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–BERLIN LEATHER & SHOE– Brings Western Style To Amish Country

–FROM THE DESK OF JAVON MILLER– The Source of All Life

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Take life outdoors

Outdoor Furniture Pergolas • Pavilions Gazebos • Playsets Storage Barns • Cabins Hickory Furniture

KAUFFMAN LAWN FURNITURE

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Guggisberg Baby Swiss

Family Tradition and Continuing Legacy

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From the Desk of Javon Miller The Source of All Life

Spring Photo Contest Winners

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–INDEX OF ADVERTISERS– At trac ti on s

Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center...........................................20 French Ridge Vineyards............................................................02 Guggisberg Cheese Factory......................................................23 J.M. Smucker Company, The.....................................................27 Lehman's...............................................................................21 P. Graham Dunn.....................................................................31

Crafts & Collectibles

Carlisle Fabric & Quilts............................................................25 Light For My Path....................................................................05 Parsley Pot.. ...........................................................................11 Purpose Shop, The..................................................................25 Somewhere Sewing.................................................................04 Sol’s in Berlin.........................................................................08 Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts ....................................................34 World Crafts.. ........................................................................11

Dining & Food

Kauffman’s Country Bakery.. ......................................................02 Miller’s Bakery.. ......................................................................09 Prairie Lane Market.................................................................05 Sugar Valley Meats ................................................................24 Troyer’s Home Pantry...............................................................16 Troyer's Homemade Candies.....................................................05 Winesburg Dariette.................................................................15 Winesburg Meats ..................................................................15

F u r n i t u r e & Wo o d w o r k i n g

Alpine Cabinets.. ....................................................................15 Eastwood Furniture..................................................................31 Homestead Furniture.................................................... Back Cover Jake’s Handcrafted Oak.. ..........................................................12 Miller’s Hickory Rockers.. ..........................................................15 Prairie Lane Furniture.. ..............................................................05 Yoder’s Oak & Cherry..............................................................29

Lodging

Donna’s Premier Lodging.. .........................................................33 Holmes With A View...............................................................33 Scenic Hills RV Park.. ...............................................................33

Outdoor Specialty

Alpine Structures.....................................................................14 Kauffman Lawn Furniture ............................................. Inside Cover Country View Wicker . ............................................................07 Mt. Hope Fence.....................................................................07 Olive Branch.. ........................................................................05 Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts ....................................................34 Twin Oaks Barns.. ...................................................................15

Shops & Such

Berlin Village Gift Barn.. .......................................Back Inside Cover Berlin Leather & Pets................................................................17 Charm Harness & Boot.. ...........................................................30 Commercial Kitchens.. ..............................................................15 Creative Holmes.....................................................................04 Erb's Stove Center.. .................................................................13 Fairview Country Sales.. ...........................................................14 Gospel Book Store..................................................................03 Harvest Thrift Store..................................................................24 Holmes Sew & Vac.. ................................................................06 House of Lace & Primitive Curtains.. ............................................10 Kiko’s Greenhouse.. .................................................................28 Miller’s Gun Supply.................................................................24 Mt. Hope Harness.. .................................................................29 Pleasant Valley Poultry.. ............................................................06 Premier Hearing.. ....................................................................05 Sunrise Supply.. ......................................................................15 Yoder Bargain Store................................................................09

One of the Largest Bakeries in Amish Country

Relax at our secluded winery overlooking the vineyard in the rolling hills of Holmes County

Buy 1 Baked Good Item @ 50% OFF

*Up to $4 value. Not valid with other specials or promotions. Expires 7/31/17. Across from Heini’s Cheese in the of Amish Country Open Monday-Saturday, Sundays (May thru November)

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“Featuring Grilled Panini Sandwiches” • Bakery • Café • Bulk • Ice Cream Parlor

2586 Twp. Rd. 34 • Killbuck, Ohio 44637 330-377-4962 • 330-473-7616 • www.frenchridgevineyards.com Tuesday-Saturday, Noon-7pm Open later summer evenings


– B O O K R E V I E W–

The Home Game By MARTHA B OLTON

Reviewed by AMANDA NIXON Amish Heartland Contributor

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have to be honest, when I saw the cover of this book, I had no intention of reading it. Baseball does not really excite me. However, this is a book by Martha Bolton, the author of “Josiah for President”, so I thought “The Home Game” was worth the risk. It was worth it for sure! “The Home Game” is a story of redemption and forgiveness. Levi and John Troyer are twins, but they couldn’t be more opposite! John is serious and always working on the family farm. He does not have time for frivolous fun activities, such as baseball. Levi, is the dreamer. He is always off playing baseball. He has some real talent and can’t seem to focus on anything but his game. When a baseball scout discovers Levi, opportunities start to open up for him. He decides to leave and pursue his dream of playing baseball. Will his sweetheart, Hannah Weaver, wait for him to outgrow his love for baseball? Will his father and brother forgive him for leaving the farm and his faith to pursue such a worldly activity? Many surprises and twists keep the pages turning almost as fast as Levi’s pitches! Sometimes Home IS

where the heart is. Will Levi ever make it back to his Amish home? This was a great story of a father’s love and a lost son. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and was glad I took the risk!

