Monthly Archives: February 2017

“Too Set in My Ways to Love the Instant Pot”

Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2017 by No comments yet

“The raving of friends about the wonders of pressure cookers intrigued me. The NY Times pushed me over the edge.

“I bought the Instant Pot.

“But I’m too old, I guess. I like to watch my food cooking. And I actually don’t mind if it takes three hours.

“So, I’m offering up an almost-new Instant Pot, used 4 times. It comes with the accessories, manuals, and I’ll throw in three cookbooks, purchased to make me an Instant Pot pro.

“Fifty bucks takes the lot.”

• Deborah, Tunbridge Chelsea Front Porch Forum

“What did we ever do without this great site??!!”

Posted on Sunday, February 26, 2017 by No comments yet

“A number of folks heard that Beautyrest mattress calling their names, and we thank them for their interest. The first person who responded will be snoozing on that freebie… and her response came within a couple of hours of our posting the notice! We’re so thankful to the founders and staff of Front Porch Forum for helping us connect with our neighbors! What did we ever do without this great site??!!”
• Linda, Middletown Springs FPF

South Albany horse wanders from home

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 by No comments yet

“Found in South Albany on Hartwell Pond Rd… a young riding horse with halter. Call Stephanie and describe halter color.”
• Stephanie, Craftsbury FPF

“Young horse found his owner the same day! So glad for Front Porch Forum!!”
• Stephanie, Craftsbury FPF

Missing Cocker Spaniel in Stowe… Found

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 by No comments yet

“Our dog went missing a couple of hours ago. She is a black cocker spaniel, about 30lbs and is named Game. She wears a red collar and an invisible fence collar (battery must have run out); our number may be written on her collar (lost her tag a few weeks ago). She is very friendly and has a lot of energy. We live on Sinclair Drive in the Stowe club highlands so I would think she would be in that area. If anyone happens to see her or has her at their house please call. Thanks so much.”
• Joya, Stowe Front Porch Forum

“We found our dog so quickly thanks to this wonderful, tight-knit community that we live in. Thank you to everyone for your tips and concern 🙂
• Joya, Stowe Front Porch Forum, next day

Gifford Thrift in Randolph burglarized

Posted on Friday, February 24, 2017 by 1 comment

“Gifford Thrift was burglarized last night. They didn’t get much $$ but the miscreants were up in the attic – anyone see lights on the second story Wednesday night? Any info, please call the shop or the Randolph police – thank you!”
• Elizabeth, Randolph Front Porch Forum, yesterday

Hearts of ice in Milton? UPDATED

Posted on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 by No comments yet

“I wasn’t sure where to go with this, so I thought I would bring it to our Front Porch Forum. Around 7:30am this morning, my 87-year-old mother fell on the ice while walking out to get her newspaper. I was saddened and disheartened when she later informed me that as she was laying in her bathrobe at the end of her driveway on Ellison Street unable to get up and she watched five cars drive by her. I was then angry and disgusted when I found out that her neighbor, a lovely older woman, saw her, and came out to help and tried waving down three cars for help… and all drove past… My mother’s in the ICU tonight, but she’s in good spirits and I’m sure that she’ll be alright. I feel worse for those poor lost souls who drove by. Shame on you.”
• Janet, Milton FPF, yesterday

“I am very sorry to hear about your mother and her ordeal. I’m glad that her neighbor was able to get her assistance. I think this should be a lesson to us all to slow down and not be so preoccupied in our own worlds… I, for one, have had my eyes opened by your FPF posting and will try to be more vigilant. I pray your mother continues on the road to recovery.”
• Vickie, Milton FPF, today

“I am so sorry to hear this. I sincerely hope that this is not representative of Milton residents, of which I am one. Healing wishes to your mother.”
• James, Milton FPF, today

“Wow – that is SO awful!    I’m so very sorry your Mom and her neighbor had to go through that!   You’re right – shame on them!   I hope your Mom is soon out of the hospital!”
• Diane, Milton FPF, today

When people ask “do we really need a service like Front Porch Forum?” I’ll point them to this story and I’ll respond “Yes, we do!”  Each community in Vermont needs more efforts to increase connection between neighbors and build community so that this kind of thing won’t happen again.


“Quick update regarding my mother who fell on the ice… Five people drove by her, but more then double that amount responded to my post and sent thoughts and well wishes. These messages meant so much to her. Thank you. She left the ICU last night and hopes to discharge any day. My mom usually goes for a walk around Milton every morning and every afternoon… Feel free to wave and say hello. She’s feeling so much better about our community. Thank you for that.”
• Janet, Milton FPF