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How do YOU find a lost bird?

Front Porch Forum helped us recover a lost bird this summer. How else can you EVER recover a lost bird… thanks!”
• Vic, Moretown FPF


Ferrisburgh community kindness

“Hello. My sister is coming for a visit from Illinois soon. She is handicapped with multiple sclerosis and cannot walk more than a few steps. We have lovely gardens we wish she could see close up. In Illinois, she uses her golf cart extensively and we wish to provide her one here for a week. If anyone has a golf cart we can use, we would be happy to rent it. Thanking you in advance for your help.”
• Mona, Ferrisburgh FPF

“Thanks to all of you who responded to our need for a golf cart for my handicapped sister. I truly never cease to be amazed at the community kindness I have experienced since joining Front Porch Forum. A new friend offered her golf cart to use.  Thanks again.”
• Mona, Ferrisburgh FPF, next day


Random act of kindness in Montpelier

“This morning while in line to purchase a pound of coffee, we were the recipient of a random act of kindness. The driver ahead of us paid for our coffee. We just wanted to thank you for brightening what was a really sad day. It was a truly generous and kindly act. May something wonderful happen for you in return. We love Montpelier.”
• Susan, Montpelier Front Porch Forum




Kid or cockatoo calling “mama” in Richmond woods?

“I lost my white cockatoo by Christmas Hill. My bird’s name is Savannah. She has full flight feathers and flew into the woods on Wed night. She says “mama” and sounds like a child. She might respond to a cat call whistle. Please call if you see her. Thank you!”
• Jane, Richmond FPF

“Wow, this is my first experience with Front Porch Forum and I am AMAZED at the response! Thanks everyone for your concern and help! Star and her daughter found my bird and safely delivered her to Feathered Hearts Avian Rescue. I will be picking Savannah up tonight.”
• Jane, Richmond FPF, a few days later


Barre soccer team successful bottle drive

“What a success we had yesterday! Thank you to everyone who contacted me, to those in the community that donated when the boys came to your neighborhood. The middle school boys soccer team filled a storage container almost full with redeemable bottles. Thanks to Maplewood Redemption for working with the team! The boys will be able to get sweatpants this year and other team items. Love Front Porch Forum and our Barre City community – thank you!!”
• Cassie, Barre City FPF


Jett, the Essex cat (who doesn’t answer to his name), is home again

“Our three-year-old totally black. slim-ish, cat has been missing for three days. His name is Jett, but he does not answer to that – he’s a cat. We’re missing him terribly and are hoping against hope that perhaps he got shut in someone’s garage by mistake.”
• Deedee, Essex Center FPF

“I’m happy to report that we have our black cat back, thanks to Front Porch Forum and some wonderful neighbors in Meadows Edge. We’re so grateful. We are remodeling… a lot of noise and strangers in and out. We think that is why he took off. Thanks again, everyone.”
• Deedee, Essex Center FPF, next day


Looking for a used canoe? Ask neighbors on FPF

“The response to my request to buy a used canoe was incredible. I have received at least six offers – very reasonable and good condition. I have re-evaluated my time and toys and have decided to forgo the canoe. However, if any member out there is looking for a canoe, there are many to choose from. Thanks to all that responded! Front Porch Forum is great!”
• Hale, Middlesex FPF


Border-crossing Maltese rounded up in Stowe

“I just have to say how fortunate we are to have Front Porch Forum.  This morning a distraught young man stopped in to say he is staying at a house near us.  He is from Canada and doesn’t know the area.  Their 5 lb. Maltese, Lily, ran off and had been gone all night. Tonight my husband read the Forum and there was a post for a found white dog… we were able to connect the two people and Lily is now safe at “home”. Thank you Front Porch Forum.”
• Nancy, Stowe FPF