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Cape Gazette BUSINESS & REAL ESTATE FRIDAY, APRIL 11- MONDAY, APRIL ]4, 2014 41 Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's to host Lewes Open House epri112 Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's In- ternational Realty will host an Open House Tour in Lewes from noon to 3 p.m., Saturday, April 12. Free and open to the public, the event will showcase some of the brokerage's Lewes homes for sale. In addition, each home on the tour will feature light re- freshments and complimentary flower seeds to coincide with the Lewes Tulip Festival this weekend. Participants on the Open House Tour are encouraged to pick up tour maps at Ocean Atlantic Sotheby's Lewes lo- cation at 102 Savannah Road, across from Striper Bites. Ev- eryone who visits four or more open houses on the tour that day should drop offtheir punch card at the tent or one of the open homes to be entered to win a piece of artwork from Art for a Purpose, a fine art gallery co- located at the brokerage. The City of Lewes will be cel- ebrating its Dutch heritage April 10-13, with more than 10,000 tulips blooming in its city parks. The gardens will be displaying a wide range of delightful tulip varieties. "The Lewes Tulip Fes- tival is a wonderful event and is growing in popularity every year," said Garrett Gannon, mar- keting director at OA Sotheby's. "We thought it would be inter- esting to have our open house tour feature seeds as a takeaway so participants will be able to start or supplement their own flower gardens this year." People can pick up an open house map beforehand at one of the Ocean Atlantic offices or print one out at At- tendees Can visit one, a few, or all of the homes featured on the tour. The residences open that day range from classic beach cottages to historic downtown homes. "It should be a wonder- ful weekend in Lewes, and we are excited to be a part of it," said Justin Healy, broker at OA Sotheby's. Wawa celebrates 50th anniversary with free coffee - Fifty years ago, Wawa Inc. opened its very first store in Folsom, Pa. In honor of the milestone, Wawa is kicking off its 50th anniversary in retail with two in-store celebrations in Pennsylvania. As a highlight of each event, Wawa's former president and CEO and current Vice Chairman Howard Stoeckel will officially launch the sale of his book "The Wawa Way: How a Funny Name and Six Core Values Revolutionized Convenience," which will go on sale to the pub- lic that day, and become available in all Wawa stores. The book chronicles the stories, events, customers, and associates that have defined the last 50 years, and illuminates Wawa's secrets for success. Free coffee will be available all day, chain-wide, at all of Wawa's 650 stores, including Lewes and Rehoboth Beach. "2014 is a milestone year for Wawa, in more ways than one! We're celebrating our 50th an- niversary in retail and the release of a book written by Howard Stoeckel; we're launching The Wawa Foundation, and we're celebrating the grand opening of 45 new stores," said Chris Ghey- sens, Wawa president and CEO. "We're moving full steam ahead and could not be more excited to celebrate the customers and associates who have made this success possible, and share our exciting plans to fulfill custom- ers' lives in new and meaningful ways well into the future." The Wawa Foundation's pur- pose is to fulfill lives every day, by building stronger communi- ties. Over the next five years, Wawa and The Wawa Founda- tion, together, have committed $50 million to support causes related to the foundation's three key areas of focus - health, hun- ger, and everyday heroes. The Wawa Foundation will be a 501(c) 3 nonprofit corporation and give Wawa an even greater opportuni- ty to positively enrich and impact the communities it serves.