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AmishHeartland

August 2012

“The Confession” comes to Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek

Blessings Lodge offers a simple retreat from everyday life

Kauffman Lawn Furniture stands behind its products


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tarting a new career can be the most exciting and challenging part of a person’s life. As a recent graduate of The Ohio State University, I am beginning a new and exciting chapter in my life as editor of Amish Heartland. Former editor, Katherine Ryder, will be moving to Quincy, Ill. with her new husband Brendan who has recently accepted the sports information director position at Quincy University. She hopes to continue her education with a masters in business administration. I graduated from Ohio State’s college of Food, Agriculture, and Environmental Sciences with a degree in agriculture communication and am returning to my home of Wayne County. If you would have told me five years ago that I would one day be editor of any magazine, I would not have believed you. But I could not be happier with the path I have chosen to follow. After spending a year in the big city, I have come to appreciate my small town roots. I am very blessed to have a supportive family to welcome me back home. I hope to reconnect with old friends, make new friends and continue to grow my social network. Growing up in Wayne County, I am familiar with the Amish culture but I am very interested in learning even more. Coming from an agricultural background, I am interested in learning about their farming practices and spotlighting their importance in our rural society. With that being said, I am also always interested in hearing what the readers are interested in. Your ideas are always appreciated as I am hoping this magazine will serve as a great resource for you as you navigate your way around The Heartland. As you read through this months issue you will read about harvest time in the heartland, a musical drama about a young Amish woman seeking the truth about her birth mother and discover a cozy place to stay when visitng Amish country. The challenge I face now is to continue to bring you the best stories of the Amish heritage. I am more than ready to accept this challenge as I embark on this new journey in my life. One of my favorite country singers, John Michael Montgomery, once sang “life’s a dance, you learn as you go” and I truly believe I will be learning more and more about who I am and how I can grow.

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32 FEATURES

TRAVEL INFORMATION

Kauffman Lawn Furniture stands behind its products .......................................... 06 “The Confession” comes to Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek ......................................................... 12 Furniture Heartland ........................................... 26 Blessings Lodge offers a simple retreat from everyday life ............................................ 32 Harvest in the Heartland ................................ 36 Photo Scavenger Hunt ................. Inside Back

Visitors’ Guide....................................................05 Calendar of Events............................................ 16 Amish Heartland Map ......................................20 Just Visiting: Amish Heartland’s Inns ............40

Amish Heartland SPECTRUM Publications

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Editorial ...................................................................... 00 Recipes ................................................................30 Buggy Wheel......................................................44

OFFICE Spectrum Publications • 212 E. Liberty St. • Wooster, OH 44691 • 330-264-1125 amishinfo@spectrumpubs.com www.amish-heartland.com General Manager Bill McKinney • Sales Manager Rhonda Geer • Sales Amanda Nixon, 330-2871668, Larry Gray, 330-287-1633; Donna Tomak, 330-264-1125 (Ext. 2210); Kim Merckle, 330-287-1628 • Managing Editor Lance White • Editor Catie Noyes

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS

For more information about advertising in Amish Heartland, contact Amanda Nixon, 330-287-1668.

ANTIQUES & ART

Walnut Creek Antique Mall .....29

ATTRACTIONS

Behalt/Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center ..........................05 Helping Hands Quilt Shop and Museum ................................38 Rolling Ridge Ranch..................11 Yoder’s Amish Home .................03

CRAFTS & COLLECTIBLES

Shisler’s Cheese House ..............05 Troyer’s Home Pantry ................15

FURNITURE & WOODWORKING

Berlin Furniture ..........................28 Four Corners Furniture .............15 Green Acres Furniture...............27 Homestead Furniture .................27 Jake’s Handcrafted Oak ............28 Troyer Furniture .........................27 Walnut Creek Furniture ............27

Audrey’s Attic.............................05 Main Street Bears .......................05 Parsley Pot ...................................05 Sol’s Exchange ............................03 World Crafts................................39

LAWN FURNITURE, STORAGE & GAZEBOS

DINING & FOOD

LODGING

Boyd & Wurthmann ...................39 Guggisberg Cheese .....................38 Kauffman’s Country Bakery .....28 Miller’s Bakery ...........................15 Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen ..................11 2

Country View Wicker .................39 Kauffman Lawn Furniture ........10 Berlin Grande Hotel ..................10 Berlin Village Inn .......................39 Blessings Lodge ..........................29 Cricket Hill Cabins .....................41 Guggisberg Swiss Inn .................41 Premier Carriage

House Cottages ......................15/41 Scenic Hills RV Park ..................11 Sojourners Lodge & Log Cabin Suites.........................41

