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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- January 4, 2013

The Melrose High School choir provided holiday melodies for the seniors at the annual Christmas luncheon, held at the Milano Center on December 18. It was a beautiful concert with the voices of seventy- and eighty-year-old voices joining with those of the beautiful -- and handsome -- young singers.

photo from Don Norris

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