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Repair Café to be at Charlotte Town Hall November 11th

Due to a double booking at the Charlotte Congregational Church, Transition Charlotte’s Repair Café will be held at the Charlotte Town Hall. It’s still from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday November 11th. Coffee, tea, lunch, and snacks provided. Donations requested to benefit the Charlotte Food Shelf.

Please register!!!!! Link is below.

New on the repair list is someone in the morning to tutor you on your smart phone use! Things that can be repaired by our fixers include: watches (bring battery if you need a new one inserted) clothing, knitted items, small kitchen appliances, bicycles, lamps, cords and plugs, sharpening of dull knives and tools, small furniture, garden equipment, the tension on sewing machines and a host of other things that need mending, adjusting, or gluing.  We can’t guarantee your item will get fixed, but we think you will learn something and have a good time.

Here’s how it works:  In order for the fixers to have the right tools, let us know what you are seeking to get fixed by registering for the event here:

Questions? Contact Ruah at

Charlotte Energy Committee programs

CHARLOTTE’S ENERGY COMMITTEE has two great programs coming up as part of the ButtonUp Vermont campaign (  Please join us and receive a FREE LED lightbulb and enter the raffle for a free comprehensive home energy audit performed by BPI certified professionals, offered by Lewis Creek Company!

Wednesday, November 15, 7 p.m. at the Charlotte Library

Net Zero Year Round.  Learn how cold-climate heat pumps, a new technology, can save you money on your heating and cooling bills and reduce your dependence on fossil fuels. Bill Kallock, Charlotte Energy Committee, shares a homeowner’s perspective of living with an air-source heat pump.

Wednesday, November 29, 7 p.m. at the Charlotte Library

Learn about different mechanisms for going solar at different sites and different scales from your neighbors who know! Charlotter Carrie Fenn with SunCommon will be talking about going solar for homeowners. The Energy Committee’s Rebecca Foster will share her experience with group net metering in her community and Deirdre Holmes will talk about powering her home and car with solar. Chris Lamonia with Aegis will be talking about opportunities at the community level for schools and other larger users. And Nik Ponzi with Building Energy will walk us through weatherization, reminding us that buttoning up is part of the solution to being smart with energy use

Charlotte Repair Café on November 11th–fixing and fun with neighbors

TRANSITION TOWN CHARLOTTE, the Charlotte Grange, the Charlotte Library, and the Charlotte Congregational Church will be co-hosting a “Repair Café” on November 11th at the Charlotte Congregational Church from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

It’s not just about fixing and keeping things out of the landfill. It’s also about having fun and getting to know each other as neighbors!

Things that can be repaired by our “fixers” are: clothing, tension on sewing machines, knitted items, small kitchen appliances, lamps, cords and plugs, dull knives and tools, small furniture, garden equipment, and a host of other things that need simple mending, adjusting, or gluing.

Donations to the Charlotte Food Shelf will be appreciated. Coffee and sweets provided for donation, and lunch for sale. RSVP with the items you will bring for repair so we’ll be ready! Click here to RSVP: <>

–Ruah Swennerfelt
Transition Charlotte