Public drunkenness, the travelers club and Junior Olympic Title

Aug 07, 2014

Aug. 3, 1876

“The Kindergarten school was instituted on Tuesday afternoon at the Grammar school house, for instruction of teachers and mothers. A class for children will soon be organized.”

“A large amount of drunkenness has been observed about the streets lately. It will be necessary for the reformers to give the temperance screw another turn.”

“Every cottage with the exception of two, are now occupied at the Camp Ground, and it presents a home-like appearance. Services are held every Sunday, and excursions from the city augment the attendance.”

Aug. 7, 1913

“Mr. and Mrs. Elbridge S. Pitcher entertained the members of the Travelers club and their gentlemen escorts at their cottage at the battery last Thursday evening, where a picnic supper was served and a very pleasant evening spent.”

“Herbert W. Healey made a trip to Dover in his Metz car to attend the ball game last Saturday afternoon, leaving Belfast after the morning mail was sorted and his substitute started. He arrived in Dover very shortly after the game was called. Mr. Healey and party recently made the trip to Old Orchard and return in one day.”

Aug. 3, 1961

At the Colonial Theatre: “It’s romance on the beach at Fort Lauderdale, Florida, for Dolores Hart and George Hamilton in MGM’s love-and-laugh-filled comedy, ‘Where the Boys Are.’ Also starring in the CinemaScope and color attraction are Yvette Mimieux, Jim Hutton, Barbara Nichols, Paula Prentiss, Chill Wills and famed songstress Connie Francis, in her movie debut.”

“The Duncan House, latest acquisition of the Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, will be opened Friday by Gov. John H. Reed as part of the museum’s 25th Anniversary celebration.”

Aug. 3, 2000

Curtis defends Junior Olympic title

By Beth Staples

“Audra Curtis walks alone. Or, so it must have seemed at last week’s 34th annual USA Track and Field Junior Olympic Championships. The 12-year-old girl from Belfast bested her closest competitor by 20 seconds while winning the 1,500-meter race walk in 7:22.58.”

“The word on the street in Ward 2 is that Charlotte Peters will be tossing her hat into the proverbial ring, seeking election to the City Council. Incumbent Kip Brundage has formally resigned his council seat. Peters may be just the first contender for the opening, which will be determined by a special election.”

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