October 2, 1999 |
Wawa Inc. reached a tentative agreement last night on a contract with 300 members of the Teamsters Union, averting - at least temporarily - what would have been the first strike in the 97-year history of the Delaware County convenience-store and dairy operator. The agreement, still to be ratified by members of Teamsters Local 463 at a meeting scheduled for tomorrow morning, covers truck drivers and workers at Wawa's dairy and warehouse. Union spokesman Bob Ryder said the local's negotiating committee considered the contract the company's "last and best offer" but wouldn't recommend it to the membership.
August 6, 1989 |
A federal judge has ruled that a Delaware County developer planning to build an office complex named after the old village of Wawa must warn the public that he is not associated with the well-known dairy and chain of convenience stores. U.S. District Judge Louis H. Pollak ruled Monday that Commons at Wawa Inc. must carry an asterisk on its signs, stationery and other advertisements noting that the firm is not affiliated with Wawa Inc., whose dairy is in the nearby village of Wawa.
July 5, 2014 |
Having weathered the economic ups and downs of farming and, yes, the weather itself, members of the Linvill family are celebrating what they call their crowning success: surviving 100 years in a volatile business. These days, the family stead in the heart of Delaware County is as much county fair and education as it is produce, but from all indications it is a thriving enterprise. Growing from a 10-cow dairy farm dairy to a 300-acre fruit-and-vegetable complex on West Knowlton Road in Middletown Township, Linvilla Orchards has evolved into quite the popular venue.
February 18, 1994 |
Wawa Inc. is planning a $30 million expansion of its dairy-processing, warehouse and distribution center in Middletown Delaware County. The dairy- and convenience-store operator has asked township officials for approval to expand its warehouse and plant, which processes milk and juice, at Valley Road and Route 1. The company also wants to move some parking and trucking operations to vacant pasture land across Valley Road from the plant. Vincent Anderson, Wawa's vice president and general counsel, said yesterday the expansion would take place over the next six years.
November 8, 2000 |
What: Veggie Milk Maker: Galaxy Foods Where: Supermarket produce sections, nationwide Size: 32 ounces Price: $2.99 Veggie Milk is a cholesterol-free, lactose-free and low-fat non-dairy product with calcium and vitamin values comparable to one dairy, one vegetable and one grain serving in each 8-ounce portion. That helps to justify the relatively high cost. It comes in a shelf-stable box, but must be refrigerated after opening. Our open sample kept well for a month in the fridge.
September 19, 2014 |
The old laundry paddle is retired, wedged beside the blackboard in our kitchen, a totem now. Its handle is sawed off to utensil-height, a hole drilled in it for hanging, its blade worn smooth as river stone. Fritz Blank, who once used it to stir his grand copper pots, bequeathed it to me - autographed, for good measure - as he was packing up his haute French classic Deux Cheminees at 12th and Locust, getting ready to decamp with his cat Bobo to Thailand. That was seven years ago. And it hasn't stirred since: It seemed unseemly to dunk the thing - so accustomed to the likes of truffled sauce Perigord - in our more prosaic chicken paprikash, fish stews, and Frog-Commissary vegetarian chili.
June 29, 1989 |
What's in a name? Despite Shakespeare's oft-quoted line, the folks at Wawa Inc. think that a Wawa by any other name smells of trade-name infringement. That's why the Delaware County dairy that now runs about 500 convenience stores in four states is seeking an order in federal court to stop a Delaware County developer from using the name of the historic village for its office condominium project. U.S. District Court Judge Louis H. Pollak has scheduled an injunction hearing for next Thursday in the case of Wawa Inc. v. Commons at Wawa Inc. Lawyers for Wawa Inc. contend that the word wawa - the Lenni Lenape Indians' word for the ubiquitous and noisy Canada goose - is so associated with their dairy and chain of stores that its use by any other company is "unfair competition" and an infringement on their trade name.
July 13, 1989 |
For years, Wawa Inc. has traded on its wholesome image, printing pictures of farms and fields on its milk cartons, and even grazing cows on the front lawn of its dairy. But there is a dirty side to the dairy business, say state environmentalists, and these days, the state wants Wawa to pay. Last month, the state Department of Environmental Resources filed a civil complaint against Wawa Inc., accusing it of discharging so much effluent into a stream that runs near Wawa's dairy plant in 1987 that it all but choked aquatic life to death.
January 31, 1991 |
David J. Jones, 89, a civic leader and retired businessman, died Saturday at his home in Ardmore. Mr. Jones worked at Abbott's Dairies for 44 years before he retired during the 1960s. He began his career at the dairy as a clerk in the insurance department. He served as the firm's chief purchasing agent before becoming vice president and treasurer as well as director of the company. He also was a Mason for more than 60 years and a member of the Union League. He was a founding member of the Ardmore Manor Civic Association, which acquired land and built Elwell Field on Ardmore Avenue in Haverford Township.
March 29, 2005
Last week's congressional hearing on the use of steroids in major league baseball called public attention to an epidemic of substance abuse by more than 500,000 young American athletes. Anabolic steroids, such as testosterone, progesterone, estradiol, zeranol, and other growth hormones, promote muscle growth and strength. However, prolonged use has been implicated in breast, prostate, and testicular cancer, heart disease, sexual and reproductive disorders, immunodeficiencies, and liver damage, as well as abnormal growth and premature sexual development in young girls.