News & Gossip – Week of 08/30/10

News & Gossip

The Philadelphia Fight hosted their rugby league’s Grand Final (national championship) this past Saturday in Conshohocken.  As I walked to the game, tons of cars parked around the stadium were from all over the country.  WIP’s and NBC10’s Howard Eskin showed up to cover the match and interview Phillies legend Mike Schmidt.  Channel 6 (ABC) and the Times-Herald were also there to cover the game and it was mentioned in the Daily News.  The match was to be broadcast worldwide via the Internet, but so many people from around the world tried to watch that the server crashed four times.  1,300 rugby enthusiasts and locals showed up to enjoy the game and the great weather.  It was really a great showing for the Fight and Conshohocken.  The Fight are currently bidding to hold the game again next year.

Both Mike Schmidt and Howard were summering in Conshy.

Maloney’s is opening on Wednesday, September 1st at 6:00 p.m. in the spot formally occupied by the Old Mansion House.  Maloney’s is being opened by the Maloney brothers that own Maloney’s in Bryn Mawr.  The Conshohocken location is going to be formally titled, “Maloney’s at the Old Mansion House.”  This week is a soft opening “Open Hour” initially with Grand Opening celebrations in the near future.  RSVP’ing is not necessary for the Wednesday night event, but you can do so here on Facebook.

If you are not sure where Maloney’s is located…drive down Elm heading towards Tee’s (the driving range/putt putt place).  It is on your right just before you get to Tee’s.

Keystone Pizza opened in West Conshohocken at 116 Ford Street.  They offer pizza, sandwiches, cheesesteaks, etc.  They have a dining room, plus you can order take-out or get delivery.  Their website is “coming soon.”

After a summer slumber, construction has resumed at El Limon on Fayette Street.

8 East is starting to come together inside.  They have announced a September 24th soft opening.  Keep you posted.

Pepperoncini celebrated their 5th anniversary on Saturday and Paul and Tommy decided to pick up Liam as a way to celebrate.

The Farmers Market was held this past Saturday.  Thank you to those that came out.

Jack Coll, of Coll Custom Framing, has written a new book about the history of Conshohocken and West Conshohocken.  He has written several other books about Conshohocken and the surrounding area.  You can pick all of his books up at his store at 324 Fayette Street.

A few months ago Cradles to Crayons moved his office and warehouse to West Conshohocken.  Cradles to Crayons provides, free of charge, children in need from birth to 12 in the Greater Philadelphia area the basic essentials they need. They also engage adults, teens and children in meaningful volunteer opportunities. Corporate and community volunteers host drives throughout the region to collect goods such as clothing, baby equipment and toys and then clean, sort and process all items in our centrally-located warehouse in West Conshohocken. They partner with a network of social service organizations to distribute donated items to children in need throughout the five-county Philadelphia regions so that all children can feel safe, valued and ready to learn.

Quay Vodka is new sipping vodka that you will find in a few of the bars and restaurants in Conshohocken and West Conshohocken.  Above is a video of Marlene from M Bar making a cocktail featuring Quay (pronounced – key).  Here is a link to Marcie from Spamps also making a cocktail.

The Philadelphia Inquirer did a story about the resurgence of bocce.  The Conshohocken Boccista Club was mentioned as part of the article.

A history of how Montgomery County was formed.

Rich Carrington of Conshohocken has been named the Head Coach for Lacrosse at Alvernia College.

This is for the girls that date guys who “don’t want you to hang out with your friends” or who look at your phone or computer to see who you have been communicating with.  Really…those guys are trouble and it can all end horribly wrong.

New to the Conshy Gallery

Saturday Farmers Market

Mike Schmidt, Londonbury, Pepperoncini and Rugby

Events & Happenings

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

Did you know Stella Blu delivers for lunch?  From 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. you can have lunch delivered right to your office or home.  You can check out the lunch menu here.  Stella Blu and Gypsy Saloon also offer on-site and off-site catering!

Special of the Week – M Bar offers $3.00 Stella’s all day on Thursday and $4.00 well martinis and cosmos.

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 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

Trecap Partners LLC, based in Conshohocken, PA and Naperville, IL-based Marquette Property Investments partnered to close on the 428-unit Lakes of Schaumburg apartment community in Illinois.