It’s About Time

This post, that is. We’re hoping that you’re adapting well to Sunday’s time change. We spent a considerable amount of time bumping all our clocks back one hour, and while we were doing so, it got us thinking: did we create a time warp? When you place an ad with us, we get that ad…

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It’s still snail mail …

… if you’re Italian. Let us clarify: that lovely little symbol you see right up there? The one you use in every single email address? It’s known in Italy as the chiocciolina or small snail. And we can kinda see the resemblance. To the Dutch it’s the apestaart (monkey’s tail) and the Japanese know it as the…

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LACKAWANNA TRAIL HIGH SCHOOL

Senior members of Lackawanna Trail Football Cheerleading Squad and their escorts were honored at their last home game on November 1. Seniors honored were: front, from left, Alexa Backus, Madeline Giardina, Ciara Stacknick, Mikayla Wolynski, Heaven Roberts and Lindsay Bergey; middle, Sherry Backus, Ruth Giardina, Donna Stacknick, Rebecca Wolynski, Cinda Novitch and Betty Joe Bergey;…

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A Real Pain in the Brass

First off: be grateful we didn’t opt for completely low-hanging fruit and go with ‘Sax Appeal’ as the title, because, believe us, it was tempting! That being said, we ran into a bit of a conundrum this week. You know that we’re sticklers for organization and proper categorization; not only does it appeal to our…

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HOLY REEDEMER HIGH SCHOOL

HOLY REDEEMER HIGH SCHOOL HOLDS HOMECOMING   Holy Redeemer High School concluded a week of homecoming activities with the announcement of its Royal Homecoming Court and the crowning of the king and queen. Tram Le and Vincent Villani were named queen and king during a pep rally held the night before the homecoming game. They and…

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CAREER TECHNOLOGY CENTER

CTC Student of the Month Announced   The Career Technology Center of Lackawanna County November “Student of the Month” is Culinary student Jolyn Zawisky. Ms. Zawisky is a senior at Forest City High School. She holds a black belt in karate, is a member of the Future Leaders of America, and a gold medal winner…

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OLD FORGE HIGH SCHOOL

The Old Forge High School Leo Club  sold pumpkins during the month of October to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The club raised a total of 200 dollars. From left to right:  Mrs. Jennifer Wyandt,  Paul McCool, Peyton Neishman, Toriana Gaddy, David Pietryka

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WEST SCRANTON HIGH SCHOOL

West Scranton’s School-Wide Positive Behavior Support Program Honors the October Students of the Month   Ninth graders Angel Ross and Adam Mangan were chosen as the Students of the Month at West Scranton High School for October 2013.  One girl and one boy are selected each month from names submitted by teachers and staff as part of…

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SHENANDOAH VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

SVHS Halloween Window Painting   The Shenandoah Valley High School Art Department continued its long standing tradition that began in the mid 1950’s of painting Halloween scenes on store windows in Shenandoah’s business district. The project was coordinated by SV Art Teacher Bill Kreiger. Shown painting their window is (L-R): Heather Longenberger, Lidia German, and…

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Ad of the Week: Giraffe Table

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. *ahem* For the…

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Corny? Who, us?!

Okay, okay. We admit it. We do tend to get corny with alarming frequency. And statistically, there’s a good chance that you will, too, within the next 24 hours. October 30th is Candy Corn Day. Over 20 millions pounds of candy corn are sold in the U.S. every year, and the majority of it is…

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Ticked off?

Something pretty impressive happened on October 28, 1886. A completely spontaneous act started a tradition (and, presumably, a nightmare for sanitation workers and cleanup crews). New York City office workers we so very moved by the dedication of the Statue of Liberty that they threw ticker tape out of their office windows, creating the first…

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