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

The SilverStringers were formed in Melrose in 1996, at the request of the Media Lab at MIT. At that time, computers were a new device and very few actually owned one. In the meantime, several grad students and faculty designed a program for an electronic newspaper to appear on the new internet. Its purpose was to have communities around the world communicating, each with its own electronic newspaper. The Media Lab program was to last two years, but when that time came, Melrose -- the key group -- refused to quit. Currently thre are some 16 active Stringers, all of whom either live in town or grew up here. Photographed recently, from the left, are Don Norris, Betty Rossi. Flo Shea, Advisor Jack Driscoll (now retired from the Boston Globe), Louise Fennell and Joe Sullivan. Our loose membership includes, currently active, Shirley Rabb, Kay McCarte, Carol Nelson, Ed Boyd, Ann Talbot, Joan Alcala, John Averell, Jerry Norton, Steve Johnson and Tom Dillon. Weekly meetings are held Wednesdays at 1:30 at the Milano Senior Center, and membership remains open.

Photo by Norma Staples


Publisher for this issue is Kay McCarte


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From misery to joyful
by Ed Boyd
... coming alive!

High School running track never included in plans for new high school fields.
by Joe Sullivan
... desired improvements to the baseball and football fields eliminated room for a running track.

On planning ahead, here's what's on the election docket ...
from Flo Shea
... Just because Markey moved up, doesn't mean ...

Superstitions
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... am I superstitious after all ...

Polymnia Pops concert
by Jackie Wattenberg
... variety, color, fun

Bolton winery featured in new MMTV series
from the SilverStringers
... new video group adds to growing travel series

Melrose: A wild and wooly place
from Don Norris
... collecting animal flix over the years

Re-visiting the White Mountains
from Don Norris
... no traffic, no snow, no crowds -- just sunshine and cookies

A relative visits the Eiffel Tower
from Doug Norris III
... news for the Mirror is in short supply this summer ...

Did you know ?
by Florence Shea
... Animal Crackers, bathroom use, Bill Gates



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