Summer 2016 – June 20th – July 29th
This Summertime Camp is brought to you by the Aston Township Board of Commissioners.
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
Aston resident Casey Berardi was recently presented a proclamation by Aston Commissioner’s President Jim Stigale for achieving the rank of Eagle Scout.
Casey, the son of Charles and Leslie Berardi, is a 2014 graduate of Sun Valley High School and is currently attending Warren Wilson College in North Carolina where he is studying political science and global studies with a minor in Spanish.
For his Eagle Scout project, Casey, a member of Scout Troop #225, planned and organized a community health fair. He communicated with various health organizations and during the fair, which took place in April 2014, information was distributed to attendees by Main Line Health facilities and a blood drive also took place.
As a result, 41 units of blood was collected during the drive, which surpassed Casey’s goal.
Casey began scouting while in the second grade when he joined Pack #292 as a Wolf Cub. He advanced to Webelo Scout , where he earned the prestigious Arrow of Light Award.
Casey crossed over to Boy Scouts with Troop#225 in 2007.
While at Sun Valley, Casey was a member of the Tri-M Music Honor Society, as well as the marching and concert bands. He also participated in the drama club, chamber choir, concert choir, and was a committee member for the class of 2014.
At Warren Wilson College, Casey is co-convener of the student caucus, which is the governing body of his school. He also participated in the World Climate March, and the HkonJ March for environmental justice and social equality in the United States.
Scouting has played a vital role in Casey’s life and along with the direction of his parents, helped him to learn the importance of giving back to the community.
Casey has volunteered for Scouting for Food, Adopt a Highway, and Cub Scout Day Camp.
In he future, Casey hopes to become a Pennsylvania State Representative.
“We are all very proud of Casey and his wonderful achievement,” said Commissioner’s President Jim Stigale. “We know he will be very successful in whatever path he chooses.”
Aston Commissioners, March 16, recognized the week of April 10-16 as National Library Week.
2nd Ward Commissioner Carol Graham, who serves as liaison to the Aston Public Library, presented library director Stephen Sarazin with a proclamation on behalf of the board.
Graham praised the work done at the library, making special mention of Sarazin’s dedication as well as all the hard work of the library staff and volunteers.
“Libraries are the heart of their communities, campuses and schools” Graham read. “Libraries bring together community members to enrich, shape the community and address local issues.”
More than 500 excited Aston children gathered on the field behind the Community Center on March 19 to participate in the township’s annual Easter Egg hunt.
Carrying brightly decorated baskets, bags and buckets, the children spent little time collecting the 13,000 Easter Eggs which dotted the field.
As in years past, the hunt was organized by age groups so that all children had the opportunity to collect eggs.
“We came last year and my children had a great time,” said Marianne Rhyne. “Aston always does such fun things for the kids.
Hosted by the township Parks and Recreation Board, in addition to the hunt itself, the event featured an outside Easter Bunny who happily posed for pictures, gift bags, pretzels, hot dogs, water, lemonade, and an inside Easter Bunny who posed with township children in formal pictures.
Wawa was also on hand and provided coffee for adult hunt attendees.
“I had a lot of fun today,” said six-year-old Anna Widen. “I liked the hot dogs the best and I got some eggs with candy in them too.”
Fire Station Announcement:
The board of commissioners, after reviewing the public comments received at public meetings, the cost estimates for site development provided by the engineer and the statistics, including run times and manning fire calls provided by the Aston Township Fire Department, have decided to locate the new Aston Township Fire Department station at 2900 Dutton Mill Road, Aston.
The board of commissioners will form a committee with the fire department to begin discussions on all aspects of financing the new fire station.
Commissioner Carol Graham
StreetScape Project about to get underway. East Egg Hunts schedules; Aston Sport Hall of Fame Awards; these stories and more in this month’s issue of the Aston Township Times. Download it now!