By Kevin Williams
We have an interesting variety of Amish-oriented news stories so let's plunge right in.
NEW YORK BENEFIT: Man, sounds like it was an awesome turn-out in Cattaragus County, New York for a benefit auction to help raise funds to pay the medical bills of an Amish boy. What a good-cause event and the food sounds absolutely amazing, homemade pizza is something you don't find at a ton of Amish events, but this one had it! Click here to read about what sounds like a truly worthy, and delicious, event!
SHRINERS/AMISH BENEFIT: This is an interesting article that I wish would have explored the relationship between the Amish and the Shriners a bit more. Clearly the Amish use Shriners hospitals. I have a friend who is a nurse in Shriners burn unit and Amish children are a presence there. That said, this particular Amish community in Coldwater, Michigan isn't known for its charity work and I'm just wondering if there is someone in their community that is a Shriners patient that they are trying to raise money for or if this is just a general goodwill type gesture? I wish the article had delved a bit deeper. Click here to read more.
THE NEW AMISH NOVEL REVIEW: Now, THIS sounds like a gripping read. It sounds like just thought-provoking, fun fiction as opposed to some of these romance novel confections or just plain weird Amish-themed books (Amish vampires, anyone?). Click here to read a review of what sounds like a great book!
AMISH SOFT SUGAR COOKIES and "Everything Cookies": Amish Country Chef and Cleveland Fox News contributor Lee Ann Miller shares what sounds like an amazing Amish soft sugar cookie recipe and another cookie called "Everything Cookies" Click here for these two recipes, the sugar cookies look awesome!
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"PURE" PURELY A MESS? We had talked earlier in the year about a new Canadian drama called PURE which is set in the Old Order Mennonite community and is sort of a morality tale about some upstanding people who get caught up in drug trafficking. The drama is now available on Hulu in the United States and is getting mixed reviews. This reviewer wasn't overly kind, if anyone has watched us know your thoughts about the show!