Have an Ice Cream Party

What could be better for an afternoon treat than a big bowl of ice cream? A big bowl of ice cream and lots of friends - that's what! Read on for frosty facts and tasty treats. Did you know: Ice cream has come along way since people first mixed snow with sugar. Learn about its…
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Red, White, and Blue Music

On July 4th, burgers sizzle on the grill, and cold drinks are passed around. Happy dogs play with frisbees, and sunburned kids finally climb out of the pool. In the growing darkness, fireworks begin to crackle and zoom overhead. At last a special song starts playing, and all the people get quiet as they remember…
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The Longest Day: Traditions for the Summer Solstice

Take a moment to savor the summer delights and craft some new traditions while learning the legends of summer. Ancient Stargazers Humans in prehistoric times built monuments to commemorate both the winter and the summer solstices throughout the world. Solstice comes from the Latin words sol meaning sun and sistere meaning to cause to stand still. As the days…
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A Day for Dad

Do you think that Fathers Day is another Hallmark holiday, created just to sell greeting cards? Not so! In 1909, Sonora Smart Dodd, in Spokane, Washington, was listening to a lecture on Mothers Day and thinking about her father's incredible accomplishment in raising his six children alone after the death of her mother. Sonora wanted…
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The Story of Cinco de Mayo

Cinco de Mayo is NOT Mexican Independence Day - that's September 16. Cinco de Mayo, the 5th of May, celebrates an incredible victory by native Mexican soldiers over the imperialist French who tried to rule them way back in 1862. The French wanted to collect their debts from Mexico and, rather than making a deal with Mexican…
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