“I sat in a line of traffic on the south end of the bridge in Vergennes for 45 minutes this morning because they were paving Main Street. If before the construction started there had been a traffic sign or it had been posted here on FPF… I would have taken another way around Vergennes… I drive to Burlington many times a week and I never saw a sign. I look at FPF daily. I didn’t see a posting for it.”
• Laurie, Vergennes FPF
“To everyone affected by the paving of Main Street this week, please be understanding and patient. Business owners received a letter from the city notifying them of the project. The decision to not use FPF was a mistake and for that I apologize. This project was long overdue and the scheduling came together quickly. Please do your best to avoid the bottlenecks and keep patronizing your local businesses. I assure you, everyone will be proud of the finished product.”
• Bill Benton, Mayor, City of Vergennes
Shared by Jonathan on the Huntington Front Porch Forum…
Last evening my dog Monty and I decided to float down the Huntington River in our canoe, starting at Shaker Mountain Road. Not very far down river, just past the town buildings in the center, there is a large land slide that has left a few large trees down across the river.
After some inspection (not enough) I made the poor choice of trying to paddle the small rapid and make it under a large maple tree. Bad idea.
A large branch was just under the surface of the water and only became visible after it was too late. We were not going to make it under the tree without getting hung up so me and the dog bailed into the water and managed to swim to the shoreline.
I watched in disbelief as my canoe filled with water and bent itself in half around the branch. That was the end of that canoe’s paddling days. Oh well. Monty and I were fine.
I had two paddles on board, one of which miraculously stayed in the boat and I was able to to retrieve it. The other one, however, was no where to be found. It has my last name, Tomb, engraved on the wide part of the paddle and if anyone happens to come across it I would be thrilled to have it back.
And if you’re planning on paddling the river, maybe consider portaging around that section of river.
My boat is still in the river. I will try to retrieve it as soon as the water level goes down enough.
“Wind washed away dock sections on our dark just 1000 yards south of whites beach if you find loading dock sections approximately 5 x 6 seater please text or email us.”
• John, South Hero FPF
“Parts of a wooden dock washed up near White’s Beach today (Tue) with the crazy south wind. Give us a call if they could be yours.”
• Scott and Melissa, South Hero FPF
“Lost: 6 cedar 2’x4′ dock sections from east side of Keeler Bay night of June 23-24. If found please email or call.”
• Carl, South Hero FPF
“We lost a section of our dock decking this morning. Lost south of city bay on east shore of N.H. Appx. 2’wide by4’long made of cedar boards.Please call me if you find it. Thanks.”
• Bryan, North Hero FPF
“During one of the recent high wind and water days, we lost our land to dock boarding plank. It is constructed of two long 2X6 boards held together with 2X4 blocks. Please call us if it floated to shore on your beachfront. Thanks.”
• Sarah, North Hero FPF
“My dock decking section has been recovered!! Thank you all for your attention, and thank YOU, Bart, for saving the piece and then calling me! This FPF sure is a great tool.”
• Bryan, North Hero FPF
“Thanks to Front Porch Forum, we have a great place to live while we build on our land, new worms to restart our vermicomposting, several plant starts for a mini garden, a wood stove and wood to go with it, someone to mow our lawn, pallets, metal roofing and most importantly, lots of new people to call friends. We also have our kids signed up for swimming lessons at Curtis Pond and spent a great evening today at the community singalong at the Four Corners Schoolhouse. We feel so at home already and are excited to be part of such a vibrant community! Thanks to all!”
• Becca, Calais FPF
“Thank you Front Porch Forum!! Apparently there were many Oreo sightings and true to her cat nature she was cozying up to another family up on Shelburne Road! The finder kept a good eye on her and replied as soon as she saw my posting.”
• Ila, Five Sisters neighborhood FPF, Burlington
“The state police caught our missing fluffy black miniature poodle Buddy on I-89 between exits 16 & 17 Thursday along with the help of a resident. I would like to thank everyone involved in helping to find him. Buddy is home in need of a cleaning but otherwise pretty well. Thank you all; Colchester is a great community. I will keep abreast via Front Porch Forum. I never knew it existed before now.”
• Steve, Malletts Bay neighborhood FPF, Colchester
“Seeking missing 4 Jersey yearling heifers. Green ear tags in ears. Missing from Cow Patty and Veitos pastures. If found please call.”
• Dianna, Tinmouth FPF
“The car keys I found in Red Rocks roadway have been claimed by their owner. Yeah FPF!”
• Pam, Oakledge neighborhood FPF, Burlington
And some things don’t need to be lost to be found…
“I just would like to say thank you to all who have given me recommendations for a roofer, plumber and an electrician. FPF rocks!”
• Lalitha, Montpelier FPF
“I think it is always good to share good news. A friend told me that the pie that was thought stolen from Court Street was taken in error by a teacher who was gathering goods for disadvantaged students from a free pile on the same porch! Once the teacher read Front Porch Forum, the pie was returned untouched accompanied by a donation for the bottle drive!”
• Skye, Montpelier FPF