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Category Archives: Front Porch Forum


Who to thank in Warren?

“I’d love to know who spotted the fallen tree on my driveway off Old Farm Lane, removed it and cut it to firewood length. I’ve asked all the likely friends and still don’t know. Thank you whoever you are!”
• Howard, Mad River Valley Front Porch Forum



Conference on the Front Porch Oct. 20-21

Looks good…

This is the first annual Conference on the Front Porch.  The conference aims to explore the significance of the front porch in the American South, both from an architectural perspective as well as a sociological perspective.  The two day conference will explore the origins of the front porch, its stylistic evolution, when they became popular, the decline in popularity of the front porch, and its resurgence.  The role of the porch in building community, the porch and presidential politics, the porch and music, the porch and race will all be explored in detail.

This two day conference is held at The Mill at Plein Air – a 12,000 square foot venue built from entirely reclaimed materials and located in the Plein Air neighborhood in Taylor, MS.  Taylor is a seven minute drive from Oxford and Ole Miss.”


Need recommendations for local businesses?

“A huge thank you to everyone who let me know about Montpelier Auto Clinic! You truly saved the day! These guys are simply AMAZING! They were able to work on my car and even keep within my budget! If you need car repairs these guys are it! Montpelier Auto Clinic @ 802-229-6363.”
• Jen, Montpelier Front Porch Forum

Look for other Vermont businesses in the new online FPF Business Directory.


Mini-fridges save the day in Montpelier

“Looking to buy or borrow a used refrigerator or dorm-size fridge for up to 3 weeks while we wait for our new one to arrive. Thanks!!”
• Sharyn, Montpelier FPF

Front Porch Forum is the best! We currently have 3 borrowed dorm fridges up and running until the new one comes. Goodbye coolers! Thank you to all involved!!”
• Sharyn, Montpelier FPF, next day


Vermonters appreciate updates from their elected representatives

“I want to express my appreciation to Rep. Robin Chestnut-Tangerman for posting legislative updates on Front Porch Forum, and for his obvious commitment to his work on our behalf. It also seems clear that you (Robin) really enjoy what you are doing and your passion shows. I feel well represented by you, and thank you for keeping us all informed.”
• Paul & Margaret, Tinmouth FPF


Warren beagle finds Londoner’s gold bracelet

“A heartfelt ‘thank you’ to Patty and Dave and their intrepid beagle, Sophie, for finding my sister’s gold bangle bracelet. She not only has her bracelet back, but also has a great Vermont story to bring back to London. Thank you to all who looked and responded. We are so grateful.”
• Sharon (on behalf of her sister, Jacqueline, visiting from London), Mad River Valley Front Porch Forum


Baby snapping turtle rescued at Argyle NY tractor pull

“A VERY big thank you to Argyle Front Porch Forum (New York) for posting our plea for turtle help at the tractor pull!!!! The baby snapper is safe, healthy and has been released back in the wild. He was thrilled to be back in his (or her) home area. We have a short video of his release. Thank you so much to those who responded, we will email you in private as well. Thanks. Have a great night.”
• Doreen, Argyle FPF


Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppies find homes in Waterbury

“A week ago I posted on behalf of a friend who was fostering three adorable Chesapeake Bay Retriever mix puppies that needed homes. After my post on Front Porch Forum she said the response from the Waterbury Community was overwhelming. All three of those puppies are now in happy new homes and two of them now reside in the Waterbury area. A happy ending for all!”
• Kristin, Waterbury FPF