News/Gossip – Week of 02/15/10


It snowed a lot the past week or so.  The boroughs did a good job keeping the streets passable.  Tons of people were out and about on Wednesday for the snow day.  The best thing I saw was a snow bar built by a couple guys on their front lawn on Spring Mill (photo above).  More photos of the bar and the snow are in the Conshy Gallery.

Longtime Conshohocken resident and Montco Sheriff John Durante died this past Wednesday.  There is a Facebook page set up in his memory.  He is survived by his wife and two daughters, one of which is NBC reporter Deanna Durante.

The property on the river that had been the Florig plant has been sold and “7 Tower Bridge” is going up.  The effort to obtain the property was the front page story in the Business section of the Philadelphia Inquirer this past Sunday.

Londonbury at the Millennium is opening on March 1st and seeking tenants.

Wilhelmina Models, one of the largest and most successful model management companies in the world, is opening their Philadelphia office in Conshohocken on March 1.

Blackfish BYOB gets adventurous.

The Spring Mill Cafe is having a Mardi Gras themed dinner this evening with Artisanal beers offered by Paul from Whitemarsh Beverage and Brazilian music with Gina Roche.  Hats and costumes are optional.

Totaros’s has live music every Thursday and Friday night.  Stop in and enjoy the music with an after dinner drink and a dessert created by their on-premise pastry chef.

Are you sore from shoveling all the snow? For this week only, Monday-Friday, you can book a one hour massage at Lavenders-TLC for $60, 20% off the regular price of $75.


What is 26,000 calories and weighs five pounds?  The giant Gummy Bears at Edwards-Freeman.  They are priced at $34.99.  Stop in to their historic store at 441 East Hector Street and pick one up!

Speaking of Edwards-Freeman, they are holding an Open House for Easter on March 24th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Edwards-Freeman is the Official Candy Store of the Easter Bunny!

Spampinato’s is now offering the option for BYOB each night.  They still offer full bar service.

The police and family of Conshohocken’s Tracy Hottenstein, who mysteriously died at Sea Isle last year during the Polar Bear Plunge, hope the first anniversary of her death (this past weekend) results in more clues.

An advertising agency, Diccicco Battista, which recently moved to Conshohocken, was named agency of record for the University of Kentucky’s UK Healthcare.

DeFazio Communications profiled on Keystone Edge.

Conshohocken native and college basketball star Ronald Moore profiled.

The Fellowship House is holding its Winter Carnival this Saturday.

The January Food Drive conducted by Council Member Jason Salus, Guppy’s Good Times and Donnie Mac’s Deli on 4th resulted in multiple car loads of food being provided to the Colonial Neighborhood Council.

The Borough of Conshohocken has entered an agreement with PrintMasters to issue a bi-annual newsletter to Borough residents.  The newsletter is produced, printed and mailed by PrintMasters and paid for through the sale of advertisements.  No tax revenue is utilized.

The Gold’s Gym on Ridge closed and some employees are still trying to get paid.

Stocking up for the storm.

Something about a band named Deathwish.

Someone built a window seat in West Conshy.

Something about doing “10 shoulder dislocates” while snowed in.

Former office worker at the sewer authority convicted of stealing more than $100,000.

The State Police and the Philadelphia Daily News and Inquirer delivery trucks battled during the blizzard about allowing the trucks to deliver newspapers.  The printing press is in Conshohocken.

A new book mentions a guy visiting Conshohocken.