Ghost of Midnight

… about neighbors, community and Front Porch Forum


  1. Virginia Pratt says:

    I would like to introduce myself to neighbors, especially the ones I have not met. I want to offer you a complimentary facial – try new colors for the holidays and/or gift ideas for the holidays.
    372-5126 Days or evenings. South Hero

  2. […] But at its core, FPF isn’t about blasting out a single message to thousand of local homes.  It’s about neighborhood-level conversation.  Any local resident may join the single FPF neighborhood forum where he/she lives and post to his/her heart’s content.  (FPF is available in 25 Vermont towns.) […]

  3. Thomas Nola says:

    Free Silver Laced Wyandotte Rooster

  4. stephen fortin, Sr. says:

    i see by looking at the towns you service that this is a westerly side of the state service. are you going to move over here in the kingdom where everybody forgets us? we might have small communitys but i think this would work good in our community and hope you consider st. johnsbury and other towns over here.
    thanks for reading steve fortin

  5. Michael says:

    He Stephen… FPF recently expanded to Canaan, Norton, Brighton/Island Pond and the UTGs. More to come. Cheers. -Michael at FPF

  6. David O'Rourke says:

    Today Sept 14, 2010 I had just left a meeting where in fact I pledge to post something on the FPF. It was 11:30ish. It was raining in south , bright sun headed north.. I was headed up over to the Boardman Hill area. As I was on the long bypass extension when I saw a rather large bird flying out of the dark rainy clouds. The bird was big, with a large wing span. I noticed it was bright on the top, the brightness brought to my mind a conversation I had with my 14 year old just days ago. The conversation went something like me “saying look a hawk”, with him correcting me almost immediately saying” no dad it was a Kestrel” the difference being the coloring on the bottom of the bird verses the top. Anyway seeing this new bird flying out of rain clouds and into the bright sun I was trying to quickly identify it without veering off the road. White on top, big wings, I thought wow an Eagle, no I said, not here, it is just the sun shining on it, then thought again, hmm an Eagle, no again just the sun, … as it flew closer it was definitely an Eagle, big bright white head, unmistaken arched raptor like beak, … wow… and Eagle .. passing through the heart of West Rutland… I hope it made a guest appearance in the boardwalk.

  7. Jeanne says:

    anyone recommend a good plumber/well outfit!

  8. Melissa says:

    Sunday 10/10/10 A 5K race, 1.5 mile fun run/walk, & police K9 demos will be held at the Whales Tails Walking Trails (30 Community Drive So Burlington) Registration starts at 11:30am, Race starts at 1pm. $20.00 registration fee will benefit retired police K9s to meet their medical bills through the Lacey’s Fund ( Compete with or without your dog. Registration forms available at

  9. Hannah says:

    Saw that FPF is in Moretown. Any plans to expand further into the valley? Waitsfield/Warren??

  10. Michael says:

    Hi Hannah… we’d love to expand FPF to other VT towns. We need to find a source of funds to cover our start-up costs to do that. Waitsfield-Warren is one of many places where a conversation has started… let us know if you have any insights. Thanks! -Michael

  11. Kate says:

    Is your cat missing?
    Found near Canamak Dr. and US Route 2 orange and white cat, sweet disposition and want to go home.
    Call Meg 372-5654

  12. Gail Graham says:

    I wish to receive Maple Corner News Letter, as I did prior to Oct. Please advise

  13. Michael says:

    Hi Gail. You are welcome to register for Front Porch Forum in Calais… the new version of the Maple Corner e-newsletter that Steve G. maintained so well for a decade. Sign up here…

  14. Kevin Hatin says:

    Post title: Celebrate Valentine’s Day with the whole family

    Post copy:

    On Saturday, February 12th, the Greater Burlington Y is hosting a fun, affordable Valentine’s Day Dance for the entire family. From 6:00-8:00pm, sweeties of all ages can enjoy great tunes and party games led by a DJ. Refreshments will also be available for a nominal fee. For more information or to register for the dance, please call 862-9622.

  15. Teri says:

    I am looking to house sit for anyone, or rent a nice May 2011. I love to garden,hike,mtn bike and I am very familiar with woodstove,as Iheat with only wood.. I have a very clean cat who loves to help with gardening as well and loves to go outside, so she is very well behaved. I am looking in the Charlotte area..

  16. Kevin Ring says:

    Thank you to all the people for being there for my family when our sister Stacy passed away. It was a great comfort to all of us. Once again Thank you.
    Kevin Ring

  17. Nick Vittum says:

    I was part of FPF when it first started in the five sisters. I’ve been in Montgomery for a few years now, and have missed it. How do I get it started here. It’s a close community a lot of people would get on-board.

  18. Michael says:

    Hi Nick. Thanks for your inquiry. We’d love to expand FPF to Montgomery, VT. We’re working on long-term plans to expand FPF statewide and beyond. In the meantime, any community that would like to bring in FPF need only raise the funds to cover our expansion costs and line up a small group of dedicated volunteers to help get the word out locally and prime the pump with a steady flow of postings for a several months. Contact me directly if you’d like to discuss…

    Cheers. -Michael

  19. Brian says:

    Jeanne wrote:

    anyone recommend a good plumber/well outfit!

    I don’t know about a well outfit, but I can recommend a good plumber. I am a small-scale builder myself and I have recently been really pleased with Tony Wheelock’s work. He lives in Bolton (Of Jonesville?) and also works around the Roxbury area / Central VT.

    Call me if you would like his number

  20. Nancy Wolfe says:

    I would like more info on bringing FPF to Barre.What kind of funds are needed and how many dedicated volunteers?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *