True Colors

Whether it’s a dignified navy blue or a cheerful hue of pink, we get to wear a new color every issue. Ever wonder how our cover colors are chosen? We do our best to sport tones in keeping with the season; you’ve probably noticed that we’re red for Valentine’s Day, green for St. Pat’s and…

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On the Money

Dough. Benjamins. Moolah. Sure, we’re all about saving you some green, but how often do any of us think about the bills & coins themselves? There’s some dispute regarding the origins of the word “cash”. Some claim that it’s from the French word caisse (money box) or the Italian cassa (box). Others claim that it’s…

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FAQ: Why do you ask for my phone number first?

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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Where there’s a grill …

77% of American households do it; in fact they do it about 5 times a month. Henry Ford rigged one of his automobiles to do it while running (and shared the results on picnics with Thomas Edison). The most popular time of year to do it is summer, with the 4th of July being, by…

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VALLEY VIEW HIGH SCHOOL

Valley View 6th Grade Basketball ChampionsThe Valley View Boys Basketball 6th grade team captured the Mid-Valley 6thGrade Tournament on Sunday, March 3, 2013.Pictured lf to right; Greyson Schermerhorn, Sam Seagers, Bob Craig, MarioRotell, and Drew HigginsSecond row lf to right; Marc Kudrich, Coach Marc Kudrich and Brian Durkin

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MID VALLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT

Senior, Delaney Reynolds, was chosen Mid Valley Student of the Month for January. Mid Valley Student of the Month is sponsored by the Olyphant Lions Club. Pictured left to right: John “Jack” Horvath (MV teacher and Olyphant Lion’s Club member), Delaney Reynolds, Chad Vinansky (Mid Valley Secondary Principal).____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Senior, Nikko Bonavoglia, was chosen Mid Valley Student of…

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You’re welcome.

At the risk of getting an old TV theme song stuck in your head: come and knock on our door, we’ve been waiting for you! We mean that. Not only can you reach us by phone, fax, or online, you’re also welcome to stop by our office. Come in to place ads, report sales, pick…

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Deep Freeze

A bit of March trivia: did you know that March is National Frozen Food Month? You might not have spent too much time thinking about those frozen peas and carrots, but we have. And the history of frozen food is surprisingly interesting! Before Clarence Birdseye invented the flash freezing method in 1924, frozen food did…

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The Classics

Cars, that is. If you’re a lover of the vintage & the antique, we’re willing to bet you’re a frequent reader of our Antique Autos & Parts category. From a 1923 Ford Model T pickup to a 1976 Corvette Stingray, we’ve got a pretty impressive selection of classic cars, all for sale. While we do…

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HOLY REDEEMER HIGH SCHOOL

HOLY REDEEMER STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN CARNEGIE HALL, KIRBY SHOWCASES Four students from Holy Redeemer High School were selected to participate in the annual Carnegie Hall Showcase Recital to be held in New York or at the F.M. Kirby Center recital after auditions sponsored by the Northeast Pennsylvania Music Teachers Association (NEPMTA)  at Marywood University. Erik Cudo…

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People …

People who need people … are warmly welcomed to call us. Sure, automation’s great. It’s efficient and can really do the job if you’re not feeling very talkative. But there are times that you really just need a live, breathing human being to talk to. We get that, and that’s why it’s so very important…

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Amp it up!

We’d like to toot our own horn here and boast about two rather melodic categories: Musical Instruments & Musical Merchandise. They’re categories with a number of similarities, and, indeed, you’ll find them right near each other in every issue (in this week’s edition, Musical Instruments starts on page 80 while Musical Merchandise debuts on page…

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WEST SCRANTON HIGH SCHOOL

Two West Scranton students were honored for combining foreign language skills with literature.  Sophomores Devinne Scott and Dany Huanira received first place awards in West Scranton’s annual Spanish Poetry Recitation Contest, held among the Spanish 2 classes of Mrs. Linda Cerra. Photo:  Devinne Scott and Dany Huanira are presented with their First Place Spanish trophies.

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MOUNTAIN VIEW HIGH SCHOOL

On February 5th 2013, The Mountain View Strategies for Life class was presented with an Educational Alliance grant from Exxon Mobil.  Mr. Raymond Bolcavage who serves as a Community Affairs Officer for the company presented the grant to the students.  The company has proved themselves to have a long history of supporting educational programs, such as those…

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