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Attractions • Events • Maps • Shopping


December 2012


Raber’s Bike Shop

holiday Sweets & treats from an amish kitchen

"A Season for Tending" Amish Vines and Orchards, Book 1

Book Review

reviewed by Amanda Nixon • AMISH HEARTLAND CONTRIBUTOR

In this compelling story about an Old Order Amish girl, Rhoda Byler has been blessed with an unusually successful "green thumb." While most gardens and crops in the area are lacking, Rhoda's garden flourishes beyond a small-minded town's understanding, causing Rhoda to be treated as different. Rhoda is not accepted and even feared for being different and not conforming to her traditional Amish roots. Rhoda spends her time in her own world, tending to her garden and growing her canning business. Rhoda has decided she does not need anyone's approval or friendship as long as she can tend her garden. Meanwhile, another key character emerges. Samuel King has taken over his family 's apple orchard. He wants nothing more than to expand and carry on the King name with the legendary orchard. Unfortunately, a devastating mishap occurs, causing the King orchard to plummet. Samuel and his family are on the verge of giving up. One night, while out on her rumschpringe, Leah King (Samuel's sister), unexpectedly brings the two character's worlds together. Leah serves as the bridge between Rhoda's ability to grow anything with Samuels' growing orchard dilemma. Rhoda must overcome many insecurities in order to help save the King orchard. Samuel must trust in nR Rhoda's Rho hoda ho da a s ability abi bili liity to to possibly possib po poss sssib blyy benefit benefi en nefi fit King orchard. tthe th e Ki K ng o rcha rc hard ha rd. d.

The two characters are humorous in their contrasting banter as they both struggle to realize that they need this union to become the special individuals God intended them to be. Once again, Cindy Woodsmall has taken two lives and interwoven them together to show God's perfect timing in all things. Woodsmall describes the struggles of maintaining an apple orchard in vivid detail. Her description of the community's harshness towards Rhoda's abilities, tug at the reader's heart. I was pulled into the story from the first page and enjoyed it th hroug roug ro u ho out ut.. IItt of o offe ffe ers fi fict ctio ct ion, io n, ccul ultu ul ture tu ree, ho hope pe e throughout. offers fiction, culture, an nd an nu n erly nd erly er lyin in ng lo love ve ssto tory to ry.. O ry One nee ccan an o an onl ny nl and underlying story. only wond wo nder nd er aand nd aanticipate n ic nt icip ip pat a e wh what att w illl ha il happ pp p pen e wonder will happen next ne n extt iin n Rh Rhoda hod da an aand nd d Sa Samu Samuel's muel mu el's el 'ss jjourney ourn ou rney rn ey a W as oo odsma dsma ds mall lll ccon onti on tinu ti nues nu es tthi hiis his Woodsmall continues this sa aga g in in upco u up pcomi co omi m ng b boo oo ooks ok kss. saga upcoming books.


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Carriage House: Celebrating 20 years of custom framing and interior decor................ 06 Holiday Sweets & Treats: from an Amish Kitchen ............................................................... 12 Furniture Heartland ........................................... 26 Raber’s Bike Shop: top of the line bikes and top notch customer service ............................ 32 A Winter Wonderland: at The Greenhouse Shoppe ............................................................... 37

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

Amish Heartland SPECTRUM Publications


Editorial ...................................................................... 02 Recipes ................................................................28 Buggy Wheel......................................................44

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hristmas is just around the corner and I can comfortably say that I have not begun my holiday shopping. I often find myself falling into the category of last minute shoppers desperately trying to find the perfect gifts for each person on my shopping list. With each story I write about the businesses that make up the Heartland, I have definitely been keeping my eyes open and have been inspired by country crafts and trinkets. I think it is safe to say that my friends and family will be receiving gifts from the Heartland this Christmas. Some of these shops that have inspired me are featured in this issue of the Amish Heartland. Carriage House is one of those shops where I could see myself not only buying gifts for the family but also for myself. Their endless selection of artwork and country knick knacks and collectables make it easy to give your home a rustic country feel. I must confess that I find it hard to get into the Christmas spirit before I have had my Thanksgiving feast, but after entering the Greenhouse Shoppe, I was blown away by the amount of spirit that could be packed into a small greenhouse. In this issue read how The Greenhouse Shoppe becomes transformed into a winter wonderland for the holiday season. Maybe someone in the family is in need of a new bike for Christmas. Whether a small child or adult or a professional biker or pleasure rider, Raber’s Bike Shop is home to 400 bikes to choose from. Not only do they pride themselves in carrying top of the line bicycles, but also in providing top of the line customer service. One of my favorite parts about the holiday season is all the baking and smells of homemade cookies and pies. Amish women are masters in the kitchen and spend most of their time whipping up delicious homemade treats to keep their houses stocked all year long. Featured in this issue is a story about one particular Amish family preparing for the holiday season and a small insight into the Christmas traditions celebrated by the Amish people. If you have read through all of these wonderful business stories and are still stumped about that perfect gift for your loved ones, don’t fret. Just when you thought you were running out of time in the day, shopping hours in the city of Berlin have been extended till nine in the evening. Go for a little “Shopping Under The Stars” on December 7 and let the moonlight guide you from store front to store front. Finally, I would like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season as you gather around with family this year. Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year too!


