One of the great pleasures of moderating Front Porch Forum has been getting to know so many more local folks than I knew previously. Deb is a case in point. She’s been a great booster and user of the service… invited me to address her Rotary Club, flyered door-to-door in her own neighborhood, posted compelling messages, and more. Regrettably for us and good for her, she’s moving away to be close to kids and grandkids. I was touched by her farewell today…
I have just returned from my soon-to-be new home [out of state]. Almost more than missing my friends and the amenities here in Burlington, I will miss the connection I feel to Front Porch Forum. When I think of moving to a brand new community and the difficulty of learning about my new neighborhood, I think of all the advantages that the Forum brings.
Is there any realistic way I can encourage my new community to begin a similar service?
I hope FPF can catch up with Deb in her new community in the coming months!