Conshohocken News & Gossip – Week of 12/5/11

News & Gossip

You may have read the story we did about Montco’s budget woes and the proposal to eliminate funding for parks, etc.  One aspect that I missed is the proposals elimination of  funding for the Conshohocken Free Library.  The Conshohocken Free Library posted this on its Facebook:

Montco must also be expecting a lot of people to attend the hearing because it changed the meeting space.  The county posted on its website and Facebook:

The Borough is not planning to raise taxes in 2012.  To see the proposed budget click here.  The Borough budgets $100,000 for parking fines.  That is a lot of tickets.

A seven year old boy from Conshy took a butter knife on a school bus last week, but it seems to have been innocent.

Too many cooks in the kitchen.

Some guy in West Conshy wrote an article about same sex couples raising kids and it stirred up all kind of trouble up in Canada.

Where is this “Conshohocken manse?”


Cradles to Crayons has an urgent need for volunteers to pack 1,500 packs for kids before the holiday.  They are having a Young Friends Volunteer Night on Wednesday, December 14th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

What You May Have Missed

Links to the stories that we recently published….

Candy of the Week!

Edwards-Freeman Nut Company has a whole baking section for expert bakers with all types of vanillas and sugars, however, they also have the perfect gift for the novice baker in your life.  These jars contain everything you need to bake cookie and there are several types of cookies to choose from.

Real Estate

Mittman & Rehling has a new construction home, three bedrooms and two baths, at 110 East Hector Street available for $349,900.  You can check out this property and others at

The Jeremy Bowers & Mike Sroka Team have a home for sale at 415 West 5th Avenue.  The home has three bedrooms and three baths and is listed for $369,00.  To take a tour online click here.  For more info contact Jeremy Bowers at

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

Guppy’s is having an Ugly Sweater/Sexy Santa party on December 14th starting at 8:00 p.m.  Prizes will be awarded at midnight and there will be $3.00 Conshy Crushes.

Stay tuned for a post this week detailing what is happening for New Year’s Eve in Conshy and Seven Fishes being offered.

Piatto Grille is hosting their first “Renew, Eat, Play” gathering on Monday December 12th starting at 7:00 p.m.  In addition to gift bags with coupons, there will be a four course meal and hors d’oeuvres.  Wine tasting will be provided by Cardinal Hollow Winery, and there will be time to mingle with Hy Yorke from Hy Intensity Tennis, The Fitness Guru’s from Motivation Fitness and host Chef Gavin Pennock.  Tickets are $35.00 and by reservation only.  For full details click here.

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 buildings involved with the site and community.