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By Chris Guy and Chris Guy,SUN STAFF | June 27, 2003
CECILTON -- Longtime residents -- "English," as the Amish call anyone who is not of their faith -- have grown fond of the clip-clop sound of horse and buggy as the plain folk make their way on errands around this town of 500. County road crews have installed yellow caution signs painted with the silhouettes of Amish carriages, and merchants grouse a little about horse droppings, but most have nothing but good things to say about their new neighbors....
By Marion Winik and Marion Winik,Special to the Sun | October 12, 2003
If you'd like to spend an afternoon absorbing the rustic, historic and uncommonly lovely phenomenon that is a covered bridge in autumn, you do not have far to go. Pennsylvania, with more than 200 covered bridges, has the most remaining of any state in the union; Lancaster County, with 29, has the largest concentration in Pennsylvania. What, did you think you had to go to Iowa? Madison County, Iowa, became famous for its covered bridges when Robert James Waller set his 1992 novel, The Bridges of Madison County, there, and the 1995 Clint Eastwood / Meryl Streep movie was filmed on location.
Just before dawn on Oct. 4, 2006, Enos Miller, an Amish man with a long gray beard, walked past the school where two of his granddaughters had been fatally shot two days before. A television reporter approached and asked him if he had forgiven the gunman. "In my heart, yes," said Miller, his voice wavering. "How is that possible?" she asked. His answer: "Through God's help." Miller's words - emblematic of the community's response to the tragedy - quickly became international news. How could the Amish so quickly forgive the man who killed five of their daughters and wounded five others?
By KNIGHT-RIDDER NEWS SERVICE | September 14, 1997
MANHEIM, Pa. -- The two men from New York City were wearing neat suits and ties. They showed up in a white, city-owned car, powered with clean, natural gas. They were all ready to talk about improving the environment.And then they stepped into a cesspool of ill will.Next summer, 162 tons of New York City sewage sludge will begin arriving every day at the A&M Composting plant near this northern Lancaster County town - a total of 60,000 tons a year for the next 15 years. The two men had come to say how happy the city was to find a good use for its waste.
By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,Staff Writer | November 28, 1993
STRASBURG, Pa. -- It's nearing dusk in Pennsylvania Dutch country and Holmes Morton has come to make an unannounced house call on Henry Martin.Dr. Morton pulls his green Jeep into the barnyard, scattering a dozen chickens near a hay wagon hitched to two draught horses.Henry, a blue-eyed 22-month-old, runs to his father, Jesse Martin, who is talking to two of his brothers. The three men, who married three sisters, have almost identical faces and wear plain, dark fedoras."How is he?" Dr. Morton asks,still seated behind the wheel.
By Frank Lynch and Frank Lynch,Staff Writer | February 14, 1993
Shoppers who now must drive an hour to get to Amish markets and crafts soon will find them much closer when an Amish businessman opens a Pennsylvania Dutch Farmers Market in Aberdeen.The market, scheduled to open early next month in a former grocery store at Jamesway Plaza on West Bel Air Avenue near Beards Hill Road, will boast 60 to 70 stands on Fridays and Saturdays.Craftsmen, farmers and food servers will pay $75 for each 8-by-8 1/2 -foot stand to sell handmade furniture, crafts, baked goods, cheese, smoked meats, canned foods, hot food and produce.
By Wayne Hardin and Wayne Hardin,Staff Writer | November 27, 1992
The artistic and entertainment directors came from Hershey Park, and the technical director from Disneyland in California. The camels came from Connecticut, and the audience comes from all around.The destination is Sight and Sound Entertainment Centre, the "vision" of owners Glenn and Shirley Eshelman, in the Amish country of Lancaster County."This is the country's largest full-time professional Christian theater," says Gregg Halteman, 37, sales and marketing manager.Mr. Halteman says in the year since it opened, 250,000 people have seen at least one of five shows, all with nondenominational Christian themes, in a 1,400-seat theater which has a stage the same size as the one in Radio City Music Hall in New York.
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.
April 25, 2007
John Parrish, Orioles reliever What's considered a fun night in Lancaster County, Pa.? "I don't go out in Lancaster. I don't really do anything up there anymore. I just hang out and barbecue somewhere."
January 5, 2005
On December 9, 2004, Pennsylvania attorney, MICHAEL G. NAST, 37, died in an underwater diving accident near Cancun, Mexico. Nast, was born in Mount Holly, New Jersey on June 6, 1967. He was the husband of Baltimore resident Julie R. Brahmer, M.D., a thoracic oncologist at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland, to whom he was married in June, 2004. Nast was the son of Dianne M. Nast and Joseph F. Roda, of Lancaster, and Michael Gallucci, of Philadelphia. He had three brothers, Daniel N. husband of Kimberly, Joseph, and Joshua and one sister, Anastasia, all of Lancaster.
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