Aston Township, Delaware County PA

Aston Honors Commissioner Mike Fulginiti on his Retirement from the Board of Commissioners

Aston first ward Commissioner Mike Fulginiti poses with his family on the event of his retirement from the board of commissioners. With Fulginiti is his wife, Andrea, son Michael, daughter-in-law Heather, daughter Amber, son-in-law Ron Duquette, and grandchildren Cade, Reese and Dean. (photo by Loretta rodgers)

Aston first ward Commissioner Mike Fulginiti poses with his family on the event of his retirement from the board of commissioners. With Fulginiti is his wife, Andrea, son Michael, daughter-in-law Heather, daughter Amber, son-in-law Ron Duquette, and grandchildren Cade, Reese and Dean. (photo by Loretta rodgers)

By Loretta Rodgers.

First Ward Commissioner Mike Fulginiti, during a recent meeting of the board of commissioners, received a standing ovation on the event of his retirement, and in appreciation for his years of dedication to the township.

For the past two-and-a-half years, Fulginiti, 58, has been waging a battle with bulbar onset Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS). The neurological disease was brought to national attention in the 1930’s when professional baseball player Lou Gehrig was diagnosed. Read more

Aston Township 1st Annual Holiday Decorating Winners Announced

The Aston Township Parks and Recreation Committee in conjunction with the township board of commissioners, is pleased to announce the first place and honorable mention winners in the inaugural township holiday decorating contest.

The holiday decorating contest ran through December 20 when teams of impartial judges were dispersed throughout each ward in the township to determine this year’s winners. Two residences in each ward were selected to receive a first place award of a $100 gift card to Giant Market and honorable mention winners received a $50 gift card to Wawa.

Sun Valley NHS Assists Aston’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors Outreach Program

The Sun Valley High School National Honor Society and Coebourn Elementary School students joined forces to collect canned goods for the needy. The food is being donated to the Aston Township Neighbors Helping Neighbors Pantry.

The Sun Valley High School National Honor Society and Coebourn Elementary School students joined forces to collect canned goods for the needy. The food is being donated to the Aston Township Neighbors Helping Neighbors Pantry. photo by Loretta Rodgers

By Loretta Rodgers

Members of the Sun Valley High School National Honor Society (NHS), in conjunction with Coebourn Elementary School students collected more than 600 pounds of canned goods which was donated to Aston Township’s Neighbors Helping Neighbors food pantry program.

“We are very grateful for everything the students have done to assist our program and help our needy residents,” said program coordinator Maggie Berry. “It is really great to see these young people bring awareness to the plight of those less fortunate. Neighbors Helping Neighbors is about our community members taking care of each other.”

The NHS organized the drive within the high school and the top three homerooms won a free breakfast. The winners included the homerooms of teachers Joseph Kochersperger, Scott Taylor and Amy Grady. Read more

Teddy Bear Toss in Memory of Scott Jones

Teddy Bear Toss in Memory of Scott Jones. photo by Loretta Rodgers

Teddy Bear Toss in Memory of Scott Jones. photo by Loretta Rodgers

by Loretta Rodgers.

When the Aston Rebels Ice Hockey team scored its first goal about ten minutes into the first period of Sunday’s game against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights at the Ice Works skating complex, about 100 teddy bears were simultaneously thrown on to the ice.

The excitement was obvious, but no more than among the family of recently deceased firefighter, EMT and former U.S. Marine corporal Scott Jones. Read more

Aston Police Department Shows Appreciation to Media Moose Lodge #2189

Aston Police Chief Dan Ruggieri, Officer Mikell Jones and his K-9 partner Jax, showed their sincere appreciation to the Media Moose Lodge #2189 by presenting Lodge Administrator Dave Linahan with a plaque of gratitude. photo by Loretta Rodgers

Aston Police Chief Dan Ruggieri, Officer Mikell Jones and his K-9 partner Jax, showed their sincere appreciation to the Media Moose Lodge #2189 by presenting Lodge Administrator Dave Linahan with a plaque of gratitude. photo by Loretta Rodgers

Aston Police Chief Dan Ruggieri, during the December 16 meeting of the board of commissioners,  expressed appreciation to the Media Moose Lodge of Aston Township #2189 for a $2,000  donation to the department’s K-9 unit.

