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The Swedes are coming!

“My two cousins will need a place to stay in the Waterbury area the weekend of my son’s wedding. Two senior gentlemen.”
• Shari, Waterbury FPF

“They have found lodging at The Olde Stagecoach Inn. Thanks to all for your suggestions. I Just LOVE Front Porch Forum!”
• Shari, Waterbury FPF, next day


Shelburne-ite finds small-job carpenter for Burlington friend

“I am posting for a friend who lives in the South End of Burlington. She needs someone to repair a few exterior steps and landing. The carpenters she has contacted have said the job is too small for them to bother with. If you know of a person that would do small odd jobs such as this, please send me their contact information and I will pass it along to my friend.”
• Karen, Shelburne FPF

“A huge thanks to all the carpenters who responded to my request on behalf of a friend in Burlington for someone to work a small job. I received numerous responses which I will forward to my friend. Front Porch Forum is truly a great resource for helping our neighbors out. Thanks again.”
• Karen, Shelburne FPF, next day


Need canoe? Ask Jericho neighbors on FPF

“I am looking for a used canoe, 16′ fiberglass or poly composite… Looking for something in reasonable shape, doesn’t have to look like new! Thanks!!”
• Bruce, Jericho Front Porch Forum

“Found just the perfect one for my needs ! Great forum for finding things, I got 8 great responses & looked at them all!”
• Bruce, Jericho FPF, next day


Cali the missing Maine Coon cat gets the message

“My post about our missing Maine Coon cat was published within minutes of submitting it. I received a response from a neighbor not long after. Then a few hours later, she finally showed up at our door. Maybe she heard that people were looking for her! Thank you Front Porch Forum. This is an extraordinarily valuable community service.”
• Sherry, Waterbury FPF



Grand Isle teens ready to get to work

“The Yard Work Assistance position has been filled – I had contact from seven young folks, both girls and boys from eighth grade to high school age, within two hours of the FPF posting. This warmed my heart – we hear so much criticism of young people these days. I have kept the names and contact info and if anyone is looking for help there are hard working young people looking for employment. Thank you to Front Porch Forum.”
• Fay, Grand Isle FPF


Vergennes kids threatened with gun

June 13, shortly before 5:00pm, my three oldest boys were outside playing. A vehicle drove past them… and the driver pointed a gun out the window of the car at my children, said something they couldn’t understand, and drove away, up Elm Street and turned onto 22A/Main Street. The boys were scared and ran inside to tell my husband and me. We called the police who came by to speak with them.

Unfortunately, my sons were startled and did not get much information to help figure out who did this. They each confirm that the vehicle was blue and they say it looks like a Suburu but could be mistaken. They are pretty sure two teenage guys were in the car and that it had green, VT plates. But they aren’t sure what direction it headed once it turned onto Main Street. The gun looked to them like a small, black gun.

While I hope that the most likely scenario is that some very cruel, irresponsible guys did this with a fake weapon as a deranged joke, we have no way of knowing who they were or why they did this. Frankly, I am very scared. If you have any knowledge of who this could have been, please call the Vergennes PD to report it.

One of the very best things about living in this small, tight-knit community is the way everyone looks out for each other. Thank you for taking the time to read this post and share any information you may have regarding it with the police.

• Alexandria, Vergennes Front Porch Forum



Randolph FPF produces pallets

“We asked for pallets and people responded. Our forum is great!”
• Lyn, Randolph Front Porch Forum


Richmond chipmunk reunited with family

“Seeking a little stuffed animal chipmunk that was likely dropped by my daughter on our walk around town — Tilden/ Jericho /Bridge / Esplanade / Richmond Market. Thank you!”
• Amy, Richmond FPF

“Thanks to multiple tips, I was pointed to the popcorn section of the Richmond Market where, to my delight, our little stuffed chipmunk was waiting patiently on one of the shelves. Front Porch Forum saves the day!”
• Amy, Richmond FPF next day