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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:

http://www.xtracycle.com/vote-for-your-advocacy-organization/

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.

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Be A Good Neighbor – The Front Porch Forum Story

Lang McLaughry Real Estate, a leading real estate company in Vermont, focused on Front Porch Forum recently on their website.  We’ve heard from Realtors across the state that they love to inform their clients about FPF… a “modern welcome wagon.”

 


7 Words for 2015 — Enter FPF’s Annual Raffle Today!

It’s time for our annual New Year word play and free prize drawing!

Submit your posting to Front Porch Forum before midnight Wednesday, January 7, 2015 consisting of exactly seven (7) words and you’ll be entered into a free drawing* to win one of these great prizes:

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.

*FPF welcomes up to two entries per day per person. Post about whatever tickles your fancy. Click on the links at right for loads of great samples from years past.

UPDATE:  The winners of our random prize drawing…

One $50 gift certificate to Small Dog Electronics
http://www.smalldog.com/
Dan in Athens
“Why isn’t everyone using Front Porch Forum?”

One Tower of Treasures from Lake Champlain Chocolates
http://www.lakechamplainchocolates.com/corporate-holiday-gift.html
Stephen in Dorset
“If quizzes are quizzical, what are tests?”

Four passes to the Pump House Indoor Waterpark at Jay Peak
http://www.jaypeakresort.com/pumphouse/waterpark
Diane in Wells River
“Who will be governor? There’s a raffle!”

Gift cards redeemable at Ben & Jerry’s Scoop Shops
http://www.benjerry.com/scoop-shops
Robert in Middlebury
“Lost spouses. New-found love. At 80.”

Everyday Apothecary Box Sets from Urban Moonshine Bitters and Tonics
http://www.urbanmoonshine.com/products/merchandise/wooden-box-apothecary.html
Phyll in West Windsor
“Shhhh, be like Dad and keep Mum!”

Two one-day lift tickets for Bolton Valley
http://www.boltonvalley.com/?utm_source=frontporchforum&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sevenwordscontest
John in Benson
“Fly away loon. Open water leaving soon.”

One “Year of Free Bread” card (one loaf/month) from Great Harvest Bread
http://greatharvestburlington.com/
Melissa in Charlotte
“Great posts – not fences – make great neighbors.”

$50 gift card to Higher Ground
http://www.highergroundmusic.com/
Nancy in Worcester
“Ancestral farm beckoned us home, blessings abound.”

Pair of tickets to Grease Sing-A-Long-A at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts
http://www.flynntix.org/flynn-mainstage/grease-sing-a-long-a/Details?perfNo=11080&perfCodePrefix=FLV15G
Tom and Linda in East Montpelier
“East Montpelier coyote teaches goldendoodle to howl.”

One-month family membership to The Edge
http://edgevt.com/
Marsha in Montgomery
“Is there more light? Wait a fortnight!”

One $50 gift certificate to Jivana Holistic Spa
http://jivanaspa.com/
Elizabeth in Winooski
“FPF, 7DVT and vtdigger.org keep me informed.”