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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- May 7, 2010

The annual Melrose Arts and Cultural Association(MACA) art show at Memorial Hall boosts the cultural attributes of our city. This classy show attracts many of the best artists from Eastern Massachusetts, and presents their work in an elegant, historical showplace. Enjoying this year's art show, Carol Horner (right) of Virginia came to Melrose to visit her granddaughter's folks. With her are Rebecca Webb and friend Lauren, both of Melrose.

Photo by Silver Stringer Don Norris

Publisher for this issue is Carole P. Tate

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Variety galore at Melrose Arts Festival
by Jackie Wattenberg
... Melrose gains on reputation as a significant art center, thanks to Melrose Arts and Cultural Association (MACA)

Sampling the work at MACA's art show
by Don Norris
... Outstanding painting, ceramics, quilting and even great shadow boxes

This one's for you, Mom
from Sheila Kelly
... a gritty tribute to the Moms everywhere

I am on the road again
by Casa
... this will be fun

Healthy attendance at recent health & wellness fair
by Elizabeth Samit
... see four photos inside the event and a link to the details

Readers respond to April Melrose Mirror
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Polymnia and High School Chorus; health care issues; Boston Globe; Lennie's-on-the-Turnpike

Warm hockey memories of icy Ell Pond
from Bob Campbell, MHS Class of 1942
... Boston College's 2010 hockey victory fires up 1942 local pond players

Ahead of her time
by Eleanor Jenkins
... A broken water main wouldn't phaze my Aunt Jenny

The wisdom of solitude
by Ed Boyd
... the meaning of Zen.

Train Stories: Triumphs and Trials
Ridin' the railroad - its personal role in private lives

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