What if, instead of simply getting up, dressing in your Sunday best and driving to church, church came to you? What if your home was flooded with 150 people for a three-hour service followed by a couple of hours of eating and visiting?  This would be the picture once a year if you were Amish.

Your other church Sundays would be spent as one of the visitors, usually at neighbors’ homes no more than a short walk or buggy ride away.

In nearly all instances, the Amish hold church in their ...
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By: LaVonne De Bois´╗┐

 

Fry Pies are as common as Horse and Buggies, especially in Ohio Amish Country, Holmes County.  What is the difference between a good ole' fashioned slice of pie and a fry pie?  For one, you don't need to eat it with a fork.  Two; the Fry Pie is wrapped in a delicious thin crust with your favorite filling; and three, they are cheaper than a slice of pie.  Fry Pies can be found in nearly every bakery or perhaps along the back roads at a family roadside stand.  This ...
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Nina Polien Light

Going to the grocery store has always been an adventure at Walnut Creek Cheese, the Holmes County institution that boasts value-oriented service, quality products and historic charm. And now there is even more to experience.
   
“We finally branched out and launched our own doughnut line for retail for every day of the week,” store manager Dennis Schlabach said, explaining the store previously offered the deep-fried pastries on Tuesday mornings only.
   
At least a dozen varieties are available from the in-store bakery, ranging from a traditional glazed doughnut to cinnamon caramel, cream sticks and apple fritters. ...
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