News & Gossip – Week of 10/25/10

News & Gossip

It is election time and there are three races to represent the 19428 zip code.  So, if you live in Ward 1 (the Grande and generally over near Guppy’s), it is Manan Trivedi (Democrat) vs. Jim Gerlach (Republican, Incumbent).  Everywhere else in Conshohocken and West Conshohocken the race is between Pat Meehan (Republican) vs. Bryan Lentz (Democrat).  If you live in Plymouth or Whitemarsh, but have a Conshohocken address, your choice is between Allyson Schwartz (Democrat, Incumbent) vs. Dee Adcock (Republican).  The Philadelphia Inquirer published their endorsements yesterday.  The Daily News also published an endorsement in the Lentz/Meehan race.  Pictured above is Trivedi, with Borough Council member Jason Salus, who was in the Borough yesterday to meet voters.  See you on Tuesday.

Over the weekend the death of Conshohocken’s Fran Crippen made news around the world.  Crippen (obituary from was an All-American swimmer at the University of Virginia and hoped to compete in the Olympics.  He died during a six mile ocean race in the United Arab Emirates.  His death has led to calls for the regulations governing races to be tightened and has also sparked controversy and calls for an investigation due to officials in the UAE claiming that the official cause of death was drowning.  You can find funeral details here.

The Conshohocken Police bust a guy for breaking into a house and then faking sleeping on the couch.  The above photo is a dramatization.

Meatball Wars broke out between The Outbound Station and Spampinato’s yesterday.  Both restaurants are selling meatball sandwiches through November 22. A dollar from every sandwich sold will go towards $100 for 100.  There is also going to be a Meatball Wars’ event on Monday, November 22nd at Spamps.  Rumor has it that a handful of other restaurants will be bringing their meatballs to this event.  Stay tuned for more details on this.

Want to see the menus from 8 East?  Check out the post below this post.  They should be opening any day.

The organizers of the St. Patrick’s Day Parade held in Conshohocken are looking for nominations for a Grand Marshall.

There was a full fledged rock & roll show last Wednesday at Gypsy.  David Uosikkinen, drummer for the Hooters and West Conshy resident, brought together a group of musicians, including Hooters bandmates Rob Hyman and Eric Brazilian, for the launch party of In the Pocket: The Essential Songs of Philadelphia.  You can see more photos and video here.

Details on the Conshohocken Police Department bicycle unit.

West Conshohocken’s Cradles to Crayons was named one of the 50 best charities for kids.

Laura McCaughey of Conshohocken competed, and was among the first place winners, at the All-American Soap Box Derby in Hancock, MD.

Conshohocken’s C.J. Aiken, who is playing for Saint Joseph’s University, has been named to the A-10 Pre-Season All-Rookie Team.

Listing of the Week

A new listing in Conshohocken from

Candy of the Week

Wax Lips with Fangs from Edwards Freeman Nut Company.  $1 each.

Specials Around Town

Lavenders Body Clinic is offering specials featuring a spicy blend of pumpkin, cinnamon, and nutmeg through the end of October.  You can check them all out here.

RYAH Yoga is offering a Pumpkin Enzyme Facial as their October Special.  Just mention when you make your appointment and receive 10% off.

Foodie Events

Tonight Spamps is hosting a Magic Hat Beer Dinner.  Each course is paired with a different Magic Hat brew.  Cost is $40.  For more info contact Spamps at (610) 825-4155.

Stella Blu’s autumn wine dinner brings glorious bounty and brilliant flavors to the plate and the glass. On Tuesday November 2nd, Stella Blu presents a three course menu paired with wine. The cost is $50 per person, plus tax and gratuity. Call 610-825-7060 for reservations.

Blackfish will be hosting a guest chef dinner on Monday, November 29th.  The guest chef will be Pierre Calmels from Bibou Byob and the dinner will consist of five courses for $75.  For more details and to make a reservation contact Blackfish at 610-397-0888. 

Chef Michele at Spring Mill Cafe will be having a Goose Cooking Demonstration and Dinner on November 17th.  For full details and the menu click here.

Daily Specials

Wondering which bar or restaurant has your favorite beer or drink on special?  Click here for the run down on specials around town.

Events & Happenings

Want to know where you can hear live music, play quizzo or sing karaoke? Check out the Conshy Calendar by clicking the box above.

The annual Conshohocken Halloween Parade will be held on October 30th starting at 4:00 p.m.  You can find full details here.

Baggataway Tavern is having a Halloween party on Saturday night.  They are having a costume contest and will award several prizes in a few different categories.  Prizes include an electric guitar.  The contest is at midnight.

Guppy’s is having a Halloween Party on Saturday night and costumes are preferred.  There is a $100 cash prize for best costume and a bunch of other prizes.  There will be $5 Conshy Crushes from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. and music will be by DJ Dan.

Join Daily Grind Fitness at Maloney’s Pub for a Happy Hour on Wednesday, October 27th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  You will have the opportunity to learn abouttheir  training programs and local bootcamps.  Maloney’s will have $2.50 PBR and Bud Light Pounders, $4.00 drinks and great food.  Learn more here.

Whitemarsh Boat Club is hosting an on-water “Discover Rowing” Day on November 14th.  You can get more info here.

St. Mary’s Parish, at W. Maple & Elm) is holding a Christmas Bazaar on Sun, Nov 14th from noon to 7:00 p.m. There will be homemade Polish and American food, Games of Chance, live music and dancing, auctions and a visit from Santa (at 4:00 p.m.)

The Conshohocken/Plymouth – Whitemarsh Rotary will be having a Comedy Night on November 12th at the Barren Hill Fire Co. in Lafayette Hill . The show will begin at 7:30 and will be a BYOB with food. Tickets may be purchased on the Club website through Pay Pal or by calling 215-920-6798.  The cost is $ 25 and proceeds are to benefit the Barren Hill Fire Co.

Business News

Conshohocken’s Fitness Exchange expands to the Lehigh Valley.

Conshohocken’s CardioNet released its third quarter earnings.

Viridity Energy Inc., the Conshohocken smart-grid company, has received a $1.6 million grant to optimize the distributed-energy system at the University of California, San Diego.