Breaking News: Mars Rover has Begun Studying Mount Sharp

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The Martian rover Curiosity was launched in November of 2011, and its mission was to study the planet of Mars. Since its arrival on the red planet, it’s helped scientists learn a great deal about the Martian atmosphere, and this information has been invaluable.

On September 24, 2014, Curiosity finally began drilling into the base of Mount Sharp, which is what researchers have been waiting for. It drilled a 2.6 inch hole into the crust and began gathering samples of the powdered rock, which were then analyzed. Eventually, Curiosity will move up the mountain, which is almost three and a half miles high. The rover will drill and analyze the rock along the way, providing us with even more clues about how the mountain was formed.

The data that has been collected from Mars has already painted an incredible picture illustrating what the planet was like years and years ago. Scientists believe that the planet was once warm and wet, and could have sustained life in the form of microorganisms. There is so much we know, and yet there is so much more we desire to know.

That’s where you come in.

Sweet-n-Saucy in Big Flats, NY is proud to be a part of the events hosted by the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, and we have an important one coming up that you won’t want to miss. On October 11, 2014, they will be hosting Mission to Mars, which features fun activities for the kids during the day and a lovely Gala event in the evening. The proceeds from ticket sales will go to help fund additional STEM youth education programs right here at the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center.

NASA’s work on Mars is so important, and we want you to be a part of it. We hope you’ll join us on October 11 for both of these amazing events! For more information, please contact us! To register, please click here.

We’ll see you on October 11!

 

**Photo courtesy of Fox News**

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Kids Want to Know: What is Life Really Like on Mars?

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Kids often wonder what life would really be like on another planet. Mars is our next door neighbor, so it really can’t be all that different, can it?

Actually, if you were to travel to Mars by car (kind of like how you travel to your grandparents’ house) it would take nine months! That’s a long car ride! Also, the gravitational pull on Mars is much different than it is here on Earth – about 38% different. That means you would be much lighter on Mars.

Still, Mars does seem like a fun place to visit. After all, you’d have to wear a spacesuit because you can’t breathe the air on Mars. It’s made up of mostly carbon dioxide, which is the gas you breathe out here on Earth. A spacesuit with oxygen would be necessary for you to even be on Mars for any period of time because you would also need to be protected from the harmful rays of the sun.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like there’s any way for life as we know it to exist on Mars. However, that doesn’t mean you can’t keep learning about it, and it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t keep exploring it. Scientists have learned a great deal of information about not only Mars, but also about the entire solar system just by having robots explore the rocky terrain of the red planet.

If you’d like to learn more about Mars, you’ll want to ask your parents to bring you to the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center on October 11, 2014. There are going to be plenty of activities for you to do, including flying in a flight simulator, a scavenger hunt, and meeting real Martians. If space is something you’d like to learn more about, this is a great time to do it. You can get so many of your questions answered, and you can find out more information about possibly exploring the solar system yourself one day.

We’ll see you in October!

Join Us for a Mission to Mars, Right Here in Big Flats!

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Who among us hasn’t wanted to travel to space at one point or another? Whether you wanted to be an astronaut as a child or you have always been interested in what lies beyond the stars, the universe we live in is fascinating! Here at the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, we’re offering you a chance to experience it like you never have before, and this event is sure to be a lot of fun for the entire family!

Mission to Mars takes place on October 11, 2014, right here at the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center. The event kicks off at 10:00 am with lots of activities for the kids to enjoy. Your kids will love:

  • Meeting LIVE Martians!
  • Embarking on a museum scavenger hunt
  • Seeing the AMAZING mars exhibits
  • Traveling to Mars in a flight simulator

We’ll also be hosting a costume contest and we’ll have face painting. You’ll even get to see a demonstration of the new Earn Your Mars Driver’s License program.

The fun will go until 2:00 pm, which gives you plenty of time to see and do everything. Make sure you grab lunch at Sweet-N-Saucy and spend some time in the gift shop for some souvenirs to remember this incredible event.

Mission to Mars Evening Gala

Once the fun of the afternoon is over, make sure you come back at 6:00 pm to take part in our Mission to Mars Evening Gala. This adults-only event features beer and wine tasting from some of the best local breweries and businesses. Joe Cavallaro and his Dixieland Jazz Band will be on hand to provide the music, and Shoshanna Cole, a Mars Research Scientist at Cornell University will offer a presentation on Mars that you will not want to miss. Of course, Sweet-N-Saucy will be delighting your taste buds with a meal that you won’t want to miss.

This event is so important to the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, but it’s important for you too! 

The proceeds for all ticket sales will fund STEM based youth education programs at Wings of Eagles Discovery Center. Your generosity allows us to preserve history and inspire today’s youth to strive to fulfill the space exploration goals for the future.

Be sure to make your reservations right away to reserve your place at the gala.Click here for reservations.

We will see you on October 11!

3 Reasons To Choose Sweet-N-Saucy To Host Your Baby Shower

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Baby showers are so much fun, aren’t they?

