News & Gossip – Week of 03/28/11

News & Gossip

How much trash can about 15 people pick-up in three hours along the bike trail?  420 lbs. worth. is planning a second Conshy Clean-Up.  See the details under Volunteer below.

Whitemarsh Township has released a draft plan for the riverfront.  Since Conshy is planning on building a boathouse, I hope both municipalities are coordinating their efforts to improve the waterfront.  A great deal of Whitemarsh’s waterfront has a Conshy address (all the way down to the office complex at Miquon Station).

As of this week Bowe’s Exxon is offering extended evening and weekend service hours.  They are now open from 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Friday and until they are open until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday.

Pepperoncini now offers free wi-fi.  To see an almost complete list of free hot-spots in Conshy click here.

Welcome to Ciright Systems, a cutting-edge technology company focused on delivering cloud computing based solutions, that has moved into its new headquarters at 7 Union Hill Road, in West Conshohocken.

Conshohocken’s Julia Pauline, a former Conshy Celebrity, was crowned the new Miss Pennsylvania International this past weekend.  If you want to follow her reign, she has a Facebook Fan Page.

As part of Walmart’s commitment to improving the health and wellness of Philadelphia-area youth, the Walmart Foundation awarded a $100,000 grant to Cradles to Crayons (C2C), a West Conshohocken-based nonprofit that provides clothing, shoes, school supplies, toys and more to low-income and homeless children in Philadelphia and the four suburban counties.

Former Phillie Darren Dalton had breakfast at the Conshohocken Cafe on Opening Day (Thursday).  He had the creamed chip beef.

A couple hours after Dalton finished his breakfast, Ryan Howard went shopping at the CVS in Conshy.


The 2nd Conshy Clean-Up will take place on Saturday, April 16th from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.  Meet at the Outbound Station.  Bring gloves.  Bags will be provided.  RSVP not necessary, but you can tell us you are coming on Facebook.

Foodie Events

Flanigan’s Boathouse, in Conshy and Wayne, and Blackfish are participating in Main Line Restaurant Week, which kicks-off April 4th.  Click the links to see their menus.

Conshohocken Restaurant Week is returning on June 13-19, 2011.  Last year we had 17 restaurants participate and this year we hope to add a couple more.  There will also be a Preview Party on June 6th at the Philadelphia Marriott West in West Conshohocken that will benefit Cradles to Crayons.  Only a limited number of tickets will be available for the Preview Party!  To make sure you have the opportunity to get tickets, join our mailing list (you can find the Newsletter Sign-Up on the left side of the page) or like our Facebook page.

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.

Stella Blu is offering a Spring Fling Menu during April. From asparagus to spring peas and beets to fava beans, Stella Blu’s Spring Fling Menu features the flavors of this new season. Choose two courses for $30 per person, plus tax and gratuity. The Spring Fling Menu is available for dinner April 1st – April 30th.  Stella Blu’s a la carte menu will also be offered. Call 610-825-7060 for reservations.

Real Estate

Broker/Owner Eric Rehling RE/MAX Realty Group QuickHit: Do You Know The Benefits of Buyer Representation?  Video is courtesy of

The Jeremy Bowers & Mike Sroka Team has five townhomes, Thomas’ Peak, for sale for only $225,000 in Norristown and they are only two minutes from Conshohocken.  They are right next to Conshohocken off of Ridge Avenue.  Each home has three bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms and have all the modern amenities.  The same home in Conshohocken would be $375,000 to $400,000.  For more info call Jeremy Bowers at 484 531 5847 or 610 828 9558.  You can also search for all the available homes for sale in Conshohocken and the five counties by visiting

Candy of the Week

The Easter Bunny will make his annual stop at Edwards-Freeman Nut Company on Saturday, April 23rd from noon until 2:00 p.m.

Events, Happenings & Specials

If you want to see some of the top high school basketball talent from the region, the Albert C. Donofrio Classic, a single-elimination tournament played at The Fellowship House, started this week and runs through April 19th.

Lavenders BodyCare Clinic is participating in the SPA-TACULAR – SHOP & SPA NIGHT tonight, Thursday, March 31, 2011, from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. at Congregation Or Ami in Lafayette Hill.

