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Quarry Hill Creative Center in Rochester, VT, founded 1946 by Barbara and Irving Fiske, is Vermont's oldest alternative community and at one time was probably also its largest. In the 60s -80s, as many as 90 people lived here.
It was and is visited each year, often in summer (but in every season, really) by visitors from all over the world.
We welcome interesting and creative people who are peaceful, bring no weapons, don't believe in hitting children or killing animals, and enjoy the beauty of Vermont and of themselves.

Most of us do not adhere to any particular dogma or religion, though many do find Eastern philosophy closest to our own thought (some of us are also members of the Quakers/Society of Friends).
We value the individual, particularly people who are energetic and have a sense of humor.
Visitors are welcome-- and prospective residents, too. There are some places for rent, others for sale. If interested, get in touch!
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"The symbol is the enemy of the reality, and the reality is ever one's true guide, true friend, true companion, and true self." Irving Fiske, 1908-1990

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

February 8th --the birthday of my cousin David.

David Fiske, a man of energy, ability, humor and of many unknown capacities, was born on Feb. 8, 1953, in Brooklyn, NY ( I believe that was the place). He died in 1976, in what was probably an accident, in Hardwick,VT., on Thanksgiving Day.
He was alone when he died, and it has become a QH tradition to try to reach out to as many people as possible to invite them to Thanksgiving (and Christmas, too-- a difficult time of year for people alone) in order to make sure no one feels left out.

Anyway-- all our love to you,David, in memory or in reality, if you are out there "somewhere."

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