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What do neighbors post about?

People often ask… “what do the neighbors write about on Front Porch Forum?” Well, it’s challenging to boil it down to a simple list (although it would have to include missing cats and bikes). So here’s a batch of message headlines taken from the last week of postings on FPF’s 130 online neighborhood forums covering Chittenden County, VT…

  • City Launches New Website!
  • Another Neighbor Joins Forum
  • Curious about Private Investigation?
  • The Ramble July 26th!
  • Old Windows
  • Yard Sales June 21, Stolen Bikes
  • Seeking update on 144 North Union
  • Democrats Gathering June 21
  • Police presence
  • Please Return Plant
  • garage sale June 21-22
  • Abandoned Bike
  • Books on Tape
  • Traffic Concerns
  • Jonas Brothers tix wanted
  • Petra Cliffs day passes
  • Dogs on Leash in Gilbrook
  • Disturbing Incident Comment
  • Day Care Suggestion
  • Adaptive Sailing Open House June 22
  • Fisher Cat Question
  • Stolen Bike
  • Fresh Air Fund
  • NEW NORTH END YARD SALES JUNE 21
  • Seeking Roofer Recommendations
  • Cat Seeking Loving Home
  • Cat Seeking Home
  • Blow up balloons for July 4 parade and fireworks!
  • South End Farmer’s Market
  • landscaping/tree service recommended
  • Forum Publication Timing
  • SUMMER DAY CAMP
  • Questions for Bear Experts…
  • Sing Along June 30
  • Police and recent vandalism
  • Sing along
  • Vinyl Siding
  • looking for dog sitters
  • Wildlife Teams Forming
  • CARD GAMER SEEKING PLAYERS
  • Pick-Up Frisbee
  • Animal Shelter Fundraiser June 28
  • summer tennis update
  • reliable assistance available
  • Hot Days, Cool Books
  • Seeking Cat Sitter
  • Disappearing Plants
  • Regarding wreckless driving
  • Hinesburg Vermont Yankee meeting June 25
  • Nature Camp spaces available
  • Black Bear Expert
  • ride needed to Burlington
  • seeking tag-along bike
  • need a babysitter?
  • missing bike
  • ONE Farmers’ Market Opens June 24
  • Drop-In Music
  • Strange man
  • House Siding
  • Events at Your Library
  • Extra Car seats?
  • Treadmill for sale
  • Apartment or house-sitting needed for July-August
  • Seeking quilting lessons and doctor recommendation
  • Park at night
  • Traffic calming on town website
  • traffic safety: an addition to Bretts smart words
  • Entertainment Center for Sale
  • Local Meat for Sale
  • apartment needed
  • Help Garden at Boys and Girls Club
  • kids, police, eggs
  • Timely Traffic Forum!
  • Free couch near Young St
  • Looking for Temp Living Space
  • Seeking Lawn Mower Sharpening, Loaner
  • computer desk for sale
  • Australian Ballot
  • Champlain College Block Party Invitation
  • Real Estate Appraisal Questions
  • Seeking bike loans
  • Speed Enforcement and Traffic Calming Plan Update
  • Looking for exercise/spin bike
  • Burlington Permaculture Updates
  • Misdelivered package
  • Weekly Massage Special!
  • Seeking Diamond from Wedding Ring
  • Bike Rodeo and Round Up
  • Seeking Bricks
  • Race Data Collection Community Forum June 24
  • Missing Chicken?
  • Beach and fires
  • More theft in the ONE
  • free plants
  • Seeking Moving company recommendations
  • Looking for Swing set and Perennials
  • Seen: Blue and White Parakeet
  • Regarding Lawn Fertilization Concerns
  • Urgent: Temporary Home Needed for Cat!
  • City Website Feedback
  • Petra cliffs passes gone
  • Michael Franti/Spearhead ticket for sale
  • Condo for Rent
  • Valuable food information
  • looking for sod recommendations
  • local foods meeting – seeking farm land
  • Seeking kittens
  • Stray Cat – Yours?
  • Discussion of Budgets
  • Middle School Theatre Workshops July 21-25
  • Summer Photography Classes
  • Seeking Babysitter
  • City Liability for Storm Damage
  • Plant Thieves
  • Children
  • Seeking computer speakers
  • Massage School Needs People to Massage!
