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IN THE HEARTL AND • December 2019 •

Discover Amish Country This Christmas Season FEATURES: Calendar of Events | Recipes | Heartland Map | Christmas Word Search


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Christmas in the Heartland Magazine is focused on bringing our readers the best options for their last minute holiday shopping trips. Enjoy stories on the Amish culture, use our calendar of events to help plan for any upcoming festivities in the area and the map will help you locate your favorite stores. Enjoy an Amish themed word search, homestyle holiday recipes and much more. Merry Christmas & Happy New Year to all our readers from the staff of Gannett.

Spiritual Christmas Traditions

Remembering, Embracing & Sharing

The 2019 Christmas Cookie Tour Of Inns

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Origins Of Christmas Caroling

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The Singing of Good Wishes

Live Theater

A Memorable Holiday Gift Experience

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– C ale ndar of Eve nts – Hear tland Map – D i s c o v e r D o w n t o w n Wo o s t e r – Recipes – H e a r t l a n d Wo r d S e a r c h

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Making Decorative Holiday Wreaths

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THE HOLIDAY SEASON is a special and spiritual time of year. It can sometimes be easy to get lost in the more commercial aspects of the holiday season, and there’s certainly nothing wrong with shopping for gifts that will show your loved ones how much you love and appreciate them. For those who want to focus back on the spiritual side of this special time of year, the following suggestions can help in those efforts. Share the story of Christmas The Gospels of Mark and Luke offer differing accounts of the birth of Jesus Christ. Both indicate that Jesus was born to Mary, who was engaged to Joseph, a carpenter. Mary became pregnant through immaculate conception, as she was a virgin when visited by an angel who informed her that she was to carry God’s son. At the time of Christ’s birth, all Jewish people had to be counted by Roman soldiers for tax purposes. That required people to return to their places of birth. As a result, Mary and Joseph set out on an arduous journey to Bethlehem. Upon arriving in Bethlehem, inns had no vacancies, but Mary and Joseph were given shelter in a stable where Jesus was ultimately born. Attend Mass Churches traditionally hold religious services on Christmas Eve and Christmas. These services are joyful

expressions of faith, music and community spirit. But Christmas mass is not the only time to head to church. During Advent, the fourweek period preceding Christmas, Catholics prepare and repent. Advent calendars help count down the days until Christmas.

VISIT THE OLDEST AMISH-OWNED FURNITURE STORE IN HOLMES COUNTY! 5,000 square feet of contemporary and traditional designs!

Set out a nativity scene Make a nativity scene the primary focus of Christmas decorations and encourage children to play with the figures and act out the Christmas story.

Dining • Bedroom Living • Occasionals

Focus on gifts for good Families can focus their energies on faithful endeavors and the spirit of giving that’s synonymous with the season. Do good deeds for others, embrace peace and love and share special time with others. Sing carols Spread the holiday spirit through song. Get together with a group of friends or neighbors and go door-to-door, or hold a caroling performance at a centralized location. Select religious hymns, but also include some secular favorites. The holiday season is a great time of year to reconnect with one’s faith and spirituality. HL18A373

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the 2019 Christmas Cookie Tour OF INNS From The Holmes C ount y Chamber of C ommerce & Tourism Bureau • www.christmascookietour.com

HOLMES C OUNT Y, OH – This is a progressive, self-guided, holiday tour of a select number of the finest inns and shops that Holmes County and Ohio Amish Country have to offer! The best part

is that all proceeds go to a great cause! This drive-it-yourself tour also features a sampling of the area's finest vendors and bakeries, along with a carefully selected signature cookie at each inn on the tour. You

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are free to collect all of the cookies or eat them as you go! This year’s event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, December 14 and 15, 2019. Hours on Saturday are 1-7 p.m. and Sunday 1-6 p.m. You are welcome to make the stops over both days, enjoying the hospitality our region is known for. Tickets are $45 for a two-day pass. All net proceeds from ticket sales for this event are donated back to the local community! The 2019 beneficiaries were Lifecare Hospice, serving Wayne and Holmes County residents, and the Holmes County Education Foundation

