News & Gossip – Week of 11/15/10

News & Gossip

Regarding the logo above….stay tuned for further details on New Year’s Eve in Conshohocken.

More than 50 people came out for Whitemarsh Boat Club‘s first-ever “Discover Rowing” day.  On a beautifully, warm fall day, they were able to put more than six boats on the water, each with an individual coach.  Whitmarsh Boat Club is the non-profit community rowing center at the Hines Rowing Center at 801 Washington Street.  The club currently has about 100 members and they offer lessons for both adult and junior members on an ongoing basis.  They are especially glad to welcome back to the sport individuals who rowed in high school or college. Those interested to find out more can contact them at  Special thanks to Mary Shaffer and The Outbound Station for providing coffee for the event.  Rumor is Mary got a chance to learn to row.

The late Fran Crippen of Conshohocken was inducted last week into Germantown Academy’s Athletic Hall of Fame.

Check out the video made by Daily Grind Fitness.

Local Rotary Clubs, including the Conshohocken-Whitemarsh club are offering college scholarships.

An update on local bridge work and when they are expected to open.

Specials Around Town

Lavenders Body Clinic is offering a Black Friday Special. Purchase a $100 (or more) gift card you will receive an additional $25 bonus. This offer is only available from November 26-28 and there is a three card per limit per customer.

Get a free oil change with your state inspection at Bowe’s Exxon at the intersection of North Lane and Butler Pike.

Candy of the Week

Planning a children’s party or mitzvah?  Want to have a candy bar?  Edwards-Freeman can provide you everything you need to create the perfect candy experience.

Help Wanted

Ryah Yoga is seeking for an enthusiastic, hard working, people person to help greet guests, book appointments and sell membership.  This is a paid position and requires eight hours per week, including one weekend per month. Employee will receive valuable knowledge about this field of work, develop strong interpersonal skills, and learn the ins and outs of a small, successful Best of Philly and Best of Main Line business.  Employee will also receive free classes and extensive discounts on all other personal services. To be considered send a cover letter, resume and three references to

Listing of the Week is offering a rental at 509 Ford Street in West Conshohocken.  The home has three bedrooms, patio, deck and off-street parking!  Hey, you can walk to Stella Blu, Gypsy and Baggataway!  For full details click here.

Foodie Events

Trattoria Totaro will be holding on of their famous Wild Game Nights on November 17th. You can view the menu here.  They only have a few tables left!

Blackfish will be hosting a guest chef dinner on Monday, November 29th. The guest chef will be Pierre Calmels from Bibou Byob and the dinner will consist of five courses for $75. For more details and to make a reservation contact Blackfish at 610-397-0888.

Chef Michele at Spring Mill Cafe will be having a Goose Cooking Demonstration and Dinner on November 17th. For full details and the menu click here.

Spamps is having a Wine Dinner on November 30th featuring five different courses paired with wines. For more details contact Spamps at (610) 825-4155.

Daily Specials

Wondering which bar or restaurant has your favorite beer or drink on special? Click here for the run down on specials around town.

8 East has introduced an All You Can Eat Crab Legs special on Monday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m for $21.99 and $4.00 Effen Vodka mixed drinks.

Events & Happenings

Want to know where you can hear live music, play quizzo or sing karaoke? Check out the Conshy Calendar by clicking the box above.

Spamps is having a beach party on Thursday, November 18th with Secret Service.

Londonbury and The Daily Grind are hosting a Happy Hour at The Stone Rose Restaurant on November 17th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be 1/2 price bottles of wine till 6:00 p.m., $4.00 craft specials, Heineken and Heineken Light. There will also be an opportunity to learn more about personal training and daily Boot Camps at Londonbury.

Meatball Wars is at Spamps on Monday, November 22nd…find out all the details here.

Guppy’s is celebrating its 5th Anniversary this Thursday evening starting at 9:00 p.m.  Bryen from Mr. Greengenes will be performing.  There will be Two Conshy Crushes for $5 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and Free Tacos, plus the usual Thursday specials of half price wings and $2.00 Bud Lights from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Maloney’s Pub is hosting a Black Friday Happy Hour from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on November 26th for all those who want to sneak away during the shopping madness.

The Philadelphia Fight Rugby League Club will be holding a Beef & Beer on December 4th at Maloney’s Pub to support their Spring 2011 Tour of England. Maloney’s Pub was named the “Official Clubhouse” of the Philadelphia Fight.

The Outbound Station is holding an Open Mic Night on Thursday, November 18th starting at 7:00 p.m. You are welcome to share your thoughts, poetry or music.

Guppy’s is also launching an Open Mic Night every Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. During the event Guppy’s is having $2.50 Coors Light drafts.

St. Mary’s Parish, at W. Maple & Elm, is holding a Christmas Bazaar on Sun, Nov 14th from noon to 7:00 p.m. There will be homemade Polish and American food, Games of Chance, live music and dancing, auctions and a visit from Santa (at 4:00 p.m.)

Business News

Argon Medical Devices announced that it has entered into a definitive licensing agreement with Conshohocken’s Rex Medical for exclusive rights to market and distribute the UltraStream chronic dialysis catheter ™ on a global basis. UltraStreamis designed to provide long-term vascular access to patients receiving dialysis treatments.

Conshohocken’s Monetate, a vendor of choice for testing, targeting, and personalization for eCommerce websites, announced publication of its latest whitepaper: “4 Winning Strategies for Online Retailers.”

VCopious appointed Rahul Rankavat as the Conshohocken company’s first director of software development. He previously was principal engineering manager at Microsoft Corp.