PEPPER PIKE, Ohio — If you have unused or non-working electronics and computer equipment cluttering your home, you can keep these items out of the landfills by donating them to Park Synagogue’s Electronics Recycling Drive.
Drop off your electronics from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 15 at Park Synagogue, 27500 Shaker Blvd. in Pepper Pike.
Acceptable items for donation include most electronic devices, computers, keyboards, mice, laptops, iPads, iPods, cell phones, desk phones, gaming systems, home stereos, VCRs, DVD players, printers, scanners, copiers, FAX machines, ink cartridges and more.
A small fee will be charged (payable by cash or check only) to donate some items — tube TVs, LCD TVs, CRT monitors and printers/scanners/copiers.
Items that cannot be accepted include anything containing freon or wood, small appliances, tapes, floppy disks, batteries and smoke detectors.
See the Park website, parksynagogue.org/events, for a full list of items that can or cannot be accepted and those for which there will be a charge to donate.
All electronic data and personal information from computers and phone will be professionally erased by a secure 3-pass scrub of the hard drives using a method that observes R2 compliant standards.
Volunteers will be on hand to help unload items from your vehicle.
All items will be refurbished, repaired, then sold by the staff at RenTek, a Social Enterprise that offers workforce development training for individuals who have developmental disabilities and other barriers to employment.
Those planning to attend should use the driveway off Shaker Boulevard, just east of Brainard Road.
If you have questions, contact Ellen Petler at [email protected] or 216-371-2244, extension 122.
Quilt and doll exhibit: The Beachwood Arts Council will present an African-American Quilt and Doll Guild (AAQDG) exhibit titled “Threads Intertwined Hold and Bind,” opening Nov. 11 at the Beachwood Community Center, 25225 Fairmount Blvd.
The exhibit will feature quilts and dolls made by 18 members of the AAQDG, inspired by African-American history and culture.
The public is invited to attend the opening reception, scheduled for 5 to 7 p.m. Nov. 11. Thereafter, the exhibit can be seen during gallery hours, which are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
CH-UH candidates forum can be viewed online: On Sept. 26, The League of Women Voters CH-UH Chapter held a council candidates forum, including candidates for Cleveland Heights and University Heights city councils. A standing-room only crowd was in attendance.
To see the forum, visit here.
Also, the LWV CH-UH Chapter will present a forum on the proposed University Heights charter amendments. That will be held at 6 p.m. Oct. 5 at the University Heights Library, 13866 Cedar Road.
University Heights Civic Awards: The 2023 University Heights Civic Awards program will be held Nov. 15 at the Jardine Room at John Carroll University.
The evening will begin with a reception at 6:30 p.m., with the ceremony getting under way at 7:30 p.m.
This year’s event will be hosted by JCU graduate and 19 News reporter Rachel Vadaj. More details are forthcoming.