Newfane/Brookline Community Memory

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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 her knowledge of the breed and connections to Iceland. Alice speaks about changes on the Hill over her 30 years here related to traffic, telephone service, wildlife, and the need for land conservation.
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    Toni Powling shares stories about gatherings with her large multi-generational family and about her busy southern Vermont firewood business. She speaks of her experiences hunting, her love of cooking and baking, and changes over time on Timson Hill.
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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 deer, and more.
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    #1 Ray Bates shares about his 55 years in Newfane following time in Boston, London, and his birthplace, Scotland. As an engineer and restorer of fine clocks, Ray created The British Clockmaker, a clock shop in the center of Newfane now owned by his son, Richard. Ray speaks of Newfane neighbors, special town events, photography, and stories about the former inn he and his wife Beverly live in.
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    Ray Bates tells stories of special times in Newfane during the 1960’s and later including a controversial helicopter landing near the Common, a Ford Motor Company car commercial made on the Common, fiddle and banjo contests at the flea market grounds, and the Timex Corporation’s gifting of watches to villagers.
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    Ray Bates offers us two more stories of 1960’s life in Newfane including his involvement with the World Affairs Council and his experience running for election to the Zoning Commission.
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    Deborah Lee Luskin shares rich stories drawn from her 37 years living in Williamsville and Townsend. From running a medical practice, to writing several books including Into the Wilderness (rooted in her Vermont experiences), to teaching literature across the State, to being the Newfane Town Moderator as well as a commentator on Vermont Public Radio, Deborah is a keen observer of Vermont political and social life.
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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.
  • 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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