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Walnut Hills — 50 Years of Care and Service

“Walnut Hills has seen many changes over the past five decades, but the things that set us apart from our competitors – like the sense of community and the commitment to providing exceptional care – have not changed,” said Rob Aneshansel, Walnut Hills’ Executive Director. “We stand on the shoulders of the pioneers of Walnut Hills who had great vision to make Walnut Hills what it is today.”
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Come to Yoder’s Amish Home

Yoder’s Amish Home, opening for tours in 1983. The hog barn and chicken house became a gift shop and the house Gloria had envisioned as her home was now filled with authentic Amish furniture and local Amish ladies spent the day in the kitchen baking bread, cookies and pies which customers were delighted to purchase.
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The Story Behind Walnut Creek’s Hillcrest Orchard

Ninety-three years ago, three gentlemen made the decision to plant apple trees on a hillside in the village of Walnut Creek, Ohio, marking the beginning of Hillcrest Orchard. It was 1927.    It wasn’t long before two of the partners decided the orchard business wasn’t for them. The remaining partner, Dan Hershberger, wanted to continue…
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Why do Amish have Solar Panels?

When you visit Amish Country for the first time, you may bring with you some preconceptions about Amish life. One misconception is that Amish shun all modern technology. Solar Panels installed on a stand While that may be more or less true in some of the more conservative orders (for example, the Swartzentruber sect), Amish…
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Grown in Walnut Creek with Guatemalan Roots

Matthew Yoder In 2004, my parents adopted me from Guatemala and brought me home to Ohio. I was nine months old.  I was born in Guatemala and raised in Walnut Creek, Ohio. My name is Matthew.   Growing up I have been largely influenced by the Amish and Mennonite culture.  My parents are Mennonite but…
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Stories from Roscoe Miller

Every small town has its historians and Walnut Creek is no exception. Roscoe Miller is remembered as a long time resident of Walnut Creek as well as a teacher and principal at the Walnut Creek School. A natural speaker, Roscoe was known for his stories and often gave talks to visitors. His entertaining, folksy delivery…
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The Joy of the Hunt: Morel Mushrooms

Springtime is finally here after a rather cool and rainy March and April. This season has been highly anticipated for (at least) 365 days. Intrepid and dedicated hunters are marching through the woods, looking for the delicacy of the woods: Morel Mushrooms. Hunting morel mushrooms is not just a hobby - it's serious business! About…
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Furniture Guidelines: What you need to know before you buy

Purchasing furniture for your home can be overwhelming and stressful if you haven't prepared. So, what do you need to know before you go shopping? To make your experience painless and fun, the staff at Walnut Creek Furniture have assembled some furniture guidelines to help you with the "need to knows." Measurements, Samples and Inspiration…
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How Walnut Creek Cheese Came to Be: The Rules of Business

The photos tell the story. Photos of horses and buggies, teams of horses working the fields, and fields of wheat shocks along with windmills, rolling hills, and fall leaves. It’s what makes Walnut Creek a beautiful, and unique place. But our uniqueness does not come from our natural resources or geography; our uniqueness is our…
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What to do on Sunday in Amish Country?

OK, we know that to "city folks," we're a little bit odd. You think that Ohio's Amish Country rolls up the sidewalks after 5pm (not quite so) and that there's nothing to do on Sundays. You see, in our community we regard Sunday as a Day of Rest. Time to spend with family and friends.…
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Find your way to Walnut Creek

Walnut Creek is centrally located in Ohio’s Amish Country, about two hours from Cleveland, Columbus and Pittsburgh. We’re easily accessible by I-77 from the east, Route 30 from the North and Route 62 from the south.

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