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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- August 3, 2007

A DIFFERENT VIEW: Well, it's done. The old 1933 high school, populated by most Melrose natives alive today, is gone. In it's place is the brand-spanking new Melrose Middle School, which is scheduled to open when local schools end summer vacation in early September. The city now has a campus system for grades seven through twelve, sharing such facilities as the huge new gymnasium, the state of the art auditorium, and adjacent athletic and parklands. The Mirror offers a last-minute photo essay to the new facility, below.

Photo by Don Norris

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Fluff? Smac? Marshmallows, made in Melrose?
from Brigid Alverson
... Historical Society gets lowdown on Crystal St. factory

Historical Society people, in color
from Don Norris
... the night Brigid Alverson spoke

Looking for a few good writers
by Ella Letterie
... with the "Melrose connection"

New Middle School -- a photo essay
from the SilverStringers
... with five weeks left to deadline, work progresses

Confessions of a guy about to turn 80.
by Ed Wright
... don't look back

The whales of July 12th
Words and photos by Ann Robbins Talbot
... where to take your summer guests

The Park Commission gamble that saved Mount Hood
by Joe Sullivan
... buried in debt, the commission takes a successful risk in 2002 with a long-term contract.

Good night Mrs. Calabash wherever you are
from Jim Tierney
... at Myrtle Beach, that's where

Forgot the new GPS, ended at the Flying Dragon
from Don and Lorry Norris
... lost on the moors, in Essex, Massachusetts

Political Quiz: What's Your Score?
by Jackie Wattenberg
... on pointing fingers in war and peace

Cherries anyone?
by Jerry Norton
... or a tasty drink?

What did you say?
by Eleanor Jenkins
... one may need to adjust to hearing again

The rediscovery of Truman Capote's lost novel
by Ed Boyd
... from trash to publication.

A change of life
by Russ Priestley
... and you did not think I was capable

My coyote friend
by Len Dalton
... my coyote friend had watched me for a long time

Looking Ahead: New discussion group
from Jack Beckley, director, Melrose Council on Aging
... Summer activities at the Milano Center


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