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Thursday, September 18, 2014 by KELLY LUTTERSCHMIDT Special to The Press in Columns

AARP group to meet today

Northampton Chapter AARP 3915 will meet today, Sept. 18, at the Northampton Memorial Community Center, 1601 Laubach Ave.

Doors open at noon. Marvin Navarre will entertain. Refreshments will be provided.

Anyone interested in bus trips should call Sharon at 610-262-9182.


The Siegfried Railroad Station, home of the Northampton Area Historical Society, will be open to visitors on Sunday, Sept. 21, 1-4 p.m. The station is located on West 21st Street.

There are three special exhibits this year: a display of items from J.J. Kleppinger, a butcher in Northampton in the early 1900s; a World War I display; and a display of miscellaneous items donated to the society over the years and featuring World War II ration stamps.

There is no charge to view the exhibits, but donations for the continuing restoration of the station are accepted. New members are also welcome.

The society will have its fall meeting, featuring speaker Ed Pany, on Tuesday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m., at the Northampton Area Senior High School library, 1619 Laubach Ave. Pany, curator of the Atlas Cement Company Memorial Museum and a historian with an emphasis on the cement industry, will speak on "Cement History and Folklore."

For more information, call 610-262-4748.


The Northampton Area Food Bank is sponsoring a penny party Sunday, Sept. 28, at Hope Lutheran Church, Cherryville. Doors open at 1 p.m.

There will be refreshments, raffle and a bake sale.

For directions and information, call Barbara Budnik at 610-262-6156.


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