News & Gossip – Week of 08/02/10 is officially one year old today.  It was started with no real expectations, but has turned into a serious part time endeavor.  I hope you continue to enjoy it.  Now that I have firmly established I will be launching in September.

News & Gossip

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches hopes to open next week pending all of their approvals.

Sir Charles Barkley returned to Totaro’s for the third time this summer.  This time Rob Nelson, owner of Edwards-Freeman Nut Company, got a photo with him.

The MTV show “Moving In” was in Conshy over the weekend filming an episode with Carly Bondra (left).  She is pictured with her mother, Carolyn, and the crew.

The show “Kitchen Impossible” is also about to start filming in Conshy.

The Planning Commission is working on a plan to help maintain the character of Conshohocken.

The first Saturday Farmers Market was held this past weekend.  Attendance was decent, but not great.  The biggest complaint I hear about the market is that people can not attend on Fridays due to work.  More people need to attend the Saturday market to justify the argument that it should be moved to Saturdays.  The attendance this past Saturday was less than on Friday.  Regarding vendors, the more people that attend, the more vendors we can get.  Vendors do not want to participate in a poorly attended market.  So come out people!  Markets will continue every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  The next Saturday market will be held on August 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

So I don’t get 25 emails about BBQ at the Farmers Market.  A hot food vendor has become an ongoing struggle.  We have a vendor that wants to do it.  Montgomery County has the toughest Farmers Market rules in the state.  This has created issues not only at our market, but throughout the county in regards to hot food vendors.  It is being worked on weekly and the vendor has gone through numerous steps only to learn of another roadblock.  Not sure what is going to happen, but it finally appears that the Montco Health Department realizes there is an issue that needs to be worked out in regards to their regulations in general.  Keep you posted.

NBC10 “Lets Do Lunch” filmed at Totaro’s last week.  The segment airs today.  I will post it once it becomes available. Here is a link to the video from when Blackfish was featured.

Marc Mandel of Conshohocken qualified for the US Amateur.

A story about two Marines from Conshohocken.

There was a stabbing around the bridge. has a new Help Wanted page.  If you are a local business and looking to hire someone feel free to send the info to  This is a free service.

Philadelphia Magazine’s Best of Philly issue just came out.  Last year a handful of people and businesses in Conshohocken were recognized, however, this year we were shut out.

Several businesses in Conshohocken were recognized at Best of Montco by the Times-Herald.

Some guy in NYC would wait in the rain for a cheesesteak on a roll from the Conshohocken Bakery.

PECO crews were on the scene repairing a gas leak in Conshy this week.

New in the Conshy Gallery

Fundraiser for the Deb Pieri Angel Foundation at Guppy’s

Saturday Farmers Market

Events & Happenings

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

Lunch specials at the Outbound Station this week are a Nantucket Tuna Salad Wrap for $6.00 (Albacore Tuna with Dried Cranberries & Red Onions served in a wrap with lettuce and tomato), a Cristo Panini for $6.00 (Ham & Turkey with Swiss Cheese, Lettuce, Tomato & Honey Mustard served on Multi Grain Bread), a Watermelon & Feta Salad for $3.95 (Fresh Watermelon & Feta Cheese with a hint of mint), and a Frozen Lemonade for $3.50.

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

There is an Open Bar Fundraiser for the Deb Pieri Angel Foundation this Thursday night from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Local photographer Mike Hirata is holding a nature show and sale at Totaro’s on August 6th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Team Made in the Shade is having a fundraiser at Guppy’s on August 6th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The team is participating in the Livestrong Challenge and are running and walking to show their support for families living with cancer, cancer research and to bring awareness to Melanoma.

M Bar is hosting a benefit for the Laurel House on Friday, August 13 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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 August 14 and the Guitar Dogs will be performing.

Business News

Conshohocken’s NuPathe is expected to go public this week.

Conshohocken’s Allied Barton launches a strategic partnership program.

CardioNet announces its second quarter results.