SHIPPING/PACKAGING

PackShip USA ............................05

SHOPS & SUCH

Amish Country Peddler .............28 Berlin Leather & Pets ................15 Carriage House ...........................11 Charm Harness & Boot .............39 Kiko’s Greenhouse .....................05 Olivesburg General Store..........15 Pine Cone Gift Shop ..................10 Quailcrest Farms .........................29 RW Leather .................................28 Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts.............................14 The Greenhouse Shoppe ...........15


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Antiques in the Alley in Historic Downtown Millersburg Where: Historic Downtown Millersburg $QWLTXHVLQWKH$OOH\LVDXQLTXHRXWGRRU DQWLTXHVKRZORFDWHGLQGRZQWRZQ 0LOOHUVEXUJ2KLR6KRSDORQJWKHVWUHHWV EDFNGRRUZD\VRIVWRUHVDQGWKHDOOH\VRIRXU KLVWRULFYLOODJH <HDUZLOOPDUNWKHWK\HDURIWKLV HYHQWDQGLVDOZD\VZHOODWWHQGHGDQG HQMR\HGE\DOOWKDWSDUWLFLSDWH +HUH\RXZLOOILQGPDQ\XQLTXHLWHPVVXFK DVIXUQLWXUHJDUGHQDFFHQWVVDOYDJHLWHPV SULPLWLYHVIRONDUWDUWGpFRUDQGHYHU\WKLQJ LQEHWZHHQ:H YHH[SDQGHGWKLV\HDUWR LQFOXGHVRPHFUDIWYHQGRUV :KHQVKRSSLQJ$QWLTXHVLQWKH$OOH\GRQ W IRUJHWWRYLVLWWKHVHYHQDQWLTXHDFFHQWVKRSV ZLWKLQZDONLQJGLVWDQFH )RUPRUHLQIRUPDWLRQFDOO 4


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BERLIN: Behalt at the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center³ America’s most-exciting cyclorama of Amish & Mennonite history; half-hour tours, bookstore, gifts; NE of Berlin, off US 62 at 5798 CR 77, (330) 893-3192, www.behalt.com; Open Year Round Mon.-Sat. 9-5 (June 1-Oct. 31; open Friday & Saturday evenings til 8 p.m.)

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Kauffman Lawn Furniture stands behind its products BY KATHERINE RYDER • FORMER EDITOR

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auffman Lawn Furniture opened nearly 18 years ago as a roadside business selling picnic tables. That fall David and Dorothy Kauffman also started selling pumpkins and they realized that by displaying their items roadside, accessible to people as they drove by, that they could get them to stop. “Over the years we just grew,” Dorothy said. “We kept adding 6


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Our full time goal is keeping our customers satisfied and maintaining that. You don’t want people to think that you have more than you can handle and right now we’re currently staying on top of things. David always says that you can never be at a standstill.

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different things each year.” The Kauffmans noticed that it was their niche, something that made them unique to the public passing by. Customers were drawn into the business because they could see exactly what was offered to them. Kauffman Lawn Furniture provides an expansive product line, offering just about anything someone might need for their outdoor space. Their largest selections include: swings, gliders, picnic tables, gym sets, storage barns, gazebos, log cabins, bridges, bird feeders, baskets, AMISH HEARTLAND

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children’s furniture, rocking horses, light houses, hickory furniture and hunting blinds. “Our patio sets and our gliders are our top sellers,” Dorothy said. “Although poly furniture is becoming very popular too.” Future goals for the business include getting children involved when families visit. Kauffman Lawn Furniture carries different options of backyard play sets, but they are also looking into increasing their line of children’s furniture. “Our oldest son is making furniture right now,” Dorothy said. “Our full time goal is keeping our customers satisfied and maintaining that. You don’t want people to think that you have more than you can handle and right now we’re currently staying on top of things. David always says that you can never be at a standstill.” 8

According to David, Kauffman Lawn Furniture receives a lot of referrals from local businesses, “A lot of the time they say if we don’t have it, nobody does.” Apart from the products that are displayed in front of Kauffman Lawn Furniture, the business also has a much larger catalogue with even more options for their customers. The business also accepts custom orders and David is willing to provide items that customers come up with. “We can do almost anything,” David said. Priorities for Kauffman Lawn Furniture are its quality and price. “We try to keep a fair price on our products,” Dorothy


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said. “We discount on our discontinued items.” Dorothy also acknowledges and takes pride in the fact that the entire Kauffman family is involved with the operations of the business, including four children and two children-inlaw. “Our main goal is always to do whatever we can to make sure the customer is happy with what they have,” Dorothy said. “We stand

behind our products.” David added, “We have superior quality in our furniture. You can’t get better quality.” Kauffman Lawn Furniture is located at 4540 U.S. Route 62 in Berlin. During the summer season business hours are extended to Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., as compared to the winter hours of Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For additional information visit www.kauffmanlawnfurniture.com or call 330-893-3149.

