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January 25, 1987 | By Michael Vitez, Inquirer Staff Writer
Alot has changed in 100 years at Avon. The lipstick line now includes grape freeze and cappuccino. The sales territory now extends to 70 countries on six continents. The company has diversified into nursing homes and drug rehabilitation centers. But for Arlene Reilly, the big news is that she doesn't ring doorbells anymore. "I've found that most doorbells don't work," says Reilly, an Avon representative for the last 25 years in Bucks County. There's another reason she prefers to knock: She doesn't like the image that emerged from Avon ads. "We are the No. 1 beauty company," she says firmly.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 10, 1997 | By Stephan Salisbury, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Back in the days when cornflakes were strange and "In-Er-Seal" cracker boxes triggered anxiety, when new-and-improved companies such as Kellogg and National Biscuit were forging the way into the 20th century, an obscure, doughy-faced book-peddler named David McConnell decided to ditch publishing and embrace odors. Overnight in 1892, McConnell's New York-based Union Publishing Co. became the California Perfume Co. - a name that bore the aura, he said, of coastal blossoms - and another marketing epic began.
NEWS
February 27, 2013 | By Wayne Parry, Associated Press
AVON, N.J. - This Jersey Shore town, facing the threat of a boycott over its plan to use rain forest wood to rebuild a boardwalk destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, isn't backing down. Avon, in Monmouth County, says it will stick with its plan to use ipe wood. At a meeting Monday night, several environmental groups asked the Borough Commission to reconsider but were rebuffed. "There is a consensus to move ahead," Commissioner Frank Gorman said after hearing nearly two hours of objections from residents and out-of-town environmentalists.
NEWS
September 24, 1999 | by Leon Taylor, Daily News Staff Writer
Harriette E. Herdelin, a dedicated family woman with humble beginnings who became a millionaire and the largest property owner in the University City area, died of pneumonia Tuesday at Lankenau Hospital. She was 87 and lived in West Philadelphia for 35 years. Born Harriette E. Corgee in Grays Ferry, Herdelin dropped out of the Mitchell School in eighth grade to help support her family. "She started out selling Avon," said Robert Herdelin, her son. "She went from door to door giving demonstrations for $100 a week in the late 1930s and '40s, which was pretty good money back then.
REAL_ESTATE
August 31, 2008
$3.2 Million 819 Pennstone Rd. Lower Merion Montgomery County 108 Avon Rd. Lower Merion Montgomery County 360 Penn Rd. Lower Merion Montgomery County 234 Maple Hill Rd. Lower Merion Montgomery County 2148 Fox Creek Rd. Easttown Chester County All sales recorded May 12-16
NEWS
April 5, 2012
Police are seeking the killer of a man gunned down Wednesday afternoon in Camden's Lanning Square neighborhood. Lee Adams, 30, of Camden, was shot several times around 2:15 p.m. at Avon and Royden Streets, the Camden County Prosecutor's Office and Camden police said Thursday. Friends took him to Cooper University Hospital, where he died about two hours later. Contact Lance Saunders, an investigator with the Prosecutor's Office, at 856-225-8513, or Camden Detective Sean Donlon at 856-757-7420 with any information on the case.
NEWS
October 26, 2014 | By Erin E. Arvedlund, Inquirer Columnist
Starting a business of your own sounds like a do-it-yourself proposition. But entrepreneurs will tell you this secret to success: It takes a village. When Francine Griesing left "Big Law" to start her own firm, she needed some key things: a few clients, a business plan, and some savings in the bank. She had worked at Greenberg Traurig and networked extensively during her time there, serving on professional organizations such as the Philadelphia Bar Association. Today, her firm, Griesing Law, represents Fortune 500 corporations in high-stakes litigation, intellectual property, and employment matters.
NEWS
August 19, 1989
DIFFERENT TESTS In his letter (July 8) concerning Avon's elimination of animal testing, S. "Rockie" Rockenbach makes the incorrect assumption that the harmless tests Avon will perform on humans are the same conducted on animals. They are not. Avon will not, for example, pour full-strength deodorants into human eyes, nor force-feed humans foot powder until they die, nor make humans breathe hair spray. More than 52,000 animals died in Avon's laboratory between 1981 and 1987.
NEWS
May 11, 1986 | By Claudia Capos, Special to The Inquirer
Hockey-puck hamburgers and sweet-and-sour shrimp. "I love Ontario" ashtrays and Royal Canadian Mounties hurricane lamps. For years, that was about the best theatergoers could expect to find when they visited Stratford to see a performance of William Shakespeare's Macbeth, Othello or Romeo and Juliet. The restaurateurs and shopkeepers in this backwater town - home of the Stratford Festival since 1953 - were unimaginative. There weren't many restaurants or shops, let alone boutiques, bars or nightclubs.
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SPORTS
June 19, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. - Maggie Balint looked like she always does on the mound Friday. Imposing. Unflappable. Confident. The bases were loaded in the eighth inning, and the Avon Grove senior didn't look worried. Instead, she looked to her infielders and pointed. The Red Devils were going to go home with the ball. Nothing about the scene at Nittany Lion Park seemed final or absolute. It was all rather ordinary, in fact, a scene that had played and been replayed hundreds of times.
