Saying Goodbye is Always the Hardest Part – By Jack Coll

Saying Goodbye Is Always The Hardest Part Can We Get An Amen! By Jack Coll 6-1-14       Over the years I’ve worked them all, Cosmas, St. Mary’s, St. Gert’s, and St. Matt’s, Gulf Christian, St. Augustine, hell I got married at Mother of Divine Providence and wrote a book on Mount Carmel in ...

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Martin Luther King

I Guess No One Noticed I Guess King’s Death Just Wasn’t That Important By Jack Coll        On Friday April 4, I checked the local newspapers, (yes, I’m one of the few who still read a newspaper) but I didn’t see a word about it.  I figured that’s alright because the television news stations... ...

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This & That by Jack Coll

A Little Bit of This & A Little Bit of That And maybe a few other Things Thrown In By Jack Coll 5-1-14 The “This & That” column is made up of short segments of things I have run across while researching other projects.  Coll’s Custom Framing is currently working on a sister book to... ...

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The Lee Way; Some Pretty Interesting Stuff

The Lee Way Some Pretty Interesting Stuff By Jack Coll Part One 4-16-14 Throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s Lee Tire & Rubber Company, once located on Hector Street published bi-monthly newsletters called “The Lee Way” giving up-dates on the company’s business, informing employees of up-coming ...

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This & That….

This & That By Jack Coll 4-13-14      Welcome to another edition of This & That, if you’re not familiar with This & That it’s a random column of things on my mind, things to ponder, but mostly This & That is a gathering of tid-bits I’ve come across while researching other ...

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Where Have You Gone Big John By Jack Coll

Where Have You Gone Big John It’s Okay To Brag A Little By Jack Coll 4-9-14 A good friend of Conshohocken’s was laid to rest recently, Big John Casinelli.  Many of Conshohocken’s young residents have no idea who Big John Casinelli was, or what he brought to Conshohocken. I scanned Big John’s ...

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Where Have All My Heroes Gone? By Jack Coll

Where Have All My Heroes Gone? The Boys of Summer, Come on Back By Jack Coll 4-6-14      Heroes, Heroes, I’ll tell you about heroes, Tony Taylor, Johnny Callison, Tony Gonzalez, Clay Dalrymple, Art Mahaffey, Cookie Rojas, Pancho Herrera, Jack Baldschun, Chris Short, Bobby Gene Smith, Choo Choo ...

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The Conshohocken Brewing Company and a little history too

Conshohocken Brewing Company ‘It’s Only Been More Than A Century” By Jack Coll 3-31-14   On Saturday March 29, 2014, the newly opened Conshohocken Brewing Company, located at 739 East Elm Street held a private soft opening, with tours of the brewery, along with a glass of this, and a glass ...

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Charlie Chaplin In Conshohocken

Charlie Chaplin In Conshohocken Hollywood’s Biggest Attraction Could Be seen on Stage In Conshohocken As long as you had a 15 cent ticket! By Jack Coll 3-25-14 (Part of this column is an excerpt taken from “The Tales of Conshohocken and Beyond” Book Written by Jack and Brian Coll)   It was ...

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25 years later… Little League All Stars

25 years later Little League All Stars Memories That Last a Lifetime! By Jack Coll 3-23-14 On April 12, the Conshohocken Little League will do something it has been doing for 58 years and that is hosting Conshohocken’s Little League “Opening Day Ceremonies.”  The league’s very first opening day ...

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