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April 3, 2007
DRY RUN, Pa. - Fire destroyed an Amish woodshop on Sweetwater Road in the northern tip of Franklin County, Pa., on Monday afternoon despite the efforts of firefighters with nine companies, Fannett-Metal Fire Chief Sam Peterson said. Someone stopped at the fire department at 2:50 p.m. and reported that a building was possibly on fire about a mile away, Peterson said. "You could see the smoke for miles," he said. The blaze in the 40-by-70 building is believed to have started in a woodstove, Peterson said.
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by MARIE GILBERT | February 11, 2007
It's 4:30 in the morning when the 21st century - in the form of a van - disturbs the quiet of an Amish farmhouse in Lancaster, Pa. Elam Kauffman climbs on board and is greeted by a group of his neighbors, all headed in the same direction - Hagerstown. They are vendors who will be selling their wares at the Pennsylvania Dutch Market at Long Meadow Shopping Center. Kauffman is a furniture maker, while others are bakers, quilters and organic dairy farmers. Three days each week they make the trip - taking time to thank the driver, because, Kauffman will tell you, "without him, we might not be here.
NEWS
By FEDORA COPLEY | September 6, 2005
With vast soybean fields next door, Green Acres Bed and Breakfast is rightly named. The B&B is in Mount Joy, Pa., an Amish community in Lancaster County, but when I visited the area this summer, the area's charm went beyond black buggies rolling on the roadside. Green Acres is full of colors, not just green. The gardens around the old farmhouse are beautifully full and alive. In the midst of one garden stands a bed frame, painted red, with flowers growing from it ? a flower bed. Kittens scramble in and around the gardens.
NEWS
January 16, 2005
Name of business: Legacy Furniture LLC Owners: Vaughn Martin and Sheldon Eby Address: 17314 Virginia Ave., Hagerstown Opening date: Dec. 13 Products and services: "Handcrafted fine furniture made by the Amish in the Midwest. Everything is made-to-order exactly the way you want it. You specify the stain color, wood species and hardware. " Market area: Tri-State How did you get into your business, or what motivated you to start it? "We both had family in other states that have similar stores and encouraged us to start a business in this area.
NEWS
by ERIN JULIUS | January 5, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - Just inside the newly opened Pennsylvania Dutch Market at Long Meadow Shopping Center is an ATM. The modern banking convenience is in stark contrast to the shopping experience advertised as "a step back in time. " Eight merchants selling everything from fresh bread to handmade furniture are either Mennonite or Amish, said Rosemary Schinzel, who owns the market. Elmer Riehl and his family, neighbors and friends drive two hours from Gap, Pa., to bake fresh bread and pies for Riehl's bakery inside the Pennsylvania Dutch Market.
NEWS
By ERIN JULIUS | January 4, 2007
HAGERSTOWN Just inside the newly opened Pennsylvania Dutch Market at Long Meadow Shopping Center is an ATM. The modern banking convenience is in stark contrast to the shopping experience advertised as "a step back in time. " Eight merchants selling everything from fresh bread to handmade furniture are either Mennonite or Amish, said Rosemary Schinzel, who owns the market. Elmer Riehl and his family, neighbors and friends drive two hours from Gap, Pa., to bake fresh bread and pies for Riehl's bakery inside the Pennsylvania Dutch Market.
NEWS
by RICHARD F. BELISLE | June 29, 2003
Edsel Burdge Jr. holds to the theory in writing that you can't get the nuance unless you get the details, and it runs like a thread through his writing. Burdge, 43, of Pinola, a Mennonite hamlet on Pinola Road off U.S. 11 north of Scotland, Pa., is in the fourth year of researching and writing the history of the Mennonite Church in Washington and Franklin counties. There are about 5,000 Mennonites in the Cumberland Valley in 13 separate groups, Burdge said. About one-fourth are farmers.
NEWS
December 31, 2008
It's the end of this year and the beginning of a new year. Time to let go of the old. Time to set a course for the new. Around the world, food is often part of new-year celebrations - apples and raisins for the Dutch, 12 grapes for some Central and South American cultures, herring for Poles, dumplings for Chinese, black-eyed peas and cooked greens for American Southerners, pork and sauerkraut for Pennsylvania Dutch. In today's Food section, Herald-Mail Lifestyle staff members share their own food traditions connected with the beginning of the year.
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By BONNIE H. BRECHBILL | January 15, 2006
bonnieb@herald-mail.com CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - During World War II, American and Canadian women handcrafted quilts to send to people fleeing the ravages of war in Europe. More than 60 years later, 18 of the quilts have come back to the United States and will be on display Jan. 16 to 27 at the Cumberland Valley Relief Center. The Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) is sponsoring the three-year traveling exhibit through the United States and Canada. The local stop is the 26th on the tour.
NEWS
May 16, 2008
"Some few weeks back The Herald-Mail published an editorial on what should parents tell their children about sex. This has been a subject in your paper quite frequently, but most emphasized the school, church, anything but parents teach this subject. Look at the Amish people. They don't smoke, drink, do drugs or have a problem with teens. Parents should set the example. They have their own schools, so their children aren't subject to these problems, including carrying firearms and knives to school.
