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Demand for dried sounds of hake; vertical penmanship; deposition of roadside refuse

Oct 30, 2017

Oct. 26, 1871

Masters of coasting vessels should not anchor abreast the steamboat wharves, if possible to avoid it. The steamboat people will be obliged to call upon the harbor master, if the way is not kept clear.

We noticed at the store of Fernald & Co., in Camden, a quantity of the dried sounds of hake, for which we learn there is a large commercial demand. They are used in the manufacture of gelatin and confectionary, and the sound of no other fish answers the purpose.

Oct. 29, 1896

The Belfast teachers are holding regular meetings for study in relation to their work. The teachers of the city schools meet the Friday afternoon before the regular meeting of the School Committee Monday evening and the teachers of the suburban schools the Friday afternoon following. They discuss management, discipline, methods of instruction, etc. Special meetings of both classes are also held from time to time to study special work. A meeting was held Monday afternoon to consider vertical penmanship.

Oct. 29, 1903

Local smelts and flounders are now quite plentiful in the market, but lobsters are hard to get at any price. Lobsters sell for 23 to 25 cents per pound alive and 25 cents boiled.

Oct. 30, 1930

Playing at the Colonial Theatre: Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks in Taming of the Shrew, and Hoot Gibson in Trigger Tricks.

Public Bad Manners: Almost every first-time visitor compliments Belfast upon its well kept lawns and buildings. Unfortunately, in many cases, the praise can not be extended to include the sides of the streets. In the business portion of the city, the condition of the streets is admirable and will bear comparison with those anywhere. In the residential sections however, praise can not truthfully be bestowed. In altogether too many instances there is a disposition to use the roadside for the deposition of refuse and await the removal of such by the city authorities. This is not confined to householders alone, but pedestrians thoughtlessly throw anything they may want to discard into the gutter. To thus litter the streets with debris is a piece of bad manners.

Oct. 27, 1938

Nine fathers and mothers of University of Maine freshmen from Belfast and vicinity spent Oct. 15 with their sons and daughters in Orono on ‘Freshman Parents Day,’ visiting class buildings, interviewing faculty members, watching freshman and varsity football games and being welcomed by Dean A. L. Deering at a buffet supper in the Memorial Gym. They were: Mr. and Mrs. L. E. Thornton of Belfast; Dr. and Mrs. Leroy H. Smith and Mr. and Mrs. Carleton Young of Winterport; Mr. and Mrs. Earl Gill of Frankfort, and Mrs. Clarence G. Gould of Sandy Point.

Miss Brenda Kavanaugh gave a Hallowe’en party last Tuesday evening, assisted by Miss Frances Pushard and Miss Olga Murphy. Supper was served at 9 o’clock while the dining room was illuminated by jack o’lanterns. Games, dancing and bridge were enjoyed by all. Those present at the party were Miss Eleanor Bradford, Miss Esther Eckman, Miss Camilla Doak, Miss Alma Colby, Miss Laura Pitcher and Miss Corice Bryant.”

Oct. 27, 1977

A monument inscribed with the words, 'John and Mary Enk Memorial Boat Landing,' was just completed this week and represents the first in a series of planned improvements of the City Boat Landing. The Enks left money to the City of Belfast for the beautification of the harbor area, 'patterned after the one in Camden,' according to Frank Shaw, a member of the harbor committee. Plans were drawn up by Belfast architect Andy Kuby to include a flag pole and a pedestrian walk around the south and east perimeters of the municipal landing.

Islesboro's last ice house won't be standing much longer. Located at the southern end of the island, it was once the site of a thriving ice business run by the late Pyam E. Hatch. He supplied the town with ice for many years, until electric refrigeration took over.


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