  • firewood for sale
  • bike theft
  • Free Storm Door
  • Interior Painter Needed June 29 or 30
  • moving company recommended
  • Town Meeting
  • Seeking tree service recommendations
  • Volunteers Needed for Senior Games June 28
  • Farm shares available
  • Refugee Resettlement Benefit June 29
  • 277 East Allen Project
  • Traffic Calming Meeting TONIGHT
  • house for rent
  • Live Fire Training at UVM canceled
  • Push Mower Sharpening
  • Seeking Bike Loan
  • more on Siding
  • Summer Project Help Available
  • Dining Room Set for Sale
  • seeking Audiologist recommendations
  • Drug Concerns on Murray St
  • The Bagel is selling pizza
  • Five Sisters Teen Filmmaker Wins Top Prize
  • seeking Tree surgeon recommendation
  • Seeking Part-Time Administrative Assistant
  • Face Painter Wanted June 28
  • Rhubarb for concord grapes
  • Seeking to borrow water cooler June 28
  • Local Arts Festival September 7
  • Street Flooding Issue – Letter to Mayor
  • Bunk Beds for Sale
  • Need a house sitter?
  • Seeking Hiking Area Map
  • PC repair
  • McQueen hearing: Cronin report
  • Yard sale June 27-29
  • reel mower sharpening
  • Qigong
  • SPEED ENFORCEMENT
  • Two Dream horses for sale
  • Seeking Painters, Flooring, Movers Recommendations
  • Appraisal increase!
  • Carpentry Needed?
  • FPF History, success, and seeking furniture fix
  • FUN WITH GOOGLE MAPS
  • House for Rent in Hinesburg
  • stray cat
  • Farmer’s Market website
  • home cooking delivered
  • worms composting at South End Farmers Market
  • Catamount Health Expansions
  • Volunteers Needed for July 4 Run
  • seeking dolly loan, dryer offered
  • Yard Sale June 28-29
  • Bike theft advice
  • free dirt
  • Police Chief Reinstatement
  • Seeking House Cleaner, Mother’s helper recommendations
  • Green Lawn Mowing Available
  • seeking forwarding address…
  • Linnie’s Event, Murray Street Concerns
  • Tree Service Recommended
  • Seeking Tent, Recommending Movie
  • Seeking Raw Milk Source
  • Let’s brag about a local adult this time!
  • Childcare Opening
  • Teen Police Academy July 7-11
  • Nature Camps
  • seeking roofer recommendations, painting and grounds help
  • FARMERS MARKET WEDNESDAYS
  • Yard Sales June 28
  • Cancellation of fire training
  • Teen Seeking Summer Work
  • Ethan Allen Homestead offerings
  • Comcast expansion into Westford
  • volunteer opportunity June 28
  • Lake Monsters at Library June 27
  • July 4 celebration needs your help
  • Music Nights June 26-28
  • Library Programs
  • Neighborhood Garage Sale June 28
  • Australian Ballot and Town Meeting
  • Book Sale at Town Hall July 4
  • PLANT THIEVES
  • Seeking Rental
  • TV News Preference Survey
  • Babysitter, Pet-Sitter Available
  • New American Farmers Update
  • Hinesburg House for Rent, Shelburne Qigong
  • Tag Sale June 28
  • runaway dog?
  • Found Cat
  • FPF History, Restaurant Recommended
  • Exchange Students Seeking Housing
  • Garage Sale June 27-29
  • Found Trash barrel
  • Free Music and Movies at UVM Saturdays in July
  • Seeking Firewood Recommendations
  • joggers thank safe drivers
  • Melinda Moulton
  • Soccer Game
  • Speed Meetings
  • lumber delivery June 25
  • Restaurant Recommended More
  • Soccer Anyone?
  • North Ave. and 127 Slip Ramp Closure Meeting
  • seeking summer housing
  • red lily beetle
  • 128/North Ave Ramp Mtg?
  • Updates on Siding; Benefits of FPF and Good Neighbors
  • volunteers needed june 30
  • Energy message from BED
  • Decriminalize Drugs
  • trash burning illegal inside or outside
  • seeking skin product
  • Little League Schedule; Lake Monsters Night June 28
  • Wedding Gown Available
  • Edwina Gateley Event July 11-12
  • House Sitter Available
  • RiverWalk Celebration June 27
  • tennis lessons
  • Free Film and Music Series in July
  • New Business: Big Help
  • slate, china cabinet offered
  • North St. 2 br. sublet
  • Seeking dogs for calendar
  • Seeking Lost Glasses
  • Seeking vehicle to buy
  • Seeking Stolen Bike
  • Car for Sale
  • 4th of July celebration
  • Free Family Event on UVM campus
  • Film and Music Starting July 12
  • Seeking summer driving students
  • Neighbor Appreciation
  • Farmers’ Market list for June 27
  • Free Kids Toys
  • UVM grad getting acquainted
  • Host Families Needed
  • Half-off Tag Sale June 28
  • RT 127/North Ave intersection meeting
  • A Rave for Tommy’s Grill
  • Bug Repellent
  • Home Renovation – 47 Catherine
  • UVM film-music and seeking host families
  • UVM Summer Film and Music Series – FREE!
