Posted on Friday, November 27, 2009 by Michael
From a family who makes the most out of FPF…
As Front Porch Forum is high on our list of FPF we appreciate about this neighborhood and this community, we decided to make a financial contribution to support this very worthy cause. We encourage you to do the same in whatever amount fits your budget. Clearly we all want this forum to be around for a long, long time!
Where else can you possibly find out about all of the amazing things happening right in the neighborhood, and engage in such lively dialogue with your neighbors about Burlington happenings? Our FPF is tailored to the ONE and its fantastic blend of personalities, opinions, and politics — so evident with each edition landing in our in-box. Our family calendar routinely fills up each week (and quickly!) with events and activities we read about on FPF — often they are free and within easy walking distance. Bumping into friends once there only further reminds us of the value of FPF.
FPF has helped us to… meet our neighbors through buying, selling, and bartering, find a dog sitter, learn about nearby businesses we love to support, formulate our opinions regarding local politics, better connect our kids to local sports, theatre, music and art, sample new and delicious foods, and advertise a variety of school-related events with outstanding results. There is nothing else out there that helps us feel connected and stay connected in quite the same way, whether it be by posting information or by reading someone else’s news. Financially supporting this local venture helps to ensure that a quality service that we all increasingly rely on stays viable and strong during these trying economic times. Supporting this local Vermont venture just feels right.
We hope you too will support Front Porch Forum! Now’s the time.
-Vince Brennan, Burlington School Commissioner
And another note just arrived from the O.N.E…
I’m also urging my neighbors to support Front Porch Forum. Look at what we all gain by gathering online to share tips, questions, and information that bind all of us together based on shared interests and concerns. During this season of gratitude, please consider donating to preserve the wonderful effort behind FPF. Thank you!
UPDATE: Another nice note from nearby the two above today… from Maggie…
I loaned a guitar to someone for four weeks and was unexpectedly rewarded with baked goods! Thanks for building community.
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