A Half a Century Ago By Jack Coll

A HALF A CENTURY AGO Michael Dennis Became Conshy’s 15th Derby Champion By Jack Coll July 4, 2016   By 1966 the borough was beginning to feel the overseas steel import crunch, hard-times laid ahead for the borough and its residents.  Although Alan Wood Steel was still a decade away from ...

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Something big from the rumor mill….

6/29/16 by Brian Coll We heard a rumor about a house being tore down to make way for parking. Once we started asking about that rumor, it seems like there is a little smoke and that other houses or properties may be turned into a larger parking lot.      We are talking about a few... Read More

This & That by Jack Coll May 2016

This & That By Jack Coll May 22, 2016      Hey! Its been a while since we visited the This & That column. On a rainy Sunday in May I thought I would take a break from my nearly completed book and un-load a little bit of my This & That pile that sits next... Read More

Last Mass at Saint Cosmas and Damian – March 13th

  We knew it was coming, not that anyone was looking forward to it, the last mass at Saint Cosmas and Damian will take place Sunday March 13th, at 3:00 in the afternoon.   I really want to complain, I want to scream how unfair this is, not only to the people of the parish... Read More

Does Anyone Remember “Jimmsy”?

Wanna buy a Paper? 1/20/2016       Wanna buy a paper? That is probably the first thing you think of when you hear the name “Jimmsy”       Well, it’s the first thing my dad Jack and I think of. Jimmsy was a Conshy guy. I mean a Conshy guy. Old Jimmsy would wake up most days... ...

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This & That By Jack Coll December 2015

THIS & THAT A Little Bit of This, and a Little Bit of That By Jack Coll 12-28-15      If you are not familiar with this column, welcome. As I continue to research information for my next book I continue to run across interesting tid-bits that won’t be used in the book but I still... Read More

A Thanksgiving Story By Jack Coll

  A Thanksgiving Story Sometimes, A Kind Gesture Goes A Long Way We Could Still Use A Little Help! By Jack Coll 11-18-15   I knew this young guy years ago, he was raising two kids barely making it, he worked in one of the mills along the river, his wife worked part time to... Read More

Jack! Where have you been?

About Our New Conshohocken Books Where have Jack’s Articles Been? Just a Conshystuff update on two subjects: Conshystuff has been questioned on several occasions about Jack’s weekly articles, or the lack there-of. Talkin’ Music With Jack This & That History Articles Conshystuff Hall of Fame ...

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Then and Now – Sutcliffe Park

The first photo is from 1986, the second photo is from this morning. It was a beautiful fall day at the park and I thought of my childhood with lots of time spent at Sutcliffe Park. While it wasn’t legally a dump, some contractors found their way into the lot above the park and would... ...

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St. Matthew’s Grads Celebrating 50 Years, As Reunions go, This Was the Best

      St. Matthew Grads Celebrating 50 Years As Reunions Go, This Was The Best By Jack Coll 10-7-15 I attended a reunion on October 2, at the Plymouth Country Club, it seems like I’ve been to a thousand reunions for one reason or another over the years, but this one was special ...

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