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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

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Greetings all...

Haven't been able to post for a while, due to my mother, Barbara Hall Fiske Calhoun (or Isabelle Calhoun) being ill and in a nursing home. There has been a lot of stuff to do to get it together to make it possible for her to be in the home on a continuing basis. If I can, I would like to bring her home or to a nursing home closer to Quarry Hill.
Right now she is in Brookside Nursing Home in White River JCT VT. She is 94 and was one of the co-creators of Quarry Hill.

I try to visit her at least once a week and maybe more if I can. Cold weather will make it more difficult, but there's a hostel for people with ill family members there that may put me up on bad nights.

By The Way!  The Vermont Movie will be showing parts 3 and 4 in WRJ on November 17 and I will try to be there, speak to the audience (as QH, Barb, and many others, and I are in the 3rd part) and hope that we can bring Barb to the movie as well. I know she'd enjoy the part about QH, but might not be able to sit through all the other stuff... only Quarry Hill really interests her.

It is too bad that she can't be home since that is so. I'll try to get her as close as I can once I get all the legalities worked out.

Love to all,

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