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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- March 7, 2014

Florence Shea pretty much runs things for the SilverStringers -- like serving as treasurer, notifying members of special needs and meetings, keeping things in order -- but a photographer -- she is not. At least until she made a major effort, during one of our recent snow storms. She trudged out into the cold, camera in hand, and took some 15 or 20 shots of her neighborhood -- the southern end of Pleasant Street. She subsequently sent them all to the board for editing -- a major operation with Adobe Photoshop. And from her 16 submissions, we got this one. Nice job, Flo.

Florence Shea


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