Local Business Friday: Golden Beauty Salon

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Golden Beauty Salon welcomes our regular and new clients. We are located at 951 Main Street, Melrose, and we are open today from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Our promotions for today: Enjoy our Blowout Event: $25 and $15 off color service. Hurry up! It’s a limited edition. Call now at 781-620-1643, and mention the promotion when you schedule your next appointment or visit our website to request an appointment. To get more details about our exclusive products and color line—only at Golden Beauty Salon for Melrose and all of Massachusetts—visit our website.

Special promotion:$10 off for bridal, special occasions, and prom. Prom is coming! Make sure to schedule your appointment and bring a picture of what you looking for, and we can assure you you won’t be disappointed.

Human Rights Commission to Host Documentary Film Night Tonight

The Melrose Human Rights Commission in partnership with the Melrose High School Social Studies Department and the Melrose Unitarian Universalist Church will host a free documentary film night on Thursday, April 9th from 7:30 to 9:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Church located at 70 W Emerson Street in Melrose and the film will be King – A Filmed Record: Montgomery to Memphis chronicling the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through archival video footage, newsreel coverage and commentary from noted celebrities of the era. Doors open at 7:15 p.m. Complimentary refreshments will be served. At the film’s conclusion, members of the Human Rights Commission will lead a facilitated discussion. Parents should be advised that the film is not recommended for young children due to some violent scenes.

Sign Up for Healthy Melrose Kids Fun and Family 5K Runs Today!

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On Saturday May 2 there will be a Kids’ Fun Run at 9:00AM and a Family 5K Run at 9:30AM to kick off the Healthy Melrose Fair and benefit Melrose PTO, Inc. Prizes will be awarded to the top runners and all children will receive a recognition for participating, plus, the school with the most registrants will win a trophy! Register to race or sign up to volunteer for water stops, road signs, or registration table today!

Vote for Roosevelt School Garden Grant

Here is a press release from the Roosevelt School PTO:

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The Recycle and Garden PTO committee at the Roosevelt School has submitted a grant application to Seeds of Change. The school garden sustained significant damage this winter from the snow, ice and plows. We would like to rebuild and expand the garden to further enhance students’ learning about planting, gardening, pollination and the importance of growing your own food. In order to be considered for a grant schools and organizations need to be in the top 50 during a voting period running from April 9th-27th. Please help the Roosevelt School by voting each day at Seeds of Change® Grant Program.

MHS to Present Beauty and the Beast this Weekend

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Please “Be Our Guest” as Melrose Drama brings to life a “tale as old as time,” Disney’s beloved Tony Award winning classic, “Beauty and the Beast” on April 10 and 11 at 7 p.m. and April 11 and 12 at 1 p.m. at the Melrose Performing Arts Center in Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School, 350 Lynn Fells Parkway.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and seniors and will be available at the door and online.

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Wyoming Lodge to Hold Open House April 11

Here is a press release we received from the Wyoming Lodge:

Joining with Masonic lodges across the Commonwealth, the Freemasons from Melrose’s Wyoming Lodge, 326 Main Street in Melrose, will open their doors to the public on Saturday, April 11th, from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. If you’ve ever wondered who the Freemasons are, whether they are the descendants of the Knights Templars, or what the inside of their buildings look like, here’s your chance to find out!

More than 230 lodges will be hosting Open Houses to help the public gain a better understanding of Freemasonry and to demonstrate the positive impact it has on its members, their families, and their communities. Members will provide tours of their building, talk about Freemasonry’s history, discuss its rituals, signs, and symbols, and explain what they do.

“The Open House is a great opportunity for anyone interested in learning more about Freemasonry to meet and talk with Masons in their community,” said Harvey J. Waugh, Grand Master of Masons in Massachusetts and the presiding officer of over 30,000 members. “Although many have heard of us, very few are aware that for over 281 years we have been part of an unbroken tradition of great men who have changed our world in a number of ways. Men like Benjamin Franklin, George Washington, Thurgood Marshall, and John Glenn all joined the Masons prior to achieving the greatness we recognize them for. Today, there are countless others that have made their families, workplaces, and communities better because they are Masons. I warmly invite the public to join us on April 11th.”

Freemasons trace their roots to the stonemason guilds that built Europe’s cathedrals and castles during the early part of the last millennium. As construction of these buildings declined, they began accepting members from outside their trade. These new members, influenced by the “Age of Enlightenment,” transformed the organization from a group for builders to one focused on developing the character of its members. Freemasonry was formally organized in London, England in 1717. In 1733 it was formally organized in Massachusetts, making it the oldest Masonic group in the Western Hemisphere and the third oldest in the world.

