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March 3, 1991
The 23d annual Fireman's Association Spring Sale will attract thousands of buyers and curiousity seekers to Gordonville in Lancaster County, Pa., next Saturday. This is billed as the largest firemen's acution on the East Coast, and visitors will not only find a range of unusual items on sale, but will have an opportunity to mingle with the normally reclusive Amish folk.The sale begins at 8 a.m. and continues all day, with over 40 auctioneers selling everything from Amish quilts to homemade preserves, from Amish courting carriages to household furnishings.
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August 4, 2014
In this week's 'Crime Scene' video, former TV police reporter and Baltimore City Police spokesman Matt Jablow recounts the mysterious death of Jonathan Luna. Luna was a 38-year-old prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney's office in Baltimore when his body was found on December 4, 2003 in a shallow creek in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.  He had been stabbed more than 30 times.  At the time of his death, Luna had been working on a plea bargain for a drug case.  More than 10 years later, police still are unclear about exactly what happened to Luna.
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August 4, 1991
The 1719 Hans Herr House, oldest building in Lancaster County, Pa., will host Heritage Day on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Workshops will be held on 18th century rural crafts and antique home and farm equipment. For children there will be 18th cventury games to play. Other attractions will include Conestoga wagon rides ande homemade food. Admission is $4 for adults, $1 for children. The museum is four miles south of Lancaaster just off U.S. 222d abd Route 741. Call (717) 464-4438
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By Colin Campbell, The Baltimore Sun | July 15, 2014
Three people have died in Maryland waters in as many days, and a U.S. Coast Guard search is underway for another who went missing Monday, authorities said. The bodies of two boaters were found after their vessel encountered storms Sunday into Monday. After the body of Brigette Marchand, 42, of Annapolis, was found in the water off Brandon Shores on Monday, police initiated a search for her partner. Around 11:15 a.m. Tuesday near Fort Howard in Baltimore County, Natural Resources Police found the body of David Frandzen, 40, of Pasadena.
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By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Contributing Writer | June 5, 1994
Think of Pennsylvania Dutch food, and shoo-fly pie, chicken corn soup and snickerdoodle cookies come to mind. You can sample these foods and many others at the second annual Pennsylvania Dutch Food Festival June 13-18. Held throughout Lancaster County, the festival features food events, demonstrations and tastings, a food fair, a chicken corn soup cook-off and tours of food processing plants.One of the big festival events is the Route 340 Food Fair June 17 and 18 in the rural village of Bird-in-Hand.
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By Walter F. Naedele and Walter F. Naedele,KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | July 10, 1997
LANDISVILLE, Pa. -- A fungus is threatening to wipe out the tobacco crop in Lancaster County, where 95 percent of Pennsylvania's harvest is grown, perhaps as much as half by Amish farmers."
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | April 17, 1997
PHILADELPHIA - 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 and 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.
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By Meredith Cohn and Meredith Cohn,SUN STAFF | February 17, 2004
Testing continued in the Mid-Atlantic region yesterday for avian influenza, the virus that infected flocks of chickens in Delaware, New Jersey and Pennsylvania this month. Delaware officials said in a statement that testing continued yesterday inside and outside a six-mile radius around two farms that were found to be infected. Also, cautionary measures such as quarantining, cleaning and destroying of birds will continue for the next two weeks. No new cases were reported to federal or state agencies yesterday, a government holiday.
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By Larry Fish and Larry Fish,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | January 16, 2005
PHILADELPHIA - They lend charm and character to the roads of Lancaster County, Pa., but horse-drawn buggies and their operators may be more susceptible to roadway perils than other drivers. So for the first time, a distinctively attuned "Horse and Buggy Driver's Manual," which draws upon the Golden Rule as much as modern traffic laws, has been published for Amish and others who rely on the kind of horsepower that has hooves. The manual, prepared with assistance from the Lancaster County Planning Department and the state's police and Department of Transportation, is meant to help buggy drivers understand how to be safer on roads dominated by motor traffic.
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By Joshua Kurlantzick and By Joshua Kurlantzick,Special to the Sun | November 10, 2002
Standing in line at Zimmerman's grocery store in Intercourse, Pa., one of the many small towns amid the cornfields of Lancaster County, I chatted with the man in front of me, a middle-aged Amish father with a long salt-and-pepper beard. Like other Amish, he shunned many aspects of modern life. His horse and buggy waited outside, and he spoke to his sons in the German dialect still used by his people. But hearing a beeping sound, I noticed another detail about the man: He was wearing an electronic pager on his waist.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | January 6, 2012
This weekend, I was not going to go Dutch. Yes, we were in the "Dutch Country. " Lancaster County, Pa., to be exact. But I was not going to stuff my face at Kitchen Kettle Village, gawk at Amish buggies or get sidetracked by the QVC or Pottery Barn outlets. No. The goal of this two-day getaway was to discover the other Lancaster — the one that sits downtown within a compact 7 square miles and offers an artsy and hip vibe. Theater. Architecture. Galleries. Farm-to-table eateries.
