The Irish, West Conshohocken and St. Gertrude’s Church; by Jack Coll

THE IRISH, WEST CONSHOHOCKEN AND ST. GERTRUDE’S CHURCH By Jack Coll   Most towns in America have this wonderful history of people struggling to build a town, and most of those towns were founded on the backs of immigrants.  The histories of our churches in America are the same, built step ...

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The Conshohocken Bakery; The Sweet Smell of an Addition by Jack Coll

The Conshohocken Bakery The Sweet Smell Of An Addition By Jack Coll On Wednesday evening, June 25th, the management of the Conshohocken Bakery invited residents, neighbors, friends, and officials to attend an unveiling meeting at The Great American Pub, to show off an expansion project they ...

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St. Mary’s Church; A Little History and a Very Strong Opinion

St. Mary’s Church A Little History And A Very Strong Opinion By Jack Coll 6-18-14   For more than a century, West Elm Street has been home to hundreds of businesses owned and operated by Conshohocken families.  If you needed a donation for an event to benefit one of the many organizations ...

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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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