Ghost of Midnight

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Good Neighbors in Condo Developments?

Posted on Friday, July 20, 2007 by No comments yet

Beverly writes in the West Kennedy Neighborhood Forum today…

I moved to South Burlington from Essex a year ago. My dog June and I have met a lot of other people with dogs. I have a piano that is sitting in my condominium waiting for someone to play it. It belongs to my daughter who doesn’t have room for it at this time in her life. I wondered if anyone (child or adult) in the neighborhood would like to use my “practice space.” Maybe you always wanted to take piano lessons but didn’t have a piano. Now you could use mine (no charge). I work during the day, but June is here and would love company. I’m sure we can work out the details to satisfy all of us. I look forward to hearing from my musically inclined neighbors.

Now that’s lovely… mighty neighborly. I’ve had several folks assume that condo associations are less amenable to Front Porch Forum… that somehow condominium dwellers are all hermits or otherwise uninterested in their immediate surroundings. The early evidence goes against this theory, with the message above the latest example.  People are people and most of us want some connection to our immediate neighbors.

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