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Spofford, New Hampshire, United States
Jeff Newcomer has been a physician practicing in New Hampshire and Vermont for over 30 years. Over that time, as a member of the Conservation Commission in his home of Chesterfield New Hampshire, he has used his photography to promote the protection and appreciation of the town's wild lands. In recent years he has been transitioning his focus from medicine to photography, writing and teaching. Jeff enjoys photographing throughout New England, but has concentrated on the Monadnock Region and southern Vermont and has had a long term artistic relationship with Mount Monadnock. He is a featured artist in a number of local galleries and his work is often seen in regional print, web publications and in business installations throughout the country. For years Jeff has published a calendar celebrating the beauty of The New England country-side in all seasons. All of the proceeds from his New England Reflections Calendar have gone to support the Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program at the Cheshire Medical Center. Jeff has a strong commitment to sharing his excitement about the special beauty of our region and publishes a weekly blog about photography in New England.

Sunday, October 21, 2012

A Calendar for a Great Cause

 2013 New England Reflections Calendar

August Persistence
It is time for my annual, unashamedly promotional blog, but it is for a great cause. My 2013 New England Reflections Calendar is now out and I am in full marketing and distribution mode. I have already delivered to many of my best venues, but have many more to hit. As is true every year, I am convinced that this year's calendar is the best ever ( check out the images at my Calendar Flickr Site), but I have learned that it's success depends more on my ability to get the calendar into the public eye than it does on the beauty of the photography. Over the years I have learned that the best locations are those in which the customer is likely to be thinking of calendars. Book stores and gift shops work much better than general stores and my auto repair shop, but all contribute to sales and I am grateful to everyone who welcomes the calendar.

Storm's Last Light
Spofford, NH
As always, all of the profits from the calendar go to assist the work of Cheshire Medical Center's Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program. Pulmonary rehabilitation provides a multidisciplinary program combining education, exercise and support to patients with debilitating chronic lung diseases. I have been medical director of the program since its birth, but my job consists mostly of supporting our remarkable staff as they bring hope to patients who often fear that there is no more that can be done to improve their lives.

Reimbursement for rehabilitation has always been extremely thin and our program has survived on the edge for years. The funds from the New England Reflections Calendar have been an important supplement, providing assistance to patients who can't afford the program and has also provided support for important extras such as the yearly Lung Cruise on Lake Winnipesaukee.
Back Road Gold, Chester, Vermont (October)
As the fall foliage continues to race away to the south, you can expect to see me wandering the streets hawking my calendar. Take pity and buy one, or a few. They make great gifts for a great cause and besides, it is a pretty calendar!
Against the Dawn, Portland Head Light (September)
The New England Reflections Calendar is available in lovely stores throughout my region. You can also safely order the calendar online from Cheshire Medical Center.
And we will cover the shipping.
The price again this year is only $15.

Thanks to all of the wonderful stores who are featuring the Calendar including:

  • Cheshire Medical Center Gift Shop, Keene, NH
  • Pocket Full of Rye, Keene, NH
  • Hannah Grimes, Keene, NH
  • Heidi's Hallmark , Keene, NH, (also Milford and Rindge)
  • Ingenuity Country Store, Keene, NH
  • Harrisville General Store
  • Monadnock Imaging, Keene, NH
  • Leon's Auto Center, Keene, NH
  • Westmoreland General Store, Westmoreland, NH
  • Jingles Christmas Shop, Westmoreland, NH
  • J & J Discount Store, Chesterfield, NH
  • Vermont Artisan Design, Brattleboro, Vt
  • Sharon Arts Center, Peterborough, NH

Check out this year's images on my Calendar Flickr Set.

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