News & Gossip – Week of 08/16/2010

News & Gossip

I usually try to keep my opinion to myself on the website.  However, the recent controversy surrounding the raising of sewer rates has resulted in public discourse finding itself….well…. in the sewer (yes I know that was clever).  First, to whoever put the above photographed flyer in my mailbox, that is illegal.  Secondly, to whoever made the video implying Jack Coll, who I have met twice in my life and I wouldn’t say I know beyond that he owns a frame store and writes books about the history of Conshohocken, stole or misappropriated money while he was in charge of the Sewer Authority, you owe Mr. Coll and the residents of the the Borough an apology.  Your video was a hack job and poorly thought out.  Did Mr. Coll misspeak when he said the amount in the bank when he left office in 2005?  It is quite obvious seeing that records showed what he said was incorrect.  I have to assume a thorough accounting of the Sewer Authority took place when the lady was convicted of embezzling from it this past year.  Let me do some quick research…that way easy.  According to the Times-Herald an annual audit turned up the fact that around an employee embezzled $160,000.  Did this annual audit not turn up the 9 million dollars missing according to Coll’s memory and the Sewer Authority’s records?  When your video pops up the “It is time to hold Jack accountable” and asks where the 9 million dollars is, is just way over the top and basically accuses him of theft.  Remove the video and apologize.

This post is not meant to attack anyone.  We are all neighbors living within one square mile.  We really can’t have a sincere and honest debate about sewer fees without making attack videos?

There is a council meeting on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m.  They meet at 720 Fayette Street. Now, back to drink specials and other fun topics.

Sisters Courtney and Cameron Colbert are going to be on the DIY Network show, “Kitchen Impossible.”  They basically get a kitchen makeover.  Above is a before photo.  Keep you posted for the air date.

Two homes were destroyed and a person was injured in a fire in West Conshohocken.  Special props to retired Fire Chief Robert Phipps, who just happened to be driving by, for getting the injured guy out of the house.

Whole NEW Section on the Site – Today the website added a Health & Fitness page.  It includes info on everything from walking on the trail to personal trainers.

A story about the Shade Tree Commission in Conshohocken.

I have been out on the trail the past few days and came across this letter posted in several places.  I googled it and they are posted throughout the trail, not just in Conshy.

Pope John Paul II High School, the successor to Kennedy-Kendrick, held its first football practice.

According to the sign in the window of Keystone Pizza on Ford Street in West Conshohocken they will be opening this Friday.

Construction delays on the Blue Route coming August 18th and 19th.

Harry C. Caparo Jr., 61, of Conshohocken, chairman of Coldwell Banker Preferred, died Tuesday, Aug. 10, of cancer at home.

Conshohocken-trained martial artist going to the Pan Am Games.

Think Edwards-Freeman Nut Company only has treats for you?  In addition to all of your favorite chocolates, nuts and other candies, they have these brand new collars for your dog.   They have an expanding pet section and have lot of bones that your dog will love.

New to the Conshy Gallery

Happy Hour at Totaro’s sponsored by The Londonbury

Happy at Gypsy

Events & Happenings

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

Special of the Week – Tonight is Sushi Night at Spamps!  Buy one roll get another of equal or lessor value for free.  Starts at 5:00 p.m.

Flanigan’s Boathouse is participating in the Main Line Restaurant Week.  You can find out all the details here.

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

The Farmers Market will be open on Saturday, August 28th from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  This will be the second time the market is held on a Saturday.  Your attendance will help secure more vendors and potentially move it from Friday to Saturday.  You can show your support (if you are on Facebook) by RSVP’ing here.

SS. Cosmas and Damian is holding a Spaghetti Dinner for its 100th Anniversary Fundraiser on Saturday, August 28th beginning at 5:30 p.m.  The event will take place in the church hall and you can eat in or take out.  The price is $9.00 (in advance) or $10.00 at the door.  Tickets for children under 12 are $5.00.  Tickets are available after Mass on August 20th and 21st.  Dinner includes spaghetti, bread, salad, meatballs and dessert.

Do Me a Flavor is participating in Ice Cream Fundraiser for Susan G. Komen Teens for a Cure on Wednesday, August 18th from noon to 10:00 p.m.

The Positive Pooch will be conducting a course for The Canine Good Citizen Test beginning on Wednesday September 15th at 7pm. It is a 3 week course which includes 2 weeks of practice followed by the test on the 3rd week. It is a good accomplishment you and your dog, especially if you may be interested in therapy work now or in the future. For more info about this test please visit my website at and click on Canine Good Citizen Test. The fee for the course is $85.00 and it includes the test. Sign up today… Class size will be limited.

Business News

West Conshohocken’s Infinity Publishing, a pioneer in self-publishing, today announced the launch of new publishing programs for authors seeking high-quality, full-color books that can be printed on demand.

Instem, a Conshohocken software firm, said Wednesday that it will supply software for the collection, management and maintenance of certain studies overseen by the National Institutes of Health.

West Conshohocken’s Summerwood, which owns fast food franchises, is updating its Taco Bell locations with a more upscale look.

Conshohocken-based Salad Works is expanding into North Carolina.