Catie Noyes Spectrum Publications Editor


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


Walnut Creek Antique Mall .....11

Shisler’s Cheese House ..............05 Troyer’s Home Pantry ................08



Behalt/Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center ..........................05 Holmes Co. Historical Society ..05 Guggisberg Cheese Factory.......36 Helping Hands Quilt Shop and Museum ................................36


Audrey’s Attic...............................8 Parsley Pot ...................................05 Sol’s Exchange ............................08 World Crafts................................11


Boyd & Wurthmann ...................11 Kauffman’s Country Bakery .....05 Miller’s Bakery ...........................10 Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen ..................31

Berlin Furniture ..........................09 Four Corners Furniture .............31 Green Acres Furniture...............27 Homestead Furniture .................27 Jake’s Handcrafted Oak ............10 Troyer Furniture .........................27 Walnut Creek Furniture ............27

LAWN FURNITURE, STORAGE & GAZEBOS Country View Wicker .................31 Kauffman Lawn Furniture ........11


Berlin Grande Hotel ..................09 Berlin Village Inn .......................10 Blessings Lodge ..........................10 Cricket Hill Cabins .....................41

Guggisberg Swiss Inn .................41 Scenic Hills RV Park ..................31 Sojourners Lodge & Log Cabin Suites.........................41


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


Amish Country Peddler .............11 Berlin Leather & Pets ................10 Carriage House ...........................05 Charm Harness & Boot .............09 Gospel Book Store .....................00 Greenhouse Shoppe ...................31 Kiko’s Greenhouse .....................05 Main Street Bears .......................11 Olivesburg General Store..........08 Pine Cone Gift Shop ..................09 Rollingwood Photography.........36 Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts.............................46 AMISH HEARTLAND


Shopping Under The Stars When: Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Where: downtown Berlin Enjoy holiday shopping at its best. Come to Berlin, in the heart of Ohio Amish Country, and enjoy extended shopping hours in many of Berlinâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shops. Many stores will offer sales, refreshments, rafďŹ&#x201A;es, and hours extended until 9 p.m. Visit www.

Carriage House

Visitors' Guide


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~ HOLMES COUNTY ~ BERLIN: Behalt at the Amish & Mennonite Heritage CenterÂł Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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,; Open Year Round Mon.-Sat. 9-5




One of the Largest Bakeries in Amish Country Baked Goods Made Fresh Daily


MILLERSBURG: Victorian House Museum â&#x20AC;&#x201D; In the heart of Ohioâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest Amish settlement. This 28 room Queen Anne style home serves as the societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s museum of Victoriana and collection of Holmes history. This mansion is decorated for self-guided tours and is open 7 days a week. Monday-Thursday 1pm-4pm and Friday-Sunday 1pm-8pm. Like us on Facebook to receive current updates. 484 Wooster Road, Millersburg, Ohio 44654, (330) 674-0022,

Bakery â&#x20AC;˘ CafĂŠ â&#x20AC;˘ Bulk Ice Cream Parlor

â&#x20AC;&#x153;Featuring Grilled Panini Sandwichesâ&#x20AC;?



4357 US 62, Millersburg Across from Heiniâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cheese in the of Amish Country Open Monday-Saturday Sundays (May-Thanksgiving)


ORRVILLE: Shislerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cheese House â&#x20AC;&#x201D; â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Best Little Cheese House in Wayne Countyâ&#x20AC;?. Open 7 days 8am - 6pm. Cheese, Smoked Meats, Gourmet Foods, Heggyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & Coblentz Chocolate. 55 Kidron Road, (330) 682-2105 DALTON: Kikoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Greenhouse â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Gift shop & areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s largest lawn ornament display, ranging from gargoyles, geese, bird baths, gazing balls, plant markers, baskets, annuals and perennials. 15579 Lincoln Way West, (330) 832-8698.


ORRVILLE: PackShip USA â&#x20AC;&#x201D; We pack ... we ship ... anything, anywhere; furniture, antiques, fine art â&#x20AC;&#x201D; no item too small or too large; Instapak foam to protect high value items; you shop ... weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll ship; (330) 682-PACK (7225).


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Carriage House Celebrating 20 years of custom framing and interior decor



arriage House is celebrating 20 years of providing customers with custom framed artwork and accessories for the home. Shellie Dawson, owner, feels she has made strong connections with her customer base and considers them an “extended family.” Carriage House works hard to continue to provide the best customer service to their loyal shoppers. From the outside, the store looks like another gift shop stuck among the hustle and bustle of shoppers enjoying the Amish storefronts. But inside, shoppers will find everything they need to decorate their home in a rustic, country fashion. Larry and Doris Dawson started the business in 1992. Carriage House “started out of their love for interior design,” explained Dawson, daughter of Larry and Doris. Both of Dawson’s parents started out in very different career paths as her father was a barber and her mother, a school teacher. Dawson


recalls as a child, her parents would decorate everything in the house. So it just made sense to start their own shop and share their love for interior design with others. Dawson bought the business from her parents roughly 10 years after the store had been in business. In just a few short years the shop had expanded from 1,000 square ft. to 4,000 square ft. Shellie says her favorite part of running the store is custom framing artwork and meeting and talking with customers. Even after 10 years of owning the store, Dawson still reminisces with customers that remember her parents and enjoy sharing their stories of visiting the store in the past. “I frame 90 percent of the photos,”

said Dawson. Most of her business comes from repeat customers bringing in their favorite old pieces and having them re-framed. Dawson says she can have a picture matted and framed for her customer within the same day. “We have the largest selection of framed artwork in Holmes County,” said Dawson. As you make your way through the store, you find walls lined from floor to ceiling with artwork from artists like Billy Jacobs, Warren Kimble, Bonnie Mohr and even a small selection of Thomas Kincaid pieces. A rustic, country theme seems to be reflected not only in the artwork but also in the home accessories. Continued on pg. 42

147 N. Main St. Orrville, OH 44667 330.683.3384

Mon.-Sat. 10-5; Open ‘til 7 on Thurs.

