Volunteers will attempt to fix, at no cost, small and medium-sized items.
Karen Szymanski’s dad loves to tinker.
Even though he’s 90, hardly a day passes when Andy Segal isn’t down in his workshop, trying to fix or build something, his daughter said.
“So we grew up with that mindset, that you take care of things you own and fix them instead of just throwing them away,” Szymanski said.
Szymanski isn’t quite the tinkerer her father is, but the North East woman has been working to help people all over Erie County fix their broken chairs, computers and other smaller items.
She is starting a Repair Cafe, where volunteers will attempt to fix, at no cost, small and medium-sized items that are brought to them. The first one is scheduled for April 21 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Blasco Library.
The Repair Cafes are based on a Washington Post article Szymanski read about a year…