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Vermont Tick Tracker

“Just Tried Melissa’s Tick Tracker Link (https://apps.health.vermont.gov/gis/vttracking/ticktracker/2015/). It’s easy to use… type in Middletown Springs and hover the cursor over the images of ticks in our area…I know of several people–at least one here on Garron Road–who’ve run across deer ticks already this season but have not realized they could/should be posting their sightings (or bitings) on Front Porch Forum so researchers–and neighbors–can know what kind of ticks are out there…and whose lawns, woods, or pastures NOT to visit!”
• Linda, Middletown Springs FPF


Grateful for engaged neighbors in Winooski

Thank you to the folks who dutifully post our happenings, thoughts, advertisements and questions on the Winooski Front Porch Forum. Everything I have ever desired to sell has gone quickly and safely through advertising on the FPF. And, so it was again that my sofa and chair disappeared in record time.

It is time to donate to FPF as thanks, and I intend to make good on that promise. Expect my check this week. Thanks so much!

• Lynne, Winooski FPF



Hearing aid recommendation saves the day

Sarah posted on the Shelburne Front Porch Forum yesterday…

I recently posted to FPF in search of recommendations for audiologists as my hearing aid had broken and I was looking for a second opinion. My current provider had suggested a hefty fee to fix my broken hearing aid and was going so far as to say that it needed replacement. Given the costs involved I believed it was wise to seek additional advice.

I received multiple replies to my post and I met with Dr. Julie Bier of Better Living Audiology in South Burlington. Lo and behold my hearing aid did not need to be replaced and the replacement part was substantially, read significantly, less than my (now former) practitioner was quoting. Thanks to Front Porch Forum I saved a considerable amount of money and have met a wonderful new physician!



Most popular info source for road project updates?

WCAX reported recently that a VTrans survey found Front Porch Forum is the most popular source of information for updates about the Waterbury road projects.

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How to get your event on the family calendar

Thanks to local bookstore owner superstar Josie Leavitt for her recent Publishers Weekly blog posting.  In part…

… the family calendar is king. If an event makes it on the family calendar, then it’s very calendarlikely folks will actually come and not just think about going. The family calendar runs the lives of everyone I know…

In less than two hours last night we had upwards of 12 people RSVP for an event with parenting expert Vicki Hoefle. We did not run an ad, nor did we do a radio spot. In fact, we spent no money at all. All we did was write up a modified press release for the event and post it on our local Front Porch Forum

Read the full piece here.  And check out The Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne, VT.