Quarry Hill Creative Center, Vermont's hip refuge for the unusual and artistic-- founded 1946 by Irving and Barbara Fiske, writer for the WPA/poet/playwright/freelance writer, and cartoonist/artist/painter/visionary.
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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! And, please follow the Blog and comment whenever you like!
"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
Barbara does not have melanoma in her system (sentinel lymph node), according to her doctor. I was very relieved to hear this, and she was, too, though some flesh still needs to be removed from her arm, and then the arm sewed up, possibly in plastic surgery. This will be in a few days.
Thanks to all who called her or in other ways expressed good wishes.