LACKAWANNA TRAIL HIGH SCHOOL

Several members of the Lackawanna Trail Board of Directors were on hand to meet Lackawanna Trail Good Guys Speaker Matt Byrne. Byrne was a two-time U.S. Olympic Marathon Trial qualifier (2004 and 2008), Three time Steamtown Marathon Winner (2004, 2006 and 2012), represented the U.S. in the World Mountain Running Championships (2008, 2009) and currently the owner of the Scranton Running Company. Photo…

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Tip: Finding Online Photos

It’s finally happened. You knew the day would come. You’ve found yourself face-to-face with an ad that says “See Picture Online”. First off, don’t panic. Secondly, go directly to thepapershop.com. You’ve got the chance to check out that item that interests you. Sure, we’re exaggerating a bit, but it really is exciting to be able…

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In Memoriam

We’d like to take a moment to send our thoughts to the victims of yesterday’s tragedy in Boston as well as to their families, friends and loved ones. We’d also like to express our sincere appreciation to the first responders.

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The Hull Truth

On this day in 1912, the RMS Titanic sunk, and, well, the rest is history. Here’s some information you The Titanic was famously equipped. But did you know that the ill-fated ship even had its own newspaper? It was called The Atlantic Daily Bulletin. While the ship might’ve cornered the market on journalism, it certainly…

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VALLEY VIEW HIGH SCHOOL

Pictured are Mr. Ken Rupp, Valley View High School Technology Education teacher, and senior Drafting student Dylan Catapane. Valley View students participated in both the Northeastern Regional wooden bridge contest and the West Point virtual bridge building competition. At the West Point virtual bridge local competition, Valley View students secured 9 of the top 10 spots.  This year, Dylan became…

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A Little Taxing Information

Just in case you somehow missed the flurry of jokes on the radio, the costumed folks outside tax shops or the local news reports showing post offices that will remain open until midnight … well, we’ve got some shocking news for you: Today, April 15, is Tax Day. The bright side is that a number…

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You’re invited.

See us in our natural habitat. You can, you know. You’re always welcome to stop by our office – we’d be happy to see you! Whether you’d like to place an ad, report an item sold, pay a bill or pick up a fresh new copy of Paper Shop, our doors are open to you.…

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$2 Worth

On April 13, 1976 the $2 bill was re-introduced in honor of the nation’s Bicentennial.  Here are some interesting facts about that rather unusual bill: $2 bills make up only 1% of all U.S. bills currently in circulation Some folks believe that $2 bills are unlucky and to counteract bad fortune they’ll tear a corner…

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On Schedule

The first time we came across an ad for pipes with a schedule number, we wondered: prompt pipes? We knew that most of the piping advertised with us includes a diameter, but every once in a while, we’ll get an ad for, say, schedule 40 PVC  pipe. What does that mean? Since pressure is very…

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HOLY REDEEMER HIGH SCHOOL

HOLY REDEEMER STUDENTS EXCEL AT SCIENCE COMPETITION     Students from Holy Redeemer High School earned a variety of awards at the 52nd Regional Meeting of the PA Junior Academy of Science, receiving recognition in fields from biology to zoology. PJAS competitions are designed to stimulate and promote interest in science and math through research development…

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WEST SCRANTON HIGH SCHOOL

West Scranton Students Rally for the Ronald McDonald House   Students in Mrs. Amanda O’Brien’s Human Physiology and AP Biology classes rally once again around a little boy with a big heart.  The students collected items and a monetary donation over $500 for the Ronald McDonald House. Nearly 3 years ago, students began raising funds…

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Spam. Spam. Spam.

Today’s a great day to give your email’s spam filter its due props: on April 12, 1994, the fist incident of mass commercial spamming occurred. We’re not talking green eggs & spam here, but rather the now-infamous Green Card Spam; that first mass emailed solicitation was from a pair of immigration lawyers & carried “Green…

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The Lease We Can Do

It’s spring; not only is the grass beginning to grow, so is our Rental category. Whether it’s a rural house, a more urban apartment or garage space, we might just have the spot you’re looking for. If you’re in need of a tenant, keep us in mind! We can run your rental ad for as…

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