Pick up Your copy at:

BOOKS OFFICE SUPPLIES RELIGIOUS SUPPLIES

PHONE 330-893-2523 BOX 320 BERLIN, OH 44610

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heartland destination –MILLERSBURG & BEYOND–

HISTORIC D OWNTOWN MILLERSBURG and the surrounding area offers unique shopping, dining, pubs,

lodging, museums, and recreation. You will find plenty of merchandise hand-crafted by local artisans and the people of Millersburg will make you feel right at home during your stay.

10% Discount on all in stock items

11004 Co. Rd. 320 • Millersburg, OH 44654 www.somewheresewing.com • 330-674-1677 Open Wednesday-Friday 9-5, Saturday 9-3

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THUNDER OVER HOLMES COUNTY

An Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration! Come enjoy outdoor entertainment and a children's play area. The spectacular fireworks display will go off at dusk on July 1st - food, fun and entertainment, everything to make your visit to Historic Downtown Millersburg something you will remember for years to come! 330-674-2412 | www.HistoricDowntownMillersburg.com

ANTIQUES IN THE ALLEY

An all day event held in beautiful downtown Millersburg. Stroll the streets as you search for treasures and find inspiration. Browse the antique stores and stop at the local brewery. www.HistoricDowntownMillersburg.com

August 7 HOLMES COUNTY FAIR

The Holmes County Fair brings animals, rides, food and entertainment all in one place! 330-674-0869 | www.holmescountyfair.com Candies are made with cream, butter, nuts & flavored milk chocolate We will ship candy by mail. Hours: Postage & Handling will be added. Mon – Sat 8am – 6pm Deadline for Christmas Candy Orders: December 13 Closed Sundays & Holidays

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Wooden Wick Candles

8142 Township Road 574 • Holmesville, OH 44633

Mary Troyer • 330-600-2229 Mon - Thurs 10-5, Fri & Sat 9-5 Located on the corner of SR 83 and Sheriff Training Center Rd.

7841 CR 373, BIG PRAIRIE, OH (BETWEEN SHREVE & NASHVILLE)

Mon. Tues, Wed, Fri. 8am - 6pm • Sat. 8am - 4pm Closed Thursday and Sunday

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Board Certified Registered Technologist Balance Medicine

Premier Hearing Center Thousand of Ears of Experience

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BERLIN LEATHER & SHOE Brings Western Style To Amish Country

Story & photos by EMILY RUMES Amish Heartland Writer WHEN YOU MAKE THE TURN and head down the little hill to Berlin Leather & Shoe, part of Schrock's Heritage Village in Berlin, you may imagine the sound of a lasso wooshing overhead as you are drawn into the store. Rodeo season is in full swing and whether you are a rider, roper or a visitor enjoying the shops and sights, Berlin Leather & Shoe is a mighty fine place to spend the day. You may leave with a new cowboy hat to tip

“hello” as you greet your neighbor. Owned by the Schrock family, Berlin Leather & Shoe is managed by Firman Hershberger. Hershberger's brother, David, first started the Berlin Antique Mall (also located in Schrock's Heritage Village) roughly nine years ago. A year later he opened Berlin Craft Mall, and a year after that, Berlin Leather & Shoe. David still works locally for a non-profit rehabilitation center. Before you get into the shoes, boots and western wear accessories be sure to check out their home décor and log furniture. Hershberger strives to get as much locally-made merchandise in the shop as he can and the

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• Turkey Rolls

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log furniture can be custom built if need be since it is made nearby by a man named Ray. They also sell gun holsters, antler ceiling lights, apparel, and belt buckles. The Twisted X brand of boots and shoes has been a popular addition this year, along with their standby brands like Minnetonka and Ariat. If you're heading into the elements, their Outback oilskin coats will keep you dry for up to 24 hours and the lighter Canyon Cloth coats are perfect for summer storms. The merchandise at Berlin Leather & Shoe gives you all the options you can think of. For travelers, they have hats that can be folded and stuck inside a suitcase,

• Pergolas, Pavilions & Gazebos • Vinyl Fence & Railing

• Aluminum Fence & Railing • Composite Decking

• Unilock Pavers & More!

