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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- March 2, 2007

Half of the Melrose Lady Raider basketball team will graduate this year, and were honored at a half-time ceremony at the final league win, over Wakefield. From the left are seniors Lynley DeAmato and her parents; Sheylani Peddy and her family; Sharon Porcaro and her folks; Krysta Limone and her mom and dad; Lauren Murray and her parents, and Taylor Pearson and her folks. The full story of the in-progress playoffs is listed below.

Photo by Don Norris


Publisher for this issue is John Averell

Lady Raiders top Middlesex League -- again.
from the MHS Boosters
... at 19 and 1 -- next, the division games, then the state playoffs

Way to go, Richard
by Roseanne Green
... A tribute to a friend

More rain on Melrose's plain ...
photos by Richard Legault
... in his 60s, he discovers photography

Have you been to a wine tasting lately?
from JimTierney
... cork or screw top?

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

Canine capers by Casa March 2007
by Casa
... the continuing journey

What we do for love
by John Averell
... a winter's tale

Anonymous
by Freeman Frank
... a profile in the courage of respectable small-towners

Two Great Ladies of Melrose - circa 1950
by Ann Robbins Talbot
Remembering after fifty years...

Living History Day
from Marie Merino Ryan
... Senior citizens, including SilverStringer Russ Priestley, go back to high school

Whoa is me!
by Russ Priestley

In Massachusetts, Senior Citizen Journalism Serves as Model
Knight Citizen News Network
... Mirror appraisal gets national scan

Kris Koch hits TV's big time again
from the Melrose Free Press
... scores with beer commercial in "SpotBowl"

Twenty years as a landlady
by Alice Graham
... multi-houses with lots -- of work

New camera? Take a walkabout
Photos from Rick Mockler
... Lesson 101: Shoot what you see

The world would be a better place
by Jackie Wattenberg

Twilight of a career
by Jerry Norton
... or what have you done for us lately?

Salt crystal rock lamp
by Ed Boyd
... a sad story that causes looking at myself

Emphasis turns to expanded minivan service
by Jack Beckley, executive director, Council on Aging
... "Looking Ahead" notes St. Pat's luncheon



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