Aston Township, Delaware County PA

Historical Society Speaker

 

The Aston Township Historical Society will host Nancy Webster, Delaware County historian and professor, on Thursday September12th at 7 PM at the Aston Township Building on Pennell Road. She will kick off the year’s celebration of Aston’s 325th anniversary as a township with a  talk on the early settlement of “Ashton” and what daily life was like here for the first generation of settlers. Did they pay taxes? Were there Native Americans here? What activities occupied those first families? Nancy herself is a descendant of the Dutton family, whose early home is in Aston and whose name is on a prominent local road .   Ms. Webster has taught at Neumann and Drexel Universities and currently teaches at Swarthmore College. Come hear the former regional planner describe the life of the very first Astonians! Free and open to the public.

Mosquito Spraying 9/19

The PA Department of Environmental Protection’s West Nile Virus control program will conduct an Ultra Low Volume (ULV) mosquito adulticide spray in portions of Aston Township, Brookhaven Borough, Chester Heights Borough, Chester Township and Upland Borough in Delaware County.  Residential and recreational areas within this treatment area will be sprayed to control adult mosquitoes.  This is a result of high trap counts and the identification of positive mosquito pools in the area.

Operations will take place in the evening hours of Thursday, September 19, 2013 provided that weather and environmental conditions remain suitable for the operation.  If weather conditions or other unexpected events cancel or delay this spray operation, then a rain date is scheduled for the following night.  The PA Department of Environmental Protection will perform the work using truck mounted spraying equipment with the business license BU2626 visible on the equipment.  The product used will be Duet applied at a rate of 1.23 ounces per acre.  This product is designed to provide quick knockdown and effective control of adult mosquitoes.  Treatment will commence at approximately 20:00 and conclude by 23:00 hours.

The below links have more information about the spraying:

http://www.westnile.state.pa.us

http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/blackfly

September History Celebration

Please join your fellow Delaware County residents and participate in the upcoming Delaware County Council History Celebration. There are three events that will happen in the month of September featuring the historical spots throughout the county. The flyer can be found here Delco History Month Flyer . We’ll see you there!

 

Aston Township Lioness Camp

“Programs like this enhance the lives of everyone involved,” was how Janet DeAngelis explained her and others long running involvement in the Frank Staus Day Camp for the Blind sponsored by the Aston Township Lionesses. Each year at the end of July, early August, the Lionesses have put on the camp with the help of the Lions, Leos, and the grand children of the more senior members. The Camp originally held on the grounds that are now occupied by Sun Studios eventually moved to its current home the banquet hall in the American Legion 926. The camp is available to blind residents all throughout Delaware County at a cost of $20.00 for the week and the transportation back and forth each day is provided by Pennsylvania Association for the Blind.

Each day the campers are treated to an educational program, entertainment, and a wide menu of food options. Trivia games, a flea market, crafts, bingo, a pizza day, and a BBQ sponsored and prepared by the Aston Lions Club are just some of the things campers do while attending. Mrs. DeAngelis would like to thank everyone who takes part and helps make this camp such a great week.

 

Lioness Camp

Lioness Camp 2

Aston Township Citizen of the Year

 

Do you know someone extraordinary here in Aston? Do you know anyone that has done something great for the township in the past year? If so, Aston Township is now accepting nominations for Aston’s 2013 Outstanding Citizen Award. You can find the application here , 2013 Outstanding Citizen of the Year, to nominate the resident that you think deserves this award. All applications must be turned in by August 30th and nominees must be Aston citizens. Good luck to all involved!