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THE AMISH COOK: Gloria appreciates the simpler things…

I know it sounds lazy, but if I could, I’d just press a button and have a whole batch (yes, a whole batch!) of five loaves of fresh, steaming bread right now, straight from the oven. In fact, I’d have a slice right now with butter and plenty of honey! As a little girl, I'd dream of just ...

THE AMISH COOK: Gloria prepares a sweet treat for Daniel

You've got to try this recipe. Every time Daniel takes a bite, he almost goes into dreamland. My Uncle Paul sells these homemade cookies in his store. No, we don't spend the money to actually purchase these individually-wrapped treats. Every now and then, when they have leftovers from the ...

Maenerchor/Damenchor to host spring festival March 23

The Fort Wayne Maennerchor/Damenchor is "Celebrating its 150th year of German Culture through Song" and will host a variety of evets this year, starting with the Fruelingsfest (Spring Festival) on Saturday, March 23 at Park Edelweiss, 3355 Elmhurst Drive. Doors open at 5 p.m. and the evening ...

THE AMISH COOK: Enjoying a mini-vacation, in two parts, with the Yoders

I was going to take the week off from writing, but then decided I would really like to give a brief report of our week. On Friday, the day after Valentine's Day, Daniel really wanted to take me on an overnight trip someplace special. We both wanted to go, we toyed with the idea, but it just ...

THE AMISH COOK: Bittersweet milestones at the Yoders

Time is moving on, and many times the clock’s hands go faster than mine. Whether it makes me glad or causes me to wipe tears, life just merely brings with it changes. More changes than I could name or even count. Everyone says, “Enjoy your children while they’re still so young, they’ll ...

Vera Bradley sale tickets available starting Friday

Tickets for Vera Bradley's annual sale at the Memorial Coliseum will be available Friday, Feb. 8. The sale opens Wednesday, April 10 and closes Sunday, April 14. Tickets for the first three days of the sale are $5 each and will be available at http://www.ticketmaster.com, authorized ...

THE AMISH COOK: Puppy love at the Yoder home

It’s downright chilly these days. For a while we wondered if winter would ever come, now it’s so cold we canceled school for the day. That’s not all, hubby is home from work! That certainly produced extra smiles around here. But it’s all working out perfectly, as our English Creme ...

THE AMISH COOK: Gloria’s thoughts on love

This year as I think of Valentine's Day, my heart fills with joy. What is more beautiful than simply love? Whether it's love for your spouse, from God, for God or to a friend or a hurting person, what is more motivating and comforting than love? Realistically, we all know that true love isn't ...

THE AMISH COOK: Jumping for chocolate

As I contemplated which areas of our lives to fill you in on, I thought to myself, "There's really nothing new going on." But with a family of five little ones, there are constantly new things on all sides. Some exciting and others not so great. The children are always in the process of ...

ARCH lecture series looks at local history, preservation

The ARCH Inc. Fun & Free lecture series kicks off this month with a visit to the Great Alleys of Fort Wayne. Its four following monthly installments through May, all at the downtown Allen County Public Library, will cover topics ranging from a then-and-now look at Fort Wayne history to a ...

THE AMISH COOK: Butchering day isn’t bologna for Gloria

Since our move here to "the home place," which is an Amish term used for the homestead where the parents used to live, we have been blessed with the opportunity to host some large church gatherings and events. This week we had such an occasion, when we had our annual hog butchering. It's a ...

THE AMISH COOK: Gloria serves up ham & cheese soup

As I contemplated what areas to fill you in on this week, I thought, "Well, there's not much I enjoy more than writing about family life. In spite of the constant demands of motherhood, there really are more blessings than I could ever tell. Take 10-month-old Elijah, he's just brimming with ...

THE AMISH COOK: Revisiting favorite recipes

Editor's note: Gloria took a week off from the column to celebrate the holiday with her family in Ohio. She will return next week. This week, we thought we'd take a look back at some favorite reader recipes. Check out these recipes you might have missed, or old favorites you want to reconnect ...

‘Eddie Munster’ to be in Fort Wayne this weekend

Butch Patrick, who as a child portrayed Eddie Munster on the iconic 1960s television show "The Munsters," will appear at PopCon Fort Wayne this Saturday, Dec. 29th and Sunday, Dec. 30, to be held at the Grand Wayne Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd. Patrick ill be on hand for autographs and photos ...

THE AMISH COOK: Cozy winters with the Yoders

Winter months do have a twist all their own. For many of us Amish housewives, the quiet winter months are a time to catch up on sewing for our growing families. Just yesterday while sewing a shirt for Austin, I told Daniel who stepped in the house for a minute, "I forgot how much I enjoy ...

THE AMISH COOK: Winter’s many blessings and the Yoder’s New Year specialty

How is everyone? Ready to settle down after the holidays and have a quieter schedule? I know winter does tend to be long, cold and gray, but I do enjoy having less work with not having a garden to care for, or a yard to look after. Summer and Fall is also a busier time for us with canning and ...

THE AMISH COOK: A Beautiful Yoder Christmas Story, Part II

Editor’s Note: This is the second of a two-part column from Gloria about their long journey through the foster care system and, ultimately, to adoption. Adoption among the Old Order Amish and New Order Amish is a long tradition, but it’s not widespread everywhere or among everyone. ...

Alan Jackson to perform at Coliseum April 26

Country Music Hall of Famer Alan Jackson will perform at the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum on Friday, April 26, 2019. Tickets go on sale this Friday, Dec. 14, at 10 a.m. Tickets and information are available at Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-745-3000, at the Memorial Coliseum Ticket ...

THE AMISH COOK: A Beautiful Yoder Christmas Story, Part I

Editor’s Note: This is part one of a two-part column from Gloria about their long journey through the foster care system and, ultimately, to adoption. Adoption among the Old Order Amish and New Order Amish is a long tradition, but it’s not widespread everywhere or among everyone. ...

Roseanne Barr to perform at Coliseum May 16

Comedian Roseanne Barr will bring her ‘Alive & Kickin’ Tour’ to the Memorial Coliseum on Thursday, May 16, 2019, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the event will go on sale to the public on Friday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m. at the Coliseum ticket office, online at www.ticketmaster.com or charge by ...