Meeting-house demolition, steam yacht and Weaver's Bakery

Jul 31, 2014

July 27, 1866

“We are glad to welcome the return of our fellow citizen, William Quimby, who has been absent for over a year in New Jersey. Mr. Quimby is one of our oldest inhabitants, but his memory and faculties have been so far preserved, that he would hardly be regarded as more than fifty years old. Among the aged men here who are still bright and active, we may mention John G. Brown, Benjamin Monroe, John Wales and William Salmond. Mr. John Haraden has exceeded the Scriptural limit of three score and ten.”

“We regret to record the demolition of the Universalist meeting-house at Sandy Point, in Stockton. For nearly twenty-five years its spire has been a prominent point of observation to persons visiting the Penobscot.”

July 31, 1902

“Miss Pettengill’s Recital – Memorial Hall was well filled last Thursday evening to listen to the fine music rendered by Miss Edith E. Pettengill of Boston, assisted by Emery F. White and other local talent. The stage was prettily decorated, and Miss Pettengill and Mr. White were very enthusiastically received and repeatedly encored.”

“The steam yacht Kanawha, on which Mark Twain and Thomas B. Reed cruised along the Maine coast last summer, arrived in Portland harbor yesterday afternoon. We have had visits at this port from several steam yachts on which Mark Twain and Thomas B. Reed did not cruise last summer; and others are expected.”

July 31, 1952

350 Attend Open House At Liberty Craft School

“The second annual Open House day at Haystack Mountain School of Crafts brought three hundred and fifty people to the location in Liberty on Sunday afternoon. Mrs. R. S. Bishop, sponsor of the school, and the teachers and staff members greeted the visitors from two o’clock until six. The shops at the school were open for inspection, and the visitors were given demonstrations of pottery, weaving and blockprinting.”

Playing at “The Coolest Spot in Town,” the Colonial Theatre: Loretta Young as “Paula,” and Judy Holliday in “The Marrying Kind.”

July 28, 1994

“Time has stood still at Weaver’s Bakery in Belfast where an electric clock on the outside of the building has read 5:03 for several years. But Mark Weaver, who has taken over the business from his father, Gene, and expanded the Main Street bakery to include tables for patrons to eat their meals on site, says he plans to set the clock ticking again as soon as he can run power up to the old timepiece. The clock stopped running several years ago, Weaver explains, when the electricity was turned off in the former real estate office upstairs. Mark Martelon who runs an architectural antique business in the former Journal building across the street has been trying to buy the clock which has ‘Belfast’ written on the face, but Weaver says he’s not selling. The clock originally hung on the side of Arnold Withee’s Hardware Store in the building now occupied by Threads and the Fertile Mind Book Shop.”

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