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Like a lion or a lamb - Spring is on the way ! - Ohio Amish Country Experiences Volume #2 Issue #3
March 30, 2010

Ohio Amish Country Experiences

A publication of

Volume 02
Issue 03

April 2010


Dear Ohio Amish Country Enthusiast,

It's been like a breath of fresh air - the sun has been shining brightly and all but the last traces of snow are gone.

The creeks have shed their mantle of ice and snow and the buds are beginning to appear on the trees.

But as we well know, just because the calendar declares it to be spring doesn't mean the weather always cooperates.


We've actually had more snow on Easter than on Christmas some years - but with Easter being in April hopefully that will not be the case this time.

For now, folks are breathing a sigh of relief and taking advantage of the weather.

Children can once again take a break outdoors to play and soak up the warm rays of the sun.

Amish ladies appreciate the warmer sunny days to help them on wash days.


And for the rest of us, spring is a favorite time to visit Amish Country. The countryside begins coming back to life as waves of green begin creeping across the fields.

You'll see signs of spring and signs of life everywhere. The morning air is crisp with frost on the roofs and the ground.

But the days are growing warmer as the daylight grows longer.

Don't miss this special time of year - come celebrate Easter and celebrate life in Ohio Amish Country!


In this issue we'll be highlighting . . .

1. Our Featured Establishment of the Month - Oak Ridge Inn

2. The Tip of the Month - Keep up with the latest Ohio Amish Country News and Happenings!

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


Featured Establishment of the Month

Oak Ridge Inn


If you're looking for a great place to stay in Walnut Creek, Ohio, then here's a place that we highly recommend to you!

The Oak Ridge Inn is an eight room all-suite facility tucked away on a hillside.

There's lots of great amenities and a beautiful view of the surrounding countryside.

All the rooms have cable TV, a patio, a private shower, a kitchenette, microwave and small refrigerator.


Many include such amenities as a two-person Jacuzzi and gas log fireplace.

Each room showcases different wood blending furniture styles and colors to create a unique personality.

They feature a continental breakfast and special off-season rates.

Children 12 & under are free. Stay Saturday night and your Sunday night stay is half price (except Labor & Memorial Day weekends).


They have a wonderful staff, friendly and helpful. They are there to meet your needs, answer your questions or just give you a tour.

We stayed in the Shaker Suite where they have recreated the warmth and beauty inherent in a simpler way of life.

They have hardwood floors, flashlights beside the beds and the lamps were even made to resemble old fashioned gas lanterns.


Oak Ridge Inn is located just south of SR 39, in Walnut Creek.

You may contact them at:

Oak Ridge Inn
4845 Milo Drive TR 403
Walnut Creek OH 44687

Check out the site for Oak Ridge Inn for more information or to reserve your stay. _________________________________________________________________

Tip of the Month

Ohio Amish Country Happenings!

We are adding a special blog-type page to our site that we've dubbed "Ohio Amish Country Happenings."

It's sort of like a gossip page - except we hate to call it gossip - because it's designed to be newsy little tidbits and happenings in and around Amish Country!

Extra, Extra!

Ohio Amish
Country News!

When we get wind of some neat new thing happening we want to pass it along to those who would like to keep up with the "goings on."

Want a sneak peak? This page is being made available to our newsletter subscribers first, as a trial. The only way to get to this page right now is from the links below!

We do have a favor to ask, if you become aware of something neat, new or newsy would you drop us a note? Better yet, would you use the following submission form to help us get it out?

Share Your Newsy Note

Read Some "Gossip"


Calendar of Events

April Events:

April 7 - 9

Quilt Show
See Amish Country revealed with quality quilts, admission charged, Buckeye Event Center, 624 Henry Street, Dalton, Ohio 44618. Call 412-372-8130 for more information.

April 8 - 10

Amish Country Quilt Show
Join the 10th Annual Amish Country Quilt Show in the heart of Amish Country. Events include technique classes taught by industry-leading educators as well as an expanded vendor mall. Learn the latest quilting techniques, join in on an old-fashioned Amish Quilting Bee and don't forget the Quilting Contest and Hoffman Challenge Trunk Show. Don't miss the Amish Country Quilt Shop Hop Quilt Display - a favorite amongst all quilters. The Amish Country Quilt Show has moved to the spacious Buckeye Event Center off US Highway 30 in Dalton, Ohio, 44618. All aspects of the show including classes, shopping, Amish quilting bee, quilt displays and more are under one roof.

April 10

Ohio Country Antique Show
Sixth annual spring session will feature an expanded field of 65 dealers, show includes both regional and national dealers representing several states, extensive inventories offer a diverse selection of traditional country furniture and decorative accessories, furnishings range in style from formal period to log cabin rustic, collectors can choose among an array of items and decorative arts, primitives, stoneware, quilts, coverlets, paintings, lithographs folk art, early advertising and ephemera, toys and children's items, garden and architectural artifacts, 9-4 at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio, at intersection of U.S. 68 and Interstate 71 exit #50, adult admission is $6.00 and parking is free. Call 513-738-7256 for more information.

April 16,17

Mid-Ohio MOPAR Swap Meet
Visit the 20th annual all MOPAR Swap meet, admission charged, Buckeye Event Center, 624 Henry Street, Dalton, Ohio 44618. Call 330-464-9414 for more information. _________________________________________________________________

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!

Best Regards,

Stuart & Norma Watson

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