Top 7 stories to look for in Northwest Philly

 The Imhotep Panthers played for their third Public League football title this weekend. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

The Imhotep Panthers played for their third Public League football title this weekend. (Bas Slabbers/for NewsWorks)

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

1. An upcoming documentary aims to humanize mental illness through the lens of the Hollywood Beauty Salon, which is situated within the NHS Human Services’ Germantown recovery community. The film, titled “The Hollywood Beauty Salon,” follows the lives of recovery guide Rachel “Hollywood” Carr and the salon’s members. We’ll tell you all about it this upcoming week.

2. On Saturday, the Imhotep Institute Charter High Panthers football team faced off against West Philadephia High Speedboys for its third Public League title. During its 9-1 season, the Panthers have outscored their opposition 541-89. When the teams played one another on Oct. 25, Imhotep won 66-6.

3. East Falls resident George Matysik recently announced that he’d be running for a Philadelphia City Council at-large seat in next year’s elections. We sat down with Matysik to discuss why he’s running and his platform that focuses on “education, economic development, crime and poverty.”

4. It was Pennsylvania Ballet Day in Chestnut Hill this weekend. The event featured autograph-signing ballet dancers and a children’s scavenger hunt for tickets to “The Nutcracker” and “a variety of goodies from Chestnut Hill neighborhood shops.” Check back for coverage of the Saturday gathering along Germantown Avenue between Hartwell Lane and W. Chestnut Hill Ave.

5. Mt. Airy USA was recently awarded a $1.1 million grant to help them plan for the implementation of a much-needed regional wayfinding system of signs, as well as the installation of ten shelters along some of the area’s busiest bus routes. Check back to learn more. 

6. What’s your take on child policies at restaurants? We’ll have parenting blogger Dena Driscoll weigh in on popular Mt. Airy family restaurant Earth, Bread + Brewery’s new policy. 

7. Looking for a fun adventure through the Wissahickon? Stay tuned for Jen Bradley’s family “seek-and-find” through the park. 

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