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A Look Back in History: Pa Dutch youth celebrate Palm Sunday

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    From the Editor: Sit back and prepare to be amazed by talent

    This past Thursday I had the chance to attend a one of a kind performance that I would have no idea what I was missing out on had it not be part of my job to attend. I am extremely glad that I was able to sit in on Petar Maric’s performance at Tilden Elementary Center.

    Shea Singley
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    The Historian: Black Walnuts: History and Lore

    Each year the Goschenhoppen Folk Festival, held in August, carries a different theme. These topics range from “wood” or “iron” to “lard” or “the garden.” A few years back the theme was “black walnuts on the farm.”

    By Robert Wood Contributing writer |

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    Olympic events

    The 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia have come to an end with the closing ceremonies airing this past Sunday night. Overall the Olympics amaze me; the incredible strength and ability of the athletes, and their stamina and persistence is incredible. This year was the first time I have watched a good portion of the winter sporting events, I was most intrigued by the biathlon. For those who may not be familiar with the sport by it’s official name, it is the relay cross-country skiing and...

    Emily Thiel
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    The Historian: A surprising discovery of the potter’s craft

    Knowing my interest in things Pennsylvania Dutch, an acquaintance sent me an on-line catalogue detailing an auction at Sotheby’s, New York, of Pennsylvania Dutch antiques. While scrolling through it I was astonished to find two decorated dishes, dated 1838, and made by Conrad Renninger in Montgomery County. I have an ancestor, Conrad Renninger who was the father of the potter also called Conrad. Conrad the potter was a brother to Charles Renninger from whom I descend. There were two...

    By Robert Wood For 21st Century Media |

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    Welcome to My World: Have a heart

    Reprint: 2012 , The Lutheran Digest, First Rights

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

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    Small Beginnings: Waiting for the desert to bloom

    The Bible often talks about the desert. The Middle East clearly is located in an arid region of the globe where deserts are commonplace. In the United States, unless you live near one, which I do not, odds are you have never been to the desert, which I have not. For this reason, because many of us do not have a common frame of reference to immediately identify with the desert as the Bible’s contemporaries did, I believe we, as twenty-first century western Americans struggle to fully digest...

    By Lisa Schappell Columnist |

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    Questions to Sophie: Feeling worn out after long days at work and home

    Q: My days are always packed full of a long list of things I have to get done and problems to deal with. By the end of the day, having endured stress at work, battled the traffic, looked at the new bills that came in the mail, ran errands and kids to practice, put dinner on the table, and interrupted numerous fights, I am worn out. I rarely have time for a relaxing shower, and am late to bed. I feel as if I’m running on one of those mouse wheels with little joy in my life.

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    Small Beginnings: When your phone deletes all of your contacts #First World Problems

    I must confess that many of my ideas for columns originate from conversations with my friends and family. In fact, more and more after becoming engaged in a discussion about something remotely curious or unusual or fascinating, I find that folks often say to me, “You could write a column about that!” Which is true, I could write a column about any number of topics, but they have to spark my interest or else it just won’t pan out. So this week it happened again. I was driving somewhere with...

    By Lisa Schappell Columnist |

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    The Historian: The curious origin of the Swamp and Fagleysville independent schools

    From 1875 until they closed in 1948, the New Hanover villages of Swamp and Fagleysville each administered their own tiny school districts. These independent schools were a rarity in the state and it is a wonder that New Hanover had two, side by side. Many local residents recall attending these two schools.

    By Robert Wood Contributing writer |

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    Focus on the Family: Child’s adoption should be addressed early in her life

    Q: When and how should we tell our child that she was adopted?

    By Jim Daly Columnist For 21st Century Media |

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