At a summer carnival or on a stop at the grocery store, I see an acquaintance across the lawn or down the aisle. I offer a warm smile and a "Hey, how are you?"
A friendly conversation ensues and all the while I am frantically trying to remember the person's name and sometimes even how I met her.
If I am lucky, she will steer the conversation in the direction of recalling a shared event or a mutual friend, helping me to recall where we met, but still, the name is often mystifyingly gone. It comes back to me on the drive home.
resident awarded bachelor degree
Maritza Antonetty of Northampton recently received a bachelor of business administration in general business through Berkeley College Online.
More than 1,700 students from Berkeley College locations in New Jersey and New York and Berkeley College Online received baccalaureate and associate degrees in 2012. It was the largest graduating class in the history of the college.
Ressler earns dean's list status
The Northampton Exchange Club is pursuing a $10,000 grant from a local nonprofit marketing company.
If approved, the money will be used to provide image makeover services.
The grant would show local organizations that the Exchange Club is interested in continuing to reach out to the community, individuals and worthy causes.
In other business at a recent meeting, the club decided to form a new committee called the orientation committee.
Robert Correll and John Mckenzie co-chair the committee and look for additional club members willing to serve.
"Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stay these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds," according to the motto of the U.S. Postal Service.
Retirement, however, can point the couriers in new directions.
Such is the case for Cherryville Postmaster Jane Fried, who retired July 31 after more than 26 years with the post office.
As postmaster, she ran the office and worked with customers.
The Borough of Northampton and its police officers have reached an agreement concerning a new contract covering wages and benefits for its 10-member uniformed police force.
Borough Manager Gene Zarayko made the announcement at a recent borough council meeting.
The police officers have been working without a contract since Jan. 1, the day after the former three-year contract expired. Police are not permitted by state law to strike.