Aston Township, Delaware County PA

Aston Commissioners Recognize Andrew Gill on Eagle Scout Achievement


aston-web-scout-with-mike-higginsAston Commissioners, during the October 19 meeting, recognized township resident Andrew Gill on his promotion to Eagle Scout.

The son of Brian and Janemarie Gill, Andrew is a senior at Sun Valley High School.

His Eagle Scout project involved planning, supervising and painting two pre-K classrooms at Holy Family Regional Catholic School in Aston.

With assistance from adult scout leaders, fellow scouts, friends and family, the classrooms were painted prior to the beginning of the school year.

Andrew’s scouting career began in the second grade when he joined Cub Scout Pack #77 at Mount Hope United Methodist Church. As a cub scout he earned the Catholic Religious emblem, Parvuli Dei as well as the Arrow of Light, which is the highest award bestowed on a cub scout. Read more

Aston Police Department Named 2016 Citizens Of The Year


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Aston Commissioners, during the Sept. 21 meeting, named the Aston Police Department as 2016 Citizens of the Year.  Commissioners President Jim Stigale read a proclamation praising Chief Dan Ruggieri and members of the police department for their professionalism and dedication to the township.

“The Aston Township Police Department provides excellent, professional service each and every day along with great concern for the safety and well-being of the Aston Township Community,” Stigale said. “Our dedicated police officers respond to emergencies, which often are of a life-threatening nature. Their ability to evaluate the situation quickly with regard and respect for all involved is always practiced. The dangers they encounter can change in a matter of seconds. Read more

Aston Police K-9 Jax Retires

Aston Commissioner Jim McGinn and Police Chief Dan Ruggieri presented a proclamation and plaque to Officer Mikell Jones, who accepted on behalf of K-9 Jax. Photos by Loretta Rodgers

Aston Commissioner Jim McGinn and Police Chief Dan Ruggieri presented a proclamation and plaque to Officer Mikell Jones, who accepted on behalf of K-9 Jax. Photos by Loretta Rodgers

Aston Police K-9 Jax was recognized on the event of his retirement by the Aston Board of Commissioners,  township residents, representatives of the Penn-Delco School District and Neumann University during the June 15 commissioners meeting.

Jax was on-hand for the ceremony with his handler, Officer Mikell Jones, who has been Jax’s partner from the day he arrived. Read more

Joseph Hart Named 2015 Aston Township Police Officer of the Year

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Aston 5th Ward Commissioner Jim McGinn, who serves as liaison to the police department, presented Joseph Hart with a proclamation honoring him as 2015 Aston Township Police Officer of the Year. photo by Loretta Rodgers

Aston Commissioners, during the June 15 meeting, via proclamation, honored township police officer Joseph Hart as 2015 Police Officer of the Year.

Hart, the son of Joseph, Sr. and Dale Hart, is a graduate of Sun Valley High School and the Delaware County Community College Municipal Police Academy. Read more

Aston Presbyterian Church Recognized on 150th Anniversary

Commissioners President Jim Stigale presented a proclamation to members of the Aston Presbyterian Church in recognition of the Church's 150th anniversary. Photo by Loretta Rodgers

Commissioners President Jim Stigale presented a proclamation to members of the Aston Presbyterian Church in recognition of the Church’s 150th anniversary. Photo by Loretta Rodgers

Aston Commissioners, during the May 18 meeting, presented a proclamation to members of the Aston Presbyterian Church in recognition of the church’s 150th anniversary.

The rich history of the church dates back to the vision of Thomas Reaney, owner of a Shipyard in the city of Chester, who had a vision for the establishment of a Sabbath School for the children of his workers. Read more

Dennis and Carol Cannon Celebrate 50th Wedding Anniversary

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Aston Commissioners President Jim Stigale presented Dennis and Carol Cannon with a proclamation in recognition of their 50th wedding anniversary. Photo by Loretta Rodgers

Aston Commissioners, during the April 20 meeting, presented longtime township residents Dennis and Carol Cannon with a proclamation in recognition of their 50th wedding anniversary.

The Cannon’s were married on April 16, 1966 at Holy Saviour Church in Linwood and immediately moved to their home on Aston Mills Road- the very home that Dennis’ mother and step-father built.

