Conshohocken News & Gossip – Week of 06/13/11

News & Gossip

On Monday a golf outing and after party was held to raise funds for Janie’s Big Dream.  Organized by Janie’s family, Guppy’s Good Times and Spamps, the event attracted 95 golfers to Jeffersonville Country Club and even more to the After Party at Spamps.  There were even some big names at the event including former SJU Hawk and current NBC star Jameer Nelson, an apparent Hulkamaniac, and Flyers legend Bobby Clarke (both pictured above).  Nelson closed out the event by donating $1,000 for a crock pot autographed by Clarke.

Conshohocken Restaurant Week is THIS WEEK! This year’s participating restaurants are 8 East, 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. Each participating restaurant will be offering $20 and/or $35 fixed price menus during Restaurant Week. PLUS, bring your receipt from a participating restaurant dated June 13-19, to OBVI the following week and you get 10% off.

Love living in Conshohocken?  Visit our T-Shirt Store for details on where you can pick-up a shirt locally or how to order online!

Conshohocken Physical Therapy’s app, Motion Doctor, was profiled in a news story on Boston television.

The word on the street is that the last open spot on Fayette Street (basically between the Boathouse and El Limon, where Minuteman use to be) has been rented and will be a salon.

St. Mary’s Polish Festival on Sunday was jammed packed all day.  They served traditional Polish food, had Polish music and dancing, games and raffles. 

Foodie Events

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.

Want to eat well, but conveniently?  Stella Blu announced this week their brand-new Summer Cuisine-To-Go menu that offers convenient travel-savvy meals—all of which are packed in a reusable tote bag which includes disposable flatware, plates and napkins. Better yet, each order has a personal touch: They come complete with a bouquet of flowers.

Healthy Stuff

Evolving Well Health Coaching is holding a seminar on “Keys for Staying Hydrated for the Active & Athletic” on Wednesday, June 15th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. at Daily Grind Fitness. The seminar features a revealing discussion on what hydration is, why most people experience a constant state of dehydration and what this all means for your muscles and bones. I’ll also share with you how to optimally reach and sustain hydration in your body by learning what foods naturally help and hinder the delicate balance in your body. Cost is $20 for current Daily Grind clients and $25 for anyone else. RSVP to

Join RYAH Yoga on Saturday, June 18th as they practice surrendering into vinyasa flow and dive deep within through yin.  For full details click here.

Conshohocken Health & Fitness Club has launched a brand new website.

Events, Happenings & Specials

The Conshohocken Golden Bears have a few more registration dates on June 18th, July 13th and July 23rd.  They are celebrating 50 years of tradition.  If you click the photo, it will pop up larger.

Check out the June/Father’s Day specials at Lavenders Body Care Clinic.

The 8 East Philadelphia Fight crushed Boston last week.  Their next match is Saturday, June 18th vs. the NJ Turnpike Titans.  The game will start at 5:00 p.m. but the gates will open at 4pm. They will have $2 Beers all game and a full concession stand. Admission is $5 for adults and children under 12 are free. There is also an After Party at 8 East.

You may have attended or heard about Spamps’ Yappy Hours, for owners and dogs.  The Grotto at Spamps/Spampinato’s is always dog friendly, so feel free to bring your pup anytime.  Spamps has also extended their Tuesday Sushi Night through the summer.

The Casmar Cafe is holding their annual Rib Off on June 18th.

Flanigan’s Boathouse has a bunch of summer brews in including; Sierra Nevada Southern Hemisphere, Flying Fish Farmhouse Summer Ale, Samuel Adams Summer Ale, Samuel Adams East West Kolsch, Great Divide Hercules Double IPA, Great Divide Titan IPA and Newcastle Summer Ale.

Current Borough Council member Jason Salus is having a BBQ at the home of Liam McGuigan on June 30th to raise funds for his run for Montgomery County Treasurer.

Conshohocken’s Fourth of July fireworks will be held on July 3rd at dusk at Sutcliffe Park.

Candy of the Week

Like it hot?  Edwards-Freeman Nut Company has all types of spices, Kick-in Hot Peanut Butter and the pictured Habanero Jelly.

Real Estate

Home not selling?  You should consider a lease purchase.  Find out the details courtesy of

The Jeremy Bowers & Mike Sroka Team invite you to check out their blog, which has information on the current market, real estate trends and related information.  You can also search for any home in the five counties using their website,

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.

Conshohocken-based Viridity Energy is working with SEPTA to save energy generated by trains.

Conshohocken-based NuPathe, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of branded therapeutics for diseases of the central nervous system, including neurological and psychiatric disorders, today announced it has received an additional $10 million term loan under its secured credit facility.

Conshohocken-based paid search company ClickEquations has been purchased by Orlando-based Channel Intelligence for an undisclosed sum.