VALLEY VIEW HIGH SCHOOL

Valley View High School News Valley View High School Senior, Collin Ferguson, signed his letter of intent to continue his academic and athletic career at Hartford University on an Athletic Baseball Scholarship.Pictured standing left to right; Mr. Chris Mendicino, Valley View High School Assistant Principal; Head Baseball Coach, Mr. Jason Munley; and Valley View Athletic Director, Mr. Chirs Killiany …

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CAREER TECHNOLOGY CENTER

The Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County January “Student of the Month” is Computer Systems Technology student Kalvin Soulsby. Mr. Soulsby is a senior at Valley View High School. He is the past president of the CTC student council and student ambassador. He is also a two time medal winner in the SKILLS USA District…

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OLD FORGE SCHOOL DISTRICT

The Old Forge Blue Devils Football Team were honored by Channel 16- “SUPER 16” on Wednesday January 8th. Brandon Yescavage was named overall player of the year, and Old Forge Blue Devils were named Team of the Year.  Here are some photos from this event. Picture 1- Sharla McBride- Channel 16 with Brandon Yescavage presenting…

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Hot (Air) Ticket

Post-holiday blues got you down? Well, we’ve got something to cheer you *ahem* up. On January 7,  1785, Frenchman Jean-Pierre Blanchard and American John Jeffries were the first to cross the English channel in a gas balloon. At the time, hot air balloons were the only way to fly … literally! The inaugural manned balloon flight had occurred…

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We’re Back (By Popular Demand)

We’ve been busy here getting back into the swing of things. Most importantly, you’ll find our first issue of 2014 on stands now (having trouble finding a vendor where you live? Give us a call). And, a little more sadly, we’re back to our non-holiday lives. The silver lining, however, is this: we’ve completely resumed…

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A Near Mix

A few of us here at Paper Shop were pretty excited about being plunged into antiquity last night – 1922, to be exact. If you’re a fan of PBS’s Downton Abbey, you’re in good company; a number of us in this office tune in every Sunday night. One of the rather interesting themes going into…

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The weather outside …

… isn’t frightful. Well, not yet, at least. But it does seem as if we’ll be kicking off 2014 with some snow. And this, of course, will necessitate snow removal. It’s no secret that we’ve got lots of ads for plows and other snow removal equipment. And if you’ve found yourself looking for a way to…

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New Year’s Eve

365 days. 246 blog posts. Fifty-one issues. Fifty-two radio broadcasts. Thousands of ads and hundreds of new advertisers. We’ve been pretty busy – it was one heck of a year! 2013 was not only our 45th year in business, it was also the year that brought completely free advertising – as of November 26, 2013…

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LACKAWANNA TRAIL HIGH SCHOOL

Lackawanna Trail Friends of Rachel held a lantern release after the annual band concert on Monday night December 16. You could buy a lantern and attach your wish, hope, or dreams for 2014 the release them into the cool night.   Alyssa Walker releases her lantern at Friends of Rachel “Be the Light Night” held…

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Lost & Found

Remember Waldo? Sure, it was fun to hunt him down in the crowd. Sometimes a challenge is fun. But sometimes? It’s as frustrating as can be. While we’re very proud of our website and we’re delighted to make every single ad available for free, we understand that some folks like to get themselves a hard…

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It’s about time!

With our weekly deadline, we’re all about the countdowns here. So we’d like to think we’re rather well-rehearsed for the biggest deadline of the year: midnight on December 31. While it’s an exciting time no matter where you are, the most famous of New Year’s Eve parties is, of course, in the Big Apple. And…

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WEST SCRANTON HIGH SCHOOL

West Scranton’s School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Program Honors the December Students of the Month Eleventh graders Aaron Denicola and Rebecca Freeman were chosen as the Students of the Month at West Scranton High School for December 2013.  One girl and one boy are selected each month from names submitted by teachers and staff as part of West Scranton’s…

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The Web We Weave

… is pretty impressive, if we do say so ourselves. We understand that some things take time. And adjustment. And, most importantly, feedback. And we’ve spent an incredible amount of time working on an improved and more user-friendly update to our website. We listened to your suggestions for improving your experience with us and we…

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Almanac

On December 19, 1732, Benjamin Franklin began to publish Poor Richard’s Almanack.  And while Old Ben’s almanac is one of the most famous, it was by no means the first. It wasn’t first in America, and it wasn’t even the first such thing to be published by a member of the Franklin clan: Ben’s older…

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