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Jaw-dropping neighborliness in Vermont

“Thank you ever so much for creating Front Porch Forum. It is an awesome link within our community. We are fortunate that you have made this available to us all here in Vermont. I often tell others from different States about FPF, and the usual reaction is that their jaw drops, their eyes begin to sparkle and their mouths open to utter ‘wish we had that in our area… what a fabulous idea.’ So again THANK YOU.”
• Carole Castleton FPF


Hang on to your… docks

“Wind washed away dock sections on our dark just 1000 yards south of whites beach if you find loading dock sections approximately 5 x 6 seater please text or email us.”
• John, South Hero FPF

“Parts of a wooden dock washed up near White’s Beach today (Tue) with the crazy south wind. Give us a call if they could be yours.”
• Scott and Melissa, South Hero FPF

“Lost: 6 cedar 2’x4′ dock sections from east side of Keeler Bay night of June 23-24. If found please email or call.”
• Carl, South Hero FPF

“We lost a section of our dock decking this morning. Lost south of city bay on east shore of N.H. Appx. 2’wide by4’long made of cedar boards.Please call me if you find it. Thanks.”
• Bryan, North Hero FPF

“During one of the recent high wind and water days, we lost our land to dock boarding plank. It is constructed of two long 2X6 boards held together with 2X4 blocks. Please call us if it floated to shore on your beachfront. Thanks.”
• Sarah, North Hero FPF

“My dock decking section has been recovered!! Thank you all for your attention, and thank YOU, Bart, for saving the piece and then calling me! This FPF sure is a great tool.”
• Bryan, North Hero FPF






Woodstock Front Porch Forum a hit

“Last week I posted 3 items on FPF and sold two of the three within a couple of days to very nice neighbors who I had not previously met…  FPF truly simulates a ‘neighborhood’ as other venues do not.”
• Diana, Woodstock Front Porch Forum




Vancouver-ite’s take on Burlington

In a posting selling four used snow tires on the Far North End FPF, Jay shared yesterday…

I would also like to take this opportunity to say how wonderful Front Porch Forum and Vermont are. My family and I moved here from Vancouver British Columbia last summer. We moved here for work and was told about FPF by our landlord. Unfortunately, work isn’t working out for us and we have to move back to Vancouver in the coming months. We have mixed feelings about moving home. Vermont and in particular Burlington is a wonderful place with a fantastic sense of community. We are going to miss that dearly. My wife and I, despite living in a large city for a number of years, both come from smaller towns. We did a lot of research when deciding to move and thought Burlington was similar to what we wanted in a city. We weren’t disappointed.

Our only regret is not posting to FPF sooner. We have read it every day since we have been in VT and discussed how wonderful and unique VT is. There is a pride and sense of community like few other places we have been. We wanted to thank you for a wonderful experience.