Friday, November 20, 2009

Arts & Crafts Fair Update

As mentioned earlier, Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse is holding an Arts & Crafts Fair on Sunday, December 6, from 9 to 3 at the Casey Function Center, 1950 Lafayette Road (Route 1) in Portsmouth, NH. Details are available at Here's the latest lineup of vendors:

Tammy Dobrosielski, Dragon's Eye Photography and Papercrafts: Photographs, handmade cards, bookmarks, stationary and other items made with papercrafting techniques, including rubber stamped magnets, gift card holders, stocking stuffer items and ornaments. (

Cynthia Legere - Kiln-formed glass and dichroic jewelry.

Pam Sawin, Sawin Arts - Unique custom products, including reproductions of original works and recreations, for decorative home accents, collectibles, gifts, and stationery. (

Donna Mangeri - Crocheted items; bags and baskets.

Amy Wallace, Just Not Right Greetings - Jewelry, greeting cards, and photography.

Harold Whitehouse - Harold will be signing copies of his book "Home By Nine: The Real South End," about growing up in Portsmouth, NH, in the 1930-50 era.

Virginia Souza - Lighthouse Christmas prints, cards, and original miniature paintings.

Marci Barnes, Yours and Mane - Handcrafted hair accessories; headbands, barrettes.

Sheryl Tichy - Photographic prints (matted and framed), 2010 calendars, other small lighthouse items.

Pam Newman, The Bead Lady - Jewelry w/ semi-precious stones, pearls, sterling and gold-filled beads and chains.

Joan Scialdone, Sea Jay Designs - Tied fleece blankets in 3 sizes, handmade dog beds, crate mats, tug toys, wine gift bags. (

Vince Salvatore, Lighthouse Productions Films & Entertainment - Lighthouse documentary DVDs, photo prints of lighthouses.

Eve Huston - Hand-knitted scarves, hats, purses, needle-felted ornaments, pins, animals, framed art pieces.

Ross Tracy - Lighthouse and scenic photography. (

William Marshall - Photography inspired by the coast of New England. (

Jeremy D'Entremont - Lighthouse books and photography. (

Friends of Portsmouth Harbor Lighthouse - Lighthouse pins, magnets, postcards, t-shirts, polo shirts, baseball caps, books, ornaments, and more. (

Photo of the Day: Aerial view of Thacher Island Twin Lights

I took this photo of Cape Ann's famous twin lights on Thacher Island from a helicopter, piloted by Dale Hardy, in June 2002.

The Thacher Island Association had contracted Campbell Construction to renovate the assistant keeper's house near the south tower. Dale was hired to fly in supplies and to take debris off the island. I was lucky enough to get a ride along with Paul St. Germain of the Thacher Island Association.

This was among my most memorable lighthouse experiences. For more on Thacher Island, see

Here's some video from that day: