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.
January 16, 1990
STOP CALCULATING AUTO PREMIUMS BY ZIP CODE Philadelphians need a class-action suit against insurance companies and officials responsible for discrimination against Philadelphia residents. A Reuters news service article published last month by The Inquirer reported that California was "outlawing the use of simple territory, or postal ZIP code ratings, as the basis for setting rates. . . . rates would be determined primarily by three factors: A motorist's driving record, the number of miles driven annually, a motorists length of driving experience.
April 25, 1997 |
Perhaps you're one of the 5,000 people who volunteered to clean up Germantown Avenue on Sunday as part of the Presidents' Summit for America's Future - and you're wondering what else you might be able to squeeze in between collecting trash, scrubbing graffiti and sweeping dirt. (Then again, maybe you're not a volunteer and your intention is to stay as far away from Germantown Avenue as possible until the dust settles and everybody goes back home.) You should know, if you don't already, that the Avenue is lined with scores of stores, shops and eateries that are as varied as the neighborhoods it runs through.
June 27, 1998 |
Acme Markets intends to build a 1.4-million-square-foot warehouse and distribution complex near Reading, worrying leaders of the union that represents the company's warehouse workers in Philadelphia. Acme, operated by American Stores Inc., has two warehouses in Philadelphia that together employ about 750 in about 1.1 million square feet, according to Jim Brennan, president of the warehouse workers' union, Teamsters Local 169. The local, fearing that Acme plans to move those operations out of the city, will hold an informational meeting this morning at its headquarters.
April 14, 1986 |
Abbotts, Harbisons, and Lehigh Valley are dairy names as synonymous with the Philadelphia area as Tastykake and Campbell Soup. But the fact is, all those milk brands come from the dairies of one company: Johanna Farms of Flemington, N.J. Johanna Farms has been steadily expanding its milk business, and in February bought its chief competitor, Atlantic Processing Inc. (API), an Allentown dairy that sells the Lehigh Valley brand of milk. In a deal estimated at $17 million, Johanna Farms bought all the milk plants run by API and took over all its business accounts.
October 25, 2007
Jeffrey Roberts, author of "The Atlas of American Artisan Cheese," will lead a tasting of cheese and beer from 6-8 tonight at DiBruno Bros., 1730 Chestnut St., Center City. $45, 215-665-9220, ext. 237. At 6:30 tomorrow night, Roberts will compare American and British cheddars at the Tria Fermentation School, 1601 Walnut St., Center City. $50, 215-972-7076. At 11:30 a.m. Saturday, he'll appear at the Fair Food Farmstand at Reading Terminal Market, 12th and Arch streets. And at 7 p.m. Oct. 29, he'll do a book signing at the White Dog Cafe, 3420 Sansom St. Down at the farm Hendricks Farms cheese is available at a handful of area restaurants and at the Headhouse Square market in Center City.
June 30, 1994 |
Earlier this month, police in Chester County arrested three white men with alleged ties to the Revolutionary Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. The trio is accused of placing a burning cross on May 29 in front of a Honey Brook duplex that was home to two minority families. Residents expressed outrage and shock over such an activity in a predominantly affluent area such as Chester County. But state law enforcement authorities and others who track hate crimes say suburbs and rural areas throughout Pennsylvania have become breeding grounds for hate groups in the last three years.
June 11, 1992 |
Continuing a 35-year tradition, the Chester County dairy industry has crowned a Dairy Princess: Noel Scheib, 19. And for the first time, the group crowned a Dairy Maid, Sarah Laffey, 14. "We had a coronation instead of a contest" because Scheib and Laffey were the only entrants, said Vera Rohrer of the dairy promotion committee, who helped plan the dairy pageant held Saturday in Nottingham. The two young women will spend the next year promoting milk, ice cream, butter, cheese and yogurt at schools, fairs and the state Farm Show.
August 31, 1989 |
John Labatt Ltd. of Canada, a multinational conglomerate that owns the Lehigh Valley Dairy plant in Upper Gwynedd Township, has given the final go- ahead for a $500,000-plus upgrade of the facility's sewage-treatment system. The upgrade is expected to bring the plant into compliance with pollution limits specified in an Upper Gwynedd Township ordinance and mandated by federal law, plant manager Bill Peifer told the Upper Gwynedd Township Board of Commissioners Monday night. The Upper Gwynedd-Towamencin Sewer Authority alleges that since September 1988, pollution levels in the dairy's sewage discharge have regularly exceeded those limits.
September 13, 1990 |
Demolition of several buildings on the Rosenberger Dairy site will take place by next week now that East Bradford officials have given their OK. After calling a five-minute executive session during its meeting Tuesday, the East Bradford Township Board of Supervisors agreed to grant a demolition permit to Construction & Design Services of West Chester. The permit allows the company, co-owned by Bill Freas and Jim Kammerer, to tear down the dairy's old cooling building and the back part of the dairy's office building along Bradford Avenue.