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Features 2000



MyTourinIceland,part2
BobRoss
...Plentyofthingstodoandsee,wedidtoo

MyTourinIceland,part1
BobRoss
...Daylight24hoursaday

AtomicBombTestandPaducahKY
BobRoss
...wedidn'tseeanything

BigSquirrelcaper,partII--theol'holeinthepumpkintrick
byDonNorris
...sequeltopartIwhereweareoverrunwithlusty,dustysquirrels...

Lostleavesleft
toMirrorreaders

byLorryandDonNorris

Notevenseniorshaveamonopolyonaging
byJackDriscoll
...Lifestyleandchangeindemographicsspurhighlevelofinterest

ChristmasesPast
byNatalieThomson
...I'mNOTdreaming

LovingMemoriesofLifeinMelrose
byHectorFrench
...addingupalifetimeofChristmases

Fast before the Feast
by Ella Letterie
... A very old tradition

Halloween-Isit
achangingscene?

byBobRoss

'Boomersswingtoballroomdancing
byJohnSumares
...rock'nrollersdiscover'dancingtogether',musicfromthepast

SixSisterssendaccolades
KayMcCarte
...MemoriesofSt.Mary'sChurchandSchool

Red,whiteumbrella
andmynewNikon

byEditorDonNorris

Stringersattendsponsors'meetingatMIT
byVirginiaHanley
...MediaLabEuropeopensinDublin

Communitynetworking--seniorstyle
byRoseanneGreene
...Noplaceforhate...

Lostandfound--tempers,twenties,tensandfivers
bytheSilverStringers
...Shortclips,spiceoflifestories,fromacommunitymemory

TheBookmark-ItinMelrose:Aplacewherebookloversmeet
byDonNorrisandEllaLetterie
...antiques,buttonjugs,GermanBibles,afascinatingplace!

Aneditordepicted
byRussPriestley
...McEnroe(theMelroseversion)vsCartoonistPriestley

Ahelpinghand
byDotBoyson
...forpeopleandflowers

ComingAttractionsinMelroseinNovember
byVirginiaHanley

ComingAttractionsinMelroseinOctober
byVirginiaHanley

Thestoryof"AmazingGrace"
byMelrosianJohnDivine
...thebackgroundofthemostpopularhymn...

Foliagepicturesorespionage?
byBernadetteMahoney
...memoriesofanunpleasantexperience...

Scooters
byEllaLetterie
...Thelatestfadoftheyoungandold, whichwasbroughtbackfromthepast.

Ooooww!Driver
failstoget
writtenestimate!

byDonNorris

ComingAttractionsinMelroseinSeptember
byVhanley

Wannagobirding?
byNatalieThomson
...Twodatessetforautumn

MyHoliday"hero"
byJimDriscoll
...Livingalie-andlovingit!

Odetoafatherat70yearsold
byJimDriscollChildren
...notmuchsparetimeforhouseholdprojects

Telephone
Adventuress

byNatalieThomson

Thisishowitall
started...our
Englishlanguage

byRussPriestley

Are"Allmencreatedequal"???
byEllaLetterie
Thephrasesoundswonderfulwhenwritten, butisitreallytrue,andisitputtopracticaluse?

Unforgettablepeople-acharacterfromKorea
byMelrosianBobWeinberg
...Thenhesaid,"I'mstillgoingoutforbeer."

Planned
obsolescence

RussPriestley

SilverStringerConceptGoesItalian--InaBigWay
bytheSilverStringers
...ambitiousplansforintroducingsoftwarethroughoutItaly

TheMelroseVictorianFair
BethMcNelis
...U.S.LibraryofCongressRecognition

ComingAttractionsinMelroseinSeptember
VirginiaHanley
...everythingfromakiddyparadetoaStateelection!

SchooldaysinScotland
byO'Callaghan
...thestentorianvoiceboomedout,"CharlesNolan,didyoudoyourhomework?"...

AnImmigrantFamilyComestoAmerica
O'Callaghan
..."Wherehaveyouseguysbeen",theofficialsaid.

Practicemakesperfect-theysay
byBobDriscoll
...HowDavid(#10)waspushedintotheworld

MeetRayJazzSmith-RadioPersonality
RussPriestley
...Jazzishismiddlename.

Trainingonadestroyerin1948
byLenDalton
...Navytrainingfor"newbies"in1948.

BirdingAtEllPond
NatalieThomson
...finefeatheredfriendsvisitduringfairandfoulweather

FameandMisfortune
RussPriestley
...intoeachlifesomerainmustfall.

EasyReadin'
forGoodEatin'

byDonNorris

Medicalmiracles,ragdollsandsupermen
byDonNorris
...Nataliesays,"Doafirstpersonpiece--You'llbeamedicalmiracle!

ChanceMeeting
InspiresChange
forHandicapped

AnneMacGillivary

CrashingMotorcyclesandtheFlightOverOctoberMountain
byDonNorris
...Stringer/writer/editorgoesonglory-daysegotrip...

MelroseHighSchoolBeautificationCampaign
byJimDriscoll
...Volunteers,Donors,Teachers,Students,Administrators-OneTeam

ComingAttractionsinMelroseinJuly
TheEditors

TheMelroseFenceViewer
LenDalton
OldestofficeinNewEnglandtoprotectfarmbordersandlots.

PoetryAt4000Feet
LenDalton
...TheAtmosphereWasGreat-NotTheResults

ASenseofConnectednessEvolvesonAIDSBikeRide
JenniferDriscoll
Achingmusclesgivewaytoaspiritofsharingamongridersandnon-riders

PastelistBillMcEnroe
RussPriestley
LuminousAbstracts

TrashandtreasuresatChannel2'santiqueappraisal
byNatalieThomson
...OLD?$OLD!Here'showitworks...

