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In the 1920's, the first Amish families saw potential in Pinecraft's real estate prices and mild weather. They had hoped that they could farm celery, but quickly realized how poor the soil was. While their hopes for celery growing were squashed, they enjoyed the lifestyle they found in Pinecraft. It became a ...
"Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering; Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on ...

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Hours earlier, the farm's owner and his brother, both Amish, worked methodically from cow to cow, scraping off the dirt and loose black and white hairs from the Holsteins with a curry comb. They dipped brushes into a bucket of coat shine and slathered it on the cows in anticipation of the crowds to come.
Each winter, for close to a century now, hundreds of Amish and Mennonite families have travelled from their homes in icy quarters of the U.S. and Canada to Pinecraft, a small, sunny neighborhood in Sarasota, Florida. Arriving on chartered buses specializing in the transportation of “Plain people” from areas ...
Not all the accidents between cars and Amish buggies happen at night, and many of them could be avoided without any more legislation. A perfect example is the recent accident when a car driven by Phillip Burnett hit a buggy with Joe and Levi Miller. The accident happened during the day — so more ...

They're headed to Yoder's Amish Restaurant and Village in Sarasota, Florida, a popular spot for fried chicken and homemade pies. Out front, long lines snake around the corner. Cars in the Yoder's parking lot have license plates from all over the United States. Amish and Mennonite families stand beside ...
Death and raisins share one essential feature: neither belongs to any one season. Eighteenth-century Amish and old-order Mennonites of Pennsylvania were no strangers to the harsh realities of sudden loss, but amidst tragedy, raisins were there. The preserved grapes were a pantry staple—shelf-stable and ready-to-eat ...
The Amish made their way to southcentral Pennsylvania in the 1700s in search of religious tolerance. Over the centuries, the close-knit, community-oriented, conservatively religious kinfolk eschewed most advances in technology. Those enduring beliefs made them into something of an oddity and a tourist ...
The whole crew went instead to the Amish Farm and House about a mile away, but the tableau was never resurrected and all the figures sat in storage. “Some are mechanical. Some move,” DiCicco said. “The one with the hat and a beard, he would speak.” Pennsylvania's wax-figure population had already ...
"The earth is the Lord's and the fullness thereof; the world and they that dwell therein. For he hath founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods. Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? Or who shall stand up his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and a pure heart; who hath not lifted up ...
Defense attorneys argued the hair-cutting attacks stemmed from family disputes. Prosecutors contended the motive was religious, as hair and beards have spiritual significance in the Amish faith. Mullet, who is serving an 11-year sentence, led an Amish group in the eastern Ohio community of Bergholz near ...
Growing up in Amish culture, Sequim resident Sara Daigle said writing has always been one of her passions. Daigle journaled often as a child, wrote letters to her friends and songs in grade school in her childhood Amish communities in Pennsylvania and Michigan where there was no television or internet ...
At the Gordonville mud sale on March 10, the goods were sold on consignment: Community members, including the Amish, sell their crafts, used items and even some new farm equipment at auction ... It's one of the things that sets a mud sale apart from most tourist stops in Amish country: This isn't for show.
Eventually the Schrock house will serve as an education and conference center, and be used to serve Amish dinners and as a bed and breakfast. Tours of the house were given during the steam threshing event held in July 2017, and Owen Schrock, who once lived in the house, helped with the tours.
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Federal prosecutors wrote Monday that the attorney who represented imprisoned Amish bishop Sam Mullet should stop being so hard on himself because his client is doing more than a decade in prison. In fact, he did a good job, the U.S. Attorney's Office said. "There were no errors, ...
MONTGOMERY, Ind. — We think of antiques as vestiges of the past, long before the digital age, when we harnessed the power of beasts to plow our fields and the strength of human muscle to navigate the rigors of daily life. For Amish families, living off the grid in a world without electricity or modern ...

