See you in the AM.

And the FM, too. When you tune in to catch Paper Shop Live! on Saturday mornings, we can be found in a few spots on the dial: 96.1 and 100.1 FM and 630 and 1240AM. While we’re happy that we’re easy to find, we wondered what the difference is between AM and FM radio. We…

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WEST SCRANTON HIGH SCHOOL

West Scranton Students Attend World Cultures Event   Five West Scranton High School students attended a dinner and presentation at the University of Scranton, which was sponsored by the university’s Department of World Languages and Culture.  The event featured University of Scranton teaching assistants in the Fulbright program, who presented unique and personal information on…

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High Five!

April 18th is National High Five Day. In the spirit of this, we tried to high-five you from our computer, but the results … well, they were less than spectacular. And even if they weren’t, you wouldn’t have seen mind-blowing high-five we had planned, anyway. It seems that we’ll just have to settle for a…

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Ad of the Week: Jumbo Jet

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. We’ll let this…

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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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