EnteringCyberspace--SeniorCitizensGoOnline
byElizabethKaragianis
...MITpublication"Spectrum"discoverssilverinMelrose

JoyandLaughterasweCelebrateOur4thAnniversary
NatalieThomson
...SilverStringerscompletefouryearsofpublishingtheMelroseMirror...

RooseveltElementarySchool
NatalieThomson
...T.E.A.M.(Cooperativeactivityinworkandplay)

MelroseBeforethePilgrims:PartI
byLeonardDalton
...howtitletoMelroselandswasacquired...

FloorPolishers
don'tsell
atYardSales

byDonNorris
...Melrosecouple'sfirsteffortinthisdown-to-earthmarketplace.

ComingAttractionsinMelroseinJune
TheEditors

TheRededicationofSt.Mary'sChurch,Melrose
VirginiaHanley
...Physicalrenewalofchurchleadsparishionersintomillennium

Thestraightstory--anewmemberisaccepted
byLenDalton
...Begreedy!ExaminetheMass...

RipleySchoolTesting
NatalieThomson
...M.C.A.S.preparationunderwayatthreeschools

Communicationsviamusic
byLenDalton
...adiscussionofcomposersandtheirmusicthroughtheages

OnGenealogy,KeystoOvercomingWriter'sBlock
byDorothyO'Connor
...despondent,awriterfindshelpfromaclosefriend.

AddictedtoComputers
BobRoss
...PC'sarereallyachallengeandcanchangeyourlife

ANewLife-SizedSculptureAtOurLibrary
EllaLetterie
...AlittlesomethingtoincreasethebeautyofMelrose,andpromotetheloveofreading.

ComingAttractionsinMelroseinMay
...TheEditors

Amusing,NotExactlyScientific,ViewsofEllPond.
CompiledbyDonNorris
...PurloinedcollectionofemailfromMelroseHigh's'49ers,summer'99:

ANewYear'sBreakfastinScotland
O'Callaghan
...alongagobreakfaststillwarmsthememory

ComingAttractionsinMelroseinDecember
byVirginiaHanley

MybestChristmas
BernadetteMahoney
...mymosttreasuredChristmasgift.

HolidayMagicShow
byRussPriestley
...analternativetoGameboy

ChristmaswiththeAstors
byKayMcCarte
...theyearis1891

TaxReliefforSeniorCitizens
RepMichaelFesta
...CircuitBreakergivesTaxrelieftoSeniors.

AChanukahMemory
byHedyKodish
...briefthoughtsofaGermanyfrom75yearsago.

SeniorPromsofYesteryear
ByfourofourSilverStringers
...variousmemoriesofpromtime

AMelroseSeniorjoinsthePeaceCorps
NancyJ.Brissette
...AtAge64Ifinallyrealizedadream.

Thethree-hourtraintoNewYork
byJimMilano
...Ittooklongerthanthreehours

IfIEVERgetmyhands
ontheguywhoinvented
DaylightSavingsTime....

byIsaacStrickland
...count'em,folks,eighteentimepieces,twiceayear.

ATributeToALegend
RussPriestley
...losingalocalhero.

Curses-FoiledAgain!
byVirginiaHanley
...SixthAnnualSpellingBeeendsunsuccessfullyforus

WalkingVerticallyIntheFellsReservation
byDonNorris
...sheddingpoundsatonemileperhour...

SpeakerDescribesBleakIraqiConditions
JackieWattenberg
...Lifeisdesperate,with60percentunemployment,andfoodrationed.

TheTaleofBeautyandtheBeast
NatalieThomson
FourStars!TalentedGradeSchoolstudents withtalentedparentspresentannualoperetta.

BigAnnualArtShowDrawsThemintoMemorialHall
JackieWattenberg
...Avarietyofartformspleasethrongsofartlovers

ALaborOfLoveInTheDominicanRepublic
Marilyn(Bruce)TrueHill
...ReportFromAFormerResident,MelroseHighSchoolClassof1942

CaningandWickeringforAll
EllaLetterie
...ANewHobby

AGreatIdeaForAnySchool
RussPriestley
...thoughtsofcareersturntohobbies.

McGivneyGoesSwimming
LenDalton
...Shenanigansaboardship.

BobRoss-USSHudsonWebSite
BobRoss
...Havingfunandprovidingaservice

BitsandBagatelles
byJackieWattenberg
...I'manelectionjunkie.

TheFirst(?)Snowfall-
2000A.D.

NatalieThomson
...Oxymoron:Alwayschanges

MarjorieBurgess
NatalieThomson
...SilverStringerreceivesMelroseCentennialrecognition

AMostRewardingVehicleforGrowth--Music!
MarjorieBurgess
...ateacherhelpsstudentsdevelopaloveaffairwithmusic

AStringerandHerNews
byDonNorris

TallTalesonEllPondandtheRecentIceAge
byDonNorris
...writergetstoplaygeologist,findswaternottoodeep.

InsideStory-NewYear'sPhoto
RussPriestley
ASurpriseonNewYear'sMorn

ParquetFloor,BostonGarden
EllaLetterie
...Anewmilleniumandanewfloor

TheInsideStory
RussPriestley

It'sChristmas!
byRussPriestley
...startingearlyatitsworst...

VisibilityFromDifferentPlanes.
RussPriestley
...asseenbyacommonautomobiledriver.

Whymusic?
LenDalton
...Whymusic?Foryourspiritualbank account!

MelrosePatrolmanSpeedstoCrime-onaBicycle!
EllaLetterie
...LennieFordcoversthecityontwowheels


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