Oct. 27, 1830

The first Congregational Church in Belfast, hereby tender their greateful acknowledgements to the Rev. Mr. Frothingham’s Society, for the use of their Meeting-House this day, for the accommodation of the numerous assembly convened to witness the solemnities of the Ordination of the Rev. Mr. Fitch.

The Committee of arrangements, for the ordination of Mr. Fitch, in behalf of the Society with which they are connected, tender their sincere thanks to the ladies and gentlemen of the “Belfast Musical Library Society” who generously furnished their able and very acceptable assistance in the musical performances of that occasion.

Nov. 1, 1850

According to the census just completed by the assistant marshal, Samuel Fletcher, Esq., there are in Belmont 1486 inhabitants, about 100 gain in ten years.

Oct. 27, 1870

The Teachers Institute held at Searsport last week, is said to have been a very interesting and profitable one. The teachers in attendance were largely males, and mostly those of experience. A very pleasant feature of the regular exercises, was a practical illustration of skillful school work in the recitation of a class in English grammar under the direction of Mr. Nichols of the High School, and one in arithmetic under that of Miss Gilmore of the intermediate. In the examination on Friday, forty-four teachers participated—a larger number in proportion to the whole attendance than has been examined in any other institute in the State.

Oct. 30, 1890

The ladies of “The Alliance” propose to establish in this city for the benefit of any girls of this city for the benefit of any girls of sixteen years old and upwards who feel interested in such a work. Sewing, fancy work, games, talks on cooking, etc., will be some of its features.

The people of Searsport are making an effort to change the running time of the stage between that town and Belfast. They want the stage to come to Belfast in the morning as at present, but return at about nine o’clock and remain until evening, and then connect with both our evening trains. An effort is also being made to have the Camden and Rockland stage arrive here one hour earlier.

Oct. 27, 1910

The teams from the City Bakery have entered upon their winter routes as follows: In the city Monday, Wednesday and Saturday; in Searsport and Stockton Springs Tuesday and Friday; in Brooks Thursday.

A Hallowe’en party will be given in the Baptist vestry October 31st under the auspices of the Y. P. S. C. E. All the old and new tricks will be tried. Welsh rarebit, cocoa, cake, etc., will be served. All over 14 years of age are cordially invited to attend.

Oct. 28, 1920

There will be a harvest supper in the Universalist vestry Saturday, October 30, at 6 o’clock with special Hallowe’en decorations and entertainment. The public is cordially invited.

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