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Monthly Archives: March 2012





Car dead? Need ride to work? Ask neighbors for a hand…

#VT - I do not know if this will work, but my pastor referred me to this FrontPorchForum.com. My car died on me. I am trying to find a ride to work for 10am. I am also trying to find a ride for Sunday at noon. I work at supermarket in Berlin. If anyone could help it would be greatly appreciated.

Like the posting above in today’s Calais FPF, we’re seeing clergy and local congregations increasingly embrace Front Porch Forum.




Promise of Broadband…

#VT - Here’s an opening from an Alabama article about rural development using broadband…

Five years after borrowing $8 from her mother to start an online business, Michigan teenager Ashley Qualls has an annual income of more than $1 million. Her secrets?  A creative idea and access to broadband Internet. In [Vermont], Michael Wood-Lewis invested $15 and invited neighbors to “share messages about lost cats and block parties.”  Today, he is president of a thriving enterprise and lives in one of America’s “top-ten” neighborhoods. His secret? Leveraging Internet technology to create a space for community.  These stories may leave you wondering how you could benefit from the opportunities presented by broadband technologies…