Contact Us:

Mount Hope Store: 330.674.4418 7102 CR 77 Millersburg, OH 44654

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Akron Store: 330.896.7646 708 Killian Rd Akron, OH 44319

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bouncing back to their original shape when you take them out. There are around 2,000 different belts available in the store, many of them American made, with some of the more stylized belts being imported. The belts sold are in many ways functional, but there is also a flashy side to the ones that show a little dazzle and sparkle. Folks with a Texas-sized sense of style and an affinity for Nashville fashion will feel right at home shopping here. Why struggle to find a belt with the perfect fit and color when you can have a belt cut and custom fitted to just the right size at Berlin Leather & Shoe? Their hand stamping tools and hole punches will give you a personalized piece of leather to take home and add to your wardrobe. You'll probably be so happy with your own purchase, you may decide to bring home a gift for someone special while you're there. (Berlin Leather & Shoe is a place where it is okay to treat yourself). You'll find the perfect sandals when the sun is out and you're hunting for a fresh look to put some pep in your step. The Ariat line of Cruiser shoes for women comes in an array of expressive patterns and colors to provide both comfort and cutting edge style. Berlin Leather also has a decent selection of gypsy cowgirl boots, which are

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There are around 2,000 different belts available in the store, many of them American made, with some of the more stylized belts being imported.

always in high demand, particularly around fair season. A favorite photo op is their horse stool up at the front of the store. “People like to put the kids up there and take a picture,” said Hershberger. “It's definitely a conversation starter.” The stool gives a humorous appearance to the person seated in it, making their legs look like the legs and tail of a horse. There is also a neighboring business in the same building, a pet supplies store that has improved and expanded over the past couple of years. Their wall of toys has something for even the pickiest of pooches. Your pet will leave in style with adorable outfits, leashes and collars that can be customized with a little help from the staff at Berlin Leather & Shoe. Berlin Leather & Shoe and Berlin Pets & Supplies are located in the same building within Schrock's Heritage Village at 4363 SR 39 in Berlin. Business hours are Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday and Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information call 330-893-7038, ext. 3 or visit www.amishfarmvillage.com to learn about all of the businesses incorporated with NordicWare Waffler #15046

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Schrock's Heritage Village. Finally, our regular readers will be happy to note that Elmer Yoder, a former Berlin Leather & Shoe employee, is now a professional auctioneer. Yoder had worked at the store for several years and also sold his beautiful paintings there. We're happy to report that his dream of becoming an auctioneer is finally a reality.

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PIES JAMS & JELLIES COOKIES • DONUTS CANDIES • PASTA CRAFTS & MORE!

Glassware - School Supplies - Books - Games Stainless Steel - Gifts - Housewares & So Much More!

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CRIPPLED CHILDREN'S BENEFIT SALE

This auction will benefit children with medical needs. Furniture, horses, buggies and approximately 100 locally-made quilts will be auctioned off. Other sale items include crafts, collectibles, lawn furniture, harnesses and lots of furniture. Lots of food & fellowship! Details: Kidron Auction Grounds in Kidron, Ohio 800-589-9749 | www.KidronAuction.com/events

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LEHMAN'S SUMMER CELEBRATION

Lehman's annual celebration celebrating warm weather days. Enjoy special deals and activities. Details: Lehman's Hardware 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. 800-438-5346 | www.Lehmans.com

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THE 33RD ANNUAL GREAT MOHICAN POW-WOW

Pow-wow time is the Native American people's way of meeting together, to join in dancing, singing and visiting, renewing old friendships and making new ones. Events and activities include tomahawk throwing, dance and drum competition, fire starting, story telling, foods, craftsmen, artisans and more. Details: Mohican Reservation Campgrounds and Canoeing, 23270 Wally Rd, Loudonville 800-766-2267 | www.MohicanPowWow.com

THUNDER OVER HOLMES COUNTY

Join us for an Old Fashioned 4th of July Celebration! We specialize in outdoor entertainment and children's play area! Our spectacular fireworks display will go off at dusk on July 1st! Food, fun and entertainment, everything to make visit something you will remember for years to come! Details: Historic Downtown Millersburg 330-674-2412 | www.HistoricDowntownMillersburg.com

8 Park Designs & Heritage Lace Valances, Swags, Tiers & Panels, Tablecloths, Runners, Placemats, Napkins, Dish Towels, Dishcloths, Chair Pads, Shower Curtains, Shower Curtain Hooks, Rugs, &

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1/4 mile East of Berlin on Rt. 39 at Holmes County Flea Market 4550 SR 39, Millersburg, OH 44654 www.lacecountrycurtains.com Open Thursday-Saturday 9-5

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DOUGHTY RUN SCHOOL AUCTION

This annual auction features many quilts, wall hangings, furniture, crafts and lots of consignments. Food: BBQ Chicken, Root Beer Floats, Kettle Popcorn, Homemade Ice Cream and much more. There will also be a bake sale, door prizes and flea market. Breakfast available at 7:00 a.m., Auction begins at 8:30 a.m. Details: Wise School, between Berlin and Charm, Ohio www.allevents.in/org