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which is a great financial resource for local college candidates. The Christmas Cookie Tour Hospitality Scholarship, managed by HCEF, was fully funded in 2016 with proceeds from the Cookie Tour! All high school graduates in Holmes County who are pursuing a career in the hospitality industry through college studies are eligible. Contact the Holmes County Education Foundation with any inquiries. The Amish Country Lodging Council, operating under the auspices of the Holmes County Chamber of Commerce, is dedicated to excellence in hospitality. 2019


–origins of Christmas caroling– The Singing of Good Wishes

THE FESTIVE nature of the holiday season makes it an ideal time to sing, especially in groups. Perhaps it’s no surprise then that caroling, a tradition that dates back many centuries, ultimately collided with Christmas. Caroling and Christmas caroling are two different things. According to History. org, the origins of modern Christmas caroling can be traced to wassailing, a term that has evolved for more than a millenium. What started as a simple greeting gradually became part of a toast made during ritualized drinking. Time magazine notes that the word “wassail,” which appeared in English literature as early as the eighth century, eventually came to mean the wishing of good fortune on one’s neighbors, though no one can say for certain when this particular development occurred. During medieval times, farmers in certain parts of Britain would drink a beverage to toast the health of their crops and encourage the fertility of their 2019

animals. By 1600, farmers in some parts of Britain were still engaging in this ritual, and some were by now taking a wassail bowl filled with a toasting beverage around the streets. These wassailers would stop by neighboring homes and offer a warm drink, all the while wishing good fortune on their neighbors. During this period, wassailing had nothing to do with Christmas, but that began to change in Victorian England, when Christmas became more commercialized and popular. It was during this time when publishers began circulating carols, forever linking the tradition of wassailing with Christmas. Christmas caroling as Victorian Englanders knew it might have fallen by the wayside. But while carolers may no longer go door-to-door singing Christmas songs and wishing their neighbors good fortune, those intent on seeing the modern manifestation of this tradition that dates back more than a millenium may be able to find some carolers at their local mall or church. HL19A338

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Visit OhioStarTheater.com for full schedule and details. Location: Ohio Star Theater, 1357 Old Route 39, Sugarcreek, Ohio. 855-344-7547 www.info@dhgroup.com

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LIVE MUSICBAREFOOT MCCOY

7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Guggisberg Swiss Inn & Doughty Glen Winery 5025 OH-527, Millersburg, Ohio 44654 330-893-3600 | http://www. guggisbergswissin.com/events

Nov. 30

A BALL BROTHERS CHRISTMAS

6 pm. Ohio Star Theater, 1387 Old State Route 39, Sugarcreek, OH 44681 1-855-344-7547 | https://www. dhgroup.com/theater/ballbrothers-in-concert

Dec. 6

Downtown Churches Walking Tour

Downtown Wooster, Fri 5 pm. Come celebrate the holiday season and explore our historic churches! www.mainstreetwooster.org/ upcoming events

Dec. 06– 07

Journey to Bethlehem

4 - 8 pm, Walnut Creek Village. Celebrate the Reason for the Season with us in the town of Walnut Creek! Self-guided tour - approximately 3 miles in length. Includes driving and limited walking.The first stop will be Walnut Creek Mennonite Church (2619 County Road 144, Sugarcreek, OH, 44681) where you will receive a map, and ends with the Live Nativity at The Farm at Walnut Creek. No reservations necessary. 330-893-4200 | info@ coblentzchocolates.com

JOIN US FOR TWO HOLLY-JOLLY EVENTS! Old-Fashioned Christmas - December 7, 10am-3pm Bring the whole family to celebrate the simple joys of the holidays. Enjoy live music and many FREE and festive activities.

