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November 30, 2013

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Anyone fry their turkey this Thanksgiving? If so, bring the fryer oil and other waste cooking oil to the Peabody Department of Public Services, 50 Farm Ave., between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., where a representative from U.S. Foods will be collecting cooking oil, which will be recycled and used for green energy. Participants should place liquid cooking oil in rigid plastic containers, labeled and secured with screw-top lids for transportation, or in its original container (no larger than 5 gallons). Peanut, soy, rice, canola and vegetable-blend liquid cooking oils will also be accepted, but solid cooking grease, fats, food scraps, motor oil, or any other petroleum oil will not. Following the drive, U.S. Foods will make a donation to Haven From Hunger based on the volume of waste cooking oil collected. For more information, call 978-538-5700. Everyone is welcome to participate in this free recycling event.

Santa will make a special stop to the Swampwalk where attendees can have their picture taken with him. Families and dogs are welcome from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Danvers-Wenham Swampwalk on the Danvers Rail Trail. All proceeds from picture sales will be donated to Toys for Tots. Visit for details.

Join Mayor Kimberley Driscoll and Chabad of the North Shore for the second annual Menorah Lighting event at 6:30 p.m. in Lappin Park. The community is invited to celebrate the Festival of Lights in a public display of unity as the city kindles the giant, 12-foot menorah. Hanukkah treats and live music will follow the program. Lappin Park is located at the corner of Essex and Washington streets in Salem. For details, call 781-581-3833 or visit


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