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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HOLY REDEEMER HIGH SCHOOL

HOLY REDEEMER STUDENTS EXCEL AT SCIENCE COMPETITION     Students from Holy Redeemer High School earned a variety of awards at the 52nd Regional Meeting of the PA Junior Academy of Science, receiving recognition in fields from biology to zoology. PJAS competitions are designed to stimulate and promote interest in science and math through research development…

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WEST SCRANTON HIGH SCHOOL

West Scranton Students Rally for the Ronald McDonald House   Students in Mrs. Amanda O’Brien’s Human Physiology and AP Biology classes rally once again around a little boy with a big heart.  The students collected items and a monetary donation over $500 for the Ronald McDonald House. Nearly 3 years ago, students began raising funds…

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Spam. Spam. Spam.

Today’s a great day to give your email’s spam filter its due props: on April 12, 1994, the fist incident of mass commercial spamming occurred. We’re not talking green eggs & spam here, but rather the now-infamous Green Card Spam; that first mass emailed solicitation was from a pair of immigration lawyers & carried “Green…

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The Lease We Can Do

It’s spring; not only is the grass beginning to grow, so is our Rental category. Whether it’s a rural house, a more urban apartment or garage space, we might just have the spot you’re looking for. If you’re in need of a tenant, keep us in mind! We can run your rental ad for as…

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GOOD SHEPHERD ACADEMY

Good Shepherd Academy of the Holy Redeemer School System recently announced the Holy Redeemer Scholars for the 2012-2013 school year. The Holy Redeemer Scholars are awarded to those students who rank in the top 10% on the placement test. Pictured from left to right are: James A. Jones, Principal, Jonathan Rokocz (Plymouth), Lia Fredericks(Swoyersville), Andrew Lacina (Kingston), Charlotte Maria…

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WESTERN WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL

Western Wayne Sophomores Selected to Attend National Leadership Program   Rachel Carmody and Darryl James Swoyer, Jr. will represent Western Wayne as this year’s Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership representatives; they will join 250 leaders representing  many high schools from throughout central and northeast Pennsylvania at the Central Pennsylvania Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership Seminar (HOBY) from…

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RIVERSIDE HIGH SCHOOL

On April 2, the Vikings Read! Book Club got to talk with author Carrie Ryan about her New York Times best-selling book The Forest of Hands and Teeth. They used Skype to hear Carrie talk about her inspirations for writing and the process of having her writing published. They also had an opportunity to ask her…

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Get The Picture?

Hey! You got your photo in my commission ad! No, you got your commission ad in my photo! It brings to mind that old peanut butter cup commercial; we’re also able to put together two things that are pretty great on their own but together make something that’s simply amazing. Folks, we bring you the…

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Ad of the Week: Cigar Box Guitar

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. Sure, the ad…

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