Conshy News & Gossip – Week of 10/17/11

News & Gossip

A truck was stuck on the train tracks today for two hours and according to FOX29’s website eyewitnesses said a train almost it.  Thank to Tara P. for the photo.

Conshy native Claire Crippen participated in Coach for College, a summer program in Vietnam that combined two of her greatest passions – education and sports.

This philistine did not enjoy his or her time in Conshy!

Baggataway is looking into expanding their tap system.

Stay tuned for sewer rates being lowered….details coming soon.

Stay tuned for details on Cross Fit Conshohocken targeted to open in November.

There was a sad post on Facebook recently from the Conshohocken VFW 1074 Post regarding their struggle with membership.  The post read:

“We (Conshohocken VFW 1074 Post) are again facing another challenge as far as filling officer positions. So much so, that at the monthly meeting this past Saturday we discussed evaluating whether to disband the post this coming March if membership and meeting attendance doesn’t improve. We really hope to try and avoid closing an organization that has been part of Conshohocken for over 75 years. If you know anyone who is eligible for membership and has time to get involved have them stop at the post or contact one of the post officers.”

Stay tuned for details on the re-opening of The StoneRose.

I’m Sergio, a salon for men, is opening tomorrow (Thursday).  They are located on Fayette between Jimmy John’s and the Boathouse.

What You May Have Missed

Links to the stories that we recently published….

Candy of the Week!

Are you a baker?  Edwards-Freeman Nut Company has everything you need to create fantastic baked goods, including this Organic Madagascar Vanilla.

Real Estate

Find out what the critical questions a first time home buyer should ask are courtesy of

Mike Sroka’s team has taken over the new construction at the Grande in Conshohocklen.  Close out prices start at 150K, Brand new! For more details contact Mike Sroka at (484) 531-5844.

Foodie Events

Every Tuesday, Blackfish offers a four course dinner featuring a different ingredient. You can see the upcoming featured ingredients here. Price is $45 per person. Call 610-397-0888 for more info.

Events, Happenings & Specials

The new Continental Bank at 6th and Fayette is holding a Grand Opening Celebration on October 22nd from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. The event will feature pumpkin decorating, music, a clown, face painting, food and more.

8 East is celebrating their year anniversary with a week long celebration from October 23rd through 30th. They have all kinds of specials, events and a costume contest. Check out all the details here.

Guppy’s has Mean Tangerine, a Canadian band, playing on November 2nd and Bryen from MRGG performing on November 3rd.  To see Guppy’s full entertainment schedule click here

Gypsy Saloon is offering a hauntingly good time on October 28th from 10:00 p.m. 2:00 a.m. as they celebrate Halloween! There will be yummy goodies, drink specials and prizes for best costumes!

The Lincoln Volunteer Fire Company is holding a fundraiser at Wendy’s on Ridge Pike on Thursday, October 20th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.  So go have dinner at Wendy’s and support your volunteer firefighters.

On Saturday, October 29th from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. the West Conshohocken Police Department will be at the West Conshohocken Borough Hall to assist people who want to dispose of unwanted and unused prescription drugs. Borough Hall is located at 112 Ford Street.

West Conshohocken is having a Halloween Parade on October 28th at 6:00 p.m. Judging will take place starting at 6:00 p.m. at the West Conshohocken Police Department and at 7:00 p.m. all the Ghosts, Goblins, Princesses, Super Heroes & other Creative Creatures will Parade down to the George Clay Fire Company Hall on Ford Street for Refreshments, Dancing & Award Presentations.

SS. Cosmas and Damian are having a 100th Anniversary Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser on Saturday, October 29th in the church hall.  It is eat in or take out.  The price is $9.00 in advance (available after mass) or $10.00 at the door.  Children under 12 are $5.  The dinner includes spaghetti, meatballs, bread, salad, dessert and water/soda.

SS. Cosmas and Damian Church is also hosting a Night at the Races on Saturday, November 5th in the church hall.  The betting windows open at 7:15 p.m. and the post time is 7:30 p.m.  Admission is $15.00 in advance or $18.00 at the door and includes food, beer, soda, etc.  Buy and name your own horse for $15.00 and receive one free admission.  Owner of winning horse receives $50.00.  Tickets and Horse Sheets are available after all the masses or at the rectory. You must be 21 years or older to attend.

Business News

InfoStretch Corporation, a leading provider of Mobile and QA services and solutions has extended its presence in the east coast by opening a new office in Conshohocken.  This office has been established to better serve the company’s growing client base throughout the US east coast. The new office is being headed by Shalin Shah, Vice President of InfoStretch. has created a Business Group on LinkedIN. If you would like to join, follow the link and request to be a member. This group is geared towards business networking for people who live and/or work in Conshohocken and West Conshohocken. I would love to get more people and companies in the big buildings involved with the site and community.