Yearly Archives: 2011

Green Acres Furniture: high-quality furniture

Green Acres Furniture: 23 years of high-quality furniture You never know what someone’s vision is when they start a business, so it’s difficult to say what Paul Swartzentruber and his wife, Naomi, had in mind when they began building and … Continue reading

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Green Acres Furniture, From Forest to Furniture

written by Sarah J. Grezlik Paul and Naomi Swartzentruber first began in the furniture business in 1988 when they opened the doors to Green Acres Furniture Store, Ltd., located north of Mt. Eaton, Ohio.  They offer splendid Amish Handcrafted Furniture. … Continue reading

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Amish Service Guide, Now Available at Retailers

written by: Sarah J. Grezlik The 2011/2012 Amish Service Guide is a guide to Amish Businesses throughout Ohio. Released in late November of 2011 this guide provides educational stories about the Amish way of life, an address directory, photos and … Continue reading

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Christmas Time In Amish Country

Written by Sarah J. Grezlik What a wonderful place to go shopping for Christmas presents. In Amish Country you will find wonderful Handcrafted furniture, quilts, homemade jams and jellies, wonderful Christmas Baked goods and a whole slew of high quality … Continue reading

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Holmes Manufacturing, Your Source for Aluminum Building Products

Written by Sarah J. Grezlik Holmes Manufacturing Aluminum Building Products a local manufacturing facility for Aluminum Siding Accessories is a company that can trace its birth all the way back to its parent company Holmes Siding Contractors. Located in the … Continue reading

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Holmes Rental Station, Equipment Rental Guru’s!

Written by Sarah J. Grezlik

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KT Barn Structures from Berlin, Ohio

Written by Sarah J. Grezlik Ken Troyer loves horses. His love for these animals made him realize there was a need for portable animal and livestock shelters. In 2004 he began designing and building them and started his business, KT … Continue reading

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An Interview with Wanda Brunstetter

By Christine M. Irvin Wanda Brunstetter is an award-winning writer and author of almost 50 books with a combined total of over 5 million copies sold. Wanda likes to write about the Amish and helped pioneer the Amish fiction genre. … Continue reading

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AMISH POPULATIONS IN THE U.S.

By, Christine M. Irvin The Amish, led by Jacob Amman, split from the Mennonites in the late 17th century. The Amish were unhappy with some of the Mennonite beliefs and practices. They originally settled in Switzerland and in Germany. The … Continue reading

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AMISH ETIQUETTE

By Christine M. Irvin Traveling through and shopping in Amish country can be a delightful and relaxing experience. You can enjoy the scenery of the countryside, dine on authentic Amish food and produce either in an Amish-run restaurant or from … Continue reading

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Amish Quilts

By, Christine M. Irvin Quilting is now considered a common activity in the Amish community as their quilts are readily available for purchase. However, it wasn’t always this way.Before the Amish started making quilts, they used coverlets in the style … Continue reading

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AMISH HOLIDAYS

By Christine M. Irvin Amish Holidays do not follow your typical American calendar. Although the Amish are known as hard-workers, they still take time off from work for various reasons – to rest, to spend time with their families, and … Continue reading

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Lancaster Pennsylvania

I love the similarities and yet the differences between the different communities of Amish throughout the United States.

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DRIVING SAFELY IN AMISH COUNTRY

By: Christine M. Irvin Picture this: Peaceful countryside, rolling hills, Amish farms along the road, Amish buggies on the road. A pleasant place to go for a Sunday afternoon drive, wouldn’t you say? Then, a car goes zipping by, passing … Continue reading

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Amish Dress

AMISH DRESS by Christine M. Irvin If you’ve been around Amish country or seen pictures of the Amish people, you will notice that their clothing is different from that of others. There’s a reason for that. Actually, there are several … Continue reading

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Behalt: Amish and Mennonite Heritage Center

For those who are curious about the Amish, or who simply want to learn more about their history and their culture, a visit to Holmes County in Ohio is a must. There, at the Amish & Mennonite Heritage Center in Berlin, Ohio, in the special Mural House, you will find a giant cyclorama, a “mural in-the-round,” which depicts the history of the Anabaptists. The mural is 265 feet wide and 10 feet tall. Continue reading

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History of the Amish

Written by: Christine M. Irvin The Amish can trace their religious roots back to the early 1500s as their beliefs and practices were based on the writings of Menno Simon, the founder of the Mennonite faith, as well as on the 1632 … Continue reading

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Hershberger Antique Mall

Hershberger Antique Mall Written by Sarah J. Grezlik Located in the heart of Holmes County Amish Country is a true treasure of world quality antiques. Ben Hershberger, who is Old Order Amish, runs a very clean and respectable Antique mall … Continue reading

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