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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- November 1, 2002

Check out the new mini-park on the Jerry Jingle Parkway, next to Grimsby's--an MDC mini project. The SilverStringers' photo group has featured the park in this issue--Photo by Elizabeth Sunkees


Differing viewpoints over Swain's Pond
by Shirley Rabb and Don Norris
 ... two reporters go to the same place but see different things ...

Librarian donates bone marrow
by Natalie Thomson - Photo by Don Norris
 ... I am my brother's keeper

Cocoanut Grove -- Sixty years ago  
by Russ Priestley
 ... but some can't forget

New group looks toward peace, not war
by Jackie Wattenberg
 ... Vote Byrd as a protest, committee urges

The road to Saddam 
by Len Dalton
 ... values in the Hussein problem

Homestay, Japanese style, part 2
Bernadette Mahoney
 ... a two-person effort at cementing friendships

D-day veteran's observations of 9/11/01
by Irving Smolens
 ... Memories of lost comrades in battle remain

Incarnation Church, Stained Glass Windows
by Ella Letterie

The catalogs are coming
by Shirley Rabb
 ... They come by the dozens ...

Lights out in Scotland
by Jerry Norton, MHS Class of 1942
 ... learning my way the hard way

Speaking about  wrestling at Melrose High ...
from Marianna Cerretani
 ... local mom urges support, recognition

MDC steps up, builds nice park
from the Stringer photo group

Thanks ...
from Shirley Rabb

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



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