Ghost of Midnight

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Is there a need for Front Porch Forum?

Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2008 by No comments yet

Will Front Porch Forum only work in Vermont? Fair question… Vermont is a little different than many other parts of the United States. But I think the answer is yes, because FPF is designed to address a condition pervasive in many areas… the sense of disconnectedness, isolation and lack of community that many people feel about the place they live.

The Make It Your Own Awards illustrate this in various ways, including tuning folks into what FPF is all about. A local FPF member forwarded me the note below from her NYC sister today. The sister had heard about FPF from some third party…

“I thought it sounded a lot like your neighborhood. I certainly voted for Front Porch Forum, and desperately want it for our little block here in NYC. I think we desperately need it. Thanks for getting in on the ground floor to support. If you see him, please tell him to please keep NYC in mind when he goes big time. We really are just a lot of small towns down here!”

Duly noted!

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