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Heartland FROM THE DESK OF JAVON Living a Legacy

WHY DO THE AMISH USE HORSES AND BUGGIES FOR TRANSPORTATION?

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AMISH Heartland WHAT’S INSIDE

FEATURES

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TRAVEL INFORMATION

THE CHRISTMAS STORY

AMISH COUNTRY PEDDLER WHY DO THE AMISH USE HORSES AND BUGGIES FOR TRANSPORTATION? FURNITURE HEARTLAND Family Traditions

FROM THE DESK OF JAVON MILLER Living A Legacy

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS What’s Going on in Amish Country

AMISH HEARTLAND MAP JUST VISITING Amish Heartland’s Finest

IN EVERY ISSUE

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BOOK REVIEW The Devoted

MEET THE STAFF It's Not About Me

RECIPES BUGGY WHEEL CONTEST

Spectrum Publications 212 E. Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691, 330-264-1125, editor@spectrumpubs.com, www.amish-heartland.com PUBLISHER: Andrew S. Dix; SPECTRUM MANAGER: Kelly Gearhart; CONTENT MANAGER: Emily Rumes; SALES: Amanda Nixon, ext. 2221; Lisa Beckman, ext. 2277; Kim Rush, ext. 1633; Mark Conrad, ext. 1668; WRITER & LAYOUT: Kate Minnich, ext. 2233; CONTRIBUTING WRITERS: Javon Miller; Marcus Yoder; COVER PHOTO BY: Kate Minnich Amish Heartland 1


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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS ATTRACTIONS

Behalt/Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center.......................................................................08 Guggisberg Cheese Factory ..................................................06

CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES

Parsley Pot.........................................................................29 Sol’s Exchange...................................................................28 World Crafts........................................................................24

DINING & FOOD

Eiler's Candy Shop.................................................................06 Kauffman’s Country Bakery.................................................13 Miller’s Bakery........................................................................02 Pleasant Hill Bulk Food........................................................12 Pleasant Valley Poultry.......................................................13 Sugar Valley Meats..........................................................20 Troyer’s Home Pantry...........................................................04

FURNITURE & WOODWORKING

Country Hill Furnishings....................................................07 Country View Wicker Furniture..........................................11 Erb's Stove Center............................................Back Cover Green Acres Furniture......................................................15 Homestead Furniture.........................................................15 Jake’s Handcrafted Oak ................................................21 Troyer Furniture..................................................................15

Walnut Creek Furniture........................................................15 Yoder's Oak & Cherry...........................................................22

LODGING

Berlin Village Inn............................................................26 Cricket Hill Cabins.........................................................31 Donna’s Premier Lodging.............................................27 Holmes With A View.......................................................27 Scenic Hills RV Park.........................................................26 Zinck's Family of Inns.........................................................31

SHOPS & SUCH

Amish Country Peddler............................Inside Front Cover Berlin Leather & Pets........................................................09 Collector's Decanter.......................................................20 Evener Shop, The.....................................................................25 Gospel Book Store............................................................03 Greenhouse Shoppe, The........................................................02 Helping Hands Quilt Shop.....................................................31 Holmes Sew & Vac.................................................................10 Mt. Hope Harness ................................................................30 Olivesburg General Store....................................................22 P. Graham Dunn.................................................................30 Queen Anne's Lace..........................................................31 Stony Point...............................................................................23 Yoder's Bargain Store....................................................24

We would like to invite you to visit our special

Miller’s BAKERY

Christmas Shoppe featuring a wide selection of: Collectible Santas, Stockings, Unique Ornaments, Angels, Table Top Figurines, Christmas Florals, Wreaths and much, much more.

“De Good Ole Fashioned Bakin”

Poinsettias, Fresh Wreaths, Greens, Roping & Winterberry

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The Greenhouse Shoppe

• CANDIES • PASTA • CRAFTS • CLOCKS • DOLLS & MORE!

