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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- April 5, 2013

... Our first sign of Spring in Melrose was spotted in mid-March, but the precious flower was suddenly covered with winter's final blast of snow -- which prolonged winter into April.

Photo by Don Norris

Publisher for this issue is Louise Fennell, Don Norris, Kay McCarte, Betty Rossi and Joe Sullivan

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Shaver O'Brien's biggest fight.
by Joe Sullivan
... who knew that it would be with arithmetic?

Caveman graffiti
by Betty Rossi
... now that Spring is here, we will be noticing more than the flowers

Donations requested
by kmccarte
... keeping the Post Office alive and well

A President I feel strongly about
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... musings on Presidents' Day

Dazzling pianist in Milano concert
... to honor the memory of long-time Melrose Mayor Jim Milano

Up the old hotel
by Ed Boyd
... nonfiction at its best.

Pictorial: Going to the dogs
Photos. comments from Don Norris
... a kindred gathering of Melrose K-9s

One of life's embarrassing moments
by Bob Campbell
... a Melrose native recalls ...

The Divine Presence
by Joe Sullivan
... I thought that might have been you.

The dunes of Plum Island
from Don Norris
... a quiet place to go

Belated get-well card -- local history
from the sick guy at the senior center
... no matter that I almost kicked the bucket ...

A flurry of croci ... er, ah, crocuses
from Don Norris
... a welcoming montage of spring color

Lest we forget those February -- and March --storms
from Don Norris
... it was a time for the TV weather progrosticators to shine ...

Did you know?
by Florence Shea
... Kemo Sabe, Tom & Jerry cartoon, Howard Hughes

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