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Interview with Phyllis Lustig

Interview with Phyllis Lustig, who was a camp counselor and swim instructor at Hobby Hill Camp in 1954 and 1955. Phyllis discusses daily life at the camp, what the physical layout was like, and how the counselors would walk down to Newfane Village or…

Interview with Dave Spikol

What Dave Spikol, a Brooklyn native, remembers most about their house on Newfane Hill and part-time life in Vermont is clean air, slanted sunshine, sparkling snow, good friends and hawk watching on Putney Mountain. He says living both the city and…

Interview with Joan Spikol

Joan Spikol talked about growing up in Brooklyn, New York and their family life in the little white summer house on Newfane Hill she and her husband, Dave, loved for 50 years.

Interview #2 with Gillian "Jill" Winner

Gillian Winner talked about some of her favorite guests and traditions at West River Lodge, in Brookline, VT, where she and her late husband, Jack, were innkeepers.

Interview with Seena Karen Rasmussen Drapala

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Seena Karen Rasmussen Drapala shares her memories of Billy Flint, including Billy's days of running Camp Hobby Hill in Newfane. Seena discusses the Danish sisterhood of Schenectady, NY and how both her grandmothers knew Billy, as well as Seena's…

Interview with Marion Dowling

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Marion talks about spending time in Vermont as a child, the differences between Southern and Northern, VT, attending Goddard College, Hurricane Irene, the COVID-19 Pandemic, serving on the selectboard of Newfane, and how important it is to visit with…

Interview with Henriette Mantel

Henriette shared memories of her years growing up in Newfane in the 1950s and 60s.

Interview with Bahman Mahdavi

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Bahman Mahdavi discusses living in Newfane, VT, raising children in the town, living through 9/11, Hurricane Irene, and the Coronavirus pandemic in small town Vermont, technological changes, and the idea of Vermont Exceptionalism.

Interview with Winnie Dolan

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Winnie Dolan discusses how she and her husband came to live in Newfane, VT (by buying the first house they saw) and her involvement in the village trustees, including installing new sidewalks, and working with the church.

Interview with Patty Smith Robinson

Patty Smith Robinson discusses reconnecting with her high school sweetheart (Larry Robinson, interviewed elsewhere), the beauty of Newfane compared to other towns in Vermont, communicating electronically and in person with family members, and the…