The Amish Country Theater, 3149 state Route 39, Walnut Creek, is taking registrations for auditions for musicians and vocalists to join its house band for the upcoming 2018 show season. The house band performs country and bluegrass music alongside the comedic show cast and will perform during the ...
11 just past, when the methodic clomp of the horse's hooves were overwhelmed by a screaming ATV four-wheeler, this near Cola-Cola Road. The ATV, reportedly driven by a 14-year-old girl, slammed headlong into the back of the Amish buggy and the peaceful reverie of Raymond Beiler's family was ...
While most tourists are planning their trips to smorgasbords and souvenir shops, the heart of Lancaster County gathers every year in the mud. It's mud sale season: The time of year where Amish and non-Amish (or "English") gather to bid on goods while eating hot dogs and drinking milkshakes.
She has decided to honor her late grandfather by entering the annual Amish Confectionery Competition in his place. Not only are a few of the candy-makers upset that non-Amish Bailey is entering, but things turn deadly when one of the contestants ends up dead by an allergic reaction to licorice.
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is ...
Three Old Order Amish couples from Mount Eaton had been charged with contempt of court for refusing to place their teen sons in the Wayne County Children's Home. The boys — Sammy Hershberger, 14, Andy Hershberger, 15, and Jacob Slabaugh, 14 — were considered truants because they weren't ...
The buggy driver told police a car pulled behind him and flashed red and blue lights. When the buggy stopped, the car's driver asked if the Amish man had alcohol or drugs before driving away. The unidentified man appeared to be in his 20s, and wore a white T-shirt and sunglasses. His vehicle was a white ...
Candlelight. Bonnets. Horses and buggies. We have an image of Amish communities as being frozen in time, stuck somewhere around 1850. But across America, new economic pressures are leading to bold conversations inside Amish communities about how much of the outside world to let in, leading ...
After the Storm: Hurricane Maria Refugees Resettle in Amish Country ... But Lancaster has been welcoming immigrants for centuries: Most famously, the Amish community that lives in the nearby farms of Lancaster County began settling here in the 1720s, after escaping religious persecution in Europe.
Members of the Amish community in Orange County will start outfitting their horses with less abrasive shoes next month, as part of an agreement with local officials aimed at reducing damage to county roads. The steel horseshoes many Amish families use are causing repeated damage to Orange County ...
Jeremy Allen is host of Shattered podcast, a 10-episode series revisiting the 2010 disappearance of the Skelton brothers from their home in Morenci, Michigan. I wanted to find an Amish community near the route John Skelton took on his Black Friday morning drive -- the one that showed his cell phone in ...
State police say a man pretending to be a police officer briefly detained an Amish buggy in Eden Township on March 4. The buggy driver told police a car pulled behind him and flashed red and blue lights. When the buggy stopped, the car's driver asked if the Amish man had alcohol or drugs before driving ...
What will Amish people do in the future? It's a question we all ask ourselves from time to time. I mean, who doesn't look at the grossly polluted, technologically miraculous, neon cityscapes in Blade Runner and think to themselves, “Wait a minute! What's going on with the Amish?” Writer/director Duncan ...
UPDATE (WKOW) -- Criminal charges are expected to be filed Wednesday against the man accused in the hit-and-run of an Amish buggy in Sauk County. The Sauk County District Attorney's office says Brian Daniels is likely to face five counts of hit-and-run causing injury. Court records show Daniels ...
But Lancaster has been welcoming immigrants for centuries: Most famously, the Amish community that lives in the nearby farms of Lancaster County began settling here in the 1720s, after escaping religious persecution in Europe. Most Maria refugees have migrated to Florida: An estimated 200,000 former ...
"Under the tents, as many as seven Amish auctioneers go to work at the same time, selling different wares. The array is as thrilling as the auctioneers' mesmerizing chants. Housewares and horses, birdhouses and buggies, lumber and farm equipment, antiques, sheds and boxes of this and that. And quilts.
People looking to stay healthy and robust in their golden years should take a page from the Amish, suggests a Time Magazine article published this week. Compared with mainstream Americans, Plain Sect communities "have a significant edge in late-life health, with lower rates of cancer, cardiovascular ...
