News & Gossip – Week of 05/10/2010

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 Society of Progressive Drinkers is holding its next happy hour at Pepperoncini’s Restaurant and Bar on Tuesday, June 1st from 6pm to 8pm! Tommy and Paul have generously agreed to donate a portion of bar sales to the Fellowship House, which has recently lost aid from the United Way.

The Restaurant Rally is Sunday, May 16th. For complete details click here.

The Londonbury at the Millenium is hosting a happy hour at The StoneRose this Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Drink specials include $4.00 Troegs Dreamweaver and Amstel, $4.00 House Red/White Wine and $5.00 Martinis.

News & Gossip

There is an effort to save the Colonial Middle School Planetarium. Click here to read the full story and click here to join the Facebook group.

The Conshohocken Farmer’s Market opened last Friday. It will be open every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. through November.

Izenberg’s Deli, which has previously been open in Lafayette Hill and KOP, has is launching as Izenberg’s Cafe & Catering at 1600 Butler Pike (near North Lane). They should be open any day.

Robin Gupta, owner of Guppies Good Times, is opening a second location, but with a twist. The Guppies Good Times’ Creamery, an ice cream shop, is opening this summer in North Wildwood at 23rd and New Jersey.

Robin has also signed up to ride a soon to be purchased bike from Conshohocken to Brigatine for the 5th Annual “Do it for Deb” 80 mile bike ride to benefit the Debbie Pieri Angel Foundation. Since its inception, the event has raised more then $300,000. There is going to be a kick-off party on Friday, June 25th at the Valley Top Ballroom within the Great American Pub to celebrate the men and women doing the ride and the NJ/Brigantine Triathlon. The event includes full dinner, open bar, raffles, silent auction, champagne towers, DJ, Dancing, etc. Tickets are $65.00.

Gypsy Saloon is selling t-shirts (ladies only) to raise funds for the Cape May County Zoo. The shirts are $15.00 and can be purchased at the restaurant.

Presto, an Italian restaurant at 401 West Ridge Pike, has closed.

Maura Manzo is the Managing Director of RYAH Yoga and Health in Conshohocken, has a new health and fitness blog on

Rolling Thunder is coming through Conshy and West Conshy on Sunday.

Conshohocken has a “Big Wave Dave.”

610 WIP’s Glen Macnow remembers Cunningham’s MVP sandwich.

Edwards-Freeman‘s candy of the week is Ryah Yoga For Life Mix.  Famous Ryah Yoga in Conshohocken PA, is the creator of this heart healthy and brain powered antioxidant mix. Ingredients include walnuts, blueberries, cranberries, yogurt raisins & yogurt peanuts. One pound is $6.50.

Business News

Apollo Health Street, a developer of world-class solutions that tackle healthcare’s toughest financial and IT challenges, announced today that Karen Ferrell, a veteran healthcare executive, has been appointed as the new president and chief executive officer. She will also serve as a member of the board of directors.

Ben Franklin Technology Partners of Southeastern Pennsylvania has awarded $2.03 million in investments to eight early-stage Pennsylvania technology companies, including $150,000 to Conshohocken’s Achieve X for the expansion of an online social networking arm, AchieveNext, that will initially target accounting and financial professionals.

Conshohocken’s ePharmaSolutions, a leading provider of clinical research technologies and services, has entered into a relationship with iTrials to help improve the site selection and patient recruitment process.

The Oncology Nursing Society (ONS) has named Lois Trench-Hines, President and founder of the health care communications company Meniscus Limited, to receive its prestigious Honorary Membership Award. Trench-Hines is based out of Conshohocken and also owns the Hines Rowing Center on the river.