News/Gossip – Week of 03/01/2010

The Fourth Conshohocken AMBUCS Restaurant Rally benefiting the Conshohocken AMBUCS Special Athletic Programs will be held on Sunday, May 16, 2010 from 12:00 to 5:00 PM. Registration will be at the Great American Pub on Fayette Street in Conshohocken from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM.

The Restaurant Rally is like a shotgun golf tournament and groups rotate among the participating restaurants.  Participating restaurants include Baggataway Tavern, Casmar Café, Chiangmai, Coyote Crossing, Fayette Street Grille, Flanigan’s Boathouse, Great American Pub, Guppy’s Good Times, Gypsy Saloon, Spamps, The StoneRose, Pepperporcini, Tony & Joe’s, Totaro’s Restaurant and Trattoria Totaro.

Tickets are a $60 donation and you can get more information by calling Debbie Flocco at 610-828-6904 or 484-531-5829 or Flocco’s Discount Shoes at 610-828-5544.  Trattoria Totaro has won for the past two years.

Conshohocken resident Gary Balakoff, Jr. works for Bucks First Federal Credit Union, which won a contest to have a free commercial made.  He plays the female deer at the end of the spot.

The StoneRose Restaurant had a short profile in the Wine and Food section of Philadelphia Magazine.  You can see the profile on

Former Phillie Doug Glanville gives a shout out to Conshohocken in the New York Times.

If you make a dinner reservation at Totaro’s for St. Patrick’s Day and mention when you call you will receive 35% off the food portion of your bill.  (Dining room only, discount does not apply to alcohol).  Totaro’s is also offering all kinds of specials during March.  You can download their complete schedule on their website.

If you are looking for a venue to host a bachelorette or bachelor party, birthday party, anniversary or holiday party the Lounge and Game Room at M Bar are available  The Lounge fits up to 50 people and the Game Room up to 25 people comfortably. The great part is you can bring your own food or select from their appetizer list.

What was Laverne’s favorite drink on Laverne & Shirley?  If you answered Pepsi and Milk, you should play Quizzo tonight at the Boathouse starting at 9:00 p.m.

Tonight from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. there is a happy hour at Guppy’s to help raise money for the July 4th fireworks.

Want to relax with great food and a glass of wine?  Then visit Pepperoncini on Thursday nights for their unWINEd special offering $5 house wines and $10 off any bottle.

Need to pick up some Irish Potatoes or get ready for Easter?  Stop into Conshohocken’s Edwards-Freeman’s Nut Company and explore the largest selection of candy in the area.  They also make their own peanut butter, right here in Conshy.

Sleden Motors, which had been on Matsonford in West Conshy, has moved to the corner of Butler and North Lane in Conshohocken.

West Conshohocken’s ETF Venture has changed its name to SeventySix Capital.

A twentysomething idealist from the midwest has found rum and strong arms in Conshy.

Conshohocken gets state grant to upgrade its recycling program.

Some guy use to go to the McDonalds in Conshy with his dad.

West Conshy is infotainment capital?

The story behind the “Blue Route Cross.”

For West Conshy cop helped create law to help protect police officers.

Another story from West Conshy…A couple put in an elevator in their home.

Conshohocken native Jack Oppenheimer scores goals for Loyola in lacrosse.

Brain-Pad gets distribution for its sanitizer.