PA Makerspace and The Bregovi Group are co-hosting the first ever Repair Café in Phoenixville on Saturday, February 23rd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. The event will be held at PA Makerspace in the Franklin Commons at 400 Franklin Avenue #103.
At the Repair Café, everything centers on making repairs. Bring items that need repair, and knowledgeable volunteers will help try to fix them for free. The volunteer fixers can work on items such as mendable clothing, lamps, small appliances, other electronics, bikes, toys, and jewelry. They can also sharpen knives and scissors. Guests only pay for needed parts. If guests know what parts are needed, please get them ahead of time and bring them to the Repair Café to save time.
Unlike a “fix-it” shop, where people drop off items to be repaired and continue about their day, the Repair Café is meant to get people involved with the repair process and create connections with others in the community. Guests are asked to stay while their items are being fixed. They can just watch, help with the repair, fix the item themselves with help from volunteers, or just visit with neighbors.
Started locally by Phoenixville Area High School student, Tyler Bernotas, 16, says, “Growing up I spent a lot of time with my grandfather in Tennessee. He always had little projects of things to fix or yard projects that would require unique solutions. I learned a lot in helping him and it inspired a love of both helping people and fixing. I wanted to start this Repair Cafe to help others, to promote sustainability in our society, and to give back to our community with what I love doing."
By promoting repairs, the goal of the Repair Café is to help reduce mountains of waste. This is absolutely necessary, according to Tiffany Bregovi, owner of The Bregovi Group, a professional organizing service. "When I’m in client’s homes helping them sift through piles of items, I encourage them to either donate or recycle as much as possible. Throwing items away is a last resort. With a place like the Repair Café, people will have a third option: those items that seem like they could never be fixed can now have a second act. And that’s one less thing to toss in the garbage."
Repair Café is also meant to put neighbors in touch with each other in a new way and help them discover that a lot of know-how and practical skills can be found close to home. Seth Roberts, owner of PA Makerspace, believes, “There are very few things as rewarding as helping and sharing your skills to fix and breathe new life into something that would otherwise be thrown in the landfill. This Repair Café gives us an opportunity to help and to give."
Repairs can save money and resources and can help minimize CO2 emissions. Above all, Repair Café just wants to show how much fun repairing things can be, and how easy it often is.
PA Makerspace and The Bregovi Group plan to organize a Repair Café on a regular basis in Phoenixville. News about dates and locations of up-coming events will follow as soon as possible.
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On Sunday, February 24th, the Phoenixville Punk Rock Flea Market will host the All Vinyl Record Expo at Root Down Brewing Company. Don’t miss the first ALL VINYL edition of the monthly market to fill up your record collection, while listening to good, loud music and enjoying some tasty Sunday afternoon beers. As always, there is NO COVER, it is 21+ to drink, and anyone under 21+ must be accompanied by an adult.
There will be a wide variety of vinyl vendors, selling all genres of records for your purchasing pleasure. Tony Cadaver will be providing you with the soundtrack for the day with the finest in punk, new wave, metal, garage, glam and more, accompanied by various guest vinyl DJs.
Along with their tasty, award winning beers, be sure to hit up the kitchen and see what amazing brunch treats Root Down has to offer, followed by their award winning regular menu items. They even offer a variety of VEGAN meal options. Also, be sure to grab a Some Kinda Heat Bloody Mary, made with love, by Tony Cadaver, featuring his signature hot sauce.
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The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area's annual Winter Flea Market will be held on Saturday, January 26th from 8 AM to 1 PM upstairs at their location at 204 Church Street.
For a sneak peek at all of the offerings, go HERE.
LUCY is Marc DeLucas and Rob Rapp. Filmed and edited by Pam Baldwin.
Everyone's favorite craft bar tour is back for another round! This is your chance to visit each of 7 craft establishments in historic downtown Phoenixville and earn yourself a stylishly chic t-shirt and bragging rights to say you completed the Phlight of the Phoenix! Come to Bluebird Distilling, Iron Hill Brewery & Restaurant, Root Down Brewing Company, The Barrel, Crowded Castle Brewing Company, Rec Room by Conshohocken Brewing Co. and Stable 12 Brewing Company between Noon and 11pm on Saturday, November 17th. Order a beer, wine or craft cocktail, and have your "boarding pass" punched. At your last stop, you get a Phlight of the Phoenix T-shirt to commemorate your accomplishment. Boarding passes will be available at each location in the coming weeks, so stay tuned. There is no charge to accept the challenge. You just pay for your drinks at each establishment (drink prices vary per location, but range from $5.00-$12.00) and we'll punch your card. If at first you don't succeed in getting a drink at every location, don't worry. There will be other chances.
Supporting this super-local craft industry is cause for celebration, and we appreciate it!
Remember to drink responsibly, and consider a lift home from Uber, Lyft or a sober friend!
Rights of Passage: Milestones, Ceremonies, and Personal Victories of the People of Phoenixville
Join The Historical Society of the Phoenixville Area on First Friday from 6pm-9pm for our new exhibit opening!
View photographs and artifacts from Phoenixville residents, both past and present, that allow you to share in their special moments and achievements.
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