330-893-3002

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3649 Cleveland Rd., Wooster (North of Milltown on St. Rt. 3)

www.thegreenhouseshoppe.com

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The Devoted

Book Review

By Suzanne Woods Fisher Reviewed by Amanda Nixon AMISH HEARTLAND CONTRIBUTOR

In book three in The Bishop’s Family series, Fisher does not disappoint! It starts off with a mysterious death at the Eagle Hill Inn, leaving the community of Stoney Ridge unsettled until the mystery is solved. First, Ruthie Stoltzfus is struggling with the biggest decision of her life; whether or not to stay in the Amish faith. After completing her G.E.D., she is ready to jump the fence and see what the world has to offer. Meanwhile, Patrick Kelly, is a young English man seeking out the Amish faith. He has given himself thirty days to learn everything about becoming Amish. He is ready to leave the worldliness around him and dive into the plain and simple life. Ruthie is tutoring him on the language and the two have become close friends, to Luke Schrock’s dismay. Luke is Ruthie’s ex-boyfriend. As the characters seek out something different in their lives, they find that it’s not always greener on the other side. Will Ruthie realize what a great Amish life she has before it’s too late? Will Patrick be successful at joining the Amish? Will Luke grow up and stop gravitating towards trouble, to

ultimately win Ruthie back? Fisher has lots of twists and turns in this page turner. Her story is an easy read and leaves the reader wanting more! I hope this is a series that Fisher will continue to develop with future stories, as I love the characters of Stoney Ridge!

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he changes that have taken place over time in our Christmas traditions and our culture as a whole are subtle, but noticeable when you really take a second to contemplate what the season used to mean 20 years ago versus what it means to celebrate Christmas today. So much of Christmas nostalgia is centered around the feelings we have about childhood memories and how we used to participate in Christmas with the people we loved. Being a child of the 80s, I remember when going to grandma's house to see the family was a really big deal. We didn't see pictures of everyone online and know what they were doing 24 hours a day, because social media wasn't a thing. The discussions we had together were more about what everyone had been up to over the past few months, but now it seems like we all just assume that we know what's happening with that cousin or this niece or nephew because it's all out there for everyone to see. When I think back on these Christmas memories I start to wonder, was the food really better? Were the songs really more meaningful or the memories more special, or does it just seem that way? Maybe, just maybe, I am participating in life so differently as an adult, that it is completely changing the way I interact with Christmas. Something I want to be intentional about this year is spending less time on my phone and more

time connecting with the people around me. I want to get back to doing Christmas well. Instead of falling back onto the couch and slipping into the routine of scrolling through a thread or trying to come up with quippy lines for likes from friends and family in a very non-personal way, I want to make this season personal. I think the only way to make a real change in myself is to come to terms with the fact that Christmas is not meant to be about me at all. For years our parents ask us what we want for Christmas and I feel like it has lead us to a place where "me" and "what I want" is so much more important than it should be - and not just at Christmas, but in our day to day life too. For many, including myself, Christmas is meant to be a time for renewal and recommitment to God. Why is it so hard to give God the space to work amongst the stress and the driving and the shopping? Christmas this year will not be like it was 20 years ago, that is the reality. However, there is hope, if I can remind myself that it's not about me. If I can carry that understanding throughout the whole year, I think it will be a good start on getting back to the heart of what Christmas was like back then - and what it could be like again. Emily Rumes Content Coordinator

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The Christmas Story Matthew 1:18-2:12 • King James Version (KJV)

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ow the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privily. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name Jesus: for he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus. Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the

Jews? for we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him. When Herod the king had heard these things, he was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And when he had gathered all the chief priests and scribes of the people together, he demanded of them where Christ should be born. And they said unto him, In Bethlehem of Judaea: for thus it is written by the prophet, And thou Bethlehem, in the land of Juda, art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come a Governor, that shall rule my people Israel. Then Herod, when he had privily called the wise men, enquired of them diligently what time the star appeared. And he sent them to Bethlehem, and said, Go and search diligently for the young child; and when ye have found him, bring me word again, that I may come and worship him also. When they had heard the king, they departed; and, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was. When they saw the star, they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And when they were come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary his mother, and fell down, and worshipped him: and when they had opened their treasures, they presented unto him gifts; gold, and frankincense and myrrh. And being warned of God in a dream that they should not return to Herod, they departed into their own country another way.

