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Published the first Friday of each month by the SilverStringers of Melrose, Massachusetts -- June 5, 2015

Stringer Debbi Collar's photo of the late Hilltop restaurant has a special meaning for most of us who live in Melrose -- and enjoyed many good meals at that famous place over the years. It's gone now. What will replace it remains a mystery -- until the new developer decides what he wants to build there. Odds on, it'll be a small commericial complex with yet another restaurant.


Publisher for this issue is Kay McCarte


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The guys who the statues are about.
by Joe Sullivan
... Nine middle school girls and the city's Veteran Services host Korean War Veterans for a trip to see the War Memorials in Washington, D.C.

Goodbye Hilltop
by Debbi Collar
the end of an era

Books, books, endless books -- all for sale!
from former Library Trustee Don Norris
... Sunday sale at our Melrose Public Library

Remembering Natalie Thomson
by Kay McCarte

Old Yankee Hoarder
by Betty Rossi
...do you really think that I can throw that out

The lake is free
by Shirley Rabb
... it is early spring

Remembering Ann Robbins Talbot
by Kay McCarte

Wild night at Ell Pond
by Debbi Collar
Ell Pond's cast of characters

Taking the cure
by Ed Boyd
... an ephipany

A walk around the block
by Casa
... now that spring is here

A Lot of Nonsense
by Louise Fennell
... my Dad's favorite expression

Facing reality: Who was William Napoleon Norris?
from Don Norris
... Hollywood couldn't write a better script ...

Outside my windows
by Shirley Rabb
... and right here in Melrose

Sticks, sticks, sticks, all over the house
from Don Norris
... one develops a limp to fit the stick

Did you know
by Florence Shea
... convict 2599, windmills, alarm clocks



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