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THE 17TH ANNUAL DOUGHTY VALLEY STEAM DAYS

Where: 5023 SR 557 (follow signs) Between Berlin and Charm The reunion of antique farm machinery collectors is set in the picturesque rolling farmland at the heart of Ohio's Amish country. See steam tractors, prairie tractors and antique gas engines in action all day long. 330-763-0303

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SHREVE FEST & FIREWORKS

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RAINBOW OF HOPE BENEFIT AUCTION

This annual (non-profit) Benefit Auction is to provide financial assistance to area residents unable to pay the health costs resulting from catastrophic illnesses affecting infants & children. Pre-Auction – Friday Night with chicken bbq, local entertainment, volleyball tournaments, & kids toys/fun auction. Saturday – Full course breakfast. starts at 6:00 a.m. Auction - 8:30 a.m. Quilts, crafts, furniture, lawn furniture, bake sale, livestock, & more local items. Mt. Hope Auction Grounds 330-674-5062 | www.mthopeauction.com

Your invited to the annual homecoming festival with fair type concessions, free entertainment, salute to the troops on Friday night and a great fireworks display on Saturday evening. Details: Downtown Shreve 330-749-7010 | www.ShreveOhio.com

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EAST HOLMES FIREMAN’S FESTIVAL

Held annually to honor the volunteers who protect life & property in Holmes County, at Berlin Elementary School. This year’s festivities will include games for kids, an auction, food and fireworks at dusk. Starts 4 p.m. www.eastholmesfire.org/calendar

"Celebrating 41 Years!”

Open • 9:30 - 5:00 • Mon - Sat

Fairly Traded Handcrafts From 35 Developing Countries

Kidron, OH 330-857-0590

worldcraftskidron.com Located in Lehman’s Mercantile next to Lehman’s

697 Co. Rd. 1302 Ashland, Ohio 44805

419-281-7514 HOURS: Tues.-Sat. 9-5 Sun. 12-5 CLOSED Monday

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– I N D E P E N D E N C E DAY– Events

COME ON OUT TO AMISH COUNTRY TO CELEBRATE THE 4TH OF JULY! There will be plenty of events to find food, fireworks, and fun. WOOSTER COMMUNITY FIREWORKS

–GOD BLESS AMERICA–

North of the Kinney Building on Burbank Rd. between Highland and Oldman Rd. Entertainment and concessions at the soccer complex. Kinney Property Activities 5 p.m., Fireworks 10 p.m. 330-464-6305

OHIO LIGHT OPERA COMMUNITY POPS CONCERT

The Ohio Light Opera Orchestra and Chorus perform at this annual pops concert. Bring your lawn chairs! Downtown Wooster 7-8 p.m. 330-262-6222 | www.mainstreetwooster.org

FREDERICKSBURG INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE

Line up starts at 9:30 a.m. at intersection of Fredericksburg and Graber Rds. Parade starts at 11 a.m., "Wayne County's Biggest Small Town Parade." Ball games & food concession stands following the parade at the ball diamond. 11 a.m. 330-749-7010

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See our website for a full list of festival events and times. Orr Park, Orrville Parade 07/4 - 4 p.m. Fireworks 07/8 - 10:15 p.m. 330-684-5051


STOP, DROP, & SHOP STOVES • FIREPLACES • GRILLS • LAWN FURNITURE

330.893.3903 Monday - Friday 9 – 5, Saturday 9 – 1 1 mile east of Berlin on SR 39

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heartland destination –WINESBURG– WINESBURG FALL GATHERING Saturday, September 16th 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Winesburg, Ohio Contact Number: 330-893-2173 Winesburg's Annual Fall Gathering features a full day of food, music and craft vendors located throughout the village. At approximately 2 p.m. the annual auction begins with quality Amish Furniture, crafts, occasion baskets and more. All items are donated by local artisans. Free admission and free parking - plan on enjoying the beginning of fall in Winesburg this year! As local events are added to the Winesburg calendar for spring and summer, you can find them online at www.winesburgoh.com

RESTRUCTURE YOUR BACKYARD

Shed Kits • Storage Buildings • Chicken Coops r Come visit ou display showroom & scenic lot just off of 62 in State Route ! Amish Country

330.359.5708 • 800.359.7522 4.5 miles East of Berlin 1.5 miles West of Winesburg on US 62 Monday-Friday 7-5, Saturday 9-2

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(330) 359-1501 3024 Co Rd 160 • Millersburg, OH 44654


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Sunrise Supply LLC P.O. Box 104 Winesburg, OH 44690

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Discover Your Herd’s Maximum Potential!™

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“Meats From The Amish Country” 2181 US Rt. 62, Box 202 Winesburg, Ohio 44690 Phone (330) 359-5092

