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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…

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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.

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Cris White speaks of growing up in Williamsville as a member of the Williams family. She describes the perfect childhood she had in the village of Williamsville and the importance of the swimming hole and both hard work and fun. She discusses the…

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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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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,…

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…

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The Palmer Family started visiting Newfane Hill in the 1930s and inherited and then bought property on Newfane Hill and around Kenny Pond (also known as Grout Pond). He discusses electricity coming in 1946, Louise Haight and Miss Burlingham, Able and…

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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…

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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…

Doris is sharing her knowledge and memories of Williamsville with Laura who is working on a historic district application for the Village. (Doris was born in Williamsville in 1909.) During the visit, reference is made to Hastings Williams' notes on…
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