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or many familiar with the area just east of Berlin, Amish Country Peddler / Homespun Treasures and Bfearless are a trove of unique and primitive products. Providing two completely different experiences at one stop, the family owned businesses promise to delight the senses. In 1993 Homespun Treasures opened their doors, offering a collection of primitive décor and unique treasures. Among the trove of opportunity was a selection of women's accessories such as fashionable handbags, scarves and jewelry. Amish Country Peddler was added to the Schlabach family business in 1995 as a separate entity. Situated

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next door to Homespun Treasures, Amish Country Peddler provided visitors with a larger selection of furniture and accessories. With the goal of improving the customer's experience, Homespun Treasures and Amish Country Peddler were combined about three and half years ago. The merge of the two businesses was a natural fit as the product for each complimented the other. Today visitors to Amish Country Peddler / Homespun Treasures are met with an ever developing selection of primitive décor items ranging from knick knacks to pine furniture. “Our goal is to create an experience. We want people to walk out of the store and think, wow that was great,” says Tim Schlabach. By visiting different wholesale shows, and discovering unique vendors and artisans from our area, Amish Country Peddler is able to provide items unique to their store. As soon as a customer arrives at Amish Country Peddler, the imagination kicks into high gear as the eyes take in the decorated porch. Artfully positioned around the porch, the outdoor products are easy to envision within your own home. Outdoor statuary pieces, for every season, are available in different materials. A nativity scene with the Virgin Mary, baby Jesus and St. Joseph, crafted from metal sits positioned in front of a window pane. Nearby, wooden snow men of varying sizes stand ready for the coming blizzard with their metal shovels. Decorating the outside of your home has never been as simple as stepping onto the porch of Amish Country Peddler. Once customers make it inside the building, they are greeted by wonderful displays reminiscent of Amish Heartland

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a country style home. Sporting Christmas décor items since early fall, Amish Country ry Peddler is currently in full holiday mode with figurines, gurines, dishes, candles and more. Dishes adorn a table decorated d with garland and figurines, standing as iff ready to receive the family for dinner. Glowing candles illuminate a nearby cabinet net adding to the peaceful atmospheree and invoking a sense of home. Welll aware that it can be difficult to envision how an item will look within the home, the employees of Amish Country Peddler go to greatt lengths to illustrate the possibilities of each item within the store. Anyone looking ooking to revamp their holiday decorations ons need ed only to visit the store, with décor to pleas please se a wide spectrum of tastes there are re endless endles ess opportunities. In addition to the decorative décor items, first time customers may be surprised to find a vast selection of rugs, window treatments, lamps and pieces of furniture. Maintaining thee country

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good portion of the furniture is crafted in style feel, a go rustic look of pine wood leads to pine. The natural na primitive style prominent throughout the the pr store aand allows for reasonably priced pieces. Hall cabinets and end tables are among furniture available within the store. the fu Various window treatment options such Variou curtains and valances range from solid as cur colored sheer style to checkered patterns colore on thicker material. Even though Amish Co Country Peddler is constantly updating th their selection of styles and colors, they un understand what items will fit the store. Wish Wishing to provide customers with the b be st eexperience possible, Amish Country best P eddl offers additional product through Peddler the their website. Customers looking fo for a particular item can visit h homespunwalnutcreek.com and their order will be shipped directly to their doorstep. With Amish Country Peddler and Homespun Treasures housed under one roof, the Schlabach family decided to open Bfearless in 2013. Bfearless joined the family business as a fashion boutique and our region's largest Crocs outlet. Created with the idea of supporting every woman in her own style, Bfearless provides quality clothing in realistic sizes and prices to fit the budget and figure of most women. The bulk of the clothing sold within Bfearless is obtained from fashion events in Las Vegas and New York. Remaining aware of the latest design trends, owner Tonya Schlabach and her staff members will choose a variety of pieces based on what they believe will appeal to the women of our area. No outfit is complete without the right pair of shoes. The current colder weather is inspiring the boot look. When thinking about shoes, many do not think immediately of Crocs, but with the selection available at Bfearless wearing Crocs is possible and fashion forward no matter the occasion. Designed in every style imagined, Crocs are no longer limited to the original clog. Crafted from the same comfortable material, sandals and flats in a multitude of colors and styles wait to dress up any outfit. Both formal and informal jewelry are used to compliment and accessorize, pulling the entire outfit together and personalizing each ensemble. From the chunky necklaces to the leather banded bracelets


customers will find the perfect piece every time. In an effort to serve every customer fully, Bfearless enjoys cus partnership with Rig and Co's ap Rhoda Troyer. A style consultant, Rh Troyer will help a customer shop Tr for clothing that compliment's fo their body and personality. th A Amish Country Peddler / H Homespun Treasures and Bf Bfearless enjoy repeat customers wh who rave about the unique shopping sho experience the two businesses offer. Anyone looking bus to freshen up their home in a creative cre way can do so in one stop sto to Amish Country Peddler. Th Then without even moving the car, customer's can add to the wardrobe or accessories at there Bfe Bfearless. Should you need another excuse to visit this family of

