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By Wayne Hardin and Wayne Hardin,Staff Writer | June 5, 1993
Lancaster, Pa. -- As dawn breaks over the Landis Valley Museum in Pennsylvania Dutch country, 40 pies are baking, a 300-pound pig is roasting, 21 gallons of funnel cake batter are ready for making, 100 little chickens are hatched and peeping.At noon today, the entertainment, demonstrations, exhibits and games of the 37th Landis Valley Fair begin. The fair runs through tomorrow. About 3,000 visitors are expected."One complaint we've had in recent years is that there is too much to do in one day," says Elizabeth Johnson, museum educator in charge of the annual fair.
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By LORI SEARS | March 26, 2006
`A Potter's Easter' If Easter can't come soon enough for you, then take a trip to the Landis Valley Museum's Weathervane Store in Lancaster, Pa., today for a glimpse of intricate Easter redware created by potter Lester Breininger. On display at A Pennsylvania Potter's Easter will be Sgraffito eggs, plates and rabbits, all inspired by 18th- and 19th-century pottery pieces. Breininger, a Pennsylvania German potter and historian, uses the Pennsylvania German colors of brown, yellow, black, red and green for much of his work and finds inspiration for his designs from German folk art drawings, tombstone engravings and Fraktur.
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By LORI SEARS | March 26, 2006
`A Potter's Easter' If Easter can't come soon enough for you, then take a trip to the Landis Valley Museum's Weathervane Store in Lancaster, Pa., today for a glimpse of intricate Easter redware created by potter Lester Breininger. On display at A Pennsylvania Potter's Easter will be Sgraffito eggs, plates and rabbits, all inspired by 18th- and 19th-century pottery pieces. Breininger, a Pennsylvania German potter and historian, uses the Pennsylvania German colors of brown, yellow, black, red and green for much of his work and finds inspiration for his designs from German folk art drawings, tombstone engravings and Fraktur.
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By Lori Sears | October 10, 1996
Harvest daysTo get a sense of the customs, traditions and rich history of the Pennsylvania German heritage, you only have to travel to the Landis Valley Museum in Lancaster, Pa., this weekend. Go back in time at the museum's 37th annual Harvest Days celebration to discover the way it used to be.Appreciate Lancaster's farming traditions and Pennsylvania German harvest time, partake in an old-fashioned auction of handmade wares, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, watch the craft demonstrations and satisfy your palate with traditional country fare and homemade goodies.
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By Lori Sears | October 10, 1996
Harvest daysTo get a sense of the customs, traditions and rich history of the Pennsylvania German heritage, you only have to travel to the Landis Valley Museum in Lancaster, Pa., this weekend. Go back in time at the museum's 37th annual Harvest Days celebration to discover the way it used to be.Appreciate Lancaster's farming traditions and Pennsylvania German harvest time, partake in an old-fashioned auction of handmade wares, enjoy a horse-drawn wagon ride, watch the craft demonstrations and satisfy your palate with traditional country fare and homemade goodies.
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By Lois Fegan and Lois Fegan,Contributing Writer | November 22, 1992
Der Belsnickel might be long gone, but the wily hobgoblin is not forgotten in the Pennsylvania German communities where he flourished in the 1800s. He will return to life this Christmas season in two museums 30 miles apart, one in Lancaster, the other in Hershey.As he did in the century-old Christmas legend that by the 1920s had all but disappeared, he will reward good children with nut meats and apples and naughty ones with a flick of his switch.For Maryland folk who want to catch a glimpse of this figure of Pennsylvania German folklore, it's a two-hour drive to Lancaster or Hershey.
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May 7, 1995
The Landis Valley Museum in Lancaster, Pa., will hold its eighth annual Herb Faire, the largest sale of antique plants in the state, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday.More than 35 vendors will offer herbs and garden-related products, including everything from ornamental flowers to heirloom tomatoes, as well as a large selection of historical roses. Books, food and beverages will also be sold. The sale benefits the Heirloom Seed Project. Admission is free. The museum is on Route 272, north of Lancaster.