We offer Cut-Your-Own, Pre-Cut and Balled & Burlapped trees Canaan Fir • Frasier Fir White Pine Spruce

North Pole Meet and Greet - December 14, 10am-3pm Make your season merry and bright at Lehman’s. Meet North Pole reindeer (10am-12pm) and while Santa’s busy this time of year, meet the charming Mrs. Clause.

Wagon rides on weekends FREE shaking & baling Convenient parking Plenty of help

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Dec. 09

BALLET WOOSTER PRESENTS The Nutcracker

CHRISTMAS WITH THE CELTS

Wooster High School, 515 Oldman Rd, Wooster, OH 44691 330-988-8811 | www. balletwooster.org/events/

2 pm and 7 pm, Amish Country Theater, 4365 OH-39, Berlin, OH 44610 888-988-7469 | http://www. AmishCountryTheater.com

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Dec. 07

SHOPPING UNDER THE STARS IN BERLIN

A COLLINGSWORTH FAMILY Christmas

7 pm, Amish Country Theater, 4365 OH-39, Berlin, OH 44610. Featuring deft orchestrations of both vocal and instrumental talent, all in one family. 888-988-7469 | http://www. AmishCountryTheater.com

Dec. 07

Shopping Under the Stars in Berlin

Berlin Main Street Merchants, Berlin, OH 44610 http://www.visitberlinohio.org

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5-9 pm, Berlin Main Street Merchants, Berlin, OH 44610 http://www.visitberlinohio.org

Dec. 14, 7pm– Dec. 15, 3pm The Nutcracker Ballet

$20.00 plus $4 fee. Celebrate the holiday season at the Ohio Star Theater as the Holmes County Center for the Arts presents the beloved classic, The Nutcracker. Ohio Star Theater, 1387 Old State Route 39, Sugarcreek, OH 44681 1-855-344-7547 | http://www. dhgroup.com/theater/thenutcracker

HOLIDAY ORNAMENTS WORKSHOP

Dec. 14 – 15

12th Annual Cookie Tour of Inns

A two-day showcase event that benefits charities in Holmes County and adjoining counties lauriej@holmescountychamber.com 330-674-3975 | http://www. christmascookietour.com

Dec. 19

A Christmas STORY FEATURING POINT OF GRACE, AARON SHUST, AND MALLARY HOPE

7 pm, Ohio Star Theater, 1387 Old State Route 39, Sugarcreek, OH 44681 855-344-7547 | http://www. dhgroup.com/theater/ a-point-of-grace-christmas

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Mohican Winter Fest

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$45.00 plus $4 fee. Celebrate the New Year with our Party with a Purpose. Bring the entire family for a concert featuring wholesome entertainment in a festival atmosphere. Ohio Star Theater, 1387 Old State Route 39, Sugarcreek, OH 44681 1-855-344-7547 | https://www. dhgroup.com/theater/partywith-a-purpose-jeff-allen-andsouthern-raised