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“The Confession” comes to Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek BY KATHERINE RYDER • FORMER EDITOR

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or those who have read “The Confession,” written by Beverly Lewis, the musical performed at the Carlisle Inn in Sugarcreek was nothing short of the same, inspiring tale. A dramatic, entertaining story of a young woman seeking to find her birth mother is even more captivating considering she was born and raised in an Old Order Amish community. Katie Lapp (played by Mary Elise Jones) discovers her adopted mother’s secret one day when she crosses a satin infant’s dress, embroidered with the name ‘Katherine Mayfield.’ Once Lapp confronts her mother, Rebecca (played by Kristina Miranda Sloan), and understands the truth about her past, Katie decides to seek out her birth mother and discover who she really is. In the process Katie is told by her Amish father, Samuel Lapp (played by Adam Lowe), that if she decides to leave the community and seek out her birth mother he will have no choice but to report her to the bishop. Torn, Katie believes this is something she has to do and because of it is shunned by her Amish community. Leaving heartbroken family and friends behind, Katherine Mayfield steps into a world completely different than the one she’s accustomed to on a desperate search to find the woman who gave her up. For the remainder of the play we follow Katherine to the front door of her birth mother’s house, Laura Mayfield (played by Jennifer Wolcott), where in the confusion she is assumed to be new hired help for the estate. In the meantime, Laura’s husband, Dylan Bennet (played by Derek Brookens), has hired an actress from New York to make Laura believe that she is her long-lost daughter as she is to inherit all of Laura’s belongings once she passes. When suspicions arise regarding the actress’ credibility, Dylan vanishes. Shortly after, Alyson Cairns (played by Meredith Kochan), realizes that she can’t follow through with their original plan and disappears as well. As Laura’s condition worsens she worries that she’ll never find her real daughter. This dramatic and energized story of a young woman finding her way strikes a place in the hearts of the audience members. It’s a universal experience – that of the struggle we have as we try to make our mistakes right, and in the process discover who we are. “The Confession” continued on page 42 12


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Full event listing for the month can be found online at www.amish-heartland.com!

1 Mt. Hope Weekly Livestock Auction

When: 11:30 a.m. Where: Mt. Hope Auction Barn; 8076 SR 241, Mt. Hope Amish and non-Amish bring their animals to market every Wednesday year round. Observers will see very old-fashioned carts and wagons and horses and buggies coming and going from the market. During fair weather flea market vendors sell their wares on the outside. A large building also provides shelter for flea market vendors and shoppers. Flea market opens at 7 a.m., Hay Auction and Produce Auction begin at 10 a.m., Livestock Sale begins at 11:30 a.m. and the Poultry Sale begins at 1 p.m. During the summer, small animals such as ducks, chickens, geese, turkeys, rabbits, etc. are sold. For more information call 330-674-6188 or visit www.mthopeauction.com.

2-4 Holmes County Steam Engine Show

When: Thursday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-11 p.m. and Saturday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Where: Mt. Hope Auction Barn; 8076 SR 241, Mt. Hope Baker fans, steam engines, contests for adults and children, threshing, chain saw art, rope making, lots of antique tractors and more. Prize money awarded for horse pulling and horseshoe contest. Equipment permitted on the grounds Wednesday through Saturday. Not responsible for accidents.

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Admission $4; children and under are free. Alcohol, drugs, and firearms are prohibited. For a full schedule of events visit www. visitamishcountry.com. For more information call 330-633-8063 or 740-502-5454 or visit www.hcsea.com.

Amish Country Theater Weekend Variety Show

Where: Amish Country Theater; 3149 SR 39, Walnut Creek For more information call 888-988-SHOW or visit www.amishcountrytheater.com.

3-4 Ohio Mennonite Relief Sale

Where: Central Christian School; 3970 Kidron Rd., Kidron For more information call 330-473-2253 or visit www.ohiomccreliefsale.org.

3 Music on the Square in Berlin When: 7 p.m. Where: Downtown Berlin

First Friday Celebration

Where: Main Street in Downtown Coshocton This free event uses historic Main Street as the backdrop for musical entertainment, kids’ activities, an art show and sale, wonderful food, sidewalk sales and so much more. These diverse activities are planned to appeal to people of all ages. Free. For more information call 740-622-5411 or visit www.visitcoshocton.com or www. CoshoctonFirstFriday.com.


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Moonlight Canoe Trip with Downtown Loudonville Canoe Livery Where: Downtown Loudonville Canoe Livery; 424 W. Main St., Loudonville For more information call 419-994-4161 or visit www.loudonvillecanoe.com.

