News & Gossip – Week of 09/20/10

News & Gossip

One aspect of Conshohocken that isn’t promoted at all is its place in the rich history in the music culture of Philadelphia.  Everyone from Bob Dylan to Teddy Pendergrass to Kriss Kross have recorded at Studio 4, which is below The Great American Pub on Fayette Street.  The Hooters’ Rob Hyman owns a recording studio in Conshohocken, Elm Street Studios, and has worked with artists such as Cyndi Lauper, Train and Joan Osbourne.  Chubby Checker has an office in Conshohocken and Collectable Records, a reissue label, is based in West Conshohocken.

Another Hooter, David Uosikkinen (pictured on drums above and to the far right in the group shot) has moved to West Conshy and created In the Pocket: Essential Songs of Philadelphia.  This project will be a series of sings and for the first song he is being joined by The Hooter’s Rob Hyman and Eric Brazilian, The A’s Richard Bush, Beru Revue’s Greg Davis and William Wittman.

The first song that will be available for download sometime in October or November will be “All My Mondays” by Philadelphia 80’s band, Youth Camp, which Uosikkinen was a member of. You can hear the original here.  For more details, they also have a Facebook Page.

The songs recorded will be available for download for 99 cents at (not up yet).  A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Settlement School, which serves more than 15,000 students each year without regards to age, race or financial circumstances.

Conshohocken Fire Chief Stephen Phipps was recognized for the ceremony he put together for FunFest in remembrance of 911.

There will be BBQ at this week’s Farmers Market.  More details coming tomorrow.

USA Swimming recognized Open Water athletes, Fran Crippen (Conshohocken, Pa.) and Eva Fabian (Keene, N.H.), as Male and Female Open Water Swimmer of the Year respectively. Crippen and Fabian each medaled at the 2010 FINA Open Water World Championships in July. Fabian won the world championship in the 5K while Crippen earned the bronze. has a new listing in West Conshohocken.  Check out the details here.

Events & Happenings

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

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

Edwards-Feeeman Nut Company, Ryah Yoga,, Totaro’s and are happy to announce that we are holding a Fall Festival on Saturday, October 2nd from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  The Fall Festival will be held at Freeman’s Corner (where Elm and Hector meet).  There will be pumpkin painting and scarecrow making contests, plus Totaro’s will be grilling, Whole Foods has donated beverages, Ty Smith will be playing guitar and we will have some fun games from Beanie Bounce.  For the Pumpkin Painting we will have everything on-site, but for the Scarecrow Making you need to bring a pair of old jeans and a long sleeved shirt (we will provide the twine, hay and head).  Tell us you are coming here!

Totaro’s will be holding an outdoor yard sale on September 26th from noon to 6:00 p.m.  A portion of the proceeds being donated to Wissahickon Hospice and a raffle will be held with all of its proceeds being donated.  Items for the raffle include gym passes, restaurant gift certificates, and a Bucci Jewelers gift certificate, among other prizes!  Happy Hour is from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and will include $2 domestic beer, $3 drafts, $5 well liquor and wine, and a half price bar menu!   Wissahickon Hospice provides care and compassion for patients and their families while battling severe, terminal illnesses in our area.

The Conshohocken  Art League is set to begin its 88th year of classes.  Learn more here.

Spamps is having TIP n BONES (Jeff Perlman and Jim McCoy) perform two acoustic happy hours in the outside Grotto area on September 23rd and 30th starting at approximately 6pm.  Learn more here.

Help Zach Attack Juvenile Diabetes.  Come help Zach raise money to fight Juvenile Diabetes. On Friday September 24 from 4:00 p.m. to 10:00pm, Zach will be working at Do Me A Flavor and will be raising money for this great cause. Live music, special no sugar added treats and lots of fun are in store for all.

Conshy Kids Baskets for Education, a benefit for Conshohocken Elementary, will be selling raffle tickets at the Farmers Market on the next two Fridays.  You can learn more here.

