Soldiers and Sailors, dog painting and softball champions
Aug. 31, 1866
The Soldiers and Sailors Convention
“Everyone should read carefully the call, which we to-day publish, for a Convention of the Soldiers and Sailors of the late war, who favor the principles and action of the Philadelphia Convention. It is exceedingly well written, and discourses in language truly eloquent of the necessity of forgetting the past, and healing the wounds of the country. It is signed by the names of many gallant soldiers, whose deeds the country has by heart.”
”The branch telegraph line from this city to Searsport is being extended to Stockton, a large portion of the posts being already set.”
Aug. 31, 1899
”Seldom has anything attracted the attention of not only lovers of dogs of royal blood but lovers of art as well, as have the pictures which have been on exhibition in L. C. Williams & Co.'s store. They were oil paintings of 'Take,' a valuable old setter owned some time ago by Mrs. W. B. Briggs, and 'Nik,' her blooded little ruby spaniel. They were the work of Mr. Percy A. Sanborn of Belfast, Me. and were rare reproductions of animal life, [Brockton, Mass., Daily Enterprise, Aug. 21st.]”
"Kittredge has sold out his entire stock, consisting of Crockery, Glass, Tin Ware, Wooden Ware (He retiring from business at the age of 88 years, but still a smart, active man) to W. H. Richards of the Belfast Department Store, 48 & 50 Main Street, where the entire stock will be moved as fast as convenient, and put on sale at prices to sell."
Aug. 25, 1938
"Wednesday night of last week the skeet field was open for the second time this year. Many of the old timers were present, although they did not shoot. There was one ace shooter present, 'Jake' Holmes, known far and wide for his volleyball ability. Jake did not shoot, but all hope he will in the near future. High scores for the night were turned in by Dr. R. P. Jones and Bill Hall, Jr., both having 20's. The skeet field will be open every Wednesday night from 5:30 p.m. To 8:00 p.m. Anyone wishing to shoot is cordially invited to come and try their skill."
Aug. 25, 1983
”Swanville sports fans are proud of their women's softball team, who won the championship of the Waldo County Women's Softball League in a game at Ellis Field against the Pinecones last Monday. This is the third year they have been champions.”
Playing at the Belfast Drive-In: "The Twilight Zone The Movie" plus "The Road Warrior"
“Post-modern dancer Yoshiko Chumash and her School of Hard Knocks troupe will give a performance of a dance-in-progress, 'I Left Her Behind For You,' at the City Park Basketball court Saturday at 7 p.m. The dance will receive its premiere in New York City in December. The performance is free and sponsored by Artfellows Gallery.”