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2013-07-18 23:16:29

DutchCrafters announces the selection of five scholarship winners for their highly sought after Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship aiding college undergrads across the nation. (PRWEB) July 18, 2013 DutchCrafters Amish Furniture, the largest online supplier of solid wood, Amish furniture, has announced the winners of this year’s “Amish Furniture Heritage Scholarship.” The scholarship is designed to help students from around the nation achieve their scholastic goals. Of the nearly...

2013-04-01 23:01:08

TheAmishShah.com Highlights Amish Shah as an Entrepreneur, Advisor and Investor Charlotte, NC (PRWEB) April 01, 2013 Amish Shah, CEO and founder of Millennium Search, is unveiling his new website, TheAmishShah.com. The new web presence will highlight his work as an entrepreneur, startup advisor, crowdfunding expert and investor, and will serve as a portal for his thoughts on startups, the technology industry and successfully growing businesses. Shah has been involved in driving the success...

2013-02-04 16:23:13

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Feb. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Zondervan announces the acquisition of One Light Still Shines: My Life Beyond the Shadow of the Amish Schoolhouse Shooting (ISBN: 978-0-310-33675-4; October 1, 2013). In October of 2006, a lone gunman entered an Amish schoolhouse in Pennsylvania, shot ten schoolgirls, and then turned the gun on himself. It was an unimaginable tragedy that gripped the entire nation--but one story from that horrific day has yet to be told. Now Marie Roberts...

2012-10-24 11:58:40

Higher levels of activity, lower BMI may help to protect them against Type 2 diabetes, even if they gain weight as adults Old Order Amish children are much more physically active and three times less likely to be overweight than non-Amish children, which may provide them with some long-term protection against developing Type 2 diabetes, University of Maryland School of Medicine researchers report in the journal Diabetes Care. The researchers found that Amish children in Lancaster...

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2012-05-06 06:56:04

New research from an Indianapolis-based allergist has revealed that some Amish children are less likely to suffer from asthma or allergies than other youngsters. In his study, lead author Dr. Mark Holbreich analyzed Amish kids who were raised on rural farms in northern Indiana and found that they even have lower rates of those two ailments than Swiss children, who are widely recognized for their lack of allergy-related symptoms, Reuters reporter Kerry Grens wrote on Friday. Dr....

2011-12-21 10:54:00

MEDINA, N.Y., Dec. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As astonished Americans puzzle over the arrests of seven men from an Amish breakaway group in Bergholz, Ohio, Amishman Wil Hochstetler, a former victim of another cult that broke from the Amish in the 1990's, says the loyalty displayed by Mullet's followers is alarming. "I recently visited my friend, Mr. Schrock, a victim of a Bergholz haircutting attack," Hochstetler related. "Schrock shared how his son, Emmanuel,...

2011-12-07 07:14:00

MEDINA, N.Y., Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Folks across the nation watched in bewilderment as members of an extremist Amish splinter group in Bergholz, Ohio, followers of Sam Mullet, the leader of the Bergholz Amish community, were recently arrested for attacking members and leaders of surrounding Amish communities in revenge by cutting off their beards for overturning unjust excommunications of former Bergholz members. "The Bergholz situation is distressing," admitted Amishman Nathan...

2010-05-07 09:55:00

CLEVELAND, May 7 /PRNewswire/ -- At 89, Florian Lawton continues to share the beauty he finds in the simplicity of nature and rural America through his accomplished watercolor paintings. It has been widely said that what Andrew Wyeth had done for Pennsylvania, Florian Lawton is doing for Ohio: capturing their state's beauty in their art. This may be a superficial pronouncement. Lawton, who has long received wide acclaim for his art work, is particularly well known for his work with the...

2010-03-08 14:50:00

INDIANAPOLIS "“ The gene for a newly recognized disease has been identified thanks to the determination of an Amish father and the clinical skills and persistence of Indiana University and Riley Hospital for Children physicians in collaboration with physicians and researchers at the Clinic for Special Children in Lancaster County, Penn., which specializes in disorders of the Amish. The identification of the new multisystem autoimmune disorder and the recessive gene that causes it have...

2010-02-23 13:41:00

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly Williams-Paisley (According to Jim, Father of the Bride Parts I and II) stars as Ida Graber in the Lifetime Movie Network Original Movie Amish Grace. The powerful and moving film is based on a true story about the aftermath that followed the 2006 schoolhouse shooting in the Amish community of Nickel Mines, Pennsylvania. The movie examines a mother's (Williams-Paisley) personal journey in which she copes with the tragic loss of her daughter...