Ghost of Midnight

… about neighbors, community and Front Porch Forum

Clearing the garage…

Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2022 by No comments yet

Sometimes you need just a little bit of something to finish one small project. For this neighbor, it was leftover paint.

Thanks to everyone who donated spray paint for my small projects! What a great way to get rid of unused paint cans. If people are clearing out their garages, consider posting things like this. There’s always someone with a half-finished project that could use your unwanted paint/nails/scraps of wood/etc. What a great forum we have here!

Catharine in Brandon

Sales & Marketing Director Job Opening at Front Porch Forum

Posted on Monday, June 6, 2022 by No comments yet

Do you love leading growth in a dynamic company? Are community connections and a thriving local economy important to you? FPF wants YOU to join our team! This position will fuel FPF’s work to strengthen communities statewide. Help lead a seasoned team of 24+ VT staff.

Apply Today!

FPF Now Has 215,000 Members!

Posted on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 by No comments yet

Members are joining Front Porch Forum across Vermont every day… We just surpassed 215,000 members in a state with 270,000 households*. That’s a lot of traction!

Do you know anyone in Vermont that’s not on FPF yet? Tell them to sign up at FrontPorchForum.com!

*Household data is from 2020 Census

FPF Seeking Software Developer

Posted on Monday, May 23, 2022 by No comments yet

Want to put your coding skills to great use for a successful mission-driven Vermont organization? Help us deliver high-quality software as you develop new features and maintain the Front Porch Forum web and mobile apps.

We’re hiring a full-time, primarily remote, full-stack developer to be part of our seasoned tech team and growing staff of two dozen employees.

Click here for details and to apply.

Thanks for Helping our Spring Flowers Bloom!

Posted on Monday, May 9, 2022 by No comments yet

Thanks to thousands of Front Porch Forum members… We made it!  So many folks generously chipped in to reach FPF’s spring Supporting Member Campaign goal.  These dollars will fund FPF operations in the months ahead.

If you meant to donate to FPF and haven’t yet had a chance, there’s still time. Please give today!

FPF is a Vermont Public Benefit Corporation and not a nonprofit. Contributions are not tax deductible.

Help FPF Raise $175,000 by May 4, 2022

Posted on Sunday, May 1, 2022 by No comments yet

Is FPF useful to you?  To your community?  More and more Vermonters sign up, read and post every day.  If you’re among them, please help us continue to provide our essential civic service to every town in the state.

We need to raise $175,000 statewide from our members by this Wednesday, May 4, 2022, to meet our spring budget goal.  Please donate today.

If you are in the position to donate, please do.  We’re eager to keep FPF going strong.  We need your help to get there.

Please give today and help the spring flowers bloom!  https://frontporchforum.com/supporting-members

Thank you,
Front Porch Forum’s 24 employees

FPF is a Vermont Public Benefit Corporation and not a nonprofit. Contributions are not tax deductible. Ad sales to local businesses cover most of our expenses, and your Supporting Member contribution helps close the gap.

While we prefer online donations by credit card or PayPal, we also accept payment by check, with gratitude, at:  Front Porch Forum, PO Box 73, Westford, VT 05494-0073

Keep Your Local Forum Going Strong – Donate Today!

Posted on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 by No comments yet

Front Porch Forum’s annual spring Supporting Member Campaign starts today! If you are able, please support FPF by donating now by credit card, PayPal or check: https://frontporchforum.com/supporting-members

FPF helps neighbors stay informed and connected locally. In the face of our world’s growing challenges, building community among neighbors is critical. FPF is serving more people than ever before… for every 1,000 households in Vermont, 750 people actively participate on their local Forum.

If you value FPF, please support our work by participating and — if you are able — by donating today.

Thank you.

FPF is a Vermont Public Benefit Corporation and not a nonprofit. Contributions are not tax deductible. Ad sales to local businesses cover most of our expenses, and your Supporting Member contribution helps close the gap.

More than Just a Garden Cart

Posted on Monday, April 18, 2022 by No comments yet

What a lovely reflection of FPF’s use in this recent posting:

Need fulfilled, money saved, carbon footprint reduced, and neighbor connection created.

Many thanks for all the suggestions and offerings regarding my query about getting myself another Garden Way Cart. Mine lasted 43 years, and doesn’t owe me a thing, but is now saying “goodbye” by falling apart. Thanks to Donna, I now have an even larger cart that will allow me to get garden jobs done just that much faster. When hubby and I went to pick up the cart, we had a nice time chatting as a thunderstorm rolled in! It’s nice to get to know our neighbors and also nice to not have to shell out full price for something new when something used is right near by! Thank you!! • Devin in Grand Isle

A Big Shout Out to Local Business

Posted on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 by No comments yet

A recent posting to the Williston Forum by FPF member Jeff:

I would like to take a minute to say thank you to Corey and Jake at JC Property Management.

On a recent early Sunday morning, on our way to go to a ski race at Sugarbush, we stopped at a parking lot in Hinesburg to grab something out of the back of our Suburban. Unknown to me, one of our bags fell out of the back. When we got to Sugarbush, we discovered the bag was missing.

After getting home and not finding the bag, we realized what had happened. After driving back to check the parking lot, we called the Police hoping someone turned it in. We also posted on Front Porch Forum. That was the best thing we did.

About a week later I received a call from Kory. He and his partner had found the bag while plowing that snowy morning. He had been searching for the owner. But, there was no identification tags on the bag. He was told by a friend to look on FPF.

Thankfully, he did. We were reunited with the bag. We had offered a reward for the safe return of the bag. Kory would not take the reward. He was just doing a good deed.

I want to thank Kory and the guys at JC Property Management. They are really good, honest guys. If you need work done at your property, I highly recommend giving them a call.