News & Gossip – Week of 01/31/11

News & Gossip

It looks like the house, which for the recent past has been offices, at 6th and Fayette is about to be knocked down to make room for a Continental Bank.  A fence with a safety tape went up a week or so ago.

Kim Kmat won her third consecutive Chili Throwdown at the Casmar Cafe.  Coming in second was Melanie Williams and in third was eight year old Brianna Cassidy.  Come in first in the men’s division and fourth overall was Brad Culp.

Flanigan’s Boathouse held a Golden Tee Tournament during January and the Top 16 players met on Saturday to determine the champion.  Coming in first was Mike Stankina (far left), second was Dominick Tutino (2nd on left) and third was Justin Miller (far right).  Andy Rotundo (2nd on right) was among the qualifiers. and Edwards Freeman Nut Company held a snowman contest over the weekend.  Coming in first was Bunnie Austin Malazita (her snowman is pictured above), second was the Dadonna family and third was 8 East.

The recently opened Conshohocken Cafe was profiled on the front page of the Times Herald Business Section last week.  Pictured is Tim Mulvey, one of the owners of the cafe.

Conshohocken’s C.J. Aiken is making an impact on the court for the Saint Joseph’s University Hawks.

Pepperoncini is in the final stages of opening an additional restaurant, Pepperoncini Soto, in Phoenixville.

The Times Herald also had a story about Henry Racich’s ‘The Boxing Show” on ESPN 950 AM, that is broadcast from Totaro’s on Thursday nights at 9:00 a.m.

This past weekend, Guppy’s hosted a fundraiser for the Wylie’s Day Foundation, which funds cutting edge Pediatric Brain Tumor research towards the DAY when no child needs to suffer from this disease.  The foundation also supports programs at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Oncology Child life department.  The event raised $11,500 for CHOP and the Ronald McDonald House.

Jason Salus (D), who currently represents Ward 1 on Borough Council, has announced that he is running for the office of Treasurer for Montgomery County.  He does not plan to seek re-election to Borough Council.  Salus is holding his kick-off fundraiser at 8 East on February 17th.  Click here for the details.

In other Montco politics, current Montco Commissioner Jim Hoeffel has decided to not seek re-election opening the door for State Rep. Josh Shapiro, D-153 Dist., and Leslie Richards, a current Whitemarsh Township supervisor, to run.  They will most likely face current Commissioner Bruce Castor (R) and a to be named candidate from the Republican side.  Here is a story detailing what is going on with the Republicans.

Melissa Schumacher is trying to organize a Blood Drive in Conshy for April or May.  She needs 45 people to commit to hold the drive.  If you are open to committing, email her at

Conshohocken Catholic School is holding an Open House on February 16th and 17th.  For more details click here.

Here are some photos and video of the Wissahickon Ski Club on Barren Hill Road.

A couple really like saying Conshohocken.

Haute Living has named Edwards Freeman Nut Company as one of the Top 5 candy stores in the region.

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

2011 real estate market prediction from

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.

Georges Perrier is coming to Blackfish on February 28th to create a meal with Chip Roman.  Find all the details here.

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

Stella Blu has planned a month for Lobster Lovers.  Find all the details here.

Candy of the Week

Edwards Freeman Nut Company has a wide variety of gifts for Valentine’s Day.

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.

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.

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.

Londonbury at Millennium and the Daily Grind Fitness are holding a Happy Hour at Flanigan’s Boathouse on Thursday, February 5th starting at 5:00 p.m.

Secret Service is returning to Spamps on Thursday, February 3rd starting at 8:00 p.m.

Starting this Thursday, Maloney’s will have Quizzo at 8:00 p.m. followed by a DJ Dance Party with DJ Cleveland.

Guppys Conshy is having a Super Bowl party with $1 Miller High Life’s and beef tacos during the game.

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.