“Since its inception nearly eight years ago, the Aston Police K-9 Unit has operated solely on generous donations from our community,” Ruggieri said. “And, this is another great example of community support for our K-9 Unit. I am deeply touched by this act of generosity by the Moose Lodge and take great comfort that our police department is supported by such a wonderful organization.”

Officer Mikell Jones and his K-9 partner Jax were-on hand to personally thank  Dave Linahan, administrator of the Media Moose Lodge of Aston.

Bruce Reimer Honored on the Event of his Retirement

Russ Palmore presents Bruce Reimer with a token of appreciation for his years of service.

Director of Public Works, Russ Palmore presents Bruce Reimer with a token of appreciation for his years of service. photo by Loretta Rodgers

by Loretta Rodgers.

Aston Township public works employee Bruce Reimer, during the December 16 board of commissioners meeting, was recognized on the event of his retirement and presented with a plaque for his years of dedicated service.

Reimer became a full time employee of the township in 1988. During his 27 years of dedicated service, he had varied responsibilities, which included cutting grass in the summer and plowing snow in the winter. He is captain of the street sweeper crew and head of the recycling court, which is located behind the township building. Read more

DCIU Conditional Use Hearing Tentatively Scheduled for Jan. 25th

The continuation of the DCIU Conditional Use Hearing has been tentatively scheduled for Monday, January 25, 2016 at 7:00 PM. The meeting will be held in the Commissioner’s Meeting Room in the Aston Township Municipal Building located at 5021 Pennell Road. The meeting is open to the public. For updates regarding the DCIU, please check the DCIU Summary page on this site.

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Santa Revised Schedule Posted


Aston Township Fire & EMS ServicesOfficial announcement by AFTD:

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we had to postpone our annual Santa tour due to the funeral services of ATFD Firefighter Scott Jones.

We are pleased to announce that we have been able to reschedule Santa’s visit as follows.

  • Thursday December 10, Santa will be out from 6:00 pm until about 8:30 pm.
  • Friday December 11, Santa will be out from 6:30 pm until 9:00 pm
  • Saturday December 12, Santa will be out from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm.
  • Sunday December 13, Santa will be out from 11:00 am until 4:00 pm unless we finish.

If we are unable to finish by the end of the day on Sunday, we will announce additional dates and times at that time, as well as the areas we have not visited.

At this time, we are unable to say what neighborhoods we will be at and when. We will try and update which neighborhoods we will be in as we get closer!

Maryann Bullen: Volunteering Provides Purpose

Maryann Bullen: Volunteering Provides Purpose. photo by: Loretta Rodgers

Maryann Bullen: Volunteering Provides Purpose. photo by: Loretta Rodgers

By Loretta Rodgers

For Aston resident Maryann Bullen, volunteering has become a way of life. And for a time, after the death of her husband, Bob, it was her lifeline.

“I was extremely depressed after the death of my husband and didn’t want to go out or even move from my sofa,” Bullen said. “We had such a wonderful marriage that I didn’t know what to do without him. We started dating when I was 14-years-old, so when Bob died, I lost not only my husband, but also my best friend.” Read more

Aston Welcomes the Holidays With Tree Lighting and Winter Festival


by Loretta Rodgers.

More thaAston Township Christmas Tree Lighting 2015n 500 Aston residents attended the township’s annual tree lighting and winter festival, which took place December 4 at the community center.

Prior to the lighting of the township Christmas tree, songs of the season were performed by the Aston and Pennell Elementary Choirs. After the tree was lit, Santa Claus made his grand entrance riding high above an Aston Township fire truck.

The winter festival, which was held inside the community center gymnasium, was organized by the township recreation committee and featured a magician, arts and crafts, ornament making, puppeteer, visits by Mickey and Minnie Mouse, letters to Santa, and of course, a visit and pictures with Santa Claus. Read more

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