News & Gossip – Week of 08/23/10

I realize that most of you have never watched or even been interested in watching rugby, however, this weekend you have the opportunity to learn a little about the sport while watching some of the best players from around the entire country when they play right here in Conshohocken.  The local team, the Philadelphia Fight, is hosting their league’s national championship on Saturday, August 28th at the A.A. Garthwaite Stadium. The gates open at noon and the championship game will start at 3:00 p.m. Prior to the championship match, there will be an All-Star match and the fight will play a match against a team from Chicago.  Tickets are $5.00 for adults and  kids under 13 years old are FREE!  There will be a concession stand serving hot dogs, etc., and beers will be $3.00 all day.  Phillies legend Mike Schmidt is also going to be stopping by to check out his first rugby match.  The event is sponsored by Londonbury at Millennium.

Conshohocken native Luanne Hunt has a hit record on the international country charts. Her song, “Solace in the Wind,” has charted as high as No. 35 and has previously been recognized in a UK song writing competition. Hunt lived in Conshohocken from 1963 to 1982 and attended Archbishop Kennedy High School. She then married a sportswriter who covered the Los Angeles Dodgers and has since lived in California.

Vote for your favorite places in Conshohocken on the Hot List.

A wrap-up on the sewer controversy.

Conshohocken is Lenape for “Pleasant Valley”.  A symbolic peace treaty was recently signed between the Lenape and the University of Pennsylvania  Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, which is featuring an exhibit on Lenape history.

Team USA had a strong final day of competition at the 2010 Mutual of Omaha Pan Pacific Championships, winning a gold and silver medal in both the men’s and women’s 10K open water race. Chip Peterson (Pine Knoll Shores, N.C.) and Christine Jennings (Longmont, Colo.) took home the gold medals Sunday while Fran Crippen (Conshohocken, Pa.) and Eva Fabian (Keene, N.H.) picked up the silvers.

In the winter of 2010, Maura Manzo, of Ryah Yoga, founded the Local for Global Project – an organization aiming to connect communities, locally and globally. “Local events for a global cause” became the motto and $20,000 became the goal. She is collaborating with Off the Mat, into the World ® (OTM), “a program that aims to inspire and guide you to find and define your purpose and become active in your local or global community in an effective, sustainable and joyful way.”  This year’s focus is HIV/AIDS prevention and education in South Africa. Beneficiaries include TAC (Treatment Action Campaign), the South African Whole Grain Project, the Earth Child Project and more.  To learn how you can help or to make a donation click here.

Blackfish’s Chip Roman, a father of three, gives insight on dining with kids.

Conicelli Autoplex is the Main Event Sponsor for Fun Fest, being held on September 11.

Someone loves Conshohocken, but won’t call it Conshy.

Conshohocken’s Marty Judge caught a lot of fish.

Miss Lorraine has her dream job at the Conshohocken Free Library.

Joe Iacovitti, a former defensive coordinator at Kennedy-Kendrick and head coach at Plymouth-Whitemarsh, is being inducted into the Montgomery Country Coaches Hall of Fame.

They have been spraying for mosquitoes in Conshohocken and West Conshohocken.

Conshohocken’s Ronald Moore, who played for Sienna and reach three NCAA tournaments, has signed a contract to play professionally with Nitra in Europe.  Nitra reached its league final last year.

Conshohocken Borough Council is looking for someone to fix the roof of the Verizon building.

Conshohocken golfer gets ready for US Amateur.

Events & Happenings

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

Special of the Week -Every Sunday and Monday night at Gypsy Saloon they offer All-You-Can-Eat Mussels (Choice of Red, White or Margarita Sauce) and a House or Caesar Salad for $16.00,

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.

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

Brad Kielinski, who currently plays rugby league for The Philadelphia Fight and was featured as a Conshohocken Celebrity back in November of 2009, has recently joined Tech USA based in the 200 Four Falls Corporate Center building.   His company, Tech USA is a premier provider of recruitment and workforce solutions specializing in Engineering, Information Technology, Aerospace, Defense & Government sectors.   Brad will be heading up the Information Technology Professional Services & Staffing practice in the Philadelphia region.

Conshohocken’s Take Care Health Systems, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Walgreens and the nation’s largest and most comprehensive manager of convenient care clinics and worksite health and wellness centers, was founded six years ago on the philosophy of putting patients first and delivering an unprecedented patient experience. A new study has confirmed that the company is succeeding in this mission. Gallup’s leading research on customers and customer engagement found Take Care Clinics rank among the top 10 percent of all organizations globally in engaging their customers.

Conshohocken’s Mondo, a global leader in the sports flooring market, has received U.S. patents on Thermo-bonded, its new artificial turf backing. The patents cover a number of product features.

Conshohocken’s Zeolyst International will make an $83 million capital investment in its Kansas City, Kan., plant to expand its production capacity.