News & Gossip – Week of 01/24/11

News & Gossip

Blackfish’s Chip Roman was on NBC10’s 10! Show recently cooking Yellowtail Kingfish Crudo.

Josh Lawler, 31, who grew up in Conshohocken, is opening a restaurant, The Farm and Fisherman, in Philadelphia.

TITLE FIGHT, from Kingston, PA, has signed to SideOneDummy Records and are planning the release of their debut album in late spring of this year. The album was produced by Walter Schreifels (Gorilla Biscuits, Rival Schools, Quicksand) and Engineered by Will Yip at Studio 4 in Conshohocken, PA. The foursome was in Conshy for two weeks in December, 2010.

Registration has begun for the Conshohocken Little League, click here for all the details.

Henry Racich’s The Bowing Show kicked off last Thursday night at Totaro’s to a packed house.  The show will be every Thursday night at 9:00 p.m. live from Totaro’s or you can catch it on the radio at ESPN 950 AM.

Guppy’s has launched a new expanded breakfast on Saturdays and Sundays.  Click here to see the menu.

The Whitemarsh Boat Club is offering an 8-session “Learn to Erg” series to introduce people to the sport of rowing and use of the indoor, rowing machine (the “ergometer”). The class is $200 and will run Mon & Wed evenings, beginning at 7 pm, from Jan 31-Feb 23. Participants in the Learn to Erg series will receive a discount and priority access for WBC’s spring Learn to Row sessions on the water.

Matt Ramey, a trainer at Conshohocken Health and Fitness Club, ate 51 Baggataway’s BBQ wings this past Saturday.

In other gluttonous news, “Qwazy” from Conshohocken qualified for the 19th Annual Wing Bowl by winning an event in Downingtown.

Conshohocken is holding a Public Meeting on February 15th to discuss the Revitilazation Plan. Click the link for all the info.

The Outbound Station has introduced a new line of pastries.

MTV will be in Conshy tomorrow to tape a practice session of the Philadelphia Passion at the Suburban Sports & Training Center.

The Daily Grind’s Jerome Robinson is training the Philadelphia Soul’s Ryan Vena (QB).

NBC10’s Jillian Mele, who lives in Conshy, has a series of one minute fitness segments on NBC10 Non-Stop.  She taped a bunch of them with Mission Fitness‘ Stephanie Haas.

LeRoux School of the Arts just doesn’t offer Zumba, aerobics and cardio kickboxing, they also have an upcoming Digital Photography Class.  Sign-up ends January 31st. Class is held Sunday, February 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for $200.  Includes handouts, free software, course instruction, and refreshments.

Lavenders Body Clinic is having an Open House on January 30th.  Click here for all the details.

Ryah Yoga is offering their body treatments through January 29th.  So if you still want a Hot Chocolate scrub you better hurry.

Fitness and nutrition blogger Laury Ann Raiken has updated her site ,, with some new recipes.

Conshohocken Health & Fitness is offering boxing small group personal training.  It is $20 per session or $150 for 10 weeks.

Candy of the Week

Edwards-Freeman has Merckens milk chocolate coating wafers for the home baker and pastry chefs.  Buy it by the pound or buy it by the case and get 10% off.

Real Estate

Looking for a home in 19428?  Check out the residential listings and rental listings currently available!  Call Matt for more info 610-828-6300!

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.

Spamps is hosting a beer pairing dinner on February 9th with Long Trail Brewing out of Vermont.

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.

Spampinato’s is running a 1/11 $11.00 promotion on Sunday through Thursday during all of January. At the special price of $11.00 you get your choice of Spaghetti and Meatballs; Braciole over Penne; Linguini with Clams or Mussels; Penne Siciliano- tossed with eggplant, portabellas, buffalo mozzarella, and marinara; Tortellini Carbonara; Chicken Parmigiana; Veal Parmigiana; Eggplant Parmigiana; Penne Gorgonzola; Fried Fettucini; or Four Cheese Agnolotti with carmelized onions and prosciutto. Add a soup or salad for $4. BYO Wine accepted with no corkage fee.

Ryah Yoga and the Suburban Sports & Training Center are joining forces for a Yoga for Athletes Free Introductory Class on February 1st from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

The Boathouse is holding a Golden Tee Tournament through the 28th, with the Top 16 players competing in a Final Round on the 29th. Ask a bartender for a scorecard, you can play at will through the 28th.

There is a Comedy Night fundraiser for Velocity Softball on February 11th at Spring Mill Fire Company.

Secret Service returns to Spamps on February 3rd.  Click here for all the details.

As part of its 100th Anniversary Celebration, SS. Cosmas and Damian is hosting a Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday 29ths at 5:30 p.m. in the church all. Eat in or take out are available. The price is $9.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door. Children under 12 are $5.00. Dinner includes pasta, meatballs, bread, soup, salad and dessert. Tickets are available after mass on January 15th, 16th, 22nd and 23rd or call (610) 828-0101.

8 East is holding a Best Seats in the House promotion in conjunction with the Super Bowl.  Tickets are $25 and include a one-hour open bar, all you can eat buffet, $2.00 Miller Lights, $2.00 shots (during two minute warnings) and $5.00 Jager Bombs.  What happens when you in the “Best Seats in the House?”  You get a special VIP area with a stocked mini fridge!  Tickets are on sale now.

For all you Penn State alum, The StoneRose is hosting the annual “It’s Almost Valentine’s Day” Happy Hour on February 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. For full details click here.

January 29th is the 3rd annual Chili Throwdown at the Casmar Cafe. Three time champion Kim Kmat returns to defend her title.

The Conshy GOP is organizing a bus trip to Atlantic City on January 30th.

Jack and Brian Coll are hosting a second History Night to benefit the Colonial Neighborhood Council on Friday February 11th starting at 5:30 p.m. The evening will be held at SS Cosmas and Damian’s church hall and will include cocktails, dinner and a historical slide show. Tickets are $45.00 per person and are available at Coll’s Custom Framing located at 324 Fayette Street or The Colonial Neighborhood Council on East 4th Avenue. Bring a canned good to be entered into a special raffle. For more info call Jack or Brian at 610-825-7072.