The most common sight in an Amish community is the horse and buggy. It marks distinctively the separation of the Amish community from the rest of the world who uses the automobile for every day transportation.
The buggy varies with the group and reflects how conservative the community is. The more conservative the community the more austere the buggy is, the more stocky the horse is. For instance, the Swartzentruber Amish, the most conservative of groups, will use a wooden wheeled buggy with steel bands that touch the road. The side curtains will be manually rolled up and tied. The ...
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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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Guests visiting Roscoe Village Dec. 7, 14 and 21 will have the opportunity to experience a truly old-fashioned Christmas through horse-drawn carriage rides, roasted chestnuts, strolling carolers, complimentary hot-mulled cider, cookies, Christmas candlelighting tours, luminaries, and visits with Santa.
At candlelightings each year, visitors are provided a candle upon arrival at the ceremony and surround the main stage in the center of the village to listen to guest choirs sing carols, hear a Christmas story, and participate in the lighting of their candle. When it comes time to light the candles, the honorary candlelighter lights his or her candle ...
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