Sunday, March 18, 2012

WaWa, Battle of Brandywine and trains

Monday, March 19
by Maria Thompson, Wawa, Inc. Company Historian/Archivist

In 1902 George Wood opened Wawa Dairy Farms to sell milk bottled under sanitary conditions. In the 1910s and 20s Wawa added numerous additional buildings in the interest of health and increased its share of the region's fresh milk market by adding cream to its product line. Wawa opened the first Wawa Food Market in 1964 and continues to be a leader in the regional convenience store market with the recent addition of gasoline sales.

Newtown Square Historical Society
Wednesday, March 21, 2012

On Wednesday, March 21st, the Newtown Square Historical Society
presents Mr. Gene Pisasale and his program on “Lafayette and the Battle
of Brandywine”. You may be surprised to learn that this historic American
Revolution battle had some spillover into Newtown Township and other
nearby locations.
Admission is free and all are welcome, so please come and bring a friend.
Refreshments will be served. Join us at the Dunwoody Village Auditorium
(entrance located in Newtown Square on the south side of West Chester Pike
at the intersection of Bryn Mawr Avenue) at 8:00 P.M. on Wednesday,
March 21st. More details can be found on the Society’s website:

All Aboard!
When The Railroad
Came to Concord
A fascinating history of a railroad that delivered milk,
mushrooms, passengers and just about everything to
Philadelphia and Baltimore and ran through the very heart of our township.

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