stores, they will be holding ng their annual food drive sale on the last Friday in January. Visitors who bring in three canned goods ds will receive a 20% discountt to both stores. The nonperishable food items are donated to the Love Center Food Pantry in Millersburg. Amish Country Peddler/ Homespun Treasures iss located at 3147 OH-39 in Millersburg with Bfearless ess right next door. For more oe or information about Amish mish Country Peddler / Homespun spun sp Treasures call 330-893-21344 or visit www.homespunwalnutcreek. cree cr e k. c om o / com or facebook.com/ earn amishcountrypeddler. To llearn 300-893more about Bfearless call 330-8939201 or visit b-fearless.com.

Specializing in • Leather Waist Belts • Moccasins • Hats • Western Shirts & Coats • Pet Supplies • Home Decor • Log Furniture

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Why Do the Amish Use Horses and Buggies for Transportation? Story by MARCUS YODER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, AMISH & MENNONITE HERITAGE CENTER

A portion of the mural, "Behalt", within the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center.

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well remember the sensory experience of riding in the buggy as a young boy. There was the smell of the horse as it clopped down the road, and I would sit on my mother’s lap covered by a heavy robe to keep the winter chill at bay as my father kept a tight grip on the reins. The occasional car would whoosh by on the smaller country roads we most often traveled. Sometimes we went to the church service where our buggy was not much different in color and shape than the 20-30 other buggies. Other times we went to the local villages, where on summer afternoons we would purchase ice cream cones and lick the melting ice cream as we traveled home. Why use the horse and buggy when we would have had the means to purchase a perfectly good car? Why feed the horse its oats and hay if one could “fill the tank” with gasoline in the local village? While various Mennonite groups have adopted the use and ownership of the modern automobile, the Amish have maintained the use of the horse and buggy. They have done so with the belief, not that the


automobile. The only request the Amish have is that the monies, which are voluntarily given to the local entities, be used to fund road construction and repair in the local area. In this way they recognize that giving back is an important part of being responsible citizens of our world today. If you wish to learn more about Amish buggies, or their place in history, or would like to buy Stephen Scott’s book, you can plan a visit to the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center. The Center offers guided tours of "Behalt" - a 10 ft. x 265 ft. cyclorama oil-on-canvas painting that illustrates the heritage of the Amish and Mennonite people from their Anabaptist beginnings in Zurich, Switzerland, to the present day. Behalt means “to keep” or “remember.” The center is open Mon-Sat 9:00-5:00 and is located near Berlin, OH at 5798 County Road 77, Millersburg, OH 44654. Please call (330) 893-3192 for more information or to schedule a group tour. 1

Stephen Scott, Plain Buggies (Intercourse, PA: Good Books, 1998).

Marcus Yoder was born to an Amish family in the heart of Amish Country. His family later moved to the Mennonite church where Marcus takes an active role in preaching, teaching, and writing. He is the Executive Director of the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center. In his thirties he decided to return to school and has a BA in history from The Ohio State University and a MA from Yale. He enjoys reading and writing and spending time with his wife, Norita.

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car is sinful, but rather that automobile ownership would significantly change the close-knit structure of family, church and the community. This structure and connection is more important than modern conveniences and therefore the Amish continue to use this mode of transportation. Buggies differ significantly from one group to another. The more conservative groups have less amenities and creature comforts and their buggies are more plain than some other groups. The Old Order, New Order and the more advanced groups of Amish have modern lights, and safety features that make them much more visible on the roads. Stephen Scott, who has studied Amish buggies, has suggested that there are at least 90 different varieties of the horse drawn carriage in use among the various different Amish, Mennonite and Brethren groups in North America.1 They range in color and shape, which may help identify the different groups they belong to. Like people everywhere, the buggies within a specific group may also differ depending on need and age of the owner. Like teenagers the world over, the Amish child’s first buggy is a fact to be celebrated and much attention is paid to polishing, preening, and details. Families may use two-seaters, often called surreys, similar to the minivans of the modern family. From the harness to the emblem on the back of the buggy, the differences are often visible from those within the community and they are able to identify the owners age, social status and church affiliation from the shape and design of the carriage. While buggies and automobile traffic can be a dangerous mix, common courtesies may often be extended on both parts to make the mix safer. When driving in Amish Country make sure you are aware that there may be buggies just over the next hill. Pass when safely possible rather than allowing traffic to build up behind, making both driver and horse nervous. Please don’t stop to take pictures of the buggy unless it is safe to pull over and do so. Many of the Amish groups are also aware that the shoes of the horses can cause unique wear to the asphalt. Roads with trough-like grooves are often those most used by the Amish. In the past several years the old order and new order Amish have taken a voluntary buggy tax, since they do not buy license plates. This amounts to nearly the same cost per buggy that residents pay for license plates for their

