The Bold Standard

Sure, modesty has its place. But you (and your ad) were meant for greater things! You were born to stand out, and it’s only proper that your ad follow suit, right? Right. Get your ad printed in bold type for just $3. It’s easy to do: just ask us when you’re placing your ad on…

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Ad of the Week: Wheel Pants

Because we sell anything and everything, we often get ads for the interesting, the unusual and the extremely specialized. One of the best parts of working here is that we learn so much about so many different things. Here’s where we feature an ad that made us sit up and take notice.  Pants. You’d think…

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Spring Chicken

Why did the chicken cross the road? Good question, and one that’s been pondered for years. Was it to get to the other side? Or for shadier reasons (fowl play)? No, it’s not National Bad Pun Day (that was March 4th). Rather, today is National Poultry Day. And here are more interesting facts than you…

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Feeling salty?

Even if you aren’t, the roads are. Sidewalks, too. You’ve likely noticed dozens of trucks spreading salt over the last 24 hours or so, but did you ever wonder why? In a way, it’s a two-pronged assault on icy conditions. The main reason to spread salt over potentially icy areas is because the salt lowers…

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MID VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Mid Valley Juniors who auditioned and placed at the District Level are: Megan Monahan (2nd place) and Hannah Bjornstad (8th place) were selected to advance to the PMEA Regional Chorus Event.Mid Valley Sophomore, Marja Bjornstad auditioned at the District Level and was selected as a 2nd Alternate. Region IV Chorus (District 9) Regional Auditions & Competition will…

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Them’s the breaks.

On this day in 1837, President Grover Cleveland was born. He’s the only president to serve two non-consecutive terms; he was both the 22nd and the 24th U.S. President. We bring up this interesting fact for two reasons. First, we just like odd trivia and historical data. Second, and most importantly, we wanted to remind…

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FAQ: How soon will my ads appear?

Questions. We love ‘em. When somebody has a question for us here at Paper Shop, we know that they’re either already advertising with us or thinking of giving us a try. We’re happy to help with and all inquiries, and we’ve found that a number of them are, well, frequently asked questions. Here’s where we take…

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SHENANDOAH VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Pictured on stage are 130 students from 13 county schools who were selected to perform as members of the Schuylkill County Band. The 38th Annual event was held at the Shenandoah Valley High School, & was attended by a packed audience of over 500 people. Under the direction of guest conductor Dr. Fred David Romines,…

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Deadline

Beware the Ides of March! Or, you know, don’t. Unless you’re Caesar (or someone who needs to be absolutely sure your ad appears in the next issue of Paper Shop), you’ll probably be okay. Friday is the day that we wrap up our week’s work, give the paper a final go-over, and send the whole…

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Wheels. And Deals!

Ready to get your motor runnin’? Head out on the highway? Yeah, us too. Some people gauge the arrival of spring by the first crocus to peep out of the snow or by the appearance of the first robin, but not us. We know spring’s on its way when our Motorcycle category begins taking off.…

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Hop to it!

Ale. Lager. Porter. Stout. Light or dark, hoppy or malty. How do you like your brew? If you’re American, chances are that you like it cold. And we’ve got you covered! Beer’s got a very solid spot in American history. According to a Mayflower passenger’s diary, the pilgrims chose to land at what later became…

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A Solution, of Sorts

Ever feel like you’ve got a round peg in a world full of square holes? Have you experienced the angst of uncertainty over which category would best suit your advertised item? Sadly, we can’t assist with existential crises, but we can help you put your ad in just the right spot. And we’re happy to…

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LACKAWANNA TRAIL HIGH SCHOOL

 Lackawanna Trail winter sports athletes were honored at the awards program held on Monday, February 25, at the high school. Athletes honored were:   Wrestling: Left to right, Kyle Burgette, Coach’s  Award; Victor Rosa, Most Outstanding; Billy Lee, Most Dedicated; and Justin Barber, Most Improved. Basketball Cheerleading: Left to rightKara Fernald, Most Improved; Lindsay Bergey, Best All Around;  Coach Betty-Jo Bergey,…

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Prom with Aplomb

It’s said that every journey begins with a single step; even so, it’s odd to think that one of the culminating events of the High School experience takes its name from a simple walk. You might have already guessed that Prom is a shortened form of the word promenade, but did you ever wonder what…

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140

It’s the atomic number of Unqadnilium (yikes!). The age at which Job supposedly died. The phone number for you’d dial for directory assistance if you found yourself in Cairo. It also happens to be the maximum number of characters that can be used in a tweet. You know us. We’re friendly, open and tend toward…

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