News & Gossip – Week of 09/27/10

News & Gossip

Yes, that was a ferris wheel rising above West 5th Avenue over the weekend.  The carnival was part of The Feast held by SS Cosmas and Damian.  Here is a story previewing the event.

Election day is approaching.  If you live in the zip code 19428, you could be represented by one of three people in Congress (can you believe that).  So here it goes….In the 1st Ward of Conshohocken, the race is between incumbent Jim Gerlach (R) and Manan Trivedi (D).  Basically if you live over near Guppy’s, you are in the 1st Ward.  If you live in West Conshohocken and any other part of the Borough of Conshohocken the race is between Bryan Lentz (D) and Pat Meehan (R).  The incumbent, Pat Sestak (D), is running for the Senate.  So now, if you have a Conshohocken address, but live in Whitemarsh or Plymouth Townships, running to represent you in Congress are incumbent Allyson Schwartz (D) and Dee Adcock (R).  Here is a story from the Wall Street Journal that covers a town hall meeting held in Conshohocken over the summer.

Christy and Jerome Robinson, who both work in Conshohocken, were on HGTV’s My First Place last week.  They looked at a bunch of homes in the area and bought in Lafayette Hill.  Together they own Daily Grind Fitness and she is also a financial planner with Ameriprise. There was a viewing party at Totaro’s last Thursday night.  I can’t find any video of the show yet, I will post when it becomes available.

Above is a preview of the first  recording session for In the Pocket: Essential Songs of Philadelphia, that took place in Conshohocken.

BBQ is back at the Conshohocken Farmers Market, which is open every Friday from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

In addition to fresh fruits and vegetables, the market has a variety of fall plants and pumpkins of all sizes.

People in West Conshohocken want you to stop watching so much porn.

Members of the Americans of Italian Heritage Club gathered at Conshohocken Italian Bakery for a tasting preview of this year’s featured signature dish, gnocchi.

The latest edition of Pennsylvania’s $4 billion capital budget appropriations bill contains more than $200 million for improvements at SEPTA’s Conshohocken, Croydon, Glenside, Jenkintown, Levittown, Paoli, 69th Street, and Villanova stations, and to buy new buses and other equipment.
Candy of the Week
Edwards-Freeman Nut Company’s Candy of the Week is Asher’s Dark and Milk Chocolate Molasses Pops.  Just $2.99 per.
The Philadelphia Fight rugby club have named Maloney’s at the Old Mansion House as their new clubhouse.

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.

Maloney’s will have Tim Buchanan performing live on Thursday night from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  No Cover.

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!

Londonbury at Millennium presents an outdoor theater production of Romeo & Juliet on September 30, October 1 and October 2nd.  All shows will be at 7:30 p.m.  Tickets are $20.  To reserve your tickets email  Learn more here.

Guppy’s is hosting Drink Up at Gups to Save the Cups on Saturday, October 2nd from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  $35 gets you all you can eat and drink for two hours  Benefits Team Save Second Base, which is raising money for Susan G. Komen 3-Day.

Spamps is having TIP n BONES (Jeff Perlman and Jim McCoy) perform an acoustic happy hour this week on Thursday, however, due to the threat of rain, it has been moved inside and will start at 8:00 p.m.  Learn more here.

Free fitness assessments are being offered by Dr. Desirea D. Caucci, PT, DPT of Conshohocken Physical Therapy in on Friday, October 8 from 9:00 a.m. until 12 p.m., to celebrate National Physical Therapy Month.  Participants must call and schedule an appointment (610-828-7595).  She will evaluate participants’ blood pressure, strength, balance, body composition, flexibility, and posture.

Lavender’s Body Care Clinic is having a Happy Hour at Maloney’s at the Old Mansion House on October 2nd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  You are invited to attend with friends and meet their newest staff members. There will be free domestic drafts and food the first hour and then $2.50 domestics, $3.50 Imports and well drinks until 8:00 p.m.  There will also be giveaways.  Learn more here.

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

Looking for love?  Spamps is hosting Speed Dating on October 7th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  Learn more 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.

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.

Pepperoncini is hosting their third annual Columbus Day Party Pig Roast on October 10th. The event will be an all day open house starting at 2:00 p.m. and will include live music, including Frank Sinatra and The King of International Music, $3.50 Peroni’s, great wine specials, lasagna, chicken cacciatore, meatballs, hot sausage, brasciole and more.

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.

New in the Conshy Gallery

My First Place Premiere and Happy Hour at Totaro’s

The Feast Carnival

Tip and Bones at Spamps


Business News

RMH Image Group has formed a strategic partnership with AlphaGraphics Conshohocken, owned by Dan Wisniewski.  As part of this partnership, Wisniewski has joined RMH in the capacity of President.  Brad Hill, one of three partners at RMH is leaving to pursue other opportunities.  The other two founding partners, Warren Marchese and Brian Rhodenbaugh, will continue in their roles on the  management team,

West Conshohocken’s Packlate may just be Philly’s next big start-up.

Alternative Investment Partners (AIP), Morgan Stanley Investment Management’s fund of hedge funds (FoHF) division, has hired industry marketing veteran Wendy Perlstein.  Perlstein will start on October 4th as head of marketing for AIP, based in West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania.

Londonbury at Millennium is up for sale by O’Neill Properties.

ClearOne Advantage, a premier debt settlement company, has announced an acquisition agreement with privately held Yellow Brick of Conshohocken, a leader in debt negotiation.

Sam Decker, a recognized expert in eCommerce, has joined the board of Monetate in Conshohocken.