Good Day and Welcome

Greetings and welcome to the industrious Shire of Sterlynge Vayle - known in the mundane world as Binghamton, New York.  We are a small but active group of the Society for Creative Anachronism (SCA).  As quoted from the SCA website: "The SCA is an international organization dedicated to researching and re-creating the arts and skills of pre-17th-century Europe. Our "Known World" consists of 19 kingdoms, with over 30,000 members residing in countries around the world. Participants, dressed in clothing of the Middle Ages and Renaissance, attend events which may feature tournaments, arts exhibits, classes, workshops, dancing, feasts, and more. Our "royalty" hold courts at which they recognize and honor members for their contributions to the group."

If you are interested in history - specifically, if you are interested in what life may have been like had you been born in the middle ages, this may be the place for you.  We host multiple demos, events and gatherings, offer Arts and Sciences in archery, heavy weapons, fencing, calligraphy and illumination, armor making, weaving, knitting, embroidery, soap making, candle making, pottery, brewing, cooking, bardic, clothing construction and research.   We offer loaner gear and garb for those looking to try SCAdian life out for an event or fight practice.  Our Chatelaine is here to help you get started and answer any questions about The Society.

The Shire of Sterlynge Vayle includes Broome, Chenango, Otsego, Delaware and Schoharie counties in New York, as part of the Kingdom of AEthelmearc.

January 16, 2016 9 AM - 6 PM
Sterlynge Schola

Trinity Memorial Church
Binghamton NY
Shire of Sterlynge Vayle

Teach and Learn in AEthelmearc!
Tired of all those Twelfth Night revels? Looking for something a little more ... cerebral?
The Sterlynge Schola offers a wide array of classes. This low-key, low-cost event is a great choice for introducing newcomers to the SCA.
The Shire of Sterlynge Vayle will be hosting The Sterlynge Schola on January 16, 2016 At the Trinity Memorial Church 44 Main St., Binghamton NY. 13905 The Site opens to the populace at 9:00am and closes at 6:00pm.

We are planning classes from 10:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., with a one-hour break for lunch at noon. Anyone found still lingering in the halls or classrooms after 5:30 p.m. may be pressed into service for site clean up.

Baroness Nest ferch Rys has agreed to serve as Dean of the Schola. We have plenty of classrooms and would encourage all interested teachers to come and share their knowledge and all eager students to attend. We are hoping to have scribal, sewing, brewing, dancing, martial, heraldry and other classes. For information contact Baroness Nest at nestverchrys at gmail dot com.

A hearty lunch will be available so that no one should go away hungry or miss an essential class. For dietary concerns you may contact Lady Mariana Maria Pietrosanti MKA Michelle Yurko @ mmyurko AT AOL DOT com.

Fees for this day of learning and sharing will be as follows: Adults: $10.00; Youth (13-17): $8.00; Children (5-12): $6.00; and free for babes under 5. As a gesture of our thanks, instructors will be offered a discount of $2.00 off the day fee. We will collect the $5.00 non-member fee at the gate from those not carrying proof of current membership. Reservations must be sent to, Dame George Anne, MKA Georg-Karen Hawks, 519 Oak Hill Avenue, Endicott, NY 13760; e-mail: thegeorg AT Checks shall be made payable to SCA, Inc. - Shire of Sterlynge Vayle.

The Autocrat for this event is Lady Mariana Maria Pietrosanti, MKA Michelle Yurko, who may be contacted by cell phone at 607-725-9680 or e-mail mmyurko AT with any questions.

Directions: Find your best route to Binghamton, New York (we are fortunate to be directly on route 81 and route 17/I-86.) Use Exit 5 off I-81 North or South via NYS 17/I-86 or I-81. Exit 5 serves Broome Community College and downtown Binghamton and empties into Front Street/US Rte 11. Turn left (south) onto Front Street. Drive south to the intersection of Front Street and Main Street. Turn right onto Main Street and drive one block. Trinity Episcopal Church will be on the corner on your right, turn right onto Oak Street. Parking is available in the parking lots on your right beyond the church.