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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

Sunday, August 5, 2012

The All Night Dance Party

Just around the corner... the All Night Costume Dance Party! I find it both stimulating-- QH rises like Brigadoon, complete with the young and the hip as though it were again the Sixties-- but of course, also rather nervous.
There's a lot of responsibility attached to being the person who is in charge of the land... I hope people will remember this and be responsible. We want to be able to go on having the Costume Party for a long time to come-- especially since it's Joya's birthday party too.

Please, everyone, look after your dogs (keep them leashed or under your control); don't bring anything dangerous or illegal onto the place; NO underage drinking is permitted and Brion keeps an eye on this. We do all we can to make sure the party is a safe place to be and that dancing, costumes, and blueberry pancakes are now, as they were when Joya was little, the focus of this one- night festival...

Also PLEASE, listen for announcements that Brion will periodically make (or I will, if I have to) about parking and other necessary practical issues. Please be ready and willing to help on at least ONE committee to set up and break down and clean up-- the most important part of all!

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