The Amish believe strongly in education, but only provide formal education through the eighth grade. They are exempt from state compulsory attendance beyond the eighth grade based on religious principles. Schooling concentrates on the basic reading, writing and math skills, along with vocational training and socialization in Amish history and values.
Many Amish communities provide parochial schools for their children. A local farmer or other landowner will donate land for a school house and the community will assist in building it. Most of the schools are governed by a local school board made up of parents of the children in ...
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This morning as I was spreading my honey on my toast, a flood of memories came back of my childhood. We had food traditions and I believe many families do, not only among the Amish.
On Saturday afternoon my mom would bake bread and we'd sit and spread butter and honey on it while it was still warm.
When we'd have summer rainstorms, we'd celebrate with popcorn and grape juice. That was a Sunday afternoon special too.
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The Dominic Greco Band will launch its 2013 summer concert season with a concert Saturday, May 25 during the annual Canal Dover Festival. The band will play at 6:30 p.m. in the downtown area. In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held at Memorial Hall in Dover.
Band members will again take to the stage Monday, May 27 at 7 p.m. for a Memorial Day Concert at the Tuscora Park Amphitheater in New Philadelphia. Both concerts are free and open to the public.
The band’s origins date to 1917, when Dominic Greco organized an Italian Band to perform for public ...
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