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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Vintage Conshohocken Brewing Company Bottle (early 1900’s)

Here is your opportunity to own a piece of Conshohocken history. A local collector is willing to part with his vintage Conshohocken Brewing Company bottle from the early 1900’s when there was a Conshohocken Brewing Company. We love the new Conshohocken Brewing Company, if you like beer ...

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Then and Now, Plymouth Square – Cinema

It’s funny how you remember certain things from your childhood and other things you forget. I remember the movie theater at Plymouth Square and the old bowling alley. I am pretty sure the movie theater closed long before the bowling alley. I’m pretty sure I bowled there in the early ...

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Long Forgotten Norristown Baseball Player by Jack Coll

LONG FORGOTTEN NORRISTOWN BASEBALL PLAYER One of the Great One’s to Ever Play the Game John “Cub” Stricker By Jack Coll 7-13-15   I’m sitting in my office on a Tuesday night, about the same time I would generally be turning on the Phillies game, but we’ve reached the All Star break.  I’m ...

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