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Cinco de Mayo Fiesta! – Friday, May 2nd

April 24, 2014 2:42 pm

Join us for our Cinco de Mayo Fiesta on Friday, May 2nd at 6:00 Pm

Food and drinks will be served!

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Mamma Lucia: Enjoy Classic Italian Cuisine

April 23, 2014 12:04 pm

Family dinners are better when you come to Mamma. Mamma Lucia, that is! Located near the Gateway Overlook Shopping Center, Mamma Lucia Restaurant was founded by two friends who grew up in Italian households. Since then the watch words for success have been quality and customer service. The restaurant’s ambiance is clean and comfortable, with tables both large and small to handle any size party. And when the weather’s nice, there is also outdoor seating! If you’re looking for a pizza, try the hand-tossed New York crust and delicious toppings. The pasta selection will blow you away, and there are also some terrific entrees. All of it is served with a smile (and some wine suggestions if needed) by the friendly staff. Can’t stay? Mamma Lucia also has a terrific take-out menu!

Mamma Lucia
6630 Marie Curie Drive, Suite L
Elkridge, MD 21075
(410) 872-4894

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Imponderable of the Day: Why Do We Give Apples to Teachers?

April 16, 2014 12:03 pm

Every September, millions of little ones anxiously board yellow school buses, red apples in hand, eager to greet the school year and new teachers. But what's behind the tradition of presenting apples to teachers on the first day of school? Do teachers inherently share a liking for the fleshy fruit — or is there something more to this tradition?

Actually, the tradition can be traced back as early as the 18th and 19th centuries. In 18th-century Denmark and Sweden, poor families used apples as a form of payment for teachers. In America in the 19th century, a frontier teacher's pay was so little, he or she could barely afford to eat. During this time, students were frequently sent to school with potatoes or apples to help a teacher put food on the table. In fact, in some cases, it was the responsibility of students' families to compensate frontier teachers with room, board, and food.

Why Do Teachers Like Apples? [Children's Museum Indianapolis]
Why Are Apples Associated with Teachers? [Why Guides]
Why Do Students Give Teachers Apples and More from the Fruit’s Juicy Past [Smithsonian]

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