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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- October 6, 2006

On hand to mark the 10th anniversary of the founding of the SilverStringers and the Melrose Mirror were three of the key people from our sponsoring organization, the Media Lab at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. At the center is the new director of the Media Lab, Frank Moss, replacing Walter Bender who served six years in that capacity; at the left is Stringer Advisor Jack Driscoll, a native of Melrose, editor-in-residence at the Lab; and at the right is the Lab's special magician, Henry Holtzman, who with his vast technical acumen keeps both the Media Lab and the Mirror moving on a straight, upward line. The T-shirts were designed for this special occasion.

Photos by Louise Fennell.

Publisher for this issue is Louise Fennell

Stringers wrap first ten years
from Don Norris and friends
... Media Lab experiment worked out just fine

Stringer mentors applaud first ten years
letters from Marko and Ingeborg
... "still inspired," Mirror is constant example in Europe

Tragedy In Melrose
by Steve Johnson
... a true story from my grandfather

Victorian Fair again a boomer
Photos, commentary by the SilverStringer Phototeam
... a sunny day, 220 booths, and the people came in droves

Melrose volleyball: reloading, not rebuilding
from the MHS Boosters' website
... Lady Raiders living up, playing hard

Several generations learn harmonica basics
by Dorothy O’Connor
... youngster blows out all with "Oh, Susannah"

On the road - chapter #1
by Shirley Rabb
... continuing story of our trip from Melrose to Montana and back to Melrose

On the road chapter #2
by Shirley Rabb
... from Melrose to Montana and back to Melrose

Drawing as the path to writing
by Ed Boyd
... following the path from drawing will lead to writing

Problems of a phobic person
by Russ Priestley
... nothing wrong with me, with me

On seeing red
by Freeman Frank
... the other kind of learning

A turn of events
by Joe Sullivan
... a sad interlude during a very happy journey

Canine capers by Casa - Oct2006
by Casa
... the continuing trip

The "Greatest Generation" debate
by Irving Smolens
... a vote for our founding fathers' era

Comes the dawn
by Russ Priestley
... early but somewhat belatedly

A walk in the woods at Breakheart
by Stringer Don Norris
... a Russian on schools, mushrooms and some history

October's Photos of the Month
from Mirror readers
... two Melrosians draw from travel collections

Computer lessons at Milano Center
by Jack Beckley, director, Melrose Council on Aging
... Looking Ahead, October 2006: Fall season activities


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