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
by Loretta Rodgers.
When the Aston Rebels Ice Hockey team scored its first goal about ten minutes into the first period of Sunday’s game against the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights at the Ice Works skating complex, about 100 teddy bears were simultaneously thrown on to the ice.
The excitement was obvious, but no more than among the family of recently deceased firefighter, EMT and former U.S. Marine corporal Scott Jones. 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
by Loretta Rodgers.
More than 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
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.
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.
Check back later for the rescheduled Santa visit.
On Friday, November 13th, 2015, The Pennsylvania Dept of Transportation presented an update on the progress of Aston Mills Bridge.
Due to the unforeseen replacement of the water line that passes through the bridge the completion of the projected has been delayed.
Estimated date of completion has been moved from late November to late December or early January, 2016.