Archive - Jul 30, 2009

Vermont mayor injured in mock joust

The Mayor of Barre, Vermont, decided to have some fun at the town's Heritage Festival and joined in a "pedestal joust" using padded weapons. Unfortunately, His Honor took a tumble and broke several ribs.

[CAL] Tournament of Valor XXX

The Barony of Vatavia presents the 30th Tournament of Valor, September 4-7, 2009.

SITE: Presbyterian Church Youth Camp, 9601 West 73rd Street North, Valley Center, KS 67217

Site Opens 5:00p.m., Friday the 4th and Site closes at Noon, Monday the 7th

DIRECTIONS: Take your best route to I-135 in Wichita, KS. Follow I-135 to the north edge of Wichita, to K-96 West.

Making a Viking Whip-cord

Genevieve d'Aquitaine, of the Kingdom of Atlantia, has created a webpage dettailing how to make a Viking whip-cord, a braiding technique used to make strong cording for ties, lacings, etc.

4th century silver coins found near Filey, England

Bridlington Quay Detecting Society, a group of amateur treasure hunters in England, has discovered a cache of Roman coins dating to the 4th century. The coins, which have been officially declared treasure, may be purchased by the British Museum. (photo)