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Many thanks to many neighbors

I was hiking through the golf course on Saturday and lost my phone while wandering around for two hours. Saw many hikers, skiers, dog walkers, and many took my number and offered to call for the next hour or so, hoping it would alert someone. The dog walker even suggested I let her dog sniff my glove because he was a good tracker. She promised to leave the phone on my car if she found it. After an additional hour of looking, I figured it was hopeless. Got in my car, but decided to go to upper parking lot and try one more time, retracing steps. Unbelievably, I found it, but more unbelievable is that in the last 45 minutes I had 14 missed calls recorded on my phone — all my helpers! When I called one number back, the most persistent, to thank him and tell him how astounded I was at so many calls, his response was: “Welcome to Vermont.” Warms my heart.

Shared by Pat on her Front Porch Forum in the South End of Burlington today.


Liz Stephen: US Ski Team

Shared by Daniel with his neighbors on the East Montpelier Front Porch Forum today…

East Montpelier native and FPF member Liz Stephen is skiing right up to the podiums this year. Her latest victory a US record. http://nordic.usskiteam.com/news/stephen-makes-history-us-team Not only does she represent the US team well, she also takes the time to visit our schools to inspire and encourage our students. She is sincere, positive and team oriented.

To Liz and her family, congratulations and keep up the excellence. Your home town is proud and supports you.


Need a financial advisor? Ask neighbors on FPF

Martha shared the following on her East Montpelier Front Porch Forum today…

Last week I posted requesting recommendations for a financial adviser to help me with retirement planning. Over 25 wonderful neighbors responded. Thank you all. Several people asked me to send them the names I received, so I thought I would open it up to FPF. If you would like to see the list of recommended financial advisers, email me and I’ll pass it on.

 

 

 

 

 






5 Tips for Getting the Most Out of Your FPF Membership

To get the most out of Front Porch Forum, and to keep your FPF account working well, please try the following:

  1.  See your new FPF COMMUNITY CALENDAR for local events:
  • Go to http://FrontPorchForum.com and click LOGIN (if not already logged in),  and click CALENDAR to see nearby events.
  • Or just click the VIEW YOUR FPF CALENDAR orange button or icon in your e-newsletter.
  • You also can embed this calendar into other local websites or automatically add FPF-listed events to other online calendars.
  1.  SEARCH your FPF’s POSTING ARCHIVE for past recommendations, free items, break-in reports, etc.:
  • Go to http://FrontPorchForum.com and click LOGIN (if not already logged in).
  • Click SEARCH ARCHIVE to look for postings from any FPF to which you have full access.
  1.  Check daily postings from NEIGHBORING FPFs:
  • Near the bottom of your FPF e-newsletter under “News from Neighboring FPFs,” click the READ MORE link(s).
  1.  STAY LOGGED IN to the FPF website between visits (so the steps above are easier):
  • Go to http://FrontPorchForum.com and click LOGOUT (if available), then click LOGIN.
  • Enter your email address and FPF password, and keep the box checked for “Remember me when I come back.”  Click the orange “Log In” button.
  • If your web browser asks you if you want it to remember this login information, select “yes.”
  • To have your login information remembered by your computer, you may need to adjust your web browser’s preferences/settings to allow “cookies” for the FrontPorchForum.com website.
  1.  ENSURE CONSISTENT DELIVERY of your FPF e-newsletters:
  • Please add these email addresses to your email’s address book/contact list:  [your FPF’s name]@frontporchforum.com (i.e., the email address in the FROM field of your FPF e-newsletter) and sender@postageapp.com.
  • Check your spam filter for FPF e-newsletters.  If you find any, please mark them as NOT SPAM.  Please do NOT mark any email message from FPF as spam.
  • Tell your email provider that messages from the following addresses are not spam and that they should be “white listed:”  [your FPF’s name]@frontporchforum.com and sender@postageapp.com.
  • If you stop using your current email addresses, please update the email address on your existing FPF account (rather than creating a new FPF account for this new email address).  To do so, login to FPF and click MY ACCOUNT.

Best wishes this holiday season!


Salisbury Holiday Tree Lighting Trivia Contest

Ken posted the following on Front Porch Forum in Salisbury, Leicester, Ripton and Goshen yesterday:

1) Which holiday tree is larger– Salisbury’s or the Burlington Church Street tree?

2) How about Salisbury’s or the Vatican’s?

Post your responses to FPF. Whoever gets the most right will win a box of delicious cookies and fame at this year’s event which will start at 5 pm THIS SATURDAY at Memorial Park (hayrides, bonfire, Santa, hot cocoa, lighting the magnificent tree) followed by more events at the Salisbury Library (More time with Santa, storybook dedication and reading, food, and refreshments).


Thanksgiving

I’m grateful for this forum,
As I’m sure you all are too,
So as I count my blessings,
I’m counting you good neighbors too.

Happy Thanksgiving All!

Posted by Peggy on the Jericho Front Porch Forum.