Aston Township, Delaware County PA

In Remembrance: Aston Commemorates Memorial Day

Memorial Day 2016 Aston Township

photo by: Loretta Rodgers

Aston residents exhibited their spirit of patriotism by participating in and attending Memorial Day observances. Due to the threat of rain, American Legion Post #926 canceled its annual parade, however, the post proceeded with a well attended, indoor ceremony in honor of those who made  the ultimate sacrifice for the freedoms we enjoy. Read more

2016 Hometown Summer Concerts & Movie Nights

Hometown Summer Concert Series and Family Movie Night return! Our first Hometown Summer Concert Series performance is scheduled for June 6th. Join us as we welcome back our own Northley Middle School Steel Drum Ensemble and Concert Jazz Band led by Darren Hazlett. It’s all happening Aston Township Community Center, Monday June 6th starting @ 7pm; No Raindate;  It’s out front, so bring a lawn chair! This year EVERY NIGHT IS DOLLAR DOG NIGHT!

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

May 18, 2016 Commissioner’s Meeting

Did you miss the live broadcast of the Aston Township Commissioners meeting on Aston TV?

No problem, you may view this and previous  BOC meetings online by visiting our video archive or Board of Commissioners page. This meeting will also re-broadcast on Aston TV (Comcast Channel 5, Verizon Cable 45) on Tuesday beginning at 4pm.

Camp Rainbow Counselors Needed – Apply Today

camprainboxCamp Rainbow Summer Day Camp is seeking counselors to work our Mon – Fri. camp schedule beginning June 20th and running six weeks through July 29th. Read more

2016 Camp Rainbow – Summer Camp

Summer 2016 – June 20th – July 29th

This Summertime Camp is brought to you by the Aston Township Board of Commissioners. Pre-registration at Community Center June 8th & 9th. Regular registration at Township Building on Pennell Road through June 17th.

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May 2016 Township Times

Herre’s Gang Honored for Contributions to Autism; Family Strong Foundation announces Evening of Hope, June 4th to support the Fulginiti Family; these stories and more in this month’s issue of the Aston Township Times. Download it now!

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.

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