Jan. 13, 1887

Mr. E. F. Hanson’s carriage repository at the corner of Washington and Bridge streets is so far completed that he has begun business there. The new building is 40 by 70 feet, 35 feet post on Washington street and 25 feet on Bridge street. With the basement there are four floors, and an elevator will run through the building. On the first floor will be kept carriages of the first grade, with the cheaper ones on the floor above. Temporary partitions now run through the lower floor, but in the spring these will be taken down and the rooms all thrown into one on each floor. Mr. Hanson now has a lot of carriages in to be painted during the winter. He will keep 130 carriages in stock. Monday Mr. H. received forty-four carriages from Cincinnati, thirty-five of which are top buggies. They were all packed in one car.

Jan. 11, 1923

Anyone having a bathrobe in good condition, which they would donate to a woman leaving for a sanitarium, are requested to please notify Mrs. Cecil Clay.

The Passagassawakeag Camp Fire Girls of the Baptist church, which consists of a group of 20 girls, will hold a council fire next Friday evening at the home of their guardian, Mrs. Fred Bailey. In the burning of the council fire many things symbolical of old habits and practices will be burned, and new ideals started with the lighting of candles to be placed on a Christmas tree. Many interesting plans are being made for the year’s work.

Jan. 10, 1935

The January meeting of the Stamp club will be held in the Public Library Wednesday evening, Jan. 16, at 7:30. The program will be “Questions.” Bring your questions about stamps and come prepared to answer questions.

The cooking school, which is sponsored by the Central Maine Power Company, and has been held in the Parish House of the First Church, but discontinued over the holidays, will begin again on Thursday, Jan. 10.

Jan. 12, 1950

Your Dimes Are Needed To Fight Dread Disease

March Of Dimes Goal Of $15,000 In County Needed For Local Cases

The Waldo County March of Dimes will get underway on January 16 with a goal of $15,000 to be raised within the county to carry on the continued fight against polio this coming year, and to care for patients already afflicted. All funds credited to the Waldo County Chapter of Infantile Paralysis have been exhausted to pay for the current polio care of patients, including money raised in the Emergency Polio Drive last fall. The county is now drawing on National funds says Dr. Arthur Jewell of Brooks who is president of the Waldo County Chapter of Infantile Paralysis.

Compiled from archival holdings by Sharon Pietryka, Reference & Special Collections Librarian at the Belfast Free Library.