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS 1- 17 OUR CHRISTMAS DINNER- A NEW HOLIDAY MUSICAL Where: Carlisle Inn, 1357 Old Rt. 39 NE, Sugarcreek When: 7 p.m. This not-so-traditional, sports-centered, laughterfilled Christmas dinner features favorite Christmas carols and original songs, too. Brought to you by the same team behind our other three hit musicals, The Confession, Half-Stitched, and Josiah for President, Dan Posthuma, Wally Nason and Martha Bolton.

855-344-7547 www.ohiostartheater.com

1- 31 HOLIDAYS AT THE MANSION Where: Victorian House Museum, 383 Wooster Rd., Millersburg When: Self guided tours, Sun.- Thurs., 1- 4 p.m.; Fri.- Sat., 1- 8 p.m. The 28 room mansion is transformed by area businesses, organizations and private members into a Victorian holiday showcase. Back by popular demand is our Winter Wonderland in the ballroom with over 40+ trees complete with winter forest, ice pond, northern lights and sunset effects. Admission is $10 for adults; $9 for seniors 60+, children under 12 free.

330-674-0022 victorianhouse.org

Pleasant Hill Bulk Foods & Variety Bulk Foods • Frozen & Cold Foods • Church Orders Meats & Cheeses • Wedding Chicken • Canning Supplies • Birthday Cakes & Wedding Supplies Fresh Fruit in Season • Vitamins

2 DOWNTOWN CHURCHES WALKING TOUR When: 6 p.m.- 8 p.m. Where: Wooster United Methodist Church, 243 N. Market St. Main Street Wooster, Inc. and the city’s downtown churches invite you to take a moment to enjoy a quiet tour of historic church structures. Music, decorations and refreshments can be enjoyed during this free annual self-guided tour. Start at any participating church.

330-262-6222 www.mainstreetwooster.org

2- 3 JOURNEY TO BETHLEHEM

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Where: First stop and registration: Walnut Creek Mennonite Church, 2619 Co. Rd. 144, Sugarcreek When: 4-8 p.m. Experience the sights and sounds that Joseph and Mary may have experienced as they journeyed to Bethlehem. Some of the activities of the journey include registering for taxation, just as Mary and Joseph did and experiencing the Bethlehem marketplace. Participants will also meet biblical characters and share a fireside with shepherds and their flocks. The journey ends with a live Nativity


scene. Both walking and driving is required. Admission is free and no pre-registration is required.

330-893-4200 or 330-893-2926

style of the 1800s. Music and rides in the “Kid’s Wagon.” Sunday at 3:30 p.m. the Orrville Community Band will perform.

www.visitamishcountry.com

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3-4 DALTON HOLIDAYS FESTIVAL

Where: Lehman's, 4779 Kidron Rd, Dalton When: 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. Get in the holiday spirit! Enjoy product demos, food samples, live music and children's activites at this annual, fun for all ages, open house. Find the perfect gift for everyone on your list.

When: Sat. 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.; Sun. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Where: Dalton High School, 177 N. Mill St., Dalton The coolest parade in Ohio steps off Saturday at 2 p.m., juried crafts show, entertainment and children’s activities.

888-438-5346

www.daltonfestival.org

http://lehmans.com/events

3 CHRISTMAS DOWN ON THE FARM Where: Tis the Season & Schrock's Heritage Village, 4363 St. Rt. 39, Berlin When: Starting at noon Bring the kids out for sleigh rides, gingerbread house decorating, Christmas cutout cookies, great food and much more! The entire farm is decked out for the holidays, this is one event you don't want to miss.

