News & Gossip – Week of July 26, 2010

On Saturday, July 31st from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Conshohocken will hold its first Farmers Market on a Saturday.  The Friday market will continue unchanged from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. every week.   This is part of an ongoing effort to determine when the market will be most successful and have the biggest impact on the community.  This season, Saturday markets will be held on the last Saturday of each month.  So if you were one of the 100 people that told me the market should be on Saturday, click here (if you are on Facebook) to tell me you plan to attend.

I know there are a lot of questions about the market (why on Friday? Where is the BBQ guy?  Why aren’t there more vendors?, etc).  All of these things are worked on a weekly basis, by a small group that includes me.

News & Gossip

The Philadelphia Fight, the rugby team that plays in Conshohocken, won a charity match for ALS.  Photo above courtesy of Marvin Dangerfield Photography.

Lock your car doors.

HELP WANTED – Learn more about what it takes to be part of the green scene and give back to your community.  Using the latest technology, the Conshohocken Shade Tree Commission will be launching an effort to assess and inventory the street trees within the borough and WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Volunteers are needed for time slots on the following dates: September 18 & 19; 25 & 26.  Lunch will be provided.  For more information, contact

Conshohocken’s Henry Racich is launching “The Boxing Show” on ESPN Radio 950am in late august. The show will broadcast live from Totaro’s and will cover boxing in the tri-state area.   Co-hosting the show will be Joe Krause who does WMGK’s Eagles pregame show and use to do the radio show for the Philadelphia Soul from Totaro’s.  Racich is also the owner/coach of the Conshohocken Steelers, which opened its season last week with a loss against Lehigh Valley.  You can see their full schedule here.

This Wednesday night Do Me A Flavor will be donating a portions of its sales to help several children go to the AAU Junior Olympics which begin this Friday. Apparently several athletes are unable to afford the event and this will help allow them to participate.

Steve Lyons, a longtime stalwart at the Boathouse, is now at Pepperoncini.

Edwards-Freeman now has Cappuccino Peanut Butter.  A one pound jar is $4.25. 

The Times Herald recently announced the results of their annual “Best of Montco Contest“; and for the third straight year, Conshohocken Physical Therapy has been voted the Best PT Practice in Montgomery County, Pa.  “We take great pride in providing a high level of care and giving our patients the time and attention they deserve.  It’s encouraging to be making a difference and being named the best in the county” said owner and therapist Dr. Desirea D. Caucci.

Flocco’s was the only other Conshohocken business named in the Best of Montco.  They were recognized for Best Men’s Formal Wear.

The Yoga of Cooking.

8 East and Maloney’s Pub are both hiring.  Email for Maloney’s Pub and for 8 East.

New in the Conshy Gallery

Rib Fest at the Casmar

Events & Happenings

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

There have been a few changes tot he Daily Special Board.  Spamps has changed their Friday Happy Hour to a late night Happy Hour from 9:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. featuring $2.00 Miller Lite bottles.

Trattoria Totaro is offering complimentary home made sangria for dinner guests Monday through Friday.

M Bar has $3.00 Stella drafts on Thursdays.

Check-out the Conshy Calendar to find our where you can see live music, play Quizzo, or attend other special events.

Trattoria Totaro is holding a Seafood and Beer Night on Thursday, July 29th featuring four courses full of fish and seafood, with beer poured for each course.

The Colonial Democrats are having a summer BBQ on July 29th at the CBC.

Local photographer Mike Hirata is holding a nature show and sale at Totaro’s on August 6th from 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Team Made in the Shade is having a fundraiser at Guppy’s on August 6th from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.  The team is participating in the Livestrong Challenge and are running and walking to show their support for families living with cancer, cancer research and to bring awareness to Melanoma.

Robin Gupta, the owner of Guppy’s, is biking 80 miles to support the Deb Pieri Angel Foundation.  He is holding a fundraiser at Guppy’s on July 31st from 8:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

The Plymouth Fire Co. is sponsoring a blood drive on Saturday, July 31st from 8:30 a.m. to 2;30 p.m.  The Plymouth Fire Company is located at 1323 Colwell Lane in Conshohocken.

Guppy’s is hosting an event for Save Second Base’s 3-Day Campaign. on Monday, August 16th from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Guppy’s is going to donate 50% of all food and drink sales to the team.

Does your dog need a cool place to run and play over the summer? The Positive Pooch offers a Thursday Night play date every week at 7:00 p.m.

The next date for Conshy Rocks at Totaro’s will be July 31th and Rick Allen and the Upsetters will be performing.

Business New

Stephen Cohn, co-president of Sage Financial Group in West Conshohocken, was interviewed regarding teaching kids to start saving early.

Conshohocken-based Preferred Unlimited and Trenton-based SunPower Corp. want to build a solar farm at the Phillipsburg Commerce Park.

Conshohocken based NuPathe has set the terms for its IPO.