More Tales of the Town – 2/3/2014

More Tales of the Town 2-3-14      The Conshohocken Recorder Newspaper established back in 1869 went on to become one of the oldest weekly publications in the country before ceasing operation in October 2008.  In 1901, at the ripe old age of 32, the Recorder ran a series of articles titled ...

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Tales of the Town – part 3 By Jack Coll

Tales of The Town – part 3 By Jack Coll 2-1-14      So here’s the thing, today’s column was to be the third and final part of “Tales of The Town” but thanks to a lot of positive responses, I made my way back to the microfilm at the library.  I didn’t need anything from... Read More

Tales of the Town – Part two of three

 Tales Of The Town By Jack Coll Part Two of Three       This is a mini three part series of Tales of the Town that I came across while researching a number of tomb stones found at St. Matthew’s old cemetery.  While panning through the micro film of the Conshohocken Recorder newspapers from ...

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Tales of the Town – part one of three

Tales Of The Town By Jack Coll 1/9/2014 PART ONE OF THREE      Sometime ago I spent time researching names taken off the gravestones from old St. Matthew’s cemetery located at Thirteenth Avenue and Fayette Street.  I noticed a number of the stones declared where the deceased was born, and many ...

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This & That 1/7/2014

This & That is exactly what the title says, it’s a little bit of this, and a little bit of that and is a regular column that appears exclusively at Conshystuff.com.  Feel free to comment or share your thoughts, enjoy the memories. ...

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Archbishop Kennedy Basketball – Just a few memories

Archbishop Kennedy Basketball Just A Few Memories By Jack Coll It’s early Christmas morning, not a creature is stirring, not even a mouse, bla, bla, bla. I headed up to my office-library, just to clean-up a little, put some files away, and following a busy Christmas season it’s nice to sit and ...

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Christmas Lights, A Nativity Scene, and Christmas Memories

Christmas Lights, A Nativity Scene, and Christmas Memories By Jack Coll       Santa Claus arrived at Borough Hall a few weeks back, Santa’s visit to Conshohocken was courtesy of the Conshohocken Ambucs and Bob Moore. Young Bob who runs an automotive repair shop located on Colwell Lane has been ...

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This & That 12/12/13

This & That By Jack Coll   November 2, 1989 Grand re-Opening Conshohocken Country Video Under New Ownership *Completely Remodeled *Hundreds of New Titles *New Releases-Multi Copies *Existing Memberships Honored *Frequent Rental Discount *Free Popcorn *VCR Cleaning-one day service   515 ...

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Thanksgiving Day Football

Thanksgiving Day Football A Few Conshohocken Games of Note By Jack Coll 11-27-13        More than a few football games have been played in Conshohocken or by Conshohocken football teams on Thanksgiving Day over the years.  As I page thru my massive library of football files I came across a file ...

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JFK in West Conshohocken

This is an excerpt from the book Remembering Conshohocken and West Conshohocken by Jack Coll Governor John F. Kennedy Misses Conshohocken On a cold, rainy Saturday in October 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy was visiting the nearby Bala Cynwyd community. On the campaign trail for the presidency of ...

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