Dec. 3-8 Dec. 10-15 Dec. 17-22 Dec. 24-29







• Bread • Rolls • Pies • Cakes • Cookies Stop By For the Weekly Pie Special! M-F 6-6; Sat. 6-5; Closed Sunday

668 W. Main St., Apple Creek • 330-698-4182


Sol’s in Berlin

Ohio’s Largest Arts & Crafts Mall An Amish Country ‘Must See’ Since ‘93

Search: Sol’s in Berlin

June-October Open 9am-7pm Daily

Open Memorial Day, 4th of July & Labor Day 8


November - May Open 9am-5pm Daily

OPEN YEAR ROUND • Closed Sundays 4914 West Main St. • Berlin, OH 44610 • 330.893.3134


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New 78-room, luxury hotel with modern, urban style, warm welcome and furnishings located in Berlin - the heart of Ohio’s Amish country.

• Christmas Home Decor • Jewelry • Primitive Gifts • Candles • Battery Operated Candles • Holiday Wreaths and arrangements • Battery Lighted Pictures • Grave Decorations • Holiday Bows and much, much more! Store Hours: Tues. Thurs. Fri. 10-5 Wed. & Sat. 10-3

2877 Kidron Rd. • 330-857-4443 1 Mile North of the Kidron Square.

4787 Township Rd. 366, Berlin, OH • 877-652-4997


NEW 4441 Co. Rd. 70, Charm • 330-893-0402 HOURS Mon. & Fri. 7:30-7; Tues., Weds., Thurs. 7:30-5; Sat. 7:30-3



Berlin Furniture

Large Selection of Wall and Mantel Clocks. Monday-Saturday 7AM - 4PM

10% OFF All Clocks thru Dec. 31st


32 Years Serving the Berlin Area!

5044 CR 120 • 1 MILE SOUTH OF BERLIN • 330-893-3261 AMISH HEARTLAND


MILLER’S BAKERY De Good Old Fashioned Bakin”

5174 Somerset Dr. Berlin, OH 44610 330-204-2880


Pies • Cakes • Jams & Jellies • Cookies Donuts • Candies • Pasta & more! Crafts, Clocks & Dolls

Jacuzzi Fully Equipped Birds-Eye-View of


Hours: Mon. - Sat. 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed Sundays 330-473-8175 4280 TR 356, Millersburg OH 44654 Off SR 557 Near Charm


Kitchens Beautiful Countryside

BERLIN LEATHER • Leather Waist Belts Over 1000 In Stock! • Western Wear • Pet Supplies

4363 St. Rt. 39, Millersburg, OH • 330-893-7038 ext 3


• Moccasins • Saddles & Tack • Western Decor

Year End Clearance Sale Dec. 26th-Dec. 31st 10% OFF Reg. Price In Stock Only!* *Select closeouts up to 50% off. Does not include special orders.

Bedroom Suites Dining Suites Curio Cabinets Wine Cabinets Cedar Chests Entertainment Centers

8239 T.R. 562, Holmesville, OH 44633; 330-695-5090 Hours: Mon.-Fri. 9-5; Sat. 8-4; Closed Sun.

Gift Certificates Available Follow the Signs




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Walnut Creek Antique Mall -11,000-square feet of Antique dealers(Next to Walnut Creek Water Tower)


Hours: Mon.-Thurs. 9-5 â&#x20AC;˘ Fri. 9-6 â&#x20AC;˘ Sat. 9-5 4872 McKinley Place Drive, Walnut Creek (330) 893-4010


Mon.-Sat. 9:30-5

Fairly Traded Handicrafts from 35 Developing Countries â&#x20AC;˘ Home Decor â&#x20AC;˘ Wedding Gifts â&#x20AC;˘ Scarves â&#x20AC;˘ Jewelry â&#x20AC;˘ Cards â&#x20AC;˘ Coffee â&#x20AC;˘ Teas â&#x20AC;˘ Chocolate Kidron, OH 330-857-0590 Lehmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Mercantile behind Lehmanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hardware 10089531





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330-893-3149 AMISH HEARTLAND


Adirondack Chairs â&#x20AC;˘ Arbors â&#x20AC;˘ Bird Feeders & Houses â&#x20AC;˘ Gliders â&#x20AC;˘ Picnic Tables â&#x20AC;˘ Swings â&#x20AC;˘ Storage Barns â&#x20AC;˘ Gazebos and Log Cabins Huge selection of Poly Furniture


