News & Gossip – Week of 08/9/2010

News & Gossip

Phillies legendary third baseman Mike Schmidt was in Conshohocken on Saturday to do a photo shoot at the Londonbury.  Schmidt is promoting the availability of short term and long term furnished units. You can see photos in the Conshy Gallery.  Pictured above with Schmidt are Dan and Andrew from Totaro’s, which provided lunch.

NBC10’s Jillian Mele (pictured left) was in Conshohocken on Monday doing a story on the “I Summer in Conshy” tee shirt craze.  Shoot locations included the Conshohocken Bocce Club, Lavenders, Spamps and 8th and Fayette between StoneRose and Pasta Via.  You can see the story here.  And if that wasn’t enough, there was also a story behind the “I Summer in Conshy” tee shirts in the Times Herald.

Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches is opening today at 11:00 a.m.! You can visit them at the corner of Fayette and First, order online by clicking here or by calling 610-828-4400. They offer super fast delivery and will deliver just one sandwich (no huge minimum). Hours are Sunday through Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to… 9:00 p.m. and 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. on Friday and Saturday.

To all business owners…Schuylkill River Trail Council is holding a conference titled Creating a Business Vision for Trail Town Communities. This conference will be held in Pottstown on September 23rd. The one-day conference will focus on the potential within trail communities to connect to the trail and use it to drive economic and social change. Cost is $25 per person including pre-conference refreshments for early birds and a buffet lunch.  All the details are here.  When you see things like this and this or just go sit and watch the trail on a Saturday or Sunday you can see the current and potential impact.

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.

7th Heaven is the largest seller of Patron in all of Montgomery County.

The Radnor High School (RHS) Class of 1985 will hold its 25th reunion at the Great American Pub in Conshohocken, Saturday, Sept. 25 from 8 to 11:30 p.m. The event is expected to draw more than 200 patrons to Conshohocken and will be held in The Pub’s Valley Top Ballroom and will include an open bar, food and dancing. If you are a member of the class the cost is $70/per person if booked before Sept. 1. Tickets will be $80 person after Sept. 1 and $85 at the door. A block of rooms has been reserved for the class at the Philadelphia Marriott West in West Conshohocken. Alumni should call the hotel directly at 610-941-5600 to reserve a room. Discounted rooms are available until Aug. 24 and space is limited.  The reunion has a Facebook page here.

Senate Minority Jim Boehner (R) will be in Conshy this Thursday to stump for Jim Gerlach (R) who currently represents Conshohocken’s Ward 1 in Congress.  He is seeking re-election.

Jane White, an enthusiastic festivalgoer and camper from Conshohocken was interviewed for an article about camping.

Conshy Gallery

Events & Happenings

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

Did you know that Stella Blu offers delivery for lunch?  You can check out their menu here.

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

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

Londonbury is hosting a Happy Hour at Totaro’s this Wednesday from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  There will be live music from Ty Smith, a half price bar menu, $3.00 drafts, $2.00 domestic bottled beer, $5 glasses of house wine and other specials.

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.

Ikea is having a bunch of free events for kids through the end of August.

Guppy’s in Conshohocken is hosting Save Second Base’s 3-Day Campaign on Monday, August 16th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Guppy’s will be donating 50% of all food and drink sales during the event.  Check out all the details here.

Do Me A Flavor is participating in an Ice Cream Fundraiser for Susan G. Komen’s Teens for the Cure-Tickled Pink.  The event will take place on August 18th from noon to 10:00 p.m. with proceeds going to the help raise awareness among teens for breast cancer.

All of the remaining dates for Conshy Rocks have been canceled.

Business News

Cake & Pictures has hired Kim Carlo as their Director of Publicity.

There is a mention of Conshohocken in a profile of Michael Rubin, who is the head of GSI Commerce.  One of his first businesses was a ski shop in Conshy.

A profile of Conicelli’s ability to sell cars online.

Conshohocken’s Saladworks, the nation’s first and largest fresh-tossed salad franchise concept, has named Jason D. Mattes as Vice President of Franchise Development.

The game you are playing on Facebook may just be financed by a company in West Conshohocken.

Laurence H. Lebowitz was named president and chief investment officer of the Investment Fund for Foundations, known as TIFF, in West Conshohocken, effective Sept. 16. Lebowitz was previously chairman and managing director of HBK Capital Management in Dallas. TIFF said it handles more them $8.5 billion for 750 U.S. charities.