Amish clothing styles encourage humility and separation from the world and are a practical expression of their faith. The Amish fashion styles are simple and meant to be functional. Clothing is made at home of plain fabrics and is primarily dark in color, including shades of purple, blue, wine, brown, grey and black. Lighter colors are used for younger children and summer shirts and dresses for adults in some groups.
Amish men wear straight-cut suits and coats without collars, lapels or pockets. They resemble the Nehru jackets of the 70's and are called mutza suits. During the summer they'll shed ...
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For those of us living in the Sugarcreek area and the eastern part of Holmes County, it’s that time of year again – Swiss Festival time! It’s always scheduled to start the last week in September. Most of the natives have Swiss ancestry, so it’s a celebration of the Swiss culture of the area that made Sugarcreek the “Little Switzerland of Ohio. It’s also the unofficial kick-off to the the fall season in Ohio’s Amish Country.
Our Swiss background
When western Tuscarawas county was first settled in the early 1800s, many of those first settlers were of German ...
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Holmes County, Ohio has always been well known for its rolling, scenic landscape, stunningly beautiful sunsets, cows grazing in the pasture, horse and buggies and the simple style of the Amish culture.
But basketball? You better believe it.
For the past decade, the round orange ball has taken center stage as part of Classic in the Country (CitC), a weekend of hoops action that draws thousands from all over Ohio and beyond.
Classic in the Country was the brainchild of Tom Jenkins, director of Ohio Girls Basketball Review, and David Schlabach, coach of the four-time State champion Hiland Lady Hawks.
The dream was to ...
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