Logo

Category Archives: MacArthur Fellows



Calais Community Root Cellar

“As you may remember from previous Front Porch Forum posts, the Calais Vermontivate team won first place in the community division. This means we earned $1,000 toward our mission of building a community root cellar. We will soon be working on the design for a root cellar in the basement of the Maple Corner Community Center. We don’t know yet how big it will be, but, it would help to know — who will want space here to store your roots? Send me an email to let me know if you want to participate.”
• Ginny, Calais FPF


Bristol delivers for family in need

Dani shared with her neighbors on her Bristol FPF the other day…

My daughter has recently lost the use of her legs due to a neurological disorder and we are in need of a wheelchair with the larger wheels so she can push herself as well as a shower chair. Does anyone have one or both that you are looking to get rid of or that we could borrow while we jump through the hoops of insurance red tape? Email or call me.

And she followed up the very next day with…

Thank you!!!!! Thank you to everyone who contacted me …my daughter is all set now! Amazing response from Front Porch Forum!







Need local survey respondents?

A Burlington business reached out to the community with a survey this month and got more than 500 responses.  They used social media, their own popular e-newsletter and Front Porch Forum to get the word out.  Here’s where they got their respondents:

45% Front Porch Forum
40% Company’s e-newsletter
8% Facebook
7% Twitter