Antiques in the Alley in Historic Downtown Millersburg Where: Historic Downtown Millersburg Antiques in the Alley is a unique outdoor antique show located in downtown Millersburg, Ohio. Shop along the streets, back doorways of stores and the alleys of our historic village. Year 2012 will mark the 8th year of this event and is always well attended and enjoyed by all that participate. Here you will find many unique items such as furniture, garden accents, salvage items, primitives, folk art, art décor and everything in between. We’ve expanded this year to include some craft vendors. When shopping Antiques in the Alley, don’t forget to visit the seven antique/accent shops within walking distance. For more information call 330-674-3955.

6-10 Holmes County Fair

Where: Holmes County Fairgrounds; 8381 SR 39, Millersburg For more information visit www. holmescountyfair.com.

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Mt. Hope Weekly Livestock Auction

When: 11:30 a.m. Where: Mt. Hope Auction Barn; 8076 SR 241, Mt. Hope Amish and non-Amish bring their animals to market every Wednesday year round. Observers will see very old-fashioned carts and wagons and horses and buggies coming and going from the market. During fair weather flea market vendors sell their wares on the outside. A large building also provides shelter for flea market vendors and shoppers. Flea market opens at 7 a.m., Hay Auction and Produce Auction begin at 10 a.m., Livestock Sale begins at 11:30 a.m. and the Poultry Sale begins at 1 p.m. During the summer, small animals such as ducks, chickens, geese, turkeys, rabbits, etc. are sold. For more information call 330-674-6188 or visit www.mthopeauction.com.

9 The Booth Brothers Gospel Concert

Where: Amish Door Restaurant; 1210 Winesburg St., Wilmot A hapless television executive on the run is mistaken for a legendary sea captain by a group of Irish fisherman. Watch as two brilliant actors play dozens of roles in this fast-paced comedy thriller. A daring new adaptation of the book of Jonah from awardwinning 34west. For more information call 888-264-7436 or visit www.amishdoor.com. AMISH HEARTLAND

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Amish Country Theater Weekend Variety Show

Mt. Hope Weekly Livestock Auction

Where: Amish Country Theater; 3149 SR 39, Walnut Creek For more information call 888-988-SHOW or visit www.amishcountrytheater.com.

9-12 Coshocton Canal Festival

Where: Downtown Coshocton For more information call 740-622-1175 or visit www.visitcoshocton.com.

10 Music on the Square in Berlin When: 7 p.m. Where: Downtown Berlin

When: 11:30 a.m. Where: Mt. Hope Auction Barn; 8076 SR 241, Mt. Hope Amish and non-Amish bring their animals to market every Wednesday year round. Observers will see very old-fashioned carts and wagons and horses and buggies coming and going from the market. During fair weather flea market vendors sell their wares on the outside. A large building also provides shelter for flea market vendors and shoppers. Flea market opens at 7 a.m., Hay Auction and Produce Auction begin at 10 a.m., Livestock Sale begins at 11:30 a.m. and the Poultry Sale begins at 1 p.m. During the summer, small animals such as ducks, chickens, geese, turkeys, rabbits, etc. are sold. For more information call 330-674-6188 or visit www.mthopeauction.com.

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5th Annual Winesburg Classic Art Show

Second Saturdays in the ‘Burg – 1970s Theme

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Where: Historic Downtown Millersburg; Courthouse Lawn Join us in Historic Downtown Millersburg for the fourth installment of SECOND SATURDAYS IN THE ‘BURG! Continuing our trip through the decades, August celebrates the saucey 1970s with Watergate, the Brady Bunch, and disco. Enjoy food, music, and many other activities of the decade, and bring your lawn chairs/blankets for a night showing of Grease on the courthouse lawn! More details to follow… don’t miss it. For more information call 330-674-3955.

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Where: Village of Winesburg For more information call 330-359-5482.

Millersburg Cash Mob

When: 5:15 p.m. Where: Pre-Mob meeting at Bag’s Sports Pub Join us in Historic Downtown Millersburg for the Millersburg Cash Mobs! The purpose of the Cash Mobs is to support local, independent businesses in Millersburg through a focused event to get members of the community to support a particular store on the announced date with a minimum $10 purchase. Businesses to be mobbed will be rotated and will be announced at the PreMob meeting place of Bag’s Sports Pub.


A post-mob celebration will follow at the Hotel Millersburg Tavern. You can follow the mobs through Twitter @ HDMillersburg using #BurgCashMob or Historic Downtown Millersburg Facebook page. For more information call 330-674-3955.

