Newfane/Brookline Community Memory

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  • Photo of Gillian Winner

    Gill Winner talked about her origin in England and Wales, schooling, earning a PhD in Zoology, moving to New England, teaching at a women's college in Massachusetts, meeting her husband, Joh "Jack" Winner, their mutual outside interest in antiques, their move to Canada, raising two children, sabbatical in England, return to Windsor , Canada, and then moving to Vermont where they bought the inn, West River Lodge from Betty and Bradley Cohn in 1983 and were its innkeepers until 1999 when they sold and moved to Newfane, concentrating on the antique shop they owned on Route 30 and Jill taught nursing school classes. Much of the interview revolves around traditions and personalities at West River Lodge.
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    Cynthia Nau discusses working as a librarian at the Moore Free Library and Brookline and Newfane (and NewBrook) Elementary Schools in the 1980s through 2017. She talks about her love of reading and books and why libraries are important for children.
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    John discusses moving to Vermont in the mid-70s and fixing up the old farmhouse. He also goes through the jobs he has had since moving north and shares some noteworthy stories on the way.
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    John discusses his memories of Mert Coleman, a well-known man who lived in Williamsville for many years. Even though John didn't meet him until Mert was in his eighties, they shared some wonderful experiences together.
  • Photograph of Louise Sirois

    Louise Sirois was the Library Director at the Moore Free Library in Newfane, VT from 2013 to 2018. She talks about her time at the library, some favorite books, technology improvements she ushered in, and how much she enjoyed the Newfane community.
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    Lee Anne Parker discusses her experience managing the Crowell Art Gallery in the Moore Free Library, in Newfane, VT. Lee Anne talks about her day-to-day responsibilities, how the community appreciates the gallery, how local artists enjoy showing in the gallery, and some of her favorite paintings in the permanent collection.
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    Interview with Dr. Timothy Shafer, who discusses working for more than 30 years as a medical doctor in a small rural practice in Vermont.
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    Myra Fasler talks about moving to Newfane, VT in the 1970s from Connecticut. She discusses her involvement with the Moore Free Library as a board member and member of the Friends of the Library group. She mentions Robert Crowell and Lillian Farber.
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    Lillian Slover talks about moving to Newfane, VT in the 1960s from New Jersey. She mentions the Mantel family, hunting, and yoga.
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    Jessie Kayan and Caitlin Burlett talk about their time living at Hearts Bend in Newfane, VT. They discuss starting to farm the land there, farming additional land in Brookline, VT, Hearts Bend campers who would sometimes stop by, renovating a cabin, and dealing with Hurricane Irene during their wedding. This interview was done over Zoom; there are ambient sounds and a visit from the couple's young daughter.
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