In Ballachlagan the Middle Ages are part of everyday life

For members of Ballachlagan, the SCA chapter in Wheeling, West Virginia, being part of the Middle Ages is no fantasy, it's a way of life, according to staff writer Daniel Dorsch of the Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register who recently visited the group. (photo)

Dorsch spoke with several members of the group including Julie Schultz, Ballachlagan's seneschale. She and her family are chapter founders and enthusiastic supporters of the SCA and participate in a number of activities. Jessica, 15-year-old daughter of Julie and husband Russ, is currently participating in the youth combat program.