November 30, 2011 |
HARRISBURG - Chalk it up to modernization. Or perhaps to the fact that the forces of privatization are on hard on the heels of the state liquor board. Either way, the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board (LCB) has opened the door, so to speak, to a new way to get your wine and spirits: Home delivery. With no fanfare, the LCB last week rolled out the pilot program to the public. Now customers can select from a limited number of products, and for a fee, order alcohol online and have it shipped directly to them in 3 to 5 days.
June 18, 2015 |
HARRISBURG - A Senate panel approved a measure Tuesday to broaden and better regulate the home delivery of out-of-state wine to Pennsylvanians, a practice that has slowly evolved but lacked uniform rules. The bill would allow out-of-state wineries to pay $100 for a license to ship wine directly to customers in Pennsylvania. Residents could buy as many as 36 cases a year from a single winery. If the bill becomes law, supporters say, the commonwealth would comply with court rulings striking down the prohibition of out-of-state shipments.
December 1, 2011 |
HARRISBURG - Chalk it up to modernization. Or perhaps to the fact that the forces of privatization are hard on the heels of the state liquor board. Either way, the Liquor Control Board has quietly opened the door, so to speak, to a new way to get your wine and spirits: home delivery. With no fanfare, the LCB last week rolled out the pilot program to the public. Now customers can select from a limited number of products and, for a fee, order alcohol online and have it shipped directly to them in three to five days.
June 25, 1991 |
Expectant mom Margarita Lopez thought the moment had come. The pains were starting. So she went to the hospital yesterday to await the birth of her child. As it turned out, however, the young mother-to-be had false labor pains. It was a false alarm. She went back home. But there was nothing false about the pains she felt this morning. They were as true as Delaney. And thanks in part to three police officers, Delaney Lopez is here and thriving. Delaney's the name of Lopez' baby daughter, delivered by the police officers in the Lopez home.
January 24, 1999 |
Meet Joe Smith. Husband. Father of three (ages 6, 11 and 12). Stepfather of two (ages 7 and 13). Banjo player for the Polish American String Band. And milkman. That's right. Milkman. From the Pennsylvania suburbs to the developments dotting South Jersey, metal milk boxes - generally considered artifacts of a bygone era - are being put to their intended use and in some neighborhoods are considered status symbols. And the milkman, thought to be extinct in the age of convenience stores, apparently is more of an endangered species that now looks to be on the verge of returning.
June 16, 1986 |
It's 4:30 a.m. A misty sky blankets the manicured lawns of a darkened Huntingdon Valley. Reflections from a crescent moon glimmer on plastic trash bags perched on curbs and on television antennas poking from rooftops. The chugging of the red-and-white Breuninger's milk truck breaks the stillness as it grinds up a small incline. The headlights startle a squirrel bounding across the street, and the truck chugs past it. Ray Franks, 59, yanks up the truck's hand brake, stands and faces the load of products - milk and juice, butter, eggs and bread - all neatly stacked in orange-and-brown crates.
November 25, 1992 |
While most people slumber, a truck lumbers through the predawn darkness of South Jersey carrying a once-familiar sight: A milkman making home deliveries. Since Oct. 1, Welsh Farms Dairy, of Morris County, N.J., has been serving about 200 home-delivery customers in Mount Holly, Medford, Lumberton, Eastampton and Westampton. "People say they're glad to have it back. They want the service," said Leslie White, operations manager for Welsh Farms. It is among a select group of dairies nationwide, including Rosenberger's Dairies Inc. in Hatfield, that offers home delivery to supplement wholesale operations.
May 29, 2013 |
Search the term milkman on Google, and a San Diego mash-up artist appears as the first hit. ("Milkman" plays "electro-hip/hop fusion" music and operates his own lasers.) Kevin Decker, 20, of Voorhees, is the right age to be a Milkman fan, but he's never heard of him. Decker is instead the real thing, something few of the electro-hip/hop generation have ever seen. He is a door-to-door milkman. "I always wear the white shirt," he said last week as he started his afternoon delivery run through Mount Laurel and Marlton.
February 14, 2003
WHO IS responsible for choosing the front-page photo? Don't they realize that some people get their paper delivered at home? I don't receive home delivery, but I can only imagine someone walking to the front porch in a bathrobe and slippers on the morning of Feb. 5. If the cold didn't scare them, the sight of Michael Jackson staring at them sure did. Wayne Johnson Philadelphia
December 3, 1990 |
When Doris Menz wants some Kentucky Fried Chicken, she simply dials the telephone. In less than 30 minutes, she has a hot chicken dinner on the table. For Menz, who has cerebral palsy and is unable to drive, the home delivery service offered by the Millville KFC franchise is a welcome relief. The Millville franchise is the first Kentucky Fried Chicken outlet in the Philadelphia area - and only the fifth nationwide - to offer home delivery since the company began to experiment with it in Louisville, Ky., four years ago. The service in Millville began less than three months ago. "It's a whole new way of thinking about fast food," said Robert Rone of RV Cousins Food, which owns the Millville franchise.