It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of Fran Lefkowitz, known in the SCA as Lady Tseepora of the Debatable Lands. Fran and Al Lefkowitz were the long time hosts of the Debatable Choir Practice and the Parents of Mistress Ts’vee’a bas Tseepora Levi. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Lefkowitz family.
Funeral service will be held at Rodef Shalom Temple in Oakland on Sunday at 2pm. The address is 4905 Fifth Ave, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.
Brandubh et Hilderun
Fencing Practice at Broken Plow This Sunday 2/3
Just as a reminder this Sunday’s fencing practice is once again a crossover muster at Broken Plow.
The address is:
201 Crawford Run Rd
Creighton, PA 15030
We will start at 1:30 PM and will go until everyone is tired.
Loaner gear for fencing and cut and thrust is available, next week we will return to the Chinese Church.
For Sunday, January 27th, due to the cold weather we will not be having archery practice at Highland Park. However, Archer’s are welcome to join us at Chieftain Archery Club to shoot an indoor short range, and submit scores for the Gwintarian challenge. http://web.raex.com/~obsidian/wint.html
The Chieftain Archery Club charges $5 per visitor, so please come prepared for that cost in cash. They do not have the availability to take cards.
Chieftan Archery Club Address: 4711 Leechburg Rd, New Kensington, PA 15068
There is an addendum to the last Althing including the deadline and expected publication dates for future Althing publications and more information about the first Aethelmearc Grand Tournament. Check it out at
The forecast for the weekend is for somewhere between 2 inches, and 8 inches, of snow. Given the wide range in possibilities, I will be looking at the situation on Sunday morning. I will be sending out a message before noon on Sunday to let you all know if there will be practice or not. Please check back then.
Choosing Baronial Champions is always difficult, particularly for the peaceful arts. This past Saturday at 12th Night, our Artisans, Scientists and Bards came out in force, and showered the Barony with their gifts of art.
The Baronial Bardic Competition had a record 11 entrants, and had the audience in tears of both sorrow and laughter. The Arts & Sciences Display was a wonder to behold, and included beginners to Laurels, some very impressive documentation, and all the works displayed were representative of the talent of our bright A&S Community. Without further ado:
Your New Baronial Bard: Lady Beatrix of Anglesey Seconded by: Brehyres Gwendolyn the Graceful
Your New A&S Champion: Lady Aurelia Argentia Prima Seconded by: The Honorable Lady Rachel Dalicieux
Vivant the New Champions, seconds, outgoing Champions (Mistress Fredeburg and Mistress Arianna), and all those gentles who put themselves forth for consideration!
In Levitate et Caritate, and Cheers, Baron Brandubh and Baroness Hilda