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Northampton column

Thursday, August 7, 2014 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

Irish Festival to play Saturday

Irish Festival will perform 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, at Municipal Park as part of the borough's free summer concert series.

Those planning to attend are encouraged to bring lawn chairs.


Holy Trinity Lutheran Church will hold a flea market and bake sale 8 a.m.-1 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 9, at the church, 1235 Main St. Food will be available.

All proceeds benefit the church building fund.


The Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum will be open 1-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10 and 24. Located at 1401 Laubach Ave., the museum will remain open each second and fourth Sunday of the month through September.


Northampton AARP Chapter 3915 will meet Wednesday, Aug. 13, at the Northampton Memorial Community Center, 1601 Laubach Ave. Doors open at noon.

Refreshments will be served, and entertainment will be provided.

Those interested in bus trips should contact Sharon at 610-262-9182.


The borough pool will close for the season 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16.


The Siegfried Railroad Station, home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open to visitors on the third Sunday of each month through September and, possibly, October.

The station, located on West 21st Street, will be open 1-4 p.m. Aug. 17.

The station is a museum housing artifacts from the Northampton area. There are several permanent displays and some different displays each year. This year's main exhibit is the J.J. Kleppinger Meat Market.

There is no charge to visit the station, but donations are accepted for the continuing restoration of the station. A new floor was recently installed in the stationmaster's office. This was funded by a grant from the Northampton County Hotel Tax.

For more information, call 610-262-4748.


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