Last night, the people of Melrose took to the streets—to enjoy live music, good food, and some amazing 3D chalk art at the Summer Stroll. Here’s a look at the festivities!
The Special Meeting of the Board of Aldermen regarding the ballot question to consider liquor license changes, scheduled for Monday evening, has been cancelled. The other Aldermen’s Committee meetings will proceed as scheduled.
It’s a great day to visit the Sally Frank Farmers Market! Visit Dick’s Farm Stand from Lunenberg and many others at Cedar Park today from 1-7 p.m. This week’s bounty includes tomatoes, corn on the cob, and much, much more. For kids, Blake the Balloon Guy will be at the market all day, twisting balloons into funny hats, animals, and more. And this is the week to get your knives sharpened—don’t keep putting it off! On the Edge knife sharpening service is here for their monthly visit to the market to sharpen your kitchen knives, scissors, gardening tools, and more!
Here’s a first look at the new wind sculpture by Lyman Whitaker that has been installed in Cedar Park. It’s a wonderful piece of public art that really enhances our community! Thanks to Melrose Arts for all their hard work in bringing it to us, as well as the Melrose Cultural Council, the Melrose Messina Fund for the Arts, and the private donors who made this possible, and to Ward 3 Alderman Frank Wright for his assistance with the project.
Melrose’s own Brittaney Brannock is only 19, but she has already been to the Grammys. Her song, “What I’ll Never Get,” took first place in the fourth annual GRAMMY Foundation and MusiCares Teens Make Music Contest, and the prize was a trip to the Grammy awards. With talent like that, it probably won’t be her last trip there.
Brannock’s song was about the impact of her father’s drug and alcohol addiction on her life. “It’s about learning to get away from all that — like not being a victim of your parent’s or friend’s or relative’s abuse,” Brannock told the Melrose Free Press earlier this year. “Not falling into the same trap.”
You can hear the award-winning song and some of Brannock’s other original compositions on her website—and then come see her in person at the Four Corners Music Festival on Saturday at the Horace Mann School from 5-8 p.m.
The Melrose Chamber of Commerce and the City of Melrose are pleased to announce the Second Melrose Summer Stroll on July 25, with generous funding from the Melrose Messina Fund for the Arts and TD Bank. From 6:00 pm -9:00 pm Main Street will be closed and transformed into a two-block walkway, spanning from Upham Street to Grove Street. There will be live musical performances, local artists will be painting and sketching, and a professional chalk artist will create a 3-D masterpiece. Restaurants will serve food and beverages on the sidewalk, while our local merchants will offer tastings, demos, specials and sales within their stores. The YMCA will also offer babysitting services that night; please call the Y at 781-665-4360 for details.
So take some time to stroll Main Street on July 25th and discover what makes Main Street Melrose so special.
More details will be posted on the Melrose Chamber of Commerce website.
This is a rain or shine event.
Once again this summer, Edward Jones Investments will collect school supplies for Melrose students at their office located at 502 Main Street. “Our office began this partnership with the City in 2010 and it has really grown each year by leaps and bounds, said Edward Jones Financial Advisor Christopher Cinella. “It is very rewarding for us to be able to help out the students of Melrose.”
Residents can drop off new and unused school supplies in the designated box that will be located at Edward Jones. At the end of the summer, those supplies will be given to the Melrose Public Schools for the upcoming school year.
This is a wonderful program. Chris and his staff have made a great effort to make sure that the first day of school is a special day for every Melrose child. These supplies will help them get off to a good start in the new school year. Having a local businesses get involved like this is just another example of why Melrose is such a unique and wonderful community.
Supplies will be collected until mid-August.
Lebanon Street will be closed from East Emerson to Porter Street from 8 p.m. tonight until 7 a.m. tomorrow morning for water main improvements. Porter Street will be closed between Rowe and Lebanon. Main Street traffic passing the intersection can expect delays.
Water main improvements at the intersection of Marvin Road and Franklin Street will take place starting at 8 p.m. and continue until 8 a.m. Westbound traffic will be detoured at Tremont Street. Eastbound traffic can expect delays.