News & Gossip – Week of 04/26/10

Save the Date…, 17 Conshohocken and West Conshohocken restaurants and Londonbury at Millennium have joined forces to launch Conshohocken Restaurant Week.  Restaurant Week will be held from June 14-20, 2010 and will feature fixed priced menus at participating restaurants and bars on both sides of the bridge, along Fayette Street and in the neighborhoods.  Menus, pricing and more details to be announced soon.  To see who is participating click here.  Want to show your support?  Confirm your attendance on Facebook!

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.

There are going to be a few celebrations for Cinco de Mayo.  The Baggataway Tavern is having a huge event on May 1st for Cinco de Mayo/The Kentucky Derby. Spamps is having an event on May 5th with guest bartender Risa Verti Ferman, the Montco DA, with $3.50 Corona and Corona Lights.

Edwards-Freeman’s candy of the week….dark chocolate pretzels.  A one lb box is $11.99.

The Knit-Knights Group meets every Monday  at 6:30 p.m. at the Conshohocken Free Library.  All are welcome to join in knitting, crocheting, conversation and “knit-networking” with a chance to learn new skills and share them in a relaxed environment. Numerous handmade items are donated to charity. Information: Peggy at 610-828-0568 or the library at 610-825-1656.

New Orleans Saint and Philly native Kyle Eckel will be the celebrity bartender at Guppy’s this Thursday from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.   This is the last week of Guppy’s fundraising events for Janie Carbo.

News & Gossip

A “Bachelor Auction” was held on Saturday, April 24th at Guppy’s Goodtimes to raise money for Janie Carbo and The Society of St. Vincent de Paul.  The event had a great turnout and raised $7,138 for the the charities.  The photo above is of Jim, a bartender at Guppy’s, as the lead off bachelor.  More photos are in the Conshy Gallery.

On Sunday, a fundraiser was held at the Boathouse to help Andre, a Boathouse regular, who had a house fire in April.  The Boathouse was packed for the event and raised $4,500.    Pictured above are Andre with Kristin and the raffle table.  Thanks to Kristin and Tara for the photos in the Conshy Gallery.

The Outbound Station is now serving five signature sandwiches including Ham and Pepperjack Cheese on a Marble Rye Panini, Roast Beef with Herb Mayonnaise and Blue Cheese on a Straito Bun and Meatloaf and American Cheese on a Brioche Bun.

Minuteman Press is moving from the east side of Fayette to west side on May 1st.  They are going into a portion of the Light-Parker space.  Replacing Minuteman on the east side is rumored to be a Clear Wireless store.

Lincoln Fire Company participates in fitness program.

Quinnipiac University junior men’s lacrosse attackman Jack Oppenheimer of Conshohocken has been named the ECAC Lacrosse Co-Offensive Player of the Week.

Michael Sanders of Conshohocken, a member of a team of ten juniors from La Salle College High School, won second place at Wilkes University’s Engineering Olympics.

Suzanne Swartley, who works in finance at Morgan Stanley in West Conshohocken, was profiled for running in upcoming Broad Street Run.

Business News

Josh Kopelman of West Conshohocken’s First Round Capital is interviewed by Technically Philly.

Conshohocken’s NuPathe completes debt offering.

J. Scott Victor of SSG Capital Advisors in Conshohocken is one of the court appointed monitors for the auction of the Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News.

Conshohocken’s Quaker Chemical was recognized by Nucor Steel, the largest producer of steel in the United States and the world’s foremost steel recycler, for its ongoing commitment to the safety and well-being of employees — both their own as well as those of their customers.