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The Non-Gala is Over, but We Can All Still Celebrate the River!

November 9th, 2015 | Posted by admin

It was a wonderful evening. Quiet, calm and perfect for reflection whether you were on, near or miles away from the St. Lawrence. Its power and magic binds us all together – and it always will.  We’ll do it again next year, look for the invite and join us with your reflections.


Just a few final thoughts from this year’s non-gala participants:

Being gone from the River for 6 months gives me summer all year long as I winter in Florida BUT I miss seeing the changes that occur. The River is my soul, my peace, my comfort; it restores my balance so by the time May 1 comes each year I HAVE to head north. I need its comfort and its restoring qualities to give my life its balance. – Lois L. 11/6/15

I miss the St. Lawrence River! – Jeff M. 11/2/15

We who stay here all year long are the most fortunate. To experience the River during all seasons is a gift. – Lauran & Dan T. 11/2/15

What a splendid way to honor the River. – Carol G. 11/2/15

No deep thoughts. We just plain old miss the River. – Phil & Kate P. 10/26/15

We are Long Island residents who found ourselves in Clayton about 5 or 6 years and enjoyed the River for several lovely summer days. On another car trip we drove halfway out on the Cape’s peninsula before heading to visit friends in New Brunswick- again, some enjoyable River experiences. It’s worth preserving! – Valerie G. 10/26/15Jim Magnes

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2015 River Remembrance Day Non-Gala

October 16th, 2015 | Posted by Lee

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Dear Friend of the St. Lawrence River,
Jim Magnes
Save The River
invites you to its
River Remembrance Day 2015
Non-Gala
Saturday evening, the seventh of November there will be no dinner, no dancing,
no big-name entertainment.

Instead, we invite you to enjoy a quiet evening at home,
wherever that may be this time of year,
reflecting on the natural beauty of the St. Lawrence River, and
we offer you the opportunity to join us in a River Illumination Ceremony.

Light a candle on your dock, deck, lawn, or living room
at nine p.m.
to show your love for the River
and your solidarity with all of us who love it too.

History
The illumination ceremony is a river tradition first practiced around the turn of the nineteenth century, again on River Appreciation Day in the 70’s, and as recently as 2013. As Save The River closes another year of vigorous advocacy on behalf of the St. Lawrence River, we invite you to join us in a celebration of the spirit of the River. The point is to remind us that we are not alone, and that if we act as a group we can protect the place we love. We’re here because of the unique way the River touches each one of us. We are joined together by a desire to preserve it so future generations can experience that magic for themselves. Let’s celebrate that magic together wherever we are on November 7th.

Click Here for a reply and donation card. We will post your thoughts about the River on our website and on our Facebook page.

Your tax deductible donation will go directly towards saving the River.


We thank you for your help.


Never doubt that a group of
thoughtful, committed people can
change the world, indeed, it is the

only thing that ever has.”

Margaret Mead

SAFETY FIRST!
If you leave your candles unattended please place them in a stable glass jar with sand in the bottom.


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The Non-Gala is Over, but We Can All Still Celebrate the River!

October 24th, 2013 | Posted by Lee

Just a few final thoughts from this year’s non-gala participants.

leaf-art-thumbI will ‘revisit’ all the poems that I’ve written about the River – the collection I hope to publish someday! (and my husband will join me with a couple glasses of wine!)

Leah Farrell

leaf-art-thumbMy family ‘Loves the River’ and enjoy and take care of it.

Rita Walters


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My husband and I love to travel but our favorite vacation is our week in the summer on our 23 foot SeaRay anchored out among the 1000 Islands! No place better!

Cary & Jacqueline Derrigo

leaf-art-thumbWe haven’t been to the River in two years, but are able to enjoy our cottage in October. We will celebrate early as we watch the River from our porch that allows us to see miles up the River.

Anne T.


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Keep up the great work! We had a wonderful two week family reunion in August.

Ed B.

It was a wonderful evening. Quiet, calm and perfect for reflection whether you were on, near or miles away from the St. Lawrence. Its power and magic binds us all together – and it always will.
We’ll do it again next year, look for the invite and join us with your reflections.

It was a wonderful evening. Quiet, calm and perfect for reflection whether you were on, near or miles away from the St. Lawrence. Its power and magic binds us all together – and it always will.

We’ll do it again next year. Look for the invite and join us with your reflections.

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Save The River’s Non-Gala in One Week!

October 12th, 2013 | Posted by Lee

leaf-art-thumbI love the “River”. Have managed to spend my vacation every year at the 1000 Islands. I love the River sun sets. Have done some other vacations, but can not beat the River – now have a summer home in Clayton area.”

Mrs. Beverley Tulloch

leaf-art-thumbThis idea is wonderfully appealing. Thank you from another River lover.”

Gini Rosen

Our Non-Gala is only one week from now! But there is still time for you to join the Save The River’s River Remembrance Day Non-Gala Celebration.Cleared for take off (Rose Mary McIntyre)

It’s simple.

Click Here and print out a card you can use to send in your River reflections and a small donation to be a part of the celebration of the river we all love and want to protect for all who come after us.

We will post your thoughts about the River on our website and on our Facebook page. Your tax deductible donation will go directly towards saving the River.

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A few more River Remembrance Day Thoughts

October 4th, 2013 | Posted by Lee

leaf-art-thumbThe lush green islands, the heart-stopping blue water, had always been my dream of place, a place to which, while traveling around America, I compared all other . . . and found them wanting.”

