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Upgrade On the Way!

Jayca Pike 28/02/2014

Think back through the winter. Yes, this past winter — this long, arduous trudge of never-ending and bitter winter. Think about the snow and the ice and the wind and the frozen toes, noses, cars and windows. Then think further back, before everything turned bleak and formidable. In fact, try thinking about this time last year.

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The Amish of Pinecraft

Jim Miller 04/12/2013

Amish of Pinecraft This blog post was updated on June 6, 2019. Pinecraft is a neighborhood of about 3000 Amish and Mennonites in Sarasota, Florida.  It’s a tourist destination for Amish and Mennonites from all over North America, in addition to being a point of curiosity for other visitors to Sarasota who might do a double-take when they see an Amish boy roller-blading down Bahia Vista Street or several Amish teenagers walking back from the… The Amish of Pinecraft

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Amish Country Style Furniture for Your Kitchen or Dining Room

Jim Miller 01/08/2013

Our Amish country style furniture at DutchCrafters will give your kitchen or dining room a warm, welcome feeling each time that you enjoy a meal with your family. The Amish furniture that we sell at our Amish furniture store is made from solid wood and is handcrafted by Amish craftsmen in Ohio, Indiana, and Pennsylvania. Country style furniture is the style that most people think of when they hear the words, “Amish furniture.” Our Summerfield… Amish Country Style Furniture for Your Kitchen or Dining Room

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Pennsylvania Dutch – the Amish Language

Jim Miller 25/07/2013

This post was updated on Nov. 7, 2018 to include a link to more information about the Pennsylvania Dutch language.  One of the important ways in which the culture of Amish communities is defined and maintained is through the Amish language. The Amish speak a German dialect known as Pennsylvania German, and is often referred to as Pennsylvania Dutch (Deutsche). Amish children learn Pennsylvania Dutch at home and are fluent in it before they learn English.… Pennsylvania Dutch – the Amish Language

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