22 Mt. Hope Weekly Livestock Auction

When: 11:30 a.m. Where: Mt. Hope Auction Barn; 8076 SR 241, Mt. Hope Amish and non-Amish bring their animals to market every Wednesday year round. Observers will see very old-fashioned carts and wagons and horses and buggies coming and going from the market. During fair weather flea market vendors sell their wares on the outside. A large building also provides shelter for flea market vendors and shoppers. Flea market opens at 7 a.m., Hay Auction and Produce Auction begin at 10 a.m., Livestock Sale begins at 11:30 a.m. and the Poultry Sale begins at 1 p.m. During the summer, small animals such as ducks, chickens, geese, turkeys, rabbits, etc. are sold. For more information call 330-674-6188 or visit www.mthopeauction.com.

23-25 Amish Country Theater Weekend Variety Show

Where: Amish Country Theater; 3149 SR 39, Walnut Creek For more information call 888-988-SHOW or visit www.amishcountrytheater.com.

24 Music on the Square in Berlin

25-Oct. 7 Beadwork-Stitching Together Two Cultures

Where: Johnson-Humrickhouse Museum; 300 N. Whitewoman St., Historic Roscoe Village, Coshocton Presenting traditional American Indian beadwork from the Museum’s collections with works by contemporary artists. For more information call 740-622-8710 or visit www.visitcoshocton.com or www. JHMuseum.org.

29 Mt. Hope Weekly Livestock Auction

When: 11:30 a.m. Where: Mt. Hope Auction Barn; 8076 SR 241, Mt. Hope Amish and non-Amish bring their animals to market every Wednesday year round. Observers will see very old-fashioned carts and wagons and horses and buggies coming and going from the market. During fair weather flea market vendors sell their wares on the outside. A large building also provides shelter for flea market vendors and shoppers. Flea market opens at 7 a.m., Hay Auction and Produce Auction begin at 10 a.m., Livestock Sale begins at 11:30 a.m. and the Poultry Sale begins at 1 p.m. During the summer, small animals such as ducks, chickens, geese, turkeys, rabbits, etc. are sold. For more information call 330-674-6188 or visit www.mthopeauction.com.

31 Music on the Square in Berlin When: 7 p.m. Where: Downtown Berlin

When: 7 p.m. Where: Downtown Berlin

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

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

20 Helping Hands Quilt Shop & Museum 4826 E. Main St., Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5615638º -81.7961283º)

9 Boyd & Wurthmann

27 Miller’s Bakery

39 Shisler’s Cheese House

4819 E. Main St., Berlin (40.561531º -81.7957431º)

4280 TR 356, Millersburg (40.5308237º -81.8118837º)

55 Kidron Rd., Orrville (40.796565º -81.746371º)

23 Kauffman’s

28 Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen

44 Troyer’s Home Pantry

8101 SR 241, Fredericksburg (40.6241479º -81.7915683º)

668 W. Main St., Apple Creek (40.7554854º -81.8442625º)

4 Berlin Grande Hotel

18 Guggisberg Swiss Inn

45 Uncle Tom’s Cabin

4787 TR 336, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5594623º -81.8910436º)

5025 SR 557, Millersburg (40.5229551º -81.8039052º)

3515 CR 168, Millersburg (40.573412º -81.74763º)

7 Berlin Village Inn

34 Premier Carriage

Country Bakery 6013 CR 77, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5738493º -81.781379º)

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

House Cottages 6291 CR 203, Millersburg (40.573123º -81.847810)

8 Blessings Lodge 5174 TR 359, Millersburg (40.5644642º -81.8078983º)

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

13 Cricket Hill Cabins 5631 TR 351, Millersburg (40.5646509º -81.8497804º)

40 Sojourner’s Lodge & Log Cabin Suites 2156 Durstine Rd., Dundee (40.6679637º -81.6913663º)

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41 Solโ€™s Exchange

3239 SR 39, Walnut Creek (40.5451448ยบ -81.7386129ยบ)

8239 TR 562, Holmesville (40.659197ยบ -81.918054ยบ)

4914 W. Main St., Berlin (40.5617104ยบ -81.7991439ยบ)

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24 Kauffman Lawn Furniture

42 Swiss Country

147 N. Main St., Orrville (40.841048ยบ -81.764447ยบ)

4540 US 62, Millersburg (40.5690155ยบ -81.7849802ยบ)

5 Berlin Leather & Pets

25 Kikoโ€™s Greenhouse

4774 US Route 62, Millersburg (40.5613792ยบ -81.7939588ยบ)

15579 Lincoln Way West, Dalton (40.7986495ยบ -81.6467745ยบ)

6 Berlin Village Gift Barn

26 Main Street Bears

4757 SR 39, Millersburg (40.841048ยบ -81.764447ยบ)

225 N. Main St., Navarre (40.7225129ยบ -81.5224304ยบ)

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29 Ole Mill Furniture

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4422 SR 557, Millersburg (40.505882ยบ -81.78427ยบ)

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11 Charm Harness & Boot 4432 CR 70, Charm (40.506574ยบ -81.784203ยบ)

