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Monthly Archives: October 2010




#BTV #VT ‘s Mealtrain in Mothering Magazine!

Congratulations to Burlington’s own mealTrain.com … featured in Mothering Magazine recently.  This is a great service.  Our family has used it successfully several times to support friends in need (new baby at home, etc.) or just as a pick-me-up from a group of friends to one happy recipient.

From their site…

Friends and family have always shown support and compassion after significant life events through the delivery of meals. However, this generosity has not been without challenges. Often the giving party is wondering, “When is the best time to start giving meals? Which nights are most helpful? What meals are most liked? What foods have already been shared? How many should I cook for? Is anyone in the home allergic to food types?” or “When is the family ready to start cooking on their own?”

mealTrain.com is a free solution that simplifies the organization of giving and receiving meals. By allowing the giving party to take into account the recipient’s preferred meal times, food preferences, and available days, the site helps ensure that the recipient gets the meals they enjoy on the days that are most helpful.




IF YOU SEE THIS CAT, PLEASE DO NOT FEED HER

Posted on FPF by Susie in South #BTV today…

My lovely, large and luxuriant kitty, Dulce Meow, has been on a diet for months and is getting even LARGER! If you see her on the street and she begs you to buy her an ice cream from the Good Humor man (or woman), please don’t do it. If she shows up at your doorstep and convinces you that she is starving, don’t believe her, SHE LIES! Dulce has a very compelling look in her large green eyes but you must refrain from feeding her, please, not even a small treat, SHE IS NOT PREGNANT!

Thank you in advance for your help. She’s a sweet, very fat, kitty and I want her to live a good long life.
Your neighbor, Susie


#VT Police and Social Networking

Andy Bromage writes in this week’s Seven Days about VT police use of digital tools… interesting stories.  He closes with…

Burlington police do closely monitor the neighborhood Front Porch Forums, replying to questions and concerns posted by residents. But they do not maintain a Facebook page because, in Schirling’s words, “It is one more thing to maintain with limited resources, and our website is quite comprehensive.”