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

Our Memorial Day Parade Grand Marshall, Jim Milano, is approaching 100 years old in October. He is a WWII veteran and former longtime mayor of Melrose. Father John Sullivan stopped the parade to use Stringer Florence Shea's camera to get this shot.

Photo by Father John Sullivan

Publisher for this issue is Russ Priestley

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by Jerry Norton
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Ann Robbins Talbot
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... a hard thing to do

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from Priscilla Hunt Porter
... a strange change

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from our readers
... interesting responses

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by Ed Boyd
... the exhilaration of youth

Stunning soloists shine in Melrose Symphony's ‘May Pops’ concert
by Jackie Wattenberg
... Yoichi does it again!

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