12 Country View Wicker 2701 SR 557, Baltic (40.841048ยบ -81.764447ยบ)

14 Four Corners Furniture 7000 TR 652, Millersburg (40.599304ยบ -81.761186ยบ)

15 Green Acres Furniture 7412 Massillon Rd., Navarre (40.7071309ยบ -81.679855ยบ)

16 Greenhouse Shoppe, The 3649 Cleveland Rd., Wooster (40.8453279ยบ -81.9284401ยบ)

19 Harvest Moon 4972 E. Main St., Berlin (40.5617802ยบ -81.8012863ยบ)

21 Homestead Furniture 8233 SR 241, Mt. Hope (40.6268459ยบ -81.784219ยบ)

30 Olivesburg General Store 4778 SR 545, Ashland (40.886183ยบ -82.426688ยบ)

31 Packship USA 1347 N. Main St., Orrville (40.856341ยบ -81.764703ยบ)

Lawn & Crafts 2131 SR 39, Sugarcreek (40.5172712ยบ -81.6999655ยบ)

43 Troyerโ€™s Furniture 985 W. Main St., Sugarcreek (40.5110001ยบ -81.6529587ยบ)

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47 Walnut Creek Furniture 3473 Ohio 39, Walnut Creek (40.5463267ยบ -81.7477899ยบ)

48 World Crafts 13100 Emerson Rd., Kidron (40.7412134ยบ -81.7450194ยบ)

32 Parsley Pot 697 CR 1302, Ashland (40.8768762ยบ -82.2596821ยบ)

33 Pine Cone Gift Shop 2877 Kidron Rd., Kidron (40.7653453ยบ -81.7452453ยบ)

35 Quailcrest Farms 2810 Armstrong Rd., Wooster (40.8977379ยบ -81.991655ยบ)

36 R.W. Leather 4415 CR 114, Sugarcreek (40.5287643ยบ -81.7257082ยบ)

37 Salt Creek Bedding 13155 Salt Creek Rd., Fredericksburg (40.674842ยบ -81.7821696ยบ)

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4819 E. Main St., Berlin (40.561531º -81.7957431º)

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34 Premier Carriage

4787 TR 336, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5594623º -81.8910436º)

House Cottages 6291 CR 203, Millersburg (40.573123º -81.847810)

20 Helping Hands Quilt Shop & Museum 4826 E. Main St., Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5615638º -81.7961283º)

45 Uncle Tom’s Cabin 3515 CR 168, Millersburg (40.573412º -81.74763º)

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

38 Scenic Hills RV Park 4642 TR 367, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5513798º -81.7821696º)

13 Cricket Hill Cabins 5631 TR 351, Millersburg (40.5646509º -81.8497804º)

5 Berlin Leather & Pets 4774 US Route 62, Millersburg (40.5613792º -81.7939588º)

6 Berlin Village Gift Barn 4757 SR 39, Millersburg (40.841048º -81.764447º)

19 Harvest Moon 4972 E. Main St., Berlin (40.5617802º -81.8012863º)

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BY CATIE NOYES • EDITOR

“A great stay and wonderful retreat.” “Spotlessly clean, beautifully decorated and extremely comfortable.” “A true blessing.” These are just a few of the many great reviews the Blessings Lodge and Simple Blessings Cabin, located in Berlin, Ohio, has received on www.bedandbreakfast.com. Owners Mark and Brenda Zimmerman feel the lodge has been a true Blessing to them and they hope that others will have that same feeling when they experience the lodge themselves. “Doing something to help others is a great feeling,” said Mark.

How did Blessings get its start? I spoke with Mark Zimmerman who told me how the Blessings Lodge came to be. Mark and his wife Brenda were enjoying a family vacation one weekend when Brenda explained to her husband how she would like to visit Amish country. Having never been there before, Mark was intrigued by his wife’s sudden interest in visiting the heartland. After just one trip to the Amish countryside they were hooked. “We fell in love with the area,” said Mark. 32


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Mark and Brenda soon decided that they wanted to become a part of the community and decided to start their own business. Mark told his wife “you need to invest where your heart is.” When they came across the lodge building, tucked just off the main drive through downtown Berlin, they new they had found a real treasure.

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When guests leave Blessings, Mark feels great knowing his guests have left feeling good about their stay. “It feels great knowing that we have touched their lives in some way,” said Mark. The lodge becomes more than just a place to crash at the end of a long day of shopping or site seeing. “We want to feel like we’ve created a memory for you.”

