Celebrating with Marah – Twenty Years Later By Jack Coll

CELEBRATING WITH MARAH TWENTY YEARS LATER By Jack Coll 5-8-18      So my son Brian told me a week ago that he had scored two tickets to see Marah, (playing on May 4, 2018) a band that includes a couple of Conshohocken brothers Serge and Dave Bielanko.  The brothers cut their teeth in the music ...

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Fifty Years Ago Conshohocken – By Jack Coll

Fifty Years Ago CONSHOHOCKEN Well, It Wasn’t So Great By Jack Coll       The 1960’s were tough times along lower Fayette Street. This photograph shown above was 44-48 Fayette Street and was once the home of James P. Meaney Radio’s and John Fogerty’s Grocery ...

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Conshohocken – A Century Ago By Jack Coll

CONSHOHOCKEN—A CENTURY AGO By Jack Coll      It was springtime in Conshohocken, the year was 1918, a hundred years ago. Trolley cars rumbled up-and-down the picturesque tree-lined Fayette Street.  Trolley passengers admired the many mansions they rode past.  There were the Lukens mansions, the ...

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Conshohocken Movie Houses By Jack Coll

CONSHOHOCKEN MOVIE HOUSES During a Seventy Year Span, There Were Six Movie Houses in the Borough By Jack Coll (This information was taken from the book, “Tales of Conshohocken and Beyond) Written by Jack and Brian Coll      Mention Conshohocken Movie Houses or Theatres and most residents of age ...

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New Business! Scrub A Pup Pup

Scrub A Pup Pup by Jackie Coll Over last summer there was a little bit of buzz at the Dog Park down by the river that a new business was coming to Conshohocken.  What kind of business?  What will they be doing?  What services?  A Dog Grooming Salon coming right here to the 19428!  This... Read More

Remembering the Conshohocken Hullabaloo By Jack Coll

REMEMBERING THE CONSHOHOCKEN HULLABALOO By Jack Coll April 10, 2018 The following is an excerpt taken from the book, “Conshohocken & West Conshohocken-People, Places and Stories” Volume One.  The Book is sold out with about a dozen copies of Volume Two remaining for sale at Coll’s Custom ...

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Remembering Grand Openings By Jack Coll

  REMEMBERING GRAND OPENINGS They Really Were Grand Back Then! By Jack Coll   There was a time in this tight-knit community when everybody knew everything about everybody, and I mention that in a good way.  Residents in up-town and downtown knew what was going in in the shopping ...

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Remembering Donovan’s Quarry and Samuel Miles – By Jack Coll

Remembering Donovan’s Quarry And Samuel Miles The following article is an excerpt taken from the book “Tales of Conshohocken and Beyond” Authored by Jack and Brian Coll      Miles Park in Whitemarsh Township was named after Samuel Miles, who lived on a farm in the Spring Mill area of the ...

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Conshohocken Pros vs The Philadelphia Yellow Jackets

CONSHOHOCKEN PROS VS. THE PHILADELPHIA YELLOW JACKETS YES, THE TWO TEAMS PLAYED EACH OTHER TWICE By Jack Coll   A week ago or so I gave a very brief history of Conshohocken’s Golden Era of early professional football and an elderly gentleman stopped by our shop to ask me if the early ...

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Memories of Conshohocken’s Professional Football Teams

Philadelphia Eagles Championship Stirs memories of Conshohocken’s Professional Football Teams By Jack Coll 2-27-18        During the early part of last century the borough of Conshohocken fielded some pretty good professional football teams.  In the fall of 1893 the first organized ...

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