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Chesapeake Bay Retriever puppies find homes in Waterbury

“A week ago I posted on behalf of a friend who was fostering three adorable Chesapeake Bay Retriever mix puppies that needed homes. After my post on Front Porch Forum she said the response from the Waterbury Community was overwhelming. All three of those puppies are now in happy new homes and two of them now reside in the Waterbury area. A happy ending for all!”
• Kristin, Waterbury FPF


Waitsfield neighbors offer lodging

“Thank you to all the innkeepers and SO MANY kind residents who responded to my query looking for last-minute lodging for the marathon weekend. The kindness of inn keepers and those who made offers to open there homes to my friends was terrific. Thank you Front Porch Forum. We are blessed to share the compassion, care & concerns of a wonderful community here.”
• Karen, Mad River Valley FPF


Neighbor discovers Ferrisburgh is bursting with horse boarding options

“I want to thank all the people who responded to my inquiry regarding boarding my horse. I was amazed and gratified at the number of responses I received. Because of all the good suggestions, I found the perfect barn for my horse and myself. I know we will be happy in our new ‘home.’ Front Porch Forum REALLY works!”
• Mona, Ferrisburgh FPF


Seeking hard-to-find item? Try buying used from neighbors

“Hi all. I want 4 shepard’s hook style pole for hanging plants, etc. I need them to be at least 48″ tall, taller would be fine. Before I buy new, thought I’d see if anyone has some they’d like to sell.”
• Doreen, Berlin FPF

“Just like that! I am no longing seeking hooks. A neighbor had some that were far more elaborate than I could have wished for and at an extremely reasonable price. Thanks Brian, and thanks Front Porch Forum for connecting us all!”
• Doreen, Berlin FPF, next day


Shelburne-ite finds small-job carpenter for Burlington friend

“I am posting for a friend who lives in the South End of Burlington. She needs someone to repair a few exterior steps and landing. The carpenters she has contacted have said the job is too small for them to bother with. If you know of a person that would do small odd jobs such as this, please send me their contact information and I will pass it along to my friend.”
• Karen, Shelburne FPF

“A huge thanks to all the carpenters who responded to my request on behalf of a friend in Burlington for someone to work a small job. I received numerous responses which I will forward to my friend. Front Porch Forum is truly a great resource for helping our neighbors out. Thanks again.”
• Karen, Shelburne FPF, next day


Grand Isle teens ready to get to work

“The Yard Work Assistance position has been filled – I had contact from seven young folks, both girls and boys from eighth grade to high school age, within two hours of the FPF posting. This warmed my heart – we hear so much criticism of young people these days. I have kept the names and contact info and if anyone is looking for help there are hard working young people looking for employment. Thank you to Front Porch Forum.”
• Fay, Grand Isle FPF


Richmond chipmunk reunited with family

“Seeking a little stuffed animal chipmunk that was likely dropped by my daughter on our walk around town — Tilden/ Jericho /Bridge / Esplanade / Richmond Market. Thank you!”
• Amy, Richmond FPF

“Thanks to multiple tips, I was pointed to the popcorn section of the Richmond Market where, to my delight, our little stuffed chipmunk was waiting patiently on one of the shelves. Front Porch Forum saves the day!”
• Amy, Richmond FPF next day



Plant thieves prey on Burlington gardeners

“Gee, this is a new one for me: someone stole a planted perennial plant out of my front yard yesterday or the day before. Pretty bad karma since people garden for all kind of positive reasons. On the slim chance you’re the thief and read this, please take care of this one, it was a favorite. Also, next time just stop by the house and I’ll probably give you a clipping to grow. I’m going to tell myself that maybe this was a plant rescue since I’ve gotten behind in my weeding.”
• Bill on Bradley St, posted on a Burlington neighborhood Front Porch Forum

“Someone dug up two lilies, two daffodils, and a dianthus from my front yard last night. Unbelievable. If I find you, I’m calling the police.”
• Megan on Bright St, posted on a Burlington neighborhood FPF

“I went out to work in my front garden today, and I noticed that one of my Coral Bell plants was missing. It appears to have been dug up and some of the dirt and mulch was replaced to cover the hole. I’m having a hard time figuring out why someone would do that, other than really wanting a new plant. I’m assuming that you wanted to make your yard more beautiful too and I really hope it was replanted in a lovely spotIn the future if you would really like a plant, knock on my door and ask me. I would be more than happy to divide one of my hostas for you. If you are reading this and you took my plant, I would be very grateful if you would return it.”
• Megan on Greene St, posted on a Burlington neighborhood FPF

“Grrrrr, plant thief in the night… A small white rosa rugosa was stolen from the hell strip (the land between the sidewalk and the street) in front of our house on N Prospect St last night. Whether the thief believed it belonged to the city or to me, it remains a theft. May the branches of my fragrant rose prick your conscience for some time to come.”
• Angie on N Prospect St, posted on a Burlington neighborhood FPF