Teacher wanted, 'The Best Man' at Colonial and liter control

From the files of The Republican Journal in the Belfast Free Library
Nov 15, 2012

Nov. 17, 1836

“The subscriber wishes to employ a person of competent qualifications to instruct a school in Freedom Village; There will probably be about 50 scholars. Applications must be made soon. Joseph Hockey.”

Nov. 17, 1904

“The October number of the Mercury, the Belfast High School magazine, was issued last week. The table of contents includes the following: Thanksgiving, by Myrtle Nash; The Colonial Meeting House, by Claire Vaughn, ’05; In Colonial Days, by G. Wilbur Lane, ’05; A Race for Life, by E. Thomas, ’06; Fun, by Murch, ’06.”

Nov. 13, 1913

“A ladies’ orchestra will furnish the music for the presentation of “The Best Man” at the Colonial Theater, Friday evening, November 28th. The orchestra will consist of three pieces; violin, Miss Hazel Doak; cello, Miss Gladys Pitcher and piano, Mrs. Leon Beckwith. This will be one of the many pleasing features of this entertainment.“

Nov. 16, 1933

The Friday 15-cent matinee movie at the Colonial Theater was ”Little Giant” featuring Edward G. Robinson and Mary Astor.

Nov. 18, 1971

“The Belfast Business Women’s Club held its monthly supper meeting at the Baptist Church vestry. Mrs. Samuel Bassett spoke on the subject of thankfulness, ‘Be thankful for the things we take for granted.’”

“In an effort to stem the rising tide of litter, the 105th Legislature has passed the ‘Maine Litter Control Act.’ The new law includes provisions which could make littering in Maine costly, inconvenient, and quite embarrassing for convicted violators.”

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