CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. – This year, imagine the possibilities and spruce up your living spaces, inside and out. Back by popular demand, the DelVal Home Show returns April 1 through 3 at the IceWorks Skating Complex in Aston. Discover the latest and very best in landscaping, contracting, design, entertainment, remodeling and everything in between from local businesses. Read more
Register for this FREE event by CRC Watersheds Association. Sunday, February 28, 2016 – 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm, Tomezsko Building Auditorium, Penn State-Brandywine , 25 Yearsley Mill Road
Media, PA 19063.
2016 Winter Lecture – Backyard Solutions for Healthy Streams, Lessons from Philadelphia’s Green City, Clean Waters Program Read more
by Loretta Rodgers.
Aston Commissioners, during the January 20 meeting, presented a proclamation to the Sun Valley High School Band.
Under the direction of Tim Pry, the band was recognized for placing first in every competition this season. The Marching Vanguards also received special awards for receiving the high score in high visual as well as high overall effect. Read more
During a special reorganization meeting held Jan. 4, James Stigale and Michael Higgins were unanimously re-elected president and vice president of the township board of commissioners, respectively. Read more
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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