330-893-3232

330-266-5948 9 CANDLELIGHT CHURCH WALK Where: First Presbyterian, Faith Lutheran, St. Peter Catholic & Millersburg Mennonite When: 6-9 p.m. Holiday lights will shine during our 6th annual Millersburg candlelight church walk. 4 churches will be open and decorated for the holidays. Evening events culminate at 8:15 p.m. at First Presbyterians where the West Holmes Chamber Choir will sing and include some group caroling.

330-674-2412

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3-4 CHRISTMAS IN THE VILLAGE When: Sat. 6- 8 p.m.; Sun. 1:30- 4 p.m. Where: Smithville Historical Society, 381 E. Main St., Smithville The Pioneer Village will be decorated in the holiday

www.historicdowntownmillersburg.com

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ime spent with family around the dinner table or in the living room sharing in the joys of Christmas, these are the cherished moments in our past that we hope will continue into our future. While the chores still have to be finished and the alarm clock still rings, our thoughts have a transformative power that not even the Furniture Heartland stores can escape. Dedicated to providing furniture to see families through a lifetime of memories, these stores use the best materials, employees and craftsmanship available. Many customers of the Furniture Heartland stores purchase pieces with the idea of passing them on to family members. Creating an heirloom capable of enduring the wear and tear of multiple generations requires a skilled craftsman. Each Furniture Heartland store works directly with locally based craftsmen, many of whom hail from a long tradition of furniture builders. Specializing in American made hardwoods, the Furniture Heartland stores ensure their furniture will remain stable for years to come. Built in different styles and colors, each piece of furniture crafted can be admired for its American-made quality, durability and beauty. Stepping into the Furniture Heartland stores is a welcoming experience as each customer is treated 14

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3 Behalt/Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center 5798 CR 77, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5671534º -81.7815958º)

33 Guggisberg Cheese 5060 SR 557, Millersburg (Charm) (40.5246103º -81.8043815º)

12 Charm Family Restaurant 4450 SR 557, Charm (40.506683° -81.785093°)

57 Kauffman’s Country Bakery 6013 CR 77, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5738493º -81.781379º)

6 Berlin Village Inn 5135 SR 39, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5597161º -81.80692º)

55 Donna’s Premier Lodging 5523 East Street, Berlin (40.560806º -81.795587º)

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22 J.M. Smucker Company Store & Cafe 333 Wadsworth Rd., Orrville (40.802762° -81.763000°)

49 Warther Carvings 331 Karl Ave., Dover (40.525787º -81.487994º)

31 Miller’s Bakery 4280 TR 356, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5308237º -81.8118837º)

60 Troyer’s Home Pantry 668 W. Main St., Apple Creek (40.7554854º -81.8442625º)

56 Holmes with a View 3672 TR 154, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.508033º -81.801507º)

40 Scenic Hills RV Park 4483 TR 367 NE, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5513798º -81.7821696º)

Merry Christmas from the Staff of Amish Heartland 59 Whitetail Ridge Lodge 3058 TR 223, Big Prairie (40.552981º -82.09569899º)

58 Zinck’s Family of Inns 4703 SR 39, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.559689º -81.791478º)

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11 Cardinal Hill Grocery 8221 County Hwy. 192, Holmesville (40.635738° -81.905858°)

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53 Flour Sak, LLC 2430 TR 183, Baltic (40.477627° -81.755946°)

23 Harvey’s Market 12636 SR 39, Big Prairie (40.588578° -82.075478°)

34 Moreland Fruit Farms 1558 Moreland Rd., Wooster (40.711712°, -81.968451°)

54 Prairie Lane Market 7841 CR 373, Big Prairie (40.633630° -82.086563°)


1 Amazing Creams & Lotions 1002 Winesburg St., Wilmot (40.6563593º -81.6373471º)

2 Amish Country Peddler 3239 SR 39, Walnut Creek (40.5451448º -81.7386129º)

4 Berlin Leather & Pets 4363 SR 39, Millersburg (Berlin)

20 Green Acres Furniture 7412 Massillon Rd., Navarre (40.561738º -81.799496º)

21 Greenhouse Shoppe, The 3649 Cleveland Rd., Wooster (40.8453279º -81.9284401º)

24 Hershberger Country Store 50940 TR 220, Baltic (40.43556º -81.80008º)

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5 Charm Harness & Boot 4432 CR 70, Charm

25 Hillside Caning & Sewing, LLC 2551 TR 177, Baltic (40.4524535º -81.7185126º)

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7 Collectors & Decanters 119 E. Main St., Sugarcreek

