News & Gossip – Week of 11/29/10

News & Gossip

Join and the Philadelphia Nightlife Society for Countdown Conshohocken on New Year’s Eve!  Countdown Conshohocken will market Conshohocken and West Conshohocken as a NYE destination to the Philadelphia market and encourage locals to stay in Conshy to celebrate!  Since there will be a variety of venues participating, there will be something for everyone.  Which bars and restaurants are participating and what are the deals?  Stay tuned.  We hope to make the site live sometime Friday.

Peter Dissin of Isabella, the new restaurant on Elm, was interviewed on FOX29.  Click here to see the interview.

Conshohocken’s Melissa Daddona was the editor for the recently released Main Liners: The Blue Fahua, by Barbara K. Clement.  Released by Kay Square Press, a Philadelphia area publishing company dedicated to finding local authors and giving them a voice to reach a broader audience. This novel is the second in Clement’s Main Line mystery series. For more information, click here.  The book can be purchased on for $20.95.

John DiTeodoro, Jr., aka Johnny Dee of Britny Fox and Conshohocken native son, was recently interviewed on

One last wrap-up of the Meatball Wars.

Who collected more than 100 boxes of stuffing to donate to families for Thanksgiving?

Santa made an appearance at Borough Hall at 8th and Fayette this past Friday night and kids were lined up out the door.  A couple hundred people showed up to enjoy refreshments, a tree lighting and the chance to sit on Santa’s lap.

Who made four trips to her car by 9:00 a.m. while shopping on Black Friday?

8 East has branded its upstairs Elevation and have a DJ playing dance music after the dinner hours on Friday and Saturday nights.

Anthony Labrusciano Contracting of Conshohocken helped put a free roof on a house for a World War II veteran.

The wine kiosks made by Simple Brands of Conshohocken may be short lived if state stores are privatized.

The owners of Conshohocken’s Great American Pub, the Hemsher family, are opening a new location at Willistown at the location formerly housing Casey’s Dugout Saloon, at the intersection of Route 30 and King Road.

Plymouth Whitemarsh High School students and Conshy locals Gryphin Kelly and Colin Joka have signed National Letters of Intent to play Division 1 lacrosse.  Kelly will be playing at Hobart College and Joka at Marist College.  Before playing at the high school level, both played for the Conshy Bulldogs.

The Positive Pooch has gift certificates available for new puppy classes in January and for the puppy play date.  Puppy classes are a great gift for a new puppy owner.

Christmas Trees

Henry Racich is selling Christmas Trees to raise money for the Fellowship House.  Trees start at $25.00.  You can purchase the trees at 6th and Fayette until 9:00 p.m. daily.

The Lincoln Fire Company is also selling trees….

Real Estate

Want to see what homes sold for over the last 30 days in Conshohocken? compiled a breakdown for you.  The price listed is the price the home sold for.

Candy of the Week

Edwards Freeman has 1 lb and 5 lb bags of Merkens wafers (milk, dark and white) for $3.99 per pound.

Foodie Events

The Spring Mill Cafe and The Wine Merchant are joining together to bring you a Loire Valley Wine Tasting Dinner on Wednesday, December 8th. The cafe’s roots are in the Loire Valley and this is where they get their love of hearty country fare. For the full menu click here.

Every Tuesday, Blackfish offers a four course dinner featuring a different ingredient.  In December the ingredients featured will be beef (12/7), king crab (12/14), fois gras (12/21) and lobster (12/28).  Price is $45 per person.  Call 610-397-0888 for more info. 

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.

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.

Events & Happenings

Philadelphia singer/songwriter Mary Scholz is having her CD release Party at Londonbury at Millennium on Friday, December 10th from 8:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Tonight at Guppy’s Good Times, bring 15 or more non-perishable food items or donate $15 or more to Philabundance and get a two hour open bar with Christmas music mixed in.  All food and money will be dropped off to Preston & Steve’s Camp Out For Hunger.

Tis the Season, a holiday jazz trio, will be performing two shows each day on December 16 and 17 at Spamps.  The lunch show will be from noon to 2:00 p.m. and the dinner show will be from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation is hosting a Montco Young Professionals Group Holiday Mixer on Wednesday, Dec. 8 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Great American Pub.

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.

Local For Global, a project created by Ryah Yoga’s Maura Manzo aimed at connecting local communities to global cause, is hosting a Happy Hour on December 4th at Guppy’s and it will include two hours of specials, raffles and 50/50 and all to support a good cause.

Suburban Sports Training Center’s is having a free FUNdamental Soccer Open House on Saturday, December 18th for ages 18 months to eight years old. For complete details click here.

The 63rd Annual Children’s Christmas Party and the 31st Annual Senior Dinner willl be held on Saturday, December 11th, and hosted by the Rec Council volunteers. The Children’s Party starts at 12:30 p.m. and the Senior Dinner starts at 2:30 p.m. Both events are held at the George Clay Fire Hall. The children’s event is open to resident children and grandchildren 12 years old and younger. Tickets are free for Children’s party and must be picked up by December 5th from Rec members: Kathy Schermerhorn, Karen Hodges, or Pat Zapien. The Senior Dinner is open to residents and former residents, 55 years and up. Please call Florence by December 5th to make your reservations. Admission to both events (if you are able) is a non-perishable food item, or a foil, paper, or plastic product. Volunteers are needed to help decorate the Fire House on Friday, Dec 3rd after 4:00 p.m.

Business News

Kevin Labick, CEO of Empathy Lab LLC., headquartered in Conshohocken, Pa. was part of an article discussing preparing for a job interview.