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A Visit to Charm Sweet Shoppe & Pizzeria (11 Photos)

Comment #528160 by Yoder in Ohio on 21.01.19, 07:46

Happy to see this! Charm Sweet Shoppe is one of our favorite places to get pizza! Whitmers in Winesburg is the other. And both deliver — a huge plus for us! Charm’s “pesto pizza” is our favorite. There are a few other great businesses in Charm. To me Charm represents REAL Amish country. πŸ˜‰

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Wisconsin Amish

Comment #525304 by Ellen Vukovic on 20.01.19, 22:33

Hello, this post is a bit old but I am hoping there are still custom Amish furniture makers in Dalton, Wisconsin. I am looking to have a custom kitchen table made. Any advice that would point me to an Amish furniture builder is greatly appreciated.
Regards,
Ellen Vukovic

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A Visit to Charm Sweet Shoppe & Pizzeria (11 Photos)

Comment #524622 by marie b on 20.01.19, 19:25

they have one of the best pizzas around holmes county. I love their SAUCE, its the best. I was just there in December and had a pizza. I hate to admit but I will stop at the side of the road or near Guggisberg cheese and take a taste or two, before I get back to my hotel room. My favorite is the cheese, pepperoni and mushrooms. Oh, now I want pizza, too bad the trip is 4 1/2 hr away. Marie from Canada

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Amish In Australia?

Comment #523770 by Josh on 20.01.19, 16:07

My family and Bethany McAllum’s family knew each other growing up. What an interesting turn of events. I myself am a Mennonite nowadays too, although where I live I’m surrounded by Amish neighbours.

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Amish News Roundup: Basketball Fans, Deer Poaching & Another Fire

Comment #523223 by Robert wilson on 20.01.19, 14:28

Need a roof done in lake villa Illinois do Amish do work in Lake County Illinois

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Do Amish respect the law?

Comment #522359 by Carrie on 20.01.19, 11:04

In our situation with the Amish, they CHOSE to take our land as it was MORE convenient than the Ingress and Egress they got when they purchased their land. In my research the ‘old abandoned road’ was NEVER a road at all but a Range Line for the Holland Land Company in New York State. Our Town Board SIDED with them and their Attorney making it OK for them to USE our land by way of a Resolution and claims that the Town can Do Eminent Domain. No Money has been offered for our land, the Town does not maintain the ‘road’, and the liability still lies on us because it is OUR property, Even after the Amish cut down 441 trees and girdled two larger ones. I wonder if the TOWN got paid off to let them get their way. Letters from our STATE representative says they are LAW ABIDING people…yet they were FREE to TAKE (STEAL) something that was not theirs! Is that Godly? I would think that GOD is NOT happy with their actions as I AM A CHRISTIAN as well. How can one Religion think it is OK to take from a person of another Religion? These Amish don’t use Slow Moving Vehicle signs either and are a danger on the roads with their extremely small lights at night.
I respect their way of life but the way they take advantage has to stop.

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Illinois Amish

Comment #521843 by Michael J Setser on 20.01.19, 06:24

I believe the store on route 116 just east of US 67 is Amish. Further down the road the same family also have a furniture shop. All custom made.
The store leases trees from my wifes family for syrup making. The also contracted to build an out building and small bridges for my father in law. Wonderful people at the scratch and dent store.

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A Visit to Charm Sweet Shoppe & Pizzeria (11 Photos)

Comment #518210 by Erik/Amish America on 19.01.19, 15:39

Sounds like a place I’d check out Laura, grits are a very underrated food. And I haven’t had them in ages πŸ™‚

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Comparing Amish Women's Head Coverings (19 Photos)

Comment #518178 by Erik/Amish America on 19.01.19, 15:28

That sounds like they were probably Mennonites, both by the description of the coverings and the dresses. Amish typically wear dresses which are solid without patterns, or with very subtle patterns in the fabric. And the head coverings Amish women wear will usually cover a good portion of the head, as you can see in these examples, in some cases covering the ears at least partially. Glad you enjoyed the photos and glad you found the site!

