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The Village of Haringstown

By Robert Wood Columnist |

The Historian: Clothing the family

During the 18th and first half of the 19th centuries, clothing the family was no small undertaking to the already burdened farm wife. Added to that was the job of providing fabric for such things as bed sheets, ticking, pillow cases, hand towels and ...

By Robert Wood Columnist |

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  • TRI COUNTY LOCAL

    Through My Kitchen Window: The magic of dairy

    Something as simple as being able to eat dairy is magical for Anna.

    Lisa Mitchell
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  • TRI COUNTY LOCAL

    PERSON TO PERSON – IMPACT: Learning from Lisa

    Since I have a great interest in eating but little interest in baking or cooking, I don’t think I have ever read the entirety of Through My Kitchen Window in the Tri County Record. This changed with Editor Lisa Mitchell’s June 2, 2015 article on “Sometimes simple is best!” Instead of making an elaborate birthday cake for four-year-old Anna, she asked her what she wanted. It turned out homemade cupcakes with store bought Disney’s cartoon characters on the...

    By Jeff Hall Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Felicia Fisher’s Slice of Life: Necessary inspiration and cheesecake pie

    Some mornings I’m overwhelmed with inspirational ideas. I keep a pen and paper at the end of my bakery counter and jot down random thoughts between rolling pie crusts. Usually there’s a cup of very strong coffee nearby. Other times I simply can’t think of anything novel to bake or write about no matter how much caffeine I consume. This week was one of those weeks. My attempt at creating a completely novel chocolate marshmallow pie which my son dubbed the “ooey...

    By Felicia Fisher Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Welcome to my World: Aunts and uncles

    I grew up visiting aunts and uncles with my parents. I enjoyed these visits, if they had children my age, to play with. But, that wasn’t always the case. As a teenager, I didn’t have to go on these visits any more. Then I became a mother and was busy raising my own children. I really didn’t appreciate aunts and uncles until I had raised my own family. That’s when they became an important part of my life again.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Past, Present & Future: Hikers, hunters and gamelands

    Earlier this year the PA Game Commission attempted to limit access to the gamelands for a substantial part of the year by non-hunters for the nearly exclusive use of what is now a very small minority of Pennsylvania citizens — hunters. This move was based on the completely false assumption that hunters are the exclusive source of revenue for the Pennsylvania Game Commission and that the gamelands were purchased solely with funds from hunters.

    By Richard Gardner Columnist |

  • Opinion

    A Look Back in History: Early American Staircase Candle Shelves

    The romance of living in early America and using old fashioned candles to light your way and to read by in the evenings was just not as romantic if compared to the invention of the Victorian kerosene lamps that followed. Having researched many interiors of PA Dutch Colonial American mansions, I have noticed the practicality of staircases that have adjoining candle shelves, in which householders could pick up a candle holder to light the way as you were going to bed. Some candle mantel...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist |

  • Columns

    A Look Back in History: American Wisdom and Good Natured Dutch Folklore

    Almost since the founding of America, there have been many illiterate peasants who have followed the lead of Ministers and educated citizens whose wisdom has helped them survive farming in the North American wilderness. Among the PA Dutch people, many of these literate leaders had written Fraktur documents to teach religion and educate others how to better live their lives, illuminating their wisdom in folk art designs in which cousins could admire their teachers, many of our forefathers who...

    By Richard L.T. Orth Columnist |

  • Opinion

    PERSON TO PERSON IMPACT: Eye Doctor’s Visit: Funny & Educational

    I recently had the most fun ever of any visit to a doctor’s office. I had previously gone to have my eyes checked and was referred from the first eye doctor to a specialist eye doctor for a minor procedure. While at the specialist, things started off very routinely. An assistant (I’ll call her Betty) of the specialist called my name in the waiting room and we achieved Phase I of my visit as she reviewed the information on the several page form I had downloaded from the...

    By Jeff Hall Columnist |

  • Opinion

    Dairy Recipe: MOOOve into Summer

    Although we’ve already had a taste of summer-like weather, the official start of the season has not arrived. As you slather on sunscreen to have some fun in the sun, work in your garden, visit the beach or other vacation destinations or even just sit on the patio to enjoy the breeze, dairy should be a part of your summer routine. Buttermilk is the low-fat portion of milk or cream remaining after it has been churned to make butter. It is a healthy, refreshing drink that aids digestion...

    By Ashley Mohn PA State Dairy Princess |

  • Opinion

    Welcome to my World: The marriage ring

    In June, hundreds of couples unite in marriage and seal their vows by exchanging rings. This tradition dates back to antiquity.

    By Carole Christman Koch Columnist |

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