News & Gossip – Week of 12/27/10

News & Gossip

Carlos Melendez, the owner of Coyote Crossing, was on Bravo’s Millionaire Matchmaker.  He was matched with a caterer from New York and while they got along, it was not a love connection.  I tried to find the episode online to link to with no luck.  Since they replay cable shows over and over, its Season 4, Episode 9 and titled Cooking and Queening.

As you may have noticed, it snowed the day after Christmas.  Wasn’t nearly as bad as they made it out to be on the news, but it still created a hassle, but also good times.  There are some do’s and dont’s for when it snows.  Putting a trashcan in your freshly dug out spot is illegal (and really isn’t that why you moved out of the city?).

Scott Boulware of Conshohocken is starring as Pod in the Arden Theatre’s production of The Borrowers.  It runs through January 30th.

Former Conshohocken Police Chief Jim Dougherty has been named the Grand Marshall of the 2011 St. Patrick’s Day Parade which goes through Conshohocken.  The parade will be held on March 12th.

The wine vending machines, that were built by Conshohocken’s Simple Brands, that the state put in 30 grocery stores across Pennsylvania have become politicized.

Anthony Gabriele of Conshohocken was named the Times-Herald’s Citizen of the Week.

Conshohocken Borough Council passed a budget for 2011.

NBC10 was in Conshy for a story on Better Health Tanning & Nail Spa collecting toys for Christmas.

Did you know that three of the top 100 venture capitalists make their home in Conshohocken and West Conshohocken?

Foodie Events

Every Tuesday, Blackfish offers a four course dinner featuring a different ingredient. Lobster will be the featured ingredient on December 28th. Price is $45 per person. Call 610-397-0888 for more info.

On January 19th, the Spring Mill Cafe is having a Moroccan Feast in Marrakesh.  For menu and details click here.

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.

Find out what 11 bars and restaurants are doing for NYE at

Totaro’s is celebrating their 50th anniversary on New Year’s Eve. You can see all the details here.

Maloney’s is having a “no cover” New Year’s Eve. You can see all the details here.

On NYE Spamps is having dinner specials, Champagne drinks, fun favors and no cover.

Mark your calendars for Happy Hour on January 14th at Maloney’s Pub with The Other Side! The Other Side will be performing from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with a mix ranging from 311 and Sublime to Social D and Johnny Cash.

Celebrate the release of IN THE POCKET’s new single, “Open My Eyes ” with a big Philly jam by the city’s finest rotating band, ITP at
the World Cafe Live on January 25th
.  ITP was created by West Conshohocken’s David Uosikkinen, the drummer from the Hooters, and special guests will include Eric Bazilian (Hooters), Richard Bush, Greg Davis, Jeffrey Gaines, Rob Hyman (Hooters), Jeff Thomas, William Wittman and a few other surprises!

Local Democrats are getting together for breakfast at the Lincoln Fire Company on January 15th from 10:00 a.m. to noon. You are encouraged to bring canned goods to donate.

CaRu Entertainment and the Fight Vixens, the dance team for the Philadelphia Fight, will be hosting a pre-audition workshop at the Suburban Sports Training Center on Saturday, Jan. 15 from 3-6 p.m. and Sunday, Jan. 16 at 12-3 p.m. SSTC is located at 1032 Conshohocken Road, Conshohocken, PA, 19428.  Anyone interested in auditioning to be a part of the 2011 Vixens Dance Team or 2011 Junior Vixens are encouraged to attend. Dancers must be 10+ to participate. To register, email  The workshop will include sessions with top choreographers from NYC, insider tips on what the judges look for during auditions, one-on-one critiques and fitness tips for dancers.

For all you Penn State alum, The StoneRose is hosting the annual “It’s Almost Valentine’s Day” Happy Hour on February 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  For full details click here.

All Golden Tee fanatics…stay tuned for details on Flanigan’s Boathouse’s Golden Tee Tournament in January.

Ryah Yoga is holding a Detox Yoga Flow Workshop on January 22nd from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  For full details click here.

Real Estate

What should you consider when deciding to add an addition or moving?

Candy of the Week

Have you had your fill of holiday oriented treats? Edwards-Freeman has all the standard and retro candy you love.  Get a pound of Gummi Bears for $2.99!

Business News

A good story about Firstrust Bank, which is based in Conshohocken.

Conshohocken’s CardioNet Inc., a wireless medical technology company, announced last week that it had completed its acquisition of Biotel Inc., a Minnesota developer of medical devices and related software that wirelessly record heart functions.