Business Neighbors

Rita’s Offering Free Water Ice For First Day Of Spring


Spring has sprung and that means Bensalem-headquartered Rita’s Italian Ice locations will be offering free water ice.

The company with locations around the country and now the globe will offer a free water ice cups to help welcome spring. This year marks the 27th anniversary of the event.

The nearest Rita’s is located at 14 Swamp Road in Newtown.

Rita’s plans to give out more than one million cups of their classic water ice.

Former Philadelphia firefighter Bob Tumolo started Rita’s in Bensalem in 1984. Since then, the company has been sold and expanded with stores across the globe.

If you’re looking to support smaller, locally-owned businesses, Zebra-Striped Whale is located on State Street in Newtown Borough, Owowcow Creamery is off Durham Road in Wrightstown and Goodnoe Farm Dairy Barn is on South Sycamore Street in Newtown Township.


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Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield

Tom Sofield has covered news in Bucks County for five years for both newspaper and online publications. In 2012, Tom was honored at the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association Foundation's Keystone Press Awards for his coverage of President Obama's visit to Falls Township in 2011. When he's not covering news in the area, Tom enjoys checking out the newest restaurants and bars, exploring forgotten places of industry in the area, going to local parks and spending time with his friends and family. If there's one thing you should know about Tom, he is a local news junkie through and through. Email: tom@newtownpanow.com Phone: 215-431-1001