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around the heartlandd

TR = Township Road

SR = State Route CR = County Road US = US Route

Includes GPS coordinates

1. AMISH DOOR, THE 1210 Winesburg St., US62, Wilmont (40.6546385, -81.6414603)

6. Farmerstown Furniture 3155 SR 557, Baltic (40.486154, -81.746841)

11. Hershberger Country Store 50938 TR 220, Baltic (40.447422, -81.7090147)

18. PRAIRIE LANE MARKET 7841 CR 373 Big Prairie (40.6672972, -82.1039281)

2. Bowman Harness, LTD 6928 CR 77, Millersburg (Mt. Hope) (40.6233479, -81.7876608)

7. Fredericksburg Greenhouse & Nursery 8645 Cutter Rd. Fredericksburg (40.695688, -81.872161)

12. Hershberger’s Farm & Bakery 5452 OH-557, Millerbsurg (40.5471051, -81.824531)

19. Pine Tree Barn, The 4374 Shreve Rd., Wooster (40.745421, -81.9861478)

13. HighPoint Furniture 2995 Cleveland Rd., Wooster (40.8366226, -81.9307388)

20. Ricciardi’s Tree Farm 2136 Greenwich Rd., Wadsworth (41.0241897, -81.7675871)

14. Holmes With A View 3672 TR 154, Millersburg (Charm) (40.5080371, -81.803658)

21. SHISLER’S CHEESE HOUSE 55 Kidron Rd., Orrville (40.7967095, -81.7485821)

15. JERRY’S HOME FURNISHINGS 312 E Liberty St., Wooster (40.7990918, -81.93856167)

22. Troyer’s Home Pantry 668 W. Main St., Apple Creek (40.7557284, -81.8466712)

16. Lehman’s 4779 Kidron Rd., Dalton (40.7414514, -81.7475296)

23. UNITED FENCING 13379 Dover Rd., Apple Creek (40.7093953, -81.7458331)

17. Nature’s Blessings 4860 E. Main St., Berlin (40.5614023, -81.7991114)

24. Yoder Bargain Store 7802 Salt Creek Rd., Fredericksburg (40.6750503, -81.8346962)

3. Charm Harness & Boot LTD 4432 CR 70, Charm (40.5065781, -81.786397) 4. Chestnut Ridge Sewing 5079 TR 401, Millersburg (40.546669, -81.7548611) 5. EVERYTHING RUBBERMAID 115 S Market St., Wooster (40.7976492, -81.9425179)

8. FRIENDTIQUE 223 W Liberty St. # C, Wooster (40.7981406, -81.9444657) 9. Galehouse Tree Farm 1762 Coalbank Rd., Doylestown (40.9570156, -81.7008809) 10. Greenhouse Shoppe, The 3649 Cleveland Rd., Wooster (40.8439696, -81.9302272)

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recipes. ingredients

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• 2 c.frozen hash browns • 1 c. chopped fully cooked ham • 1/2 c. chopped onion 2 T. butter, melted • 6 eggs • Salt & pepper, to taste • 1 c. shredded cheese • Minced. fresh chives (opt.)

1. In a large skillet, saute´ potatoes, ham and onion in butter for 10 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. 2. In a small bowl, beat eggs, salt and pepper. 3. Add to the skillet. 4. Cook, stirring occasionally, until eggs are set. 5. Remove from heat; gently stir in cheese. 6. Sprinkle with chives 7. NOTE: I use shredded potaoes for the hash browns.

Morning Mix-Up serves

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John Daniel and Susan Schlabach ‘Schlabachs In The Kitchen’

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PRAIRIE LANE MARKET for All of Your Holiday Needs!

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Cucumber-Tomato Salad ingredients • • • • •

Cucumbers, unpeeled Cheese, shredded Tomatoes, diced Bacon bits (opt.) Salt

DRESSING: • 2 c. mayonnaise • 1 c. sugar • 21/2 T. vinegar • 11/2 tsp. salt • 1/3 c. milk

directions

serves

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1. Slice cucumbers very thinly with crinkle cutter. Layer in order given on platter. Lightly sprinkle with salt last. 2. DRESSING: Mix dressing ingredients well and use desired amount.

Marvin and Mary Hershberger ‘Schlabachs In The Kitchen’

Nothing is all wrong; even a clock that has stopped running is right twice a day. – Amish Proverb

Party Mix ingredients

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1. Combine all ingredeients, except sauce, in 2 (13 quart) bowls. 2. SAUCE: Melt butter in a saucepan. Add seasonings and salt. Pour over party mix; toss lightly. Put into large roasting pans and bake at 250 degrees for 45 minutes. 3. Cheese curls can be added after baking and cooling. Yield: Enough sauce for 2 (13 quart) bowls of party mix. Wheat Chex can also be added.

Corn Chex Rice Chex Pretzels Bugles Rye chips Crackers Cheese curls (opt.)

