RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL

Students in Riverside High School Math Club, under the direction of math teacher Mr. Bill Pabst, recently won the regional Greesylvania Competition. The competition was sponsored by Lackawanna county. The students collected over 2100 pounds of paper to be recycled. Picture, back row, left to right Tyler Armillay, Connor Mailen, Charlie Votkyo, Matt Lucas, Mr.…

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Got game?

If you were like us in 1980, you certainly did. That game involved dots, cherries and a coven of ghosts, and only about 10 folks have ever achieved the arcade version’s maximum score of 3,333,360. Today’s the 33rd anniversary of the release of Pac-Man. If that makes you hungry for some pellets, well, rest assured that…

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Cover Territory

It’s one of the most sought after items that we list. And it’s probably also the most frequently misspelled; not too surprising, since the word’s French and is used by most Americans in no other context. Tonno. Tanow. Even Tonto himself has been name-checked a time or two (we can’t really blame people for this…

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Calling Attention

Sometimes placing an ad online is just the way to go. It’s simple, straightforward and fast. And occasionally even the most outgoing folks among us just prefer the businesslike efficiency of using the internet to get things done. But there are other times when you just need human input. Maybe you’re unclear about the kinds…

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Speed Test

You might say that May 20, 1899 was a bad day for Jacob German. The New York City cab driver was issued a speeding ticket. In fact, it was the first traffic ticket issued in he United States. German was cited for driving down Lexington Avenue at a whopping 12 MPH (the speed limit at…

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LACKAWANNA TRAIL HIGH SCHOOL

Seven students from Lackawanna Trail in grades 5-8 participated in the Northeastern Pennsylvania Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NPCTM) at Marywood University on May 16. Students participating were, front from left, Alec Jones (5th grade) and Zach Stec (6th grade); back, Nate Rolka (6th grade), Caroline Mack (7th grade), Autumn Hendershot (7th Grade), Madison Lee (7th grade) and Connor Tobin (5th grade).…

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SHENANDOAH VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Special Recognition Awards Presented to Two Members of the Blue Devil Pride At the recent concert, two senior members of the Shenandoah Valley Blue Devil Pride were presented with special awards for their outstanding dedication, commitment, & participation to the marching & concert bands. The National School Marching Band Award was presented to Alex Miscannon…

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WEST SCRANTON HIGH SCHOOL

West Scranton Sophomore Earns Third Place in State Competition for Future Business Leaders of America   West Scranton sophomore John Horvath, along with his teammates from other area schools, participated in the Pennsylvania Future Business Leaders of America State Parliamentary Procedure Competition, which was held in Hershey, PA in April 2013.  Members of the team were given the…

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MID VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL

Mid Valley Senior Prom held on Friday May 10 at the Hilton in Scranton. King – Matt Pasquale Queen – Marissa Dzanis Court left to right; Matt Tanner, Rachael McColgan, Kevin Durkin, Rosabel Guzman, James Yzkanin, Dominique Martino, Matt Pasquale – King, Marissa Dzanis – Queen, Erica Dixon, Matt Bukowski, Jamie Kuzmiak, Ronny Tomasetti.  

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WEST SCRANTON HIGH SCHOOL

Fourteen West Scranton seniors will be enlisting in various branches of the United States military following graduation.  Front row (L to R) — Justin Luciano (Marine Corps), Stephanie Walker (Army), Alec Scott (Air Force), Dominic Lee (National Guard) Row 2 (L to R) — Matthew Burke (Army), Seth Clark (Army Reserves), Nick Cordaro (National Guard), Kyle…

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Ad of the Week: Pop-Up Barrels

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 know you’ll…

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Can we have a word with you? How about 30?

They say that less is more, and in some cases it’s certainly true. We’re happy to take your straightforward, pared-down ad. In fact, all you really need to do is tell us what you’re selling and include a price and phone number. But sometimes the devil is in the details, and you need to include…

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Speedy!

In 30 minutes, you could burn around 120 calories playing Frisbee. If you were a cheetah, you could run about 30 miles. We’re not ones to boast about our Frisbee or cheetah skills (because, well, they’re non-existent), but we do manage to do some pretty impressive stuff in half an hour! When you place an…

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Sock it to you!

Notice, friends, that we didn’t say “socks it to you”; May 9th is Lost Sock Memorial Day. Today we take a moment to consider the tragedy of the thousands of socks lost every year (and the unfortunate mates that are left behind). Like the meaning of life and the quandary of chicken and the egg,…

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