Ad of the Week: Shrink Gun System

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. Watch out, Earthlings!…

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Istanbul (or Constantinople?)

Today’s the anniversary of the 1453 fall of Constantinople. But was it Istanbul? Or Constantinople? (And, hey – how did Constantinople get the works? Guess that’s nobody’s business but the Turks’.) We’re risking a pretty severe case of earworm to make a point: sometimes something that’s very familiar can have two different names. A great…

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GOOD SHEPHERD ACADEMY

Good Shepherd Academy is proud to announce the Eighth Grade Graduates.  They will graduate on Friday, June 7, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at St. Ignatius Church, Kingston. Family and friends will be invited to a reception to follow at Good Shepherd Academy.  8th Grade Graduates: IN ALPHABETICAL ORDER:Artemisia Isabella Ashton, Jared Joseph Barnak, Madelyn Rose…

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RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL

Riverside High School juniors Corey Allen and Jake Torba recently graduated from the Tomorrow’s Leaders Today program. Tomorrow’s Leaders Today is a program sponsored through Skills in Scranton that brings together area high school students to build leadership skills while working for a good cause. Each year, selected students develop and execute a community service…

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RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL

Riverside High School is proud to announce the following accomplishments of seniors at the Career Technology Center     Back row, left to right Dustin Colarusso     Pennsylvania Skills Certificate for Advanced Scores on NOCTI – Building Maintenance, Kevin Jones  Pennsylvania Skills Certificate of Competency for NOCTI – Protective services, National Technical Honor Society – Protective…

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Class Act

Class A. Class B. Fifth wheel. We throw those words around pretty lightly here at Paper Shop. They’re designations for different types of campers & motor homes. What do they mean? Let’s break them down: A Class A motor home is the big daddy of camping. It’s the largest and generally the most luxurious, and…

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LACKAWANNA TRAIL HIGH SCHOOL

Lackawanna Trail High School Envirothon Team traveled to the State Envirothon competition May 21-22 at Juniata College. Lackawanna Trail Trail Blazers won the WyomingCounty portion last week when they partipated with other teams from Lackawanna and Wyoming Counties at Keystone College on May 15.  This years competiton celebrates it 30th Anniversary. Trail finished 20 out of 60…

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VALLEY VIEW SCHOOL DISTRICT

Valley View High School News The Valley View High School Virtual Business Program was assisted in funding by the Lackawanna County Workforce Investment Board, a division of The Scranton Chamber of Commerce, this year. Presenting the funds to The Valley View Virtual Business Program are;    Left to right first row; Carolyn Serio, Virtual Business Student;  Virgina Turano, Executive…

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OLD FORGE SCHOOL DISTRICT

Mr. Christopher Thomas Principal of the Old Forge High School Announces April students of the month.  Left to right: Kara White- Grade 9, Kayla Florovito- Grade 11, Vince Talarico Grade 12, Mr. Christopher Thomas Principal, Hannah Shurtleff Gade 7, and Gabriella Williams- Grade 8 Missing was Nina Pascolini -Grade 10

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Ad of the Week: Joan Jett Guitar Pick

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. Not to get…

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RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL

Riverside High School’s Envirothon team, led by Biology teacher Mrs. Dawn Chilek, placed 3rd in the Lackawanna County Division in the Lackawanna & Wyoming Envirothon 2013 Team members are, left to right John Plisko, 10th grade Mark Donaghey, 12 grade Lacee Collins 10th grade Kaleb Jones 10th grade Sal Defrancesco 10th grade

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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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