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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Happenings of Long Ago Told by Our Oldest Residents

Tales of The Town Happenings of Long Ago Told by Our Oldest Residents By Jack Coll 3-16-14 Tales of the Town is a column I ran across while researching a topic from the year 1900.  The Conshohocken Recorder newspaper for a number of years printed this column “Tales of The Town,” I’ve tried to ...

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This & That 3/8/2014

Welcome To Another Week Of This & That By Jack Coll 3-8-14      This & That is a column made up of a little bit of this, and a little bit of that, mostly things I’ve run across while researching other projects.  Typically my sources for this column come from old newspapers or old ...

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Storm Warning – The Mother Load

Storm Warning THE MOTHER LOAD Just Not This Year By Jack Coll The storm is coming, the storm is coming!  We had TEAM coverage, we went on the air early, as early as 4:00 a.m.  Six to twelve inches, a March snowstorm like no other, they pulled out the Doppler, and then the DOUBLE DOPPLER,... Read More

Mudville Nine

MUDVILLE NINE ONE MORE TIME By Jack Coll, Ernest L. Thayer, and Grantland Rice        The 2014 Boys of Summer Philadelphia’s version is currently working out in Clearwater Florida, and man I can’t wait.  As usual at this time of year the chatter starts about what kind of year are the Phillies ...

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This & That 2/27/2014

This & That By Jack Coll 2-27-14      This & That has turned into a pretty popular column for us, thank you for that.  This & That is exactly what it sounds like, as we research other items going back in different newspapers we have run across these little tid-bits of information ...

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