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Monthly Archives: January 2016


Jericho snowbird loving Vermont from afar

communities-Marathon-shutterstock_31290985“Okay, I am a snow bird now in Florida, but have loved keeping in touch on Front Porch Forum and love the six word messages. I love my home in Vermont!”
• Marge, Jericho FPF




FPF’s 6 Words for 2016 Raffle

It’s time for our annual New Year word play and free prize drawing!  Submit your posting to FPF before midnight Thursday, January 7, 2016 consisting of exactly six (6) words and you’ll be entered into a free drawing* to win one of these great prizes:

• One 32GB iPod Touch from Small Dog Electronics
• One Tower of Chocolate from Lake Champlain Chocolates
• One $300 home energy audit from Building Energy
• One overnight room at The Essex Resort & Spa
• Four tickets to “Cat in the Hat” at The Flynn Theater
• One Ultimate Beer Lovers gift box from The Cheese Board
• One $100 gift certificate for the Burlington Furniture Company
• One $100 gift certificate for Waterbury Sports

• One $100 gift certificate for Hunger Mountain Co-op

• One $100 gift certificate for Ebenezer Books in Johnson
• One 1-month Family Membership to The Edge
• Two 1-day lift tickets (no restrictions) to Sugarbush
• One Smuggs Bash Badge for Smugglers’ Notch Resort
• Two 1-day lift tickets (mid-week, non-holiday) to Bolton Valley
• Three sets of Buy Local coupon book plus Flashbag coupon clutch from Local First Vermont

Thanks to the local Vermont businesses listed above who donated these wonderful prizes.

Now get creative and POST AN ENTRY!
To post to your FPF, go to FrontPorchForum.com and click LOGIN (if not already logged in).
• If you’re already logged in, click MY ACCOUNT.
• Then click COMPOSE POSTING.
• Select posting category “6 Words for 2016 Raffle,” type your 6-word posting, and click “Submit Posting”

*FPF welcomes up to two entries per day per person. Post about whatever tickles your fancy. See loads of great samples from years past.

UPDATE:  See the winners of the random drawing below…

One 32GB iPod Touch from Small Dog Electronics
http://www.smalldog.com/
Robyn Kozierok, Bennington
“My hovercraft is full of eels.”

One Tower of Chocolate from Lake Champlain Chocolates
http://www.lakechamplainchocolates.com/
Kelly Grey, Burlington
“Goodbye sweet Granny. I miss you.”

One $300 home energy audit from Building Energy
http://www.buildingenergyvt.com/weatherization-insulation/energy-audits/
Claudette Vaughan, Bristol
“Can’t fix stupid with duct tape!”

One overnight room at The Essex Resort & Spa
http://www.essexresortspa.com/
Kristina Coan, Johnson
“Currently pretending I’m at the beach.”

Four tickets to “Cat in the Hat” at The Flynn Theater
http://www.flynntix.org/flynn-mainstage/the-cat-in-the-hat/Details?perfNo=12397&perfCodePrefix=FLF16C
Farryl Bertmann, South Hero
“Predictable unrestrained community discourse elicits amusement.”

One Ultimate Beer Lovers gift box from The Cheese Board
http://www.thecheeseboardvt.com/
Julie Levy, Weathersfield
“Imagine neighbors sharing a spacious porch.”

One $100 gift certificate for the Burlington Furniture Company
http://www.burlingtonfurniturecompany.com/
Mary Harbaugh, Saint Albans
“Want to share vegetable seed orders?”

One $100 gift certificate for Waterbury Sports
http://www.waterburysportsvt.com/
Nina Church, Morrisville
“FPF democracy: sometimes ornery, always vital.”

One $100 gift certificate for Hunger Mountain Co-op
http://hungermountain.coop/
Erin Hurley, Waterbury
“Hoping to increase Waterbury’s population soon!”

One $100 gift certificate for Ebenezer Books in Johnson
http://www.facebook.com/ebenezerbooks
Angela Apicelli, Walden
“Remember who you wanted to be… ”

One 1-month Family Membership to The Edge
http://edgevt.com/
Cathy Grey, Williston
“Life before Front Porch Forum: clueless”

Two 1-day lift tickets (no restrictions) to Sugarbush
https://www.sugarbush.com/
Kim Pawul, Moretown
“Is my guinea pig watching television?”

One Smuggs Bash Badge for Smugglers Notch Resort
http://www.smuggs.com/
Elaine Pierce, Danville
“Vermont. January. Fire. Book. Dog. Ahhhh.”

Two 1-day lift tickets (mid-week, non-holiday) to Bolton Valley
http://www.boltonvalley.com/
Abi Sessions, Cornwall
“Good things happen when neighbors talk.”

3 winners: Buy Local coupon book plus Flashbag coupon clutch from Local First Vermont
http://vbsr.org/local_first_vermont/buy_the_book
Brooke Pridemore, Burlington
“Being nude isn’t crude at home!”

Alex Trudeau, Underhill
“FPF has never let me down.”

Michael Fath, Charlotte
“I’m beside Myself, cloning machine works!”

 


Use your FPF to find those about to rock

“I’m new to FPF and am looking for some people to play music with. I’m 30, have played guitar on and off for 18 years and am pretty decent. I’m looking to get back into a band for fun/small gigs. I play almost everything and anything. Shoot me a note with any suggestions or if you’d like to play!”
• Ryan, Stowe Front Porch Froum


Montpelier Melissa’s menagerie munches… on Christmas trees

“My animals couldn’t be happier with their new selection of christmas trees. The goats and alpacas eat the needles, the chickens hang out in the branches and the ducks find privacy to lay eggs under the propped up trees. AND it makes the barnyard smell great. Recycling at its best. I love Front Porch Forum!”
• Melissa, Montpelier FPF