Category Archives: Local Search

Not smart to steal in view of Calais game camera

“To the persons that stole my tree stand and ladder located high in a tree behind John’s house but on Rick’s property (thank you both): I am a nice person and believe those who steal are clearly idiots or just having an idiotic moment. Either way, when in woods near a tree stand, tagged multiple times with owner’s name and address, one should smile more, you know, for the game camera set up near the stand.  I want to believe you were doing me a favor in taking down my stand to deliver to my address.  I am even willing to give you until Monday before I report you and your photos to the state police.  See, I really am a nice person, but I want my tree stand back.  Bring it back to where you found it, put it the near the tree, or bring to my house and I will not file charges. I will pray for you though, either way… You need that more than my tree stand.”
• Candi, Calais Front Porch Forum

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

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

Good suction procured in Montpelier

“Thanks to the people who responded to my request for a vacuum cleaner with good suction. We’re very happy with the one that was donated! Front Porch Forum for the win!”
• Eva, Montpelier 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

Guitar thefts spread from Marlboro to Newfane

screen-shot-2016-09-11-at-5-57-25-pm“The guitar/stringed instrument thefts that have been hitting Marlboro have now come to Newfane. They seem to be targeted to out-of-the-way places and, somehow, the thieves know where to find the good instruments.”
• Dan, Newfane Townshend Front Porch Forum

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

Richmond good neighbors recover forgotten bike

“Reason #57 why we love Richmond: You can forget your unlocked bike at the park and find it again four days later! So grateful to the friend who called after finding the helmet with our name on it, and to the observant villager who got the mountain bike back to us after reading my Front Porch Forum post. He actually joined FPF to figure out how to get the bike back to its owner! Love this town and the people in it, as well as FPF.”
• Kathryn, Richmond FPF