News & Gossip – Week of 04/12/10

Upcoming Events & Specials

On Friday, April 16th at 7:00 p.m. Hawk Haven Vineyard in Cape May, NJ will host the restaurants of the Favacchia family for a four course dinner and wine pairing for $64.  Sisters Marianne of Stella Blu and Carol of the Island Grill will team up with their nephew, Michael Favacchia of Marley’s. The Favacchia family will prepare a four course dinner featuring their restaurant’s signature dishes. Each dish will be paired with a half glass of wine from Hawk Haven Vineyard.  The Herb Moore Jazz Duo will perform before and during dinner. Call 609.846.7347 for reservations.

Want to know the ongoing daily specials around the Boroughs?  Click the Daily Specials board.

An Oldies Night to benefit the Conshy Fireworks will be held on April 24th at the TK Club.  Spinning the oldies will be Sam Lit.

A “Bachelor Auction” is being held on Saturday, April 24th at Guppy’s Good Times.  Full details here.

The Conshy Kids Consignment Sale to benefit the Conshohocken Elementary School will be held on Saturday, April 24th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Fellowship House.  If you are interested in being a cosignor click here or email  They also have a Facebook page.

Baggataway Tavern is combining Cinco de Mayo (my birthday) and the Kentucky Derby for one huge party on May 1st.  The party will take over their entire property (inside and outside) and will feature everything you expect down to the mint juleps.  More details coming soon!

The Boathouse is offering a “game day” special during all Phillies games.  In addition to their existing daily specials, they will also offer $9.00 pitchers of Coors Light and $2.75 bottles of Coors Light.

The Fourth Conshohocken AMBUCS Restaurant Rally benefiting the Conshohocken AMBUCS Special Athletic Programs will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2010 from 12:00 to 5:00 PM. Registration will be at the Great American Pub on Fayette Street in Conshohocken from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

The Restaurant Rally is like a shotgun golf tournament and groups rotate among the participating restaurants.  Participating restaurants include Baggataway Tavern, Casmar Café, Chiangmai, Coyote Crossing, Fayette Street Grille, Flanigan’s Boathouse, Great American Pub, Guppy’s Good Times, Gypsy Saloon, Spamps, The StoneRose, Pepperporcini, Tony & Joe’s, Totaro’s Restaurant and Trattoria Totaro.

Tickets are a $60 donation and you can get more information by calling Debbie Flocco at 610-828-6904 or 484-531-5829 or Flocco’s Discount Shoes at 610-828-5544.  Trattoria Totaro has won for the past two years.

The Phildelphia Fight will have their first match of the season on June 5th beginning at 5:00 p.m. at A.A. Garthwaite Stadium, 11th Avenue and Harry Street, Conshohocken.

The annual Soapbox Derby, which takes place every July 4th, is holding a “Night at the Races” fundraiser on June 4th from 7:00 p.m. to midnight.

The Lincoln Fire Company and Spring Mill Fire Company are conducting a raffle for a 2010 Harley Davidson Super Dyna Glide.  The winning ticket will be pulled on October 23, 2010.  For tickets or more info call (610) 825-1164.  Tickets are $5.00 and proceeds benefit the two fire companies.

News Around the Boroughs

Multiple sources have told me that a Five Guys Burger & Fries is opening up at the location of the former Blockbuster at the corner of Butler and Ridge.

Win Wah, the Chinese place on Fayette next to Flocco’s, has changed ownership.

Whilelmina of PA has opened an office in Conshohocken.  Twice a month the modeling agency will hold an open casting call in Conshohocken for models/actors of all ages.  These casting calls attract up to 250 people each time they are held.  This should really help the local restaurants.

The owners of Pepperoncini’s are opening a second location in Phoenixville.

(Above) A song that mentions Conshohocken from Tom Rush.

A guy in Conshohocken won’t be watching the World Cup.

Susan McConnell, a Conshohocken based freelance writer, wrote a story on energy efficiency at home for Bucks & Montgomery County Living.

Edwards-Freeman’s candy of the week are delicious pretzel balls enrobed in decedent milk chocolate and covered in assorted sprinkles.  Just $8.99 per pound.

A Polish Conshohocken resident mourns the loss of the President of Poland.

Business News

Conshohocken-based DeFazio Communications handled the public relations for the Angel Venture Fair that was held in Philadelphia recently.  DeFazio was profiled on this website as a Conshy Celebrity.

Quaker Chemical gets a new Vice President/Managing Director.

Conshohocken’s Metro Commercial helps Dollar Tree expand around the Philadelphia area.

Judge throws out lawsuit involving two Conshy towing companies and Norristown.

Pulver, the developer of the officer towers on the river in Conshohocken and West Conshohocken, not impressed with benefits of green buildings.

Conshohocken’s IPR, a managed data center and data protection services company, has secured AboveNet to provide high bandwidth connectivity solutions linking IPR facilities in Philadelphia and other locations.

Paul M. Mecray III, a managing director at Tower Bridge Advisors, an investment adviser in West Conshohocken, was quoted in a story about the price of oil.

The Connelly Foundation of Conshohocken announced a grant of $50,000 to the The Armenian Sisters Academy of Radnor for an ongoing renovation project for its convent.