26 Holmes Sew & Vac 4897 W. Main St., Berlin (40.561726º -81.798374º)

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9 Country Hill Furnishings 4329 CR 160, Millersburg

27 Homestead Furniture 8233 SR 241, Mt. Hope (40.6268459º -81.784219º)

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13 Country Furniture 4329 CR 168, Millersburg

28 House of Lace & Primitive Curtains 4550 SR 39, Millersburg (40.5545293º -81.788738099º)

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14 Country View Wicker 2701 SR 557, Baltic

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19 Gospel Book Store 4900 Oak St., Berlin (40.7071309º -81.679855º)

40 Pleasant Valley Poultry 3160 Pleasant Valley Rd. SW, Baltic (40.440058º -81.6778544º)

42 Quailcrest Farm 2810 Armstrong Rd., Wooster (40.899130º -81.990688º)

43 Sol’s Exchange 4914 W. Main St., Berlin (40.5617104º -81.7991439º)

44 Stony Point Supply 4455 CR 229, Fredricksburg (40.67672554º -81.870416800º)

45 Sugar Valley Meats 2149 Dutch Valley Dr. NW, Sugarcreek 46 Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts 2131 SR 39, Sugarcreek 47 Troyer Furniture 985 W. Main St., Sugarcreek 48 Walnut Creek Furniture 3473 Ohio 39, Walnut Creek (40.5463267º -81.7477899º)

35 Mt. Hope Fence 7102 CR 77, Millersburg (40.603298º -81.780687º)

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32 Kiko’s Greenhouse 15579 Lincoln Way W., Dalton

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17 Erb's Stove Center 4100 SR 39, Millersburg

39 P. Graham Dunn 630 Henry St., Dalton

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30 Kauffman Lawn Furniture 4540 US 62, Millersburg (Berlin)

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16 Eiler's Candy 225 W. Third St., Dover

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29 Jake's Handcrafted Oak 8239 TR 562, Holmesville

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15 Eastwood Furniture 4722 Kidron Rd., Kidron

38 Parsley Pot 697 CR 1302, Ashland

50 World Crafts 13100 Emerson Rd., Kidron (40.7412134º -81.7450194º)

36 Mt. Hope Harness 7700 CR 77, Mt. Hope (40.6201379º -81.7842065º)

51 Yoder Bargain Store 7802 Salt Creek Rd., Fredericksburg (40.6750668º -81.834396799º)

37 Olivesburg General Store 4778 SR 545, Ashland (40.855888º -82.318932º)

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13 WAYNE COUNTY CHORAL UNION CHRISTMAS CONCERT When: Sat. 2 & 7 p.m.; Sun. 2 p.m. Where: Wooster United Methodist Church, 243 N. Market St. Traditional Christmas and holiday songs. The group will also perform at Window Wonderland Nov. 18 in Wooster, Home for the Holidays Nov. 25 in Orrville and the Wooster Downtown Church Walk Dec. 2.

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of DNA testing and such stuff. What he did know was the DNA of a Mothers Heart! He called a big hearty soldier to the floor. His next orders must have created a moment of panic and public outcry in the courtroom! “Take this child in hand and divide it in two with your sword. Then give one to each mother and the case is settled,” said Solomon. I can just hear the heart-wrenching sob as the one mother cries out, “No! Please don't hurt the child! Let the other woman have him. ” “Case settled,” says the judge. “Give the baby to that woman. Her willingness to give up her child rather than have him die shows that she is the true mother.” Recently our son and I were outside after dark and I happened to look at the right place at the right time. I saw a brilliant flash and a short streak and all was quiet. It was a shooting star. It is kind of saddening. How long had this star or meteor hung in it's place and shone as a beacon? The time came for it to die out and move on.

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So is our life. We have only one chance, it will soon be passed. Same as the star and the gently falling leaves, we too shall someday pass on. This is one thing that I appreciate about our culture, we take care of our aged in our homes if at all possible. I had the privilege of growing up with an elderly couple living in the tenant house beside us. This couple was childless but they adopted us as their family. We bought our home farm from them. My earliest memory of anything is this. Mom was in the basement doing laundry and I, probably about 4 years old, woke up. There was only a pantry separating our homes so I padded over to Danny and Emma. They set me at the table and I had breakfast with them. They became my 3rd set of grandparents. We moved off of their farm for a few years before we moved back to take over the farm. We maintained a relationship during those years. When my aunt's wedding came about, I was sick with the chicken pox dear Emma was willing to take care of a little boy. Is there any wonder that we at times slipped and called her Grandma? We all had our trying days too. There were times where we tried her patience to the point that we got a

