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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

Monday, April 9, 2012

Rochester hosts Gov. Shumlin

I wasn't present, but Gov. Shumlin was in town today to declare April 9 a day of recovery and state commitment to Rochester, at the school.
Saw it on the evening news. I thought Mary Sue Crowley, School Principal, spoke beautifully about the disaster and the recovery.

All over the valley here one can still see the scars of the hurricane and floods. I hope it will be a very long time before Vermont has to go through this again...

It has been hard all around, but people have been good to one another. I am ready to help anyone I can in any way I can, with the rest of this recovery effort.

Isabella Fiske McFarlin (Ladybelle)

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