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Category Archives: Local Search

Speedy results on bargain sales

Whether you’re looking for or selling an item on FPF, members find speedy results!

“Everyone loves a bargain – last week my iPad sold 10 minutes after posting!!”
Jean in Burlington

“Way to go Front Porch Forum! We asked for a dinghy, and within two hours had two offers.”
• Michelle in Middlebury


Neighbors respond to help kids

It takes a community to raise a child, as noted on Front Porch Forum this week.

Posted on Wednesday:
“Hello Neighbors, I’m working with children in Lamoille County who would love any toys (or books) your children have outgrown. I’m happy to pick up and distribute them. They will be well loved and played with often, so if your toys are ready for a new home, please contact me.”

And days later….
“Thank you to everyone who responded to my posting. I was able to fill my truck up with all the donated goods left on my porch. I will be delivering and distributing it all this week and will let the kids know it’s all from Stowe’s generous community!”   • Leah in Stowe

Have items in your home no longer in use? Could a neighbor use them? Post it on FPF!


Plea for help from chocolate lab owner gets answered

Front Porch Forum members turn to their neighbors often for help answering questions and meeting needs.

On Monday: “We have a new vehicle and the seat is too high for Reuben (my chocolate Lab) to jump into. He has arthritis in his front and back legs. He is fiercely independent….and resists my efforts to help him in. If anyone out there has a solution we would be very grateful.”

By Wednesday: “Thanks to all the folks who answered Reuben’s plea for a better way to get into his new car. Warren (and his sister) provided the answer. We thank everyone for the quick responses. FPF comes through again.”  • Deb in Montpelier

Looking for a solution to a problem? Ask your neighbors on FPF!


Find & Seek with your neighbors

Neighbors across the state turn to their local FPF for recommendations on who to turn to when they need help and to support local entrepreneurs.

“Thank You for the Seamstress Reco’s! This forum is the best! Donna from SSE wins by popular demand. Will be sure to tell her of her overwhelming popularity when I see her.”
• Kate in Waterbury

“I’d like to offer a recommendation for Casey and her eggs. I’ve been buying them for a couple of months and they are tasty and fresh. Fun too as some are light blue shells… help support a local family!”
Bets in Barre

“When we were looking for a carpenter/handyman/painter I looked here on Front Porch Forum and found recommendations for Jeremiah. Thank you, FPF, because he is great!”
Martha in Shelburne

 

 


Connecting lost items with owners

Neighbors helping neighbors….it happens everyday on Front Porch Forum.

“I found a very nice cordless drill in the road this morning. Please let me know if you are missing one.”  • Judd in Bridport

“Found: Gold Chain and Cross – Yours? Describe it and it will happily go back home to you.”   • Katherine in Charlotte

“I found a 5 gallon gasoline canister in the road this evening. Email if this is yours.”  • Ann in Waterbury

“Found Flash Drive on N. Street – Yours? It is little and blue. I found it and would love to get it back to you.” • Noah in Burlington

Find something you think someone would like to have returned? Post it on FPF!


Scary moments turn into happy reunions

Scary moments are sometimes the moment when pet owners, discover the ultimate value of their neighborhood FPF.

“Both Zeke and Trip have been found and are safe. Thank you to everyone who has worried, searched, and sent good thoughts into the universe. This is a wonderfully happy ending. And a HUGE shout out to Front Porch Forum. The speed with which you post appeals for help in locating missing pets is astonishing…and heart-warming. Thank you!”
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Lynn in Stowe

“Last night I was warmed by the first two of eleven postings. The first: a plea to area residents for help finding a newly rescued Alaskan Malamute mix that had broken away from his master. And the second post? “Found – Young, Friendly, Collar-Less Malmut or Husky”. What magic! I went to bed envisioning a very happy reunion.”
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Linda in South Burlington

Your neighbors can be one of your best support system in times of need. Turn to your FPF and post for help.



Hinesburg chicken coop stolen in broad daylight

“Posting for a friend: She had a chicken coop stolen off her property in Hinesburg Wednesday afternoon about 3-4:30. Blue Chevy pick up headed towards Bristol with 3 people 2 males and 1 female. If you saw them or have any information please contact Hinesburg Police. I don’t have a photo of the coop but it’s big, stands on 4 legs, has window on side and long one on back to get eggs out. No siding on it yet just plywood on sides. Its about 6 feet by 4 feet.”
• Mallory, Bristol Front Porch Forum

Many folks recommend reporting local crimes on your FPF… helps to raise awareness… a kind of neighborhood watch.

And… who steals someone’s chicken coop?


Wandering Monkton goat reunited minutes after FPF posting

“Within minutes of Monkton’s Front Porch Forum hitting inboxes, we got a call from the owner of the missing goat we found wandering Rotax Road. Thank you FPF for being there for lost souls and other community messages.”
• Jane, Monkton FPF

In most Vermont communities, a majority of households tune into FPF frequently.  Need results fast?  Try posting to your local FPF.


Lost wallet anonymously returned to Burlington man… so he joins local FPF to say thanks

“Thank you very much to whomever returned my wallet to City Market customer service. A friend of mine at Mule Bar told me today that he had seen that someone had found my wallet on Front Porch Forum.  I would like to offer a reward to this mystery person. Please contact me!”
• Daniel, joined FPF in Old North End of Burlington so he could post this

Some folks use their local FPF as a form of insurance… a safety net when things go awry.  Send Vermonters to FrontPorchForum.com to sign up.