News & Gossip – Week of 04/04/11

News & Gossip

The Borough as posted the updated revitalization plan on its website. It is the bottom document uploaded 05.04.11.

“Why am I being arrested and how did I get here?”

Someone turned 16 and had a henna art party.

Gypsy Saloon closed this past Sunday and Monday to spruce up for spring; plus add some new decor.  Also, congrats to Gypsys for their 7th anniversary.  The design and construction were done by Mara Style and Pro Source Construction.

The Philadelphia Business Journal announced their 40 under 40 last week and at least two people with a Conshy connection made the list (I didn’t Google everyone).  WMMR’s Kathy Romano, who lives in Conshy, made the cut, along with David Brussin of Monetate.

Curt Weldon (pictured shaking hands with the good Colonel), Conshohocken’s former Congressman, is in Libya trying to talk Qaddafi into leaving power.  No confirmation yet they he offered Qaddafi a safe haven in Conshy and a free “I Summer in Conshy” t-shirt.

Two syllable words that rhyme with Conshohocken: aachen, docken, dokken, hakan, kochan, locken, lokken, rockin’, talkin. Three syllable words that rhyme with Conshohocken: moroccan.

Lenny’s Italian Deli is considered one of the places that helped make Philly “Sandwich City”.

Ok, who knocked off this girl’s side view mirror?

Some guy from Conshy with a fake mustache likes meatless jerky.

Some girl had dinner at Stella Blu and really liked it.

Some girl from Chicago went to the fundraiser for Trey Love at Guppy’s.  Kate, I like brussel sprouts too.

Dear “Conshy Matt”, please stop posting on so many sports blogs and websites, it is annoying to have to weed through every mention of “Conshy” on the Internet when dozens of them are your comments on other websites.  Thank you.  Management.

The Philadelphia Passion of the Lingerie Football League held open tryouts on April 2nd at the Suburban Sports Training Center in Conshohocken.

Real Estate

Check out this twin available in Conshohocken via

Thomas’ Peak Townhouses in Norristown, just minutes from Conshy and a mile from Plymouth Country, are FHA approved and offering cash incentives.  For more info contact the Jeremy Bowers & Mike Sroka Team at or (610) 828-9558.

Foodie Events

On Monday, May 2nd Kevin Sbraga, season seven winner of Bravo’s Top Chef, will join Chef Chip Roman for a collaborative five-course meal at Blackfish Restaurant.  Sbraga shares some history with Chip Roman.  Both got their start working for Philly’s own Georges Perrier – Sbraga at Le Mas Perrier in Wayne and Roman at Le Bec Fin. And on Monday, May 2, the two chefs will team up to create one tip-top meal. Blackfish was recently named Philadelphia’s top restaurant by Philadelphia Magazine.  For reservations call 610.397.0888.

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.

The Spring Mill Cafe is having a Passover Dinner on  April 19th beginning at 7:00 p.m.  The dinner will consist of Venetian Ratatouille or Matzo Ball Soup, Beef Brisket Sauce Bordelaise or Mediterranean Lamb Shank Tajine, Flourless Orange Cake,Coffee or Tea.  The cafe is BYOB.  The dinner is $35 per person plus tax and gratuities.  Call for reservations at 610.828.2550.

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.

Events, Happenings & Specials

To officially welcome spring to the area, Mike Spampinato has decided to host a Customer Appreciation Happy Hour at Spamps this Friday (TONIGHT) from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. There with be seafood specials and great bar specials along with a sing a long.

The StoneRose is hosting wine tastings through Memorial Day on Monday nights.  The cost is $40 per person and can be booked in groups of six, eight or 10+.  For more details email

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 last week and runs through April 19th.

RYAH Yoga is offering Discover Your Best Health ~ a Six Week Nutrition Program.  For all the details click here.

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 Alexandra Pierce Angel Fund, a fund of the Philadelphia Foundation, is proud to announce the second annual Bowl for Babies fundraiser at the Facenda Whitaker Lanes in Norristown, PA.   The event will be benefiting the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Bryn Mawr Hospital.  Alexandra Pierce was a full term baby who died during labor without any warning and without any reason.  Her parents, Bill and Nicole Pierce, want to carry out this beautiful girl’s legacy by: Contributing to neonatal intensive care units, funding research to combat prematurity and stillbirth, educating parents on a healthy pregnancy, assisting families who experience the pain of delivering a premature or stillborn baby and supporting any other infant related issues or organizations.  Bill Pierce is a native of Conshohocken and he lived with his wife for several years in Conshy until he was relocated to Chicago.  To contact the Alexandra Pierce Angel Fund, please call Nicole Pierce at 267.882.5573 or email her at

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

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.  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.

Celebrity Bartenders for Janie this April at Guppy’s:  April 7th was Kyle Eckel and Janie’s dad; April 14th will be Jay Powell and someone TBD;  April 21st will be attorney Gary DeVito and Ray Pennacchia, a senior vice-president at NovaCare; April 27th will be WMMR’s Kathy Romano and a special guest.  From 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. each night listed 25% of sales go to Janie along with all tips.

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.

Piatto Grille is now offering a Senior’s Night on Mondays from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. offering seniors 20% off.  On Tuesday nights from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. they have Kid’s Night where children 10 and under receive one free kid’s meal with the purchase of one full size entrée. Every Wednesday night is Pasta Night a with $9.00 All You Can Eat Pasta special. There are some stipulations, ask your server for full details. All specials are dine in.

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!

Kennedy Crossing Development is having a 14 Family Community Yard Sale on Saturday, April 9th from 8 am to 2 pm.  Rain Date is Sunday April 10th.  Stop by to pick up plenty of bargains at low prices!  Location is Monsignor and Archbishop Drives just off of North Lane.

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.

Candy of the Week

Don’t forget to try the nut butters at Edwards-Freeman Nut Company including: smooth and chunky peanut butter, organic peanut butter, almond butter, cashew butter, chocolate, kickin hot, cappuccino and hazelnut.   They are made with no sugar or preservatives.

Business News has created a Business Group on LinkedIN.  If you would like to join, follow the link and request to be a member.  This group is geared towards business networking for people who live and/or work in Conshohocken and West Conshohocken.  I would love to get more people and companies in the big building involved with the site and community.