News & Gossip – Week of 05/24/10

Events & Happenings

Click our Daily Specials Board to see all the specials around town.  Spamps and Spampinato’s have all new summer specials and Spamps will be adding Quizzo on Monday nights at 8:00 p.m. (first date is June 7th).

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

Most of the menus are up for Restaurant Week presented by Londonbury at Millennium. Click here to see the participating restaurants and click their logos to see what they are offering.

Londonbury at Millennium is hosting a Preview Party for Restaurant Week on Wednesday, June 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  The event will include samples from the menus from the participating restaurants, a dj and yes the pool will be open.  To RSVP click here.

The week of June 7th the Preston & Steve Show on WMMR will feature each day a different restaurant participating in Conshohocken Restaurant Week.  The restaurants are bringing them food to sample and will promote dining in Conshohocken and West Conshohocken the following week.

Totaro’s is hosting a fundraiser on Sunday, May 30th for Athletes in Action.  Matt Flanagan, who works at Conshohocken Health & Fitness Club is going to Central America on June 11th with this organization, which is a global sports ministry.

News & Gossip

Lavenders Body Care Clinic will be reopening on June 2nd just down the street at 814 Fayette Street.  They will be open seven days a week and are taking appointments (610-832-9470).  To celebrate their opening at the new location, they will be offering a 10% discount for all services during June.  Become a fan on Facebook.  The owner, Vera, was profiled as one of our Conshy Celebrities.

Lavenders is also still seeking additional estheticians and manicurists.  Apply at the new address.

Many people have stopped over at the Conshohocken Farmer’s Market on Friday’s hoping to find the guy that sold chicken and ribs last year.  While he couldn’t come back this year, the market has been able to replace him with Zachary’s BBQ.  The market will be announcing their first date at the market soon!

If you are a local musican and would like to perform during lunch time at the Farmer’s Market, please email me at

Wayne Kimmel — as managing partner of Seventysix Capital in West Conshohocken, Pa., Kimmel was an early investor the Fisker Karme (pictured above).  Fisker is producing the sporty hybrid in Delaware.

Conshohocken and West Conshohocken were featured in HGTV’s My First Place.  I tried to find video, but could only come up with this story.

Some guy is moving to West Conshohocken.

Keystone Pizza, a dine-in/take-out place in West Conshy on Ford Street, hopes to open in about two weeks.

If you remember back to the last World Series, everytime a reporter does a story about fans, someone from Conshohocken is always included.  Same seems to be true about the upcoming Stanley Cup.

The first-ever Denise Cotteta ‘Hut’ Dog Eating contest took place at the Fellowship House in Conshohocken on Saturday, May 15.  The event was in memory of Cotteta, who attended Plymouth Whitemarsh.

Guilty plea accepted in very rare local murder.

Business News

West Conshohocken’s Infinity Publishing, a pioneer in author-originated book publishing, announced the introduction of a comprehensive eBook publishing program for published authors and aspiring writers.

Permit Capital LLC, a West Conshohocken-based investment management firm, has secured $50 million in pooled investment fund interests from 30 investors, according to an SEC filing.

Select Greater Philadelphia, the regional marketing initiative affiliated with the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, unveiled a 30 second television advertisement Tuesday that will air free of charge in the 39 states Comcast Corp. serves.  The advertisement was developed by the Al Paul Lefton Co. agency of Philadelphia with Aurora Imaging Co. of Conshohocken, Pa.