Awesome Idea: The "Repair Cafe" Takes Place July 28th At Silver Bean

Photo via RepairCafePTBO Facebook page

Photo via RepairCafePTBO Facebook page

Repair Cafe Peterborough is holding a  an event Monday, July 28th at the Silver Bean Cafe.

Repair Cafe is a cool, simple concept: Bring your broken items out (July 28th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. to the Silver Bean at Millennium Park), and work with Repair Cafe Fixers to mend, darn, reattach, rewire, or diagnose what needs fixing!

Items can include clothes, furniture, electrical appliances, toys, jewelry—anything really. You could find repair specialists such as electricians, seamstresses, carpenters and mechanics there. You could even become a volunteer fixer yourself.

Photo via RepairCafePTBO Facebook page

Photo via RepairCafePTBO Facebook page

This free event is a chance to share knowledge, build skills and get help fixing those things that just don't work anymore, the idea being that lots of useful items get tossed in landfill that could actually be fixed and re-used.

Visitors bring their broken items from home. Together with the specialists, they start making their repairs in the Repair Cafe. Everyone learns and fixes—together!

If you have nothing to repair, you can enjoy a cup of tea or coffee. Or you can lend a hand with another repair job.

Or just discuss and fix local and global issues!

Learn more on their Facebook page.

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The Weather Network Reminds Peterborough That This Heat Isn't So Bad

We tweeted at the Weather Network today (July 21st) about how hot it is here, and they sent these tweets back to us and their nearly 300,000 followers. Thanks for the reminder...

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Josh The Puppy Has Been Found With The Help Of Social Media

A puppy dog named Josh went missing in the Sherbrooke and Monaghan area early Saturday morning after he slipped off his leash. His family was worried sick, and took to social media.

The call for help from Stephanie Guyatt on her Twitter handle about her missing dog...

The continued tweets asking for help...

The call for a search party early Sunday morning to look for Josh...

People searching, and tweeting...

The possible sightings...

And then... he's home!

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Thanks To The Hundreds Of New Fans Joining Our Facebook Page

We have been amping up posts on our PTBOCanada Facebook page, with more highly shareable content and pictures, and more contests and special promotions. Hundreds of new fans have joined us in recent weeks—we're closing in on 2,500. Give us a "Like" over there, and spread the word about us by tagging us on Facebook and your other social media channels to friends, family and colleagues!

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Here Are Ninja Turtles Playing In Smashed Beach Volleyball Tourney At BP North

Thanks to @Under_1_Sun for sending us these great pics of the ninja turtles team playing in the Smashed Beach Volleyball Tournament at Boston Pizza North on Chemong Road in support of Easter Seals Ontario on the weekend. There were many great teams participating, including Under One Sun.

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Check Out This Awesome Engagement Shoot At Trent University

It's a big year for Trent University with this being their 50th anniversary. But the action doesn't stop there. Like an engagement shoot! Photographer Doug Logan, a Trent grad, captured these great pics below of Lara and Paul, who are getting married in September. Trent's stunning campus served as a perfect backdrop for their shoot...

[pics via DougLoganPhoto.com]

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