Beachy's: I am glad to see this restaurant get it's due. It's often overshadowed by some of the more sprawling, marquee places in Holmes County. I actually included this restaurant in my Williams Guide to Amish Country because I really do like the food and there's a lot of Amish input into the menu and the owner of the restaurant was raised Amish. Click here to read about this stick-to-your-ribs restaurant in Sugarcreek, Ohio.
Amish Kegger: This is essentially a non-story: teenagers busted for an alcohol party. But when the teenagers are Amish then it becomes "news." So I share the story not because I really feel its news but to illustrate how the mainstream media defines news. Because the Amish live differently than most and are - unfairly - often held to a "higher standard" than others, when something like this happens it becomes news. Not really news, although I do wonder how the two young men were attempting to "conceal a horse." Click here to read.
Montana Amish: I have been to Amish settlements in remote Rexford, Montana and St. Ignatius, but I'm unfamiliar with the community near Lewistown. Lewistown is right smack in the middle of the state. We are seeing Montana as being an increasingly attractive state for Amish adventurers from the east. Click here to read about the auction.
UPDATE: Police in Michigan continue to search for the culprit or culprits behind armed robberies of buggies in the Clare area. Scary! Click here for the latest.
I too think the 'keg' party was a non issue. But up here in NE Ohio it was a different story. They talked about it for day and days. I found it funny they kept saying they had car batteries and a generator and lights and music. Geeze. Not as if The Amish never saw lights or heard music ! How do they think some things are powered on Amish farms? By thousands of hamsters on wheels?
It just shows the stupidity and ignorance of some of these media people...college educated ones at that. Perhaps they need a few soc/anthro classes as well as one in common sense.
And yes hiding the horses is still puzzling to me. Maybe they thought they would be towed if the 'boys' were stopped for DUI ?