Baby showers are a wonderful opportunity to get together with close friends and family to celebrate the arrival of a new baby. If you’re working on planning a baby shower for someone close to you, you want everything to be perfect. The decorations have to be just right, and the food has to be great too.

Here at Sweet-N-Saucy, we love baby showers, and we’d love to help you plan one for that someone special in your life. We’ve put together three good reasons to have your friend or family member’s baby shower right here at Sweet-N-Saucy.

1. We provide a comfortable, cozy atmosphere

Yes, we’re located in the Wings of Eagles Discover Center in Big Flats, NY, but we love creating that cozy atmosphere you’re looking for. We have plenty of room, so your party can be as large or as small as you need it to be. The Wings of Eagles many displays also sets the stage for the perfect theme if the new mom is expecting a little boy! Not to mention, because we’re in Big Flats, we’re very conveniently located, no matter where you’re coming from – Elmira, Horseheads, Corning…we’re just a short drive away.

2. The food is amazing

We don’t mind bragging about our food because we know that it’s the best in the area. We will sit down with you and create a menu that will cater to everyone’s tastes. With so many choices, and such a huge variety, you won’t have any trouble planning the menu. Once that’s done, you can leave the rest up to us.

3. Our track record speaks for itself

When you’re choosing a caterer for any event, whether it is a baby shower, wedding reception, or another big event, you want to work with someone who has a proven track record in the industry. Here at Sweet-N-Saucy, we’ve been providing catering services to the Elmira area and beyond for almost 20 years, and we’re still going strong!

A baby shower is such a precious event for a new mom. We’d love to help you make it truly memorable for her, and for her friends and family as well. If you’d like more information about how we can help you put on a great baby shower, please contact us today!

*Image courtesy of Stuart Miles, http://www.freedigitalphotos.net*

Sweet-N-Saucy Is A Great Place For Birthday Parties – Anywhere In The Elmira Area!

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Winter is certainly upon us, and with temperatures and wind chills dipping well below zero at times, we hope you and your family are staying nice and warm!

Winter can be a tough season for kids. They long to go out and play in the snow, but because of the low temperatures, it’s not always safe to send them out – even if they’re dressed in their warmest clothes and snowsuits. For many families, planning birthday parties during the winter months, or taking their kids to their friends’ parties are great ways to beat those cold weather blues. If you or someone you love has a birthday coming up soon, and you’re in the Elmira, Horseheads, Corning, or Big Flats area we would love to help you celebrate their special day in style!

Let Us Handle The Work

Perhaps in your family birthday parties have always been pretty much the same. You bake a cake, you order a few pizzas, and you invite your kids’ friends to come over for a few hours for some fun. Having a birthday party sure is an awful lot of hard work, isn’t it? Not only does it take a lot of time to plan and pull of a party, but people don’t always like to stick around to help with the job of cleaning up afterwards, do they? In fact, sometimes your entire family can disappear, leaving you to deal with the mess!

A Sweet Celebration

When you choose Sweet-N-Saucy and the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center for your next birthday party, you’ll be pleasantly surprised at what you find. We’ll prepare a delicious menu that the kids at the party are going to just love. You’ll be able to get your fill too, because you won’t have to worry about running around after them, picking up the mess. Also, there’s nothing like a Sweet-N-Saucy birthday cake to help you celebrate that special day the right way.

cakeThe Wings of Eagles Discovery Center is a great place for birthday parties too, because the center itself comes with built-in entertainment for the kids – the airplanes! They just love looking at the amazing airplanes, and you’ll love that they’re entertained from beginning to the end.

Recently, we had the opportunity to host a birthday party here, and a few special pals came along for the festivities (and the cake!)

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The kids had a blast! Of course, when it’s all over, there’s nothing for you to do except…go home! That’s right! We’ll happily clean up the mess, and you’re free to enjoy the rest of your child’s birthday in relaxation.

We would love to talk to you about how we can help make your kids’ birthdays extra special this year. For more information, or to start planning your next big party, contact us today!

Join Us For Our Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance

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Valentine’s Day is a wonderful day to celebrate your love for that someone special in your life. It’s the one day out of the year that’s set aside to truly appreciate the most important person in your life, so why not plan to attend an event that you’ll both remember all year long?

We’re really excited because this year, Sweet-N-Saucy will be hosting a Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance, and you won’t want to miss it. This Valentine’s Day event takes place on Friday evening, February 14, 2014, right here at the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center. It starts at 6:00 pm, and goes until 10:00 pm.

What will you get when you come to our Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance? We’re glad you asked!

This is sure to be an enchanted evening, with all of the great features that make Valentine’s Day truly special. We’re serving hors d’oeuvres from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and then at 7:00 pm, you’ll be treated to what might possibly be the most delicious dinner you’ve enjoyed during a night out. Our menu for the evening includes:

  • Sweetheart potatoes
  • Salad and rolls
  • A delicious vegetable
  • Chicken Marsala
  • Carved Beef

Of course, no dinner is complete without a delectable dessert to finish it off. We’re offering:

  • Triple Chocolate Raspberry Torte
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Assorted Mousse Cups

There will be beer and wine available, and everyone will also receive complimentary champagne.