Staying at the lodge or cabin is like having your own home away from home Mark explains.“We want it to feel like your place.” Upon arriving at the Blessings Lodge, I found it interesting that there is no place for check-in or main desk area you would expect to find at most bed and breakfasts or lodging areas. Mark explained to me that all the arrangements are made ahead of time by phone. Guests receive a special code once they have booked a room and are free to come and go as they please. Mark says this is just another way to make guests feel like they are driving to a space that belongs to them for the time they are visiting. Depending on what type of accommodations you are looking for, the lodge and cabin have rooms designed to fit your needs. The lodge rooms are small, cozy rooms to satisfy that romantic getaway you have been looking for, while the larger cabin rooms are big enough to fit the whole family or a group of your closest friends. AMISH HEARTLAND

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Success among fellow community businesses is also a plus. Other bed and breakfasts in the area don’t view you as a competition said Mark. Everyone works together to make sure each company prospers. When rooms become full at one lodge they feel they can call a neighboring lodge to help fill one of their vacant rooms. This helps make the community of Berlin a prosperous and thriving community.

What the future holds for Blessings Like any good business, Blessings is always looking for ways to grow and improve. The Zimmerman’s want to spend more time updating and personalizing each room. Mark says his wife’s motto is “quality over quantity” and Blessings stands by that. From the colors and textures of the fabrics on the bed to the pictures on the wall, the Zimmerman’s hope to create a memorable and relaxing experience.

Mark also hopes to soon build another cabin on the property that would serve as a two to three bedroom family unit. Blessings is located within walking distance of downtown Berlin making it convenient to shop and eat at some of the finest Amish establishments. So the next time your planning a trip to the heartland and your looking to stay someplace where you can feel at home, check into the Blessings Lodge. You may be surprised at how peaceful the area is and how relaxed you feel after your stay. Blessings Lodge and Simple Blessings Cabin is located at 5178 TR 359 (Somerset Road) in Berlin, Ohio. Blessings runs specials all year round including rates as low as $59 per night when you book rooms Sunday through Wednesday. To plan your next visit go to www.blessingslodge.com or learn more about daily specials or make a reservation call (330) 204-2880.

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Harvest in the Heartland BY CATIE NOYES • EDITOR

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raveling through the gently rolling hills and winding roads of Amish country, you find yourself becoming more and more relaxed as you take in the countryside. Neat stacks of straw are spotted throughout the fields and fresh picked produce is being sold in stands along the roadside. It is harvest time in the heartland, only you will not see big green combines and red tractors harvesting crops in these fields. It almost feels as if you have been sucked into a time warp to a simpler way of life, where horse and buggy is the only form of transportation and plows and harvesters are pulled through the fields by horsepower. In the Amish culture, “everything is farmed with horses and horse drawn equipment,” said Aden Yoder of Green Field Farms in Wooster, Ohio. Vegetables are picked by hand while small horse-drawn binders are used for harvesting crops such as corn and wheat. Green Field Farms is an Amish farmer-owned cooperative that sells products such as vegetables, eggs, cheese, and maple products. The cooperative is designed to serve the Amish farmers. Produce 36

is harvested and packaged by the Amish farms and picked up by the cooperative. This way “the Amish can continue to farm and stay on their farms,” said Yoder. Anna Miller of P.M. produce, located in Millersburg, Ohio, describes the harvest of their fresh produce. Smaller vegetables such as tomatoes, peppers and red beets


are picked by hand and carried through the rows in buckets. Larger produce such as cabbages and melons are also picked by hand and loaded into bins on the back of a wagon hitched to a team of two horses. While the wagon makes its way down the rows, two to three Amish farmers pick the melons and cabbages and pass them down

in assembly line fashion and place them into the bins. It is teamwork at its ďŹ nest. Harvesting crops such as oats, wheat and corn involves using a horse powered grain binder. As the rows of crops pass through the binder, they are cut and bundled into sheaves. The sheaves are then stacked into shocks where they stay AMISH HEARTLAND

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Come and watch the tale unwind at Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek this summer with your friends and family and see what this inspiring musical can do for you. Carlisle Inn is located at 1357 Old Route 39 in Sugarcreek. “The Confession,” A Musical is available at Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek from June 7-Dec. 15, 2012. Tickets are available online or at the box office. Visit www.dhgroup.com/en/sc/scthe-confession.php or call 877-7227547 for more information. Cast Information: Mary Elise Jones (Katie Lapp/ Katherine Mayfield) made her debut with Blue Gate Musicals at Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek as a part of “The Confession.” She recently received her BFA in Musical Theatre and a minor in mathematics from Mars Hill College. Emily Hubbard (Mary Stoltzfus) is now in her second summer playing the role of Mary Stoltzfus. In the fall Hubbard will enter her senior year at Kent State University and is anxious to continue her career in “the real world of theater.” Carl Herzog (Daniel Fisher) is a 2012 graduate from Southern Illinois University Carbondale with a Bachelors in Theater. Kristina Miranda Sloan (Rebecca Lapp) is working in Ohio for the first time with the production of “The Confession” at Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek. She is a graduate of the University of Arizona with a BA in Theatre Arts. Adam Lowe (Samuel Lapp) is a 42