MILLER’S HICKORY ROCKERS Specializing in Rustic Hickory Furniture

P.O Box 54 • 2196 SR 62 • Winesburg, OH 44690 330.359.7146 • No Sunday Sales

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330-763-1902 3380 Co. Rd. 160 Millersburg, OH 44654

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Winesburg Dariette

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around the heartlandd TR = Township Road

SR = State Route

CR = County Road

Includes GPS coordinates

US = US Route

– AT T R A C T I O N S – 3 Behalt/Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center 5798 CR 77, Millersburg (Berlin)

22 J.M. Smucker Company Store & Cafe 333 Wadsworth Rd., Orrville

33 Guggisberg Cheese 5060 SR 557, Millersburg (Charm)

23 French Ridge Vineyards 2586 Twp. Rd. 34, Killbuck

(40.5671534° -81.7815958°)

(40.5246103° -81.8043815°)

(40.802762° -81.763000°)

(40.489285°, -82.086755°)

–DINING & FOOD– 57 Kauffman’s Country Bakery 6013 CR 77, Millersburg (Berlin)

31 Miller’s Bakery 4280 TR 356, Millersburg (Berlin)

(40.5738493° -81.781379°)

(40.5308237° -81.8118837°)

60 Troyer’s Home Pantry 668 W. Main St., Apple Creek

(40.7554854° -81.8442625°)

–LODGING & CAMPING– 55 Donna’s Premier Lodging 5523 East Street, Berlin

40 Scenic Hills RV Park 4483 TR 367 NE, Millersburg (Berlin)

56 Holmes with a View 3672 TR 154, Millersburg (Berlin)

59 Whitetail Ridge Lodge 3058 TR 223, Big Prairie

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(40.508033° -81.801507°)

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668 W. Main St., Apple Creek 330-698-4182 M-F, 6 am-6 pm; Sat, 6 am-5 pm; Closed Sunday

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317 E. North St., Wooster 330-263-1990 T-F, 6 am-4 pm; Sat, 6 am-2 pm; Closed Sunday & Monday

• Grandmas Jam House • Schlabach Amish Bakery Granola • Troyers Homemade Noodles • Cappuccino/Coffee/Tea • Amish Wedding Foods


– O U T D O O R S P E C I A LT Y– 13 Kauffman Lawn Furniture 4540 US Rt. 62, Millersburg (40.568729°, -81.784071°)

14 Country View Wicker 2701 SR 557, Baltic

16 Mt. Hope Fence 7102 CR 77, Millersburg

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–SHOPS & SUCH– 2 Amish Country Peddler 3239 SR 39, Walnut Creek

26 Holmes Sew & Vac 4897 W. Main St., Berlin

38 Parsley Pot 697 CR 1302, Ashland

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

27 Homestead Furniture 8233 SR 241, Mt. Hope

39 P. Graham Dunn 630 Henry St., Dalton

6 Berlin Village Gift Barn 4755 State Hwy 39, Millersburg 40.561822°, -81.793194°

28 House of Lace & Primitive Curtains 4550 SR 39, Millersburg

40 Pleasant Valley Poultry 3160 Pleasant Valley Rd. SW, Baltic

5 Charm Harness & Boot 4432 CR 70, Charm

29 Jake's Handcrafted Oak 8239 TR 562, Holmesville

43 Sol’s in Berlin 4914 W. Main St., Berlin

15 Eastwood Furniture 4722 Kidron Rd., Kidron

30 J M Smucker Co. 333 Wadsworth Rd., Orrville

46 Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts 2131 SR 39, Sugarcreek

17 Erb's Stove Center 4100 SR 39, Millersburg (40.54607° -81.77139°)

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

50 World Crafts 13100 Emerson Rd., Kidron

19 Gospel Book Store 4900 Oak St., Berlin

34 Lehman's 4779 Kidron Rd., Dalton

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

21 Greenhouse Shoppe, The 3649 Cleveland Rd., Wooster

36 Mt. Hope Harness 8129 SR 241, Mt. Hope (40.6201379° -81.7842065°)

52 Yoder’s Oak & Cherry 5911 S. Kansas Rd., Apple Creek (40.7281179° -81.7760680°)

22 Hershberger Country Store 50938 Township Rd 220, Baltic

37 Olivesburg General Store 4778 SR 545, Ashland

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GUGGISBERG BABY SWISS Family Tradition and Continuing Legacy

Story & photos by EMILY RUMES Amish Heartland Writer FROM FATHER, TO SON, TO GRANDDAUGHTERS,

the family tradition of cheese making and the dream of their founding father continues at Guggisberg Cheese. When they came to the Doughty Valley in Ohio, instead

