Aston Township, Delaware County PA

2015 Aston Township Memorial Day Parades and Ceremonies

memorial-day-vfwOn Monday, May 25th,  Memorial Day, Aston Township would like to honor of all the fallen heroes who served selflessly to protect our freedom. Our local veteran’s organizations have planned two parades and ceremonies. American Legion Post 87 and VFW Post 6613 on the north end of town and the American Legion Post 926 on the South side. Read more

Thomas Giancristoforo, Jr. Named Aston Police Officer of the Year

Thomas J. Giancristoforo, Jr. was named Aston Township Police Officer of the year. He is pictured with Police Chief Daniel Ruggieri and 5th Ward Commissioner Jim McGinn. Photo by Loretta Rodgers

Thomas J. Giancristoforo, Jr. was named Aston Township Police Officer of the year. He is pictured with Police Chief Daniel Ruggieri and 5th Ward Commissioner Jim McGinn. Photo by Loretta Rodgers

Aston Township Police Officer Thomas J. Giancristoforo, Jr., during the May 20 meeting of the Aston Board of Commissioners, was presented a proclamation and recognized as Police Officer of the Year.

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Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur Extend Invitation for Service to Honor Sr. Dorothy Stang, SND; the “Martyr of the Amazon.”

SR. Dorothy StangThe Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur invite you to a celebration of Sr. Dorothy Stang, a courageous SND who on Feb. 12, 2005 was murdered by men who wanted to stop her work on behalf of the poor farming families in Apapu, Brazil.

The event will take place 1-3 p.m., June 6 at the Franciscan Spiritual Center, 609 S. Convent Road, Aston.

A PowerPoint presentation on Sr. Dorothy will be followed by a brief discussion and reception.

ALL ARE WELCOME!

If you would like to attend, please send your name, address, telephone number and email address by June 1 to: Marcee Stiger, marcee.stiger@sndden.org or call 410-486-5599, ext. 407.

Sr. Dorothy was working closely with the Church’s Pastoral Land Commission that struggles for the rights of rural workers and peasants, and defends land reform in Brazil.

She spent 40 years working hand-in-hand with many other SND’s, including Sr. Jane Dwyer, a graduate of Note Dame High School, Moylan

Sister Anne McCafferty, SND Pens Book on Working with the Elderly

Sr. Anne McCafferty, SND

Sr. Anne McCafferty, SND poses with her book, Blessings: Reflections of a Chaplain to the Elderly.

By Loretta Rodgers

Sister Anne McCafferty, SND, spent 11 years as a chaplain at the Fair Aces Geriatric Center in Middletown, and was so moved by her experiences with the elderly and infirm that she decided to share them in a book titled “Blessings: Reflections of a Chaplain to the Elderly.”

Now retired, Sr. Anne uses her book to honor the lives of the Fair Acres residents and staff to whom she ministered and worked in an atmosphere that she describes as “compassionate and loving.” Read more

2015 Hometown Summer Concerts Start June 8th

Hometown Summer Concert Series featuring local performers will kick off with a performance by the Northley Steel Drum Ensemble and Jazz Band led by Mr. Darren Hazlett at the Aston Township Community Center, Monday June 8th Starting @ 7pm; No Raindate;  Outdoor concert, lawn chairs welcome.

DCIU Conditional Use Hearing – Continued

The conditional use hearing for the expansion of the DCIU facility in Aston proceeded as scheduled on May 13th. However, due to time constraints, it was decided to continue the hearing on a later date to be determined. At this point we have the hearing tentatively scheduled for a date in late June. When the actual date is determined it will be published on our website, TV channels and other media channels. Please visit our DCIU page for updates >>>

DEMENTIA – Your Window Into Their World

health-workshop2Tuesday, May 12th 2015 at 6:00pm, The Residence at Glen Riddle, 263 Glen Riddle Rd, Media, PA 19063 Space is limited

– RSVP TO: (610)358-9933

Brain-Healthy Refreshments Will Be Served

The Residence at Glen Riddle & Heartland Hospice Present:
DEMENTIA – Your Window Into Their World.

Join us for a FREE Event.
The Residence at Glen Riddle and Heartland Hospice are proud to offer an exclusive VIRTUAL DEMENTIA TOUR.

This interactive and powerful workshop will guide you through what it’s like to experience dementia firsthand

Give you the tools to better understand the behaviors and needs of those living with dementia

Provide an inside look into how leaders in healthcare design environments to meet the individualized needs of residents at every stage of their healthcare journey, from independence through Memory Care.

Aston Seniors Luncheon, Thurs. May 28th

Musical Duo,  Last Chance - Jack Scott and Ingrid Rosenback

Musical Duo, Last Chance – Jack Scott and Ingrid Rosenback

The May meeting of the Aston Seniors will take place on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at 10:45am in the Aston Community Center on Concord Road. Luncheon tickets are $10.00 and must be purchased no later than Friday, May 22nd. Read more

1st Annual Aston Township Clean-Up Day a huge Success

Clean Up Day May 2nd

Clean Up Day May 2nd

More than 100 volunteers gathered on May 2 for the first annual Aston Township Clean-Up Day. Supplied with trash bags and gloves, the volunteers headed to 10 sites throughout the township to pick-up debris and brush.

The brain-child of Aston 2nd Ward Commissioner Carol Graham, the event was a long time coming. For many years, Graham joined with the Chester Ridley Creek Watershed (CRC) and a few volunteers to clean the west branch of the Chester Creek. As the number of volunteers increased, so did the sites, which included Poore and Fisher Parks.

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Aston Commissioners Honor Eagle Scouts

Aston Commissioners, during the April 15 meeting, presented a proclamation to township residents Darren J. Sereikis and Stephen F. Taylor for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout.

Darren is the son of Michael and Cindy Sereikis and is a senior at Sun Valley High School. He is a member of Scout troop #292 and passed his Eagle Scout Court of Honor on January 28. Read more

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