Conshohocken News & Gossip – Week of 11/14/11

News & Gossip

The Phanatic and Santa dropped in at the St. Mary’s Christmas Bazaar this past weekend.  Thanks to Brian Coll for the photo.

The Fellowship House in Conshohocken held an open house recently to celebrate the grand opening of its new fitness center.

You may remember over the summer the death of, 72 year old Catherine Kelly, who was found in the river.  After her death, it was said she suffered from narcolepsy and it is now being reported that a narcolepsy drug was found in her system.  The drug, Xyrem, has been linked to adverse side effects such as confusion, depression, loss of consciousness, and in extreme cases, sleepwalking, infection, and abnormal dreams, according to the patient guide.  It is believed that sleepwalking led to her death.

Marcie Spampinato from Spamps will be on NBC10’s 10! at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 16th to show everyone how to make fun holiday cocktails.

OBVI is letting you create a “Wish List” for the holidays.  The way it works is that you create your “Wish List” at OBVI that includes your name, sizes and favorites, etc.  They attach a coupon for 20% off an any single item to your list.  When your gift giver comes in, one of their stylists will help them based on your “wish list” and they can use the coupon attached on their purchase for you.  They will keep your “wish list” on file through the end of the holiday season so anyone that comes in to shop for you will know exactly what you love!   Make sure your gift giver knows to mention your list.

Blackfish’s Chip Roman opened Mica in Chestnut Hill with chef Jason Cichonski earlier this year and just recently opened Ela, a rustic-meets-modern bar-restaurant in Queen Village that will counterpoise their fancier, “progressive American” Mica in Chestnut Hill and the BYOB in Conshohocken.

iConshy Scavenger Hunt

We have 10 teams already registered for this weekend’s scavenger hunt. and Lavahound are turning Conshy into a life sized game board. Click here for all the details and how to register.  It is going to be 54 degrees and sunny!

What You May Have Missed

Links to the stories that we recently published….

Candy of the Week!

Edwards-Freeman Nut Company has Ralphie’s Chocolate Walnut Fudge. Ohhhhhhhh Fuuuuddddggeeeee.

Real Estate

Is Zillow accurate?  Watch a video from of to find out.

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

Keep the Change, an acoustic band, will be performing on Thanksgiving Eve at Spamps from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Thanksgiving Dinner will be served buffet style at Shula’s 347 Grill at the Philadelphia Marriott West in West Conshohocken from noon until 4 p.m. The buffet is $29.95 per person for adults and $12.95 per person for children under age 12.  To see the full menu click here.

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.”

Guppy’s Good Times will be open Thanksgiving Day at 8:00 p.m.

Gypsy does it right on Friday night with an ALL Night Happy Hour offering $2.00 Miller Lite Drafts, $2.00 Bud Light Drafts, $3.00 Stoudts American Pale Ale Drafts, $4.00 Svedka Vodka Flavored Drinks & FREE Pizza bites from 5:00 p.m. t0 7:00 p.m.  DJ Cleveland plays your favorite hits starting at  9:30 p.m.

Every Wednesday night, Chop Your Week in Half at Pepperoncini with one of their delicious steak or chop specials with house salad and sessert for only $26.00.

Every Tuesday Flanigan’s Boathouse has Quizzo at 9:00 p.m.

8 East has “all u can eat mussels” every Tuesday night.  You get to chose from one of their famous sauces and enjoy drink specials.

Business News

After shuttering one store this summer and another five stores on the shore in September, 36-year-old Atlantic Books, a Mid-Atlantic regional chain headquartered in Conshohocken, began going-out-of-business sales for its three remaining stores late last week.

Conshohocken’s AlliedBarton Security Services, the industry’s premier provider of highly trained security personnel, has been named to the G.I. Jobs Top 100 Military Friendly Employers list for 2012.

NuPathe Inc. plans to resubmit its new drug application for its lead new candidate, Zelrix, in the first half of next year.  The Conshohocken based biopharmaceutical company expects the Food and Drug Administration review to take six months. 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.