Posted on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 by Michael
#VT – From a Vermont church newsletter this month…
I think Front Porch Forum is a great resource for communities. We have it here in Bristol where I live, and it is a valuable asset for the area. My neighbor lost her dog and put a desperate plea on FPF. The dog was safely home by the end of the day thanks to neighbors who found her and logged onto FPF. I read reviews of don’t miss local theatre productions. Neighbors are able to pass off their slightly used moving boxes to someone in need and the boxes get a few more uses before they’re recycled. And sightings of bears, coyotes and other wild life are enthusiastically shared. I always look forward to reading it and staying connected with neighbors I might not get a chance to know otherwise. It’s a fine tool for building community. I’m very grateful to Michael and the whole FPF team that have made this excellent tool available to so many communities in Vermont, New York and beyond. I’ve signed up for the new Barre FPF and look forward to learning more about and connecting more with the Barre community. I encourage you to check it out.
Reverend M’ellen Kennedy
The First Church Of Barre ““ Universalist
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