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Ghost of Midnight

… about neighbors, community and Front Porch Forum



Pet care in Barre… FPF to the rescue

“A few weeks ago I decided to post a little ad regarding pet care. I have received what I consider an overwhelming response to that posting. THANK YOU Front Porch Forum for putting me in contact with some wonderful people in the area and their pets. I have thoroughly enjoyed meeting my neighbors and caring for their ‘families’!”
• Cheryl, Barre FPF


Grateful daughter lands biker dad mobility scooter from generous Charlotte neighbors

“Hello Friends – We on the hunt for a used scooter for my 86 year old dad, who still fancies himself a biker. His current used one just bit the dust. I’m also searching Craig’s List, but please let me know if you have one you’d like to part with and for how much. Thanks!”
• Melanie, Charlotte FPF

“Front Porch Forum comes through! I received several generous offers in response to my query for a mobility scooter for my biker Dad. He’s now all set and couldn’t be happier. Thank you Sue!”
• Melanie, Charlotte FPF


UFO and Catamount sightings in St. Johnsbury?

Two interesting hot topics lately on the Saint Johnsbury Area Front Porch Forum… sightings of unidentified flying objects and possible catamounts.  Here’s a sample…

“Last week, I believe it was Wednesday night, quite late, about 10, I was sitting on the back porch, overlooking the Passumpsic River. Clear night, I looked up in the sky and saw something way up there, large and distinctly bright red, traveling very fast (I believe from the NW) in the sky. I mean much faster that a satellite or a plane–it seemed lower than a satellite, but higher than most jets at 35,000 feet–again, guessing here, very subjective. I ran and got my wife, who came right out…she was quite surprised. Then it seemed to get bigger and took on a triangular shape, and wobbled like a frisbee ready to fall out of the sky. Then it took off, straight up, and it was gone. Distinctly red. Anyone else see this?”
• Paul, St. Johnsbury FPF

“Around dusk, I saw what appeared to be a mountain lion run across the road in front of my car. It was about the size of a grey hound…kind of lanky. It had a distinct cat head and ears. It was short haired and a long thin cat tail. It appeared grey in color, but could have been because it was dusk. Could it be a mountain lion? It crossed the Peacham-Danville Road traveling from east to west and entered to woods just north of Currier Road. It was way too big to be a domesticated cat and yet it looked like a cat.”
• Laura, St. Johnsbury FPF


Jaw-dropping neighborliness in Vermont

“Thank you ever so much for creating Front Porch Forum. It is an awesome link within our community. We are fortunate that you have made this available to us all here in Vermont. I often tell others from different States about FPF, and the usual reaction is that their jaw drops, their eyes begin to sparkle and their mouths open to utter ‘wish we had that in our area… what a fabulous idea.’ So again THANK YOU.”
• Carole Castleton FPF


Barre beagles Betty and Wilma safely home

A recent Barre FPF posting by Joyce…

“My two beagles escaped yesterday around 9:00am… They are black, white and tan, 25lbs. and 1 1/2 yr. old. They are sisters, Betty and Wilma. If you have a sighting let me know.”

Followed a couple days later by…

“Lost dogs are home, thanks to Front Porch Forum! Yesterday a neighbor brought the dogs back. Thank you so much!”


Public Outreach 101 in Vermont…

“I sat in a line of traffic on the south end of the bridge in Vergennes for 45 minutes this morning because they were paving Main Street. If before the construction started there had been a traffic sign or it had been posted here on FPF… I would have taken another way around Vergennes… I drive to Burlington many times a week and I never saw a sign. I look at FPF daily. I didn’t see a posting for it.”
• Laurie, Vergennes FPF

“To everyone affected by the paving of Main Street this week, please be understanding and patient. Business owners received a letter from the city notifying them of the project. The decision to not use FPF was a mistake and for that I apologize. This project was long overdue and the scheduling came together quickly. Please do your best to avoid the bottlenecks and keep patronizing your local businesses. I assure you, everyone will be proud of the finished product.”
• Bill Benton, Mayor, City of Vergennes



How did this Vermonter find a buyer for his classic Jag in the Bahamas?

From Brian on the Waterbury FPF…

I sold my classic Jaguar! The woman who bought it for her husband has a place in Stowe but read my series of postings at their other home in Nassau, The Bahamas!

I advertised the car in the Burlington Free Press, Craigslist and Hemmings Motor News… Response : nothing.

I must have had a dozen on Front Porch Forum.