, North Light Community Center announced it had teamed up with a national non-profit dedicated to creating playspaces for children to design and construction of a new playground at the Manayunk facility. Next week, “Playground Build Day” will be here. And, NewsWorks will be there.

4. Cook-Wissahickon is implementing a sustainability plan. It includes reducing energy use, connecting neighborhood greenways, stormwater management, building an outdoor classroom and reducing lawn treatments and mowing. Check back for a the full story this week, 

5. Manayunk’s semi-annual StrEAT Festival is back this weekend featuring food trucks with special seasonal items, street vendors and live music. Check back for the full recap this week. 

6. Germantown-based tile-artist Karen Singer has been named a “wildcard finalist” in the “Martha Stewart American Made” awards competition. We’ll talk to Singer and let you know how you can cast a vote for Karen Singer Tileworks, Inc.

7. Last season, the Imhotep Panthers became the first-ever Philly public-school team to make the PIAA-title game. This season, the East Germantown squad is off to a 3-1 start (having traveled to face off against some notable opposition) and faced Mastery Charter North on Saturday night. We’ll have a photo gallery from the game.

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