Category Archives: Local Reviews

Making connections for small businesses

Posted on Saturday, October 1, 2016 by No comments yet

“Thanks to everyone who replied with names of people who do brush hogging! I am all set now. Brush hoggers – if you don’t get a call from me, you might get calls from a couple other folks who asked me to forward the responses to them as they’re looking for brush hogging services as well!”
• Amy, Waterbury Front Porch Forum

Need recommendations for local businesses?

Posted on Monday, August 15, 2016 by No comments yet

“A huge thank you to everyone who let me know about Montpelier Auto Clinic! You truly saved the day! These guys are simply AMAZING! They were able to work on my car and even keep within my budget! If you need car repairs these guys are it! Montpelier Auto Clinic @ 802-229-6363.”
• Jen, Montpelier Front Porch Forum

Look for other Vermont businesses in the new online FPF Business Directory.

Westford neighbors full of carpenter recommendations

Posted on Wednesday, July 13, 2016 by No comments yet

“I wanted to thank everyone who sent carpenter recommendations for building our shed. I was hoping to get a handful of responses, and I received more than 10. I am grateful to live in a community that is so full of knowledge and willing to share.”
• Chris, Westford Front Porch Forum

How do Vermonters find trusted Realtors?

Posted on Sunday, July 10, 2016 by No comments yet

“We are hoping to find a realtor that comes highly recommended and trusted to come to our home for advice on possibly selling it in the future. Wondering what should be done to help sell it and get information on comparable priced homes in the area”.
• Lisa, Hinesburg FPF

“I have never had so many passionate responses – so quickly from Front Porch Forum. Thanks!”
• Lisa, Hinesburg FPF, next day

The Swedes are coming!

Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 by No comments yet

“My two cousins will need a place to stay in the Waterbury area the weekend of my son’s wedding. Two senior gentlemen.”
• Shari, Waterbury FPF

“They have found lodging at The Olde Stagecoach Inn. Thanks to all for your suggestions. I Just LOVE Front Porch Forum!”
• Shari, Waterbury FPF, next day

Shelburne-ite finds small-job carpenter for Burlington friend

Posted on Tuesday, June 28, 2016 by No comments yet

“I am posting for a friend who lives in the South End of Burlington. She needs someone to repair a few exterior steps and landing. The carpenters she has contacted have said the job is too small for them to bother with. If you know of a person that would do small odd jobs such as this, please send me their contact information and I will pass it along to my friend.”
• Karen, Shelburne FPF

“A huge thanks to all the carpenters who responded to my request on behalf of a friend in Burlington for someone to work a small job. I received numerous responses which I will forward to my friend. Front Porch Forum is truly a great resource for helping our neighbors out. Thanks again.”
• Karen, Shelburne FPF, next day

Williston electrician recommendations piling up

Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2016 by No comments yet

Front Porch Forum is great. I got about a dozen recommendations for an electrician. I contacted the first person recommended, and he came the next day and did a great job. Thanks everyone for your help.”
• Tom, Williston FPF

Rather than phone book or Google search, FPF finds roofer fast

Posted on Thursday, June 9, 2016 by No comments yet

“It occurred to me how much I depend on Front Porch Forum. Phone books are pretty obsolete an not everyone has a website. Yesterday, we posted for a roofing quote. A LOCAL professional roofer came to the property today and gave us an estimate — less than 24 hours later!”
• Mary, Northfield FPF

Mad River Valley seamstress found

Posted on Monday, April 4, 2016 by No comments yet

“I would love to have a recommendation for someone who does alterations and repairs to women’s’ clothing. Thanks so much.”
• Judith, Mad River Valley FPF

“Thank you everybody for your recommendations. Problem solved due to the wide reaching power of Front Porch Forum — amazing!”
• Judith, Mad River Valley FPF… next day

Cluster fly army invades Mad River Valley

Posted on Monday, March 14, 2016 by No comments yet

“I was overwhelmed by all of the responses I received to my cluster fly question! I will try to summarize the dozens of replies I received: (1) vacuum, vacuum, vacuum; (2) use any combination of crushed egg shell canisters (from Gardener’s Supply), sticky paper, bowl of soapy water, ladybugs, Riddex… ; (3) try exterminators but be careful of toxic materials and this is often a relatively expensive, short-term fix.  So the good news is that we are not alone. The bad news is that there does not seem to be a silver bullet. I have learned a lot and will try many if not all of these.  Love Front Porch Forum!”
• Heather, Mad River Valley FPF