Friday, May 15, 2015


The most important event this week is PRIMARY ELECTION DAY! Don't forget to vote. Come and choose the candidates who'll be on the ballot in the November election. Don't let your neighbors decide for you. Voting gives you the power to change things. If you vote at Eisenhower, I'll be clerking at the 3-3 table. Stop by and say hello.

Saturday is the Norristown Men of Excellence 2nd Annual Excellence Ball, 8 pm-midnight at Theatre Horizon (410 Dekalb). Tickets $50 per person, $90 per couple. All proceeds benefit the NMOE Scholarship Fund. Contact or call 484-601-2828. Info at

Sunday afternoon at Jus' Java (317 Swede), Acoustic Open Mic. For info call 610-277-5282. Or just drop by after noon to listen.

Tuesday is PRIMARY ELECTION DAY. Polls are open from 7 am to 8 pm. You can view a sample ballot at this link. I'll post more candidate info tomorrow and Monday, but help yourself by googling the candidates' names and reading their bios. It's easy.

Tuesday from 7-9 pm - A four-week workshop on Beginning Genealogy presented by Genealogist Rose Brown at the Historical Society of Montgomery County, 1654 Dekalb St. $15 non-members, $10 members. This workshop is set up for those wishing to learn the basic techniques of genealogy research. Continues May 26th, June 2nd and 9th. 610-272-0297,

Wednesday, at 6:30 pm, Council meeting (Wednesday due to the election on Tuesday). Municipal Hall. No agenda yet.

Wednesday, 8 pm at Jus' Java (317 Swede), Open Words. All artists welcome. $10 at door, $5 online at

Next Friday (May 22nd), kick off your Memorial Day Weekend at FOURTH FRIDAY Downtown. Come to the Public Square for lunch between noon and 2 pm (food trucks and vendors--Diva's Kitchen will be on hand), then come back after 5 pm to enjoy international cuisine and live music at your choice of FIVE venues, or Salsa Dancing on Cherry St. Free parking on the streets after 6 pm. Here's the FOURTH FRIDAY evening schedule so far:

5-7 pm – Sessano’s Café & Deli (500 Swede) – Award-winning Italian sandwiches and live music.
5-9 pm – Banh Mi Bar & Bistro (31 W. Main) – Vietnamese cuisine and live acoustic music.
7-9 pm – Salsa on Cherry Street (216 Cherry, 2nd floor)– Salsa lessons 7-8 pm ($7 per person) followed by free dancing.
8-10 pm – Las Palmas Del Sur (10 W. Main) - Mexican cuisine and live Mexican music.
8-10 pm – Jus’ Java (317 Swede) – Open Mic Night. Gourmet coffee, tea and café food.
10-midnight – Almaz Café (24 W Main) – Ethiopean/American cuisine and live music.

A heads up for May 30 -- Community paper shredding event at the office of Matt Bradford, Logan Square. More details next week but start gathering your old bank statements and tax papers to recycle.

CADCOM is currently soliciting vendors from both for-profit and nonprofit businesses and service providers for their June 27th Community Day at Oak Street Park (Oak and Arch Sts) from noon to 5 pm (rain date June 28). Vendors can set up tables to sell items and promote their organizations. For-profit vendor fee is $15 per space. CADCOM would also apreciate financial or in-kind donations and volunteers. Contact Heather Lewis, 610-277-6363 x166 for more info and a vendor form.

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