News & Gossip – Week of 08/29/11

News & Gossip

Just a few days after a mild earthquake shook Conshohocken, Hurricane Irene dropped a bunch of rain that resulted in dramatic, yet typical, flooding in Conshohocken.  The apartment buildings along Washington Street were evacuated and the train did not run from Saturday at midnight through Monday at 2:00 p.m.  There was not much wind damage beyond a mess of leaves and small branches.  There was at least one water rescue and the National Guard stationed a crew in town. 

Flooding is nothing new in Conshy.  Here is a clip from the defunct Conshy Recorder that shows 1,000’s of logs that ended up at the Spring Mill Train Station after flooding in 2005.

Chef Michael Cappon from Isabella was on NBC10’s 10! Show on Monday.  He prepared Spinach Ricotta Gnocchi.  You can watch the video here.

Conshohocken’s Kim Zachary, who works at NBC10, was recognized in Main Line Today’s feature Women on the Move.

The Philadelphia Fight won their league’s National Championship this past Saturday.  You can read the full story here.

Giants rookie, and Conshy native, Da’Rel Scott doesn’t let personal tragedy stop him from chasing his NFL dream.

A bunch of local businesses won or placed on the PhillyHotList.  Click here to see the businesses recognized.

Conshy native Kim Ciarrocca has been named the Athletic Director at Stuart County Day School in Princeton.

Nut of the Week

Edwards-Freeman Nut Company has all types of nuts including Walnuts. A few things about Walnuts: Walnuts (185 calories per 14 halves or 1 ounce) are the only nuts that offer a significant amount of the omega-3 fat alpha-linolenic acid (ALA). ALA’s anti-inflammatory properties halt plaque buildup in the arteries that results when “bad” LDL cholesterol is oxidized.

Real Estate

Check out all the local homes for sale, homes recently sold in 19428, and current available rentals in Conshohocken courtesy of

Foodie Events

Every Tuesday, Blackfish offers a four course dinner featuring a different ingredient. You can see the upcoming featured ingredients here. Price is $45 per person. Call 610-397-0888 for more info.

Events, Happenings & Specials

A Night at the Races is being held on Saturday, October 8th from 6:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. to benefit for Washies Fire Company.  This event, held in conjunction with the Mayor’s Special Events Committee, includes the races, food, refreshments, door prizes, tombola table, 50/50, and more.

Click here to get info on remembrances being held for 9/11.

Click here for all the details on S.S. Cosmas & Damian Annual Feast.

Social Impact and Gypsy Saloon invite you to “One Last Walk On The Boardwalk” on September 23d from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.  The evening will include ive music inside and outside, complementary food & discounted drinks, casual attire, tons of raffle prizes.  There is a $10 donation requested at the door. All proceeds will benefit Social Impact Inc and their 2011 cause — Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation.

Join RYAH Yoga on October 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for Here Comes the Sun: An Exploration of Sun Salutations, a complete breakdown and exploration of Surya Namaskar A and B.  This is perfect for beginners or for students looking to strengthen the foundation of their practice.

Secret Service is returning to Spamps on September 29th.

Pork Chop Comedy Productions presents The Conshy Comedy Showcase on Saturday, September 3rd from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Totaro’s. Join some of Philly’s best working comics for an evening of high voltage comedy. Comics performing include Mike Rainey,John Kensil, Jack Martin and Darin Patrick. The evening will be hosted by Pat Kelly. There is a $10 cover/two item minimum.

On Sunday, September 11th Stella Blu and Gypsy Saloon Restaurants invite you to their Jewish New Year “girl-friend” brunch and catering demonstration for a sophisticated spin on celebrating Rosh Hashanah in style.Enjoy brunch with the girls, while learning how to plan the perfect Jewish New Year celebration. From appetizers, to entrees, to staffing and setting the perfect table, Stella and Gypsy are your full-service caterers for all of your Jewish holiday needs.

Cradles to Crayons is holding their first ever Young Friends Miniature Golf Tournament on Thursday, September 8th at Tee’s. Teams of 4 are $100 and an Individual Registration is $30. Local bars, restaurants, and businesses will be sponsoring the event as well as generously donating appetizers and prizes! There will be a post event happy hour at the Gypsy Saloon, their 18th hole sponsor.

There is a Men’s League Softball League forming in Conshohocken starting the Tuesday after Labor Day and running Monday thru Thursday for seven weeks. Each team plays a double header each week. To learn more contact Tim Mulvey @

The second annual “I Fall in Conshy” Bar Crawl will be held on October 1st.

Business News

Inc. magazine just release their annual list of the 5000 fastest growing companies in the United States.  There are six companies based in Conshohocken on the list and one from West Conshohocken.  The Conshy-based companies are Empathy Lab (1411), Penn Fleet Corp. (2909), Hanover Fire & Casualty Insurance (4169), Pediatric Therapeutic Service (4339), TargetX (4349) and Saladworks (4667).  The lone company from West Conshy, The Judge Group, ranked 4556.

Last week there was an article saying that NuPathe, a Conshy company that is developing a patch for migraines, were waiting on approval from the FDA to hire 100 people.  This week, the FDA did not approve it and their stock took a hit. has created a Business Group on LinkedIN. If you would like to join, follow the link and request to be a member. This group is geared towards business networking for people who live and/or work in Conshohocken and West Conshohocken. I would love to get more people and companies in the big buildings involved with the site and community.