“Most of us, when we go away on vacation, try to avoid the television, divert our attention away from national news stories, perhaps even lose track of events affecting our Green Mountain state. That pretty much sums up my approach at least. But in perusing my emails, the one thing I cannot pass up is the daily Front Porch Forum e-newsletter.
“Why is that? For me, it’s that eye in the sky that allows me to feel connected with events taking place literally feet from my front porch. There is no need to wonder if the content is relevant. It’s my neighborhood with my neighbors talking about things that they feel are worth sharing. An extra benefit, of course is our city councilors’ and NPA reports, police and fire notices, and information on various initiatives in the city that might be of interest to us.
“FPF has also allowed me as a beekeeper to share what comes out of my backyard with those who provide their backyards to my bees. I have the opportunity to meet new neighbors and welcome back those who have purchased again and again chatting for a while about what an amazing place we live, a place that provides so much diversity and opportunities for expression and creativity.
“I can’t think of what could possibly replace Front Porch Forum, and I hope I never have to.”
• Randy, Old North End Burlington FPF