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August 25, 1991 | Special to The Inquirer / JEFF HIXON
It's harvest time, and this Amish family in Paradise is hoping for a profitable crop from its 16 acres of tobacco. The family has 92 acres, and also grows wheat, corn and hay. The Amish auction their tobacco three times a year.
NEWS
October 6, 2006
AS A National Rifle Association member and NRA certified firearms instructor, I am deeply offended by Signe's editorial cartoon that has NRA members serving up innocent schoolchildren on what appears to be a sacrificial altar. Do you really believe we sanction or tolerate the killing of innocent children? I am as appalled and disgusted by the Amish school slayings as, I'm sure, all other NRA members. How dare you use this tragedy to portray us as child-killers? Congratulations to you and to the editors who approved the printing of this drivel - you have managed to cheapen yourselves as well as all of the decent people at the Daily News.
NEWS
December 4, 1988 | By Lita Solis-Cohen, Inquirer Antiques Writer
"The Amish would rather have something new than old so we bought what they called their old junk," Daniel McCauley said. As he talked, McCauley took from between two pieces of acid-free paper a sampler decorated with letters of the alphabet, a row of crowns, hearts, tulips, trees and birds, all cross-stitched in black, brown and green thread. "It has the whole vocabulary of Amish stitchery, and the woman we bought it from was using it as a dust cloth," he said. "Tell how we got these socks," said McCauley's wife, Kathryn, holding up a pair of purple wool, hand-knitted, knee-high socks with bright red, white and blue scalloped tops.
FOOD
March 9, 1994 | by Anne B. Adams and Nancy Nash-Cummings, Special to the Daily News
Dear Anne and Nan: For more than a year I have been trying to find a company where I can purchase Amish dolls and cookbooks. - Cheryl Marble, Greenwell Springs, La. Dear Cheryl: There's a wonderful store in Kidron, Ohio, that caters to the Amish. It's Lehman Hardware and Appliances Inc., and if they don't carry an item, you probably don't need it. They have Amish dolls and loads of cookbooks. Send $2 for a catalog to Lehman's, 4779 Kidron Road, Box 41, Kidron, Ohio 44636. Dear Anne and Nan: What can I do about a picture window over a tub/shower combination short of replacing the glass?
NEWS
January 21, 2004
FORGET the Amish reality show. In case you missed it, CBS head Leslie Moonves has announced plans to create an "Amish in the City" reality show for UPN to track Amish youths in their teenage freedom phase called rumspringa. Frankly, we'd rather see another Amish twist on a popular cultural trend. Voila: The Stoltzfus Beach Diet, a high-carb, all-dumpling diet guaranteed to transform your body and your life. It's simple. You don't need any special equipment or tools beyond one (1)
NEWS
July 12, 1998 | By Crispin Sartwell
When two young Amish men and eight people associated with the Pagans motorcycle gang were indicted last month on drug charges, the clash of worlds seemed almost too extreme to believe: Old Order meets road warrior. Buggy meets Harley. Christian meets blasphemer. Abner and Abner meet Twisted and Trog (I'm not kidding about the names). But the Amish and the Pagans have a lot in common. The Amish tourist strip in Lancaster County is a commercialization of the anticommercial, an up-to-date marketing of the supposed innocence and simplicity of people who seem committed to living in the past.
NEWS
June 8, 1991 | By Russell E. Eshleman Jr., Inquirer Staff Writer
SEPTA may call on a cavalry of crisp-collared counsel for costly and competent advice, but leave it to a Lancaster County Amishman to tell the big-city transit guys how to run a better railroad. From beneath the worn straw hat of Sam Stoltzfus, Amish farmer and gazebo- builder, comes an idea so simple, so logical and, on its face, so cost- efficient that supporters figure bureaucratic naysayers will need to double-clutch into high gear to pooh-pooh the plan. Stoltzfus wants SEPTA, which picks up passengers as far west as Parkesburg, Chester County, to put a station stop amid the bucolic villages of eastern Lancaster County.
BUSINESS
November 29, 2010 | By Harold Brubaker, Inquirer Staff Writer
Main Line roofers say they are taking it on the chin from Amish competitors, who are getting a significant amount of work in Philadelphia's wealthy western suburbs. Keith McLean, a Paoli roofing contractor, said he lost a job this month when his bid of $8,000 was $3,000 more than the winning Amish bid. The 38 percent difference in price, McLean said, rendered him unable to compete. "My wiggle room is hundreds of dollars. I don't have three grand" to play with, said McLean, who owns Hancock Building Associates Inc. McLean and other non-Amish contractors say the Amish, who come from Lancaster County and western Chester County, have an advantage because they do not have to pay Social Security taxes for themselves or their Amish employees and are eligible for a religious exemption from workers' compensation insurance, although not all take advantage of the latter.
NEWS
April 5, 1997 | By Walter F. Naedele, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
At a time when the number of farms and farm acreage have been steadily declining for decades in Pennsylvania, the Amish have been expanding their hold on Lancaster County farmland, despite development pressures. In researching Lancaster County farm sales and Amish registries dated 1984 through 1995, sociologist Conrad L. Kanagy has found that: The Amish gained a net of 137 non-Amish farms. The Amish gained a net of 11,498 farm acres. Though some Amish were selling, they were not selling out: Of the Amish farms that were sold, 82 percent went to other Amish.
NEWS
February 13, 1986
I thought the Feb. 2 Amish vacation article was interesting, especially the fact that the winter trips to Florida are not approved by the bishops of Lancaster County. There were pictures of the adventuresome folk riding bikes, playing shuffleboard, etc. Could The Inquirer be revealing something it shouldn't? Is a vacation in Florida really front-page news? Henry B. Coxe Philadelphia.