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of leaving the beauty of Europe behind them, Alfred and Margaret Guggisberg brought it with them to create a small piece of paradise to share with everyone that visits and developed a delicious cheese recognized around the world. Alfred Guggisberg saw cheese making as an art form. Even at the young age of 16 he understood that in order to develop his craft, he would need to learn and study alongside the masters, so he went to the Swiss Federal "Molkereishulle" (the cheese maker's institute). When school was finished, Alfred spent years making cheese throughout Europe and parts of Africa before coming over to the United States in 1947. Seeing Alfred's skill and knowledge as an asset, local Amish farmers lured Alfred to the Doughty Valley in Charm, Ohio where he took over Doughty Valley Cheese and grew the business to become Guggisberg Cheese in 1950. Alfred soon discovered that a creamier, milder blend of Swiss cheese was more appealing to the American palate. His wife, Margaret, came up with the name “Baby Swiss” as the small 4 lb. wheels being made were significantly smaller than the 200 lb. regular Swiss wheels and also had smaller holes throughout. "Everyone tries to duplicate our original recipe for Baby Swiss," said Ursula Guggisberg-Bennett, Marketing


Coordinator for Guggisberg Cheese and granddaughter of Alfred and Margaret. "No one has been able to duplicate it." The Doughty Valley area is particularly important to the Guggisberg's cheese making process. "There are minerals in the soil that give the cow's milk its flavor. We get most of our milk from the local farms," said Guggisberg. The minerals were deposited in the ground by glaciers that carved out the region long ago. Guggisberg has been awarded the title of U.S. Swiss Cheese Champion for 2017-2018 and they are the World Champion for Swiss for 2016-2017. The Guggisberg Cheese retail store gives visitors a front row seat for the cheese making process. If you arrive before noon you can see the cheese being made. Large windows show everything from the milk entering the vat to the finished cheese wheel on the other side. Customers can sample different cheeses as they try to find a favorite. The store also carries some unique varieties like Ghost Pepper Cheese and Scorpion Pepper Cheese for shoppers with a taste for the hot and spicy. "Grandpa had extremely high standards when it came to cheese making," said Ursula. "Those standards were instilled in my dad (President of Guggisberg Cheese,

"Everyone tries to duplicate our original recipe for Baby Swiss... No one has been able to duplicate it" –URSULA GUGGISBERG-BENNETT Marketing Coordinator for Guggisberg Cheese Granddaughter of Alfred and Margaret

LEFT: From the Swiss Alps to the Doughty Valley, the Guggisbergs continue to earn worldwide recognition for their famous Baby Swiss. ABOVE: All of the Swiss cheeses that Guggisberg produces are considered lower in sodium, but their Premium Swiss and Lacerne Swiss contain only 60 mg of sodium per serving. Their famous Baby Swiss wheel is pictured here.

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Richard Guggisberg) and he has built the brand into what it is today." Ursula remembered a story of a time when her grandpa Alfred was out on the road. The weather was bad, and he knew he wouldn't get back in time to start the next step in the cheese making, but Margaret decided to do it herself so it would get done. That was just the type of personality she had. “She was the most hard working woman I have ever known,â€? Ursula added, and it's evidenced by the fact that Margaret decided to open a restaurant at the age of 60. The Chalet in the Valley restaurant is within walking distance across the road and was started by Margaret in 1983. She told Alfred that she would love to open a restaurant featuring recipes she grew up with in Europe. The menu combines traditional foods from Margaret's Austrian and Swiss roots and Alfred's Swiss heritage. The two first met when Margaret came to Switzerland to work. The charming woodwork in The Chalet in the Valley was crafted by Alfred Guggisberg. The most ornate piece is the wooden chandelier that hangs in the center of the room. Handmade cuckoo clocks adorn the walls and there is a small retail area with fun souvenirs to bring home (along with a piece of their heavenly German Chocolate cake to go). The Chalet in the Valley offers a Sunday buffet from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. "This is unique to the area because so many other places are closed on Sundays," Ursula added. Stopping in for the buffet means the opportunity to try Chalet favorites from Chef Jeff Allison such as: Bistro Filet, glazed ham, roasted turkey, Bratwurst, breaded shrimp, cabbage rolls, German potato salad and more. The menu also features a fresh soup and salad bar and quick sandwich options during the week, perfect for a lunch break. Be sure to stop in this summer to sample new menu items for 2017. A banquet room downstairs can seat anywhere from 80-100 guests and can be requested for private parties, club gatherings and retreats. The banquet room features similar Swiss dĂŠcor, a large fireplace and private access to the room from outside. There is plenty to walk around and see as you stretch your legs, eat and feel refreshed. Goats and a llama prance and play up on the hill, there's a fountain garden and gazebo where you can sit a spell and picnic tables ABOVE: The Chalet in the Valley restaurant serves up traditional Swiss and Austrian inspired cuisine. Their Pierogi mit Knockwurst comes with pepper and onions tossed with Parmesan cheese. 22

