News & Gossip – Week of 12/06/10

News & Gossip

There are two places to buy Christmas Trees in Conshy, one is at the Lincoln Fire Company (pictured above) and the second is at the Fellowship House (6th and Harry).  Yes, nice thumb!

As you may have learned Friday, Boccella’s closed and On the Roll is moving next door and expanding to be a cafe/coffee house.  The name of the new restaurant will be the Conshohocken Cafe.

Conshohocken native Jesse Malin is delivering a rock n roll Christmas.

Conshohocken Physical Therapy, Inc. and Blue Whale Web Solutions, Inc. announced today the release of a breakthrough Physical Therapy iPad application aimed at injury and pain prevention. The application, called “Motion Doctor”, is now available on the App Store for a $14.99 download.

The Borough of Conshohocken has formed a new volunteer commission to develop strategies and programs to retain existing businesses and attract new business. Made of business owners and professionals within the borough, the commission’s mission is to create an atmosphere that provides incentives and enhanced amenities to build a more robust business climate.  A Facebook page was also created.  Conshohocken’s DeFazio Communications distributed the press release.

Susan Lonker of Conshohocken survived being hit by a train a few months ago.

One of the original female members of the Union League owns a business in Conshohocken.

People in Bala think people in Conshy are laughing at them.

International swimming officials have rescheduled the 10-kilomenter Marathon Swimming World Cup as the FINA task force investigates the circumstances surrounding the death of open-water swimmer, and Conshohocken native, Fran Crippen.
Keep the doors locked….

Candy of the Week

The Candy of the Week is a Jelly Belly holiday box for $9.99.  If you need a holiday gift Edwards-Freeman has several gift basket options to choose from or you can get a custom one with all of your recipients favorite candies and nuts.

Real Estate

Here are the most recent listings in Conshohocken courtesy of

Foodie Events

Trattoria Totaro is offering the Feast of the Seven Fishes for dine-in and take-out.  You can see the dine-in menu here.

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  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.

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.  The evening prior, Londonbury is hosting Holiday Gifts & Poker Chips.

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 Young Friends of Cradles to Crayons is having a Volunteer Night on Wednesday, December 8th.

Mission Fitness is holding a Happy Hour at Maloney’s on December 16th.

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

West Conshohocken’s Monetate is expanding its staff by 20 through funding led by First Round Capital, also of West Conshohocken.

Conshohocken-based Ikea gave all their employees a free bike.

Sullivan, Cotter and Associates, Inc., a health care compensation and human resource management consulting firm, has announced the opening of its newest business location in Philadelphia. With offices in the major markets of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Detroit, New York, Parsippany, San Francisco and Westport, Philadelphia was a natural additional market for the nationally regarded compensation consulting firm. The new location is at 200 Barr Harbor Drive, Suite 400, West Conshohocken, PA 19428.