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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By Nancy Lembke
A heavy haze blocks the morning sun and blankets the valleys. Only a few high hilltops peek through the low-hanging cloud, creating the visual effect of tiny islands surrounded by oblique white water. The damp, heavy air creates a unique stillness while also enhancing sounds coming from nearby Amish farm livestock.
Maple trees begin to display their colors of gold, yellow, red and rust-colored leaves as the haze slowly surrenders to the heat of the sun. Many trees have released their glorious splendor to a recent wind and rain, but others still show off their God-given beauty.
The dance of ...
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Americans will be celebrating Independence Day all over the nation around the July Fourth holiday, but locals won’t have to travel far for the spectacle of gigantic fireworks displays and plenty of fun activities for the whole family.
Thunder Over Holmes County will provide patriotic flair on the courthouse lawn in Historic Downtown Millersburg when it rolls into town July 5. This old-fashioned, family-friendly celebration has a real flair for yesteryear in the sense that it is very community oriented. It will include games, contests and live entertainment, and no Independence Day celebration would be complete without food and fireworks.
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