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Comparing Amish Women's Head Coverings (19 Photos)

Comment #518158 by Erik/Amish America on 19.01.19, 15:19

Thanks Yoder! I’ve got one or two more planned on the Center:)

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Amish News Roundup: Basketball Fans, Deer Poaching & Another Fire

Comment #518147 by Erik/Amish America on 19.01.19, 15:15

Well about the only thing I do on Twitter is share these posts πŸ™‚

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Amish News Roundup: Basketball Fans, Deer Poaching & Another Fire

Comment #518127 by Erik/Amish America on 19.01.19, 15:10

Jim if you mean raw milk sales, those laws vary by state. That’s actually something that’s come up here before with the Amish involved, particularly in one case in PA some years back. Here’s a map showing differences across states:

http://www.ncsl.org/research/agriculture-and-rural-development/raw-milk-2012.aspx

http://amishamerica.com/amish-raw-milk-sting/
http://amishamerica.com/amish-raw-milk-loses/

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Amish News Roundup: Basketball Fans, Deer Poaching & Another Fire

Comment #518101 by Erik/Amish America on 19.01.19, 15:04

Apparently they base these fines upon the value of the deer, which I would guess is tied somehow to the # of points. Here’s the explanation from another article on the incident:

On Dec. 13, Municipal Court Judge Tim France fined Troyer $150 for each charge and $87 in court costs. Additionally, Troyer was ordered to pay $27,904.46 in restitution to the State of Ohio based on the value of the deer.

https://eu.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2018/12/27/amish-man-fined-poached-buck/2427796002/

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Amish News Roundup: Basketball Fans, Deer Poaching & Another Fire

Comment #518088 by Erik/Amish America on 19.01.19, 15:01

This is really interesting Jason, thanks. Something that in most places would be unheard of. It highlights how this community is generally on the more progressive end of things. Yet at least in recent times they have quite a high retention rate here, of around 95% staying in the faith, reported by Nolt and Meyers in Plain Diversity (published 2007).

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A Visit to Charm Sweet Shoppe & Pizzeria (11 Photos)

Comment #517504 by Laura Hemly on 19.01.19, 12:29

Sweets and pizza is a combination that’s a bit unusual — but looks SO delicious! — but I’ve actually run into one shop in Augusta, Georgia that sells an even crazier pair of items: Mally’s Bagels & Grits! Their grits really are delicious, even though I’m pretty particular about my grits, but they’re my second-favorite place to get them. (My favorite place is right across the river from Augusta in South Carolina. Drat, I’m making myself hungry now!)

This shop looks delightful, I must say. I only wish we were closer so I could try it out! My husband would probably skip the sweets, but I’m sure I could make up for his much greater willpower. πŸ˜€

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"When Tomorrow Starts Without Me"

Comment #515078 by MJ on 19.01.19, 01:50

I happened upon this poem 4 years ago when a dear friend passed suddenly. I shared it for her family and friends offering them comfort. I never knew the author…so I thank you for that bit of information.

As other loved ones have gained their Angel wings, I have shared it time and again. Sadly I’ll be sharing these words next week at my Uncle’s service. He passed suddenly on Sunday and we are all still numb with disbelief. He was everything good you could possibly imagine. The words in this poem resonate in your soul. And though we here on Earth will miss his physical presence dearly, we are comforted in knowing, he’s always with us.

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Amish News Roundup: Basketball Fans, Deer Poaching & Another Fire

Comment #514939 by Cynthia Bliss on 19.01.19, 01:16

Try clearing your browser,it might help.

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Amish Seventh-Day Adventists?

Comment #513679 by Dr. Wm R. Bosko on 18.01.19, 20:53

I came into the church 33 years ago and we work with Almish, Mennonite, New Order, Charity. Plus others as well. Thank you for a wonderful testimony! 937-515-0863 or 0864.

