Swizzels launches Love Hearts cupcakes

first_imgSwizzels Matlow, manufacturer of the iconic Love Hearts sweets, has teamed up with a Manchester-based cupcake firm to launch a line of cupcakes decorated with new Mini Love Hearts.The collection showcases Swizzels Matlow’s new range of mini products: Mini Love Hearts, Mini Double Lollies, Mini Monster Sours, Mini Skulls and Devils and Mini Teeth ‘n’ Toothbrush.Swizzels Matlow chose Hey Little Cupcake! – which has been shortlisted for the National Cupcake Championships – for its first venture of this kind because it was a local firm, but said it would consider partnerships with larger bakers in the future if the project goes well.Sarah-Louise Heslop, marketing manager at Swizzels Matlow, said: “This will be the first of many collections to showcase our new products.”Having a link with such a major brand has boosted sales for Hey Little Cupcake!, which has a shop in Spinningfields in Manchester city centre. It doesn’t have the budget to do big advertising campaigns and the connection has raised its profile, particularly online through social media.“Teaming up with a bigger firm works perfectly for us,” said Sarah Wilson, director at Hey Little Cupcake!“We’ve linked up with Swizzels Matlow on Facebook and Twitter and, when we push our followers together, it boosts awareness of our brand instantly. We’ve now got 3,000 followers, while Swizzels Matlow has 15,000. I’ve noticed that we get an influx of new followers when they post a message on their Facebook wall. Because we’re a local firm we’ve found that a lot of our sales are based on the number of followers we have.”last_img read more

Governor Wolf Announces State Investment to Restore Flood-Damaged Muncy Creek, Protect Public Drinking Water Supply

first_imgGovernor Wolf Announces State Investment to Restore Flood-Damaged Muncy Creek, Protect Public Drinking Water Supply January 09, 2019 Environment,  Press Release,  Public Health Harrisburg, PA – The Wolf Administration today announced grant funding to implement the Muncy Creek Streambank Restoration and Protection Project located in Hughesville Borough and Wolf Township, Lycoming County. The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) awarded a 2019 Growing Greener grant award of $327,284 to the Lycoming County Commissioners for the work.The project will stabilize 500 feet of streambank that has been eroded by numerous flood events, sending an estimated 4,000 tons of sediment downstream over the past seven years. The stream has migrated close to a well pump house that provides public drinking water to 2,900 area residents. The site is vulnerable to additional damage and the public water supply well is at risk of total loss if action is not taken.“This project to correct severe streambank erosion will also protect critical public drinking water infrastructure and reduce sediment pollution in the Chesapeake Bay watershed,” said Governor Tom Wolf. “Lycoming County has experienced flooding events with significant impacts over several consecutive years. Restoring this section of Muncy Creek and stopping this erosion will provide a substantial benefit to the community.”During the grant application review process, subsequent flooding carved Muncy Creek more than six feet closer to the water supply well, increasing the project cost over initial estimates and making the danger to public infrastructure more acute. A portion of the access road to the well house has already been washed away.“This award is an opportunity for multiple levels of government to work together efficiently, as conditions and project costs have changed on the ground,” said DEP Secretary Patrick McDonnell.Streambank restoration has been shown to improve the biological integrity of a stream by reducing pollution runoff. Muncy Creek is a trout-stocked fishery.One of the largest investments into Pennsylvania’s environment, Growing Greener projects have been instrumental in cleaning up abandoned mine lands, preserving farmland, and protecting and restoring watersheds throughout the commonwealth.The Growing Greener grant program is supported by the Environmental Stewardship Fund, which receives its funding from landfill tipping fees.center_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more