Enjoy your visit to Amish country, but be sure to follow the 'golden rule' and treat the Amish and their property the way that you would wish to be treated. This statement from a Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Visitor's Bureau brochure sums it up well: "While you talk and mingle with the Amish, please remember that they are not actors or spectacles, but ordinary people who choose a different way of life."


Whether you shop for local Amish-made goods and furniture, stay overnight at a quaint bed and breakfast tucked under an authentic Amish quilt, stop by local roadside stands set ...
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"How do the Amish live?"

Read our comprehensive guide to why the Amish live the way they do. We offer a list of informative articles to help you understand their culture, and way of life.





By Nancy Lembke

In the fall they seem to slip out of their summer colors of bright yellow and distinctive black and put on dull, humble shades of brown and tan feathers. Throughout the winter months they quietly blend in with the brown Sparrows and gray Juncos.  In Ohio, the Gold Finch seems content to melt into the dreary background of the darkness of winter.

But now that spring has arrived, these tiny resident birds suddenly burst upon the scene in their brightest apparel, seemingly challenging even the earliest yellow dandelions in the yard.

The huge ...
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By Leah Brown

By Leah Brown

The Rainbow of Hope Benefit Auction at Mt. Hope Auction hit record numbers Friday and Saturday, July 25-26.

With plenty of activities, food and items for sale and auction, it isn’t hard to see why the weekend was so successful.

The auction began Friday night with a volleyball tournament, auctioneers contest, a bungee apparatus, a carry-in buffet dinner and a bake sale, among other activities. 

For the auctioneering contest, locals tried their hand at raising the most money through auctioning everything from Swiss cheese and granola to children’s toys. “It ...
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