WinCycle, the Windsor non-profit that refurbishes and recycles computer equipment, has moved its retail store to a new location: the Firehouse at Windsor at 147 Main Street. This new location, one flight down from street level, increases the size of our store and combines it with our recycling operation. Well be able to receive and process computer equipment in one building so there will be more for sale and more available for donation.Business hours have also changed. We are now open Thursdays from Noon to 8pm and Saturdays from 10am to 1 pm.WinCycle was founded in 2002 to address three important issues:” the growing volume of computer equipment in the waste stream,” the growing need of local schools for computer equipment, and” the need for education in basic computer skillsIt seems that every individual and business in the Upper Valley has old computer equipment that they no longer use. This equipment contains heavy metals and toxins that do not belong in landfills or in the air we breathe. In addition, while that computer may be obsolete to its original user, local schools and non-profits could use it. So dont throw that computer away, bring it to WinCycle! Our volunteers wipe hard drives clean of information and make any necessary repairs. Working computers are either sold in our store at low cost or are donated to local schools and non-profits. Computers that we cant fix are disassembled and recycled in an environmentally-friendly manner. WinCycle charges a recycling fee of $0.30 per pound on all equipment given to us. This fee covers the cost of preparing equipment for recycling, donation, or sale, and covers the recycling costs that WinCycle has to pay.Need a computer? Buy it used! Youll get good equipment for less money; youll reduce the volume and toxicity of waste going to our landfills or into the air we breathe; youll decrease the environmental destruction caused by mining, manufacturing and distribution; and youll support the local economy, local schools, and area non-profits.VolunteersWinCycle relies almost completely on volunteer labor. Volunteers of all skill levels are welcome on Thursdays from 4pm to 8pm. Come and enjoy learning more about computers while helping a good cause. Volunteers may also work towards earning a free computer 50 hours of work earns a volunteer a $200 gift certificate at our store.Announcing: WinCycle Youth Night to begin Monday, May 16Mondays from 4-8PM area youth can come to WinCycle to help with dismantling computer equipment, under adult supervision. Youth may work towards earning a free computer.Find us online at www.wincycle.org(link is external), or give us a call: (802) 674-6320.
ASHLEY COLE is ready to walk out on Chelsea after only being offered a derisory one-year deal to stay at the club.The England defender is in the final year of his contract and in January could join another club for FREE.A club insider said: “Mr Abramovich has a rule that anyone over 30 can only be given a one-year extension but it’s madness in Ashley’s case.“Everyone knows he’s the best left-back in the world.“He trains hard, really looks after himself and can play at this level for many more years to come. There isn’t a club in the world who wouldn’t want Ashley on a free.”Cole, 31, famously left Arsenal in 2006 after claiming he almost ‘crashed his car’ when the Gunners only offered him £55,000 per week. Now Cole — who is out of England’s game tomorrow in Moldova with an ankle injury — has another contract battle on his hands.Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho is a huge admirer of his former player and if Cole does quit Paris St Germain and Zenit St Petersburg would offer mega-money deals.Cole was willing to see out his career at Stamford Bridge so this has stunned insiders.And last night there was further evidence that Chelsea are ready to lose Cole when his understudy Ryan Bertrand signed a new five-year contract.Bertrand, 23, has been rewarded for his progress. He became the first man ever to make his Champions League debut in the final itself in May and made his England last month against Italy.Another player whose Blues days are numbered is Florent Malouda who has been ordered to train with the kids.The French winger, 32, tweeted a picture of the club’s Under-21 academy and said: “This is where I’ll train for my last season with the Blues!!!”