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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- August 6, 2010

Marcus Gale & his guitar delight the children with songs and stories. One of four summer lawn concerts at The Beebe Estate, the series is sponsored by the North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network (NSCFRN), a community benefits program of Hallmark Health, in collaboration with the Wakefield Public Schools. Click on picture for more photos and story.

Photo by Carole P. Tate

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Tunes and Tales on Beebe Estate lawn
by Carole P. Tate
... July and August: free family fun concerts promoted by Hallmark Health

by Jerry Norton
... one more challenge

On making time to write
by Elizabeth Samit
... on creative endeavors

Psychiatrist and teacher Robert Coles, M.D.
by Ed Boyd
... to honor Robert Coles

Alice in Wonderland features local students
by Carole P. Tate
... Wakefield Repertory Youth Theatre produces a musical version with local talent

Big John, an allegory
by Russ Priestley
... but nothing to do with Al Gore

The queen is in town
by Shirley Rabb
... along with her colorful companions

Why are we the War-King of the world?
by Jackie Wattenberg
... concerns about life and losses

A nostalgic trip back to Pleasure Island
from Joseph P. Guzzo
... a Melrose native recalls being a kid again

The Salutarians
by Len Dalton
... speculation about "Who Discovered America"

Life in the land of the grieving - phase two
by Ed Wright
... Loneliness - you can't go home again

Sports, Then and Now
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... a lifetime of entertainment

The Fourth
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... a summer holiday for kids

On vacation in Boothbay Harbor
by Don Norris
... a close-up look at seaworthy composition

A promise fullfilled
by Casa
... sorry I am a little late

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