Conshohocken News & Gossip – Week of 10/31/11

News & Gossip

The snow this past Saturday forced the annual Halloween Parade inside, but the kids still had fun.  Thanks to Brian Coll for the photo.

The “opera cabbie” of the Main Line was discovered at the Marriott in West Conshy.

Jeff Baxter has been named manager, outreach and strategic partnerships, at Cradles to Crayons, a West Conshohocken-based nonprofit that provides new and gently used everyday essentials to disadvantaged children, up to age 12, living in low-income and/or homeless situations in the five-county southeastern Pennsylvania area.

Conshohocken Post 1074 Veterans of Foreign Wars will conduct the following Veterans Day Services in memory of all deceased Veterans on November 11, 2011:

  • 1000: Memorial Services at Conshohocken Veterans Monument, West 2nd Avenue at Fayette Street
  • 1030: Memorial Services at West Conshohocken Veterans Monument
  • 1100: Memorial Services at VFW Post 1074 Monument, 300 East 5th Avenue

The Gypsy Saloon in West Conshy has a new logo.  It was designed by Heather Marley.

Happy Anniversary to M Bar for their second anniversary, Stella Blu for their 10th and 8 East for their first.

Delaware’s Department of Correction held a graduation ceremony recently for its new class of cadets including Heather Berasley of Conshohocken.

The Conshohocken Police Department recently promoted David Lennon to Sergeant and added two new officers; Sean Gregory and Allyson Hassett.

Former Conshy Celebrity Samantha Long was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma and shaved her head on Wednesday night at Guppy’s.  She is raising money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society by selling handmade jewelry.  You can see some of the pieces, read her story and get links to her store by clicking here.

Paper Rock Scissors, Conshohocken’s only stationery and event design studio, is seeking an intern for the Spring 2012 semester.  Must be currently enrolled in university-level classes and have a background in Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, and Photoshop.  We are looking for someone who has a keen eye for good design and who will be able to immediately contribute to our team.  Please forward cover letter and resume to

iConshy Scavenger Hunt

Coming November 19th… and Lavahound are turning Conshy into a life sized game board.  Click here for all the details and how to register.

What You May Have Missed

Links to the stories that we recently published….

Candy of the Week!

Edwards-Freeman Nut Company has a nice selection of over sized milk, dark and white chocolate holiday characters. Pictured above is their white chocolate snowman.

Real Estate

Watch the video above to find out the third quarter results for the Conshohocken real estate market courtesy of

Mike Sroka’s team has taken over the new construction at the Grande in Conshohocken. Close out prices start at 150K, Brand new! For more details contact Mike Sroka at (484) 531-5844.  You can also check out all of their 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

Tonight you have the Amish Outlaws at Smamps and Bryen from MRGG performing at Guppy’s. I put up video from both to help you pick.

Sheriff Eileen Behr is hosting a Meet & Greet at Flanigan’s Boathouse tonight from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. $25 includes Happy Hour snacks and beer and wine. She posted that this will be a fun evening to get to know each other, get reacquainted or just hang out with old friends. Please join us and invite friends!

The Novel Destinations Book Club will be discussing Peony in Love by Lisa See on Saturday, November 19 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Conshohocken Free Library.  Stop by the library and pick up your copy if you’d like to participate.  A little above the novel, “In 16th-century China, three women become emotionally involved with The Peony Pavilion, a famed opera rumored to cause lovesickness and even death. Peony, the cloistered daughter of a wealthy scholar, succumbs to its spell.”

Area Democrats are having a Get Out the Vote Rally with Senator Bob Casey on Saturday, November 5th from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the UFCW Local 1776 located at 3031-A Walton Road in Plymouth Meeting.

Spamps is having a Mom’s Night Out on Wednesday, November 9th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. with two stress-free hours of cocktails, gossip, venting and more.

On Saturday, November 12th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. the Conshohocken Police Association is hosting a fundraiser at Guppy’s.  The donation is $20 at the door and 100 percent goes to the association. The association is going to utilize these donations to provide funding to community improvement projects.


Join Young Friends of Cradles to Crayons for a Volunteer Night on Wednesday, November 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about C2C, engage in a meaningful, tangible volunteer experience, and network with other young professionals in the Greater Philadelphia region!  After volunteering they will head out for drinks at Guppys.

Business News

Almost 150,000 square feet of office space has been leased at Spring Mill Corporate Center.

Conshohocken’s Poptent, which hosts contests for brands for its community of video creators to make viral marketing videos, had expanded its office and is adding staff.

Monetate, a website optimization company, has signed a 20,161 square foot lease at Quaker Park in Conshohocken.

The Academy in Manayunk, or AIM, a school for children with language based learning disabilities and a professional development center for educators and practitioners, has signed a 15-year, 61,496 square foot lease at River Park II in Conshohocken.

Randy Thurman has resigned as chairman of CardioNet. He will be succeeded as chairman of the Conshohocken, wireless medical technology company by board member Kirk Gorman. Gorman has been a member of the board since August 2008, and chairman of the company’s audit committee since May 2009. He has served as the executive vice president, chief financial officer of Jefferson Health System since September 2003.

Conshohocken’s NuPathe Inc., an emerging biopharmaceutical company focused on the development and commercialization of branded therapeutics for diseases of the central nervous system, has appointed Bart J. Dunn as vice president of corporate development and licensing.

Conshohocken’s eMoney Advisor, a leading provider of web-based, wealth management, and goal-planning solutions for financial advisors, announces the launch of Ask eMoney, a new, online knowledge community for financial advisors, planners, and their assistants. Ask eMoney is a one-stop, interactive resource for obtaining industry trends, technology advice, and best practice and system user tips.

West Conshohocken’s Hope Paige Medical has introduced a new line of short message, service-enabled medical jewelry that is designed to quickly provide patients’ medical information via text message. 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.