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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
Kay McCarte
...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 ...

Scooters
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.

Broken promises
by Bob Ross
... Promise them anything ... we can cancel later!

Westward ho!
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



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