Aug. 19, 1880

Penny pieces are very scarce about town just at present. Merchants can hardly secure enough of them to make change.

The large number of people in town on Saturday made things lively. Shop keepers reported it one of the busiest days of the season.

The large bill board which was erected on the corner of Spring and High streets, has been, on complaint, removed to Bridge street, near Phoenix house.

Aug. 21, 1890

Prof. Whitten closed his afternoon dancing school at Odd Fellows Hall Wednesday afternoon, Aug. 13, with an exhibition ball. Fifty couples were present and the young misses were dressed mostly in white. There were about 300 spectators. The ball, like the school, was a very successful affair.

Aug. 23, 1900

A special train of three car-loads of excursionists came from Waterville yesterday forenoon, and a goodly number from Dover and Foxcraft came on the regular trains. The destination was Northport Campground, to which place the party went by steamer Castine. The special train left Belfast to return at 4.30 p. m.

Aug. 25, 1910

A “genuine old fashioned” corn roast was enjoyed on the Park shore last Monday evening by eleven J. Ks., and was a success from start to finish. A big bonfire contributed materially to the enjoyment of the evening, and the moonrise was especially beautiful. As several of the young ladies are leaving soon it was probably the last affair of the kind this season.

The collector at the port of Belfast has been advised of an appropriation to be used in enforcing in his district the navigation and steamboat laws and is authorized to hire a suitable motor boat and begin his inspection without necessary delay. Like instructions have been sent to all the collectors, and motor boat owners in particular should see to it at once that the requirements of the new law are complied with. It is proposed to enforce the law strictly, but the officers are instructed not to cause unnecessary annoyance to motor boat owners.

Aug. 19, 1920

The Book Caravan Coming. The Book Caravan, under the direction of the Women’s Educational and Industrial Union of Boston, is on a trip through Maine and will reach Belfast Friday. The car will be located on School House Common and is well worth a visit by all book lovers, young and old.

LOST. Dark Blue Sweater, between John street and school houses on common. Finder please bring to Journal office.

Compiled from archival holdings by Sharon Pietryka, reference & special collections librarian at the Belfast Free Library.

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