Conshohocken News & Gossip – Week of 06/20/11

News & Gossip

Keith Greene, pictured above, won the Casmar Cafe’s Rib Off this past Saturday.  Coming in second was Kenny Mason and in third was Jimmy Catiania. Congrats to the winners.

Maple Acres Farm held a Lavender Festival this past Saturday.  The festival highlighted the various uses for lavender from medicinal to culinary.

The 8 East Philadelphia Fight defeated the NJ Turnpike Titans late Saturday.  Their next match is against the defending national champions, the Jacksonville Axemen, on Saturday, June2 25th at 5:00 p.m.  The gates open at 4:00 p.m.  They will have hotdogs, sausage and hamburgers for sale, along with $2.00 Miller Lights.  Tickets are $5.00 and kids 12 and under are free.

The Borough is waiting for confirmation on a grant of $127,000 for community development from the Commonwealth.

The Colonial Neighborhood Council recently thanked its supporters.

I drove up to Plymouth Square Shopping Center because someone told me that Baja Fresh burned down, however, all that burned down was the sign.

Mayor Frost and Borough Council are concerned that federal legislation could cause harm to Conshohocken’s roads and bridges.

Conshohocken native Josh Lawler’s The Farm and the Fisherman received three bells (excellent) from the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Craig LaBan.

Chris Rounsaville of Conshohocken is participating in a fundraiser for the Wounded Warrior Project by turning a Nissan Xterra into a replica of the space shuttle.

Christopher Olejar of Conshohocken won his class at the 2011 Sunoco Race Fuels Money Trail at the Maple Grove Raceway.

The playground at Mary Wood Park is getting upgraded.

Is Something Rotten in the Borough of Conshy?

As you may remember, there was a lot of hub bub about the Borough of Conshohocken Sewer Authority last summer when the rates were raised.  You may also remember this story about how an office manager at the authority was able to embezzle a bunch of money.

After all of this former Councilman and Seward Authority head Jack Coll began to ask questions and in what can only be described as a political attack video was shared on YouTube (August 11, 2010) and the “Conshy Dems” Facebook page (August 16, 2010).  The video basically implies that Coll stole a bunch of money. My inquiries as to who made the video were not answered.

I figured all this had died down until I read this story in the Times Herald last night (there is great video of Coll).  Coll is back and he wants answers and he is willing to go to the District Attorney if the the authorities in Conshy won’t provide them.

Working on learning more details.

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.

Events, Happenings & Specials

The Strange Heat, a band out of Conshy, are performing a free concert TONIGHT from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. in Plymouth as part of their summer outdoor concert series.  The concert will be held at the Community Center Park Amphitheater at 2910 Jolly Road.

The Conshohocken Golden Bears have a few more registration dates on 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 specials at Lavenders Body Care Clinic.

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

Tired of the same old peanut butter? Edwards-Freeman Nut Company has all types of butter creams including a Creamy Cashew Butter, which comes salted or unsalted.

Real Estate

Why is it important to have a real estate agent. Find out the details courtesy of

The Jeremy Bowers & Mike Sroka Team invite you to check out their blog, this week they posted two great article on why now is the time to buy and/or sell.  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