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

The City of Melrose population (some 27,000 souls) grew by 40 percent on Sunday afternoon, September 8th with the coming of the annual Victorian Fair. Main Street, in a matter of minutes, filled with fair-goers -- more people than we've ever seen jammed into two short blocks. The event was, once again, an outstanding success. Credits go, once again, to the Melrose Chamber of Commerce.

... photo from Stringer Don Norris


Publisher for this issue is Kay McCarte


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The colors of Ell Pond
by Shirley Rabb
...as the seasons change

Mirror writer Joan Alcala leaves us
from the SilverStringers
... nurse to the sick and needy on two continents

Photo proof: There WAS a record turnout ...
from Don Norris
... Victorian Fair entertains some ten thousand visitors

At Pine Banks, "the means justify the ends"
from Parks Councilman Myron F, Dittmer, Jr.
... the other side of that five million dollar coin ...

Sam Shepard stories and tales
by Ed Boyd
... these stories and tales that sing

Just daydreaming
by Betty Rossi
... I was just sitting

The Melrose High School chopped liver track teams.
by Joe Sullivan
... the teams were part of the price of our city government's "state of the art" athletic field complex at the High School.

Melrose on the move
by Shirley Rabb
... enjoyment in exercise

Music to your ears
by Jackie Wattenberg
... Fine cellist opened Beethoven Society's season

From times past: 1981, 1941
Don Norris
... scraps from the piles of a lifetime

Polly's Pancake Parlor
by Ann Robbins Talbot
... I wish I had found this sooner ...

The monster Category 5 of 1938
by Arnold Koch
... Some of us will never forget

History: Hurricane Sandy strikes Melrose ...
from Don Norris
... Wildlife takes refuge, flowerpots uprooted ...

Unusual results in lady's garden ...
from the SilverStringers
... fragile blossoms of bright blue

Did you know?
by Florence Shea
... pants, owls on Halloween, 13.5 carat diamond



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