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Meet the photographers for 2017 River Friends calendar

Mark this date on your 2016 calendar for a 2017 River Friends calendar signing: Nov. 29, 5 to 7 p.m. 

Join River Friends for "Giving Tuesday" celebrated at the ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes office, 79 West Market Street, Corning. Meet some of the photographers and writers who helped create our beautiful 2017 river calendars.

You can buy the calendars for $15 and get autographs of the photogs and scribes, enjoy some snacks and local art; and share the holiday spirit by helping us help our rivers.

#Giving Tuesday, which is a day of global giving, kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. This is the fifth year of the world-wide event and our third annual river calendar.

The 300 calendars were created with the volunteer help of 22 photographers and nine writers and designed by Jennifer Fais, a local artist and a River Friends board member. River Friendsí partner, Copy Express in Elmira, printed the calendars.

The 2017 River Friends calendar photographers are: Roger Allaire, Charles Baldwin, Stephanie Baker, Charles Baldwin, Elizabeth Biroscak, Steve Brinthaupt, Susan Cratsley, Jen Donovan, Becky Enders, Janie Ferguson, Debbie Fieno, Stevie G. Graley, Bill Keefe, Randy Olthof, Carrick Palmer, Rod Reynolds, Rick Siglin, Noel Sylvester, Arthur Thompson, Christopher Walters, Chris White and Lynn Winner.

The writers are: Karen Alpha, Edward A. Dougherty, Akua Lezli Hope, Destiny Kinal, Kaye C. Newbury, Cynthia Scott, the late Lynn Van Atta, Lafayette Wattles and Dale Witkowski.

The proceeds from the calendars help River Friends programs and events that promote and protect our rivers and encourage the public to better use, enjoy and respect our waterways.

In addition to the  ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes, the calendars can be purchased at these other locations:

  • The Christmas House, 361 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904 (607) 734-9547,  

  • Chemung River Friends, 111 N. Main St., Elmira, (607) 846-2242 or

  • Birdland Brewery, 1015 Kendall St., Horseheads, 607-769-2337 or

  • Wild Birds Unlimited, Big Flats Commons, 950 County Route 64, Elmira, 607-739-8157 or

River Friends is a not-for-profit organization formed in December 2009 to preserve and promote the 45-mile-long Chemung River and its tributaries -- the Canisteo, Cohocton, and Cowanesque and Tioga rivers.  You can reach us at or 607-846-2242. Find us on Facebook or go to our webpage for more information. 

Friends of the Chemung River Watershed • 111 N. Main St., Elmira, N.Y. 14901 • (607) 846-2242 •