News & Gossip – Week of 09/14/09


Jen Ketz of Conshohocken appeared on a reality dating show on SOAPnet.  Here is her profile on the show’s site.  It appears she dated Mr. Clean.

I often thought the sign blaring NAILS on the corner of Fayette and 1st Avenue was an eyesore.  Last week I was surprised to see the nail saloon had closed and there was the customary newspaper covering the windows. Word on the street is that the nail saloon’s lease wasn’t renewed and a national sandwich chain is close to securing the spot.

Conshohocken is gearing up for the election of a new mayor and three council seats.  The election is November 3, 2009.  Here are the candidates:

  • Mayor – Marty Eckert (D) vs. William G. “Bill” Pierce (R)
  • Ward 2 – John M. Mscisz (R) vs. James Ike Griffin (D) (Incumbent)
  • Ward 4 – Carolyn Maye (R) vs. Sandra Caterbone (D) (Incumbent)
  • Ward 6 – Karen Schlaffer Tutino (D) vs. Robert C. Stokley (R) Incumbent

Blackfish BYOB in Conshohocken introduced Chip Roman’s Brunch on Sunday, September 13th. Brunch will be served from 10am – 2pm. Sunday dinner service will be offered from 5pm – 9pm. In addition, Chip Roman’s Chef Tastings will resume every Tuesday beginning September 15th, and lunch will now be served Tuesday through Friday. The tastings were profiled at

The 17th Annual Conshohocken FunFest will be held on Saturday 19, 2009 from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm. FunFest will be held at Conshohocken’s “A” Field at East 11th Avenue and Harry Streets in Conshohocken.  In addition to activities for the kids, there is a race, beer garden, food and music.

Pizza Special – Buy one get one a second pie at half off every Friday at Pasta Via.

April Smith of Conshohocken has an entry in the Fringe Festival.  Here is how to check out Discordia.

The race to represent Conshohocken in Congress becomes more clear.

Conshohocken has a new Chief of Police.

SSG Capital Advisors L.P. of West Conshohocken, was solvent enough that five partners were able to buy the firm from owner PNC Financial Services Group, with financing from a local lender.

Conshohocken’s Saxbys Coffee explains reason behind bankruptcy.

Conshohocken security firm Allied Barton is having trouble at the Art Museum.

Federal stimulus money is being used for construction on 476.

Jason O’Donnell, a financial analyst who tracks banking for Boenning & Scattergood in West Conshohocken was quoted in a story in the Pittsburgh Business Journal.