Play Ball

48 years ago today, the world’s largest air conditioned room (as it was called by The New York Times) was put into use for the first time. Players experimented with the use of orange balls for the sake of visibility. And there was a President among the spectators. On April 9, 1965, the Astrodome opened,…

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WEST SCRANTON HIGH SCHOOL

Students from West Scranton High School took third place in the 4th annual Wilkes University IEEE Engineering Olympics. The team competed against eight other high schools in five events that challenged the students to use their knowledge, innovation and creativity.  Students had to solve engineering problems and construct a water turbine to produce electricity, a tower…

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Getting Social

We are rather social beasts here at Paper Shop. We’re not only here on the phones Monday through Friday to take your ads and answer your questions, we’re also available on Facebook, Twitter & Google+. Don’t hesitate to comment, tweet or even message us – we’ve got a longtime Paper Shop employee manning the switches…

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A Little Change May Do You Good.

On this day in 1904, what was once called Longacre Square got a brand new name. We can get behind that; we like change, and we also understand that circumstances change. That’s why we welcome changes and updates to the ads you’ve got running with us. Perhaps it’s a small increase in the mileage of…

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LACKAWANNA TRAIL HIGH SCHOOL

Lackawanna Trail High School Drama Club Director, Katie Lane, has been notified that the cast of “Little Shop of Horrors” was nominated for several awards from ESTA (Excellence in School Theater Arts). Trail was among five schools; Abington Heights, Riverside Jr./Sr., Scranton and Valley View High Schools, to be nominated for the awards. Trails’ nominations include Best Overall Production of a…

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LACKAWANNA TRAIL HIGH SCHOOL

Lackawanna Trail High School English teacher Mary Zbegnier was notifed recently that her student, Kodi Rozanski, was recognized with a Regional Award in The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2013. The award is presenter by the Allicance for Young Artists & Writers. Approximately 230,000 pieces were submitted to The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2013 with only…

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Looking? Let us give you a hand!

On April 8, 1820, Venus De Milo was caught unarmed. Okay, that’s a bit of an exaggeration. More simply put, poor Venus (sans arms) was discovered on this day in 1820. And that bit of historical trivia got us thinking: Sometimes … well, sometimes you just feel like something’s missing. Perhaps there’s something you’d love…

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Let it shine!

We shine! Yeah, you already knew that, but we do it in even more ways than you might have expected. We not only shine at helping you sell your items, we also shine … your chrome? Yes. When you’re cleaning chrome on a truck, a car or even on an appliance or fixture, you need…

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Fresh Air

We do our very best to be prepared for a fun & interesting broadcast every Saturday. We’re at the ESPN studio in the Times Building in downtown Scranton bright & early. Co-host Kim’s got both her information and her speaking voice all ready to go (possibly powered by caffeine). We’ve reminded people all week that…

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VALLEY VIEW HIGH SCHOOL

Matthew JenkinsGrade 11Matt was selected as a winner in an essay contest entitled   “There Ought to be a Law” sponsored by Representative Farina.   Matt will represent Valley View High School for the day at the PA Capital Building on April 17,3013.    Matt’s essay was on stricter penalties for first time DUI offenses. Matt said “I am so…

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Walking Papers

Today’s the 140th anniversary of the founding of the American Kennel Club (AKC for short). Without a doubt, we’re huge fans of dog shows; we’re big fans of dogs in general. We offer registered dogs & mixed breed dogs and we’re also happy to publish weekly updates from Griffin Pond Animal Shelter and SPCA of Luzerne…

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VALLEY VIEW HIGH SCHOOL

Mr. Christopher Thomas, Principal, and Mrs. Regina Krieger, Vice Principal of Old Forge High School announce February Students of the Month Left to right… Stewart Mitchell -Grade 11, Ashley Kempa – Grade 7, Jordan Davis- Grade 8, Alexis DiGregorio- Grade 9, Christopher Amador- Grade 10, Mareena Parker, Grade 12, Mr. Christoper Thomas

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VALLEY VIEW HIGH SCHOOL

The following students from the Valley View High School Chorus qualified for the 2013 PMEA All-State Musical Festival. All-State Chorus: Liz Whitaker, Donavan Darienzo and Erik Miller. The Valley View Senior High Chorus teacher is Stacey Whitaker.  The 2013 PMEA All-State Fesival will be held in Erie April 17-20. Pictured left to right; Donavan Darienzo, Liz Whitaker, and Erik Mille

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Short & Sweet

Oh, the things we can do in 140 characters! Even more amazing? What you can do: touch base with us, ask us questions or share your thoughts. Since most commission ads are 30 words or fewer, we’re pros at getting an idea across very simply; it’s only natural that we’d love Twitter. We like that…

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WEST SCRANTON HIGH SCHOOL

West Scranton Receives Math/Science Grant West Scranton High School was the recipient of the 2012 Exxon Mobile Educational Alliance Math/Science Grant.  Exxon representative Ms. Melissa Blodnikar, the territory manager for Joe’s Kwik Marts / Lehigh Gas, presented the $500 award to Mrs. Joann Ossont, head of West Scranton’s Science Department.  The funds will be used to purchase computer…

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