The News from Four Quarters

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Building, planting and planning. Sharing ceremony and good, home raised food.
Oddities in the weather and how the orchard did.
Observations on the Global Crisis.
Earth Spirit and Earth Living.
These are all parts of the News from Four Quarters.    Enjoy.  

July 19 2017
A Plumbing Project

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Work is accelerating as we begin installing the plumbing for the new HillTop Well House, with our new 920 gallon capacity retention tanks in the background.

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July 17, 2017
Epidemiological Survey
Epidemiology   Working with the Pennsylvania Department of Health, we encourage you to participate in the following questionnaire, developed by the Bureau of Epidemiology. Because of our communications resources, Four Quarters is in a rare opportunity to assist in the collection of significant first hand data, which is the life blood of epidemiological detective work.

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July 15, 2017

PSA #3 regarding our Norovirus Outbreak

Four Quarters wants to thank those who have constructively stated their concerns, and we are now able to provide the following updated information:

* The infectious agent that caused the outbreak of GI illnesses in June has been positively identified as Norovirus, a highly contagious social disease of the GI tract.

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July 14,2017
A New Well House

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 Progress continues on the well we had drilled on the Hilltop back in February. Tanks are on site, and the foundation is being built. Eventually the plan will be to install a windmill-driven water pump. In the meantime, electricity will do the job.

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July 13, 2017
Bedford Gazette / Four Quarters

Bedford  Gazette
7/13/2017Artemas campground working to solve norovirus outbreak
By Aaron Detwiler, Gazette Staff Writer

     ARTEMAS — A southern Bedford County campground, concert venue and church property is working to correct problems that created a recent norovirus outbreak that occurred sometime between June 15 and 18.
      During an event called the Mad Tea Party Jam 6 2017 concert, numerous campers and a few band members at Four Quarters Interfaith Sanctuary near Artemas and the Maryland border fell ill following the event.
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July 5, 2017
AN ANNOUNCEMENT

FROM FOUR QUARTERS INTERFAITH
As posted on the BigDub FaceBook Group Page


Kikiwawa Sometimes in the work of operating a very progressive church we have very bad days. We have certainly had such days recently. And sometimes we have very good days, with the last three days of positive affirmation, love and understanding on this FaceBook page being very good days indeed.

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 July 2, 2017
URGENT ANNOUNCEMENT

CAN BIG DUB BE SAVED?
As posted on the BigDub FaceBook Group Page


KikiwawaThe Board of Directors of Four Quarters InterFaith is considering whether or not to proceed with hosting Big Dub. The risk factors that are always present in hosting any event only increase in the face of incendiary Facebook posts. This post is an experiment to determine if Facebook can be used to build community, rather than destroy it. This is our own attempt to save Big Dub.

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