Aston Township, Delaware County PA

May 2015 Township Times

Ronald Cross honored for 41 years of service; Darren J. Sereikis and Stephen F. Taylor achieve the rank of Eagle Scout; Aston Clean Up Day scheduled for May 2nd; and more in this month’s issue of the Aston Township Times. Download it now!

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

Longtime Aston Employee Ron Cross Honored on Event of Retirement

Aston Township public works employee Ron Cross was presented a proclamation on the event of his retirement. Pictured with Cross is Commissioner Mike Higgins ( far right), public works supervisor Russ Palmore and former township secretary/manager Dick Lehr.

Aston Township public works employee Ron Cross was presented a proclamation on the event of his retirement. Pictured with Cross is Commissioner Mike Higgins ( far right), public works supervisor Russ Palmore and former township secretary/manager Dick Lehr.

Longtime Aston Township Public Works employee Ron Cross, during the April 15 meeting , was presented with a proclamation by the board of commissioners, recognizing his retirement.

Cross started working for the township in 1974 and spent the past 41 years serving the residents of Aston. In addition to his regular springtime duties, he would clean up area parks and repair potholes. In the summer, Cross cut grass, and in the fall he would rake and participate in leaf collection. Read more

Aston Commissioners Congratulate Bo Ryan

Bo Ryan

Bo Ryan – former head basketball coach at Sun Valley High School

The Aston Board of Commissioners, during the April 15 meeting, officially congratulated Bo Ryan, head coach of the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team.

Wisconsin was runner-up in this year’s NCAA National Championship. Read more

Town By Town: Finding a place to put down roots

At the IceWorks. A township commissioner notes Aston's 15 parks, saying, "You are always within walking distance of at least one." (CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer)

At the IceWorks. A township commissioner notes Aston’s 15 parks, saying, “You are always within walking distance of at least one.” (CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer)

The following was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philly.com Sunday, April 12, 2015
Alan J. Heavens, Inquirer Real Estate Columnist
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215-854-2472
@alheavens
© 2015 The Inquirer
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One in a continuing series spotlighting real estate markets in the region’s communities.

 

When Barbara M. Mastronardo was 10 years old, her parents decided to trade life in Ridley Park for the “Wild West.”

After a journey of nearly nine miles, the pioneers reached their destination: Aston Township.

It was a lot harder getting around in 1962. I-95 had been under construction for just three years; travel was limited to well-traveled two-lane roads. And, in truth, they weren’t pioneers: The Delaware County community was settled in 1682 and, thanks to Chester Creek, had been a happy mix of industry, farms, and small businesses for 280 years. Read more

Sisters of St. Francis Open Their Doors to the Public

Sisters of St. Francis The schedule for tours are Tuesdays—May 26, June 30, July 28, August 18 and September 22, 2015, from 1-3 P.M.

A sparkling gold cross atop an orange/red dome has attracted many people from near and far to Our Lady of Angels Convent (OLAC), the motherhouse of the Sisters of St. Francis of Philadelphia (609 South Convent Rd, Aston, PA 19014-1207).  We know that there are many more people who drive past the convent every day and wonder who and what exist behind those giant doors in the big castle-like structure.  Here is your chance to find out.  The Sisters of St. Francis invite you to tour the OLAC facility and chapel.  The schedule for tours are Tuesdays—May 26, June 30, July 28, August 18 and September 22, 2015, from 1-3 P.M. Join us for a short historical presentation and a tour of the first floor buildings and chapel, followed by light refreshments and time for questions and answers.  Your hosts will be Sr. Kathleen Parisi, OSF, and several other sisters who live at the motherhouse.   In order to prepare for our guests, we ask that you call the receptionist at (610) 459-4125 to provide your name, phone number in case we have to cancel, and the number of family or friends who will attend. You can call Sr. Kathleen Parisi at (610) 558-7714 to select a date and time for a group tour for at least six people. Tours may be scheduled Monday through Friday.

A Friendly Reminder from SWDCMA

swdcma160Southwest Delaware County Municipal Authority quarterly sewer service invoices are in the mail as of April 30 and are due by May 31 . Credit/Debit Card and Electronic Check Payments can now be made online at www.swdelcoma.org for a small convenience fee.

Unable to pay in full? Please call or stop by our office to set up payment  terms.

Mailing Address:  P.O. Box 2466, Aston, PA  19014
Office Address:  1 Gamble Lane, Aston, PA  19014
Office Hours:  M-F 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Office Phone:  (610) 494-1335

Rabies Clinic

Rabies15iconWednesday May 6, 2015
6:30pm – 7:30pm
Information session and rabies shots for your pets.
$10 per shot
ASTON RESIDENTS ONLY

Location: Aston Township Public Works Garage

Aston Commissioner Mike Fulginiti Waging the Fight of His Life Against ALS

Aston 1st Ward Commissioner Mike Fulginiti and his wife Andrea are asking the community to help Mike's fight against ALS by signing a petition to the White House, which would give him the RIGHT TO TRY a new medication.

Aston 1st Ward Commissioner Mike Fulginiti and his wife Andrea are asking the community to help Mike’s fight against ALS by signing a petition to the White House, which would give him the RIGHT TO TRY a new medication.

By Loretta Rodgers.

Aston 1st Ward Commissioner Mike Fulginiti is fighting for his life and he is hoping his friends, neighbors and the community will help.

The 57-year-old longtime resident and businessman was the picture of health until he woke up one morning in August 2013 and noticed his speech was slurred.

After a year of doctors appointments and intense testing, Mike finally received an answer. He was diagnosed with bulbar onset Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The illness was brought to national attention by Gehrig, a professional baseball player in the 1930’s, who bravely fought and eventually died from the disease. Read more

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