There is a Happy Hour tonight from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 pm. at the Great American Pub to benefit the Conshohocken Elementary PTO.  You can learn more here.

On Saturday, September 25th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Drug Enforcement Agency will be at the Conshohocken Police Station to collect any hazardous substances and unused and expired medications you may have in your home.

Conshohocken’s State Rep., Mike Gerber, will host a Town Hall at the Conshohocken Free Library on Sunday, September 25th beginning at 11:00 a.m.

On Saturday October 16th from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Conshohocken Police Department is holding a Shredding event.  Bring your sensitive documents for free shredding.  The Borough Police Station is located at 7th and Fayette.

The Londonbury and Daily Grind Fitness invite you to Happy Hour at Totaro’s from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 23rd.   Drink and food specials include $3 drafts, $2 domestic bottled beer, $5 glass house wines, $5 well drinks, $5 martinis with well liquor.  At 8:00 p.m. the premiere of Jerome and Christy Robinson’s episode of My First House on HGTV will air and everyone will be invited to watch.  See more details here.

StoneRose will be celebrating its one year anniversary on Sunday, October 3rd from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.   During the celebration they will unveil new menu items and their fall wine list.  They will have food and drink specials, including their famous short ribs, and will sample items off the new menu.  See more details here.

Mission Fitness is hosting “After Summer Detox” workshop presented by Christa Smedile, RD, LDN, a Holistic Health Counselor on Tuesday, September 28th, from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Christa will discuss how to lose weight and detoxify your body in a safe and healthy manner. Price is $15.00 per person and you can pay at the door.  RSVP by September 21st to Christa at 484-431-4173. Space is limited.

The Young Friends of Cradles to Crayons are hosting a Happy Hour at Guppy’s Good Times in Conshohocken Saturday, October 16th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  This is a great opportunity to learn more about C2C, meet other young professionals in the area and our new Conshy neighbors, and enjoy a few drinks.  They will have a raffle including a pair of Eagles tickets generously donated by Jeremy Bowers and Mike Sroka.  $30 at the door will cover all the beer and mixed drinks you can drink during the happy hour. Proceeds to benefit C2C.  To learn more click here.

Boccin’ 4 Boobies (B4B) is being held on October 2nd from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the Conshohocken Bocce Club. The Bocce Tournament is held to raise money for the Breast Cancer 3Day.   In addition to the tournament there is scrumptious food, a silent auction, raffles, music and drinks.

Maloney’s Pub has set their Grand Opening for October 16th from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  The event will be an outside tailgate and will feature a beer truck, wood smoked BBQ, live music, tailgate games, beer pong, flip cup and anything else you like to do during a tailgate!  Inside they will have five televisions showing the college games.  To learn more click here.

Jack and Brian Coll are hosting a History Night to benefit the Conshohocken Free Library on October 15th. The evening will include cocktails, dinner and a history program and slide show. The event will be held at ASTM headquarters in West Conshohocken. Tickets are $45.00.  For more info or to purchase tickets call Coll Custom Framing at (610) are very limited and can be bought here or the Library, and for those who can not get to either of those locations, The Tratorria Totaro will have tickets available as well. They are catering the event.

SS. Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church will celebrate its 97th Annual Italian Festival in honor of its patrons Saints Cosmas and Damian from Thursday September 23, 2010 through Sunday September 26, 2010. The activities will occur on the parish grounds, which are located at 5th Avenue and Maple Street, in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.  The annual festival is comprised of a three day Triduum as well as Block Party and Carnival from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. on Friday September 24th and Saturday September 25th culminating on Sunday, September 26th from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

SS. Cosmas and Damian Roman Catholic Church is also celebrating its 100th anniversary with a Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, October 23rd at 5:30 p.m. in the church hall.  You can eat in or take out.  The price is $9.00 in advance or $10.00 at the door.  Children under 12 are just $5.00.  Tickets will be available after masses held on October 9th and 16th.   The dinner includes bread, salad, spaghetti, meatballs, dessert, water and soda.