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Happy New Year! - Ohio Amish Country Experiences Volume #4 Issue #1
January 17, 2012
Ohio Amish Country Experiences
and Ohio Amish Country Marketing
Dear Ohio Amish Country Enthusiast,
Happy New Year and welcome to 2012!
Winter is now officially here as we pass the winter solstice. For those who love the beauty of white, glistening snow - we've had a little, but not that much.
For those who long for spring - good news, the days are actually getting longer as of December 22, 2011. Now, it doesn't mean the temperature gets warmer, but at least there's more "light at the end of the tunnel."
December's weather was actually quite nice. The temperatures were mild, we had a couple of attempts at snow - but a green Christmas.
The new year started off with a wintry mix, but currently, most of Ohio is experiencing temperatures above freezing and sunny skies. But, never fear - snow is in the coming forecast!
The wonderful thing about Ohio Amish Country is that regardless of the weather, there's always something to do. When it's cold and snowy - stay in and stay warm by a cozy fireplace.
When it's mild and clear - get out & go, drive around, see the sights, hit the shops, get a great meal & have fun.
Please remember to follow Experience Ohio Amish Country on Facebook for more exciting tips & info.
And, if you need a little help navigating around Ohio Amish Country, we strongly advise that you get an Ohio Amish Country map. _________________________________________________________________
In this issue we'll be highlighting:
Feature of the Month - Southside Salvage
Tip of the Month - Eat Healthy - Be Healthy
Featured Recipe of the Month - $250 Cookie
Monthly Events - Find out what's happening - where and when in Ohio Amish Country.
Good news for all you "Salvage Store Junkies!" There's a great, new salvage store that opened last fall in Middlefield, Ohio.
Southside Salvage is located at 15740 Newcomb Road just south of the Middlefield Village limits.
It is Amish owned and operated by the same folks who have Tower Salvage just west of Orwell, Ohio.
They feature probably the largest selection of any salvage store on the circuit.
Their hours are:
Monday - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday - 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday - closed for restocking
Thursday - 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday - 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday - 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Be sure to add them to your list and check them out for some great selections and good prices!
Eat Healthy - Be Healthy
If you're like many people - you've most likely made a few "New Year's Resolutions." And one of those may be to shed a few excess pounds.
After all the good food enjoyed over Christmas and New Years, most of us decide we need to be a little bit more weight and health conscious.
There are several stores in Ohio Amish Country that can help you! The Swiss Village Bulk Foods store in Sugarcreek, Ohio has a large, extensive area featuring health food, organic foods and diet items. You can find them at 309 South Broadway Street in Sugarcreek, Ohio.
There's also a store in Middlefield, Ohio that would interest you. Kalle Naturals, LLC located at 17677 Reeves Road in Middlefield offers a variety of organic and specialty food items, chemical free cleaners and beauty supplies along with nutritional supplements and vitamins.
So, check them out and let's all eat a little healthier and be a little healthier. _________________________________________________________________
Featured Recipe of the Month
2 C. butter 2 C. white sugar
2 C. brown sugar
2 tsp. vanilla
4 C. flour
5 C. blended oatmeal
1 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. soda
24 oz. chocolate chips
1 (8 oz.) Hershey's chocolate bar, grated
3 C. chopped nuts
Measure oatmeal and blend in a blender to a fine powder. Mix all together. Bake at 375°.
$250 Cookie Recipe given by Mrs. Albert M.L. Yoder from the Cooking with the Horse and Buggy People Vol. II.
These cookbooks make some really wonderful gifts for friends or family!
Here's another gift idea you may consider:
Calendar of Events
Shutterbugs Camera Club
Exercise your creativity with monthly photo assignments. Learn tips, tricks, and new techniques. All skill levels welcome. Thu. 7pm - 9pm. Geauga Park District - Big Creek Park, Meyer Center 1-440-286-9516, 1-800-536-4006.
January 6, 13, 20, 27
Friday Night Fish Fry Every Friday Oct.7, 2011 thru April 6, 2012. Except Holiday weeks (Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Years weekends) Serving 5:30 pm till 7:30 pm Chardon Eagles Ladies Auxiliary 1-440-286-9921.
Middlefield Chamber of Commerce Meeting
Middlefield Chamber of Commerce Meeting scheduled. Light Breakfast Buffet available. New members are always welcome, please invite someone you think would benefit from and to the Middlefield Chamber as a member. 440-632-5705 Crossroads Country Cafe, Tue. 7:30am - 9am. 1-440-632-0191.
Discovery Days I
Enjoy a winter day with the family at Farmpark. Hands-on activities include making ice cream, bread, and preparing stone soup. Also make play clay, hand-dipped candles, and paper; plus help to plant plants you can take home. Watch sheep shearing and meet Cowboy Ben. Try Skijoring (cross-country skiing with dogs) and snowshoeing, weather permitting. Discover how wind and solar power are harvested. Lake Metroparks Farmpark, Mon. 9am - 5pm. 1-440-256-2122; 1-800-366-3276.
Chardon Tomorrow WinterFest 2012 - Bicentennial Edition
Help celebrate Chardon’s status as Snow Capital of Ohio!
8am-11am Pancake Breakfast - Pilgrim Christian Church Pancakes (all you can eat), sausage, pure maple syrup, coffee, and juice Cost: $9 for adults; $5 for children under 10.
9am - 1pm FREE Activities on the Square - Ice sculptures on display and ice sculpting demo, sled dog demo/meet and greet, snow bowling, snow putting, corn hole, snow angels, snow snakes and snow tag. Also. Snowmobile demonstration all day. Warm up by the Historic Chardon Square 1-440-286-1912.
Winter's Bling Bracelet Workshop
Artist Marie Cartor-Dolan teaches how to create a silver-filled bracelet featuring glistening Swarovski crystals & snowflake charms. Ages 15, Tue. 6:30pm - 8:30pm. Pre-register after December 20th. $24 paid upon registration. Geauga Park District - The West Woods Nature Center.
Maple Town Tune Traders Jam Session
Singers and musicians: come share melodies and songs of all genres. Acoustic, gently amplified instruments & vocals welcome. Hot beverages available. Snacks to share welcome. Geauga Park District - Big Creek Park, Thu. 7pm - 9pm. 1-440-286-9516; 1-800-536-4006.
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