Sunday, July 6, 2008

Attend 8th WILPF Gathering in July 2008

Calling all WILPF members and friends! You're invited to the 8th Gathering, July 17-20, 2008, in Rochester, Vermont.

Lloyd's Wing Farm (Wing is the name of the former owners who farmed the land for over a century) is located near the scenic village of Rochester, VT in the heart of the Green Mountains, on Rte 100. There is a main house, a former granary, garden, barns (no animals), a pond, hills and forests to walk amongst, and a hot tub and a sauna.

The Gathering is an opportunity for women to get together in an informal atmosphere and rant and rave and plot revolution and swim and ponder.

Costs include your sharing in food preparation. There are around 20 beds (most of them double) in two houses on the property, and there is plenty of room for camping or sleeping in the barn.
• Each night: $25 including three meals and bed
• Campers: $15 per day including board
• Day rate (staying elsewhere): $10 including lunch

B&B accommodations available nearby (call Sandy Haas or David Marmor at 802-767-4751)

More details and a schedule to follow soon.

Contact us with your ideas and reservations at: robinlloyd@greenvalleymedia.org
Posted by Vermont Gathering, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom at 12:57 PM
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Opening Event Confirmed

The WILPF Gathering '08 schedule is coming together!!

This summer’s Gathering, Building Community: After Everything Falls Apart, will begin Thursday evening, July 17 (7 pm) with a video shown at the Park House, on the square in Rochester:

"What A Way To Go: Life At The End Of Empire."


Filmmakers Tim Bennett and Sally Erickson are soon-to-be residents in the Rochester area, and will be available to lead a discussion after the screening.

Gatherers are welcome to arrive in the afternoon to register, swim and relax. A light supper will be served at the farm (5:30 pm) before we go into town for the video.
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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Directions to Wing Farm, Rochester, Vermont, 05401

Phone number at farm: 802-767-3270.
Robin's phone number in Burington until July 16: 802-862-4929.
There is no cell phone reception at the farm.
Please car pool! Participants taking the train or bus: please
remember to call for pick up.

From Burlington International Airport
Exit the airport, turn left, at first light turn left on Rte 2
(Williston Rd).
Follow Rte 2 a few miles to Taft's Corner, take R at light and a half
mile further take L ramp up to 89 S.
Remain on 89 S some 26 miles: take Waterbury exit (exit 10) to 100 S.
Follow 100 S through its twists and turns (check map) some 30-40 miles
to Rochester Vermont. This is a beautiful road through the 'heart of
the Green Mountains' and primo ski country.
From Rochester: Drive one mile on Rte 100 south of Rochester to Rte.
73, take a R on 73 for 1.4 miles to dirt road that veers off on R (not
sharp R: that leads up wrong mountain). I think there is a sign there
that says Maple Hill. One quarter mile further take L on dirt road
(Wing Farm Road). Lloyd's Wing Farm is first house on the right up the
hill past the small bridge. Look for parking signs.

By car from Albany and points south & west
. If you're driving from NYC,
for example, you might take Thruway 87 to Albany and then continue on
the 'Northway' (87 N) to exit 20.
Follow signs to 149, and take 149 east to Fort Ann.
At Fort Ann take 4 (N and E) to Whitehall and Fair Haven. Right before
Fair Haven, Rte 4 turns into a minieature thruway and it is easy to
miss the sign to Exit 2 and 22 A (north). Take 22 A some 15 miles to
73 East. Follow 73 E to Brandon (it joins Rte 30 for awhile) and
continue on 73 past Brandon up and over the Brandon Gap of the Green
Mountains. As 73 comes down from the mountain and rolls in to the
bottom land of the White River there is the tiny village of Robinson
and a sharp right turn. A few miles further, 73 crosses the river.
Take the first L (dirt road) after the bridge. This is Maple Hill Road.
One quarter mile further take L on dirt road (Wing Farm Road).
Lloyd's Wing Farm is first house on the right up the hill past the
small bridge. Look for parking signs.

From Interstate 91 (Western Mass, Hartford, etc )
Take 91 N to White River Junction, VT. Follow signs to 89 N. Follow
directions from 89 listed below

From Interstate 89

Take 89 N to Exit 3 (Bethel). Then take 107 West towards Pittsfield,
but peel off to Rte 100 a few miles before Pittsfield.
Go north on Rte 100 through Stockbridge and 8 miles further to
Talcville.
At Talcville take 73 W (towards Brandon). But stay on it only 1.4
miles to dirt road that veers off on R (not sharp R: that leads up
wrong mountain). I think there is a sign there that says Maple Hill.
One quarter mile further take L on dirt road (Wing Farm Road). Lloyd's
Wing Farm is first house on the right up the hill past the small
bridge. Look for parking signs.

AMTRAK: (Call farm to arrange pickup before taking train)
Amtrak stops in Randolph Vt (20 minutes from Rochester) twice a day:
once from the north and once from the south (Penn Station)
There is also the 'Ethan Allen Express' starting in Washington, and
making stops in Philadelphia, NYC, and Albany, final destination
Rutland VT (45 minutes from Rochester).
For reservations call 1-800-USA-RAIL, or visit www.amtrak.com.

VERMONT TRANSIT BUSES: Many bus lines have been cut. The nearest stop now is White River Junction (50 minutes from Rochester). For more info
& reservations call 1- 800- 767-4751 or www.vermonttransit.com. Please notify us if you’d like pickup.