News/Gossip – Week of 1/4/10

While newsrooms at all of the local television stations are being scaled back, Conshohocken native Deanna Durante (not the person pictured above) has had her contract extended at NBC10.  She also doesn’t like to be pushed.  She is in the third story on the above video.

I had a great time at a NYE’s party in Conshy.  Thank you to Pasta Via for helping me with a last minute catering order so I had something to bring.  The chicken skewers were a big hit.

Sam Lit will be performing at Spamps every Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. beginning January 8th.  His show is a mix of oldies, dancing, singing, and comedy.

Blackfish was named one of two Best BYOB’s by the Main Course.  Their Bouillabaisse was named one of the 239 Best Dishes in Philadelphia by Philadelphia Magazine (on newstands now).

A grand marshal for the Conshohocken St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been named.

Widener University banned smoking entirely on its campus.  The student body president is from West Conshy.  What does she think?

Rehab blog regarding a house in Conshy.

Conshohocken developer behind the Marriott and Residence Inn investing in Coatesville.

Saladworks included in story how restaurant chains are motivating and empowering employees.

The PLCB is going to try to sell wine through vending machines at grocery stores.  The vending machines are going to be built in Conshy by Simple Brands, however, buying the wine sounds far from simple (sorry, I don’t usually editorialize, but I couldn’t resist).

According to the Facebook page of the Plymouth Meeting Mall, the Whole Foods will be opening January 12th.