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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, September 25, 2012

From our Quaker Meeting in Middlebury and the Bridport Congregational Church

Joseph Kony and his rebel commanders have abducted thousands of children and are terrorizing three countries in Central Africa. Millions of people were alerted to this situation through Invisible Children's viral internet video, Kony 2012. Invisible Children ( is a movement seeking the arrest of Kony and a permanent end to these atrocities. On Sunday, September 30, at 7:00 p.m. the New England team representing Invisible Children will be at the Ilsley Memorial Public Library Meeting Room to present a screening of the film The Rescue, which details the Lord's Resistance Army's actions in Congo, and the attempted peace talks between Joseph Kony and the Lord's Resistance Army and the political leaders of the affected countries in 2008.
The Ugandan Advocate on team New England is named Oyella Jane. She is a 23-year old student studying Quantitative Economics at Makerere University in Uganda, although she is taking a year off from school to advocate for those living in LRA-affected communities. Jane is a survivor of LRA violence, and will speak to her life growing up in the conflict region during the presentation. All are invited to this free event. Invisible Children will have merchandise available for sale. For more information please contact Tim Franklin at 349-4137.

Tim Franklin
Bridport Congregational Church

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