SPORTS
June 18, 2016
The PIAA Class 4A softball state championship game Thursday between Avon Grove and Hempfield was postponed because of the threat of heavy rain and is scheduled to be played at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Penn State's Nittany Lion Park. Avon Grove (24-3) will be trying to win its first state title since the 1970 boys' basketball team won the school's only state championship in any sport.
SPORTS
June 17, 2016 | By Kate Harman, FOR THE INQUIRER
She has always said she wanted to be her team's rock, Maggie Balint remembered. Even when the Avon Grove pitcher was a freshman, erratically throwing balls into the dirt. Back then, the right hander was less unflappable, less confident. As for the Red Devils, they weren't winning many softball games. Now, Balint has indeed become the rock for her squad - and has been for three seasons. The result has been unprecedented success for Avon Grove, which is 24-3 this season. "I want to be that person that when they look at me, they know I'm not nervous," Balint said.
SPORTS
June 15, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
FLEETWOOD, Pa. - Earned runs? They are hard to come by when Avon Grove's Maggie Balint is on the mound. She has a fastball that is quicker than most, a nasty rise and a screwball that jams batters up. And that's just three of the pitches in her repertoire. So, earned runs? They are few and far between with the senior right hander pitching. Going into Monday's PIAA Class 4A state semifinal at Lyons Park, the Oregon recruit had allowed just 12 runs cross the plate that she was directly responsible for - in more than 180 innings of work.
SPORTS
June 14, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Meghan Nolan stood deep in left-center by the fence last month. Like any good outfielder, the Avon Grove junior paid attention to the opponent who walked to the plate. In her previous at-bat, Central Bucks East's Hailey Aspinwall ripped a shot at precisely that spot, resulting in a triple. This time, before Aspinwall got herself situated in the box, Nolan made her move. She wouldn't let the softball drop in for a triple again. It didn't. This time, Aspinwall hit a line drive closer to the third-base line.
SPORTS
June 11, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
"Yes, girlfriend," Maggie Balint said as she extended her hand to an Avon Grove softball teammate, Olivia Kunitsky, in foul territory. "Give me some," the senior said, smiling at the freshman in a way that said, "Atta girl. " Kunitsky had just caught a pop-up bunt close to the fence at Twin Valley Middle School after bursting out of her crouch and getting in position to make the play. It was a small interaction - a pitcher wanting to give her catcher a high-five after putting forth some extra effort - and even smaller in the grand scheme of the game.
SPORTS
June 8, 2016 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
Pitcher Maggie Balint thought that a coin flip would decide who was the home team for Avon Grove's first-round contest Monday in the PIAA Class 4A state softball tournament. But then the co-captain found out the Red Devils would be the away team against Archbishop Ryan - with no coin toss - for the first time in three weeks. It was no big deal for Balint, an Oregon recruit who said she likes hitting in the top of the inning because she enjoys getting a run right away. And Avon Grove got the jump on Ryan from the start in the game at Arcadia University.
SPORTS
June 2, 2016 | By Matt Cassidy, STAFF WRITER
Maggie Balint bested Kristen Fuertes in a pitchers duel as second-seeded Avon Grove defeated Ches-Mont rival and 19th-seeded West Chester East, 2-1, in the District 1 Class 4A semifinals at West Chester Rustin on Tuesday. Balint surrendered no earned runs while striking out 10 batters. Allyson Wallauer and Cameryn Laterza each had two hits for the Red Devils, who will face fourth-seeded Perkiomen Valley in the final Thursday. District 1 Class 3A semifinals. For the third time this season, first-seeded Villa Maria dispatched Catholic Academies rival and fourth-seeded Mount St. Joseph, 4-0, at Plymouth Whitemarsh.
SPORTS
May 29, 2016 | By Matt Cassidy, STAFF WRITER
Facing only 22 batters, Maggie Balint tossed a one-hitter with 14 strikeouts as second-seeded Avon Grove dispatched visiting seventh-seeded Central Bucks East, 7-0, Friday in a District 1 Class 4A softball quarterfinal. The University of Oregon recruit allowed no walks while improving her record to 20-2. Allison Wallauer and Rachel Butler each went 2 for 3 with a combined five RBIs for the Red Devils. In other District 1 Class 4A quarterfinal action: Leah Ritchey went 4 for 5, scored two runs and picked up four RBIs to lead 19th-seeded West Chester East past host 11th-seeded Spring-Ford, 11-3, to set up a meeting with Ches-Mont Leauge rival Avon Grove in the semifinals.
SPORTS
May 28, 2016 | By Aaron Carter, STAFF WRITER
Only seconds remained in the third quarter of the District 1 boys' championship game Thursday at West Chester Henderson when seniors Nick Venacchio and Michael Sowers helped Upper Dublin seize control - and its first district championship. The Suburban One champion Cardinals led Ches-Mont champ Avon Grove by just two goals before Sowers maneuvered behind the net and deftly found Venacchio, who caught the ball in traffic and fired in one motion for a goal just before the buzzer. The Cardinals never looked back and flew away with a 12-7 victory against the Red Devils, who had won three of the last four district titles.
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