Portsmouth harbor at sunset
Speaking of Fall colors ....
The times are changing
The SilverStringers offer Happy Birthday wishes to former Mayor James E. Milano on his 97th birthday. Melrose's only 10-term mayor, Jim remains active in the City and still plays the organ at the 4:00 p.m. Mass at St. Mary's Church every Saturday.
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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- November 3, 2006
SilverStringer Natalie Thomson walked out the front door of her Cochrane House home in October to discover a dozen pieces of super-heavy equipment had moved in. Grove Street had become one pretty long, narrow trench -- a condition would stay that way until the city's drain system got fixed. According to City Hall, the two year project of replacing old pipes is going to cure a lot of ills -- such as flooding throughout the valley. In the meantime, there are a lot of detours and traffic is backing up.
Photo by Natalie Thomson.
Publisher for this issue is Ella Letterie
The SilverStringers lost two of their own in October with the passing of Marie Moreland and Margery Carter. Both had taken a major part in the development of the Mirror, providing stories that were laden with special insights to our way of life in Melrose. Significant were Marie's series on learning to fly at the age of 18 -- in 1939 -- and Margery's running commentary on life as it was in the '20s and '30s. We will sorely miss them. Readers have access to their stories by going to "Who We Are" at the top left, clicking on their pictures, then scanning the list of their linked articles.
Photos and story by Natalie Thomson
... patterns, color, muscle, machines
Prayer for the brave
The Dalton Genealogical Society
On the road
Canine capers by Casa-Nov. 2006
A blue bootie
English, as a second language
Traveling America from Boston to San Antonio
Adventures in Macy's spaces
History of Melrose's "Three Musketeers"
More insight on the sinking of the Indianapolis
Anne MacGillivray named to "Who's Who"
Thanksgiving dinner? -- take your choice
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Kangaroo Troop by Marjorie Burgess, the Melrose Mirror theme song.
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