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and a grassy area where you can walk the dogs if you brought them along and let the kids run around and play while you have a picnic. The business has become what it is today under the operation and guidance of President Richard Guggisberg and the family continues to be a part of the Guggisberg tradition as Ursula's sister, Ashton Guggisberg-Womacks works as the store manager. Alfred and Margaret are no longer with us (Alfred passed in 1985 and Margaret in 2015), but there is a lovely place to sit and reflect, dedicated to their memory in the fountain garden. "It is very much a family business and we all work together. We want every visitor to feel like family too," said Ursula. Guggisberg Cheese is located at 5060 SR 557, Millersburg. You can watch the cheese being made, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to noon through the viewing windows. Regular store hours are MondaySaturday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 330-893-2500, toll free 1-800-262-2505 or visit www.babyswiss.com. Chalet in the Valley is located just across the street from Guggisberg Cheese. Restaurant hours are TuesdaySaturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. and they are closed Monday. For more information call 330-893-2550 or visit www.chaletinthevalley.com.

ABOVE: The fountain garden is the perfect place to stretch your legs. A park bench there is dedicated to the memory of the founders of Guggisberg Cheese, Alfred and Margaret Guggisberg.

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heartland destination –SUGARCREEK–

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IN BUSINESS SINCE 1979

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recipes. ingredients Sauce:

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Burgers:

1 egg, beaten c. quick oats 1/4 tsp. onion salt 1/4 tsp. garlic salt 1/4 tsp. pepper 3/4 tsp. salt 2 lb. ground beef

directions Sauce:

In a small saucepan, combine all ingredients; bring to a boil. Take out 1/4 cup sauce.

Burgers:

In a bowl, combine eggs, oats, 1/4 c. sauce, onion salt, garlic salt, salt and pepper; mix well and add to meat. Baste burgers with sauce while grilling.

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Bring pineapple juice to a boil. Mix the remaining ingredients together. Add enough pineapple juice to make a smooth paste. Stir in juice and cook over low heat until thoroughly cooked but do not cover. Cool and add to fruit. Serve over lettuce and any greens you prefer.

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–FROM THE DESK OF JAVON MILLER– The Source of All Life Submitted by JAVON MILLER | Amish Heartland Contributor

“And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof... And the gates of it shall not be shut at all by day: for there shall be no night there.” R E V E L AT I O N 2 1 : 2 3 , 2 5

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hat is darkness? It is merely the absence of light. What is cold? It is simply the absence of heat. Did you ever stop and contemplate the fact that without the sun, we would have nothing? It is truly thought provoking what the sun does for us! If we have a room of light, we cannot introduce darkness simply by opening a box filled with it. As soon as the box of darkness is opened, it is flooded with light. Darkness flees in the face of light. What happens when we introduce the sun to a window in a cold room in

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winter? We have a source of heat. Cold will disappear. Stand outside on a cold January or February day and expose yourself to the sun but stay out of the wind, what happens? There is no question as to whether the sun has more power than the cold! We cannot cool a warm room long term by introducing a cube of ice. Ice will melt in the presence of heat, so we see that cold dissipates in the presence of heat. Almost all energy that we use originates from the power of the sun. In essence, we are solar powered. All plant life requires light and heat units or else they could not grow. If we had no plants, what would we live on. Without plants, animals would have no food. The herbivores would die, which would starve off the carnivores. Us humans would have no food so we would also starve. What happens when we take away direct sunshine during our long, dreary winter weeks? We become irritable and lethargic. It is amazing what one day of beautiful sunshine does to us after this period of clouds. Our mood is partly regulated by the natural sun exposure that we get. This in itself is an energy booster. We say that our power plants and vehicles are driven by fossil fuels. What exactly are fossil fuels? According to science, they are simply plants and animal life that were buried by some natural occurring event and subjected to extreme heat and pressure. Creation believers feel that this happened during the Great Flood of Noah's day. The deluge of water that came from the


Remember, in the face of Light and Love, evil will be overcome. Darkness will flee. Make it a part of your life sky and also sprung from the underground springs, quickly covered all these living organisms and buried them so quickly that normal decomposition was not possible. This created what we know as natural gas, coal, oil, and all the fuels that result from the refining of crude oil. We recognize that without the sun, these energy sources would never have come into being. The only power plants that are not operated by these fuel sources are nuclear power and hydro-power plants. So all these unsightly power lines criss-crossing America are in essence being fueled by the sun from centuries ago. You may say that hydro-plants are not powered by the sun. Are we sure? If the sun were not to shine, where would our water come from? The sun evaporates the water in low lying areas, which condenses as clouds in the sky. When the conditions are right, these clouds, heavy with water, pour down as rain in the higher elevations. This water gives life sustaining moisture to

the crops and then rushes down the mountains and hillsides forming streams and rivers. The rivers are dammed up to drive turbines and generate electric. This water however, does not stop at the power plant, it continues to flow down stream to lower elevations. Is there any man-made invention that could effectively move this water uphill again? No! It requires the work of the sun to again work in it's quiet powerful force to do this. This same method also cools our bodies during the heat of the summer. It is only through the miraculous design of sweat evaporating off of our bodies that we can stay cool and survive the heat. Laying aside the food factor of plant life, what else do we depend on the sun for? If it were not for plants what would we breathe? The waste from our breathing is carbon dioxide. What processes this back to oxygen so that we can breathe? Plant life reconverts carbon dioxide into oxygen, this all being powered with energy from the sun. So we can conclude that taking the sun out of our life is taking our life from us. Regardless of where we look to, our life is driven by the sun. Our transportation, power sources, food, mental well-being, and pleasure

