News & Gossip – Week of 11/8/10

News & Gossip

Meatball Wars made the news last week.  NBC10 spent the better part of the day filming a spot for their 6:00 p.m. newscast.  It also aired a few other times on subsequent newscasts.  Meatball Wars now includes The Outbound Station, Spamps/Spampinato’s, Lenny’s Deli, Trattoria Totaro, Stella Blu, Pepperoncini, Deli on 4th and Pasta Via.  At least $1 from the sale of each meatball sandwich goes to $100 for 100.  For details on the Finale click here.

Conshohocken-native Maddy Crippen, ran this past weekend’s NYC Marathon with her late brother in mind. Fran Crippen died at a swimming World Cup race in the United Arab Emirates last month. Maddy, a former Olympic swimmer, signed up for the marathon at the urging of her late brother. Fran ran it the last two years. Maddy finished in 4:06:19 and raised money for the USO in running her second marathon.

Teresa Crippen, who swims at the University of Florida, has been nominated for the 2010 Golden Goggles’ Breakout Performer of the Year.  The Golden Goggles is swimming’s Oscars.

There was a ketchup fight at the 401 Diner.

The Associated Builders and Contractors of Southeast Pennsylvania recognized Conshohocken-native Antoinette Coupe as their Woman of the Year.’s Michael Klein reports that lawyer F. Lee Bailey will join a fund-raiser for his friend Walter I. Hofman, who will run for reelection as Montgomery County coroner next year. It’s at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Spring Mill Firehouse, 1210 Hector St. in Conshohocken.

Tracy Michele Connelly, who stole more than 167,000 from the Conshohocken Sewer Authority, is headed to the big house.

There is a new group of rowers on the river in Conshohocken.

A review of Isabella.

A review of 8 East.

Some guy that is not “Joe” was lonely waiting for the train.

Conshohocken’s Melanie Nolan was part of Keystone College’s homecoming court.

Former West Conshohocken cop wins reelection to the PA State House.

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

Get ready for the Holiday Season early and order a gift basket filled with treats from Edwards-Freeman Nut Company.  Baskets start at $39.99 and up.  Customized gift baskets are available.

Foodie Events

Trattoria Totaro will be holding on of their famous Wild Game Nights on November 17th. You can view the menu here.

Totaro’s is having a Dulce Vida Tequila tasting on Friday, November 12th from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

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.

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.

Whitemarsh Boat Club is hosting an on-water “Discover Rowing” Day on November 14th. You can get more info here.

Tip & Bones will be back at Spamps on Thursday, November 11th from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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

This Sunday at Totaro’s there is a Sunday Funday from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to support Local for Global.  A $5 Cover/Donation at the door gets you in the door and there will be $2 domestic bottles, $3 drafts, $5 well drinks and wine, half price bar menu, live music with Ty Smith, a 50/50 and door prizes.

The Young Friends of Cradles to Crayons is having a Volunteer Night on Wednesday, November 10th from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. They are located in West Conshohocken.

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.

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.

This is a fundraiser for our team’s tour of England in the Spring 2011. We need to raise funds for travel and uniforms.

Tickets are $35 each and we will have Rolling Rock or Bud Light Drafts and soda, Beef and Pork sandwiches, potato and pasta salad, and cheese and roasted pepper trays.

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. (the first one is tonight).  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.)

The Lincoln Fire Company is also organizing a bus trip to the Showboat Casino on November 6th from 3:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. The cost is $30 and $25 will be awarded back in Showboat Slot Dollars. For more details contact Krista at (610) 564-3947.

The Fellowship House is hosting a Night at the Races fundraiser on November 6th from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. There will be food, refreshments and a raffle. $15.00 per person admission and Horse/ $10.00 Horse Only.

The Conshohocken/Plymouth – Whitemarsh Rotary will be having a Comedy Night on November 12th at the Barren Hill Fire Co. in Lafayette Hill . The show will begin at 7:30 and will be a BYOB with food. Tickets may be purchased on the Club website through Pay Pal or by calling 215-920-6798. The cost is $ 25 and proceeds are to benefit the Barren Hill Fire Co.

Business News

Conshohocken’s CardioNet entered into a definitive merger agreement to buy Biotel, Inc. for $11 million.
Apollo Health Street, a developer of world-class solutions that tackle healthcare’s toughest financial challenges, announced the addition of sales veteran James Hunter as vice president of university and integrated healthcare systems for the company.
Conshohocken’s Saladworks make inroads in Texas.