“Gray and white kitten was picked up by her owner 30 minutes after posting. Until cats start talking, Front Porch Forum is the next best thing.”
Posted by Larry on his Five Sisters FPF today in Burlington.
If there is to be peace in the world,
there must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
there must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
there must be peace between neighbors.
If there is to be peace between neighbors,
there must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
there must be peace in the heart.
#602, Singing the Living Tradition, Unitarian Universalist Association
Working toward peace and justice… whether focused on nations, cities, neighborhoods, families or individuals… it’s all important and necessary. It seems that each level of work is required to support the levels that are closer to the ground. E.g., Front Porch Forum is focused on neighbors; however, we must also work with FPF members who do not have a certain amount of peace in the heart.
Posted by Hillary this week on her Winooski Front Porch Forum…
I’m new to the neighborhood — I’ve loved FPF since I joined… I’m hoping you can help me!
I’m a young farmer and am applying for my absolute dream job. I have made it to the 2nd round of interviews and just found out that I must know how to drive manual. And I don’t… yet. Hopefully that’s where you come in!
Would you mind helping me learn how to drive manual? I’m a quick study and understand the way a manual transmission works. I’ve used many tractors and am familiar with shifting and clutches… I’ve just never had the chance to learn!
I’d be happy to rent a manual transmission car if you don’t feel comfortable driving yours. I can offer lunch at Pingala (my favorite place!) or some beers for an hour or so of your time.
Hoping to hear from you! Thanks!!
What’s on your FPF?
Vermonters use their local Front Porch Forum to connect with neighbors, to engage local public officials, to see current offerings from local businesses, to hear of services from area nonprofits, and more.
Vermont journalists use FPF too. See some interesting news stories that started from or were informed by local FPF postings…
What’s Happening to Northfield’s Tabby Cats?
The Northfield News
Seen A Mysterious Helicopter Lately? Relax, It Was Seeding Cover Crop
Vermont Public Radio
Firewood scarce; events last winter affected the supply
Heard on the Street: Route 12 to Get a Facelift
The Bridge (Montpelier)
Why It’s Hard to Find Firewood This Year
Posted yesterday on the Centennial FPF by Todd…
1. Pumpkin stolen.
2. Angry dad submits somewhat snarky FPF posting about stolen pumpkin.
3. Good human emails angry dad that pumpkin found.
4. Pumpkin returns home.
5. Faith in humanity and Burlington restored!
Thanks Front Porch Forum and good human!!!
This past year, Front Porch Forum helped a LOT of Vermonters find plumbers and lost pets, and keep watch when prowlers roamed. Many neighbors have found FPF’s service invaluable. And… we need your help to keep it going strong.
Please become a Supporting Member today and help us reach this years $75,000 statewide goal. Contribute here:
Neighbors use FPF to connect and build community in hundreds of ways… organizing block parties, reporting vandalism, finding snow removal help, rallying in the face of crisis, sharing Town Meeting info, and much more. As a member from Huntingtons FPF said, “To have this staggering amount of connectedness is invaluable. You are getting the bargain of your life.
We’re working hard to improve Front Porch Forum — now available in every Vermont town! — and we need your help to make it all happen. Each fall we pass the hat among FPF members asking for contributions to help provide this service.
Every dollar counts… whether it’s a few, or a hundred, it all adds up to make FPF vibrant in your community: http://frontporchforum.com/supporting-members
We also accept checks, payable to…
Front Porch Forum
PO Box 64781
Burlington, VT 05406-4781
Heartfelt thanks from the FPF team!
P.S. FPF is not a charity and contributions are not tax deductible. Ad sales to Vermont businesses cover part of our expenses, and your annual supporting-member contributions help close the gap.
Posted on the Jericho FPF today by Ted…
My daughter and I went to Harvest Market today, like thousands of others. It was a great 40th anniversary event, and I especially liked a new group… Front Porch Foursome… four women who met on Front Porch Forum and played in front of the church. They were great! I hope they put out an album… soon. Thanks, ladies.
This survey asked if potholes should be used as a speed deterrent. Seventy percent of respondents shot down the idea.
The online survey received 80 responses in less than 48 hours. Ninety-eight people responded total…
Ghost of Midnight is an online journal about fostering community within neighborhoods, with a special focus on Front Porch Forum (FPF). My wife, Valerie, and I founded FPF in 2006... read more