Archive - Mar 10, 2005

Feast of St Catherine of Siena

The Canton of Falcon Cree welcomes you, one and all, to this year's wonderful Feast. The prevailing theme for this year's endeavor is an age old piece of advice; "Speed Kills." The day will be filled with numerous competitions to determine how well you perform under the pressure of time. The annual Palio races of Siena, Italy will provide the backdrop for this year's competitions and Feast.

Northshield War College

A day of serious training in the art of battle. Nothing but directed, intense helm-time. Detailed explanation and philosophy will be published for after-event consumption, but will not take up the day's field time. Come learn and take the lessons home.

Passage to Damascus

In the Middle Ages, Damascus was a center for cultural interchange and learning as pilgrims traveled from all over to one of the oldest cities in the world. Come join the Shire of Roxbury Mill for our second annual Library Demo: Passage to Damascus (Maryland. Help promote a love of history and reading among children of all ages.

Our poet of Renaissance alta cucina

The Los Angeles Times discusses Italian renaissance cooking with Luigi Ballerini, the former chair of UCLA's Italian department and author of an introduction to The Art of Cooking: The First Modern Cookbook.

The Age: Loves Letters Found?

A new controversy involving the love letters of Abelard and Heloise has members of the literary and academic communities buzzing.

The lepers are coming

Leprosy was eradicated from Britain in the 17th century, but "lepers" (aided by costume and makeup) will return in a torchlight procession through the town of Torrington.