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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- January 5, 2009

Eastern Bank presented the Melrose Friends of the Aging with a $2,500 check. Pictured (L-R) Robert Rivers, President, Eastern Bank, Jim Driscoll, Rick Mockler and Elizabeth O’Hara, Regional Manager, Eastern Bank.

Photo by Eastern Bank

Publisher for this issue is Kay McCarte

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Melrose Friends of the Aging Create the Jim Driscoll Fund
by Jack Beckley
... thanks to the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation

Cards Coming and Going
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... touching base at least once a year

A winter's day for kids
by Shirley Rabb
... and what fun it is

Taking a small ship cruise
by Kay McCarte
... seeing the Maine Coast from the ocean side

Letters for January 2009
from our readers
... responses to our stories

Recuperating with a Nikon D300
from Don Norris
... a bout with pneumonia and a fascinating new camera

Community meal reflects the times
by Joan Alcala
... welcome to the new program at Milano Senior Center

Number six
by Ed Boyd
... Amy has a way of pulling herself out of a hole.

The IRS will get you every time
by John Averell
... for two cents I'd @#$%!&

Polymnia Christmas program draws record crowd
by Jackie Wattenberg
... another stirring presentation for the season

Book Signing by Jack Driscoll
by Jack Beckley
... come meet the author and mentor of the SilverStringers

Driscolls earn top billing in January 'Looking Ahead'
from Jack Beckley, director, Melrose Council on Aging
... JackD writes "Stringer" book, JimD boosts Milano funding


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