Fred Evley, A Fan’s Notes (speaking about the River) shared by Gail & Brent Richardson

leaf-art-thumbMy River thoughts are memories that will stay in my mind forever. This River and Town gave our family a chance to meet and bond and keep a common place at heart. Thanks and God bless our River.”

the Barcelos

There is still time for you to join the River Remembrance Day Non-Gala Celebration.

Click Here for a reply and donation card. We will post your thoughts about the River on our website and on our Facebook page. Your tax deductible donation will go directly towards saving the River.

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More River Remembrance Day Reflections

October 2nd, 2013 | Posted by Lee

leaf-art-thumbWe love the River and the River People we have met.

Phil & Kate Pennington + Amy B

leaf-art-thumbI am from Florida and spent every summer on the River at my grandparents cottage on the channel. Since, I go back every 2 years and stay a month – Love The River.”

Susan McIntosh, Miami Shores, Florida

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There is still time for you to join the River Remembrance Day Non-Gala Celebration.

Click Here for a reply and donation card. We will post your thoughts about the River on our website and on our Facebook page. Your tax deductible donation will go directly towards saving the River.

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1st River Remembrance Day Post

September 30th, 2013 | Posted by Lee

leaf-art-thumbThe River My River

The place I call home is not where I was born
But it calls to me in primordial song that weaves
Through time and mind, and ten thousand years of
Life and ancestry tells me I belong.
This river with its siren call, its islands, rocks, and
Trees, its history longer than time created all, and
I have all of these, but more so they have me.
This river, it’s as if I’ve seen it somewhere before,
Standing, waiting at the door of my consciousness
Until I open up, filling my life as it fills its course to the sea.
There were those who possessed the place by
Living in it close to nature’s way, but others came with
Power to sway, I can’t imagine what they saw to deny
The fact, to defy the law, to change the way the river flows
The extent of which no one yet knows.
I think at times I can hear the river still sing
And if I could, I would tell it that I am still listening.
I am one with it. I do not hold myself above it but
Rather I do love it. There are things that do not
Require me to tell. The River knows.
This river, my river, knowing me before
I was born, bears me to my fate as my life unfolds
And the river still flows.
Mark A. Forsyth July, 2010
There’s still time to join the River Remembrance Day Non-Gala Celebration. Click Here for a reply and donation card. We will post your thoughts about the River on our website and on our Facebook page. Your tax deductible donation will go directly towards saving the River.
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River Remembrance Day, Celebrate with Us

September 26th, 2013 | Posted by Lee

Save The River

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invites you to its
River Remembrance Day 2013 Non-Gala

River Remembrance Day
October 19, 2013
History
The illumination ceremony is a river tradition first practiced around the turn of the century, again on River Appreciation Day in the 70’s, and as recently as 2001. As Save The River closes its 35th anniversary celebration and another year of vigorous advocacy on behalf of the St. Lawrence River, we invite you to join us in this celebration of river spirit. The point is to remind us that we are not alone, and that if we act as a group we can protect the place we love. We’re here thanks to you and your dedication to this River.
“Never doubt that a group of
thoughtful, committed people can
change the world, indeed, it is the
only thing that ever has.”
-Margaret Mead
Save The River
invites you to its
River Remembrance Day
Non-Gala
Saturday evening, the nineteenth of October there will be no dinner, no dancing, no big-name entertainment.
Instead, we invite you to enjoy a quiet evening at home, wherever that may be this time of year, reflecting on the natural beauty of the St. Lawrence River, and we offer you the opportunity to join us in a River Illumination Ceremony.
Light a candle on your dock, deck, lawn, or living room at nine p.m. to show your love for the River and your solidarity with all of us who love it too.
Enclosed is a reply card. Your tax deductible donationwill go directly towards saving the River.
We thank you for your help.
SAFETY FIRST!
IF YOU LEAVE YOUR CANDLES UNATTENDED,
PLACE THEM IN A STABLE GLASS JAR WITH
SAND IN THE BOTTOM
THANKSave The Riv

Saturday evening, the nineteenth of October there will be no dinner, no dancing, no big-name entertainment.

Instead, we invite you to enjoy a quiet evening at home, wherever that may be this time of year, reflecting on the natural beauty of the St. Lawrence River, and we offer you the opportunity to join us in a River Illumination Ceremony.

Light a candle on your dock, deck, lawn, or living room at nine p.m. to show your love for the River and your solidarity with all of us who love it too.

History

The illumination ceremony is a river tradition first practiced around the turn of the century, again on River Appreciation Day in the 70’s, and as recently as 2001. As Save The River closes its 35th anniversary celebration and another year of vigorous advocacy on behalf of the St. Lawrence River, we invite you to join us in this celebration of river spirit. The point is to remind us that we are not alone, and that if we act as a group we can protect the place we love. We’re here thanks to you and your dedication to this River.


Click Here for a reply and donation card. We will post your thoughts about the River on our website and on our Facebook page. Your tax deductible donation will go directly towards saving the River.

We thank you for your help.

“Never doubt that a group of
thoughtful, committed people can
change the world, indeed, it is the

only thing that ever has

Margaret Mead

SAFETY FIRST!
If you leave your candles unattended please place them in a stable glass jar with sand in the bottom.

A little River music to listen to while you’re here

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