This Freecycle thing has really taken off, and in only a few hours!
The group was approved today (finally), but naturally it takes a while to propagate in order to be searchable by area code on Freecycle.org (and the usual search engines). The only way to find it right now is to go to YahooGroups and specifically type in the name of my town and the term Freecycle.
Nevertheless, 8 people have signed up since I checked this afternoon. I guess there is a need for it after all. Or maybe they're Freecycle trolls who hover vulturelike, waiting to find items to sell on eBay.
At any rate, there they are. Somehow.
(Whoooaaa! Jane, get me off this crazy thing!)