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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- April 5, 2002

"Queen Bee" is her name and "gonging" is her game. Amy Spollett, Volunteer of the Year, gives just the right tone to the new Trivia Bee competition as she lets the entire assembly know when contestants give the wrong answers. Get the full story below on how the Spelling Bee became the Trivia Bee and continued a successful fundraiser for the Bridge:/School/Community Program for Melrose. (Photos by Karen Smolens)


Notice to our readers: In last month's Mirror edition, we were delighted and honored to announce that SilverStringer Bill Jodrey had published his first book entitled "Diary of a Hobo". In response to requests for the information, the book can be ordered from the publisher XLibris, a division of Random House, by:

* Phone: 1-888-795-4274 Ext. 276
* Fax: 1-215-923-4685
* E-mail: orders@xlibris.com
* Web: www.xlibris.com/bookstore
The book is also available through Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com


From Spelling Bee to Trivia Bee
by Irving Smolens
 ... it was bound to "bee" a winner

Bill Jodrey interviewed on TV
by Natalie Thomson
 ... Channel 5 stardom

Good newspapers DO make a difference
by Irving Smolens
 ... A look back at the Boston Globe management

Polymnia exalts Bach and Mozart
by Jackie Wattenberg
 ... A fond farewell to music director

Opening Day at Fenway Park
by Elsie Hamilton
 ... recalling a tradition with fondness

Tax-time tussle
by Russ Priestley
... follow simple directions

Melrose Annual Reading Day
by Jim Driscoll
 ... A proud day for volunteers - and Emily

Success -- the Cerretani family effort
by John Cerretani
 ... remembering family roots and Richardson's Market

Hector reflects
by Hector French
... on an earlier life

Trip to the Museum of Science
by Ashley Letterie
 ... fun and educational

Atlantic to Pacific, a 10-month sojourn, part 3
by Don Norris
 ... the Badlands, Black Hills, and Rapid City, where the West begins

Looking Ahead -- April, 2002
by Jack Beckley, executive director, Melrose COA



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