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January 31, 2014

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Beverly residents with comments, questions or concerns regarding the city of Beverly are invited to share them with State Representative Jerry Parisella during office hours this morning from 10 to 11, at Beverly Council on Aging, 90 Colon St. Walk-ins are welcome. For more information, contact Angel Donahue-Rodriguez at 617-722-2877.

This evening, North Shore composers Jim Dalton, Karl Henning, Charles Turner and Nancy Rexford will join flutist Peter Bloom, violinist Rachel Wimmer Shiryayeva, and singers Maggi-Smith-Dalton and Naomi Gurt Lind to present “Bards, Gazelles, Squirrels and Sonatas,” a musical program full of references to jazz, Irish, Japanese and even medieval music. The concert starts at 7:30 at Holy Trinity United Methodist Church, 16 Sylvan St., Danvers. Admission is free and open to the public. The church is handicapped-accessible. For more information, call 978-777-7408.

Beverly-area residents and businesses with unwanted appliances and electronics can call to have them picked up for ethical recycling. Available pickup times are from 10 to 8 today, tomorrow and Sunday, rain, snow or shine. Recycling fees apply to certain electronics and appliances, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Beverly Bootstraps. To schedule a pickup or for a list of accepted items, contact Christopher Swain at 617-233-4120 or

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