  • Avon Source
  • seeking host families
  • 2nd Annual North Quarter 3rd of July Parade
  • Eager to commute
  • Cancellation of fire training comment
  • Seeking third housemate
  • New Farms for New Americans update
  • Seeking car tires, bike seat, roof coating
  • Seeking bathtub
  • House for sale – Open house June 29
  • Thai restaurant feedback
  • Massage Barter for help with Move
  • About Illegal Drugs
  • best seat in town july 3 fireworks
  • Obama Event
  • Winooski Online Survey
  • Robert and Gigi June 27
  • Seeking Housing for visiting authors
  • Communication Committee Meeting July 2
  • New Aikido Introductory Series
  • Looking for Apartment Cleaners
  • Register to vote
  • Free Film and Music Series
  • small tricycle in our yard
  • Documenting Ancient Roads in Milton July 2
  • Free Computer Storage Media
  • Thank You and Hunting for Accordion Players
  • Neighborhood living
  • Volunteer Needed for Huntington elder
  • variety of gadgets left on our doorknob
  • Seeking host families
  • Police Chief Hearing
  • Flynn Tour Opens South Burlington Gardens
  • Homeowners’ Assn. Dues Past Due
  • Seeking missing cat
  • Myrtle Street Avant Garden Update
  • Garage/Yard Sale June 28
  • Garage Sale June 28
  • AMBER ALERT – Please Help
  • Richmond 4th of July Needs You!
  • Neighbor Joins Forum
  • Summer Camps at Shelburne Art Center
  • Chief Back
  • Sing-Along and Town Meeting
  • Westford Recreation Summer Programs
  • Fireworks Safety Tips
  • PERSONAL ACTION AND GLOBAL CHANGE July 11-12
  • FLYNN TOUR OPENS SOUTH BURLINGTON GARDENS
  • Fourth of July Bike Parade
  • SEEKING LOST CAT – Bright St
  • Looking to get gravel hauled
  • Gubernatorial Campaign seeking Volunteers
  • Wanted: Woman who wanted Great Escape Ticket
  • UVM Engineering Students Demonstrate Hybrid Car
  • Gardener available
  • Huntington’s Disease Walk June 28
  • Garden Tour and Immigrant Farms
  • Seeking 2-bedroom apartment
  • Seeking feedback on possible Westford Park and Ride
  • Seeking Car for June 28
  • Apology – City Issues
  • Traffic Concerns on Laurel Hill
  • Ward One Commissioners Ask…
  • Free pool table
  • In response to drug dealers and courage
  • Drug addict stereotypes
  • Garden Tour
  • Seeking Chairperson for Road Committee
  • Bike the Lake for CF July 12-13
  • Trash and Recycling Schedule
  • CH17 PRODUCER TRAINING FREE
  • Seeking Missing Calico Cat
  • Drunken Noodle House
  • circus tickets for sale
  • camera for sale
  • Open House June 29
  • Neighborhood wildlife
  • Porch Sale/Give-Away June 29
  • Break-In on Pennington Dr
  • Looking for Tennis Partner
  • Avon Appreciation
  • Obama T-shirts available
  • FPF Tech Response
  • Any babysitters needed?
  • BIG HELP is HERE!
  • Fireworks… register to Vote
  • More Neighbors Join Forum
  • looking for roofers!
  • Another Neighbor/Babysitter Joins Forum
  • Roofer experience
  • seeking dog supplies
  • Seeking small tent to borrow
  • What happened to Huntington River last night?
  • Free Ice Cream Maker
  • Found Cat – Yours?
  • Seeking caregiver
  • BOOK SALE AT TOWN HALL JULY 4
  • Winooski Festival Appreciation
  • Flash Flood Follow Up
  • big yard sale July 5
  • looking to borrow a dolly
  • Pet Sitter Needed
  • Movies on the Green?
  • Tech Difficulties and Seeking Pet Sitter
  • Summer Host Families Needed!
  • Braun Juicer for Sale
  • Summer PRACTICAL HERBALISM class offering
  • Looking for sailboat rental
  • Need simple (?) chair repair – Help?

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