Category Archives: social capital

Ice skating for Old North End kids

600-01249370“Hi Neighbors – I was unlacing my skates on the little ice rink in Roosevelt Park yesterday and two 11-year-old girls stopped by to twirl around in their sneakers and skirts, telling each other how much they’d like a pair of ice skates. I’d love to find a way to round up outgrown or unwanted ice skates and find new homes for them among Old North End kids. Does anyone have ideas on how to do this? What organizations might be good at distributing skates, assuming I/we could round some up? Can you think of an alternative approach might be better – e.g., more of a lending library, or an organization that lends them out?  If you have any ideas, would like to help, or have skates you’d like to donate, please send me an email. I’m hoping to do something soon before the imminent snow covers our ice!”
• Amanda, Old North End Front Porch Forum in Burlington

Loving Essex Junction community

cropped_11067921_1841626045_49nM_20131016093104056_website_our-services_96683996-1500x792“What a wonderful tool we have in our community in Front Porch Forum! I just wanted to thank all of you who have posted or contacted me directly regarding my request for electrician recommendations. Thank you, everyone!”

• Kathleen, FPF in Essex Junction

One more recommendation on Weybridge-Cornwall FPF

“I recommend that you have a wonderful Christmas. Front Porch Forum is a great tool for us all. Happy Holidays to all my neighbors!”
• Mary, Weybridge and Cornwall FPF