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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.
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.
By Tom Infield and Tom Infield,KNIGHT RIDDER/TRIBUNE | October 30, 2003
PARADISE, Pa. -- Amish farmers here in eastern Lancaster County, Pa., are facing a crisis this harvest season, and their horses just won't cut it. So this one time, their bishops are permitting Amish farmers to use heavy machinery to bring in their corn crops. "They have been told, `You need to harvest your corn for your cows to survive, so whatever you need to do -- do it,'" said David Hoover, who was helping to direct an effort at helping the Amish that has been dubbed Harvest Aid. The big wind that cut through Lancaster County in the wake of Hurricane Isabel Sept.
By Lita Solis-Cohen | November 18, 1990
A small watercolor of a colonial lady on horseback and brandishing a tulip set another Americana record on Oct. 20, when a collector paid $110,000 for this Pennsylvania German fraktur. (Fraktur refers to the watercolor drawings that decorate Pennsylvania German copy books and documents.)Sotheby's auctioneer William Stahl hammered down the 8-by-6 1/2 -inch watercolor drawing inscribed "Laedy Waschington" (sic) to a New York collector, who always requests anonymity, bidding from the wings of the salesroom.
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."
By Larry Lewis and Larry Lewis,Knight-Ridder News Service | April 24, 1992
QUARRYVILLE, Pa. -- Whenever Vivian and Sandy Cantey plan to go out without their two tiny foster daughters, the Amish families of this southern Lancaster County farming town line up to baby-sit.The black-haired, bubbling 3-year-old and the lithe, shy 4-year-old are exquisitely cute, but there is another, more tragic, dimension to the outburst of extra neighborliness.Born in Pennsylvania, the girls came into the world with AIDS.They came to live with the Canteys among the Plain People sects three years ago, when there were virtually no refuges for babies stricken with acquired immune deficiency syndrome.
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