Local business owners, entrepreneurs, and technology enthusiasts are invited to Ciright’s Open House at their new headquarters in West Conshohocken on Thursday, April 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The event will include demonstrations of Ciright’s latest cloud-based technology solutions, including the Ciright Platform, a robust cloud-based business operating system. Other products include While You Were Out (WYWO™), a complete enterprise messaging and content management application, and eWork Orders (eWo™), an app that seamlessly manages work orders and tasks for a building/facilities manager. Additionally, Ciright will host an App Development Workshop, which will educate business owners on how to create, launch, and market their own mobile applications for Apple, Blackberry, and Android devices.

The Piatto Grille is giving away a FREE pizza this Friday. All you have to do is follow the link and LIKE the Post that starts CONTEST. They are going to do give away a free pizza every Friday in April!

The Whitemarsh Boathouse is offering experienced rowers the opportunity to visit the club on Wednesday’s at 6:00 p.m. and Sunday’s at 8:00 a.m. To schedule a Guest Row and Visit, contact us at

Maloney’s Pub is holding a Texas Hold-em tournament every Tuesday and Wednesday night starting Tuesday, April 5th at 9:00 p.m. They will start the tournament right at 9:00 p.m., so get there a little early. Get your chips from the bartender.

Secret Service is returning to Spamps on April 21st from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. for one last show before everyone heads to the shore.

Members of the public are invited to Breakfast with the Easter Bunny on April 17 from 8 a.m. to noon, with the last seating at noon, at the George Clay Fire Company Auxiliary in West Conshohocken.  Prices are $7 for adults (13 years+) and $5 for children ages 4-12. Children ages 3 and under are free. Tickets are sold at the door.

On May 7th, Baggataway is having their annual Cinqo de Mayo/Kentucky Derby party.  They put up a big tent in the parking lot, have all types of food and drink and a couple bands perform.

The “Bachelor Auction” is returning to Guppy’s on May 7th.  Stay tuned for details.

On April 21st attorney Gary DeVito and Ray Pennacchia, a senior vice-president at NovaCare, are celebrity bartending to raise money for Janie Carbo.  The following Wednesday, the 27th, WMMR’s Kathy Romano and a special guest will be taking their turn behind the bar for Janie.

Conshohocken Councilmembers Jason Salus, Ike Griffin, Paul McConnell, Tony Tucci and Ed Phipps invite you to meet Conshohocken Council Candidates Raj Gupta and Matt Ryan during “Cocktails with Jay Peterno” on April 10th from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Guppy’s.  Tickets are $25 per person, includes drink ticket and hors d’oeuvres.

Every Friday in April is FOUR ACES FRIDAY at 8 East! Order any entree on any Friday in April from 6:00 p.m. on, and check under your plate…and you find a sticker, and you’re taking home a jersey from one of The Roys, Cliff, or Cole!   Starting at 9:00 p.m. every Friday Niight, DJ BOBBY TRE Bats Out The Hits and Swings For The Fences! Plus every Phillies game we’ll have our BIG SCREEN upstairs, and a CHEF SPECIAL Ball Park menu.

The Fellowship House is holding a Bounce Night, for 5 to 8 year olds, hosted by Beanie Bounce Party Rentals on April 15th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.   The cost is $10.00 per child.

Tuesday, April 12th at World Cafe Live…Celebrate the release of IN THE POCKET’s new single, “You Can’t Sit Down” with a big party and Philly jam by the city’s finest rotating band, ITP (which records at Conshohocken’s Elm Street Studios).  Featuring David Uosikkinen, who lives in West Conshohocken, with special guests Tommy Conwell, Graham Alexander, Eric Bazilian, Richard Bush, Jay Davidson, Greg Davis, Rick DiFonzo, Rob Hyman, William Wittman. Plus, a special appearance by Jerry Blavat, the heart and soul of Philadelphia’s music scene for over 50 years. And perhaps a few surprises!

Conshohocken Catholic’s annual Ducky Regatta will be held on May 14th at 10:00 a.m.  The event allows you to buy a numbered “ducky” to benefit the school.  The duckies are released in river and the first ducky to the bridge wins.  Stay tuned for details on how to purchase your ducky.

Conshy Kids Consignment, a consignment sale sponsored by the Conshohocken Elementary Parent Teacher Organization (CEPTO), will be held on Saturday,  April 9th.  The sale will be held at the Fellowship House from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with a half price sale from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Business News

With backing from Josh Kopelman of West Conshohocken-based First Round Capital, a web marketing firm Monetate, also based in Conshohocken, raised $5.08 million in equity financing, according to an SEC filing.