Thursday, July 29, 2010

The remainder of the reenacting season

July 30-Aug 1 Galway Lake, NY
The crew of the Dark & Stormy along with other naval units will be setting up on a private beach and sailing on the lake.

Aug 14-15 Crown Point, NY
27th Inniskilling.

Aug 21-22 Rabble in Arms at the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, VT.
The crew of the Dark & Stormy

Sept 11- 12 Battle of Plattsburgh (War of 1812)
Plattsburgh, NY
The crew of the Dark & Stormy.

Sept 25 - 26 Rogers Island
Ft Edward NY
27th Inniskilling

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

250th Anniversary Event July 16-18 2010

Fort de la Presentation in Ogdensburg, NY

July 16, 17 & 18

Innskilling 27th Regiment of Foot, Grenadier & Light Companies.

This three day weekend will be the last 250th anniversary event for the French & Indian War in the state of NY. Known as “Founder’s Day:” locally it is a featured event in the I Love NY campaign and will have lots there to see.

You can wander through the camps: French, British; Native; and Naval. See an 18th century Boat race. Watch land battles or war on the water every day. Presentations on various bits of 18th century history will be held at the neighboring Freight House restaurant. A Ball will be happening on Friday, Fireworks on Saturday and various other activities on the grounds during each day.

Details can be found on the schedule at

Pictures from previous years can be found at

Come see us, this one will be the biggest event they have ever had at this location.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Hubbardton Battlefield Event this weekend

July 10 - 11 Hubbardton, VT
23rd Royal Welch Fusiliers Light Company

We'll be encamped this weekend at Hubbardton, VT on the only battlefield entirely in vermont. Its a State run historic site with a small visitors center featuring an excellent diorama that explains the whole battle action for you.

This a small reenactment which makes it nice for visitors. you can get up close to everything and have an excellent opportunity to interact with participants. We usually have British regulars, Provincials, Americans and German troops there.

Pictures from last years event can be found at

A schedule of events can be found here and be aware admission is $5 per person, children are free. Wear good shoes as the ground is uneven, no reconstruction has been done here and most of it is just as it was left 233 years ago. Theres no shade so sunscreen is a must too. I'll be with the 23rd, but since I'm not cooking, I'lll most likey be wandering through the british camp. Come visit us!

Friday, June 18, 2010

Fort Ticonderoga event coming up

Waiting, always waiting.
Originally uploaded by MizRebecky
June 26-27 Fort Ticonderoga, New York
French & Indian War Encampment
I'll be camped with the 27th Inniskilling grenadiers. - Look for the redcoats with the beige pointy hats ...with little Castles on the Hats... thats my group.

Fort Ticonderoga has plenty to see, so come early and plan on spending the day. There's the King's Gardens to walk through, the French, Native & British camps to explore, The Fort itself to see, Artifacts from the fort's history in the buildings, a Battle around 1:30 in the afternoon, perhaps the Fife & Drum troops will play, and then of course there's a gift shop. Although the fort has a "restaurant" its small, expensive, and usually crowded. Sometimes the boy scouts or a local group will have a hamburger shack, but my recommendation would be to pack a cooler with lunch and come for the day. Remember things like comfy footwear, a camera, and sunscreen - and if you want to sit while watching the battle bring a seat or blanket for yourself. Most likely I'll be found in the camp near the kitchen, helping cook dinner and baking bread in the fire. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Total rant... living next to Norwich students sucks.

I will Never, Never, Never! move into a place again knowing college students are living next door. Please shoot me if I even consider it. Having an absentee landlord doesn't help the situation much either. I recall having a lot of fun in college, but i never recall being this rude and disrespectful of the neighbors.

The good news is the snow is gone... so getting in and out of the driveway is not so much a problem now. The bad news is when it melted it shows just how many beer cans and garbage is all over the lawn where the kids have thrown them. I just wonder how many more are under the layer of leaves that was never removed from the lawn in the fall.

They're supposed to take care of the lawn... and were supposed to take care of the snowplowing over the winter to. I finally had to set up a plow guy and paid him myself when the bill came - the kids have yet to pay me back their share, and I bet they never will either.

I did finally find the package they accepted from UPS for me in December - when the snow melted off the liquor bottles on the lawn, I saw a beige package in the midst of them. I went and checked it out - it was my package that they had pulled open, saw what was in it (including the slip with my name on it) and then must have thrown it out in the snow with the booze bottles.

The trash is still where it was in November - only theres a lot more now - a good 15 or more bags of trash in the garage just sitting there stinking up the place. Just as disgusting as can be. I'm a little embarassed having folks come by as the place is a pigsty. I have no idea how the owners think they are going to sell it.

Its finally gotten warm here in Vt - and I thought that would be a good thing. Apparently not because now its over 60 degrees it means the house is party central, i think half the campus has come to visit. Last night it was 2:30 AM before the slamming of doors, screaming and cheering stopped. Tonight... well who knows how long it will go on. I hate to call the cops on a bunch of kids...but I'd like to enjoy my sleep too.

These Norwich students have no respect for anyone. It really sucks living next to them. Which is too bad, I've done a lot with the place to turn it into a home. I've got six more weeks of this nonsense to get through. That might not seem like a long time - but right now every night seems like an eternity.