Wawa celebrates grand opening of new Boothwyn store – Delco Times

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UPPER CHICHESTER — Wawa Inc. opened a new store Friday at 2608 Chichester Ave., Boothwyn. To celebrate, Wawa held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony, featuring first responders, local officials and charity partners, and gave away limited-edition Wawa Delco Wawa t-shirts to the first 100 customers.

The grand opening of this location is the third new store to open in Delaware County in 2021. The Ridley Township and Upper Darby locations opened earlier in the year. The Boothwyn store is a move from its original location at 2300 Chichester Ave. Throughout the year, Wawa will continue to invest in existing markets and open new stores in new markets to create more unique customer experiences through its commitment to limitless convenience.

As part of the grand opening celebration, Wawa held its signature “Hoagies for Heroes”, a hoagie-building competition where teams from the Upper Chichester Township Police Department and Upper Chichester Fire Co. and EMS competed to see who could build the most hoagies in three-minutes the traditional Wawa way. Wawa concluded the Hoagies for Heroes competitions by presenting checks on behalf of the winning and runner-up teams, for $1,000 to the charities of their choice which were Delaware County Law Enforcement and the Delaware County Firefighter and EMS Memorial,

As part of its growth in 2021, Wawa is reinforcing its commitment to limitless convenience, which Wawa defines as providing customers and communities with the highest level of convenience by extending beyond the four walls of the store and by meeting customers where they live, on their terms – with more options and more access. This new Boothwyn store will not only feature all of Wawa’s customer favorites, but also new convenience innovations including mobile ordering, curbside pickup, delivery options and its brand new online dining offering. where customers can order favorite Wawa foods for their upcoming events at: http://www.wawacatering.com.

John Heinz Wildlife Refuge Offers Winter Solstice Walk

The John Heinz National Wildlife Refuge in Tinicum will offer a peaceful winter solstice sunset walk at 4 p.m. on Tuesday, December 21. According to the refuge, sunrise and sunset are beautiful times to enjoy a walk and observe wildlife. Everyone is welcome to join the Refuge staff for this guided sunset walk which will start at the Visitor Center and last approximately one hour. Participants are encouraged to dress in layers and wear sturdy boots and bring water. The walk will be done at a relaxed pace. For more information, visit http://www.fws.gov/heinz.

Residents of White Horse Village are instrumental in the development of a mobility device

White Horse Village in Edgmont, an active seniors community offering a range of living options and a continuum of health services, announces an innovative new program featuring Zeen®, a unique mobility assistive device developed by Exokinetics, Inc. of West Chester. Several White Horse Village residents participated in a trial program to evaluate the new device and provide feedback on performance and functionality.

The product concept for the Zeen originated in White Horse Village, where the mother of Exokinetics CEO Garret Brown resided. “I have observed how difficult walkers and wheelchairs are to manoeuvre. Looking for a dignified alternative, I started working on the Zeen mobility device,” comments Brown.

The lightweight, foldable Zeen uses proprietary lift and wheel technology to help users move around with confidence. Neither a walker nor a wheelchair, the Zeen moves effortlessly to standing, walking and ‘barstool’ heights and lowers smoothly into a comfortable chair. Those with reduced mobility can get back on their feet and even switch to freewheeling, or “Zeen-ing,” while the saddle/seatbelt combo keeps their weight stabilized and centered.

Exokinetics’ partnership with White Horse Village began in 2013 and was instrumental in Zeen’s development process. Residents began testing early prototypes in 2015 and offered valuable feedback to improve the design. The pre-production model of the Zeen arrived on campus this year for resident evaluation and testing.

“Our residents have been very interested in participating in the trial of the Zeen device,” notes Tonya Costley-Stilts, Director of Resident Life. “They received extensive training from Exokinetics staff and were tasked with evaluating the specific characteristics of the Zeen to provide final design feedback.”
For more information on the Zeen, visit https://gozeen.com. For more details on White Horse Village, visit https://www.whitehorsevillage.org.

Scanlon Announces Philadelphia International Airport Will Receive More Than $30 Million From New Infrastructure Act

Congresswoman Mary Gay Scanlon, D-5 of Swarthmore, recently announced that $30,721,947 in new federal funding under the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act is heading to Pennsylvania for make much-needed improvements to Philadelphia International Airport. The money will come from the Airport Infrastructure Grant Program, one of three new aviation programs created by the bipartisan Infrastructure Act. A total of $2.89 billion will be made available to 3,075 airports across the country through the US Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration.

“Philadelphia International Airport is an economic engine for our region, and PHL’s vision for using these funds through robust cargo expansion means new opportunities for people in PA-05 and beyond” , said Scanlon. “This $30,721,947 grant, made possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, will provide well-paying jobs for Pennsylvanians while making much-needed improvements to the airport. I look forward to continuing to work with PHL as it acts proactively to anticipate and meet air cargo and travel needs in our region.

Philadelphia International Airport will receive a similar tranche of bipartisan Infrastructure Act funding each year for the next five years, as part of an airport development program. The funds allocated may vary from year to year, as they reflect the number of people who use the airport each year. In addition to these guaranteed funds, Philadelphia International Airport can compete with other airports for an additional $5 billion in grants nationwide for terminal and landside improvements.

On November 15, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which included $15 billion in formula funding to help redevelop airports across the country. Projects eligible for funding include: runway and taxiway improvements, terminal development and noise prevention. The act also provides an additional $5 billion nationwide for FAA tower and facility funding, which the FAA will distribute among airports in need.

In addition to the $30,721,947 for Philadelphia International Airport, an additional $763,000 will go to Northeast Philadelphia Airport.

Girl Scouts help the homeless and babies

Girl Scout Troops 5027 and 5837, led by Gina Huff, recently helped Chambers Memorial Presbyterian Church in Rutledge provide items to local homeless people and babies in need.

The Girl Scouts filled 40 bags with toiletries to deliver to homeless people in the Upper Darby area. The bags contained toothpaste, toothbrushes, washcloths, soap, shampoo and conditioner, tissues, hand cream and more. The church has been providing these bags for 12 years now.

The troops also contributed to the Chambers Baby Manger project which will run until January 9. The girls brought baby items to the foster kids, including diapers, wipes, formula and gift cards. Anyone interested in contributing to this effort can contact Mert Hinkel at [email protected]/.

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