SalemRecycles and The Bridge at 211 to Host North Shore’s Second Repair Café

Saturday, November 4, 9:00 a.m. to noon, 211 Bridge Street

After a highly successful “inaugural” event this summer, SalemRecyles will hold a second Repair Café on November 4th from 9am to noon at The Bridge at 211.

Salem's Repair Café combines the old time feeling of neighbor helping neighbor with the practicality and sustainability of the modern recycler's mantra: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle -- and now, Refresh, Refurbish, and Repair. The event is a community barn raising on a smaller scale, with a modern twist of slowing down our consumer-based society, and seeing what we might be able to patch up and appreciate anew. In choosing to glue a broken chair or rewire a beloved old lamp, residents are minimizing the draw on the earth's limited resources, reducing what enters our waste stream, while saving money.

“We were so pleased with the response to our first Salem Repair Café in August. We weren’t sure what to expect, but had an excellent turnout and many happy ‘customers.’ We are excited to host a second repair event,” states Flora Tonthat, SalemRecycles Chair.

Salem residents are invited to participate in the North Shore's second Repair Café. Organized jointly by SalemRecycles and The Bridge at 211, this event takes place on Saturday, November 4, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. until noon, at The Bridge at 211. Repair volunteers will be available to mend clothing, sew buttons, sharpen scissors and knives, tinker with or rewire electronics and lamps, and glue wooden furniture and ceramics.

The Repair Café is free to the public (donations are accepted toward supplies for future repair events); a limited number of pre-registration slots are available; and light refreshments will be served. Limited parking is available in the small lot at 211 Bridge St., or park on nearby streets and walk on over.

For further information, or to volunteer to repair items please contact Julie Rose at or 978-619-5679. You may also follow SalemRecycles at or on Facebook to receive updates on this and other sustainable events. Learn more about The Bridge at 211 at