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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- July 3, 2008

Right in the heart of town, every summer, comes this farmers' market, designed to bolster several youth programs at the YMCA. The lady in charge of "Emma's Orchard" is Heather Robinson herself -- smiling for the camera while dishing out the veggies to a supportive community.

Photo by Shirley Rabb


Publisher for this issue is Kay McCarte

Emma's market
by Joan Alcala
... fresh fruits and vegetables

Then your number comes up
by Ed Wright
... and you get caught in the draft

Special! Photos of the Celtics' parade
from Don Norris
... crowds jam Boston to celebrate with NBA champions

Whispering Ed
by Ed Boyd
... you have saved my world!

Ode to America
By Grace Allspach

How I fell in love ... with words
from Carol Priestley
... a love lasting a lifetime

Photo essay: One hundred and thirty-four volunteers
from Don Norris and the SilverStringers
... random shots of who's who at the big party

Dark days in Melrose
by Jerry Norton
... the Great Depression blues

The poor sports fan
by Russ Priestley
... is this what 'crowd control' means?

Kicked out
from Jo Dondis, guest columnist of the month
.. the passing of an old family friend

Summer time and living ain't exactly easy
by Eleanor Jenkins
... down-home word pictures from the 1930s ...

The Tilley Hat
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... a hat to keep forever

A Silver Stringer's excellent adventure
by Joe Sullivan
... a delegate's day at the State Democratic Convention

Entertaining a visitor
by Shirley Rabb
... in just seven days

Another chapter in the saga of M. M. Hubert
from Sr. Mary Samson, SHCJ
... we never know where our stories will lead

More on death for the killers
by Len Dalton
... no more namby pamby with killers

Summer celebration planned at Milano Center
from Jack Beckley, director, Melrose Council on Aging
... "Looking Ahead" for July-August



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