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Amish News Roundup: Basketball Fans, Deer Poaching & Another Fire

Comment #512857 by Carroll Thompson on 18.01.19, 18:05

I think this is an extremely high fine no matter where the poaching took place. Just wrong

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Amish News Roundup: Basketball Fans, Deer Poaching & Another Fire

Comment #512650 by Jason M. on 18.01.19, 17:25

One of my high school friends who is now a coach at Westview just told me that it is becoming more common for Amish girls to play on the basketball teams too. She said it is most common on the Junior High teams, but this year she has her first Amish girl playing on the High School JV team. The girl initially dropped out following 8th grade as is common, but came back to attend high school after a semester away. She and her parents are still Amish, but she is continuing in high school as well as playing on the basketball team.

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Comment #512030 by Erik/Amish America on 18.01.19, 13:59

Neat story Jason. In my experience I’ve also found that some in this area are more progressive in that regard. I remember meeting one Amish mother who matter-of-factly said her son was in high school. Not what you’d expect in most Amish places. There was also this bit from the article:

Dennis Wingard, a feisty, defensive-minded senior guard, grew up Amish. Wingard followed in the footsteps of Norman Miller, a 2017 Westview graduate who worked in a local furniture finishing company for two years after eighth grade before returning to school. Miller, who was too old to play his senior season at Westview, is now a student manager for the Butler basketball team.

Wingard said his parents supported his decision to attend high school and pursue his college dreams.

β€œIt has always been my dream to go to college,” Wingard said. β€œI definitely have the mindset of being thankful for everything I’ve got. The Amish have a really strong work ethic. It’s a really simple life.”

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Amish News Roundup: Basketball Fans, Deer Poaching & Another Fire

Comment #512013 by Erik/Amish America on 18.01.19, 13:53

Jack thanks and glad you enjoy it – actually the photos are mostly not going to be in the emails themselves, so you’d need to click the “Read More” link in each email to come here to the post page itself to view the full post, as I just send short excerpts in the emails. Hope that helps!

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A Visit to Charm Sweet Shoppe & Pizzeria (11 Photos)

Comment #511999 by Erik/Amish America on 18.01.19, 13:51

Sorry to drop this on you like that Alice Mary πŸ˜‰ I didn’t monitor too closely this time but I think I put on about my standard 5 Amish pounds. That’s the norm when you tally up all the meals, car travel, and disruption to jogging schedule. If I stay longer than that I would have to regularly do more chores than just collecting morning milk to get enough of a workout πŸ™‚

Actually if you check the site I listed at the bottom of the post, there is a back story as to how it got started. Sounds like they gradually added things over the years (it opened in 2012). The founder used to work in the construction industry and is married to the daughter of the owners of Miller’s Family Bake Shoppe.

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A Visit to Charm Sweet Shoppe & Pizzeria (11 Photos)

Comment #511977 by Erik/Amish America on 18.01.19, 13:45

Hmm I wonder how an Amish-run food establishment would do in Green Lake County area? Or is there something like that already?

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A Visit to Charm Sweet Shoppe & Pizzeria (11 Photos)

Comment #511773 by Boyce Rensberger on 18.01.19, 12:14

If you’re in Charm, I recommend a visit to Keim Lumber. It’s one of the biggest “home center” stores I’ve been in anywhere, and out in the middle of what some might call “nowhere.” It’s on a 50-acre compound that includes mills and shops.

Been there three times over the years and often wear a Keim Lumber cap in Maryland. I’m a hobbyist woodworker and am tempted to move to Charm just to have access to their 80 species of wood, including many exotic species. Keim has huge selections of everything from lumber to plumbing fixtures (280 designs of faucets, for example).

I don’t know if the owners are Amish (founded in 1911 by Moses J. Keim), but there certainly are quite a few Amish employees. There’s even an eatery on an upstairs mezzanine. Every one I’ve approached was friendly and happy to take questions, even about local Amish customs.

Excellent web site at keimlumber.com.

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