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“My post about our missing Maine Coon cat was published within minutes of submitting it. I received a response from a neighbor not long after. Then a few hours later, she finally showed up at our door. Maybe she heard that people were looking for her! Thank you Front Porch Forum. This is an extraordinarily valuable community service.”
• Sherry, Waterbury FPF
“A girl is expecting her first child this summer and has next to nothing. If any one has newborn and up tp 2T, I would appreciate hearing from you. Will pay.”
• Norma, East Montpelier FPF
“I received replies from nine (9) people regarding my request for baby clothes . I have been overwhelmed by the response and so joyful to be able to help this young girl. What did we do before Front Porch Forum? Thank you all.”
• Norma, East Montpelier FPF
June 13, shortly before 5:00pm, my three oldest boys were outside playing. A vehicle drove past them… and the driver pointed a gun out the window of the car at my children, said something they couldn’t understand, and drove away, up Elm Street and turned onto 22A/Main Street. The boys were scared and ran inside to tell my husband and me. We called the police who came by to speak with them.
Unfortunately, my sons were startled and did not get much information to help figure out who did this. They each confirm that the vehicle was blue and they say it looks like a Suburu but could be mistaken. They are pretty sure two teenage guys were in the car and that it had green, VT plates. But they aren’t sure what direction it headed once it turned onto Main Street. The gun looked to them like a small, black gun.
While I hope that the most likely scenario is that some very cruel, irresponsible guys did this with a fake weapon as a deranged joke, we have no way of knowing who they were or why they did this. Frankly, I am very scared. If you have any knowledge of who this could have been, please call the Vergennes PD to report it.
One of the very best things about living in this small, tight-knit community is the way everyone looks out for each other. Thank you for taking the time to read this post and share any information you may have regarding it with the police.
• Alexandria, Vergennes Front Porch Forum
“As I figured, the rightful owner of the turned-in GPS was on the hunt for it and thankful for the return. Again, thank you to the kind citizen who was sincere enough to drop it off at the Highway Garage. It found it’s way back to the rightful owner. It’s great to see that kind of honesty still exists in our genuine little community! Thanks again anonymous citizen!”
• Paul, Road Foreman, Middlesex Front Porch Forum
“We found our pug! Thank you to everyone who called with sightings, helped search and checked in on us. We found Ruby in the woods behind Burt’s Pub last night. She is unharmed and had a blast during her 12 hours of freedom. So thankful to live in a community that rallies for their neighbors. My son never knew she was missing, making for a very happy little boy and pup. I appreciate all of you!”
• Ashley, Stowe Front Porch Forum
“Several days ago, I posted here about encouraging pollinators in a new meadow space, and received emails from people telling me their pollinator habitat stories, gorgeous photos of bees at work, an invitation to tea, and suggestions for excellent resources. I’m so grateful for each response, and to Front Porch Forum for helping spread pollinator know-how.”
• Karen, East Montpelier FPF
“Did you lose a kitten? She is a most beautiful white cat with a rust and grey saddle and three black stripes on one front leg… about seven inches long, fairly long hair… but quite boney… appeared on our doorstep last evening. We are feeding her and calling her Amber (please take her before i’m completely in love)… can’t have her inside (allergy)… too sweet for just a barn cat… please call if you’d like to come by and meet her.”
• Carol, Craftsbury FPF
“Kitty is back home… I love Front Porch Forum… had a lovely day with a pretty kitty and now she’s back home.”
• Carol, Craftsbury FPF, next day
Ghost of Midnight is an online journal about fostering community within neighborhoods, with a special focus on Front Porch Forum (FPF). My wife, Valerie, and I founded FPF in 2006... read more