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Tune into The Mark Johnson Show Wed. June 24 at 9 AM to hear Fran Stoddard interview FPF co-founder Michael Wood-Lewis: WDEV, FM 96.1, AM 550, http://www.markjohnsonshow.net/
“Thank you Front Porch Forum!! Apparently there were many Oreo sightings and true to her cat nature she was cozying up to another family up on Shelburne Road! The finder kept a good eye on her and replied as soon as she saw my posting.”
• Ila, Five Sisters neighborhood FPF, Burlington
“The state police caught our missing fluffy black miniature poodle Buddy on I-89 between exits 16 & 17 Thursday along with the help of a resident. I would like to thank everyone involved in helping to find him. Buddy is home in need of a cleaning but otherwise pretty well. Thank you all; Colchester is a great community. I will keep abreast via Front Porch Forum. I never knew it existed before now.”
• Steve, Malletts Bay neighborhood FPF, Colchester
“Seeking missing 4 Jersey yearling heifers. Green ear tags in ears. Missing from Cow Patty and Veitos pastures. If found please call.”
• Dianna, Tinmouth FPF
“The car keys I found in Red Rocks roadway have been claimed by their owner. Yeah FPF!”
• Pam, Oakledge neighborhood FPF, Burlington
And some things don’t need to be lost to be found…
“I just would like to say thank you to all who have given me recommendations for a roofer, plumber and an electrician. FPF rocks!”
• Lalitha, Montpelier FPF
“I think it is always good to share good news. A friend told me that the pie that was thought stolen from Court Street was taken in error by a teacher who was gathering goods for disadvantaged students from a free pile on the same porch! Once the teacher read Front Porch Forum, the pie was returned untouched accompanied by a donation for the bottle drive!”
• Skye, Montpelier FPF
Organic Connections just published a piece about FPF, closing with this…
As another member recently recounted, “I read the local newspaper and I read my Front Porch Forum. In the paper the definition of news is often something bad that’s happened—an automobile accident, crime, etc. On Front Porch Forum it feels like most of the content is positive and helpful. I read the local paper and I feel kind of worn out. I read Front Porch Forum and I feel uplifted because it’s people saying thank you and helping each other out.”
“Monkey’s five-day adventure brought her all the way from Birchcliff Parkway to Locust Terrace. She has a gash on her ear but otherwise seems to be in good health. With the help of Front Porch Forum and our caring neighbors, she is home now and we couldn’t be happier.”
• Liron, Birchcliff neighborhood FPF
“Our families would like to send a huge Thank You to all who stopped by our group Yard Sale this holiday weekend that we held in Ascutney on Rt. 5. Many folks told us they saw the ad on Front Porch Forum. At least 5 families provided items for sale including a little guy (age 5) who cleaned out his own toys to make some money to buy a train he wants. It was fun to see him explain toys to little ones younger than him and get them to make a choice. Again, many, many Thank Yous!”
• Linda, West Windsor FPF
“I continue to be amazed by FPF members and their willingness to help. It really is the modern day equivalent to the group at the country store. I asked for information on moving boxes. I was deluged with offers and ideas. Thanks, all of you.”
• Brian, Waterbury Front Porch Forum
It was a presentation months in the making.
Titled “THIS is Journalism,” the presentation carried enormous expectations as the ending plenary to our conference that asked that very question: What is Journalism? Luckily, we had help from many whose tweets illuminated emerging forms of journalism in unexpected places.
Earlier this year, the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication’s (SOJC) Agora Journalism Center launched the #THISisJournalism social media campaign and website. #THISisJournalism is a collection of transformative projects that challenges our definition of journalism while also serving the functions of journalism to enhance public knowledge and enrich civic life…
They go on to share summaries of a many new online services that contribute to journalism today, including Front Porch Forum.
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