News & Gossip – Week of 5/31/10

Events & Happenings

Click our Daily Specials Board to see all the specials around town.

Check-out the Conshy Calendar to find our where you can see live music, play Quizzo, or attend other special events.  Spamps is launching Quizzo next Monday with Big Mike!

Most of the menus are up for Restaurant Week presented by Londonbury at Millennium. Click here to see the participating restaurants and click their logos to see what they are offering.

Londonbury at Millennium is hosting a Preview Party for Restaurant Week on Wednesday, June 9th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The event will include samples from the menus from the participating restaurants, a dj and yes the pool will be open. To RSVP click here.

“Conshy Rocks” is Conshohocken’s 2010 Outdoor Summer Concert Series outside at Totaro’s! Every other weekend this summer come sit outside and listen to some great local music. There will be food and drink specials during every show, beer tubs, & DJ’s in between sets. It’s a fun and friendly atmosphere for all ages. Sponsored by the GCMPA (The Greater Conshohocken Merchants and Professionals Association). Logos, Design, and Concept furnished by Knucklehead Productions™, LLC.
Bands include JD Clark, Little Red Rooster, Lenny G and the Soul Senders, Rick Allen & the Upsetters, BC Combo (Bev Conklin), Neon Reign, and more.  For schedule and how to get tickets, click here.

Tonight, Tuesday the 1st) there is a happy hour, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at Pepperoncini to benefit the Fellowship House.  For details click here.

There is a Night at the Races to benefit the Soapbox Derby this friday.  For details click here.

On June 12th there is a Pig Roast to raise money for the Conshy Fireworks.  For details click here.

The Fellowship House is holding “Summer Splash” on Wednesday, June 9th.  For details click here.

News & Gossip

Conshohocken soldier, Daniel Cianci, welcomed back from Iraq with parade.

Conshohocken Restaurant Week presented by Londonbury at Millennium was featured on’s “The Insider.”

Restaurant Week also received covered on Zagat.

Totaro’s was picked as one of the best places to watch the Stanley Cup.

Theresa’s in West Conshy profiled in the Chestnut Hill Local.

Michelle from Conshohocken’s Better Health Spa attend Union Trust’s anniversary party. (4th photo down)

There was a Memorial Day service at the VFW at 5th and Wells on Monday.  To see all the photos click here.

Some guy came to Conshy for drinks on Monday.

A former sous chef at Blackfish is now the new chef at Dettera in Ambler.

There is a major scandal brewing in Washington DC and our own Congressman, Joe Sestak, is right in the middle of it, however, it appears he did nothing wrong.  It seems President Obama wanted to talk Conshohocken’s Congressman out of running in the Democratic Primary for Senate against Arlen Specter (D).  The White House released a statement last week that said Obama’s Chief of Staff, Rahm Emmanuel, called former President Bill Clinton and asked him to give Sestak a call and talk him out of the race and offer him a position in the administration in return for not challenging Specter.  Sestak refused and then mentioned the offer during an interview.  Interfering with an election is against the law and thus there are calls for an independent investigation which the White House has thus far refused.

Conshohocken resident interviewed for a “Down the Shore” story on

Whitemarsh holds an open forum to discuss the development of riverfront property, which would provide for public access.

You may have noticed the new police SUV around town.  What makes it stand out is that it is a return to the traditional black and white motif.  It is hoped that the return to traditional colors will enhance the fabric and safety of the community.

The annual Soap Box Derby is going to be held on July 4th.  The cars are currently being prepared with alot of the work being done by Fire Chief Stephen Phipps.  Above are a few of the cars, finished and unfinished.  Last year, Kyle Cassidy (pitched left) won the Masters Division and his sister, Megan (pictured right) hopes to claim the crown this year in her pink zebra print car.

This week’s Candy of the Week from Edwards Freeman is Milk Vanilla Buttercreams.  Stop in and  pick some up!

Some guy working out in Conshy by hitting a tire with a John Henry hammer and throwing a keg around.

Business News

West Conshohocken’s US Suppy celebrates 60 years.

Decision Strategies International Inc., a management-consulting firm based in Conshohocken, Pa., said Wednesday it has appointed Steve Krupp CEO.