Conshohocken News & Gossip – Week of 05/02/11

News & Gossip

What is that mess pictured above?  Well that is the trash and debris picked up by 10 volunteers and a Borough employee this past Saturday during the second Conshy Clean-Up, which are organized by this site.  Included among the trash were 25 tires, one water heater, one dishwasher, seven trashcans, one washing machine, one television, about 75′ of draining pipe, three lawnmowers, one shower stall, 20 large bags of debris, house siding, window screens, recyclable metals and plastics, etc. Thanks to the volunteers, the Borough for sending a truck, and Flanigan’s Boathouse Conshohocken for providing lunch.

Conshy native Cpl. Nick Mosakowski has returned from his second tour of Afghanistan.  He has also been deployed to Iraq and Haiti.

What is happening with the Super Wawa and why did Septa pull back from asking to expand the billboard alongside the bridge?  No one seems to know, but one connected person told me that he believes that they are waiting for after the upcoming election for a handful of seats on Borough Council.

Rumor has it that a Conshy restaurant’s burger won “best burger” from a regional magazine.

James Victor of Conshohocken created a 40 pound chicken salad statue of NFL draftee Mark Ingram for a promotion with SUBWAY.  Ingredients included chicken salad, golden raisins, cranberries, apples, celery and freshly baked bread.

Jane Leven from Conshohocken Free Library was recently named the 2011 Public Librarian of the year. A nominator for Ms. Leven said, “She has revitalized the library, which has brought in many new patrons. Jane encourages patrons to use all of the library’s resources. She has started many new programs for both children and adults. Jane is a rare treasure.”

The Disco Biscuits recorded their latest album, Otherwise Law Abiding Citizens, in Conshohocken at Studio 4.

This is a very interesting article about Isabella, owner Tom Richter and what will happen to the 401 Diner.

The Conshohocken Restaurant Rally is quickly approaching on May 15th.  Last year The StoneRose won best restaurant.  Pictured above are organizers Vince Flocco, Debbie Flocco and Tom Wcislo with The StoneRose’s Brian Pieri.

Spamps had a great turnout for Yappy Hour this past Sunday.  They had about 25 dogs show up, plus their owners.  The event raised funds for the SPCA.

Conshohocken Fire Co. No. 2 is holding their annual fund drive.  To donate mail a check to PO Box 303, Conshohocken, PA 19428. You can also look out for their volunteers who will be collecting donations in the Annual Boot Drive at the intersection of 8th and Fayette St. on Friday, May 13th.

Dear CVS of Conshohocken, why do you insist on making me feel like I am in a Soviet-style breadline every time I am in your store.  Hire more cashiers.  Always have two at the front.  That is all I ask.  Thank you.

Dear Ace and Grandma Lyubka, you were not in Conshohocken.

Public Hearing

Concerned about the future of Conshohocken? Want to read the Revitalization Plan and have the opportunity to ask questions. Here is your chance:

  • Read the Revitalization Plan by clicking here. It is the bottom document.
  • On May 4th at 7:00 p.m. you are encouraged to attend the Borough Council’s Working Session and hear more about the plan and ask questions. The meeting will be held at Borough Hall at 8th and Fayette.

You should also check out local public relations executive Tony DeFazio’s article on the Revitalization Plan from a few weeks ago.


The Young Friends of Cradles to Crayons is having a Volunteer Night on May 11th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Foodie Events

Conshohocken Restaurant Week is returning on June 13-19, 2011. This year’s participating restaurants currently include Fayette Street Grille, Isabella, Blackfish, Gypsy Saloon, Stella Blu, Flanigan’s Boathouse, Pepperoncini, The StoneRose, Guppy’s, Spamps, The Great American Pub, Shula’s 347 Grill, Spampinato’s, Trattoria Totaro, Piatto Grille and Totaro’s. More will be confirmed this week. There will also be a Preview Party on June 6th at the Philadelphia Marriott West in West Conshohocken that will benefit Cradles to Crayons. Only a limited number of tickets will be available for the Preview Party! Preview Party tickets go on-sale soon. To make sure you have the opportunity to get tickets, join our mailing list (you can find the Newsletter Sign-Up on the left side of the page) or like our Facebook page.

Every Tuesday, Blackfish offers a four course dinner featuring a different ingredient. You can see the upcoming featured ingredients here. Price is $45 per person. Call 610-397-0888 for more info.

Healthy Stuff

Ryah Yoga, in conjunction with Lululemon of King of Prussia, is holding a Discover Your Best YOU! Goal Setting class on Saturday, May 7 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.  For full details click here.

Evolving Well is holding a Pre-Summer Sugar Cleanse at the Daily Grind Fitness starting May 11th.  The program will help you reboot your energy, get that sweet tooth under your control and lose the inflammation weight that you’re carrying around from all the candy and sweets.  For full details click here for the Facebook event or if you are not on Facebook you can visit their website.