SAUCE: • 21/4 c. butter • 11/2 tsp. celery salt • 21/4 tsp. garlic powder • 9 T. Worcestershire sauce • 11/2 tsp. onion powder • 11/2 tsp. seasoned salt

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Mark and Rebecca Yoder, John Daniel and Susan Schlabach ‘Schlabachs In The Kitchen’

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THE E X PERIEN C E of live theater is unlike any other. Watching actors perform live on stage can be a wonder to behold, and many people even vividly recall the first play or musical they attended. According to a survey conducted by Nielsen Scarborough in spring of 2016, more than 47 million Americans had attended a live theatre event within the past month. No matter if one is a lover of the arts or simply enjoys a night out on the town, live theater can make for the perfect holiday gift. Here’s how to make the gift of live theater happen this season. • Enroll in a discount ticket program. Explore the possibilities of discounted tickets through employers, schools or professional organizations. Groups offer perks like enrollment in entertainment plans that are affiliated with theaters across the country. Participation in

these clubs can offset the cost of tickets. • Tap into a person’s interests. Theater shows run the gamut from serious dramas to lighthearted musicals. Find a show that you think fits the recipient. Many new musicals are based on pop culture and can entertain just about anyone. For example, “The Cher Show,” “Jersey Boys,” “Beautiful,” and “Rock of Ages” have tapped into popular music as the crux of the storyline and can appeal to anyone who grew up listening to certain performers. • Look close to home. While London’s West End and Broadway in New York City are the most renowned places for live theater, you don’t have to stray far from home to find quality performances. Many shows go on tours and visit various big cities. If you live close to a college campus or regional theater company, you can probably find

great, budget-friendly performances nearby. • Make it a road trip. If your mantra is “go big or go home,” then you can purchase tickets for a show having a run on Broadway. Just be sure to include the travel arrangements and accommodations into the gift to make it worry-free for the recipient. Many Broadway tickets get discounted post-Christmas as a way to boost tourism during winter months. Consider this as a costsaving measure. • Throw in a bonus. Ensure lasting memories of live theater by including an original cast recording soundtrack, script, book on which the show was based, posters, or another memento of the show. Live theater is a holiday gift that keeps on giving long after the curtain has come down. GG199207

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– MAKING DECORATIVE HOLIDAY WREATHS – A Variety of Festive Creations

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Wreaths adorn homes primarily during the holidays of Easter and Christmas. Wreaths have also been worn around the head or neck in ceremonial events around the globe for centuries. It is believed the first wreaths date back to ancient Greece and Rome. Members of the GrecoRoman society were known to handmake ring-shaped items using fresh tree leaves, small fruits, flowers, and twigs. Oftentimes these headdresses symbolized a person’s social status. Others suggest wreaths evolved to become a Christian symbol of immortality.

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until you get the desired coverage. Embellish with a ribbon or place a bow. The blog A Piece of Rainbow says that creating a wreath jig is an easy way to make a wreath. Cut a dollarstore laundry basket bottom from the top ring to make a template, on

which you can place wreath-making materials so they keep their circular form. Use floral wire or natural jute string to tie the materials together. Experiment with fresh evergreen, twigs, holly branches, or whatever materials you choose. Thick card stock also can serve

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– CONNECTING WITH YOUR FAITH – Affirming Beliefs During The Season

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READING S C RI P TURE can be an integral part of participating in one’s religion and bringing a faithful community together. Scripture is an essential component of weekly faith services, but the Bible can be embraced any day of the week. Many may be surprised to discover that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt first declared the week of Thanksgiving as National Bible Week in 1941. National Bible Week encourages people to read the Bible or listen to its verses. The event is sponsored by the National Bible Association and the US Catholic Council of Bishops. National Bible Week 2019 marks the 78th commemoration of the event. The timing of National Bible Week was perhaps intentional. The end of November marks the beginning of the season of thanks, faith and family. It’s a time of year full of community- and family-centric holidays. Incorporating faith into the mix can make the celebrations even more complete.

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