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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

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Tom Wicker

Tom Wicker, legendary newsman (everyone has seen the obits and probably have all read Attica) died in Rochester last week at the beautiful farm once owned by the Huntingtons. I always admired him and would have liked to talk to him, but I was too shy. Once even attended a talk of his and was afraid to go up and introduce myself. I'm not going to do that anymore... too many possible good communications lost. Our deepest regrets to his wife and everyone else in his family. He was a great writer and I enjoyed his presence in Rochester, his care of our library.

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