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Our July Lineup Keeps the Big Wheels (Of Cheese) Turning

Our July Lineup Keeps the Big Wheels (Of Cheese) Turning

The big wheel of Essay Fiesta cheese is a-rolling into town. Come on down to The Book Cellar tonight – Monday, July 20th at 7pm – for this sharp, nutty lineup : Erin Diamond grew up in Arlington Heights in a legendary neighborhood that is filled with stories. She’s now an Uptown Girl. Erin is … Continue reading

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On July 20th, A Mammoth And Delicious Essay Fiesta

On July 20th, A Mammoth And Delicious Essay Fiesta

On July 20, 1801, a community of devout Baptists in Connecticut combined their powers to create a 1,235-pound wheel of cheese, which they sent down the eastern shore via sailboat and sleigh to Washington D.C., where President Thomas Jefferson awaited the gift. According to newspaper accounts, Jefferson “stood in the White House doorway, arms outstretched, … Continue reading