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Melvin and David Stutzman frolic like puppies on their way home from school on a November afternoon. A chilly wind and heavy gray clouds cannot contain their high spirits as they kick up brown leaves and jump over fallen tree branches along the road. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day, and they know that Mom has been busy in the kitchen all day today. They can already smell the cinnamon and nutmeg, and taste the cookies, pies, and fresh bread that they know will be coming out of the oven. A blast of cold wind meets the warm spicy air of the kitchen as the two boys burst through the back door,


trailed by ten-year-old Susan and little brother Myron. Mother Sarah Stutzman smiles at their excitement, but quietly reminds them to close the door, wipe their feet, hang up their coats, and put their lunch pails on the kitchen counter, just as they do every day. Even at holiday time, the children do not escape the daily routine of household discipline. Fifteen-year-old Linda, having ďŹ nished her education the year before, has been helping her mother all day with the baking, while also keeping an eye on the two pre-school youngsters. There are already eight loaves of bread, four pumpkin pies and three apple pies cooling on the table, and

Sarah is just sliding sheets of cookies out of the big oven. The children’s eyes widen when they see that the trays are filled with Monster Cookies - their favorite holiday treat. Most Amish mothers keep their cookie jars stocked all year long with a variety of cookies Snickerdoodles, drop sugar cookies, molasses, peanut butter and chocolate chip cookies - but at Thanksgiving and Christmas, Sarah stretches her budget to buy the extra ingredients for Monster Cookies. These giant treats require chocolate chips, nuts, and M&M candies, as well as peanut butter and lots of rolled oats, so they are saved for special occasions.

Linda and little Susan will make up some party mix, combining cereal, pretzels and peanuts with a garlicflavored coating. The children also enjoy making puppy chow - another snack mix made with cereal, peanut butter, melted chocolate chips and powdered sugar. After a long day in the kitchen, Sarah will arise early tomorrow morning to stuff four of her finest broiler chickens with bread stuffing and put them in the oven. She will also serve roast beef with mashed potatoes and gravy, corn, green beans, applesauce, salad, and fresh bread with butter and strawberry jam or apple butter. Of course, the menu will also include pickles and



pickled aapple rings that Sarah pu put up earlier in the fall. The children will mak make up plates of food tto take to the neighbors, an elderly neighbor English couple who have no relatives living close by. The Am Amish observe the Than Thanksgiving Day holiday, but b the children aare all b back in school tthe nex next day, while Dan an D and oldest son Roy m miss very little ttime in Dans leather sshop. Unlike their English neighbors, Englis E thee S Stutzmans do not ta n take a four-day ho h olid nor do they holiday, cr row the malls on crowd F rid Friday, shopping ffo or C for Christmas.


4C@>CDG?M@IYN @T@NRD?@IRC@IOC@TN@@ OC<OOC@OM<TN<M@ADGG@?RDOC-JINO@M #J JFD@NOC@DMA<QJMDO@CJGD?<TOM@<O The next four weeks will be moderately busy for the Stutzman family. When nineteen-year-old Ruth comes home from teaching at the same one-room school that her brothers and sisters attend, she will work with Linda to create Christmas cards to send to family and friends. The family spends an evening together dipping pretzels and peanuts in chocolate, and making buckeyes and Rice Krispie clusters. The chocolates and more batches of cookies will be arranged on attractive plates to be shared with neighbors, relatives and friends. Ruth will take cookies to school and set them out on her desk to provide snacks for her students. While the Amish do not put as much emphasis on the holidays as others do, they do exchange simple gifts on


Christmas morning, and spend the day visiting family and friends. A sumptuous dinner includes much the same menu as the Thanksgiving Day feast, and food is taken along to the homes they visit, partly to share as gifts, partly to contribute to a buffet dinner. When each couple has eight, twelve, or even fifteen children, a simple family visit quickly becomes a crowd! Melvin and David Stutzman enjoy their mother’s cooking talents all year round, but during the holidays they look forward to some special treats. And they know tomorrow on Thanksgiving, later on Christmas Day, and throughout the year they will be wrapped in the warmth of their mother’s kitchen and their family’s love.


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December 6

The Kingsmen Gospel Concert

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Shopping Under The Stars in Berlin

When: Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Where: Amish Door Restaurant, 1210 Winesburg St., Wilmot Founded in 1956, this gospel sextet has spent 55 years inspiring others through their passion for God and music. Their dedication paid off in 2008 when they were inducted into The Christian Music Hall of Fame. For more information call 888-2647436 or visit

When: 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Where: downtown Berlin Enjoy holiday shopping at its best. Come to Berlin, in the heart of Ohio Amish Country, and enjoy extended shopping hours in many of Berlin’s shops. Many stores will offer sales, refreshments, raffles, and hours extended until 9 p.m. Visit www.

Karolin Steinbach Nutcracker Signing at Tis the Season

When: 3 p.m.-close Where: Tis the Season, 4363 SR 39, Berlin Karolin Steinbach will be at Tis the Season Year Round Christmas store to sign your Steinbach nutcracker. For more information call 888-893-3604 or visit www.

