News & Gossip (Wawa Free) – 10/18/10

News & Gossip

Last week you may have seen my post on Facebook regarding tasting Rick Shaffer’s meatballs.  Shaffer, along with his wife Mary, are local developers.  Their company built the beautiful glass building next to the train station, the condos along Maple across from Guppy’s and they own The Outbound Station.    Well Mike and Marcie Spampinato, the father/daughter team at Spamps and Spampinato’s, insisted I try their meatballs.  Both are very good and I couldn’t decide, so they want YOU to decide during the 2010 Meatball Wars to benefit the $100 for 100 program.

The $100 for 100 program provides for local children to be nominated and awarded a $100 shopping spree to pick-up much needed items at Dick’s Sporting Goods in Plymouth Meeting.  The 100 kids participating will be invited to a private shopping event on December 11th from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. to spend their $100.  For example, last year a child with holes in his shoes was able to pick-up a new pair of shoes.  The Shaffer’s have been involved with the program for a couple years.  You can nominate a child or make a donation (any amount) by clicking here.

So starting October 25th and running through November 22, Meatball Wars is on between The Outbound Station and Spampinato’s.  They will both have meatball sandwiches on the menu and $1 from every sandwich sold will go towards $100 for 100.  There is even rumors of a meatball event!  Stay tuned and vote with your stomach!

Zagat came out with their ranking of the six best restaurants in Conshohocken.  Is your favorite missing?  Do you agree?

Jack and Brian Coll hosted a benefit for the Conshohocken Free Library this past Friday night in West Conshohocken at the headquarters of ASTM.  There was a dinner catered by Trattoria Totaro and a slide show of the history of Conshohocken.  They raised just under $3,000 for the library and the Friends of the Free Library.

Cradles to Crayons and Conshohocken Catholic School have joined forces to collect winter clothes.

The most under utilized asset in Conshohocken is the river.  Unless its flooding, no one even talks about it.  The Whitemarsh Boat Club, rowing out of the Hines Rowing Center in Conshohocken, wants to change that.  They are holding a Discover Rowing event on Saturday, November 14th from noon till 4:00 p.m.  The cost is $25 if you pre-register, $40 at the door.

Getting married, already have china and want to know if its impolite to ask for cash?  Find out the answer from Conshohocken-based wedding planner Sheryl Garman.

Flanigan’s Boathouse, in Conshy and Wayne, is supporting Breast Cancer Awareness Month through a special menu and t-shirt  (pictured above) to benefit Save 2nd Base and the Kelly Rooney Foundation.  The special menu features Sierra Nevada Mussels as an appetizer and Pumpkin Cheese Cake for dessert.  There are two entrees, Red Snapper and Steak, which will be prepared differently each week.  The menu is ala carte.  A portion of the sales generated from this menu will be donated, along with all of the funds raised through the t-shirt sale (they cost $10).

Stella Blu is offering a free bag of PINK potato chips when you order a sandwich or wrap during lunch (pick-up or delivery only).  You can check out their lunch menu or call (610) 825-7151.

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.

Someone went hiking and took Conshohocken Italian Bakery rolls.

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

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.

Want to know more about the revitalization of Conshohocken? You can go find out all about it at a meeting on October 21 at 7:00 p.m. at the Conshohocken Fire Co. No. 2 at 819 Fayette Street.

Lincoln Fire Company and Spring-Mill Fire-Company are selling chances for a Harley Davidson. Raffle tickets are $5.00. The winner will be pulled on October 23rd at a Beef & Beer being held at Spring Mill. Tickets for that are $30 for over 21 and $20 for under 21.

There is an open bar fundraiser at Guppy’s on October 23rd from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with proceeds going to the Kristin Mitchell Foundation/Kristin’s Krusade. You may have heard of this organization in the past or remember the tragic murder of Kristin Mitchell in 2005 in the Riverwalk Apartments. The proceeds of the open bar will go towards domestic and dating violence education for high school and and college students. You can RSVP here.

The Young Friends of Cradles to Crayons are hosting a Happy Hour at Guppy’s Good Times in Conshohocken Saturday, October 23rd from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to learn more about C2C, meet other young professionals in the area and our new Conshy neighbors, and enjoy a few drinks. They will have a raffle including a pair of Eagles tickets generously donated by Jeremy Bowers and Mike Sroka. $30 at the door will cover all the beer and mixed drinks you can drink during the happy hour. Proceeds to benefit C2C. To learn more click here.

There will be a Spaghetti Dinner to benefit SS. Cosmas and Damian Church’s 100TH Anniversary Fund on Saturday, October 23rd from 5:30 – 7:30 P.M. The price is $9.00 Adults (per plate) in advance and $10.00 Adults (per plate) at door. $5.00 for children under 12 years of age (per plate). Price includes fresh salad, rolls, coffee, tea and dessert.

Business News

Shares of Conshohocken-based NuPathe Inc. jumped Tuesday after the company reported results from a safety trial of Zelrix, a patch designed to treat migraines.

Former New York Governor George Pataki recently joined the advisory board of Conshohocken-based venture firm Enertech Capital. He said he is collaborating with Enertech on launching a new fund. The firm manages about $380 million in three funds that back growth-stage companies in energy.