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By Michelle Deal-Zimmerman, The Baltimore Sun | March 27, 2011
The spring thaw — if we ever get one — will likely come with a good helping of mud. The Pennsylvania Dutch are counting on it. The segue between the seasons is when the Amish and Mennonite communities launch their annual mud sales in Lancaster County. No, they're not selling dirt. The sales are actually auctions featuring anything from tools and furniture to toys and livestock — and a whole lot in between. The events benefit the region's local fire companies. The plan: The early bird catches the worm and mud sales get going around 8:30 a.m., so it helps to start out your day already in Lancaster.
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By Donna M. Owens, Special to The Baltimore Sun | March 17, 2011
Mention Pennsylvania Dutch Country, and for many, it conjures up images of the Amish people and their legendary Old World culture. Yet beyond that community's time-honored heritage, Lancaster County offers more. Visitors will find a vibrant and increasingly diverse population and a downtown bustling with urban appeal. "There are a lot of progressive things happening in the city," says Elizabeth Todd Lambert, a former Baltimore resident who relocated in 2006 and now heads LancasterARTS, a local arts advocacy organization.
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By Nicole Fuller, The Baltimore Sun | January 1, 2011
Anne Arundel County's churches should join together under an umbrella group to more efficiently assist the needy, according to a prominent county leader who has proposed creating a church council to pool resources. Eugene Peterson, who represents the Laurel area on the county Board of Education, said in a recent interview that the proposed Ecumenical Church Council of Greater Anne Arundel County would be "a place where people could exchange information on ideas and programs that work.
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By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2010
Baltimore County executive candidates Republican Kenneth C. Holt and Democrat Kevin Kamenetz have been listening to voters for months in forums, festivals and personal visits, hearing an overwhelming concern: jobs. Announcements this year that the Solo Cup plant would close in Owings Mills and Severstal North America would keep its Sparrows Point steel mill idle through the end of this year have underscored the anxieties, as county unemployment has about doubled in the last two years, on pace with the state and the country as a whole.
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October 4, 2009
Hanson Ellsworth Fossett The Taliaferro family circle will receive friends on Friday, October 2, 2009 from 4 P.M. to 7 P.M. at Berry Waddy Funeral Home in Lancaster County, Virginia. The Wake will be held at First Baptist Church of Heathsville, Virginia. Services to follow Interment at First Baptist Church Cemetery in Heathsville, Virginia. A memorial in Baltimore will be announced at a later date.
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By Lynn Anderson, Dan Fesperman and Scott Calvert and Lynn Anderson, Dan Fesperman and Scott Calvert,SUN STAFF | December 6, 2003
BRECKNOCK TOWNSHIP, Pa. - The unsolved mystery of yesterday afternoon involved nothing more sinister than a mangled mailbox, and it didn't take long for local authorities to finger the chief suspect: a county snowplow. That's the kind of trouble people are used to in this farming community in Lancaster County, a region famous for its Amish people and covered bridges. Worse crime is not unheard of here, or in the county, but the township's last murder came in a domestic dispute some 60 years ago, the county historian says.
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By Thomas Fletcher and Thomas Fletcher,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | June 21, 1998
Think of the Amish and most people think of Lancaster County, Pa. Here you will see these "Plain People" in their distinctive dress: the men in beards, broad-brimmed hats and black clothes; the women in their bonnets and long dresses, which are often green or purple, but always covered with black aprons. Eschewing modern conveniences, the Amish farm using horses, mules and equipment from a bygone era to work the land. Transportation is by horse and buggy. Electrical power and telephones are not found in their homes.
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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,fred.rasmussen@baltsun.com | January 27, 2009
William Denmead Groff Jr., who owned and operated an Owings Mills fuel oil and coal business for 60 years and was interested in preserving his family's historic mill, died Jan. 19 of kidney failure at the Brightwood retirement community in Lutherville. The former longtime Owings Mills resident was 92. Mr. Groff was born and raised in Owings Mills. He was a 1934 graduate of Franklin High School and earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1938. "While at Maryland, he played varsity lacrosse for three years.
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By James Drew and James Drew,james.drew@baltsun.com | December 28, 2008
About five minutes after Fran Mathews went to bed, she heard a boom and felt her house in northern Harford County shudder. "I was afraid enough to see if the furnace had blown up," said Mathews, 61. What rattled Mathews and others in northern Harford County yesterday was a minor earthquake at 12:04 a.m. in Lancaster County, Pa. The 3.3-magnitude quake was centered in the Salunga-Landisville area, about 40 miles north of the Pennsylvania-Maryland line,...
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