Village Christmas Candle lighting 8 Roscoe When: 6 p.m. Roscoe Village, 600 N. Whitewoman St., Coshocton Experience an old-fashioned Christmas. For more information call 740-622-9310 or &15 Where: visit

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Holiday Children’s Night

When: 6 p.m.-8 p.m. Where: Historic Downtown Millersburg Join us in Historic Downtown Millersburg for an evening just for the kids… Children’s Night! Stop in participating stores to enjoy activities, crafts, treats, and gifts to get into the Holiday spirit. Santa will be available in the foyer of Bookworms to hear the wish lists from all the good boys and girls! For more information call 330674-3975 or visit


Gingerbread House Workshop at Coblentz Chocolates

When: 3:30 p.m. Where: Coblentz Chocolates, Walnut Creek The Gingerbread Workshop is for Children ages 4-12. Each child receives a house to decorate with their choice of candies and white chocolate. This event is held at our Walnut Creek location. The store is open that evening until 7:30 p.m.. This workshop is $5.00 per child and tickets must be purchased in advance. Tickets will be available beginning October 22, 2012 on our website, in store, or call 330-893-2995. Tickets are non-refundable. Visit for more information.

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Pine Tree Barn After Christmas Sale

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m., 7 days a week Where: Pine Tree Barn, 4374 Shreve Rd, Wooster Stop in after Christmas for final reductions on holiday merchandise - up to 60% off select items!


Raber’s Bike Shop One Day Inventory Sale


Declaration Gospel Concert

When: midnight – 4 a.m. & 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Where: Raber’s Bike Shop, 6515 State Route 241, Millersburg Starting at midnight, the bike shop will open its doors until 4 a.m. Saturday morning and offer 25 percent off all inventory. The shop will then close and reopen from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. that same day offering 20 percent off all inventory. Come early to pick out your bike!

When: Doors open at 6:15 p.m. Where: Amish Door Restaurant, 1210 Winesburg St., Wilmot For more information call 888-264-7436 or visit

New Year’s Eve Party With a Purpose

When: 1 p.m. & 9 p.m. Where: Carlisle Inn, 1357 Old Route 38, Sugarcreek Celebrate New Year’s Eve 2012 with a dinner concert featuring….Wes Hampton, who has won three Dove Awards, best southern gospel record of the year, and more, Taylor Mason, a gifted comedy writer, ventriloquist and performer, and The Taylors, a brother sister quartet from North Carolina. A Party with A Purpose will have two seatings at Carlisle Inn Sugarcreek: 1 p.m. with dinner to follow and 9 p.m. with dinner before the show. The full gourmet meal will be served by Dutch Valley Restaurant next door. Need a room? Plan to stay at one of our beautiful inns located in Sugarcreek or Walnut Creek. For more information call 1-855-411-2275 or visit





Now 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 fulďŹ lled 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 ďŹ rstborn 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.




A ROUND TR = Township Road

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SR = State Route


CR = County Road

US = US Route Includes GPS coordinates

3 Behalt/ Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center

21 Helping Hands Quilt Shop & Museum

46 Holmes County Historical Society

4826 E. Main St., Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5615638º -81.7961283º)

484 Wooster Rd, Millersburg (40.55901º -81.918142º)

9 Boyd & Wurthmann

28 Miller’s Bakery

36 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)

24 Kauffman’s

29 Mrs. Yoder’s Kitchen

5798 CR 77, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5671534º -81.7815958º)

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

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

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

5 Berlin Grande Hotel

13 Cricket Hill Cabins

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

5631 TR 351, Millersburg (40.5646509º -81.8497804º)

7 Berlin Village Inn

18 Guggisberg Swiss Inn

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

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

8 Blessings Lodge

35 Scenic Hills RV Park

5174 TR 359, Millersburg (40.5644642º -81.8078983º)

4483 TR 367, Millersburg (Berlin) (40.5513798º -81.7821696º)


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

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

1 Amish Country Peddler

22 Homestead Furniture

40 Tis The Season

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

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

4363 Ohio 39, Berlin (40.549889º -81.779499º)

2 Audrey’s Attic

23 Jake's Handcrafted Oak

42 Troyer’s Furniture

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

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

985 W. Main St., Sugarcreek (40.5110001º -81.6529587º)

4 Berlin Furniture

25 Kauffman Lawn Furniture

5044 CR 120, Millersburg (40.556679º -81.832382º)

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

6 Berlin Leather & Pets

26 Kiko's Greenhouse

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

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

10 Carriage House

27 Main Street Bears

3213 SR 39, between Walnut Creek and Berlin (40.5450908º -81.7383975º)

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

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

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

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

15 Gospel Book Store 4925 West Main Street (40.7071309º -81.679855º)

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

19 Greenhouse Shoppe 3649 Cleveland Rd., Wooster (40.845332º -81.928461º)

20 Harvest Moon 4972 E. Main St., Berlin (40.561797º -81.801287º)

43 Walnut Creek Antique Mall 4872 McKinley Place Dr., Walnut Creek (40.5404832º -81.7202957º)

44 Walnut Creek Furniture 3473 Ohio 39, Walnut Creek (40.5463267º -81.7477899º)

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

30 Ole Mill Furniture 4422 SR 557, Millersburg (40.505882º -81.78427º)

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

32 Packship USA 1347 N. Main St., Orrville (40.856341º -81.764703º)

33 Parsley Pot 697 CR 1302, Ashland (40.8768762º -82.2596821º)

34 Pine Cone Gift Shop 2877 Kidron Rd., Kidron (40.7653453º -81.7452453º)

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

39 Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts 2131 SR 39, Sugarcreek (40.5172712º -81.6999655º) AMISH HEARTLAND


