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Jewelry…. lost and found around Vermont

It seems a fair amount of our FPF neighbors are losing jewelry. Just as fortunate, their items are being found!

Thanks to Front Porch Forum and the person who found it, my sister is gratefully reunited with the bracelet she lost at the Moscow parade.”    • Suzanne in Stowe

I lost a necklace on the way up to, or on top of, the Ledges Trail the night of July 3. It has a reddish/orange short strand of beads with an etched silver metal centerpiece. If found, please call.”   • Marianne in Bristol

I found a berated necklace hiking down from Bristol ledges tonight. Be in touch if you know who it belongs to.” • Joe in Bristol

My necklace was found and is now back in my possession! I am feeling very grateful to Nancy for finding it, for Front Porch Forum which gave us the means to communicate with each other (although we live in the same neighborhood, I’m not sure we ever would have connected), and to everyone who replied to my post! I am thankful that we live in such a great community!”  • Betsy in Williston

“If you lost your bracelet on the college green get in touch. Found by the volleyball net.”   • Kim in Montpelier


Getting stuff done

Valuable connections are made on Front Porch Forum daily.

“I would just like to give another shout-out to FPF. This is such a great place to get stuff done. In the last two weeks, I sold my car, got a free tv, gave away our old BBQ, and found a beautiful baby swing. We’ve also met some very nice people. Thank you!”
•  Gretchen in Warren

FPF is one of my favorite ways to stay connected with my community. FPF gives all of us a wonderful way to relate to each other and there is no charge to use it.”  • Sandy in Burlington

Looking to get stuff done? Try your neighborhood FPF!


Donating “Green” for the food shelf

Front Porch Forum members help their local food shelf by sharing the abundance in their gardens.

“Last year my garden produced an abundance of cucumbers, so I brought them to the food shelf. They were delighted every time they saw me coming with another donation so this year I planted a little extra of everything so I can share again.”  •  Barry in Morrisville

“Bravo to Marcia for sharing her exquisite dahlia bulbs and asking us lucky recipients to donate to the food shelf. Giving so others can enjoy these gorgeous flowers and only asking to help feed the needy in return. An amazing neighbor and example to follow.”
•  Abi in Morrisville

Have tips to share on helping others in your town? Post it on FPF!


Boosting small business in Vermont

Many small businesses find success by posting on Front Porch Forum.

“My business started as a side gig gardening.  I got all my jobs through FPF.  In 2 years I had more work than I could handle and was able to quit my day job.”  • Jonathan with Better Trees and Gardens

“I have a small contracting business and work was very slow, so my wife said let’s try this site. My business increased to almost a full calendar of work. Thank you FPF.”  • Russell with R.P.M Contracting

Front Porch Forum is amazing! I filled the openings in my cleaning schedule. So many responses in just a few hours.”  • Kari in Montpelier

 Own your business? Post on FPF and use our Business Directory!

Are you reaching out to your new neighbors?

They’re looking to make connections through Front Porch Forum!

“Anybody in the Fair Haven area interested in old-time railroads? Perhaps a modeler? Senior new to Vermont would like to meet you.”  • Ron in Fair Haven

“Seeking Scrabble Players. English or German. Have sets for both. Recently settled here; want to make new friends and play Scrabble etc.”  • Llanda in Underhill

“We are fairly new to the area and were wondering is there are any local secular community oriented organizations that meet.” • John in East Randolph

Looking for someone to connect with on similar interests? Post on FPF.



Pet Bear in Stowe?

FPF members have had great fun writing witty postings about the possibility!

“To the neighbor with the pet bear: Please keep your bear leashed when going past my house. While I truly appreciate you love your pet bear, he or she has now busted open both of my compost bins. It’s especially sneaky of you to walk him or her just in the nighttime, when our dog door is closed.”  • Emily on June 6

“Of course I walk my pet bear late at night without a leash. Honestly, who leashes a pet bear? Anyways. Please let me know if you see her. I’d be forever grateful to get her back.” • John on June 7

“Going on vacation? Busy work schedule? Is your pet bear getting too large for you to walk on your own? I’m open to late night walks….”  • Steve on June 9

“Now, truth be told, I’m fattening my bear up on berries, greens, and wholesome honey right now. I’m confident that when he goes off for his evening strolls he’s so well fed he’s not bothering with my neighbor’s trash, as if he’d deign to eat trash! And, of course, I don’t want him going for brisk walks, that would defeat the butterball bear I’m looking forward to this fall. • Tamara on June 10

“The bear “stories” make me smile every time I read one! I love imagination….and we have been honored with a lot of that lately! Life is so busy…..it’s refreshing to know that people can slow down long enough to have fun!”
• Nancy on June 11

There are many ways to connect with your neighbors on Front Porch Forum! Have some summer fun 🙂


Need a lawnmower? Ask your neighbors!

You never know who may respond! Front Porch Forum members often find their neighbors lending a hand.

“I want to thank Stewart for answering my request for a working push mower for little to no money. He came by today with a really nice mower that’s going to workout just perfect for me free of charge. I knew that with all my friends and neighbors i would find one but a nice mower for free thank you very much Stewart i greatly appreciate your help. There’s still great people out there and they could be your neighbor.”  • Darin in Winooski

In need of a household or yard work item? Ask your neighbors on FPF!


Carbon Monoxide alarm gone off?

Recently, a FPF member shared their experiences and thanks for help. A good reminder for all of us to double-check your home alarms!

“My family and I are grateful to the Fire Department who came out last night when our Carbon Monoxide alarm went off. They were at our home within minutes of our calling and quickly identified the source of our problem. Please make sure to check the batteries in your fire alarm and go over your fire safety plan with all family members and babysitters. Our CO detector has a different alarm sound then the Fire alarm which caused some confusion.”
April from Ferrisburgh