The Cannon’s are parents of three children; Dennis, Paul, and Karron and they are grandparents of three. Read more

Herre’s Gang Recognized for Dedication to Autism Awareness

Aston 2nd Ward Commissioner Carol Graham presented Robert and Donna Herre and their son, Stephen, with a proclamation for all the tremendous work the family has done in the area of Autism Awareness. Photo by Loretta Rodgers

Aston 2nd Ward Commissioner Carol Graham presented Robert and Donna Herre and their son, Stephen, with a proclamation for all the tremendous work the family has done in the area of Autism Awareness. Photo by Loretta Rodgers

The Aston Board of Commissioners, during the April 20 meeting, presented a proclamation to Herre’s Gang for their continued contributions and dedication to autism awareness.

Robert and Donna Herre are the proud parents of three children. Their youngest son, Stephen, 11, was diagnosed with autism at a young age.

“Stephen is a bright, loving child, who brings the Herre family an overwhelming amount of joy,” said 2nd Ward Commissioner Carol Graham, who presented the proclamation.

Shortly after Stephen’s diagnosis the Herre’s realized the magnitude of the situation and quickly decided to become involved in raising awareness of the disorder.

Five years ago “Here’s Gang” was formed. The group consists of family and friends who are deeply devoted to funding prevention, education, the causes and potential cure for autism. Read more

John C. Ford Honored on the Event of his 96th Birthday

Aston 7th Ward Commissioner Mike Higgins, om behalf of the board, presented 55-year resident John C. Ford with a proclamation in recognition of Ford's 96th birthday.  Photo by Loretta Rodgers

Aston 7th Ward Commissioner Mike Higgins, om behalf of the board, presented 55-year resident John C. Ford with a proclamation in recognition of Ford’s 96th birthday. Photo by Loretta Rodgers

Aston resident John C. Ford, during the April 20 Aston Commissioners  meeting, was presented with a proclamation in recognition of his 96th birthday.

Ford has resided in Aston for 55 years and is a steadfast attendee at monthly commissioners meetings. He often asks questions in reference to ongoing projects and issues pertaining to the township.

Born in Mount Carmel, Pa., Ford graduated from Mount Carmel Catholic High School. He moved to Chester in 1943 and worked as a seaman in the US Navy during World War II. Following the war, Ford began working in the machine shop at BP Oil where he was employed for 34 years.

Ford moved to Aston in 1970 where he married his lovely wife Elizabeth.

He has been a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church since its founding in 1947.

Ford is an avid sports fan and volunteered as an umpire for the Aston Valley Baseball league, the Aston Middletown Little League and for leagues throughout Delaware County.

Ford always enjoyed a good game of golf  and currently bowls in the senior league. His bowling average is 155!!!

Over the years,. Ford has held various positions with the Aston Seniors organization as well as the BP Retiree Club, where he currently serves as vice president.

7th Ward Commissioner Mike Higgins, in presenting the proclamation, described Ford as “ an interested and concerned citizen, adding that he has been attending commissioners meetings for more than 40 years.

Neumann University Knights Roller Hockey Team Recognized by Aston Commissioners

Aston 2nd Ward Commissioner Carol Graham (right) presented the Neumann University Knights Roller Hockey team with  proclamation for capturing the national title. Pictured with the team is their coach Lee Strofe and Neumann University President Dr. Rosalie Mirenda.   Photo by Loretta Rodgers

Aston 2nd Ward Commissioner Carol Graham (right) presented the Neumann University Knights Roller Hockey team with proclamation for capturing the national title. Pictured with the team is their coach Lee Strofe and Neumann University President Dr. Rosalie Mirenda. Photo by Loretta Rodgers

The Aston Board of Commissioners, during the April 20 meeting, presented the Neumann University Knights roller hockey team with a proclamation in recognition of the team’s capturing the NCRHA Division II National Championship for the second consecutive time.

Commissioner Carl Graham, in reading the proclamation, said the National Roller Hockey Association invited 24 teams to participate in the tournament, out of a prospective field of 170 teams nationwide. Read more

Neumann Roller Hockey Wins Second Consecutive National Championship

neumann-rollerhockeyThe Neumann University Roller Hockey Club won their second consecutive National Championship by defeating the University of Nevada Las Vegas (UNLV), 4-1, on Saturday, April 9.  The club, who also won the 2015 National Collegiate Roller Hockey Association (NCRHA) Championship, finished the 2015-16 season with a record of 24-1 before winning the ECRHA Regional Championship in Feasterville, PA and then sweeping through the national tournament.  The 2016 National Championship was played in Cedar Rapids, Iowa from April 6-10.

You can find additional details on the tournament games on our official club website here:  http://www.neumannathletics.com/news/2016/4/9/club-sports- rh-claims-back-to-back- national-championship.aspx

 

Sincerely,
David Deal
Coordinator, Intramurals & Club Sports, Neumann University

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