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

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

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

9 Boyd & Wurthmann 4819 E. Main St., Berlin (40.561531º -81.7957431º)

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

5 Berlin Grande Hotel

13 Cricket Hill Cabins

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

5631 TR 351, Millersburg (40.5646509º -81.8497804º)

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

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

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

4 Berlin Furniture

38 Sol’s Exchange

5044 CR 120, Millersburg (40.556679º -81.832382º)

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

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

15 Gospel Book Store 4925 West Main Street (40.7071309º -81.679855º)

40 Tis The Season 4363 Ohio 39, Berlin (40.549889º -81.779499º) AMISH HEARTLAND



The Furniture Heartland

ACCESSORIZE YOUR HOME Accessories can make or break the feeling of a room. Over accessorizing can begin to look too cluttered and unorganized, while one or two accessories accent your furniture and can really make your space feel larger. For example, a large decorated mirror over the sofa or fireplace can ad style and depth to a small room. Choose just the right pieces to accent your room and your own personal style. Pieces of meaning: It is important to choose items that you love. Start with a favorite picture frame or knick knack and build from there. Picking pieces that mean something to you make you appreciate your space even more and reflect your style and personality to guests. Colors and Theme: Choose a color scheme of roughly two colors when picking out accessories to coordinate with existing furniture pieces. Contrasting colors make a room look bold and vibrant. Choose a theme to tie everything together. Symmetry: Consider symmetry when placing pieces around the room. Formally decorated homes require a sense of symmetry and balance when placing your accessories. Placing similar objects on matching end tables or place same sized objects on opposite ends of a mantel to help create this balanced look. If youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re going for a more informal design, asymmetrical placement of objects may create the fun and funky atmosphere you had in mind. Organization: When organizing 26

candles, jars and picture frames consider their sizes. Grouping multiple objects of various sizes and heights creates interest. Pick out rustic trinket boxes or baskets to place items in that may have once been haphazardly placed on shelves and dresser tops. Lighting: Choosing the right light fixtures can really set the mood of the room. Consider the design of the lamp. Chandeliers can complete a more formal look while simple floor lamps may satisfy a more contemporary design. Occasional Pieces: Holidays are the perfect time to decorate. As their name suggests, occasional pieces are small pieces of furniture that can be put to different uses as the occasion calls for it. Occasional pieces make emphasizing your holiday theme easy. The possibilities are endless when it comes to decorating your home. Following some of these tips will help to get you started on your decorating projects. Pick a room and start placing accessories, you might be surprised at what the interior designer within you can come up with.

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*1/4 tsp. salt *1/8 tsp. pepper *1 tsp. prepared mustard *Crushed potato chips or bread crumbs

Scalloped Carrots

Ingredients *12 carrots, skinned and sliced *4 tbsp. butter *5 tbsp. flour *2 cups milk *1/2 cup Velveeta cheese, diced *1 small onion, diced

Directions: 1. Cook carrots in boiling water until tender but not to soft; drain. 2. Make a white sauce by melting butter in a medium saucepan and adding flour, stirring constantly. Gradually add the milk, continuing to stir constantly while sauce thickens. 3. Add the cheese and stir until cheese is completely melted. Add the onion, salt, pepper, and mustard and stir carrots into the cheese mix ture. 4. Pour into a buttered casserole dish and top with crushed potato chips or bread crumbs. Bake at 350째 for 30-45 minutes or until carrots are thoroughly cooked and casserole is bubbly and golden brown on top.

*1 tsp. flour *1/2 cup cream *miniature marshmallows

Baked Sweet Potatoes


*4 cups sweet potatoes, cooked, salted, and diced *1 cup brown sugar


1. Put the cooked sweet potatoes into a buttered baking pan or cas serole dish. 2. Mix together the brown sugar, flour, and cream and pour over the sweet potatoes. 3. Bake at 350째 for 20-30 minutes. 4. Remove from oven and cover the top of sweet potatoes with marsh mallows. 5. Return to oven and continue baking until the marshmallows have melted and are golden brown.




*1 tsp. baking soda *3/4 tsp. salt *1/2 tsp. ginger *1/4 tsp. ground cloves *1/2 raisins *1/2 cup chopped nuts

1. Beat together eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin until well-blended. 2. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon, baking soda, salt, ginger and cloves; mix well. 3. Fold in raisins and nuts. 4. Pour into well-greased 15”-10” baking pan and bake at 350° for 25-30 mins; cool

Squares Directions

*4 eggs *2 cups sugar *1 cup vegetable oil *1 16-oz. can pumpkin *2 cups flour *2 tsp. baking powder *2 tsp. cinnamon

Squares Ingredients

Iced & Spice Pumpkin Squares

1. Cream together cream cheese, margarine and vanilla, and add powdered sugar; mix until smooth. 2. Spread on cooled pumpkin bars and sprinkle nuts on top. 3. Let icing set and cut into squares.

