Category Archives: Vermont

Treasured bonsai tree stolen from fair… happy ending

Dozens of versions of this posting appeared on FPFs across Vermont recently…

On the evening of Sept. 3 in the Bonsai exhibition at Champlain Valley Expo, someone took a cherished juniper bonsai belonging to a member of the Green Mountain Bonsai Society.  The tree that was stolen is a miniature juniper. It must live outdoors, except during winter, to be healthy, and requires -40 degree cold-dormancy in the winter to stay alive – a bonsai like this is NOT a house plant. The club is asking PLEASE — whoever took this tree — find a way to return it to the owner [who is heartbroken]. If you have any knowledge about this tree, please contact us.

Followed by a gratifying…

This could only happen in Vermont. The Bonsai stolen from the Fair has been returned. Apparently all the publicity about how difficult it would be to care for the tree paid off. It was found on an office desk at the Flynn, and it looked like the wiring had been loosened, possibly as attempted removal from the pot had been attempted, without knowledge of how to actually do it. A little the worse for wear, it has been returned to its owner. Would that solving bigger crimes would be so easy. To the extent that Front Porch Forum postings by all of those who spread the word contributed to the return, many thanks from the owner and the members of the Green Mountain Bonsai Society.

Got Basil? Winooski neighbors do

“Wow! What a tremendous response to my inquiry for any extra basil! About a dozen gardeners got back to me, with the first response coming in even before the FPF reached my inbox. Thank you, neighbors! I think I’ll have plenty of pesto this winter. If you offered, I will get back to you in the next few days. Thanks again!”
• Ann, Winooski Front Porch Forum

Even the kitchen sink… gone within minutes in Marshfield

“Our free kitchen sink was claimed within minutes of our posting. Thanks Front Porch Forum for making it easy to get the word out to our neighbors!”
• Tina, Marshfield FPF

Flourishing in Jeffersonville, Thanks to local Front Porch Forum

“Thanks so much to Front Porch Forum for helping me to become an asset in the community! I have gained new and wonderful people to a growing list of folks needing my assistance in their home. I’m available for Personal Care, laundry, shopping, housework or even travel. I am up for any task and have an extra hand available for larger projects. Together we can tackle anything, from fall cleaning and garden cutbacks, windows, painting. If there are loose ends needing to be tended before winters arrival, give a shout – I’m sure we’re able to lend a hand!”
• Stephanie, Cambridge FPF

Hardwick Taco Tuesday a hit

“The Hardwick American Legion Auxiliary would like to say a huge thank you to all who attended our Taco Tuesday! It was a great success and we look forward to seeing all of you on Sept. 22 for our Shepard’s Pie Supper! Same place, same price!

“I hope this reaches those who told me they learned about this on Front Porch Forum.  Tonight’s dinner clearly proved that FPF gets the word out… THANK YOU FPF too, I recommend you!”
• Corrinna, Hardwick Walden FPF

Waterbury neighbors provide tires

“Our Front Porch Forum is the greatest! Had several immediate responses to my request for tires. Thanks everybody who responded. We got the tires we needed.”
• Cheryl, Waterbury FPF