News & Gossip – Week of 08/22/11

News & Gossip

So Conshy was part of the Great East Coast Earthquake of 2011, but I guess it was more of a novelty then anything else.  I happened to be sitting on the beach when it occurred and totally felt it.  It was really surreal to be on the beach during an earthquake due to what happened a few months ago in Japan.  When it stopped, everyone just kind of look around at one another and then out to the ocean.  A few people left right away, but a vast majority continued on with their day.

The Borough recently plowed (is that the right word) the field that is going to be the Community Garden. This property is on East Elm Street right across from RYAH Yoga.

Some residents are planning a block party in the upper avenues.

A West Conshy resident got six months house arrest for participating in a fatal drag race.

West Conshohocken jeweler Hope Paige Designs is making medical jewelry stylish.

Montco will be spraying for mosquitos in parts of Conshohocken and Whitemarsh on August 24th from 8:15 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.  If it rains they will do it on August 31st.  The spraying will occur along Cherry St., Washington St., Elm St., Hector St., Jones St., Walnut St., Righter St., Sandy St., Lime St., Lee St., Spring Mill Ave., Station Ave., Center St., Barren Hill Rd. and River Road.  They are also going to spray along the Schuylkill River Trail from Cherry Street to the Philadelphia border on the evening of August 24th.

Through Labor Day, Conshy and 36 local police departments and several hundred state wide will be participating in the “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” initiative.  The feds are providing the funding for the DUI checkpoints.

Academy in Manayunk (AIM), a private school for children with learning disabilities, will be relocating to River Park 2 at 1200 River Rd. in Conshohocken. The school signed a 15-year lease and will occupy 61,483 square feet.

So I had hoped to do this whole big story on the Conshy PD nabbing the bike thief that has been helping himself to bikes at the local apartment and condo communities in Conshy.  One resident even put up a video of someone stealing a bike from his yard.  The only problem was the video was of a white guy and the guy the police picked up a black guy that was spotted at the Grande.  I had hoped to embed the video, however, the guy deleted it off his camera before I asked and its only available on Facebook (If I link to it and you are not his friend you won’t see it, so I am not linking to it).  So anyway, the gist of the story is that there may be two bike thieves, so keep your bikes locked up.

Political Ads

You may noticed some ads for local politicians popping up on the side of the page.  These are paid advertisements and are not an endorsement.   

Nut of the Week

Edwards-Freeman Nut Company has all types of nuts including Brazil Nuts.  A few things about Brazil Nuts: Brazil nuts have about 2,500 times as much selenium as any other nut. Selenium is a powerful antioxidant which has been proven to protect against heart disease and cancers like prostate cancer; Brazil Nuts’ high selenium content also discourages the aging process and stimulates the immune system. In a study of patients with early Alzheimer?s disease, antioxidants – including selenium – boosted mood and mental performance. Like all nuts, Brazil Nuts are an excellent source of protein and fiber; and Brazil Nuts are high in minerals including zinc and magnesium, and contain useful amounts of phosphorous, copper and iron.

Real Estate

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Foodie Events

Every Tuesday, Blackfish offers a four course dinner featuring a different ingredient. You can see the upcoming featured ingredients here. Price is $45 per person. Call 610-397-0888 for more info.

Stella Blu is now offering their Lobster Summer Special. The menu offers two two courses for $35.00. The menu features lobster prepared eight different ways.

Events, Happenings & Specials

Conshy is hosting a National Championship! The inaugural USA Rugby League National Championship game will be hosted by the Philadelphia Fight Rugby League Club and feature the New Haven Warriors battle the hometown Philadelphia Fight for the title on Saturday August 27th at 3:00 p.m. Gates open at noon with a pre-game match and other activities. Tickets are available by clicking here. The After Party will be held at 8 East.

Pork Chop Comedy Productions presents The Conshy Comedy Showcase on Saturday, September 3rd from 8:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. at Totaro’s. Join some of Philly’s best working comics for an evening of high voltage comedy. Comics performing include Mike Rainey,John Kensil, Jack Martin and Darin Patrick. The evening will be hosted by Pat Kelly. There is a $10 cover/two item minimum.

On Sunday, September 11th Stella Blu and Gypsy Saloon Restaurants invite you to their Jewish New Year “girl-friend” brunch and catering demonstration for a sophisticated spin on celebrating Rosh Hashanah in style.Enjoy brunch with the girls, while learning how to plan the perfect Jewish New Year celebration. From appetizers, to entrees, to staffing and setting the perfect table, Stella and Gypsy are your full-service caterers for all of your Jewish holiday needs.

Cradles to Crayons is holding their first ever Young Friends Miniature Golf Tournament on Thursday, September 8th at Tee’s. Teams of 4 are $100 and an Individual Registration is $30. Local bars, restaurants, and businesses will be sponsoring the event as well as generously donating appetizers and prizes! There will be a post event happy hour at the Gypsy Saloon, their 18th hole sponsor.

There is a Men’s League Softball League forming in Conshohocken starting the Tuesday after Labor Day and running Monday thru Thursday for seven weeks. Each team plays a double header each week. To learn more contact Tim Mulvey @

The Paul Moore Band will perform at Sutcliffe Park on August 23rd from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

The second annual “I Fall in Conshy” Bar Crawl will be held on October 1st.

Business News has created a Business Group on LinkedIN. If you would like to join, follow the link and request to be a member. This group is geared towards business networking for people who live and/or work in Conshohocken and West Conshohocken. I would love to get more people and companies in the big buildings involved with the site and community.