Icing Directions

*1 3-oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened *6 tbsp. margarine softened *1 tsp. vanilla *2 cups powdered sugar *1/2 cup shopped nuts

Icing Ingredients

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Raber’s Bike Shop is home to top of everyo the line bicycles for everyone in the se family. Whether you’re a serious road biker, triathlon racer or just enjoy the thrill of the wind blowing th through your hair as you casually peddle and coast your way through the countryside, Raber’s Bike is determined to provide you with a quality product. Once you have been ins inside you find an astounding display of over 400 top of the line bikes and ac accessories. In fact, Raber’s Bike Shop holds one of the largest selections of bicycles and accessories for bikes in Ohio and an was ranked surrounding states and among the top 10 bike shops in B the 2012 Beacon’s Best Awards (a survey done by The Akron Beacon Journal.) “Quality service and 100 percent m satisfaction is more than just a statement to us,” said Alvin Raber, owner. “We go to great m lengths to make a customer Thei goal is to get happy.” Their custom on the correct each customer the riding style. bike for their In order to truly make cust the customers purchase worthwh worthwhile, Raber’s Bike rs a free “fitting.” A offers custom customers fitting includes adjust adjustments to their bicyc bicycle to ensure the rider has maximum com comfort when riding the bike. their

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Raber values his customers and offers them a handful of other perks to accommodate their purchase. Customers who purchase their bike from Raber’s Bike enjoy a lifetime of minor adjustments free of charge, receive a free check-up within four months of their purchase and a 10 percent discount on accessories for a year after their purchase. Raber’s Bike carries brands such as Giant and is an exclusive Pro Dealer for the Giant brand bicycle. They also carry Specialized brand bicycles and are an exclusive S-Works dealer for the Specialized brand. Raber’s Bike also carries Eddy Merckx and Pinarello brand bikes as well as Enve Wheels. These top brands attract many out of state customers. Raber stresses that while high end bikes are a huge draw for their business, bikes are available for k related pleasure and work activities. op was Raber’s Bike Shop ith its started in 2006 with current building being built in 2009. king “I was looking for something this ed,” community needed,” said Raber. uge He had a huge interest in the mechanical side of the gan business. Raber began working on bikes late in the evening and soon est in developed an interest


the sport of biking. It was shortly after that the shop began to take off. Tucked among the winding hills of the Millersburg countryside, the bike shop can be easily overlooked. Raber feels there are some benefits to being located “away from it all.” Rows of shops lining the streets of the hustle and bustle of the city are easy to stroll from one to another but are also more likely to just be “strolled” through. Raber feels that if customers are traveling out of the city to come to a specific shop they are more likely to be paying customers. Atmosphere also plays a large role in the quality of service Rabers can provide. A small sitting area with magazines sits below a large window that over looks the Amish countryside. While your significant other is picking out his or her perfect bike you can sit and read while enjoying a free cup of coffee.



Following the Christmas holiday, Rabers will be holding their largest one day sale on Saturday, Dec. 29. Starting at midnight, the bike shop will open its doors till 4 a.m. Saturday morning and offer 25 percent off all regularly priced inventory. The shop will then close and reopen from 7 a.m.-7 p.m. that same day offering 20 percent off all regularly priced inventory. “25 percent off is huge [for a $5,000 or $500 bike],” said Raber. “This is the time to buy.” Even if it is the winter months, it will be worth it to save now for a quality bike customers will enjoy later. All other benefits and discounts are included with special sale pricing. Raber expects this will be a very busy day for his bike shop and suggests that customers visit the store beforehand to pick out the best bike for them. Raber’s Bike Shop is located at 6515 State Route 241 in Millersburg. Hours of operation are Monday and Wednesday from 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-5:50 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m.2 p.m. For more information call 330674-3186. Because Raber’s Bike Shop is an Amish store, there is no website and the phone is not located within the


building. Customers are asked to leave a voicemail if no one is available to take the call and a store member will return the call as soon as possible.

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Christmas at The Greenhouse Shoppe opens the first Saturday in November, with the shop transforming into a Christmas wonderland each year. “It’s a lot of work moving from spring to Christmas and Christmas to spring,” said Donna Feliciano, co-owner alongside husband Marty Feliciano. It takes roughly four to six weeks to make the transition from one to the other explained Marty. But the transition is well worth it to see the expressions on customers faces as they walk into their very own Christmas experience. Trees are decorated from top to bottom with sparkling glass ornaments and oversized, colorful floral pieces and draped in bows and ribbons. Collectible Santas, Angels and figurines on display along with Christmas florals are enough to put anyone in the holiday spirit. Donna’s love for interior design goes above and beyond as she decorates the 38

shop for the holidays. As she decorates each tree she says “I feel like I’m painting a picture. I can never re-make the same design, I just start putting the pieces together.” Her main goal with the Christmas Shoppe is to inspire and give people ideas on how to decorate their own home for the holidays. The best part is, if you like what you see, all the supplies needed to create your very own winter wonderland are right at your fingertips. The glass ornaments, stockings, figurines and flowers all make great Christmas gifts as well. “Come in and get in the spirit of Christmas,” said Donna. Marty and Donna bought the building that is The Greenhouse Shoppe, in November of 1990. Donna had always wanted a small shop and Marty had grown up in a family of garden enthusiasts. When the building came up for sale the two couldn’t pass up the opportunity to start their own business.



