THE MIDDLE SCHOOL’S a cappella group, NR’Monics, brought their musical talents to the Arbor Day tree planting ceremony sponsored by the North Reading Garden Club. The student group, which is under the director of Carla Lister (back row, center), also assisted in the planting of the Red October Glory Maple tree near the gazebo at Ipswich River Park. The tree was donated by the Garden Club as part of its annual civic beautification projects. (Courtesy Photo)