As if that wasn’t enough, we certainly don’t want to forget about the DANCE part of the evening. You will be entertained all night long by a wonderful DJ from Past and Present, who will be playing music from the 1940’s to the present.

What do you usually do for Valentine’s Day? Do you buy your sweetheart flowers that will only live for a week? Do you buy him a power tool that will get forgotten in the garage by the time summer comes around? Instead of buying gifts, why not buy each other the experience of an enchanted evening, right here at the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center? With Sweet-N-Saucy cooking up the meal, and Past and Present playing the music, it’s sure to be a night that neither of you will forget.

The cost for our Valentine’s Day Dinner Dance is only $40 per person, or $75 per couple. Please give us a call at 607-873-3175, or 607-562-3135 to make your reservations. Reservations are also being accepted online at www.wingsofeagles.com.

This is going to be a great event, and we’re looking forward to helping you show the one you love a well-deserved and memorable night out.

If you would like more information about Sweet-N-Saucy, including any of our catering services, please contact us today!

Happy New Year From Sweet-N-Saucy!

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What a great year it’s been for all of us, here at Sweet-N-Saucy!

Some of our customers who haven’t visited us in a while might not be aware that we changed locations this year. We are now located at the Wings of Eagles Discover Center, right here in Big Flats, NY. This has been a great experience, and we love being a part of everything the Wings of Eagles has to offer. We’re looking forward to some great events during the coming year, and we’re excited to partner with them in everything they have planned.

If you haven’t visited the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center in a while, now is a great time to do so. This makes a great day trip for families, especially while the kids have off from school for a few more days. They will love looking at all of the huge airplanes that are on display, and you may even awaken the historian that lies within them as they learn about the history behind some of these amazing airplanes. Make sure you visit the gift shop before you leave, so you can take home some beautiful mementos to help you remember the day you spent here together.

Also, before you leave, make sure you stop on over to Sweet-N-Saucy and say hello! Sweet-N-Saucy is the perfect place to end a morning or afternoon spent enjoying the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center. There’s no doubt that everyone will be pretty hungry, and ready for some delicious food. Why get in your vehicle and drive to a fast food restaurant that’s going to give you terrible service, and probably get your order wrong? We’re right here, and we’d love to have you join us for one of our delicious sandwiches and a cup of soup. Of course, you’ll always get a chocolate chip cookie to finish your meal, and that’s something that your kids are going to love!

As we bid goodbye to 2013, we are filled with fond memories, which you have given us, as our customers. We’re eager to get started in the New Year, and we hope that you’ll join us as we continue to grow.

For more information on our catering services, contact us! To enjoy a delicious lunch, stop on by!

Please Support Small Businesses During The Holidays

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It’s the holidays, and with Christmas right around the corner, shoppers are bustling around, trying to get everything they’ll need for the big day. Everyone is doing their last minute party-planning, and here at Sweet-N-Saucy, we’re busier than ever, working on fulfilling all of our customers’ wish lists for their holiday parties.

As you’re shopping, whether it’s the stores you choose to visit, or the restaurants where you choose to have your lunch, we’d like you to remember how important it is to support small businesses in the Horseheads and Big Flats area. Small businesses are the heartbeat of our community, and they help to keep us growing.

When you support small businesses, you’re keeping your hard earned money right here, within our very own community. When small businesses grow, the economy where we live grows too. That is so important.

Of course, there’s also something to be said about what you get when you visit a small business like Sweet-N-Saucy during the holidays, too. If you’ve gone out for a Christmas lunch at one of the surrounding chain restaurants recently, you probably weren’t very happy with your experience. At many of them, the food certainly looks better (and bigger!) in the pictures than it does when it’s actually delivered to your table. You may have also gotten the sense that the service at some of these places isn’t exactly spectacular.

Things are very different, here at Sweet-N-Saucy.

When you pay us a visit, whether you’re out shopping, you want to catch a quick lunch with a colleague, you’ll be treated like a friend from the moment you walk through our door, here at the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center. You’ll receive prompt attention, and once you take a glance at our huge lunch menu, well, you’ll probably take a while to decide what you’d like to have. However, once you get your meal, you’ll be impressed from beginning to end.

Be sure to stop in soon and try one of our delicious hot soups, which are perfect on these cold, winter days. If you’re planning a party and you haven’t found anyone to handle the food, we’d love to help you with that too. Our catering service is out of this world, and you’ll be so happy you choose a small business to handle your party rather than a business who isn’t as focused on your happiness.

Supporting small businesses this time of year is so important. Why not stop in and give Sweet-N-Saucy a try? We’re eager to see you, and you’ll be eager to come back for more.

For more information on all of our services, contact us today!

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