“Marty’s family always had greenhouses and raised plants,” said Donna. “I grew up in it,” said Marty. Growing up he worked at a couple of different greenhouses that specialized in roses and tropical plants as well as working alongside his family. One could almost say Marty had been gifted with a green thumb. “We all have a green thumb to some extent,” said Marty. Donna’s background in business helped to get the little shop up and running and her love for interior design ensures the shop will always be well decorated and inspiring. “We try to carry unique things to decorate [the home] with,” said Donna. For all the do-it-yourselfers out there, “there are easy things to make the home look pretty without a lot of work.” It’s no surprise that spring is indeed the busiest time of the year for The Greenhouse Shoppe. The shop becomes


a garden lovers paradise with wall to wall flowers and plants and gardening supplies. Gardeners will find a healthy selection of annuals, perennials, herbs, roses and nursery stock to supply their gardens as well as a full line of gardening supplies such as: chemicals and organics, hand tools, soils and mulches and garden decorations including fountains, statutes, birdbaths and ceramic and terra cotta pots. Marty, Donna and their friendly and knowledgeable staff are always on-hand to assist the newly inspired gardener or landscaper. They will help you to find the right products to make your garden flourish and provide you with the tools to make your next landscaping project a breeze. The Greenhouse Shoppe is located at 3649 Cleveland Road in Wooster. December hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, 1 p.m.-5 p.m. For more information call 330-345-5300 or visit www.

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Guggisberg Swiss Inn Address: 5025 SR 557, Millersburg Mailing: PO Box 1, Charm, Ohio 44617 Phone/website: Call 330-893-3600 or visit

You'll see horses grazing everywhere. With an on-premise horseback riding stable, guests can enjoy a guided trail ride through some of the most beautiful countryside that Holmes County has to offer. The Inn offers 23 standard and one jacuzzi suite. All guests of the Inn are welcome to come and enjoy breakfast in the glassed in dining room. "Guggisberg Swiss Inn...where you come to stay after a busy day...and leave relaxed spiritually and physically."



Sojourners Lodge & Log Cabin Suites Address: 2156 Durstine Rd., Dundee (15 minutes from Berlin) Phone/website: Call 330-359-5320 or visit

A secluded countryside retreat with luxurious cabin and lodge suites tucked away on 20 acres in Amish country! Fireplaces, Jacuzzis for two, full kitchens, spacious living rooms, gorgeous master bedrooms, Directv, Dvd, wonderful log woodworking throughout each suite and much more! Along with our beautiful suites, you can relax by our three-acre lake, stroll through our woods on our hiking trails (including a sixty-foot bridge over a ravine), unwind by our beautifully landscaped stone fire pits and courtyards!



Cricket Hill Cabins Address: 5631 TR 351, Millersburg Phone/website: Call 330-674-1892 or visit

Three private cabins nestled in the woods. Featuring a queen-sized bed in the loft, a kitchen, fireplace, gas grill, porch, outdoor fire ring and Jacuzzi for two. Three cabins feature an outdoor spa on the deck overlooking a wooded ravine. Located just three and a half miles west of Berlin. Air conditioning and heat included. No pets. Open seven days a week, year-round. Stay 2 or more nights-save $10 off per night. Follow us on Twitter or Facebook for last minute deals.



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Carriage house carries locally made oak furniture, from benches and end tables to bookcases and shelves. Lamps and dining room table settings with table linings and curtains to match are available in traditional country stars and stripes and plaid themes. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Window treatments are the best sellers,â&#x20AC;? said Dawson. Customers can get curtains for a whole room or their whole house. Carriage house has greatly expanded their curtain line due to their popularity, explained Dawson. As you walk through the store, you are not just seeing items haphazardly placed on shelves or stacked in a corner. Dawson tries to setup her items to reďŹ&#x201A;ect how you might place them in your own home. End tables are set up with lamps and knick knacks next to benches with matching coverings and throw pillows. A dining room table is set with colorful plates and mugs, a rustic table cloth and matching napkins and complimentary centerpieces. The store is very inspirational to anyone looking to spruce up their home and is not sure where to start. With the holidays fast approaching, country knick knacks and artwork make wonderful gifts for friends and family. Carriage House interiors is located at 3213 SR 39 between Walnut Creek and Berlin. Store hours are Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information contact Shellie Dawson at 330-893-3653.



editorial and calendar of events “ The because Catie gives a synopsis of

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:

interesting articles in the magazine and the events help me plan for occasions I can explore.


advertisements, recipes and “ The especially the auction at Mt. Hope. ”


I have no favorites really. I like it all from cover to cover. It was my first time looking for the buggy wheel, it was fun.


about places I haven’t found yet “ Reading in Ohio. ” all of the Amish Heartland. The food “ Iislove outstanding, the many shops in Berlin, ” theres something for everyone.


We go every year and spend “ Everyting. three to four days and we go non-stop when we’re there. We always bring home lots of food to share with our families during the holidays. We love it. The first thing I look for in motels is the Amish Heartland. Thank you.



“ Recipes and the stories.” the good food, the different cheese’s, “ All unique items to buy. Very Enjoyable. ” “ Beautiful pictures and interesting stories.” “ Farms, quilts, food.”





WINTER PHOTO CONTEST Amish Heartland is having a winter 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 up to 10 of their best photos. The deadline for the Fall Photo Contest is MARCH 1, 2013. The top three winners will be announced in the Feb. 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 AMISH HEARTLAND 43

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