Penmanship school, V-J Day and fish packers
Aug. 17, 1855
"We are requested to give notice that the Methodist Camp-Meeting will be held upon the beautiful grounds of the society in Northport, commencing Monday evening, the 27th instant."
"Mr. John Perley, so well known as a professor of penmanship, will open a school at the Unitarian Vestry on Friday evening. Mr. Perley is the originator of a system of penmanship which we think is peculiarly practical and capable of being imparted to his pupils. We recommend him to the patronage of our citizens."
Aug. 11, 1910
"Don't forget that the Waldo County Agricultural Society fair, cattle show and races, will take place in this city next week. Tuesday, August 16th is the opening day and there will be something doing every day. The Belfast Band will furnish music for the three days. Wednesday will be Governor's Day, when Gov. Fernald and staff will be present. Among the attractions will be the prize pony, W. G. Hill of Portland, an expert rifle shooter, the baby show, fine exhibits in all departments, and good races every day."
Aug. 16, 1945
Belfast celebrates victory
“The ending of the war with Japan announced from a Washington newsroom at 7 o'clock Tuesday evening broke the long suspense which has gripped the nation ever since last Friday morning when Domei broadcast the report that Japan was willing to accept the Potsdam Declaration if only she might retain her emperor. In Belfast, a crowd was listening to the amplified broadcasts from the Journal Publishing Company Building when the flash came over the air that an important announcement would be made shortly. More and more citizens swarmed up from every direction to listen and in a few moments the growing crowd heard the announcement that Japan had finally agreed to accept the surrender terms laid down at Potsdam. Then came the President's brief confirmatory speech and the speedily multiplying gathering in the City's main streets went wild with rejoicing as more and more who had got the news over their home radios dashed downtown to join in the impromptu celebration.”
Aug. 15, 1991
Wanted: Fish Packers
"Since June, business has been booming at Stinson's Seafood in Belfast. The company has hired 70 new employees and added a second shift from 4 p.m. to 1 a.m. According to Manager Roger Webber, the plant is having trouble finding piece workers to fill an additional 30 positions. He said a tremendously increased domestic and foreign market share has necessitated the hirings."
Playing at the Colonial Twin Cinema and Video Shop: Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss in "What About Bob" and "Naked Gun 2 1/2"