THESE VOLUNTEERS took time out to read to kids at the Hoover Elementary School during Community Reading Day, hosted by The Bridge.


MELROSE — The Bee Online Auction is open for bidding! The auction, featuring amazing items ranging from tickets to local theater productions, to wonderful in-home cooking experiences from two amazing local chefs – Mama Jean and Fabian’s. From vacations and staycations to original artwork. And it features many items from our Bridge Bin campaign!

BEE sure to check out the auction BEEfore it closes on April 2nd. You can get to the auction from The Bridge’s website or by visiting

Proceeds go to support The Bridge, and things like the group’s annual Community Reading Day!

This year Community Reading Day took place on March 13, when over 100 Melrose community members took time from their busy schedules to visit classrooms and tell stories about varied backgrounds and work experiences. Students at each of our Melrose public elementary schools and early childhood center were treated to a book read by one of our community volunteers.  By connecting our school students with members of our community, we’re creating a bridge to success. “What a great way to start the morning,” said Maureen Buzby, one of our long time volunteers. “I’ve been smiling all day!”