Friday, March 29, 2013
Here's a rundown of what's going to be open or closed.
Hippity, hoppity, Easter's on its way. With a major holiday comes closings of area institutions and businesses. Here's a rundown of what's going to be open or closed. In observance of Good Friday, government offices in Cranberry Township will be closed on Friday as will the Butler County Courthouse. Seneca Valley schools also will be closed. School resumes Wednesday, April 3. Friday is not a federal holiday. Banks and liquor stores will be open. All state stores will be closed on Sunday. The U.S. Postal Service will have regular mail delivery and collection. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation driver's license and photo centers will be open, although some services will be available on its website. The Port Authority of Allegheny …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Patch gives you a rundown of what's going on around the community.
What’s going on in your child’s school? Find out in person when Seneca Valley school officials meet at 8 p.m. Monday at the Intermediate High School in Jackson Township. Monday, Jan. 21 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For some, the national holiday honoring the prominent civil rights activist is a time to give back and serve the community, be it through removing graffiti or picking up litter in a local park. For others, it’s an opportunity to educate themselves about King and his life's work. And for others, it’s a time to just kick back and enjoy a prolonged weekend. There will be no school for Seneca Valley students Monday because of the holiday. There also is no school Tuesday because it is an in-service day. For a further look at what’s…
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Tell us what this holiday means to you and how you will celebrate?
Monday, Jan. 21 is Martin Luther King Jr. Day. For some, the national holiday honoring the prominent civil rights activist is a time to give back and serve the community, be it through removing graffiti or picking up litter in a local park. For others, it’s an opportunity to educate themselves about King and his life's work. And for others, it’s a time to just kick back and enjoy the prolonged weekend. So, tell us—What does Martin Luther King Jr. Day mean to you? What are you doing to commemorate King’s legacy? The Holiday's History Martin Luther King Jr. Day, now a U.S. holiday, took 15 years to create. Legislation was first proposed by Congressman John Conyers (D-Michigan) four days after King was assassinated in 1968. The bill was …
Friday, November 9, 2012
Some government offices will be closed in observance of Veterans Day on Monday. Here is a list of local openings and closings.
Veterans Day is a day the federal government sets aside—Nov. 11 of every year—to honor the service of all U.S. military veterans. This year, Nov. 11 falls on a Sunday. Many offices and organizations will close Monday in observance of Veterans Day, while some will not. CLOSED: OPEN: The annual Veterans Day parade in Downtown Pittsburgh will detour about 45 Port Authority bus routes on Saturday, Nov. 10. Detour information is available at www.portauthority.org. There also will be a Veteran's Day parade at 10:40 a.m. Monday, Nov. 12 in downtown Butler.
Monday, September 3, 2012
The last of the traditional summer holidays is observed by local, county, state, and federal governments.
Labor Day pays tribute to the contributions and achievements of American workers. But it also symbolizes the end of summer and is usually celebrated with parties, parades, and athletic events. History The first observance of Labor Day is believed to have been a parade of 10,000 workers on Sept. 5, 1882, in New York City. Peter J. McGuire, a Carpenters and Joiners Union secretary, organized the event. By 1893, more than half the states were observing Labor Day on one day or another. Congress passed a bill to establish a federal holiday in 1894. President Grover Cleveland signed the bill soon afterward, designating the first Monday in September as Labor Day. Pittsburgh Labor Day Parade In Pittsburgh, the annual Labor Day parade steps off at…
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Township and government offices are closed.
Happy, Birthday, America! Today, the United States celebrates its independence from Great Britain. Many of us will do this with picnics, cookouts, fairs and, of course, fireworks. Here’s a list of what’s open and what’s closed in the area for the holiday. Cranberry Township offices will be closed Wednesday, as will the Cranberry Public Library. The U.S. Postal Service will not have regular mail delivery or collection, but Express Mail will be delivered. Pennsylvania Department of Transportation driver's license and photo centers will be closed, although some services will be available on its website. Trash and recycling pickup by Waste Management will be delayed one day. The Port Authority of Allegheny County will operate its bus, T light-…
Monday, February 20, 2012
Not everyone has the day off.
Monday is Presidents Day, a federal holiday that gives some people — but not everyone — the day off. Seneca Valley students have the day off and most likely will be sleeping in late or perhaps making a trip to Mount Rushmore to celebrate four presidents at one time. Or not. Here’s the scoop on which government offices are open/closed and who is meeting: If you're looking to do something presidential, instead of simply hitting Presidents Day sales, here's a list of presidential sites compiled by Lauren Himiak for About.com's National & State Parks website: George Washington Birthplace National Monument in Virginia; Lincoln Boyhood National Memorial in Indiana; Lincoln Home National Historic Site in Illinois. The National Park Service also …