News & Gossip – Week of 07/06/10

News & Gossip

ABC News, the national office not your local Jim Gardner Channel 6, was in Conshy on July 3rd to do a story about local communities fundraising to continue having fireworks.  For the past two years, the Borough of Conshohocken has decided against funding the fireworks and local resident Liam McGuigan has led the effort to raise $20,000 to have the show.  You can see the story by clicking here.

Why was there an intermission during the fireworks?  It seems that some hot embers were falling into the crowd and the decision was made to have everyone stand at a further distance and continue the show.  There were some minor burns treated on-site and a fire started and was quickly put out.

The Crab Chowder at Fayette Street Grille was recognized as one of the Top 5 things some guy in South Jersey ate all year.

ANOTHER Conshohocken woman embezzles from a local municipality.  In a related story, a West Conshy Borough Council Member beefs up his security.

Charles Barkley dined at Totaro’s for the second time this summer.  Here is he with Totaro’s bartender Therese Pagano.

Who won the Soap Box Derby?  Liam Donovan won in the Stock division, Brian Carpenter in Super Stock and Nick Ricciutti in Masters.  You can read the full story here.

The Lincoln Fire Company held a weight loss contest, “the Biggest Loser,” and the winner has been announced.

The Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission recently gave the intersection of Matsonford Road and Route 23 (Front Street) a grade of F, as part of an investigation looking into the possibility of a second Schuylkill River crossing.

Conshy native Beth Leary Hegedus has been writing a political column for the Times-Herald.  Here is her latest story.

Former Conshy resident Kathy Bello has published a cook book titled “Cooking with Passion and Love.”  To find out how to pick up a copy of the book click here.

Local quoted in story about the recent PGA golf tournament in Newtown Square.

Edwards-Freeman’s Nut of the Week…Pistachios….6.98 a pound.

New to the Conshy Gallery

2010 Soap Box Derby

2010 Independence Day and Fireworks

Events & Happenings

Click our Daily Specials Board to see all the specials around town.

Check-out the Conshy Calendar to find our where you can see live music, play Quizzo, or attend other special events.

The Londonbury at Millennium is holding a happy hour with Philadelphia Fashion Week on July 15th from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  The event will include complimentary cocktails and gorgeous models wearing the latest trends and outfits. Enjoy a Live Fashion show from SA VA’s summer collection…live music and great food.

Does your dog need a cool place to run and play over the summer? The Positive Pooch offers a Thursday Night play date every week at 7:00 p.m.

The next date for Conshy Rocks at Totaro’s will be July 17th and Lenny G and the Soul Senders will be performing.

Business News

It was a holiday week and it appears everyone took the week off.