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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- November 4, 2011

Among the several major updates that fall under the city's title of "a green community", are the special low voltage bulbs in the victorian lamposts, downtown. Note the difference in the "white" light, compared to the standard orange lights ... and take comfort in the savings in the cost of operation. And be sure to read Stringer Joan Alcala's interview with the city's energy chief, below.


Publisher for this issue is Kay McCarte


Melrose lost two of its key people this week with the deaths of former Mayor James Milano, and David Moreland, a long-time member of the SilverStringers.



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Melrose "goes green" with new energy efficiency program
by Joan Alcala
... an interview with Manager Martha Grover at City Hall

Talk about Halloween -- dig these get-ups!
from the SilverStringers
... seniors party-it up at annual bash

Last look: Halloween fantasies, 2011
from the SilverStringers
... Gory, scary, some awful -- photos of area yards in late October

Putting away her dancing shoes ...
by Betty Rossi
... our friend Anne MacGillivray is leaving the Milano Center

Maine excursion: a lovable donkey
from Don and Lorry Norris
... Freeport farm folks take in neglected animals

What a crew
by Betty Rossi
... I've joined a very rowdy bunch..

Prohibition revisited
by Jerry Norton
... and more fine tuning

Stringer witness bust down to Maine
from Don Norris
... talk about Johnnie On The Spot ..

A day of honor for World War II veterans
from Bob Campbell
... a salute to all World War II veterans

Time to go
by Charles Coombs
... Whittier School, play-time, nap-time ...

On Being Unemployed in a Jobless Era
by Elizabeth Samit
... why "Occupy Wall Street" matters

More on things my mother used to say
by Betty Rossi
... my dear friend Anthony read the October issue and e-mailed me

What you think about when you're thinking about teaching
by Ed Boyd
... something to think about

The day before the storm ...
from Don Norris
... really long lasting fall colors survive horrific storm

Memories of Thanksgivings past
by Betty Rossi
... at this time of the year, memories of my mother come floating back

A Thanksgiving Dinner - 1940's
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... recording one for posterity

Re-living the French and Indian War
by Don Norris
... Stringer gets caught in crossfire

Did you know?
by Florence Shea
... Post-it-Notes, mosquito statue, samba



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