The Untimely Death of King Curtis, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield and Sam Cooke

  The Untimely Death Of King Curtis, Marvin Gaye, Curtis Mayfield and Sam Cooke By Jack Coll        Over the years way too many of our music talents have been taken from us way too early.  Most of us are more than familiar with the drug overdose deaths of, Hendrix, Morrison, Joplin ...

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This & That By Jack Coll

This & That By Jack Coll Well now, it’s been a while since we touched base with a This & That column, I’ve been doing a lot of research for our new book titled “Conshohocken & West Conshohocken, People, Places and Stories.” This & That column is made up of tid-bits I’ve come ...

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We Knew It-West Conshohocken Best Place to Buy a House in the Nation!!!

In a recent study/article by a company called Niche Local, it names West Conshohocken the best suburb to buy a House in America. The company pours through all kinds of data to figure out their ranking and Conshohocken came in at number 8 on the list, following West Conshohocken.   This ...

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When Kennedy Praised the Conshohocken Police Department By Jack Coll

When Kennedy Praised The Conshohocken Police Department It’s Not All Negative By Jack Coll   It seems to me that Policeman and Police Departments throughout this country are under fire for one reason or another. We rarely get to actually hear from the policeman involved in the scuffle, but ...

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A Typical Day at Home on the Free Range in the 1980’s By Serge Bielanko

We were happy to grow up in Conshohocken in the late 70’s and early 80’s.  Around the corner was Josie’s Candy Store, a few blocks away was the 7-11 and around the other corner was the greatest park ever.  Sutcliffe Park. We had a great block full of kids and we were in and ...

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This & That By Jack Coll

This & That A Little Bit of This, and a Little Bit of That By Jack Coll Welcome to another edition of This & That, if you’re not familiar with this column it’s made up of tid-bits I’ve come across while researching other projects.  I find some of them informative, some of them funny, ...

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Bobby Kennedy

April 4, 1968 Bobby Kennedy, You Were The Man! By Jack Coll April 4, 2015      Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968, and sometime ago I wrote an article about how James Brown saved Boston following the assassination.  Brown saved Boston from the riots, fires and lawlessness ...

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It was an Amish kind of Sunday

  It Was An Amish Kind of Sunday Spending Time in Lancaster By Jack Coll April 1, 2015      Man, it was quite the weekend, Friday night was History Night at Jillian’s Café at United Methodist Church, and Saturday, Conshohocken hosted the St. Patrick’s Day Parade.  We were up early Sunday ...

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Hank DeMito Field?

Hank DeMito Field?  We like the sound of that… Construction for a new baseball facility will begin soon over at Plymouth Whitemarsh High School along with the other renovations. There are many that would like to see the new field named after the late coach, Hank DeMito. Coach DeMito meant ...

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This Land is Truly Your Land Talkin’ Music with Jack

This Land Is Truly Your Land Sez Woody Guthrie By Jack Coll 3/5/2015 Woody Sez… “I hate a song that makes you think that You’re not any good. I hate a song that makes you think that you are just born to lose. Bound to lose.  No good to anybody.  No good for nothing. Because... Read More