Category Archives: Burlington

Vermonters listen to neighbors’ business recommendations

Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 7.18.49 AM“I visited Deepa’s Beauty Salon after reading a recommendation on Front Porch Forum. Thanks for the review. I also found it to be very clean, have professional staff, good prices, and great services. Thanks.”
• Luba, Winooski FPF

Here’s the original post recommending this local business…

“Today my out of town friend took our daughters to Deepa’s Beauty Salon for manicures. They had an excellent experience–great customer service and quality of work. The atmosphere was clean, professional, yet also homey and inviting. My friend took off her very valuable (both financially and emotionally) wedding rings for the manicure and then left them there. Several hours later, she realized her mistake.  The salon owners met us after hours on a Saturday night and very cheerfully opened up the salon and returned the rings. We are so grateful for their integrity, honesty, and friendliness. It’s businesses like these that bring pride to Winooski. I encourage you to support this wonderful locally owned business!”
• Arica, Winooski FPF

Grateful daughter lands biker dad mobility scooter from generous Charlotte neighbors

“Hello Friends – We on the hunt for a used scooter for my 86 year old dad, who still fancies himself a biker. His current used one just bit the dust. I’m also searching Craig’s List, but please let me know if you have one you’d like to part with and for how much. Thanks!”
• Melanie, Charlotte FPF

“Front Porch Forum comes through! I received several generous offers in response to my query for a mobility scooter for my biker Dad. He’s now all set and couldn’t be happier. Thank you Sue!”
• Melanie, Charlotte FPF

Vancouver-ite’s take on Burlington

In a posting selling four used snow tires on the Far North End FPF, Jay shared yesterday…

I would also like to take this opportunity to say how wonderful Front Porch Forum and Vermont are. My family and I moved here from Vancouver British Columbia last summer. We moved here for work and was told about FPF by our landlord. Unfortunately, work isn’t working out for us and we have to move back to Vancouver in the coming months. We have mixed feelings about moving home. Vermont and in particular Burlington is a wonderful place with a fantastic sense of community. We are going to miss that dearly. My wife and I, despite living in a large city for a number of years, both come from smaller towns. We did a lot of research when deciding to move and thought Burlington was similar to what we wanted in a city. We weren’t disappointed.

Our only regret is not posting to FPF sooner. We have read it every day since we have been in VT and discussed how wonderful and unique VT is. There is a pride and sense of community like few other places we have been. We wanted to thank you for a wonderful experience.

Burlington vs. Boulder? Vote by April 30

Vermont’s Local Motion is neck-and-neck with a Boulder nonprofit in this national contest.  Vote today… poll closes April 30.

Local Motion is one of five bike advocacy groups nationwide competing for a super-awesome “Xtracycle” cargo bike. You can help us win!

If we get the most votes , we’ll get a cargo bike worth $2,000 for our Trailside Center here in Burlington.

Then we’ll loan it out to people for free — not just for an hour, but for a few days, so that people can try out a cargo bike for real.

Vermont typically does not win these kind of online competitions, but with this one, we’ve got a real shot. Local Motion has been bouncing in and out of first place for the past week — so your vote could put us over the top!

Please pass this on to any of your networks. Voting end April 30th, so don’t wait! Here’s the link:


Thank you!

Most popular info source for road project updates?

WCAX reported recently that a VTrans survey found Front Porch Forum is the most popular source of information for updates about the Waterbury road projects.