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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- June 6, 2003

Hundreds gathered on the 300th anniversary of "The House that Phineas Built",a community celebration of the Upham family and its homestead on Upham Street. The event began on Saturady June 21, with a large clambake in the yard of the 300 year old manse--open to both family members and all folks interested in the history of our city. In front, center, are Jim and Lisa Oosterman, friends of the camerman, no less than Jack Beckley, director of the local Council on aging. Activities continued that night at Memorial Hall, then back to the Upham House on Sunday.

Photo by Louise Fennell


Publisher for this issue is Louise Fennell

Jim Driscoll earns "Melrose Mirror" award
by Stringer Don Norris
 ... we roasted, toasted and fried up one of our own

Odes to Jim Driscoll
Silverstringers
 ... this is your life

Margery Crawford Carter memories
by Margery Crawford Carter 
 ... and the beat goes on

Chess for fun
by John Averell
 ... young people get lessons in chess and life in Everett.

Costa Rica, our tour continues
by Russ Priestley
 ... patron saint, topiary and Tilajari 

The ultimate comfort food -- ice cream
by Judith Clay
 ... I scream! You scream!

A slow walk through Pine Banks ...
The Stringer Photo Group
 ... a familiar place through the camera lens

A twenty minute walk
By Shirley Rabb
 ... Casa on the leash

Violinist conquers Melrose Symphony audience
Jackie Wattenberg
 ... Lucia Lin and Yoichi Udagawa provide a glorious evening of music

An endearing American sampler by Polymnia
by Jackie Wattenberg
 ... good music, well sung, with dear old, familiar songs

Lynnfield Senior Center
by Natalie Thomson
 ... a neighborly visit

The Iraq War - a personal perspective
by Irving Smolens
 ... where and when will the suffering end?

Y.M.C.A. robbed
by Natalie Thomson
 ... garden thief has good taste

Historical Society rediscovers local treasure
by Don Norris
 ... power of Spot Pond Brook leads to Haywardville ...

Looking Ahead -- June 2003
by Jack Beckley, executive director, Melrose COA



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