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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- June 2, 2006

Endless rain for fifteen days spelled major problems for the city's aging drainage system, causing evacuation of at least 700 homes and apartments, major flooding of many neighborhoods in the valley, and an assemblage of help and teamwork that has probably not been seen since World War II. The good news: The new middle school project was above it all.


Publisher for this issue is Ella Letterie

"Another fine mess"

How to conduct yourself on the podium
by John Averell
... my experience leading a band

A pig story
by Jerry Norton
... oink!

Touring Ireland, part two
by Jim Tierney
... a close-up look at Dublin, Kilkenny and Cork

Margery reviews the Crawford line
by Margery Crawford Carter
... What's all this about Coney Island?!

Montanus honors Mozart in Melrose
by Jackie Wattenberg
... musically speaking, Melrose is in fine fettle.

I was attacked by a computer
by Russ Priestley
... and how to avoid being a victim

Canine capers by Casa - June, 2006
by Casa
... new to the neighborhood

Vestido de jean
by Kimberly L. Parker
... Virginia "senior" supplies our first article in Spanish

My friends in Scouting
by Eleanor Jenkins
... make new friends but keep the old

A glorious transition to Spring
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... an annual lift to our spirits

MSO and soprano soloist charm Pops audience
by Jackie Wattenberg
... another full house, of course

On the road to Montana
by Shirley Rabb
... and having fun

Coming events for June in Melrose
By Jim Driscoll
... Just another reminder

"Project Safe" coming, previewing "Parkview"
by Jack Beckley, executive director, Council on Aging
... Looking Ahead for June, 2006



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