“Thanks to FPF, Lola the Explorer has been found. It turns out that Lola made her way to a neighbors house during the rain the night before and, despite their cat allergies, they took her in. Moreover, they got food, a litterbox and even put flyers in the mailbox cluster at the bottom of our road to find the owner. Oh, and when the rain got heavy in the middle of the night and Lola was crying “meows” I learned that they held and pet her from 2am – 3am. I mean, who does that? Our community does, that’s who! People here are simply awesome and I’m so happy to have met a new neighbor albeit under unusual circumstances.” • Kristin in Stowe
“Thanks to Front Porch Forum the lost Kitten that we rescued earlier today was reunited with his family! Poor little guy had been gone since yesterday morning.” • April in Swanton
“An update that the tail-less kitten I posted about earlier has been rescued by another FPF member who lives in the vicinity and found him on their porch. So a happy ending and another successful FPF story. I’ll let them decide whether they post to find him a forever-home, or cave in and keep the little adventurer for themselves (as he seems to be winning them over).” • Scott in Bristol
A Front Porch Forum member expresses gratitude after posting about the loss of her shoes at the beach.
“An amazingly grateful update on my missing shoes that I posted yesterday. I went back to the beach today and found my shoes in a bag with a nice note! Many thanks to the person who made my day! I very much appreciate your humble return. Today, at the beach, I also met a man who was pleased to see that the extended beach area is still as clean as when he took it upon himself to clean it last season. And one more kindness; a woman stopped by my car to see if I needed help taking my board off the rack. Three kindnesses today that I was a part of. It would be great if every day each of us could be a party to the generosity of others and also give some kindness away. Thank you all!” • Nancy in Shelburne
Sometimes we witness the most amazing stories reading our daily FPF:
“Yea Front Porch Forum is the best! To the person who saw the ad about our missing vacuum cleaner and showed his friend who had found it, our previous post thanks. You both are awesome for returning it to us. Roomba aka :”Creepy” is now grounded bad robot great neighbors however.” • Carol in Burlington
“Our little Irobot vacuum cleaner was cleaning off our porch and wandered down the ramp and perhaps down the driveway. Now he is MIA. If you saw our little friend please let us know.”
Lost something? Ask your neighbors for help on FPF!
It seems a fair amount of our FPF neighbors are losing jewelry. Just as fortunate, their items are being found!
“Thanks to Front Porch Forum and the person who found it, my sister is gratefully reunited with the bracelet she lost at the Moscow parade.” • Suzanne in Stowe
“I lost a necklace on the way up to, or on top of, the Ledges Trail the night of July 3. It has a reddish/orange short strand of beads with an etched silver metal centerpiece. If found, please call.” • Marianne in Bristol
“I found a berated necklace hiking down from Bristol ledges tonight. Be in touch if you know who it belongs to.” • Joe in Bristol
“My necklace was found and is now back in my possession! I am feeling very grateful to Nancy for finding it, for Front Porch Forum which gave us the means to communicate with each other (although we live in the same neighborhood, I’m not sure we ever would have connected), and to everyone who replied to my post! I am thankful that we live in such a great community!” • Betsy in Williston
“If you lost your bracelet on the college green get in touch. Found by the volleyball net.” • Kim in Montpelier