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all are derived in some way or another from this miracle creation called the sun. Us Amish and Mennonites are Divine Creation believers. So it is understandable that the first verses of the Bible address eradicating darkness. Genesis 1:2-4, “And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters. And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.” Without light, God could not proceed to further create a sustainable earth. In the same manner that the sun gives life to the physical Earth, we believe that the Son of God gives us life sustaining power to live. Were it not for the Son of God, Jesus Christ, what would we have to live for? He gives us purpose and motivation to endure the trials of this life. He alone gives us the ability to find pleasure in our everyday life. We can know that at the end of our life we have eternity to look forward to. An eternal life of praise and worship to our Lord and Maker. As noted in the start, Heaven requires no sun at all because God Himself will lighten it with his Glory. We may ask, what is evil? It is simply the absence of good. Where good is in control, evil will flee! In Matthew 22:35-40, a lawyer asked Jesus what the greatest commandment is. Following is the short dialog that ensued. “Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, Master, which is the great commandment in the law? Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.” Let me ask this question, if everybody practiced this statement, would there be any evil? All other laws would

be unnecessary if these two courtesies were lived. There would be no violence, crime, hurt feelings, lawsuits, etc.. It would totally disarm all radical groups that are determined to have no tolerance for other groups that do not believe as they do. I have often wondered why so many groups try to eliminate anyone that does not believe as they do. I know, in the past and also today, “Christians” were guilty of breaking these commandments. The Crusades were a complete failure to follow the teachings of Christ. Bloody murder is not the answer to the problems on Earth. It is simply love toward each other that overcomes the evil that abounds. However love must be mutual. Why, may I ask, does America need to be tolerant of Islam, Atheism, gay rights, and a host of other “rights”, yet a Christian may not even show a sign of our religion in many school districts? Is this not the direct result of the absence of good and love? I write this as a challenge to us all, would we not live in a better world if we all tried to coexist in love? Can we change this by starting in our own neighborhood? This is one area that we as Anabaptist have historically taken a strong stand on. We try to maintain a nonresistant life. In the past we have had to leave our farms and homes to adhere to this conviction. We are very thankful that America has granted us the freedom to practice this interpretation of Jesus' teaching. In Luke 3:14 the following dialog occurred. “And the soldiers likewise demanded of him, saying, And what shall we do? And he said unto them, Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages.” If they truly followed this advice, did they have a job left? It is also ironic that Jesus followed with being satisfied with our wages. It shows us that this love for each other should permeate our entire life. I have just recently read the account of a German Baptist man that lived during the Civil War era. He was

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a church leader in Virginia. He was also a man well acquainted with the medical healing of his day. The locals used him as a doctor. As the battles literally raged around him, he stayed free of fighting. Unfortunately his church work led him to cross the Mason Dixon line to hold church meetings across the now divided United States of America. He was accused by neighbors of being a Union sympathizer, which was not true. He had war casualty victims at his door constantly and he showed true love and compassion to both sides. He gave medical aid to any person that needed it regardless of their political affiliation. His goal was to show them the love of God and also witness verbally to all about what God had done for him. All that this man, John Kline, was doing was trying to dissipate this spiritual darkness by exposing the light of Jesus' love to these needy people. There were some evil natured beings that could not tolerate this. One dark night on his way home from Indiana for a nationwide church meeting he was accosted. He was 4 miles from home when they stopped him. Obviously it must have been “neighbors�. Who else would have known what his schedules were? They shot him off of his horse and then finished it

off with point blank shots to the chest. What was his crime? Helping hurting people and showing them the love of God! These cold blooded killers should have paused to think. Suppose a Union sniper would have shot them off of their horse in the presence of this man John, what would he have done? They knew as well as anybody that he would have put his life on the line to help them. Yet, they could not accept this. An innocent person had to die because of the twisted evil intentions of a cold heartless opinion. Let us make sure that we personally don't do this figuratively today. Many of us will not do it literally. But, do our actions and words toward others convey the same intentions? Remember, in the face of Light and Love, evil will be overcome. Darkness will flee. Make it a part of your life today and let's see where we can make a difference. Respectfully submitted,

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