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Frank Blackstone watches intently as volunteer, Duard Headley fixes his old eight-track player at last Fall's YS Repair Cafe.

Frank Blackstone watches intently as volunteer, Duard Headley fixes his old eight-track player at last Fall's YS Repair Cafe. Photo from YS News archives. 

Repair Cafe at new location on Saturday

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The third quarterly YS Repair Cafe will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3, 1-4 p.m. at the Antioch College Sculpture Annex, located at 910 Corry St. All villagers and area residents are welcome to the free event, where donations are accepted. 

In the past, villagers have bought items ranging from laptop computers to old slippers to the volunteer handymen and women. Besides fixing broken goods, the Cafe typically becomes a place to chat and swap stories of “way back when” it was more common for people to repair rather than throw away older personal items.

The YS Repair Cafe was first organized in June, 2017 by YS Resilience Network and Time Exchange cofounder, Kat Walter in the interest of waste reduction through community action. Walter’s research brought her to the Repair Cafe Foundation, an Amsterdam based group dedicated to sustainability practices, with over 1460 affiliate cafes around the world according to the foundations website.

The new location at Antioch is a change from previous YS Repair Cafes, which were held at the Bryan Center. Fr more information about YS Repair Cafe, contact Kat Walter at kat@volksmail.com.

 

 

 

 

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Repair Cafe at new location on Saturday

by William Drewing