Top 7 stories to look for in Northwest Philly

 Northern Children's Services hosted an Open House for community members this weekend. (Brad Larrison/for NewsWorks)

Northern Children's Services hosted an Open House for community members this weekend. (Brad Larrison/for NewsWorks)

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

1. The Philadelphia City Planning Commission hosted the third final Lower Northwest District Plan public meeting on Thursday. The meeting, held in Manayunk, was part of a Philadelphia2035 initiative that aims to “create a blueprint for growth and development in [Manayunk, Roxoborugh and East Falls] over the next 10 to 15 years.” Coverage of two previous meetings can be found here and here.

2. The MLK Cougars (1-2) and Roxborough Indians (2-1) faced off in a cross-Northwest football showdown at the Germantown Supersite on Friday night. The former was coming off its first win of the season; the latter, its first loss. NewsWorks was on hand for the game that saw MLK debut its new home uniforms, courtesy of its relationship with Dick’s Sporting Goods through the ‘We Could Be King‘ documentary.

3. Northern Children’s Services, the Manayunk “safe haven” for young mothers and their children which celebrated the grand opening of a renovated Merrick Hall this summer, hosted an Open House for community members this weekend. Next week, our story will enable you to see what attendees saw along Ridge Avenue.

4. A Dinner Under The Stars fundraiser for the “Kelly Green Project,” which aims to create green playspace at Germantown’s John B. Kelly School was scheduled to happen at Happy Hollow Recreation Center. NewsWorks was on hand to find out the latest in the ongoing effort to bolster offering at the Pulaski Avenue school.

5. Meet Chestnut Hill’s new retail recruiter, Kathie Meadows. With more than 20 years of experience in retail and sales, Meadow says she believes Chestnut Hill is undergoing a “renaissance” and is looking forward to playing a part in it. 

6. 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, 

7. Shortly after Manayunk’s Venice Island officially opens to the public on Oct. 7, the first-ever Philly Mart will be premiering in the space. Check back for more information on the “carefully curated” artisan and vintage market that will be debuting on Oct. 18. 

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