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NEWS
July 31, 2016 | By Casey Gilman, Staff Writer
BELLEVILLE, Pa. - Keith Weaver, 13, inherited his ancestors' bright blue eyes, light brown hair, and a metabolic disorder diagnosed at birth that everyone thought probably wouldn't cause him much trouble. People with propionic acidemia lack an enzyme needed to fully digest protein, potentially leading to serious health issues and even death. After the condition was found in a routine screening for newborns, Keith's doctors in Ohio prescribed a special, low-protein diet and routine monitoring.
NEWS
June 30, 2016
ISSUE | CHILD WELFARE 14-year-old Amish girl was sold, not 'gifted' In your reporting on the relationship between Daniel and Savilla Stoltzfus and Lee Kaplan, I have been baffled by the Amish couple's characterization that they had "gifted" their 14-year-old daughter to the Feasterville man after he helped them with financial matters ("Probe sparks questions," Sunday). Usually when money is exchanged, it's called a sale, not a gift. The fact that the daughter, now 18 and the mother of two children with Kaplan, says she loves him doesn't alter the nature of the transaction.
NEWS
March 3, 2016 | By Michaelle Bond, Staff Writer
WHITE HORSE, Pa. - The schoolhouse was ripped to pieces. The group of local residents who had gathered at the site - fewer than 90 minutes after an unprecedented tornado had rained destruction along a five-mile path - were "dealing with the shock," recalled John Smucker, the secretary of the White Hall School board and the father of four students. On the site they found two seesaws, a green swing set rusted with age, and a small stucco-walled bathroom. Nearby lay the leveled Amish school.
NEWS
December 8, 2014 | By Justine McDaniel, Inquirer Staff Writer
The man rides along in a buggy, black hat shading his face, horse trotting ahead of him. As author Mindy Starns Clark pens him, he's thinking, maybe praying, enjoying his surroundings as the vehicle rolls through Lancaster County. And the next time Clark gets in her car, she doesn't flip on the radio. Instead, she lowers the windows. She tries to remember the simplicity and quiet her heroes value. "I just live more in the moment," said Clark. That's the influence of the Amish - and over the last few years, the wide and growing appeal of the "plain" life has had much more impact than that.
NEWS
October 13, 2014 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Staff Writer
STRASBURG, Pa. - Weeks after his birth in 2001, Benjamin Glick was stricken with a mysterious illness. He would vomit and pass out. He wouldn't eat and lost weight. Over five agonizing months, his parents took him to 12 doctors at six hospitals in the Philadelphia area. "He was fading out, we were going to lose him," said his father, Amos Glick, who is Old Order Amish and runs a foundry in Chester County. It took a clinic in a Lancaster County cornfield to save the boy. Doctors at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia sent the family to the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg.
NEWS
August 24, 2014 | By Amy Worden, Inquirer Staff Writer
LANCASTER - For a year, Lark and Michael McCarley simmered silently over the arrival of Amish Mafia in their community. The couple own Lovelace Manor, a bed-and-breakfast on the outskirts of town, and found the reality show that depicts black-clothed young men terrorizing neighbors distasteful, offensive and an affront to their many Amish friends. The final straw was the phone call last winter from a TV producer who wanted to blow up a vehicle in the small parking lot behind their restored Second Empire mansion, next to the aviary housing several prized doves.
BUSINESS
July 28, 2014 | By Joseph N. DiStefano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Visiting the blacksmith who shod horses for his family's farm, young Amos Glick was inspired: "You put a piece of metal at the forge, heat it and beat it, and you get a completely different shape. " As a teenager he worked at the Pequea Machine Inc. plant in Lancaster County, building manure spreaders. At 22, with marriage pending, and funds from his father and the local Mennonite bank, Glick in 1998 started Compass Iron Works in Chester County, refitting an old sawmill among cornfields a few miles past suburban Philadelphia.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 5, 2014 | By Ellen Gray
* AMERICAN EXPERIENCE. THE AMISH: SHUNNED. 9 tonight, WHYY12.   THERE'S a longing that permeates tonight's "The Amish: Shunned," and it comes from both sides of what for a long time seemed to be a wall of silence. Getting the Amish - members of a culture that literally has no use for television - to break that silence would have been hard enough before "reality" TV came calling, repeatedly, for their children. Before "Amish in the City," "Amish: Out of Order," "Breaking Amish" and even (shudder)
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
'Amish' star assaulted   Esther Schmucker , one of the cast of Discovery Channel's reality-TV show Amish Mafia , was beaten severely by her bf early Halloween morning. Results: broken cheekbone, nose, and teeth. That's according to Strasburg, Pa., police, who issued a felony arrest warrant Sunday for Imir "Mirkat" Williams . (He's not on the show.) Schmucker has repeatedly sought protection-from-abuse orders against Williams. They were signed by judges, but dropped when Schmucker failed to appear in court.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 24, 2013 | By Virginia A. Smith, Inquirer Staff Writer
The second corn crop is coming in and peaches are practically falling from the sky. There are tomatoes and cucumbers to pick, potatoes and carrots to dig, and for Laura Anne Lapp, it's canning time. "August is the busy season," says Laura, 32, author of a new book called An Amish Garden , a month-by-month chronicle of a full year in her Cumberland County, Pa., garden. Actually, every season is busy for this Old Order Amish wife and mother of three. She not only grows food and puts things up, she also cooks and bakes from scratch, makes clothes, and tends to 18 egg-laying hens and one noisy rooster.
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