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By Dorothy Fleetwood and Dorothy Fleetwood,Contributing Writer | December 19, 1993
"Christmas at Hagley" is a view of a 19th-century holiday at the original du Pont mills and estate near Wilmington. Tours run daily through Jan. 2 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., giving visitors an opportunity to see Hagley's 240-acre property festively decorated for the holidays.At Eleutherian Mills, the 1803 du Pont family home, pine roping winds up the sweeping stairway. Hand-made decorations are used extensively and adorn the Victorian Christmas tree in the parlor. Also featured at the mansion is a collection of lace, including bonnets dating from 1815, a parasol, a Victorian neck piece and Belgian war lace made during World War I.One of the tour-stops is the 19th-century machine shop, where you can see demonstrations of steam toys.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,SUN STAFF | July 10, 1999
In Colonial Williamsburg, they use a musket to mark history. In Westminster, it's the pitchfork.At the Carroll County Farm Museum, officials are finding that by re-creating the lost art of daily life on a 19th-century farm -- much like the approach of their 300-year-old neighbor to the south -- they may finally come of age.The museum's board hopes to capture some of the excitement of interactive Williamsburg on the sprawling, 33-year-old site outside Westminster.Farm...
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By Margaret Ferry and Jon Traunfeld and Margaret Ferry and Jon Traunfeld,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | October 5, 1997
A fresh-off-the-vine ripe tomato has a wonderful flavor halfway between sweet and tart. It was a search for that memorable taste that drove Chuck Wyatt to experiment with dozens of different tomatoes in his Rosedale garden.He first began growing tomatoes in the early 1980s, when he retired after 20 years of service in the military. He was looking for that distinctive flavor he remembered from his grandfather's farm in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. "I couldn't find a flavor I liked," Chuck remembers.
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By Wayne Hardin and Wayne Hardin,Staff Writer | June 5, 1993
Lancaster, Pa. -- As dawn breaks over the Landis Valley Museum in Pennsylvania Dutch country, 40 pies are baking, a 300-pound pig is roasting, 21 gallons of funnel cake batter are ready for making, 100 little chickens are hatched and peeping.At noon today, the entertainment, demonstrations, exhibits and games of the 37th Landis Valley Fair begin. The fair runs through tomorrow. About 3,000 visitors are expected."One complaint we've had in recent years is that there is too much to do in one day," says Elizabeth Johnson, museum educator in charge of the annual fair.
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By Lois Fegan and Lois Fegan,Contributing Writer | November 22, 1992
Der Belsnickel might be long gone, but the wily hobgoblin is not forgotten in the Pennsylvania German communities where he flourished in the 1800s. He will return to life this Christmas season in two museums 30 miles apart, one in Lancaster, the other in Hershey.As he did in the century-old Christmas legend that by the 1920s had all but disappeared, he will reward good children with nut meats and apples and naughty ones with a flick of his switch.For Maryland folk who want to catch a glimpse of this figure of Pennsylvania German folklore, it's a two-hour drive to Lancaster or Hershey.
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November 13, 2005
Residents urged to voice concerns The Carroll County commissioners will hold a community meeting at 7 p.m. tomorrow at Northwest Middle School, 99 Kings Drive, Taneytown, to hear comments and listen to residents' concerns about issues that affect the county. All residents are welcome to discuss any topic in this informal setting. Information: 410-386-2043. Forums will focus on amendments The Carroll County commissioners will hold a public hearing at 7 p.m. Nov. 21 in Room 003 of the County Office Building, 225 N. Center St., Westminster.
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By Rosalie Falter and Rosalie Falter,SPECIAL TO THE SUN | April 2, 2000
I REMEMBER WHEN I was young, one of the yearly rituals was a shopping expedition to look for an Easter outfit. It usually meant a new suit, shoes, pocketbook, gloves -- and, of course, a hat. In those days, hats were important, worn not only on Sundays to church but on other special dress-up occasions, such as a formal tea. A hat is not a requirement to attend the "French Country Tea Party -- Featuring Chapeaux Extraordinaire," sponsored by the Woman's...
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