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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

Friday, October 12, 2012

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

From my friend, Vermont social activist Robin Lloyd:\
Robin Lloyd
6:05 PM (8 minutes ago)

to Nancy, frances, Jean, Virginia, pat, me, Elizabeth, dorothy, nancy, Edith, paki, Sandy, prespare, burma, Marlene, Kathryn, nancy, Lucy, soros, Joan, cyndy
Dear women:  Below is the link to the new International WILPF website.  Its up to date and easy to read...first off, a thoughtful comment by Madeleine Rees on the choice of the European Union for the Nobel Peace prize....

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Nina Maria Mørk Hansen <>
Date: Thu, Oct 11, 2012 at 7:41 AM
Subject: The new WILPF International website is online

Dear IB, 

We are very proud to announce that the new WILPF International website is now online. 
We know that you have been waiting for the website for a loooong time, but for us at the office in Geneva, the journey to creating the new website has been full of unexpected, funny and sometimes very time-consuming surprises. 
Anyway, now here it is. 
Before you rush to click on the link, we would like to tell you a bit about the new website’s features and why we have made them for you … and all the other readers. 
If you cannot see the pictures below, then please open the attached PDF. Without the pictures, this explanation doesn’t really make sense. 
We hope that you like the new website. It is just the beginning and it will be a constant work in progress – never finished – as we publish and upload more and more content. 
If you have any comments or ideas etc., then just contact us on communications (a) If you see any faults,spelling mistakes or other errors, just send us an email. 
You will find the new website on

All the best, 
Nina, Shirin and all the others from WILPF International. 
Here are (some of) our favourite features:
1) Find a Section!

In the top, we have placed a drop down menu. A click on a country will bring you directly to the WILPF Section’s website. If the Section doesn’t have a website, the click will bring you to a page on the new website describing the Section. 

2) Get to know the Sections

If you go to the links ‘About us è Sections’, you will get an overview of all the active Sections. When you click on the Section's name, the link will take you to a page describing the history and much more about the unique Sections. Each section has its own page! 
At the moment, only Sections marked with blue have been activated and are available to visit. These are the Sectionsthat have sent in a description about themselves, following the template wesent out during the summer. 
As soon as your Section sends the required information, we will create your page. Hopefully all the Sections will be blue within the next few months …

3) Search and you will find

Next to the menu bar you’ll find a Search Area. Type in what you are looking for and you will (hopefully) find it.

4) New newsletter on the Street

Under the Search Area you will find this box. It leads you to a page, where you and anybody who is interested in WILPF and our mission can sign up for our new electronic newsletter “WILPF News and Alerts”.
WILPF News and Alerts is not the same as WILPF International Update, which is an internal newsletter targeted at ExCom, IB-members, Section’s Representatives and Convenors of the different WILPF Working Groups. 
WILPF News and Alerts is for everyone: members, non-members, diplomats, activists, journalists and so on. Everybody who subscribes.

5) WILPF Journal

On the front page we have the new WILPF journal. It is a kind of blog, but we just call it WILPF Journal as we think it sounds better … 
Do you remember when you were a teenager and secretly in love? Sometimes you just had to pass the window of your beloved, just to see if the light was on, if anybody was home … well, the purpose of our new journal is a little similar. We show we are home, and we give you and all our readers a reason to visit us again and again … as there will always be something new to see. 
You can of course comment on the posts and also share them on social media sites. 
Moreover, you are welcome as a “guest-blogger/journalist” if you wish to share information about an issue going on in your country. More than welcome. Just contact us so we can plan in advance and help you with writing.

6) For Sections and members

In the footer you will find a link to an area specially made for Sections and Members. It is full of information. Just click on the bobble – and don’t ever hesitate to contact us with ideas for more content! 
Best regards, 

Nina Maria Mørk Hansen
Communications Manager

Skype: nina.wilpf

Women's International League for Peace and Freedom
1, Rue de Varembé – Case Postale 28
CH – 1211 Geneva 20

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