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Scott Anderson | Culinary Passion | June 22, 2012
I will make this intro short and sweet: For all my family, friends and fellow cooks, chefs, grillers, smokers and such, I give you my friendship and my bread. Enjoy! - Scott C. Anderson is associate food service director and chef with Shepherd University dining services in Shepherdstown, W.Va., and Chef Ambassador to the Wisconsin Milk Marketing Board. Amish Friendship Bread For day 1: 2/3 cup sugar, 2/3 cup milk, 2/3 cup flour For days 6: 1 cup flour, 1 cup sugar, 1 cup milk For day 10:  1 1/4 cup flour, 1 1/4 cup sugar , 1 1/4 cup milk For final bread: 1 cup applesauce 1/2 cup milk (skim or 2 percent)
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NEWS
November 14, 2009
The grand opening of Amish Sheds and Gift Shoppe was held Nov. 3 at the business at 701A Dual Highway in Hagerstown. The business is owned by Vanessa Moore, who has been a business owner in the Washington County area for more than 11 years. Among those attending the grand opening were Hagerstown Mayor Robert E. Bruchey II; Brien J. Poffenberger, president of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce; Tom Riford, president and CEO of the Hagerstown-Washington County Convention and Visitors Bureau; Art Callaham, executive director of the Greater Hagerstown Committee; and Jack Hershey, former senior vice president of Ferris Baker Watts Inc. Moore's family members, friends and others in the community also attended.
NEWS
By CRYSTAL SCHELLE | June 24, 2009
The Tri-State area is known for its Pennsylvania Dutch influence. German immigrants settled in nearby Pennsylvania and in Washington County, Md., and brought with them one of their lasting influences: food. Here in the Tri-State area, there are two basic types of potato salad: German potato salad and Amish-Mennonite potato salad, sometimes simply called Amish potato salad. It can be confusing. The Amish and Mennonites derived from the German region. So is there a difference?
NEWS
March 6, 2009
WAYNESBORO, Pa. - Trinity United Church of Christ in Waynesboro is hosting two special fundraising performances of "The Amish Project" in support of playwright and actress Jessica Dickey. A fictional exploration of true events, "The Amish Project" is the story of a schoolhouse shooting in an Amish community, and the path of forgiveness and compassion forged in its wake. The play is written and performed by Dickey. The two local fundraising performances will be at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 7; and 3 p.m. Sunday, March 8, at Trinity United Church of Christ's Harbaugh Hall, 30 W. North St. Tickets cost $10 and can be reserved in advance by e-mailing theamishproject@gmail.
NEWS
December 31, 2008
It's the end of this year and the beginning of a new year. Time to let go of the old. Time to set a course for the new. Around the world, food is often part of new-year celebrations - apples and raisins for the Dutch, 12 grapes for some Central and South American cultures, herring for Poles, dumplings for Chinese, black-eyed peas and cooked greens for American Southerners, pork and sauerkraut for Pennsylvania Dutch. In today's Food section, Herald-Mail Lifestyle staff members share their own food traditions connected with the beginning of the year.
NEWS
By DON AINES | August 6, 2008
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - An Amish man charged with attempted homicide and arson in 2007 in Franklin County is now competent to stand trial in Franklin County Court. Laverne Z. Zimmerman, 22, of Shippensburg, Pa., was ruled incompetent as a result of an April hearing before Judge Douglas Herman. Herman ordered Zimmerman to undergo 60 days of in-patient treatment at Mayview State Hospital once a bed was available. On Tuesday in Central Court, Public Defender Michael Toms waived a preliminary hearing for Zimmerman, whose mandatory arraignment was scheduled for Sept.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | July 28, 2008
WAYNESBORO, Pa. -- The treadmill whirred while Jessica Dickey ran at the gym in New York City on Monday, Oct. 2, 2006. She was only half watching the television screen in front of her when something snatched her attention, something that would hold her attention for the next two years. The first mention of the Amish school shooting in Lancaster County, Pa., shocked Dickey so much that she paused in her running and fell off the back of the treadmill. "I couldn't believe what I was seeing.
NEWS
May 16, 2008
"Some few weeks back The Herald-Mail published an editorial on what should parents tell their children about sex. This has been a subject in your paper quite frequently, but most emphasized the school, church, anything but parents teach this subject. Look at the Amish people. They don't smoke, drink, do drugs or have a problem with teens. Parents should set the example. They have their own schools, so their children aren't subject to these problems, including carrying firearms and knives to school.
NEWS
April 3, 2007
DRY RUN, Pa. - Fire destroyed an Amish woodshop on Sweetwater Road in the northern tip of Franklin County, Pa., on Monday afternoon despite the efforts of firefighters with nine companies, Fannett-Metal Fire Chief Sam Peterson said. Someone stopped at the fire department at 2:50 p.m. and reported that a building was possibly on fire about a mile away, Peterson said. "You could see the smoke for miles," he said. The blaze in the 40-by-70 building is believed to have started in a woodstove, Peterson said.
NEWS
by MARIE GILBERT | February 11, 2007
It's 4:30 in the morning when the 21st century - in the form of a van - disturbs the quiet of an Amish farmhouse in Lancaster, Pa. Elam Kauffman climbs on board and is greeted by a group of his neighbors, all headed in the same direction - Hagerstown. They are vendors who will be selling their wares at the Pennsylvania Dutch Market at Long Meadow Shopping Center. Kauffman is a furniture maker, while others are bakers, quilters and organic dairy farmers. Three days each week they make the trip - taking time to thank the driver, because, Kauffman will tell you, "without him, we might not be here.
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