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Normandy Civic Association plans neighborhood reunion

Mem­bers of the Nor­mandy Civic As­so­ci­ation are firm­ing up plans for a May 2 neigh­bor­hood re­union at the FOP lodge on Car­oline Road.

Dur­ing the or­gan­iz­a­tion’s Oct. 9 meet­ing at the Nor­com Com­munity Cen­ter, John Wis­niewski, the civic’s pres­id­ent, said the get-to­geth­er will fea­ture a din­ner, bottled beer, bottled wine, a dee­jay, 50-50 raffle and a si­lent auc­tion. Tick­et prices are $40. The menu is still to be de­term­ined.

For tick­ets and in­form­a­tion, call Wis­niewski at 215-828-3678 or Theresa Olsen, the or­gan­iz­a­tion’s treas­urer, at 267-304-6912.

Olsen said she ex­pects the event will cost $4,000, and Wis­niewski said he hopes the tick­et price will cov­er those costs. Board mem­bers also said they are look­ing for vo­lun­teers to help out with the re­union and oth­er neigh­bor­hood pro­grams.

Wis­niewski en­cour­aged res­id­ents to come to their loc­al Po­lice Ser­vice Area meet­ings at the Nor­com Com­munity Cen­ter, 10980 Nor­com Road, at 7 p.m. on the fourth Tues­day of every month. PSA meet­ings give res­id­ents op­por­tun­it­ies to get up­dates on loc­al crimes and to give po­lice in­form­a­tion on prob­lems they’ve en­countered. He also asked mem­bers to call po­lice any­time they see crime oc­cur­ring and to keep call­ing.

“We have to call 911,” he said.

Po­lice de­tect­ives cur­rently are look­ing in­to a re­cent burg­lary on the 2800 block of Night­in­gale Road, Wis­niewski said. 

Vice Pres­id­ent Barry Rusch asked mem­bers to con­sider his pro­pos­al to put to­geth­er a guide to neigh­bor­hood pro­fes­sion­als, who could buy men­tions in the book for $25. Many mem­bers liked the idea, but no de­cision was made.

Sec­ret­ary Michele Bor­bidge sug­ges­ted rent­ing some equip­ment that would make auto­mat­ic calls to Nor­mandy res­id­ents to re­mind them of the civic’s monthly meet­ings. That would add to the civic’s monthly fli­ers that are dis­trib­uted door-to-door.

Danny Al­varez, the GOP can­did­ate for dis­trict at­tor­ney, briefly spoke and prom­ised to fight cor­rup­tion in city gov­ern­ment if elec­ted, even if that makes him un­pop­u­lar.

“I’m very com­fort­able with not hav­ing friends,” he said.

The civic as­so­ci­ation’s mem­bers will next meet at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 7, in the Nor­com Com­munity Cen­ter, 10980 Nor­com Road. There will be no Decem­ber ses­sion. ••

You can reach at jloftus@bsmphilly.com.

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