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tongue lashing. She was known for her sharp tongue, but underneath was a heart of gold. As we grew older the long, dark winter evenings came. We were over at their house almost daily. In the evenings we played an old game that she called marbles. It was a homemade wooden board that used marbles as playing tokens. The game was played similar to “Sorry.” She had a will to win and was not always happy to lose. Of course we all knew where the candy jar was and usually had free reign at it. As we grew older, we didn't play as many games but just sat in their living room and read the paper and magazines. Often a whole evening would pass with very few words exchanged. Our presence was enough to Danny and Emma. They always wanted to know what we were doing with the youth and liked when we shared the small insignificant details of our lives. The day came that Emma, as only a grandmother can, started inquiring about our prospective girlfriends. It was a great joy to her if we shared that we were to have a date. She felt as if she were a part of us. Last summer my sister married. With our weddings being at our homes, we often looked to the porch but Emma was not there. She and Danny passed on in the last 18 months. We as family and friends commented to each other that something was missing. Usually Emma would have stood on the porch and yelled out some good natured advice to us. It was our choice whether to use it or not. Had they been living, they would be in the midst of it all.

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a favorite of mine. After I married, she often told me that she would bake me one again sometime. Sometime never came. Much to my shame, when we are busy it is hard to take time and do what is important. We should have put in more effort to visit more often. As young children we had lots of fun with them. We were also known to occasionally antagonize them just to get a negative response. In hindsight we shouldn't have done all we did, but it created a bond that lasted to death. You may have figured out why the falling leaves and a falling star prompted me to think of these thoughts. Living with older people, especially family, is a blessing. Sure, there are added responsibilities, but the joys and blessings outweigh the rest. We do well to consider the words of Solomon. Who better to listen to than someone with experience in life? When our parents are young and busy, grandparents can help with the nurturing of the children. As the grandparents get older, the role is reversed. It is now the younger generation that will help the older. Look at the memories that we have. This custom of ours is truly a blessing. This cannot

be duplicated in a retirement or nursing home. I consider it a blessing from the Lord. Someday we too will be the falling leaf or star. A short time will pass that our void will be felt, but time moves on. A generation comes that will know nothing about that “important” place that we filled. If all that was important to us was work, money, and fame, our loss will be felt even less. It is the DNA of the heart that will last. Same as this mother would rather let her child live and be with another Mom, so we must make choices for ourselves today. What is important to us? Are we willing to spend those few extra moments and make that “tuffy—boi” or make breakfast for a tousle headed little child? This is what we will be remembered for! Respectfully submitted,

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0DLOEDJ When we ask people what their favorite part of the Amish Heartland is, we get comments on our magazine and the places we write about. Here is what some of them had to say this month:

“ I enjoy every page. I love to cook and bake, so I really enjoy the recipes. ”

-RUTH A. GRAEF, JAMESTOWN

“ I love the craftsmanship and care to detail in all that Amish people make and create. You can tell that God blesses these wonderful people and looks on them with joy.

favorite part of Amish Heartland is the variety of “ My what you offer. Amish farms, different businesses, etc. ” -ISAAC ZIMMERMAN, DUNDEE, NY

love recipes! The insight into Amish daily life “ Iintrigues me. ”

-SUSAN BOWERSOCK, THORNVILLE

favorite part of Amish Heartland are the book “ My review and the calendar of events. ”

-GEORGE GREENBANK, ASHLAND

-BARBARA LUCAS, PARKERSBURG, WV

“ I like the pictures of the different seasons.”

-PATTY KUSNIR, CANTON

“ I love the whole magazine. I read every word! ” -ELEANOR HARVEY, WOOSTER

)DOO3KRWR&RQWHVW For the upcoming season put your photography skills to work and capture the beauty that is only found in our Amish country. Contestants can submit up to 10 of their best photos. Photos that have been edited will not be accepted. The deadline for the Fall Photo Contest is Jan. 1, 2017. The top three winners will be announced in the March issue of Amish Heartland. Winners will receive a 6-month subscription to Amish Heartland and a gift from one of our local retailers. Send photos and contact information to Amish Heartland, 212 E. Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691 or via e-mail to kminnich@ spectrumpubs.com. Amish Heartland

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