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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, January 28, 2014

Farewell to the great Pete Seeger, magician of song and of the heart

Pete Seeger, great folk musician and magician, has passed away--

January 27, 2014, at age 94

How we will miss Pete Seeger I can't stop weeping as I think of how fully his life surrounded and guided my own with his wonderful songs and determination to have justice and goodness for all people.

Many caring thoughts for his family here in Vermont.

First  Nelson Mandela, now Pete Seeger. My own mother, also a social activist and a great artist, is the same age.... but as of today, is still living.

Thank you so much for all your wonderful songs and inspiration. Pete Seeger, great Bodhisattva of song!

His wife, Toshi, predeceased him last July.

Our condolences to his family in and around the Valley.

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