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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 Alice Ryan

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Alice shares about her abiding love of nature and rural life that led her to move to Newfane Hill in 1991 when she built her home and began acquiring Icelandic horses. She has become an (unofficial) regional “ambassador” for Icelandic horses given…

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 Calvin Powling Jr.

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Calvin Powling Jr. speaks his life-long experience as a logger including his love of working in the winter woods, his admiration of area foresters, and his knowledge of trees. He tells stories about his 36 years on Timson Hill, hunting white-tailed…

Interview with Castle & Alice Freeman

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Buying and renovating the 18th century Cape House on Newfane Hill, Castle's writing career and volunteer work at NewBrook Fire & Rescue; Alice's evolving art career.

Interview with Cynthia Nau

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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.

Interview with Dan Dewalt

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Dan Dewalt acknowledges his white, male privilege and speaks about his affiliation with the South Newfane Schoolhouse, Rock River Artists, the Commons weekly newspaper, op-ed articles, the Newfane Selectboard, the movement to impeach George Bush,…

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 David Y. Parker

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David Y. Parker discusses his career in teaching elementary school in Newfane, VT (and a stint in Wardsboro). He talks about changes that happened in the education systems during his time as a teacher, meaningful projects he was able to do with his…

Interview with Erica Walch

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Erica Walch, Librarian at Moore Free Library in Newfane, VT talks about moving to Vermont from Springfield, Mass, how she came to work at the library in 2018, how the Coronavirus has impacted library operations, and her love for the historic…