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NCC schedules its annual summer picnic

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The 2013 edition of National Night Out is scheduled Aug. 6.

That's the first Tuesday of the month, which coincides with the normal schedule for Northland Community Council sessions.

Because so many neighborhood civic associations that are members of the council have special activities planned for the anti-crime celebration, NCC President Emmanuel V. Remy said the recent tradition of pushing the monthly session back a week will continue.

The Aug. 13 gathering will be the NCC's annual picnic, which Remy emphasized is not just for representatives who come to the meetings but for their families, as well.

He added that it's his hope the event could one day grow into a large community celebration of summer.

For the second straight year, the NCC's annual picnic will be at the Northland Swim Club, starting at 6 p.m.

The new venue was adopted last year as a means of supporting a community organization after several years of holding the potluck gathering at Blendon Woods Metro Park.

Also at the NCC's July session, Secretary Brandon L. Boos once again asked member organizations to contribute a description and possibly a history of their neighborhoods to the relatively new website for the organization.

Only about half of member groups have submitted these brief profiles for posting at http://columbusncc.org/, Boos said.

The website, which replaced one that had long gone dormant, is picking up some transactions, he added.

"More and more people are starting to use it," Boos said, adding that he's received inquiries courtesy of the site from firms interested in local development opportunities and from people looking into buying homes in the area.

"It's becoming a highly visible asset for this community and this council," Boos said.

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