Published the First Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, MA -- November 3, 2000
WHAT'S HAPPENING TO
MELROSE! When one considers the relatively
recent arrivals on the commercial scene
downtown, it becomes evident that the
old town is showing new life. New, smart
shops have moved in, places like Bread &
Bits of Ireland, Pauli's and Turner's
Restaurants -- and now the new/old
Bookmark-it, pleasantly jammed full of
shelves upon shelves of used books, and
a great collection of antiques and
funky stuff. Readers can click on the
picture above and be transported to a
neat story on the advent of the Bookmark-it.
It's a beautiful place, a one-of-a-kind
site that fits so well into its
century-old brick home on Main Street.
The Bookmark-It in Melrose: A place where book lovers meet
by Don Norris and Ella Letterie
... antiques, buttonjugs, German Bibles, a fascinating place!
Lost and found -- tempers, twenties, tens and fivers
by the SilverStringers
... Short clips, spice of life stories, from a community memory
Six Sisters send accolades
...Memories of St. Mary's Church and School
Stringers attend sponsors' meeting at MIT
by Virginia Hanley
... MediaLabEurope opens in Dublin
Ireland's visual feast and its taste of humor
by Jack Driscoll
... and a little toe-tapping music thrown in (Part Two)
Community networking -- senior style
by Roseanne Greene
... No place for hate ...
by Ella Letterie
... The latest fad of the young and old,
which was brought back from the past.
The story of "Amazing Grace"
by Melrosian John Divine
... the background of the most popular hymn ...
Medical miracles, rag dolls and supermen
by Don Norris
... Natalie says, "Do a first person piece -- You'll be a medical miracle!
Training on a destroyer in 1948
by Len Dalton
... Navy training for "newbies" in 1948.
by Bob Ross
... Promise them anything ...
we can cancel later!
by Bill Jodrey
... a hobo remembers a special dawn, in 1931.
Out of the past
by Marjorie Burgess
... a gentle form of insanity
Coming Attractions in Melrose in November
by Virginia Hanley