Yearly Archives: 2016

Tip from neighbor and two-hour chase brings ducks on the lam home to Huntington

Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2016 by No comments yet

“Thanks to everyone who emailed me about our four missing ducks. A tip from one of you brought us to the pond/pine tree where they were hanging out. After a couple of long hours chasing them around looking like a bunch of idiots, they are back home (with their wings clipped). Thanks, neighbors!”
• Amanda, Huntington FPF

Quack!  Missing an animal or pet of any kind?  Ask neighbors for tips on Front Porch Forum.

Grateful for Randolph neighbor’s expression of gratitude

Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2016 by No comments yet

“When I saw the headline “Gratitude” I felt warmed. Just to know that another Front Porch Forum member is feeling gratitude for this forum, and for all the aspects of community that promote a better life around here, feels good. And to be reminded of the need to express and receive the warmth that accompanies gratitude is a helpful thing. So, thanks for the good vibes, Nancy! Happy New Year!”
• Josie, Randolph FPF

What are you grateful for today?  Share with your neighbors on

Montpelier grocery clerk’s Christmas Eve kindness

Posted on Wednesday, December 28, 2016 by No comments yet

“On Christmas Eve, my friend dropped her cell phone at Shaw’s shortly before they closed early for the holiday. A young man, who is a Shaw’s employee, found it and hung around in the empty parking lot until she could retrieve it. He waited for a bit for her to arrive. She didn’t get his name… and he refused any tip. Kudos to this young man for his kindness to a stranger. He made it possible for my friend (who heavily relies on her cell phone) to have a Merry Christmas.”
• Joanne, Montpelier FPF

Good deeds in your neighborhood?  Share on your Front Porch Forum.

Holiday pies for two Burlington neighbors

Posted on Friday, December 23, 2016 by No comments yet

“I know that holidays are a happy time for most people but can be a very challenging and sad time for some others, so I was thinking and would like to donate one homemade pie (pumpkin or raspberry) to two families and/or individuals in Burlington to make their Christmas a little happier. I will make both pies with excellent natural and/or organic ingredients. I have a car, so I can drop off the pies to them on Christmas Eve. If you know of anyone who would be interested, please let me know. Thank you.”
• Annie, South Union neighborhood Front Porch Forum, Burlington

Burton jacket missing from Nectars… stolen or honest mistake?

Posted on Friday, December 23, 2016 by No comments yet

“My green Burton jacket was taken from Dead Set at Nectars last night. I’m sure it was an innocent mistake but if anyone found it please please please let me know! My only Saab key was in it and I will not be able to drive to my family’s house for Christmas without it.”
• Kelsey, Old North End neighborhood Front Porch Forum in Burlington

“The person who accidentally took my jacket saw my FPF posting and will be returning it to Nectars! Best case scenario; I am so grateful. Thank you to everyone who reached out with tips and advice! Special shoutout to Rain at Parallel Justice for Victims of Crime. He contacted me and was super helpful in exploring possible solutions. Thanks to this lovely community, it looks like I’ll be making it home for Christmas! And yes, I will be getting a spare copy of my key immediately.”
• Kelsey, Old North End FPF, next day

“Special thank you to our ‘Forum Family'” from Morrisville retailer

Posted on Friday, December 23, 2016 by No comments yet

“Can’t tell you how much I appreciate all the visits to my wife’s little gift-shop as she goes thru all the emotions of closing her place after 15 wonderful years. It’s been a rough time for her. All your visits, purchases and words of encouragement have helped more than you can ever know. Still 2 more days left. Friday and Saturday (behind the Village Victorian B&B on Union Street, Morrisville). Plenty of great gifts at incredible prices. Stop by. Say hi to ellen and wish her the best in her next great adventure. Thank you.”
• Philip, Morrisville Front Porch Forum

Can’t see to find lost eyeglasses? Ask neighbors for help

Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2016 by No comments yet

“Hoping to find prescription eyeglasses that may have been dropped on Dorset Street bike path south of Swift Street on Sunday afternoon.”
• Mary Anne, Southeast Quadrant FPF in South Burlington

“Eyeglass returned!  Front Porch Forum and a wonderful neighbor to the rescue!! Thank you.”
• Mary Anne, Southeast Quadrant FPF, next day

Seeking apple picker pole in Plainfield

Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2016 by No comments yet

“Dear community: Thank you so much for your generosity. Three people immediately responded to my last post about a bike stand, and were so incredibly generous… thank you! Since Front Porch Forum seems to work so well, I am now looking for an apple picker (one of those funny metal baskets on a long extendable pole for reaching the tall apples). If you have one you no longer need, I would be happy to take it off your hands, buy it, or trade you for an apple pie next fall. Thanks so much.”
• Hannah, Marshfield Plainfield FPF