John A. Styer
P. O. Box 250
North East, Md., 21901
web site: www.lathe-meister.com
The Lathe Ledger
February, 2020 Edition
Hello you fine folks!
Have you noticed, halfway through winter, that it's dark an hour later already? It's a gentle reminder to me to update my Lathe Ledger newsletter.
Feb. 21-23 - Hockessin Art Festival, 5-8, 10-5 & 10-4
Feb. 29(!), March 1, and March 6-8 - MD Home & Garden Show, Timonium MD
April 4 - Spring Craft Fair, Salem, NJ, 10-3
April 23 - (a Thursday evening) Junior Board Cause, Dupont Country Club, Wilmington, DE, 4:30-9
May 7-10 - Springfest, Ocean City, MD, 10AM-8PM
July 18 - Christmas in July, Ware Village, Oxford, PA, 9-3
Aug. 8 - Lotus Blossom Festival, Mt. Harmon, Earleville,MD, 10-4
Aug. 15-16 - Havre de Grace, MD Art Show, 10-8 & 10-5
Sept. 13 - Catonsville, MD Chamber of Commerce Art Show, 10-5
Sept. 19-20 - Artsfest, Solomon's Island, MD
Oct. 3 - Harvest Moon Festival, Greenville, DE
Oct. 10-11 - Catoctin Colorfest, Thurmont, MD
Oct. 17 - Apple Butter Making, Elkton, MD
Nov. 7 - Patuxent Wildlife Festival, Laurel, MD, 9-3
Nov. 21-22 - Center for the Creative Arts, Yorklyn, DE, 10-5
Nov. 27-28 - Holiday Craft Show, Cape May Convention Hall, 10-4
Dec. 5 - Hodgson Vo.Tech. Winter Boutique & Craft Fair, 9-4
Dec. 11-12 - Winter Arts Festival, Delaware Art Museum, Wilmington, DE, noon-8 and 10-4
Already, my schedule is burgeoning with places to be. Shortly, the Wilmington & Western Railroad will 'open the doors' to the Hockessin Art Festival - and rides on their train! This is one of the best juried shows you'll find in this area. There will be loads of new work by great artists.
The Maryland Home and Garden Show begins on Leap Year Day! And continues for a total of five days over two weekends. I have a very small supply of free tickets, and if you'd like a couple, you'll have to let me know quickly. I guarantee they'll disappear soon.
For my New Jersey friends, I'll be at the Spring Craft Fair at Salem Community College on Sat., April 4. It's just the one day, five hours, and the place has been packed with a wide variety of vendors the times I've been there. You'll surely find something to round out your Easter shopping.
The Junior Board of Christiana Care reached out to me to participate in their fund-raiser. It used to be The Medicine Ball, but now they call it The Junior Board Cause. It's on Thursday evening, April 23, at Dupont Country Club, Wilmington, DE, from 4:30 to 9 PM. Their doors will be open to you!
Springfest in Ocean City, MD is May 7 to 10, Mother's Day weekend, a huge shopping extravaganza for those who love their mothers, as well as those coerced into it. I'll be at my usual spot, booth #16 in big top tent #2.
And rounding out the next six months, I will again participate in Christmas in July, on the 18th, at Ware Presbyterian Village in Oxford, PA.
I have been communicating with you using the services of Windows Live Mail via a Windows 7 computer. You may know that Microsoft has discontinued their support of Windows 7 computers. For those few of you old enough to remember the Henry J automobile, you'll note that any surviving Henry J can still be serviced by someone, somewhere. And Windows 7 computers can also still be serviced by someone, somewhere. Nevertheless, I have purchased a Windows 10 computer. The problem is I have been unable to get my Windows Live Mail (a dying breed, I do believe) fully and completely transferred from my 7 to my 10. Most of the parts that were transferred are jumbled or inaccessible. It is entirely possible that at some point this personally crafted method of sending epistles to you may suddenly disappear with no warning whatsoever, and little chance of letting you know. If you or someone you know is a "Henry J machinist" for this particular issue, I'm all ears! Meanwhile, I do believe in the power of prayer.
See you at a show!