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Walter Bender, director of MIT's Media Lab for the past five years, has been named president of the non-profit organization "One Laptop Per Child" and is the subject of a special report in this issue of the Mirror. Walter was the moving force behind the formation of the SilverStringers ten years ago; his new position will be held during a two-year sabbatical, after which he will return to teaching.

The Melrose Arts and Cultural Association announces the revival of its Annual Arts Festival on Friday, April 7 with a kick-off Gala, 7:30 - 10:30 at City Hall, hosted by Mayor Robert Dolan and the MACA Committee. This is a Fundraiser/Silent Auction with catered food and cash bar, plus jazz band music. Tickets for Friday only are $15, available at Hourglass, Miter Biter and Cedar Perk. Saturday and Sunday, April 8,9 at Memorial Hall will be free and open to the public to view the work of 35 artists. For further information visit www.melrosearts.com


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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- March 3, 2006

It was 1939 when girls invaded the men's world of hockey in Melrose. Click on this 67-year old photo to get the rest of the story.

Publisher for this issue is Don Norris

Stringer Bill Jodrey, 92, left us on February 26, passing at the home of his daughter Elaine in Ocala, Florida. In the words of Stringer/Advisor Jack Driscoll, "Bill used to say that an angel rode on his shoulder, but I think it was we who were touched by a very special, gentle, congenial, talented and caring angel."

Girls' hockey team
by Russ Priestley
... it ain't new

"One Laptop per Child" is happening
from Don Norris
... how can we help but succeed?

Diamond in the gruff
from Eleanor Jenkins
... sizing up the SilverStringers ...

Revere Beach revisited
by Jerry Norton
... another story

Why am I getting so much mail?
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... suddenly the volume of my incoming mail has doubled

Photo essay, one pix and that's all
from the SilverStringers
... Short and quick, five shooters respond

The true life story of Waite - Part 2
by Russ Priestley
... it's all over Waite

Big feet
by Carol Nelson
... pssssst ... just ask Google!

'Why don't you believe me?'
by Russ Priestley
... some reasons why you should

Canine capers by Casa
by Casa
... come and meet my buddies

Lubbert Gysbertsen
by Len Dalton
... just a casual word on one line of my ancestry

New York, New York ...
by Jim Tierney
... start spreading the news

Red Hatters, child - like
by Shirley Rabb
... back to the era of dolls

Artist goes bonkers with digital tricks
by Don Norris
... it's all wizardry -- digital wizardry

Computer Tips, March 2006:
Backing up important files

From Bob Ross
... prevent headaches

St. Pat's fete and a visit from the Sierra Club
by Jack Beckley, director, Melrose Council on Aging
... Looking Ahead, March 2006: More on computer lessons, tax help


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