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Category Archives: Vermont

How do Vermonters find trusted Realtors?

“We are hoping to find a realtor that comes highly recommended and trusted to come to our home for advice on possibly selling it in the future. Wondering what should be done to help sell it and get information on comparable priced homes in the area”.
• Lisa, Hinesburg FPF

“I have never had so many passionate responses – so quickly from Front Porch Forum. Thanks!”
• Lisa, Hinesburg FPF, next day


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


Three dogs roam Belvidere… home now

“HUGE THANK YOU to all who helped in all ways. Dogs were found and taken care of so well. Love Front Porch Forum.”
• Kathy, Cambridge FPF


Successful Arlington tag sale turns out crowd via FPF

“We’d like to thank all readers of FPF who came to our tag sale this 4th of July weekend. We had a successful event and only mentioned the sale on Front Porch Forum. We had fun and we hope those who stopped by did as well. Thanks again.”
• Joy, Bill, Judy & Katie, Sunderland Arlington Sandgate FPF


Car stolen in Montpelier recovered in Burlington

“Monday night, a Volkswagen Passat Wagon was stolen from in front of our house on Wilder St. in downtown Montpelier. If you have any information or see this vehicle, please call Montpelier Police, Washington County Sheriff, or Middlesex State Police Barracks.”
• Megan, Montpelier Front Porch Forum

“The car stolen front Wilder St. was recovered in Burlington Wednesday night! Thank you all for your concern.”
• Megan, Montpelier FPF, two days later


Puppy-mill rescue dog terrified of thunder in Shelburne

“We’ve discovered that our newly-adopted White Cream Golden Retriever is terrified of thunderstorms, This is the second thunderstorm season we’ve had Lillie and we’re brainstorming ways to reduce her anxiety without putting her in a stupor for 24 hours! I’m not against medicating my dog when it’s in her best interest, but we have considered her history of growing up in a cage in a puppy-mill in Alabama. Long story short, we thought of borrowing a large crate to see if that makes her feel more safe… Thanks!”
• Leslie, Shelburne FPF

“Thank you for an overwhelming response to my post regarding my dog’s fear of thunderstorms! I received myriad offers including advice on conditioning, the use of Thundershirts, readers’ experiences of their dog’s fear, and offers for crates. We ended up getting an extra-large crate and met Georgia and Bill as well as their three rescues, King, Mike and Sweet Pea (a special thanks to you!) Needless to say, I am an avid fan of Front Porch Forum!”
• Leslie, Shelburne FPF, next day



Vergennes stolen purse – happy ending

1130a861f02b00b460a0f65c168b47ce“Saturday evening, I inadvertently left my purse and tote on the sidewalk in the heart of Vergennes at the streetlight. Multi-tasking, I put my purse and tote down outside the Men’s Corner to load something up, then drove away. Upon our return 20 minutes later, my wicker purse (with wide black ribbon) and burlap tote (with white polka dots) were gone. Vergennes Police have been notified. My wallet, checkbook, cash, iPhone and other basics are gone; hopefully, not forever. If anybody has any information leading to their findings, please contact me. Offering $200 reward. Thank you.”
• Julie, Vergennes FPF

“Three cheers to Front Porch Forum – Sunday evening, I reported the unfortunate event of my stolen purse and tote bag on Main Street. Monday morning, I began the arduous task of obtaining a new drivers license, replacing my cell phone, and ridding myself of the anger I was harboring. I was particularly sad about the loss of my new purse from Malabar. The Little City with the Big Heart rallied and I extend my thanks to those who provided empathy and support since my last post. And good news – the thieves weren’t interested in my purse! Along with the tote, it was tossed into bushes on a nearby street and found the next day, unharmed. My thanks to FPF and concerned citizens, and the dear young couple who found it and returned it to me. Happy screams, hugs, and great joy followed. The longest day of the year had a very happy ending!
• Julie, Vergennes FPF, next day


The Swedes are coming!

“My two cousins will need a place to stay in the Waterbury area the weekend of my son’s wedding. Two senior gentlemen.”
• Shari, Waterbury FPF

“They have found lodging at The Olde Stagecoach Inn. Thanks to all for your suggestions. I Just LOVE Front Porch Forum!”
• Shari, Waterbury 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