News & Gossip – Week of 06/28/10

News & Gossip

Not going down the shore for the summer?  Then you better pick-up your “I Summer in Conshy” tee shirt (shown above).  Local David Raimondo is behind the endeavor and he and some friends will have a table at the bottom of West 9th on July 3rd before/during the fireworks.

The owners of Maloney’s in Bryn Mawr have purchased The Old Mansion House on Old Elm in Conshohocken.  According to their Facebook page for the new location it could take about 90 days for the official transfer of the liquor license.  Their Bryn Mawr location is described as a cross between “Animal House and Cheers” and attracts a Villanova crowd, however, it seems like they want to attract a slightly older crowd in Conshohocken as they mention “Animal House, the later years, and Cheers” when describing their plans for Conshohocken.  So keep your eyes out for Senator Blutarsky in Conshohocken.

The Colonial School Board recently accepted the resignation of Hope Luken, effective June 30.  The remaining members of the board vote to fill the vacancy.  Persons interested in being considered for the vacancy should submit an application by the Friday, July 9, 12 Noon deadline.  Per the district’s website, “Interested persons must be a resident of the Colonial School District (Conshohocken, Whitemarsh or Plymouth) and possess a keen interest in public education.”  Applications can be downloaded by clicking here.

Feel confident no one is watching when you dance naked around singing Poker Face while staying at the Marriott in West Conshohocken.

MTV’s Meet the Parents was in town this past weekend to film a prospective episode.  The show is considering Carly Bondra for the show and they filmed in her home and at Totaro’s, where her mother Carol works.

Main Line Today’s “Best of” issue doesn’t come out till later in the month, but one local winner has leaked out.  Gypsy Saloon has won “Best Place to Kick Back with the Girls.”

Conshohocken resident and WMMR radio personality Kathy Romano needs your help to get nominated to co-host with Regis for a day.  To help her get nominated, click here.

Conshohocken native Clare Crippen has been named on of the captains for the 2010-11 University of Virginia’s women’s swimming and diving teams.  Crippen is a two-time ACC champion in the 400 IM and is a three-time NCAA qualifier. The school record holder in the 400 IM, Crippen is a six-time all-conference selection and picked up honorable mention All-America honors in the event in each of her three NCAA meets. She also ranks third in the 200 fly and fifth in the 200 IM in the UVa record books.

A bunch of people from Conshohocken competed in this past weekend’s Philly Triathlon.  Here are the results for people from Conshohocken in the Olympic and Sprint races.  West Conshohocken had some participants too.  Click here for their Olympic and Spring results.

An organization in West Conshy doesn’t want you looking at porn.  Yes, that means you.

Edwards-Freeman’s Candy of the Week….Anthon Berg Dark Chocolate Liqueurs with Genuine Spirits Liquid Centers 16 piece box. For Adults Only! Must be 21 years of age or older to purchase this item. The holiday and everyday gift baskets and gift trays are also great for Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, Valentines Day, Easter, Secretary’s Day, College Packages, Thanksgiving and New Years.  This item is on sale for $14.99.

New to the Conshy Gallery

Lock-Up for the Fireworks at The StoneRose

Events & Happenings

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

New – Wednesdays nights Stella Blu is offering all glasses of wine by Rex Goliath for just $4.  In addition, Stella Blu is introducing their new Artisan Cheese Plate for two for $14. Each week, the cheese plate will include a mix of aged, soft and hard cheeses ranging from light and fresh, to the ripest and most intense.

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

The Fireworks will be held on July 3rd. Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with activities for kids and Sam Lit will be DJ’ing.

The Soap Box Derby will be held on Fayette Street on July 4th beginning at 10:30 a.m.  It goes until about 5:00 p.m.

SS. Cosmas and Damian Parish will be holding two Spaghetti Dinners over the summer for their 100th Anniversary Fundraiser. The first one is on Saturday, July 17th and Saturday, August 21st, both at 5:30 p.m. The price is $7.50 in advance and $8.50 at the door. Children under 12 are $5.00. For tickets and more info call (610) 828-0101.

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 2nd and Little Red Rooster will be performing.

Business News

The wine kiosks that are being tested in two grocery stores by the LCB were developed by Simple Brands of Conshohocken.

Seagis Property Group, one of the nation’s largest industrial real estate groups, is based in West Conshohocken.