Polymnia Choral Society to present ‘REVOLVER’...

May 30, 2019 by

Published May 31, 2019 MELROSE — For their 2019 Spring Pops concert on Saturday, June 1, Polymnia Choral Society will celebrate the Beatles, featuring the album REVOLVER in its entirety, including unforgettable songs such as “Yellow Submarine,” “Eleanor Rigby,” “Taxman,” “Good Day Sunshine,” and others. It promises to be another exciting, “don’t miss” Pops concert, at Memorial Hall, 590 Main Street, Melrose, at 7:30 p.m. Polymnia is pleased to welcome guest performer Jimmy Pou, celebrated George Harrison tribute musician. Portraying George Harrison, Jimmy toured the world as a member of the cast of Beatlemania from 1977–1983. In 1990s, Jimmy played in such prestigious venues as Carnegie Hall and The Red Rocks Amphitheatre with the #1 Beatles Tribute band “1964: The Tribute.” He returned to Beatlemania Now in 2008, and then played with other former Beatlemania...

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Farmers’ Market begins new season June 6...

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Published May 31, 2019 MELROSE — The Melrose Farmers’ Market is entering its 26th year, connecting farmers, handmade food producers, artisans, non­profits and local businesses, entertainers, and educational groups to the Melrose community. The market runs every Thursday from June 6 to October 31, 2-7 p.m., then 2 -6 p.m. beginning in October. This year in addition to Dick’s Market Garden and Moonlight Farms, market goers will find more fresh produce from our winter market farmer, Oakdale Farm. The market will feature fresh, local produce, fresh fish, fine meats, poultry, eggs, maple syrup, honey, granola, and cheese. Shoppers will also be able to purchase prepared foods like tamales, Egyptian street food, empanadas, spreads, sweet and savory preserves, baked goods, pastas, teas, salts, soaps, and creative gifts from local artisans. The family-friendly market welcomes about...

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Martha R. Cusolito, 85

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Published May 31, 2019 MELROSE — Martha R. Cusolito (Mallard), 85, longtime Melrose resident, passed away on Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at The Residence at Melrose Station with her family by her side. Born September 6, 1933, Martha is one of four children of the late Joseph and Ruth (MacPhee) Mallard. She grew up in West Medford, and graduated from Medford High in 1952. As a child, Martha developed a love of music, playing the clarinet in the school band. She carried that love of music with her into adulthood. Martha met, and later married, John M. Cusolito on May 7, 1955. They would settle in Melrose in 1959 to raise their family. Above all, Martha loved being a mother and grandmother. Time spent with her children and grandchildren was treasured, and many memories...

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Phyllis A. Newman, 94

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Published May 31, 2019 MELROSE — Phyllis A. Newman, 94, died peacefully at her home in the Harvest Hill retirement community in Lebanon, New Hampshire on May 6, 2019 after a long illness. Phyllis was born Phyllis Lacasse in Lowell, Mass. and spent her early years in Wakefield, until her family moved to Melrose, where she lived for more than 70 years. She was the oldest of four girls and a mainstay of her family. Her first job after graduating high school was at the Federal Reserve Bank in Boston, where she remained until her retirement. She was a longtime parishioner at Saint Mary’s in Melrose and a member of the Lady’s Sodality there and volunteered faithfully at the Melrose-Wakefield Hospital for many years. She married her husband Robert (Bob) Newman in 1983, and...

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Barbara Zajac, 68

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Published May 31, 2019 TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Barbara Ellen Zajac, 68, of Terre Haute, Indiana passed away Thursday, May 9, 2019. She was born November 26, 1950 to Walter J. Zajac and Jean E. (McNeill) Zajac. Survivors include her brothers, Peter L. Zajac and his wife, Mal, of Gainesville, Ga. (and formerly of Tewksbury, Mass.), Stephen J. Zajac of Reading, Mass. and Jeffrey W. Zajac and his wife, Jackie, of Melrose, Mass.; nieces, Kara, Kristy, Jocelyn and Jamie; and grand-nephews and nieces Austen, Logan, Senia Mae, Mason and Morgan. Most dearly missed is her beloved cat, Teddy. Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and her husband Peter Mosher. A long-time resident of Terre Haute, she was raised in Melrose graduating from Melrose High School, class of 1968. After graduating from the University...

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