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NCC sets date for 50th anniversary party in 2015

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The date has been set to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Northland Community Council.

Current President Emmanuel V. Remy made the announcement last week that the birthday would be formally observed May 7, 2015.

The celebration will be incorporated into the annual Volunteer Awards Banquet, which honors residents for their service, and also recognizes a police officer, firefighter and, for the second year, an educator of the year.

Remy said he would soon send out a letter to as many past NCC presidents as he can find addresses for, inviting them back for the anniversary. Until Dave Paul held the office for six terms and he was elected to a third one, Remy said most presidents only served for a single year or perhaps two.

That means, according to Remy's calculations, there are potentially 35 or so past presidents, although he's not certain how many are still alive and how many can be located.

Also during his monthly president's report at the July 1 meeting, Remy said he is continuing to lobby Columbus City Schools officials to ensure Brookhaven High School does not sit vacant for an extended period.

District officials closed the building on Karl Road at the end of this past school year, citing dwindling enrollment.

Remy said he received assurances from Carole J. Olshavsky, just prior to her formal retirement as senior executive for capital improvements, that Brookhaven would become a citywide school by 2015.

Another vacant district building on Karl Road, the former Clinton Middle School, will be torn down and replaced by a school housing the Spanish-immersion program by 2016, Remy said.

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