Archive - 2005 - Story

December 13th

Shakespeare Film Festival

Set your Tivos! On Wednesday, December 14, 2005, Turner Classic Movies will hold a 24-hour-long Shakepeare film festival beginning at 6:00 am (EST).

Farmer Restoring Ancient Woodlands Unearths Pits Dating to 1350 A.D.

As Britain celebrates the 30th anniversary of National Tree Week, one Cumbrian farmer is making a valuable contribution to the regeneration of the county's woodland - and uncovering some fascinating facts about the region's industrial heritage into the process, as well as pits dating back to 1350 A.D.

First Annual Estrella Combat Cookery Competition

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXII has announced the first annual Estrella Combat Cookery Competition.

The SCA shows snowflake spirit

The Herald and News reports from the Snowflake Festival Parade, in Klamath Falls, Oregon, where the best seats were at a mobile feast created by members of the SCA.

"Spamalot" to Begin North American Tour

The musical hit "Spamalot" is scheduled to tour beginning with Boston in March. The show is based on "Monty Python and the Holy Grail."

December 12th

Delaware farm tourist experiences range from Wild West to medieval Europe

The News Journal describes several examples of "agritourism" in the state of Delaware, including Baronage Farm in Townsend.

15th Century Welsh Castle Threatened by Development

Raglan Castle, a 15th century Welsh structure that was originally a Norman motte-and-bailey castle, is being threatened by plans for a cattle market to be built around the site.

Crossbow Challenges at Estrella War XXII

Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Deputy for Estrella War XXII, has announced that this year's War will include a period crossbow competition hosted by the Kingdom of the West.

House fire claims life of Mistress Pia Dragonsaver

The Frontiersman reports on a housefire in Willow, Alaska, which took Laurie McCutcheon, known in the SCA as Mistress Pia (or Piasa) Dragonsaver.

December 11th

Knights of St. Edmund Curse Developers

In England, the Knights of St. Edmund are calling down a 1,000 year-old curse upon developers involved in the construction of a shopping center.

Lottery Benefits 10th Century Rattray Chapel

A British lottery fund has donated approximately $100,000 to the Aberdeenshire Council to help maintain the 10th century Rattray Chapel.

Computers Create Image of 12th Century Abbey

Modern computers are creating the first computer-generated image of Tupholme Abbey, a 12th century ruin in England.

December 10th

Medieval Fortress Gets Christmas Tree

An illuminated festive tree will grace a medieval fortress in Cumbria after a deal to secure funding.

Scribes' Tea at Estrella

Baron Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Autocrat for Estrella War XXII, has announced that this year's War will feature a Scribes' Tea.

At home with one another: Cohousers say they're looking for community

The Boston Globe reports on a group developing a cohousing neighborhood in Berlin, Massachusetts, where residents will "garden, knit, share meals, make music -- and, yes, occasionally dress up in medieval garb and belabor one another with makeshift swords."

Stirling Castle Offers Virtual Tour

Stirling Castle in Scotland has created a virtual tour of the facility in its lobby in order to offer visitors with physical limitations the opportunity to see the entire site.

December 9th

Highland Bagpipes from PVC

Looking for the perfect hand-crafted Christmas gift? How about a set of homemade bagpipes made from Naugahyde and PVC plumbing pipe.

Colin Mikami Born in Atlantia

Baroness Adriana la Bretonne, of the Barony of Windmaster's Hill in the Kingdom of Atlantia, has announced the birth of Colin Mikami, son of Mistress Anna Ridley and Master James Bingham.

12th Century Church Denied Funding

Residents in England desperately trying to repair a huge window at their church near Bewdley have been turned down for funding, despite growing fears that pieces of stonework could start falling from it.

December 8th

Barley Hall Asks for Help

The City of York is making an appeal to the world at large to make donations to help with the upkeep of Barley Hall, a medieval merchant's home, dating back to the War of the Roses.

Let it Snow! Medieval Winter Sports

This week, Dame Aoife devotes her Links to the subject of winter sports, and you may be surprised to learn how many "modern" winter sports are actually period.

A charitiable appeal from SCAtoday.net's founders

We don't normally do this, and we promise not to make a habit of it, but the creators of SCAtoday.net are asking for your help for a very deserving charitable cause this holiday season—a small one with which you probably are not familiar, but which we hope will touch your heart.

Rising Water's Birthday Bash and Investiture Photos Online

Lord Alexander Gladstone has posted photos from the Rising Waters Baronial Bash and Investiture which took place in the Kingdom of Ealdormere.

Haggis Hunt

They're at it again! The annual Haggis Hunt is on with prizes for those who can snare the Golden Haggis.

December 7th

Riber Castle is Center of Dispute

Riber Castle is at the center of a dispute between developers who want to build housing around the historic building and conservationists and historians who want to preserve the site.

Meridies A&S Photos Online

The Honorable Lord Roger-Luc Besson of the Barony of the Southdowns has posted a photo album with A&S entries from recent events in the Kingdom of Meridies.

SwordMaiden.com: 2005 Updates

SwordMaiden.com is a web site devoted to helping female warriors from all kingdoms to achieve their best possible proficiency. These are the new articles from 2005.

Estrella Mail-In Pre-Registration Ends December 15

Baron Friedrich Ethelred aus Schloss Trier, Internal Publicity Autocrat for Estrella War XXII, would like to remind everyone that mail-in preregistration for the War ends December 15, 2005.

New exhibit of North Italian Renaissance drawings at the Getty

"Drawings from Leonardo to Titian: A North Italian Itinerary" will be on display at the Getty Center in Los Angeles, California, though February 26.

Technical bulletin: SCA internet name server moving

The Society for Creative Anachronism is in the process of moving its Internet name server onto a new computer. This procedure, which commenced early this morning, may cause intermittent problems with web and email access to any address containing "sca.org" or its subdomains (e.g., "equestrian.sca.org") during the next few days as the change propagates out across the Internet.