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Shop Talk: Exchanging Services on Patch

We offer a few different ways for you to connect with fellow community members and share your needs.

Searching for a babysitter? Need to use a certain tool, but would rather borrow than buy? Hoping to carpool next month when the kids have practice three times a week?

Maybe you want to line up a teenager from the neighborhood to shovel your driveway when the next storm hits. Or you've lost the plumber's phone number and need to find a new one.

Look no further than Patch! We are creating a space for you to share your needs with community members, whether you're selling or seeking.

In the comments section below this story, leave a note detailing the service or item you're looking to pick up or give away. You can also email me (Ashley.Tarr@Patch.com) and I'll act as the middleman, posting the request and relaying any responses. A third option is posting an announcement (directions ) and adding this tag: "Southeast Brewster Services." Doing so will allow your announcement to show up on this topic page, another place where community members and I can visit for exchange purposes.

Please keep our Terms of Use in mind as you mingle with folks and work out ways to help one another. And since this is a new feature on Southeast-Brewster Patch, please don't hesitate to reach out and let me know if you have suggestions on how to improve the forum.

Ashley Tarr (Editor) December 28, 2011 at 06:03 PM
I'm happy to kick off the conversation! This morning, I saw an email on the Brewster10509 email group from a resident looking for a tool. Here are the details: "Wanted: Older Stihl chainsaw, O8s or O85, OK if not working, wanted for parts. Will pick up promptly." Can anyone out there help?
Ashley Tarr (Editor) December 29, 2011 at 03:19 PM
Here's another bit of information that falls under the "wanted" category. If you like working with numbers and have some time to spare, take a look at this Facebook post http://patch.com/bvaGX. It's from the Putnam Community Action Program, and they're looking to enlist a volunteer as tax season approaches.
Terri Stockburger December 29, 2011 at 04:11 PM
This is a great way to get our needs and offerings out there. Thank you Patch!
Ashley Tarr (Editor) December 29, 2011 at 10:15 PM
Thank you so much, Terri! We hope it takes off soon. Don't forget to spread the word if you have the chance!
Ashley Tarr (Editor) February 01, 2012 at 04:16 PM
Who knows a good, reliable handyman in Brewster or Southeast?
Ashley Tarr (Editor) February 07, 2012 at 06:52 PM
Drove by the Shell in Southeast yesterday (http://southeast.patch.com/listings/shell-275) and noticed that the station is looking to hire a cashier, according to a roadside sign.
F Winn February 26, 2012 at 03:06 PM
I'm looking for a referral for a local "roto rooter" style plumber in Brewster to clear a Blocked drain. Preferably with video on the snake as well. Any help ? Thanks in advance
Ashley Tarr (Editor) February 28, 2012 at 05:33 AM
I'll spread the word and see if anyone has advice for you, F Winn.
Art Hanley February 28, 2012 at 02:59 PM
Electric Snake in Brewster is my go to company for this service. 845-279-7315. They do have video service. http://www.electricsnake.net/
Ashley Tarr (Editor) February 28, 2012 at 03:52 PM
Thank you, Art!
Ashley Tarr (Editor) March 07, 2012 at 12:36 PM
The Putnam Community Action Program is seeking volunteers to serve at its soup kitchen, which runs three days a week. Find more information here: http://patch.com/N-dkRT.
Ashley Tarr (Editor) March 14, 2012 at 01:26 PM
Just saw this post from a user on the Brewster10509 email group: "A twenty-three year old woman of limited means is seeking to rent a room in Southeast where she works." If you know of a place, please post here or email Ashley.Tarr@Patch.com and I'll pass along the message.
Ashley Tarr (Editor) April 18, 2012 at 12:25 PM
Here's a post from a user on Brewster10509: "I've an overabundance of English Daisies, Petasites japonicus (giant butterbur), and Privet (3+ft) and Chinese Dogwood saplings. I would like to offer them out locally...to homeowners, the town, village, or businesses. The Daisies must go asap." If you're interested, please post here or email Ashley.Tarr@Patch.com and I will forward the inquiry to the right person.
Ashley Tarr (Editor) May 09, 2012 at 07:08 PM
Recent post from Brewster10509 member: "I have a 25 x 15 wood deck that needs staining, Anyone know of someone who does this type of work?" If you can help, please post here or email Ashley.Tarr@Patch.com and I will forward the inquiry to the right person.
Ashley Tarr (Editor) May 31, 2012 at 08:52 PM
Did you know that the American Legion hall in Southeast (located on Ice Pond Road) is available for rent? It can fit 80 people. Find more information here: http://patch.com/L-rgtS.
Ashley Tarr (Editor) June 21, 2012 at 01:42 PM
A Brewster10509 user is looking for a good pest control company. Can anyone make a recommendation?
denise June 21, 2012 at 02:40 PM
YES! Amtech Pest Control.... talk to Richard... tell him Denise sent you.... 888-378-3557 http://www.amtechct.com/
Ashley Tarr (Editor) June 26, 2012 at 03:06 PM
Anyone know of any chess clubs in the area? Just received an inquiry from a new resident.
Maria July 05, 2012 at 03:50 AM
Jp Mchale
Ashley Tarr (Editor) July 19, 2012 at 12:42 PM
Brewster10509 user is looking for postcards of Brewster/Southeast. Any suggestions?
eagle eye of southeast July 19, 2012 at 04:02 PM
contact Cassidy Plumbing at 422 Route 52 Carmel NY 914 215-1142
eagle eye of southeast July 19, 2012 at 04:04 PM
Cassity Plumbing at 422 Rte 52 Carmel, NY 914 215-1142
Ashley Tarr (Editor) September 17, 2012 at 04:19 PM
Brewster10509 user is hoping to borrow a cane. Here's his message: "I need a sturdy man's cane, wood, for about 4-5 weeks. Would return then as per agreement. 35-37" cane height." If you can help, leave a message here or email me (Ashley.Tarr@Patch.com) and I'll try to arrange a connection.
Ashley Tarr (Editor) September 23, 2012 at 09:29 PM
Here's another one from a Brewster10509 user (leave a message here or email me at Ashley.Tarr@Patch.com and I'll put you in touch): "Wanted in brewster: 10-12 weathered, faded terra cotta unilock pavers, will pick up. Does anyone have a few terra cotta colored pavers left over from an old project, or from one which has been dismantled? Newer stones with brighter color don't fit in my project."
Sharon Bodenschatz October 11, 2012 at 12:37 AM
Plants For Sale! Perennials (mostly $2.00): Ajuga (groundcover), Aster, Daylily $5.00, Fern (shade), Goldenrod, Lambs Ears, Lemon Balm, Plume Poppy (Macleaya cordata) $5.00, Primula (vulgaris & japonica) - shade, Spearmint, Strawberries! Trees & Shrubs ($5.00): Burning Bush, Cornelian Cherry, Forsythia, Privet, Viburnum (dentatum?). BYOB (bag or bucket!) Containers for sale e-mail to arrange: sharon@highwire.net We dig, you pick up: daily after 4:00, sooner the better (for you) Sat, Oct 13, before noon. Sun, Oct 14, before noon.

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