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November 16, 2012

Boutique hosting community electronics recycling event

Back in September, Grove Boutique and Café owner Susan Harsch signed on to the Electronic Waste Code of Ethics, thought to be the highest and most comprehensive set of electronics life-cycle standards in the world. Now, she wants to celebrate by hosting a recycling event.

Load up your unwanted materials and head over to The Grove at 17D Beach Street, in Manchester, on Saturday or Sunday between 1 and 4 p.m.

Nearly anything with a battery or a plug will be accepted at the event, including TVs, computers, telephones, cables, all kinds of marine electronics, e-readers such as Kindle and Nook, copiers, printers, fax machines, stereo equipment, CD and DVD players, mp3 players, VCRs, projectors, vacuums, humidifiers, air conditioners, microwave ovens, toasters, small “dorm-room style” refrigerators, power tools, ink cartridges, and household batteries. Cell phones will be accepted at no charge. Office furniture and filing cabinets are okay, too.

The Ethical Electronics Recycling Crew will unload and weigh items, charge you an ethical recycling fee that varies by item (less than $1 per pound), and then hand you a coupon worth 10 percent of your recycling fee that you can spend right away at The Grove.

If you have questions about the event, a schedule conflict, or an item too big to fit in your vehicle, please contact Christopher at 617-233-4120, or

Firefighters host spaghetti supper

The Essex Fire Company will hold its 22nd Annual Spaghetti Supper today at Memorial Fire Station on Martin Street from 4 to 7 p.m. The supper is all you can eat salad, spaghetti, meatballs and sauce, drinks and dessert.

Donations will be taken at the door. Firefighters are hoping to raise money for the Equipment Fund. Everyone is welcome.

Town Talk is written by Marjorie Nesin. If you have a news tip or an item for Town Talk, please contact her at 978-283-7000 x3451, or at

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