Many people think of the Amish as living without. These devout communities, predominantly located in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana, go without cars, TVs, computers, phones or even the electricity needed to run so much of 21st century gadgetry. But what researchers who have studied them have found ...
Siesta Key is blanketed with Amish and Mennonites in traditional garb and bikinis during spring break from places like Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. They're drawn to the familiarity of the Pinecraft community in Sarasota, but many of them let their hair down. [Melissa Lyttle | Tampa Bay Times photo].
The hotel, which opened quietly on March 1, nods to the Amish and Mennonite communities that surround it in the Pinecraft neighborhood but it's also a modern property designed to serve everyone, said Mike Palmer, the president of Dutchman Hospitality, which owns the hotel and Der Dutchman ...
These occur on a regular basis throughout the spring, a staple in the Amish community, a chance to purchase tools and machinery, even horses and buggies. The sale in Gordonville, east of Lancaster, nestled among the undulating hills of the Amish farms that stretch to the horizon, is among the largest in ...
(WMTV) -- On Sunday, around 4:54 p.m. authorities responded to vehicle verse Amish buggy crash on STH 58 near Quaker Valley Drive in the Town of Ironton. According to the Sauk County Sheriff's Office, the investigation shows that a horse-drawn buggy was traveling southbound on STH 58 when an ...
The Amish pay plenty of taxes without taxing or licensing their buggies. I don't care what they do in Indiana. And the road apples are something we can live with — not that big a deal. If the Amish left Lancaster County — and some are — all that would remain is a lot of overpriced and overdeveloped real ...
Miles Township, Centre County, Pa. - The Amish boy that went missing Wednesday in Centre County has been found and is home safe, according to the Miles Township Fire Department. Police, emergency officials and community spent the day searching for 13-year-old Matthew King. King was reported ...
Chris Scott: Both the Amish and the freed slaves came to Pennsylvania for reasons based around religious freedom and a better way of life. Along with them came their culture and their cuisine. Both cultures were very financially poor and made the best with what they had... this included the food. The same ...
"Under the tents, as many as seven Amish auctioneers go to work at the same time, selling different wares. The array is as thrilling as the auctioneers' mesmerizing chants. Housewares and horses, birdhouses and buggies, lumber and farm equipment, antiques, sheds and boxes of this and that. And quilts.
The search for a solution for road damage done by Amish horses is ongoing, but officials feel they may be closer to resolving the issue. In recent weeks, Daviess County officials have suggested they may limit the amount of paving they do in the future in the eastern part of the county because of the damage ...
It's been almost six years since Kate Stoltz (born Kate Stoltzfus) made her debut on TLC's Breaking Amish, leaving her conservative and simple upbringing behind to explore what the rest of the world has to offer. Though the now-26-year-old's decision to leave her Pennsylvania community didn't go over ...
She was born and raised in an Amish community, primarily speaking German. However, she says she knew she was meant for something larger in life. "Once I was done with school, I was 13 and then I helped my parents. I did a couple jobs like babysitting and worked at a bakery and then my mom also ...
People looking to stay healthy and robust in their golden years should take a page from the Amish, suggests a Time Magazine article published this week. Compared with mainstream Americans, Plain Sect communities "have a significant edge in late-life health, with lower rates of cancer, cardiovascular ...
"Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou Shalt Not Kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgement: but I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without cause shall be in danger of the judgement: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in ...
Amish discussed aspects of immortal India as well as questions from his avid readers in the audience about his mythological series and his creative writing process at an interactive session hosted by the Indic Book Club in association with the University of Houston Graduate Indian Student Organization ...
Northeast Indiana's Amish population is at the center of research that could help people live longer. Results from a 2015 study that were published late last year in the journal ScienceAdvances suggests those who possess a specific gene mutation, first identified in 1991 by the Indiana Hemophilia and ...


 

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