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Jewelry…. lost and found around Vermont

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


Getting stuff done

Valuable connections are made on Front Porch Forum daily.

“I would just like to give another shout-out to FPF. This is such a great place to get stuff done. In the last two weeks, I sold my car, got a free tv, gave away our old BBQ, and found a beautiful baby swing. We’ve also met some very nice people. Thank you!”
•  Gretchen in Warren

FPF is one of my favorite ways to stay connected with my community. FPF gives all of us a wonderful way to relate to each other and there is no charge to use it.”  • Sandy in Burlington

Looking to get stuff done? Try your neighborhood FPF!


Donating “Green” for the food shelf

Front Porch Forum members help their local food shelf by sharing the abundance in their gardens.

“Last year my garden produced an abundance of cucumbers, so I brought them to the food shelf. They were delighted every time they saw me coming with another donation so this year I planted a little extra of everything so I can share again.”  •  Barry in Morrisville

“Bravo to Marcia for sharing her exquisite dahlia bulbs and asking us lucky recipients to donate to the food shelf. Giving so others can enjoy these gorgeous flowers and only asking to help feed the needy in return. An amazing neighbor and example to follow.”
•  Abi in Morrisville

Have tips to share on helping others in your town? Post it on FPF!


Are you reaching out to your new neighbors?

They’re looking to make connections through Front Porch Forum!

“Anybody in the Fair Haven area interested in old-time railroads? Perhaps a modeler? Senior new to Vermont would like to meet you.”  • Ron in Fair Haven

“Seeking Scrabble Players. English or German. Have sets for both. Recently settled here; want to make new friends and play Scrabble etc.”  • Llanda in Underhill

“We are fairly new to the area and were wondering is there are any local secular community oriented organizations that meet.” • John in East Randolph

Looking for someone to connect with on similar interests? Post on FPF.


Need a lawnmower? Ask your neighbors!

You never know who may respond! Front Porch Forum members often find their neighbors lending a hand.

“I want to thank Stewart for answering my request for a working push mower for little to no money. He came by today with a really nice mower that’s going to workout just perfect for me free of charge. I knew that with all my friends and neighbors i would find one but a nice mower for free thank you very much Stewart i greatly appreciate your help. There’s still great people out there and they could be your neighbor.”  • Darin in Winooski

In need of a household or yard work item? Ask your neighbors on FPF!


Carbon Monoxide alarm gone off?

Recently, a FPF member shared their experiences and thanks for help. A good reminder for all of us to double-check your home alarms!

“My family and I are grateful to the Fire Department who came out last night when our Carbon Monoxide alarm went off. They were at our home within minutes of our calling and quickly identified the source of our problem. Please make sure to check the batteries in your fire alarm and go over your fire safety plan with all family members and babysitters. Our CO detector has a different alarm sound then the Fire alarm which caused some confusion.”
April from Ferrisburgh

 


Protecting the bees

Bees are endangered, and FPF members work to educate us on how to keep them healthy so they can do the huge job of pollinating our food crops.

“Only use natural pesticides and fertilizers. Avoid using herbicides or pesticides in the garden. They not only can be toxic to bees but also are best not introduced to children or adults that visit your garden. If you encounter a bee swarm, post on FPF immediately. Local bee keepers can capture and re-home honey bee swarms. Swarms are docile and non-threatening. Just keep respectful distance. They are waiting for their scouts to return with instructions, and will soon be gone.”  • Lea in Burlington

Thanks to Front Porch Forum and one avid pollinator protector, my husband and I were able to catch a honey bee swarm that had settled into the lilac bush in front of the Elementary School.  I am happy to say that they have settled into their top bar hive beautifully. We are grateful for this community forum – for without it, the school may have had to destroy this bee swarm, out of concern for the students.”   • Gerette in Hyde Park

 


Home repair help from neighbors

Overwhelming support from neighbors!

“Thank you for everyone who reached out to recommend their “go to” roofers. We’ve got a lot of contractors to get in touch with, such a wonderful community to be a part of!!!” • Ashley in Ripton

Thanks so much to all the neighbors who responded to my post for help finding a person/company providing water drainage support for my basement. FPF rocks!” • Denise in Waitsfield

When in doubt go to FPF– I must have had 10 people send me names of contractors who could put foam insulation under my kitchen floor. Thank you!” • Lynda in Middlebury

I want to thank everyone who responded to my request for recommendations for painters. It was rewarding to see so many replies. Thanks Front Porch Forum. I have found a painter!”
• Joann in Burlington

Need to fix something in your home? Or have a project needing attention?  Ask your neighbors for recommendations on FPF!