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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year - Ohio Amish Country Experiences Issue #9
December 01, 2009

Ohio Amish Country Experiences

A publication of

Volume 001
Issue 009

December 2009


Dear Ohio Amish Country Enthusiast,

We trust you had a most wonderful Thanksgiving! We've actually not had any significant snowfall in northeast Ohio - yet . . . though I'm sure that it's arrival will be inevitable.

But for now, we're thoroughly enjoying every day the sun shines and we have mild temperatures.

We've also begun to anticipate the wondrous Christmas season, its true meaning - and all the pageantry, shopping and festivities that go along with it.


The peak of the travel season to Ohio Amish Country has ended - but the beauty remains.

And yet, Christmas time is a great time for you to visit because the shops are still open and are loaded with some great gift ideas!

Why not consider a Christmas shopping trip to Amish Country? The Holmes County Original Flea Market is actually extending its hours just for folks to be able to take advantage of some of the great Christmas bargains.

After your shopping adventure, spend the night or the weekend and bask in the tranquility and serenity of the Amish countryside!


Take time to relax, reflect and celebrate the real reason for the season.

Granted, during the weeks of Christmas and New Year the rates at the various inns and hotels are usually higher.

But, the winter rates overall are far better than the peak season rates - so take advantage of the time of year and book your reservations now.


In this issue we'll be highlighting . . .

1. Our Feature of the Month - Kathleen Fuller - author

2. The Tip of the Month - Curl up by the fire this Christmas season with a good book about Amish Country - in Amish Country!

3. November Events - Find out what's happening - where and when in Ohio Amish Country.


Feature of the Month

Kathleen Fuller

A Man of His Word

Kathleen Fuller lives in Geneva, Ohio. She has authored several short stories, novellas and novels. She has also done a lot of freelance non-fiction work.

Her most recent work includes a special treat, the Hearts of Middlefield series, set in Middlefield, Ohio.

Here's a synopsis about A Man of His Word, which is book one of the series:

In just a few short months, Moriah Miller's perfect life unravels. Newly wed and newly pregnant, Moriah is abandoned by her husband, Levi. He's left her, his family, and their faith without a backward glance. The community, stunned, rushes to the young woman's aid.

But there is someone who feels more than just sympathy for Moriah. Gabriel Miller--Levi's twin--longs for an intimate commitment that might someday bind them to one another. Convinced of the impossibility of his dream, Gabriel settles for a mere friendship with the woman he loves.

Honest Love Cover

Moriah bravely goes on with her life, adjusting to her new role in their tight knit Amish community and preparing for the birth of her child.

She is unaware that her brief marriage--once idealized as the happiest time in her life--may have been merely a shadow of the kind of love God has created her for. A love that can mend the soul, renew her heart, and give her a future filled with hope . . . if only she'll let it.

Book number two in the series, An Honest Love, will be out in March of 2010.

These and her other books are available online or in bookstores. For more information visit Kathleen's site at:


Tip of the Month

A cold blustery night - a good book - a warm fire - Ohio Amish Country - an unbeatable combination!

Oak Ridge Inn - Walnut Creek

There's nothing like the wind howling outside with snow flying through the air and being inside curled up by a crackling fire accompanied by a good book.

If you've never experienced a cold wintery night with snow outside and being cozy and warm by a roaring fire inside - then you need to visit Ohio Amish Country this winter!

There are multitudes of country inns, bed & breakfasts, hotels and cabins in Amish Country that offer the wonderful amenity of a private fireplace.

So, if you just want to get away from the rush of the crowds and the hectic pace of life - plan your trip now! You'll be glad you did.


Calendar of Events

December Events:

December 5, 2009

Christmas Down on the Farm
Schrock's Amish Farm, 4363 SR 39, Berlin, Ohio 44610, 330-893-3232.

December 5 & 6, 2009

Christmas in Zoar
Holiday Crafts, folk art, carolers, food, museums, home tours and more, admission charged for adults, Zoar, Ohio 44697, 330-874-2646.

December 6, 2009

2nd Annual Christmas Tour of Inns
Hosted by the Amish Country Lodging Council, the tour celebrates the advent of the Christmas season with a progressive cookie tasting at ten different inns. Tickets are $20 for adults and $12 for children. For more information call 330-674-3975.

December 11, 2009

Shopping Under the Stars
Downtown Berlin, Berlin, Ohio 44610, 330-893-3467.

December 18, 2009

Children's Night
Historic Downtown Millersburg, Millersburg, Ohio 44654, 330-674-3955. _________________________________________________________________

Well, guess that's all for now - hope you find this news helpful and as exciting as we do.

Trust also that you'll have a great Ohio Amish Country Experience - real soon!

Have a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Stuart & Norma Watson

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