News & Gossip – Week of 4/19/10

Events  & Happenings

Click above to see all the great ongoing weekly specials.  Baggataway (completely updated), Stella Blu (Lobster Fest on Thursday and Friday) and Gypsy ( Tequila Thursdays) all recently changed some of their specials.

Click above to see our brand new Conshy Calendar with details on special events, live music, dj’s, sporting events, quizzo/trivia and more!  I will mention these events in this blog when they are announced and then once again just before the event, otherwise it will be in the calendar.

Saturday, April 24t is a very busy day in the 6th and 7th Boroughs:

The Conshy Kids Consignment Sale to benefit the Conshohocken Elementary School will be held on Saturday, April 24th from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Fellowship House.  If you are interested in being a cosignor click here or email  They also have a Facebook page.

An Oldies Night to benefit the Conshy Fireworks will be held on April 24th at the TK Club.  Spinning the oldies will be Sam Lit.

A “Bachelor Auction” is being held on Saturday, April 24th at Guppy’s Good Times.  Bachelors include (left to right) Brian and Butch from the StoneRose Whilemina model Anthony Romeo, Jim from Guppy’s and Marc from 610 WIP.  The event benefits Janie Carbo.  Full details here.

On Thursday, May 6th Gypsy Saloon will team up with Philadelphia’s own, Yards Brewing Company for a four-course beer dinner. The cost is $55 per person (plus tax & gratuity) with open seating. Menu pairings include mussels in Brawler beer, scallops with Saison saffron cream sauce and IPA marinated hanger steak. Yards Brewing Company will be on hand to talk with guests and answer any questions. Call 610.828.8494 for reservations.

News & Gossip’s spies spotted gold medalist Apolo Ohno getting a manicure at Better Health Tan & Nail Salon in Conshohocken on Monday.

A reader sent in a blurry photo of what was supposed to be Larry David at Spamps.  Next week he promises a photo of Big Foot on Rebel Hill.

It has been mentioned on this website before that the owner of Cafe Zesty was going to open a restaurant at 3rd and Elm (where the sign with the saxaphone hangs).  Various sources have told me that this is no longer the case and the building owner has secured a tenant that s going to open a Tapas style restaurant.

I have never spoken to the people behind 8 East, but several well informed people have told me that an opening is getting closer.  Yes I realize this contradicts what I was told in previous weeks.

Conshohocken’s Genuradi’s hosted the regional bagging competition for the chain on Monday. The winner moves to the state final in Harrisburg.  Representing the store locally was Johnathon Burton, who works at the Conshohocken Genuardi’s.

Colonial School District parents — GRANT MONEY AVAILABLE to help improve your child’s school!   The Colonial Foundation for Educational Innovation(CFEI) – a Pennsylvania-registered 501 (c) (3) educational improvement organizaton — is ready to accept your ideas for local school grant consideration.  Anyone in the municipalities of Plymouth, Whitemarsh and Conshohocken can write and submit a grant request proposal including students, teachers, community members, a collaboration, etc. for an innovative school program or initiative.  The Pre-Approval Form is due by May 6, 2010.  Your completed grant paperwork is due by May 13, 2010 for merit-based selection by the CFEI Board of Trustees.  To find the grant proposal guidelines and forms, please visit the Colonial Foundation landing page on the Colonial School District website at Questions?  Feel free to contact Carol Cohen, Chairwoman, CFEI Board of Trustees (and 4th Grade Teacher at Colonial Elem. School) at 610.941.0426 x 2202.

Edwards-Freeman’s candy of the week….Fruit Stripe Gum 1 pack. What a gum! Anyone form the 60’s will remember this classic favorite originally made by Beach Nut. This gum is so distinct! Striped with unique flavors! Wow!! This awesome gum has cool tattoos inside that kids of all ages will love them

Business News

A short history of the all-star basketball tournament that brings great players and formally coaches to Conshohocken.

Conshohocken-based Saxbys Coffee is the 10th fastest growing franchise in the country.

The International Kickboxing Federation, a leading sanctioning body, and the International Sport Combat Federation, the first and largest mixed martial arts sanctioning body for pro and amateur MMA, have selected Conshohocken-based Brain-Pad® as the official mouth guard for its members.

I have noticed that in a few stories how other municipalities mention how they want to mimic Conshohocken’s success.  Here is one from Lower Merion.  Here is one from Pottstown.

Conshohocken’s Hale steps up to PA Fire Commissioner’s Challenge to help reduce firefighter fatalities.

Dr. Richard Fitzgibbons, the director of Comprehensive Counseling Center in West Conshohocken, was quoted in a story about the Church abuse scandal.