Some coupons from LeRoux School of the Arts:

Events, Happenings & Specials

Cinco de Derbio, Conshy’s largest outdoor party, is coming to Baggataway Tavern on Saturday, May 7th starting at 3:00 p.m.  There will be live bands, a margarita bar, Corona and Dos Equis specials, an appearance by the Dos Equis girls, Mint Juleps and tacos all OUTSIDE. No cover.  Playing live will be Loaded and the Swamprats.

The Colonial Democrats are honoring Conshohocken’s Liam McGuigan and the Democrat of the Year on Thursday, May 5th at the Whitemarsh Valley Country Club.

The Conshohocken Cafe held their first Open Mic Night this past week.  It is now a regular event every Monday night from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  Rumor has it they are also adding a Movie Night.

Dish Public Relations is hosting a “Get Happy” Happy Hour at Gypsy Saloon on Tuesday, May 10th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Please RSVP by Monday, May 9th, if you’d like to attend.  Gypsy Saloon will offer complimentary hors d’oeuvres & drink specials, including $5 glasses of wine, $4 Svedka vodka drinks, $2.50 Miller Lite bottles and $2 Yuengling & Miller Lite drafts.

Gypsy Saloon is also all revved up for Cinco de Mayo and Mother’s Day.  For Cinco de Mayo you can sip on $5 Margaritas, specially priced Mexican beers and a COMPLIMENTARY Taco Bar, where you can build your own tacos from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  They will also have their regular menu.  For Mother’s Day, they will offer a special Mother’s Day Brunch Menu, $5 Mimosas and Bloody Marys. Brunch is served from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.   Beginning at 3:00 p.m., Gypsy will offer their  a la carte dinner menu along with Mother’s Day dinner specials.  Call 610-828-8494 for reservations.

Spamps got fancy and made a commercial.  They are also having a Mother’s Day Brunch from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. $17.95 for adults and $10.95 for kids 10 and under.  Dinner will begin at 3:00 p.m.

Check out the specials for Mother’s Day at Lavenders BodyCare Clinic.

Plymouth Country Club is hosting a Italian Night on Wednesday, May 4th starting at 6:30 p.m. to benefit Plymouth Ambulance. $35.00 gets you a seven course dinner and they will be offering $20.00 bottles of wine and a cash bar. To reserve your spot contact Frank Gallo at (610) 608-4171.

The Positive Pooch is starting another round of puppy classes on Tuesday, May 17th at 7:00 p.m.

Pepperoncini is taking reservations for Mother’s Day for Pepperoncini Conshohocken and Pepperoncini Phoenixville. They will be opening at noon with their regular menu, a delicious brunch and blackboard specials. To make a reservation call Conshy at (610) 941-7783 or Phoenixville at (484) 924-8429.

The Conshohocken Antique & Classic Car Show will return to Fayette Street on Saturday, June 4th from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

8 East is hosting a $10.00 Open Bar on May 13th.

Beanie Bounce’s Bounce Night, for children ages 5-8, has been rescheduled for May 20th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at The Fellowship House of Conshohocken. The cost is $10.00 per child.

Date My Text will be at Spamps this Thursday May 5th from 7-9 with 95.7 Ben FM. Sign in starts at 6:30. Register at Date My Text is a fun trivia game played by singles. The event replaces paper with text messages for exciting trivia rounds. Date My Text tells you who to partner with and provides a humorous game as the ice breaker. After each round, you switch partners and play with someone new.

The “Bachelor Auction” is returning to Guppy’s on May 7th. You can find all the details here.

Piatto Grille is now offering a Senior’s Night on Mondays from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. offering seniors 20% off. On Tuesday nights from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. they have Kid’s Night where children 10 and under receive one free kid’s meal with the purchase of one full size entrée. Every Wednesday night is Pasta Night a with $9.00 All You Can Eat Pasta special. There are some stipulations, ask your server for full details. All specials are dine in.

Conshohocken Catholic’s annual Ducky Regatta will be held on May 14th at 10:00 a.m. The event allows you to buy a numbered “ducky” to benefit the school. The duckies are released in river and the first ducky to the bridge wins. Stay tuned for details on how to purchase your ducky.

Candy of the Week

Still plenty of time to visit Edwards-Freeman Nut Company to pick-up a Mother Day’s gift.  They have all kinds of chocolates, chocolate covered pretzels and other items your mom will love.

Real Estate

Check out all the available homes for rent and for sale courtesy of Matt Mittman from

The Jeremy Bowers & Mike Sroka Team may be based in Conshohocken, but they list and sell real estate in the entire Delaware Valley. Check out their home search site or contact Jeremy Bowers at 484-531-5847.

Business News has created a Business Group on LinkedIN. If you would like to join, follow the link and request to be a member. This group is geared towards business networking for people who live and/or work in Conshohocken and West Conshohocken. I would love to get more people and companies in the big building involved with the site and community.

Wal-Mart will soon be carrying wine kiosks created by Conshohocken-based Simple Brands.

Conshohocken-based Quaker Chemical, a global leader in metalworking process fluids, now offers its customers a greener alternative for the disposal of used process fluids.

Conshohocken-based NuPathe recently announced it received notice that its lead drug, a skin patch to treat migraine headaches, will receive a patent within a few months.