Joy To The World – The 2014 Christmas Show at American Music Theatre

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Merry Christmas from the American Music Theatre! The Christmas season gets off to a joyful start with the 2014 Christmas production at the American Music Theatre in Lancaster. Their gorgeous theater is all decked out for Christmas and for this year’s show, which is appropriately called “Joy to the … [Read more...]

Conestoga Wood Specialties Supreme Court Case

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  Conestoga Wood Specialties vs Sebelius Religious Freedom on Trial Before the U.S. Supreme Court On Tuesday March 25, 2014 an important religious liberty case will be argued before the United States Supreme Court. In administering the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) … [Read more...]

Book Review: “One Light Still Shines: My Life Beyond the Shadow of the Amish Schoolhouse Shooting” by Marie Monville

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The Shooter's Wife Recalls the Amish School Shooting Marie had just come from leading a Moms in Touch prayer meeting at church, praying for children at the local elementary school in Nickel Mines, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. I had just poured myself a cup of coffee when the phone rang. I … [Read more...]

The Flower and Home Marketplace Opens

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Flower & Home Marketplace Replaces Flower & Craft Warehouse The building that used to house the popular Flower & Craft Warehouse in Blue Ball has been vacant since Flower and Craft closed last Spring. However, it is now re-opening with new owners and a new name - the Flower and Home … [Read more...]

Vogt Farm Bed & Breakfast is Retiring

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Good-bye to Vogt Farm Bed & Breakfast Sad to say, but all good things must come to an end. After years on entertaining guests and helping visitors appreciate all that Lancaster County has to offer, Kathy Vogt has decided to hang up her room keys and retire from serving their many bed and … [Read more...]

Hot Air Balloon Festival in Gap, PA

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Hot Air Balloon Fest Lifts Off in Lancaster County Tonight the Community FallFest & Hot Air Balloon Festival in Gap got off the ground, so to speak. Around 6:00 pm tonight 12 hot air balloons took off from Houston Run in Gap.  It was a beautiful night. Clear blue skies, temperature in … [Read more...]

Nissley Vineyards Celebrates Their 35th Anniversary

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Nissley Vineyards celebrated their 35th anniversary Saturday night, August 3rd. The event was celebrated during their weekly Music in the Vineyards summer lawn concert.  Big band music was provided for the event by Blue Moon Big Band. Nissley Vineyards is one of numerous wineries in Lancaster … [Read more...]

Amish Romance Novels are Best Sellers

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Amish Fiction Books are Top Sellers Isn’t it ironic that a group of people who try to live their own lives as separate from the rest of society as they can keep becoming more and more popular in the mainstream society? Amish stories, Amish movies, and Amish television series (although these are … [Read more...]

Photographing the Amish

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The purpose of this website is to promote Lancaster County as a great place to live and a fascinating place to visit. In doing that, we share a lot of information about the local Amish and their culture. When we cover the Amish, our desire is to do so in a respectful way that honors their culture … [Read more...]

Gordonville Spring Auction & Mud Sale

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The Crowds Turned Out for This Year's Gordonville Auction While the Strasburg Spring Auction two weeks ago started with drizzle and colder temperatures, today’s weather for the Gordonville Mud Sale was absolutely gorgeous - sunny skies and temperatures approaching 50 degrees. And the warm … [Read more...]