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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Renderings of the proposed Lansdale Collaboration Project

The following are artist's renderings of the proposed Lansdale Collaboration Project, which would combine the Lansdale YMCA, PEAK Center, Manna on Main Street and Advanced Living Communities into a shared complex at 606-608 E. Main Street in Lansdale. Proposed Lansdale Collaboration ProjectProposed Lansdale Collaboration ProjectProposed Lansdale Collaboration Project

Send us your dog photos for Take Your Dog to Work Day

Photo by Amanda Piccirilli
It's that time of year again. Yes, man's (or woman's) best friend's favorite holiday, Take Your Dog to Work Day, is this Friday, June 22.

To celebrate, we want to gather photos of your dog or dogs as part of a featured photo gallery we will post  to our website this week and print in the Lifestyle section of our newspaper. 

To submit your dog(s) photo, email your photo to along with your answers to the following below:

1. Your name
2. Your dog(s) name and age
3. Where you are from:
4. Fill in the blank: If I could take my dog to work on Friday we would ______________.

Zoey. Photo by Linda Stein

Thursday, June 14, 2012

TONIGHT IN LANSDALE - Movie in the Park: "The Muppets"

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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Words of wisdom: Advice and farewells for high school graduates

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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Volunteers sought for Chestnut Street Playground Block Party

Chestnut Street Playground Fundraising Community Group is looking for as many as 100 volunteers to staff the groups block party in Souderton Saturday, June 23.

Volunteers are needed for the following, according to event coordinators:

1. Set up prior to the event.  We have trash containers to put out, ice to carry, vendors to move in and out, different areas to setup from approx 8-10:30 a.m.
2.  During the day from 11-5 p.m., we need people to help staff the fun areas. We will have inflatables, kids games, a preschool fun area, an information booth selling admission passes for the fun area.
3.  We need people to help cover vendor areas for people who may need information, who may be looking to bathrooms or whatever else comes up, and to help with performance area safety such as keeping people from the staged events.
4.  Clean up starts around 4:30 p.m. We will need to move gear back into the church, move vendors out, clean up the park and breakdown any signs and ballons.15 people minimum are needed to complete these jobs.
All ages are welcome. 
Read more about the Chestnut Street Playground Block Party.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Perkasie police shoot, kill man 'acting confused' in Sellersville

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Fire fighters battle 4-alarm fire in Coatesville

#PTChat: "Raising Kids to Be Good Cyber Citizens"

Tonight's Parent, Teacher Chat topic is "Raising Kids to Be Good Cyber Citizens."

What is #PTchat? It's one of many great weekly education Twitter chats where parents and teachers around the world come together using the hashtag #PTchat. The goal behind #PTchat is to encourage a transparent and collaborative dialogue between parents and educators. Join us every Wednesday night at 9PM EST. - From and Knapp Elementary Principal Joe Mazza

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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

VIDEO: Local author Alex McGrath visits the media lab

“.@BrianBingaman is interviewing local author Alex McGrath in the media lab.”

Ann Cornell named The Reporter editor in chief

LANSDALE — “Her digital-first skills are the ones we’re looking for,” said Times Herald editor and Regional Content Director Stan Huskey, introducing The Reporter’s editor in chief Monday.
Ann Cornell, who takes over for the departed Nona Breaux, who retired at the end of 2011, had previously been editor of the Perkiomen Valley bureau of the online newspaper, Patch. Before that she was news editor at the Times Herald in Norristown. Read more.