Aston Township, Delaware County PA

DelVal Home Show Returns To IceWorks – April 1st through 3rd

DelVal Home Show  - IceWorks April 1-3CONSHOHOCKEN, 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

CRC Watersheds Association and PSU-Brandywine host “Backyard Solutions for Healthy Streams”

CRC Watershed SurveyRegister 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

Stigale and Higgins to lead Aston Board of Commissioners

With his wife holding the Bible, new 1st Ward Commissioner Michael Link was sworn into office by Magisterial District Judge Diane Holefelder.  (photo by Loretta Rodgers)

With his wife holding the Bible, new 1st Ward Commissioner Michael Link was sworn into office by Magisterial District Judge Diane Holefelder. (photo by Loretta Rodgers)

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

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.

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.

Click Here to visit our DCIU Expansion project summary page. –>>

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

Santa is Rescheduled to Honor Fire Fighter Scott Jones

AFTD Active Member Scott Jones

AFTD Active Member Scott Jones

The appearance of Santa in Aston has been postponed so that our community may honor the service and passing of one of our beloved first responders.

The Aston Township Fire Department regrets to announce the death of Active Member Scott Jones. Scott was an 18 year member of the Aston Township Fire Department where he held the ranks of Lieutenant, Assistant Engineer and Trustee. Scott was also a career Firefighter/EMT with the Newton Square Fire Company for the last 5 years and the Media Hook & Ladder Company for the last 3 years.

Funeral Services are the following:
Friday 12/04/15 Visitation starting at 1800 hours &
Saturday 12/05/15 Visitation from 0900-1100 hours with a ceremony to follow.
Interment: Private
At the Minshall Shropshire-Bleyler Funeral Home, LTD. Located at Rt 352 & Knowlton Road, Media, PA 19063

The family wishes for Fire & EMS Department participation. For more information please contact Assistant Chief John Moletteri @ 610 999-6660

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: Devereux Cares P.T.O., 600 Boot Rd., Downingtown, PA 19335, Aston Township Fire Department PO Box 2172, Aston, PA 19014 or Toys for Tots, 601 Kendron Ave., Folsom, PA 19033.


 

 

santa_iconCheck back later for the rescheduled Santa visit.

 

Aston Township Fire Department Celebrates First Open House

by Loretta Rodgers

The Aston Township Fire Department (ATFD), celebrated its first open house October 8 with host of demonstrations, safety tips, tours and drills.

Aston Commissioner Mike Higgins poses with Joe McColgan, township planning commission chairman; ATFD President Sean Joyce, and AFTD Fire Chief Mike Evans - by Loretta Rodgers

Aston Commissioner Mike Higgins poses with Joe McColgan, township planning commission chairman; ATFD President Sean Joyce, and AFTD Fire Chief Mike Evans – by Loretta Rodgers

Members of the department welcomed approximately 200 township residents to its firehouse on Dutton Mill Road, with the promise of many more activities and events in the future. Read more

Thousands Enjoy Aston Community Day

Aston Community Day 2015The fact that Aston Community Day was held a week later than originally planned certainly did not affect the numbers of attendees.

An estimated 4,000- plus people attended the event, which took place October 10 on the grounds of the Aston Community Center.

Sponsored by the Aston Business Association, the day’s events included a parade and business expo as well as various demonstrations and activities for children. Read more

Aston Hosts Delaware County Council: Resolutions Presented to the Aston Lions, Lioness, Leo’s and the Aston Rebels Ice Hockey Team.

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Delaware County Council Chairman Mario Civera, Jr. expressed appreciation to the Aston Board of Commissioners for their warm welcome to the township.

Aston Commissioners and residents welcomed members of Delaware County Council to the township on Wednesday, September 30. Delaware County Council held its meeting in the commissioners meeting room where they were greeted by a packed, enthusiastic audience.

Delaware County Council Chairman Mario Civera, Jr. expressed appreciation to the Aston Board of Commissioners for inviting them to meet in in the township.

“We are delighted to be here in Aston this evening,” Civera said. “And we are grateful for the warm welcome.”

Following official business, council recognized the Aston Township Lions, Lionesses and Leo organizations, as well as the new Aston Rebels Ice Hockey Team.

Council member John McBlain read a resolution recognizing the Lions Club. McBlain congratulated the organization for championing youth initiatives and strengthening the local community.

The Aston Lions Club was presented a resolution by Delaware County Council for their tireless dedication to the community.

The Aston Lions Club was presented a resolution by Delaware County Council for their tireless dedication to the community.

“Since 1948 the Lions, along with the Lioness and Leos have raised nearly $750,000, which has benefited organizations such as little league baseball, termite football, scouts, bands, and local libraries,” McBlain said. “They have also provided funding for the blind and deaf, drug awareness programs, memorial funds, and so much more… Thanks to the dedication of all of you, our community is a better place. Not only are you helping  the community, you are setting the foundation for good citizenship for our youth. Organizations like yours are the heart and soul of our county and enhance the lives of so many residents.”

Several members of the Aston Lions, Lioness and Leos were on hand for the presentation. The official resolution was gratefully accepted by Mike Petrillo, president of the Aston Lions, and Harriet Reynolds, President of the Aston Lioness Club.

Council member Mike Culp presented a resolution to the coaches and members of the Aston Rebels Ice Hockey Team. A Tier II Junior hockey team, the Rebels play in the Eastern division of the North American Hockey League, which consists of 24 teams in 14 states across North America. They will be playing their home games at the Ice Works Skating Complex.

Delaware County Council presented a resolution to the Aston Rebels Ice Hockey Team.

Delaware County Council presented a resolution to the Aston Rebels Ice Hockey Team.

“This is the Aston Rebels first year playing in Aston, “Culp said. “The team recently relocated from Rio Grande, Texas where they were known as the Rio Grande Killer Bees. A majority of the players are from various states and a few of the players are from Canada and Europe… We’d like to officially welcome the team to Delaware County and present a resolution to you in recognition of your accomplishments and display of sportsmanship.”

Aston Rebels head coach Joe Coombs and Assistant coach Josh Brown were on-hand to accept the resolution on behalf of the team.

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  • Front Row L to R:  Walt Byrne, John Saudarg, Bob Hoyt, Steve Allman, Mike Petrillo, Jim Hinderhofer, Bob Sexton, Joe McNeill, Dave Fisher & John Vernon; Back Row  L to R:   Bob Shufelt, Dave Toomey, Al Donato & Jim Stigale
  • Left to right Lioness, Ilene Haschak, Florence Fisher, Marionette Shahadi,Carolyn Ondo, Faye Hinderhofer,Judy Persing, Michelle Donato, Harriet Reynolds,    Bernice Kuhar, Gladys Moore, Dot Wilmoth, Roberta Petrillo , Peg Tubbs;  2nd row Sandy Greto, Fred
  • Leos Harriet Reynolds, adviser, Jessica Fisher 1st V-P, Brittany Hinderhofer President, James Hinderhofer  Lions Adviser
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