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Thursday, August 30, 2012

Local college student at #RNC2012

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Reporter's back-to-school photo submission event

The Reporter has recently launched an Instagram account and what better way to kick off its unveiling then with a photo submission event.

Be sure to follow The Reporter on Instagram

It’s that time of year again where if the kids didn't already step onto the big yellow school bus, they will be within the next few weeks.

So many of our children are growing up right before your eyes and what better way to capture the event than with a back-to-school photo.

From now until Sept. 10 at noon, The Reporter is reaching out to its readers asking them to use the Instagram app on your smartphone and share photos of your children on their first day of school. (Instagram is user friendly photo application and is FREE on both iPhone and Android.)

For The Reporter to be able to find your photo, please include the hashtag #LansB2S in your photo caption. The photos will be shared through various social networking sites as well as The Reporter’s website.

Here is an example of how to post your photo on Instagram 

If you have any questions, feel free to email Amanda Piccirilli, community engagement editor, at

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Friday, August 17, 2012

OnSpot Social helps businesses connect with customers over social networks

Ryan Taft of OnSpot Social joined Community Engagement Editor Andy Stettler in the Community Media Lab to explain the company's new iPad app. The app allows business owners to collect social media "Likes," follows and subscriptions from the check out counter. Watch the full interview below.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Bucks, Montgomery residents react after judge dismisses Pennsylvania's Voter ID law injunction

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Renderings of Lansdale Catholic's proposed electronic sign

EAGLES: Andy Reid to address media at 11:45 a.m.

Eagles coach Andy Reid is expected to address the media at 11:45 a.m. Philadelphia News, Weather and Sports from WTXF FOX 29

Monday, August 6, 2012

BREAKING: Lansdale Interchange to retain name

Pa. Turnpike exit 31 will still be called the Lansdale exit, but will have Kulpsville and Harleysville listed as destinations on the sign. That's according to a letter from the COO of the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission. More details will be posted shortly.

Full letter from Pa. Turnpike Commission to State Rep. Kate Harper: Pa. Turnpike Commission's response to Lansdale Interchange name change request

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Reporter readers react to Chick-fil-A CEO's same-sex marriage stance