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.
Come out to the NEW Aston Township Farmers Market at the Valley View Shopping Center, every Tuesdays, from from 3pm to 7pm; June through September.
Fruit, Vegetables, Baked Goods, BBQ and much more…
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
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.
The inaugural event for Family Strong Foundation. Ticket and Sponsorship opportunities available!
An Evening of Hope: Standing Strong 4 a Cure, promises to be a true celebration of the community support in V. Michael Fulginiti’s and many others’ fight against ALS. Dinner will be provided by Marino’s catering and music by the band Mike Davis and the Bullets.
Be prepared to purchase keys to unlock HOPE in an ultimate gift card jackpot, purchase a glow stick for a silly game of heads and tails, and bid on many amazing auction items such as a one hour flight in your own private plane! We look forward to making a difference in the lives of PALS as we raise both awareness and funding to cure this devastating disease.
The 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
Coordinator, Intramurals & Club Sports, Neumann University
800 Turn out for Egg-ceptional Easter Egg Hunt; Casey Berardi Achieves Eagle Scout Rank; ABA Spring Dine & Buy April 14 scheduled for April 14th; these stories and more in this month’s issue of the Aston Township Times. Download it now!
Helen Litwa has worn many hats in her lifetime, which include mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, artist, historian, volunteer, restaurant owner, and good friend.
Litwa, who was raised in Aston Township, speaks passionately and fondly of her childhood, playing in local fields and attending the one room Old Village Green Schoolhouse on Pennell Road. Read more
2nd Ward Easter Egg Hunt was a great success, as expected. After first postponing due to the threat of bad weather, the rescheduled event went off without a hitch on Saturday the 26th and the weather could not have been better.
As chairperson of the Aston Township Parks & Recreation I would like to thank everyone who gave their time to volunteer for our very successful Easter Egg Hunt/Bunny Meet & Greet!
Special thank you to our special guests: Evelyn Spayd and Andrew Guthrie who were the stars of this great event! Read more