Community, Making a Connection

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I love to be around people. It fills me with smiles and good cheer. You would think since I know this about myself I would have taken more time to get connected to my new community. I have been busy settling our house and trying to make it a home. Unpacking all the boxes and… Read More

Home for the Holidays | Spreading Cheer to Your Neighbors

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Have you included your neighbors in your Christmas plans this year? All you have to do is set aside the time you’d spend watching one Christmas movie or making one trip to the mall, and use that time to do something special with your neighbors. Let me show you how! The Neighborhood Café is offering… Read More

Gotta Love One Another

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A reader asked how to go about making friends with her Amish neighbors. Here are a few more suggestions: 1. Express genuine appreciation The Amish are human beings like you and me. So follow the golden rule: do unto them as you would have them do unto you. We all like to hear about things… Read More

The Quilts of Pinecraft

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For good reason, the Amish and Mennonites are renowned for their needlework. One might think that when going on vacation to Pinecraft, the Amish ladies would happily leave needlework behind them for a week or two. But that’s not the case in Pinecraft, where quilts and quilting are much enjoyed. During the winter months, some… Read More

Choose Moments Over Mayhem

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Christmas is less than six weeks away. We are officially in that time of year I refer to as “Madness and Chaos.” Every year I promise myself not to get swept up in the insanity. But somehow, no matter how much I plan and prepare for a calm Christmas season, the crazy seeps in. Maybe… Read More

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