theater major at Northern Michigan University. Jennifer Wolcott (Laura Mayfield) hails from Marion, Indiana. She has made her debut as a professional performer in “The Confession” at Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek. Wolcott holds a Bachelor of Arts in Vocal Performance from Taylor University and a Masters of Music in Opera and Musical Theatre from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Hannah Timm (Rosie Taylor) is from St. Marys, Pennsylvania and will be a senior Communications major/Music minor at Westminster College in the fall of 2012. This past fall, Timm placed 1st in Musical Theatre and 2nd in Classical music at the Tri-State Area NATS Competition. Timm was also just nominated for the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival for her performance as Rosalind (As You Like It). Jim France (Fulton Taylor) spent most of his life in the hospitality industry, specifically hotels and resorts, working in major properties in the United States, Canada, Norway, England, Switzerland, Germany and France. Jim originated the role of Fulton Taylor in Indiana in 2010 and this summer will be his fourth season playing it, this time “in the round.” Derek Brookens (Dylan Bennet) escaped from Port Allegany, Pa., and is thrilled to be a part of this summer’s cast! In the fall, Brookens will be returning to Ohio Northern University for his senior year as a Muscial Theatre major. Meredith Kochan (Alyson Cairns) is a senior Musical Theater major at Kent State University.


Mailbag 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 have to say this month:

recipes and the maps to see where “ The everything is. ” the publication: the story of the people “ Ofbehind the business. Of the area: the beauty of vast stretches of farmland, Amish laundry hanging on clothes lines. ” pictures are great. I also love the “ The stories. ” the buggy wheel, the recipes – “ Finding really the whole magazine. ” -DIANNA WAGNER, AKRON

-SUSAN FOSTER, CORTLAND

the wheel and what’s going on in “ Finding Amish Country. I love coming up there, love the recipes, the beautiful quilts and how sweet people are. ” enjoy the articles and finding “ Inewreallyplaces to visit. the wheel and reading the latest ” “ Finding as to what’s going on in God’s country. ” “ The maps.” out every other week just to “ Coming enjoy the beautiful scenery and all the I love everything about Amish “ Heartland. The stories, the pictures, the nice people. Lots of fresh produce and flowers. There are very good restaurants religion, their way of life, their neat and clean homes and farms – it’s all great. ” too. The fresh air is always refreshing.”

-LISA STOVER, ROCKCAVE WV

-SHARON YEATER, ALMA WV

-RUTH GRAEF, JAMESTOWN

-KELLI JACKOWSKI, SHADYSIDE

-CAROL FARSCHMAN, LORAIN

-IRENE URAM, WILLOWICK

-BETTY VIDMAR, HOPEDALE

-CONNIE GREENE, LANCASTER

SUMMER PHOTO CONTEST Amish Heartland is having a summer photo contest. 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 as many photos as they want. The deadline for the Summer Photo Contest is SEPT. 1, 2012. The top three winners will be announced in the October 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 to Amish Heartland, 212 E. Liberty St., Wooster or via e-mail to kryder@the-daily-record.com. AMISH HEARTLAND

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Don’t’t miss a single issue of Amish Heartland 1 Yr. Subscription = $18 2 Yr. Subscription = $30 Order your subscription by sending your name, address, phone number and check (made out to Spectrum Publications) to Amish Heartland, 212 E. Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691.

Find the Buggy Wheel Rules for entry: Somewhere in this issue you’ll find a buggy wheel, just like the one below. It may be tucked in an ad, in a picture or placed somewhere else on a page. It won’t be just any buggy wheel, but just like one of the wheels at the right. Clip the entry form below and mail it to: Amish Heartland Puzzle, 212 E. Liberty St., Wooster, OH 44691; Entries must be postmarked by Aug. 31, 2012. One randomly selected winner with the correct answer will receive a six-month subscription to Amish Heartland. In last month's issue the buggy wheel was hidden on page 09.

I FOUND THE BUGGY WHEEL ON PAGE ____________ NAME: __________________________________________________ ADDRESS:_________________________________________________ PHONE:________________________________ MY FAVORITE PART OF AMISH HEARTLAND: ____________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ __________________________________________________________ 44


Photo Scavenger Hunt Four times a year readers will have the opportunity to identify popular landmarks throughout Amish Country. Be the first to submit the correct location of where the photo was taken and win a prize from one of our local retailers. Send your answers to: Spectrum Publications • 212 E. Liberty St. • Wooster, OH 44691 or via email, kryder@the-daily-record.com.

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