Here are the stories you may have missed in Northwest Philadelphia this week …
A memorial to those killed by guns in Philadelphia in 2013, set up by faith-based movement Heeding God’s Call, occupied the front lawn of St. Michael’s Lutheran Church in Mt. Airy until Friday.
Valued between $900 and $1,000, a goal belonging to Soccer Sisters United was stolen from Vernon Park last week. That loss has been a huge hit to the team which isn’t exactly flush with cash.
On Saturday evening, for the first time in several years, the Hohenadel Mansion lit up once again. New owners Felicite Moorman and Sean Hawley, who are embarking on a $500,000-plus historic restoration of the property threw a neighborhood-wide celebration in collaboration with the East Falls Historical Society to commemorate the past and look towards the future.
Chestnut Hill was enchantingly turned into a wizarding world at the 2nd Annual Harry Potter Festival last weekend. Filled with butterbeer, wand-waving and Harry Potter-themed fun, more than 10,000 people came out to Germantown Avenue for the festivities, many dressed in robes or witches hats.
Two weeks after a vast crew of volunteers helped build a new playground at its Green Lane home, North Light Community Center formally dedicated The Robert J. and Patricia Coleman Playground, where “imagination can change the world.”
Residents and officials alike gathered to mark the opening of a $3 million recreation facility at East Mt. Airy’s Pleasant Playground. The long-awaited opening marks the end of a project 10 years in the making at Chew Avenue and Slocum Street.
About 25 people gathered at East Germantown’s Lonnie Young Recreation Center for the second annual expungement clinic sponsored by Eighth District City Councilwoman Cindy Bass and Community Legal Services.
So Crepe, a savory and sweet authentic French creperie, is coming to the now-vacant space at 4357 Main St. The creperie will be the only one in Manayunk after Cavo Creperie closed in 2009.
Cornelius Crawford, 24, faced a preliminary hearing Tuesday in connection with the July 25 carjacking/hit-and-run that left four people dead and two other women hospitalized, one after being struck by, and another after being sexually assaulted inside, the stolen car. The crash occurred at Germantown and Allegheny aves. in North Philly.