By Kevin Williams
LOVE FINDS YOU IN CHARM: I feel like this Amish-themed movie came out awhile ago so I'm not sure why this article is coming out now (maybe because the movie is just now being released to DVD?). The Deseret News in Salt Lake City has a profile of the lead address in this movie. She is of the LDS faith and finds some common ground with the Amish. Click here to read the article.
AMISH CONSIGNMENT AUCTION: If you are lucky enough to live near a place that holds an Amish auction, by all means, go! Worth going just for the food. But you can also score some good deals and just soak in the Amish ambiance. Click here to read an article about an auction over the weekend near Munfordville, Kentucky's Amish settlement.
POPULAR CHIROPRACTOR AMONG THE AMISH: Wow, this was an interesting read! I thought I sort of knew about most of the Amish "hot spots" to seeking medical or holistic health treatment, I had not heard of the Ortman Clinic (you know, when I sit here saying the name out loud it does sound vaguely familiar like maybe I've heard the name sometime, somewhere) in any appreciable way. Chiropractors seem to have people who absolutely adore them, while others abhor them. I guess I'm one of those rare people in the middle. I've never been to a chiropractor, I considered it last year when my knee was bothering me...I'd be open to going if I had a need...whatever works, I guess...Click here for this fascinating and fun read!
GOOD ARTICLE ON PEI AMISH: I have been covering the migration of Amish from Ontario to the island Province of Prince Edward Island pretty extensively, but this is one of the best articles yet, appearing in Canada's esteemed National Post. Click here to read.
BREAKING AMISH ARREST: I don't follow this show at all, I lump it in with Amish Mafia as low-brow fiction. But I know a lot of people watch it. One of the stars of the show was arrested for dealing in meth. Yea, how very Amish (insert sarcastic tone here). Click here to read more.
AMISH JOHNNY MARZETTI: This is an interesting article from the Canton, Ohio newspaper (on the edge of Amish country) about the dish "Johnny Marzetti" complete with a recipe. I remember this dish from my school cafeteria as a kid and became reacquainted with it as an adult when I ran into it in Amish kitchens where variations of it are good stuff (some Amish call it Johnny Yumasetti or Johnny Mumsa or other name manglings). It's good stuff! Click here to read more and get the recipe.