Conshohocken News & Gossip – Week of 10/10/11

News & Gossip

NBA player Samuel Dalambert was at Guppy’s last Thursday night. He is pictured with owner Robin Gupta.

A handful of firetrucks were dispatched to 3rd and Forest on Monday night when area residents smelled smoke and could not identify its source.  Fire Chief Stephen Phipps confirmed this morning that the smell was originating out of a backyard fire pit.

A Conshohockn husband-and-wife duo will be charged with simple assault after an argument over purchasing a coffin for a dead pet became violent.

West Conshohockenj special education law firm of Frankel & Kershenbaum sponsored and participated in Walk Now for Autism Speaks​ in Philadelphia. Frankel & Kershenbaum founding member, Dave Frankel​, served as the firm’s team leader and gathered a 15-person team including co-workers, Josh Kershenbaum and Maria Vetter, clients, family, and friends.

Conshohocken’s T. A. Bradley, author of “Lucifer’s Pommel,” just published his second book through Barren Hill Publishing and will be available through on Smashwords in eBook formats suitable for most popular e-readers.  The book, “13 Echoes”
is a 116 page book of short stories that will take you into a world where only the echoes of reality exist.

Conshohocken-native Todd Barnes has been named the new Strength and Conditioning Coach/Fitness Director of the Athletics and Recreation Department at Arcadia University.

What You May Have Missed

Links to the stories that we recently published….

Candy of the Week!

Edwards-Freeman Nut Company has fall colored Gummy Bears that really bring in the spirit of Fall. Beautiful fall colors and yummy flavors including black cherry, lemon, and orange, will really make your taste buds tingle.

Real Estate

Check out all the listings for detached homes for sale and townhomes/condos for sale courtesy of

You may remember posts about Thomas’ Peak Townhouses that are minutes from Conshy and Plymouth Country Club. The developers have reduced the price to $199,999 and will pay up to $5,500 the first year in property taxes. It would be impossible to find similar home in Conshy at anywhere near that price. For more details contact Mike Sroka at (484) 531-5844.

You can also check out all of the Bowers and Sroka’s teams listings by clicking here.

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.

Events, Happenings & Specials

The new Continental Bank at 6th and Fayette is holding a Grand Opening Celebration on October 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will feature pumpkin decorating, music, a clown, face painting, food and more.

8 East is celebrating their year anniversary with a week long celebration from October 23rd through 30th. They have all kinds of specials, events and a costume contest. Check out all the details here.

West Conshohocken is having a Halloween Parade on October 28th at 6:00 p.m. Judging will take place starting at 6:00 p.m. at the West Conshohocken Police Department and at 7:00 p.m. all the Ghosts, Goblins, Princesses, Super Heroes & other Creative Creatures will Parade down to the George Clay Fire Company Hall on Ford Street for Refreshments, Dancing & Award Presentations.

Cardinal View Development is having a Huge Community Yard Sale on Saturday, October 15th from 8 am to 2 pm. Rain Date is Sunday October 16th. Stop by to pick up plenty of bargains at low prices! Location is Garnet Circle and Cardinal & Scarlet Drives just off of Colwell Lane.

Spamps has great new drinks and interesting new wines to try that will really capture the spirit of the fall season! On Thursday, October 20th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. you are invited to a Cocktail & Wine Tasting upstairs and mingle with other people that share the same interests as you. Call to make a reservation and just buy your ticket at the door. $30 for snacks and drinks.

Join RYAH Yoga on October 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for Here Comes the Sun: An Exploration of Sun Salutations, a complete breakdown and exploration of Surya Namaskar A and B. This is perfect for beginners or for students looking to strengthen the foundation of their practice.


TONIGHT – Volunteer at Cradles to Crayons fr0m 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with their Young Friends group.

Business News

Last week we linked to a story on profiling the Conshohocken Cafe’s use of I-Pads and I-Pods as part of their POS system.  The story originated with local public relations executive Tony DeFazio, who places a premium on relationships and community, reaching out to his contacts at the Philadelphia Inquirer.

Justin Hawver of Conshohocken has joined MTI as a business analytics specialist. MTI is a pharmaceutical marketing company in Middletown.

As part of its continuing mission to keep firefighters worldwide safe and updated on the latest firefighting technology, Conshohocken-based Hale conducted two educational seminars in China in September. The training sessions highlighted the equipment and strategies used in high-rise fire fighting.

West Conshohocken-based Azelon Pharmaceuticals, formerly Zelos Therapeutics, raised $4.5 million in a private stock sale Tuesday.  The biopharmaceutical company also said it completed a company restructuring that includes additions to its management team. 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 buildings involved with the site and community.