Freemasonry, the world’s oldest and largest fraternity, seeks to bring together men of every country, religion, race, background, and opinion in order to develop the bonds of friendship between them. Through a large variety of North American Masonic philanthropies, approximately $2,000,000 is given to charity every day, 70% of which benefits the general public. During its symbolic initiation ceremony, members are encouraged to value high principles, ethics, and morals and to live their lives accordingly. By “making good men better,” Freemasonry positively benefits its members, their families and local communities. Freemasonry in Massachusetts is comprised of 30,000 members in more than 230 different lodges throughout the Commonwealth. For additional information, please call 1.800.882.1020, or visit MassFreemasonry.org.

FISH Seeks Volunteer Drivers

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Are you available 2 or more hours per month to drive a neighbor to a local medical appointment? Consider joining the team of FISH volunteer drivers. Your participation is based entirely on your availability—there is no need to commit to a regular schedule. We strive to make your volunteer experience fulfilling, easy and convenient. Call Dawn at the Melrose Council on Aging to learn more about this opportunity: 781-665-4304

Dine at Chipotle and Support Boys Soccer on April 8!

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The Melrose High School Boys Soccer Boosters are having a fund-raiser at Chipotle in Saugus on April 8 from 5 to 9 p.m. Give the cook the night off and support the soccer teams—be sure to tell your cashier that you are supporting MHS Boys Soccer or show them a copy of this flyer, either a printout or on your smartphone.

Melrose VEXIQ Robotics Team Wins Championship, Heads to World Finals

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Here’s the latest news from our Melrose VEXIQ robotics team!

On Saturday, March 8th, four 6th grade students from Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School won the VEXIQ Southern New England Championship at Quinsigimond Community College in Worcester. VEXIQ is a new program that is an off-shoot of the VEX Robotics Competition.

In the VEXIQ competition, students design and build a robot to play a game. This year, the VEXIQ game is called Highrise. The students had to develop a game strategy, design and build a robot using pencil sketches and Computer Aided Design, program the robot using a version of Scratch called ModKit and do a STEM research presentation for the tournament related to the engineering of highrise buildings. They based their work on a project from the Exploratory Architecture Class taught by Mrs. Parker at MVMMS.

The team consists of 4 boys from MVMMS: Alejandro Garber, Bennett Kraunelis, Luke Hoffman, and Colin Bakey. In their initial tournament they won the Design Award at the Blackstone Valley Qualifying Tournament. Although a clever design, the team realized they could improve their game strategy and completely redesigned their robot for their next event and at the Boston University Qualifying Tournament they won the Excellence Award.

The team continued to redesign their robot for the Southern New England Championship. Their robot was the 3rd seeded robot before the qualifying matches. In the afternoon finals, they surpassed the top seeded team to win the entire tournament and earn a ticket to the VEXIQ World Championship. They also won the Design Award at the New England Championship.

The VEXIQ World Championship will take place April 15-18 in Louisville, Kentucky, and will host almost 200 teams from around the world to compete alongside nearly 1000 VEX teams from the Middle School, High School, and University divisions. The team is now working to raise funds to cover their travel costs and the $850 registration fee.

If you would like to support the team, you can go to our GoFundMe page or join us at our fundraising event:

Wednesday, April 8, 5-9 p.m.
At The Dockside Restaurant
1099 Main Street, Wakefield
(The Dockside will generously donate a portion of your check to our organization.)
You can read about the team’s history on their Facebook page or follow their adventures on Twitter.

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Melrose Education Foundation Plans Spring Events

The Melrose Education Foundation has a number of events planned for the coming weeks:

Thursday, April 9 – K-5 Family Engineering Night, 6-8 p.m. at Melrose High School 2nd Floor Resource Center. Hosted by: Melrose Public Schools, The Melrose Education Foundation, and Melrose High School STEM Pathway.

Friday, April 10 – Last day for Melrose Public School teachers to apply for a Spring 2015 Mini-Grant of up to $300 for each award. Visit the Grants section of our website for more information.

Friday, May 1 – Last day to order a Schoolhouse Rock Star certificate in time for Teacher Appreciation Week. Each certificate comes with a cool coffee mug!

Thursday, May 7 – Don’t miss guest speaker Dr. Michael G Thompson, best-selling author of Raising Cain and The Pressured Child. Thompson will present “The Pressured Student: Helping Your Child Find Success in School and Life.” in the Melrose Veterans Memorial Middle School auditorium, followed by Q&A. Sponsored by the MHS and MVMMS PTOs and the Melrose Education Foundation. For caregivers and educators of students in grades K-12.

Sunday, June 14 – Save the date for the Melrose Ed Foundation’s Fun Family BBQ, from 1–5 p.m. at Mt. Hood. Join MEF for lawn games, food, and music by DJ Dee and kick off your summer while supporting the Foundation! More info to come, including ticket sales.

Follow the Melrose Education Foundation on Facebook and join their email list (via the Melrose Education Foundation website) to find out more about these events and other education-related issues.

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